Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are students required to live on campus?
What is the cost for housing?  
Can I ship belongings to the College before my arrival?
What if I have a housing request based on medical, psychological or disability related needs?
When will I receive my housing assignment?  
What type of furniture does Rollins College provide?
Who will clean student rooms?  
Are window blinds provided?  
What is the size of a room?  
What is the size of the mattress?  
Where can residents do laundry? What is the cost?  
Who is responsible for the residence halls?
Does the College insure a resident's personal belongings?  
When do the residence halls open and close?
Are room changes permitted?  
What types of safety and security measures are provided in/around the residence halls?


 
 
Are students required to live on campus?
All full-time Arts & Science and College of Professional Studies students with less than 60 semester hour must live on campus. Exceptions are made for students residing with their parent or legal guardian within a 50-mile commutable radius of the campus, students who are at least 21 years of age, or students who are married. Students who wish to be exempt from the housing residency requirement must apply and receive approval before the beginning of the academic year. In order to be approved for commuter status, students must provide a notarized letter from parent/guardian stating that the student will be living at home. The letter should include the home address and a copy of the parent/guardian's driver's license with matching address.
Students with a compelling individual circumstance


What is the cost for housing?  
Rollins College offers four types of living arrangements, each with a different cost. Below is a breakdown of the 2014-2015 rates (per person):  

 

Type of Room                           Per Semester Cost 
Single (limited availability) $5,340
Double $3,960
Triple (limited availability) $3,230
Quad (limited availability) $2,640
Sutton Apartment $4,610


Note: Residential Students (except Sutton residents) are required to purchase a Board Plan - $2,775/semester. Sutton residents may purchase a voluntary meal plan- $995/semester or $494/semester (this meal plan has no overhead fee and there is a 10% incentive from Dining Services).

Further details regarding fees may be found in the Student Financial Packet available from the College Bursar.

 
Can I ship belongings to the College before my arrival?
Yes.  Items can be sent after August 13, 2014 to the following address:  
Student Name  
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue  
Winter Park, FL 32789  

There should be no other information on the label.  It will be at the warehouse when you arrive to campus.

 

What if I have a housing request based on medical, psychological or disability related needs? The Office of Residential Life is committed to achieving access and does not discriminate against persons with disabilities.  For more specific information, review the Housing Accommodation Guidelines.

 

When will I receive my housing assignment?  
To insure the best possible roommate pairings, incoming students for fall semester will receive their assignments and roommate information toward the end of July. Spring Semester incoming students will typically receive information approximately a week prior to the residence halls opening for spring semester.   

 

What type of furniture does Rollins College provide?

Rooms are furnished with a dresser, closet or wardrobe, bed, desk and desk chair for each assigned occupant and a trash can and recycling bin for each room. These items cannot be removed from the room.



Who will clean student rooms?  
Before check-in, the Facilities Management housekeeping staff will clean each room. After a student moves in, each resident is responsible for keeping his or her room clean.  

Are window blinds provided?  
Yes, each window has an installed horizontal blind.  

What is the size of a room? 
Due to the unique nature of our facilities, we do not have a standard room size. Below, however, is a listing of the typical room size.


 Building:  Type: Dimensions:
 Elizabeth Double 13 X 17
  Single 9 X 16
  Triple 16 X 17
 Holt Single 9 x 14
 McKean Double 13 x 17
 

Single

Triple

8 x 16

12 x 18

 Ward Double 17 x 12
  Single 8 x 16
  Triple  11 x 25
Rex Beach Double

15 x 12

 

Single

8 x 10

What is the size of the mattress?
Mattresses, for student comfort, are extra-long twins, measuring 80"x36". To help avoid the frustration of purchasing linens that do not fit, Residential Life has arranged with a reputable company to provide linens at a reasonable cost that are specially made for extra long mattresses. Information regarding linen will be mailed directly to you later this summer or you can order on-line at: Residence Hall Linens

 

Where can residents do laundry? What is the cost? 
Each residence hall has a laundry room. Laundry machines have been provided at no additional cost.


Who is responsible for the residence halls?
The Office of Residential Life is responsible for the overall operations of the residence hall system, including housing assignments, programming, hall opening, hall closing, etc. The Office of Residential Life works closely with the Facilities Management to provide students with a comfortable living-learning environment. The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for the maintenance and housekeeping for our buildings.

Does the College insure a resident's personal belongings? 
No. The College is not liable for damages to or theft/loss of personal property, for the failure or interruption of utilities or for injury to persons. Students must provide their own personal property insurance or make sure they are covered under their parent's homeowner's insurance policy. The College will not issue refunds for the failure or interruptions of utilities.  For your convenience, National Student Services, Inc. is the premier student personal property insurance provider in the United States. Visit the website by clicking here or view the 2014 NSSI brochure.

When do the residence halls open and close? 
Please check out the Residential Life calendar

Are room changes permitted? 
Yes, following the first two weeks of each semester room changes are permitted. Residents, however, first must speak with their roommate and Resident Assistant or House Manager about their concerns. Typically the staff member can assist the residents by mediating and helping the students communicate with each other. If  the problem persists or is deemed irreconcilable by staff, then the student may come to the Office of Residential Life to complete a room change form. A change will be approved only if housing vacancies warrant. 

What types of safety and security measures are provided in/around the residence halls?
All residence hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day. Students are encouraged to always lock their room doors. Room/hallway smoke detectors and building fire alarm systems help to ensure the safety of our residents. Campus Security routinely patrols campus and common living areas within the residence halls. Campus Security can be contacted 24 hours a day at 407.646.2999