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The NVU-Lyndon Residential Life team understands that your on-campus room or suite is your home away from home. Our mission is to provide an inclusive living environment and supportive community where everyone can feel safe and welcome. We do this by providing learning opportunities, fostering community, and offering support throughout the year with the goal of developing meaningful connections amongst students and between students and staff.

Our live-in staff includes undergraduate Resident Assistants (RAs), Residence Hall Directors (RHDs) or Head Residents (HRs) in each building. This live-in professional staff members supervise their residence hall communities and the RAs.

Our residence halls play a central role in building community and the college experience for NVU-Lyndon students. Research shows that college students who live on campus experience higher rates of retention, satisfaction, and academic success. Sharing a common residential experience helps students connect with peers, find support from faculty/staff, and foster academic and social development.

Students on campus are welcome to visit or contact the Office of Residential Life in the Rita L. Bole Complex with questions or concerns. Parents are welcome to call with any questions as they arise.

We honor specific housing requests to the best of our ability, keeping in mind the finite supply of rooms and the high demand for certain living areas. New students are assigned to housing based on a first-apply, first-assigned principle except in the case of documented special needs. Any documentation must be submitted to Academic Support Services before it can be considered in support of a housing request.

Housing Assignments

Housing assignments and roommate information will be made available via our housing management system, ERezLife (https://northernvermont.erezlife.com/) . Please be aware that assignments are sometimes temporary as we work on them throughout the spring and early summer. Residential Life will send an email to all residential students once housing assignments are finalized.

Questions? Contact Us:

802.626.6418

ResidentialLife@NorthernVermont.edu

Approved Items for Residence Halls

Your room will be your home away from home, and we encourage you to bring approved items that will make you feel comfortable.

Room Basics

  • Sheets, blanket, comforter, and mattress pad (XL Twin)
  • Pillows
  • Towels/wash clothes
  • Desk lamp
  • Waste basket
  • Full length mirror
  • Foot locker
  • Under bed storage (if you won’t be lofting your bed)
  • In season clothing
  • Toiletries
  • Hangers
  • First aid kit
  • Fan
  • Posters or wall decor (absolutely no tacks or duct tape)
  • Shower caddy
  • Family photos

Eat-in

  • Microwave (under 700 watts)
  • Mini fridge (under 3 cubic feet)
  • Bullet blender (Great for smoothies)
  • Coffee maker
  • Pitcher with water filter
  • Utensils
  • Mugs, plates and bowls
  • Can opener, pizza cutter
  • Paper plates/foil/plastic baggies
  • Pantry basics (PB, popcorn, soup, oatmeal packets)

Tech and Entertainment

  • Cell phone charger
  • Extension cords (three-prong only)
  • Power strip
  • Cable organizer
  • Speakers or docking station
  • Headphones/ear buds
  • TV

Academic Basics

  • Desk supplies (Index cards, highlighters, sticky notes)
  • Laptop/desktop computer
  • Flash drives
  • Printer (with paper and extra ink)
  • Bulletin board/dry erase board
  • Book light

Cleaning up and Organizing

  • Dish detergent
  • Sponge and dishcloth
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Over-door organizer
  • Tissues
  • Febreeze
  • Hand-held vacuum
  • Laundry supplies (bag, detergent, fabric softener)
  • Instant stain remover
  • Blue painters tape for hanging things on walls
  • Campus Gear
  • Robe
  • Shower shoes and slippers
  • Rain coat and umbrella
  • Bike/bike lock
  • Back pack
  • Swimsuit
  • Walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Travel mug
  • Sunscreen

Don’t Forget

  • Important paperwork (health insurance card, driver’s license)
  • Emergency contact numbers

Is there anything I shouldn’t bring to campus?

Safety is extraordinarily important in the residence halls. As a result, we request that you do not bring any items which are a fire hazard or that might otherwise jeopardize the health and safety of the community. Some of these items include:

  • halogen lamps and halogen light bulbs
  • firearms and weapons
  • candles
  • incense
  • grills
  • flammable liquids (gas, kerosene)
  • exposed heating elements (sun lamps, hot plates, space heaters)
  • microwaves above 700 watts
  • waterbeds (for reasons of structural safety, waterbeds are not allowed in any residence hall)
  • Pets (fish in an aquarium of 10 or fewer gallons are okay)
  • toaster or toaster ovens
  • homemade lofts
  • live Christmas trees or boughs
  • cinder blocks
  • personal/unapproved wireless routers

When will I know where I’ll be living? What’s my address?

If your housing contract was received by June 22, your housing assignment will be emailed to your NVU Lyndon email address no later than July 1 and will be available to view on your eRezLife portal at https://northernvermont.eRezLife.com. The information provided will include the residence hall and room number to which you have been assigned. The information will also include the name of your future roommate(s), if applicable.

What’s my address?

The mailing address for NVU’s Lyndon campus is 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851. All students are automatically assigned a mailbox and will receive their key and box number at check-in upon arrival to campus.

Can I change my room assignment?

We use student-provided information to best match students with their rooming assignment. Room changes are not allowed for the first 14 days of each semester. This is to allow the Residential Life Office time to confirm who has moved in and who has not and to ensure the security of the residents. However, if at any time in the year a resident believes a room change is necessary, they should talk with their Residence Hall Director.

I already know who I want my roommate to be. How do I sign up to room with him/her?

On your housing application, you may request a specific roommate. Roommate requests will be honored when possible if both individuals have mutually requested each other. Mutual roommate requests must be made by June 15 in order to be considered.

Can I withdraw from my housing contract?

The housing and meal plan contract is a nine-month agreement. Students may break the housing contract only in the following instances: withdrawal from the university, completion of a degree program, marriage, care of a dependent minor, leave of absence, overseas study, or if academic course load is reduced to part-time status (below 9 credits).

I have a maintenance problem in my room. What do I do?

Routine maintenance problems should be reported to your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director. In cases of emergency, students should contact NVU Public Safety at 802.626.6452.

What furnishings will be provided in my room?

Each room has a XL twin bed, mattress, desk, chair, wardrobe and dresser per resident. Drapes are not provided in rooms.

How often are rooms cleaned?

Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms. Housekeeping staff are responsible for cleaning the public areas (hallways, lounges, etc.), public restrooms, and bathrooms in suites. In the Rita Bole Complex, the cleaning of the suite areas is the responsibility of the students living in the suite.

Are vacuum cleaners provided?

Vacuum cleaners are available for check-out in all residence hall offices.

Is there any storage space in the residence halls?

There is no storage space in the residence halls outside of your room, so please limit what you bring.

Is there a place to store my bike?

Limited bike storage is available inside the Wheelock Residence Hall. Outside bike racks are the most common place to store a bicycle. You are also welcome to keep your bike in your room if your roommate agrees to it. Those who bring a bicycle are encouraged to use a bike lock.

Can we bring extra furniture? Will it fit?

We suggest that you do not bring extra furniture. The rooms are designed to hold the furniture in them. None of the furniture provided by NVU may be removed. If at some point you decide that there is extra room you are welcomed to bring extra furniture in. It will be the student’s responsibility to remove it at the end of their time in the room. Most students living on campus will have one or two roommates. When deciding what to bring, be sure to contact your roommate(s) first so you will not double some items.

CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALLS

Located near the Harvey Academic Center overlooking the campus’s pond and Vail center, Wheelock hall is a suite-style residence hall. There are four double rooms per suite, and each suite has a common living area and a bathroom. There are also two separate double rooms with private baths for students with medical or other special needs. Wheelock also has a student lounge, kitchen, game tables, vending machines, television, and a laundry room. Wheelock is home to Gender Inclusive Suites, Adventure Suites, and Substance-Free/Wellness Theme Housing.

Dimensions for Stonehenge RoomsLocated in the Stonehenge complex, Arnold and Bayley Halls house both upper-class and first-year students. Each building has suites that have seven student rooms (two singles, four doubles, and one triple) with 13 students per suite. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette area (sink, refrigerator, and cabinets) and a bathroom. Arnold has six suites and Bayley has five. Located on the first floor of Arnold Hall are the student lounge, laundry room, game tables, television, and vending machines. Arnold is home to First-Year Housing though first-year students are welcome to select housing other than First-Year Housing. In addition to general living, Bayley Hall houses the 24-hour quiet floor, for those students who desire a lower-volume living experience.

Dimensions for Stonehenge RoomsLocated in Stonehenge complex, Poland and Rogers Hall are connected residence halls. Each building has suites that have seven student rooms (two singles, four doubles, and one triple) with 13 students per suite. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette area (sink, refrigerator, and cabinets) and a bathroom. Poland has six suites and Rogers has five. Located on the first floor of Rogers Hall are a student lounge, laundry room, game tables, television, and vending machines. Poland is home to pet-friendly suites.

The Rita Bole Complex is named after Rita L. Bole, the first president of Lyndon. This residence hall offers apartment-style suites with six bedrooms, a living room, dining area, full kitchen, and two private bathrooms. There are twenty-two suites housing six students each. All the bedrooms in Rita Bole are single rooms. The complex is also home to a student lounge, laundry room, game room, televisions, and a common lounge kitchen. These apartment suites have the option to be gender neutral.

Questions?

Contact NVU Residential Life