Residential Life

The Missouri S&T residential life housing is composed of three separate residence hall complexes, Thomas Jefferson Hall, the Residential College, and Miner Village. In addition, the department of residential life has leased a number of locations in the downtown area to meet demands for campus housing. Leased units are within close proximity to campus and are staffed and managed similar to on-campus facilities. The residential life department's intention in operating all of these facilities is to provide students with a living environment that is best designed to meet the academic and personal needs of the individual student. Each residence hall complex is administered by a professional live-in resident director (RD) and is staffed by paraprofessional students called resident assistants (RAs). All residence hall staff members work to develop academic living environments and are trained to help students cope with the challenges associated with college. Their efforts are supervised by the Residential Life staff and they work closely with the counseling center staff and other members of the student affairs division.

The residential life department strives to provide students with facilities and services that will best serve the lifestyle needs of Missouri S&T students. Various living arrangements are available to students, including quiet floors, specialized learning communities and interest area communities, upperclassmen housing, double rooms, suite-style housing, cooperative living units, and married housing. All rooms are furnished with beds, closets or wardrobes, desks and chairs. Students have the option of bringing personal items to give their room their own individual touch. Each community in Thomas Jefferson and the Residential College has its own study room and TV lounge. Other facilities in the residence hall include laundry facilities, computer learning centers, meeting areas, game rooms, and vending machines, depending on the complex.

The residence hall communities are administered with input from students. Each complex has its own governing body and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a representative group of all residence hall students. These groups play a major role in defining the policies that govern the residence halls and sponsor a significant number of social, diversity, community service and educational programs. Representatives for these groups are selected in community or complex elections.

Being a residential university, Missouri S&T requires freshman and sophomores to reside in university approved housing: the residence hall complexes, the downtown leased properties, an approved fraternity house, an approved sorority house, or Christian Campus Fellowship house. Exceptions may be granted for married students, students whose parents reside in the Rolla area, military veterans, students over 21 years of age, or other justified situations.

Thomas Jefferson Hall, the largest residence hall complex, is located at the north end of the campus. This is a co-ed facility that is capable of housing up to 820 residents in two high-rise towers. Thomas Jefferson also houses the voyager learning community and the holistic community.

The Residential College houses approximately 540 students and provides commons areas to host gatherings or showcase speakers. Additional amenities include faculty and staff residences, a reception and service area, and a computer learning center. Living accommodations will vary between four-person single-deluxe suites with a semi-private bath to four-person double suites with two semi-private half baths.

Miner Village is located on the north/west side of campus and is made up of five buildings of two and four bedroom apartments. The complex has a large clubhouse that has a pool table, media room, gym and a study room. Within walking distance to campus. It is a great option for students looking for the apartment lifestyle. Priority for these apartments is given to upperclassmen and students who are over 21. Similarly, university leased apartment units in the downtown area offer students traditional amenities found in an apartment setting.

Meals are served in dining halls located in or near each complex. Dining halls offer full-meal service on the weekdays and partial-meal service on the weekends when school is in session. Throughout the year, special meals are served to provide more variety in the cafeteria service. Several meal plans are available that can be used at all on-campus retail and dining locations. These plans are designed to allow students the opportunity to select the meal plan that is best tailored to meet their needs. Students who live in the residence halls are required to contract for one of these seven plans. Students who live in the university's apartments or who live off campus have the option of purchasing a dining plan if they so choose.

How to Apply

Applications and information regarding university housing are sent beginning in October to students who are accepted for admission. If you are interested in more information about university housing, contact:

Residential Life Office
205 W. 12th Street
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0510
reslife@mst.edu
http://reslife.mst.edu
573-341-4218

Housing Expenses for 2015-2016 Academic Year

Residence Halls

Downtown Leased Properties$5975-7710
Miner Village$7050-7585
Residential College$7085-7757
Thomas Jefferson Hall$6155-6500

Several factors influence the cost of affiliating with fraternities and sororities. Consequently, the cost varies from chapter to chapter, but compares favorably with other types of student housing. To obtain the most accurate information, contact an individual fraternity or sorority or the student life office. Meals are available by each fraternity or sorority and additional meal plans are available through residential life.

Additional information about the housing and food services offered by the university is available through:

Residential Life Office
205 W. 12th Street
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0510
reslife@mst.edu
http://reslife.mst.edu
573-341-4218

Student Conduct

A student enrolling in Missouri S&T assumes an obligation to behave in a manner compatible with the university’s function as an educational institution. The university’s standard of conduct and rules of procedures in student conduct matters are printed in the Student Handbook and the Student Academic Regulations and can be found on the web. Other departments and organizations, such as residential life and computer services, have specific policies and standards for their residents and/or users, as well as procedures for handling violations.

See: http://communitystandards.mst.edu

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