- How much does it cost to live on campus?
- When and how are housing assignments made?
- How can I change my room or roommate assignment?
- How can I get a single room?
- Does Aurora University offer off-campus housing?
About the Residence Halls
- What appliances can I have in my room?
- What do I do if I lose my keys?
- What do I do when I need something in my room fixed?
- What safety measures are in place for residence hall students?
- Are my belongings covered by the University in the event of damage or theft?
- How do I connect to the Internet?
- What telephone services are provided?
- Can I have voice mail?
- Where do I do laundry?
Standard, air-conditioned & non-a/c single rooms
(Davis, Memorial, New Hall, Watkins, Wilkinson singles)
Deluxe suites, air-conditioned single rooms
(Jenks deluxe suites, Davis/Watkins singles)
When and how are housing assignments made?
Residence hall room assignments, as well as roommate information, are mailed to new AU students in late June/early July. Housing assignments for new students are made as early as possible, in consultation with admissions counselors and athletic coaches. Students are strongly encouraged to contact each other prior to arrival in the fall. The Office of Residence Life reserves the right to place students in any appropriate halls on a space available basis in the best interest of the students and the institution.
How can I change my room or roommate assignment?
Room changes only will be made with the permission of the Residence Hall Director and/or Director of Residence Life. Non-housing officials cannot give permission to change rooms. During the first two weeks of each semester, the Office of Residence Life implements a "room freeze.” This waiting period is in place to allow residents the opportunity to adjust to their new living situation. Beginning the third week of the semester, residents may submit a roommate or room change request to the RHD. The Office of Residence Life will make every effort to accommodate these requests, but cannot guarantee that the change will happen.
How can I get a single room?
To be considered for a single room during the school year you need to contact the Residence Life Office Manager and request to be placed on the single room waiting list. Single rooms will be offered in the order of the student's position on the waiting list.
Does Aurora University offer off-campus housing?
Currently, Aurora University does not sponsor off-campus housing. If you are looking for a place to live off-campus, we suggest using the local newspaper, the Beacon News, to search for housing. You can access this by visiting www.suburbanchicagonews.com. Another on-line rental search engine, www.rent.com, may also prove useful.
What appliances can I have in my room?
You may bring any appliances that do not have an open heating element. Microwaves less than 700 watts and refrigerators 4.1 cubic feet are allowed. George Foreman grills, waterbeds, halogen lamps cooking appliances, decorative lights, multiple outlet adapters and air conditioners are not allowed within the residence halls.
What do I do if I lose my keys?
If for any reason you lose your key(s) you should immediately contact your Residence Hall Director or the RHD on duty so that you can fill out a Temporary Key Request form. You then will be issued temporary keys for up to 72 hours. If you cannot find your keys during the 72 hour period your lock will have to be changed at your own expense.
What do I do when I need something in my room fixed?
Contact your Resident Assistant and have them fill out a work order identifying what exactly needs to be repaired in your room. Once the request is processed someone from Physical Properties will attend to the matter.
What safety measures are in place for residence hall students?
The residence halls are locked 24 hours/day. All residence halls are equipped with a card access system; instead of an exterior door key, residents use their student IDs to gain access to the hall and residential areas. A Residence Hall Director is on duty every day of the week, as well as RAs for each area. The duty RAs make security rounds in the halls and carry radios connecting them to the RHD and Campus Public Safety. Campus Public Safety is staffed 24 hours/day. Staff from this office make hourly rounds of campus and respond to issues and concerns in & out of the residence halls. To contact Campus Public Safety for non-emergencies, call (630) 844-6140. For emergencies, call 555 from on-campus phones or (630) 844-5450.
Are my belongings covered by the University in the event of damage or theft?
No. It is suggested that resident students check to see if their property is covered by a homeowner's or renter's insurance policy, and if not, the possibility of getting such coverage should be investigated. The school is not liable for theft or damage of any personal belongings. Please keep your door locked at all times to avoid theft or security risks.
What is a Resident Assistant
Each floor has a Resident Assistant, a carefully selected and trained student staff member who works under the direct supervision of the Residence Hall Director. The RA helps residents build community and develops programs conducive to learning and personal growth.
How can I become a Resident Assistant
The RA selection process begins early in the Spring Semester. A full selection process is conducted including informational meetings, a group interview process and individual interviews. To become an RA, contact your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director for further information. Resident Assistant positions are contracted for an entire academic year.
What is a Residence Hall Director?
The Residence Hall Director is a professional staff member who resides within the residence halls. They are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a residence hall, including administration and community development, and they supervise the Resident Assistant staff. They also are available to assist and act as resource persons for individual students. Students are encouraged to consult the staff with questions, problems, or suggestions.
How do I connect to the Internet?
Students in selected residence halls have the opportunity to connect their personal computers directly to AU's residence hall network, both through wired and wireless connections. This connection will give you direct, fast, full-time access to the Internet, your email account, library databases, and the Moodle learning management system. Please visit the website (http://www.aurora.edu/student-life/resources/its/help.html) for specific information about technical requirements and getting connected.
What telephone services are provided?
Students must provide their own telephones. All residence hall rooms are equipped for single line telephones. A prepaid calling card is required for long distance calls. Emergency phones are located outside each hall.
Where do I do my laundry?
Each hall is equipped with card operated facilities. The cost for washing is $1.00 per load and for drying is $.75 per load. Laundry card machines, used to purchase new cards or add money to your existing card, are located in your residence hall. The University is not responsible for any damages incurred.
Are First Year Students allowed to bring cars?
Yes, first year students are allowed to have cars while living on campus. Please refer to Campus Public Safety for information about appropriate lots for overnight parking.
Where can I get a parking permit?
Payment of $25 annual parking permit fee may be made at Campus Public Safety (416 Calumet), if paying by credit, debit, or check. Cash payments may be made in the Office of Student Accounts (103 Eckhart Hall) or the Book Store (1st floor, Dunham Hall). Submit parking permit fee receipt to Campus Public Safety to be issued a parking permit. You will need to show your Student ID in order to receive a parking permit.
Block 125 Plan
Block 175 Plan
How can I change my meal plan?
Students can change (increase/decrease) their meal plan only during the first three weeks of the semester. Meal plan changes can be made through the Assistant Director of Residence Life at 423 S. Gladstone.