Residential Life FAQ
Leon Hayner

Answers by Leon Hayner, Director of Residential Life.

Leon was born and raised in Colorado, and his professional career includes over 10 years of residential life and housing experience at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Texas Tech University, and the University of Kansas. Leon has a BA in Communication from UNC, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech, and his MBA from Rollins.


Q. Are students required to live on campus?

A. Rollins College has a live-on-campus requirement for first-year and sophomore students. Students can request exemption if they meet one of the following three criteria:

  1. student is living at home with a parent/guardian within a 50 mile radius;
  2. student is 21 years of age by the first day of class; or
  3. student is married.

Q. Is on-campus housing guaranteed?

A. Housing is guaranteed for first-year and sophomore students because they are required to live on campus. Beyond that, housing is not guaranteed but we have always been able to accommodate all students who wish to live on campus.

Q. Do your rooms have private bathrooms?

A. The vast majority of our halls are set up with community bathrooms—bathrooms that are shared by members of the same sex living on the floor. Our housekeeping staff is responsible for the cleaning of these community bathrooms.

Q. Are your residence halls co-ed or single gender?

A. All of our residence halls are co-ed except for our fraternity and sorority houses, which are single sex. The typical arrangement is for women to live at one end of a hall and men at the other or for women to live on one floor of a hall and men on another.

Q. Are single occupancy rooms available for incoming first-year students?

A. We have a small number of singles in our residence halls that house incoming first-year students. Most are assigned to students who have a medical or special need for that type of room. Incoming first-year students should plan to live in a double occupancy room.


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