Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Frequently Asked Questions

What determines where I get to live?

The date of application, including $50 fee, is the primary consideration for honoring a student's building preference. Students may indicate preference of a residence hall and the desired type of room. The Housing Office staff assigns rooms. The preferences of each student in terms of roommate, residence hall, and room type is considered in the assignment. Students may request a specific student as a roommate. That student should also submit an application requesting you as their roommate preference.

What if I don't get the accommodations that I requested?

Should you not be assigned your first choice right away, you will be given the opportunity to change when space is available. You will receive your room assignment along with your roommate assignment based on the “when did did you complete your application” timeline.

What if I want to change my room or roommate?

You may request to change your assignment prior to the start of the semester by contacting the Housing Office at (308) 432-6466 or During the semester, a change may be made by contacting your Assistant Director.

Can I contract for a single room?

The number of single/private rooms may be limited and are assigned on a seniority basis. Should any single rooms become available for incoming first-year students, they will be assigned according to date of application and you will be notified.

What will my room look like?

Chadron State College residence hall rooms offer spacious rooms in a variety of dimensions. CSC rooms feature a built-in closets, multiple drawers, window blinds, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Optional furniture includes a twin extra-long (36x80”) size bed, a desk with a bookshelf and a study chair. We encourage you to add your personal effects to make it feel more like your home. For additional information on a specific residence hall visit the Residence Life page.

Can I connect my devices to the CSC network?

Of course! Our residence halls feature both Wi-Fi and are wired with Internet access to the college mainframe with two Ethernet ports in each room. You will find more information regarding the device registration process on the Information Technology Wireless Access page.

What if I don't have a computer?

Computer labs are also available across campus. The High Rise lobby and Edna Work Hall feature 24-hour computer labs with printing capabilities.

What are the specific rules and regulations for the residence halls?

A complete copy of campus regulations including the residence hall regulations may be found in the Chadron State College Student Handbook. You can get a copy of this in the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, Management, and Student Services located on the third floor of Crites Hall.

What should I bring for my room?

We can give you a few ideas, but always be sure to coordinate with your roommate and plan ahead so you know who is bringing which items. A few ideas would include: bedding, throw rug or carpet, mattress cover, toiletries, posters, pictures, clothes hangers, cleaning supplies, bath linen, plants, or anything else to feel at home! Please browse the Student Handbook for prohibited items.

What about cable TV?

Televisions in the residence hall lounges, common areas, and kitchens offer cable TV service. Cable TV service is not provided to individual rooms in the residence halls. Cable in an individual room may be purchased by students and parents by contacting Great Plains Communications

Who else will be living on campus?

We provide accommodations to fit a variety of lifestyles, including non-traditional and graduate students! All freshmen are required to live on campus and have a meal plan, click here to view exceptions. Students seeking exception must fill out an "Off-Campus Application" form, available at the Housing Office, prior to the start of the semester. The application must be returned to the Housing Office for approval.

What about food?

Chadron State College has contracted with A’viands, one of the nation’s leaders in campus dining to provide our campus food service. CSC dining services will gladly work with students who have special dietary needs. To-go meals are also available for those with busy schedules. Snack and drink vending is contracted through Pepsi and is separate from the CSC meal plan, machines may be found throughout the residence halls, in the Student Center, and in the Library.

Meal plans may be used during established hours in the Dining Room and the Eagle Market, both of which are located in the Student Center. The Eagle To-Go is open daily from 8 p.m. – midnight in the High Rise residence hall. Meal plan decreases are allowed through the first two weeks and increased at any time. Please contact the Housing Office with questions related to meal plans. All students living in the Residence Halls are required to have a meal plan. Students living off campus may also sign up for a meal plan at the Housing Office.

How can I get more familiar with the CSC and the residence halls?

New Eagle Registration and Orientation sessions are held several dates throughout the spring and summer to fit your busy schedule! It´s a great way to meet new people, check out the campus and its services, tour the residence halls, and register for your classes!

Information on the specific dates of orientation may be found by contacting the Admissions Office at by calling 1-800-CHADRON.

How can I get more involved on campus?

Many opportunities are available for you to get involved at CSC. The residence halls are the best place to start! The Residence Life Association (RLA) is a good way to stand up and be heard. This organization sponsors many social and educational events not only for the residence halls but the entire campus. Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, and intramural sports are another great way to engage and connect at CSC!