Assignment of Seminary Housing
An application for seminary housing must be submitted to the Housing Office immediately upon receipt of a letter of approval from Leavell College. Assignments are made in order of receipt as space is available. A letter of assignment will be sent to the applicant once assignment is finalized.
The following policies will govern deposits:
Dormitories. Upon receipt of the letter of assignment, the student will submit a non-refundable confirmation fee to confirm the reservation of the dormitory room. At check-in, the deposit (see fee schedule) is to be paid when the keys are received. This deposit will be refunded at the end of the student’s residency in the dormitory, as long as proper check-out procedures are followed and no damage has occurred.
Apartments. Upon receipt of the letter of apartment assignment, the student will submit a non-refundable confirmation fee (see fee schedule) to confirm the reservation of the residence. The deposit (see fee schedule) is due when keys are received. A refundable portion may be given back to the resident upon move-out as long as proper check-out procedures are followed and no damage, painting, and/or wallpapering has occurred. Once a residence has been accepted, rent will begin on the date the residence is assigned to the applicant whether the keys have been obtained or not.
Priority of Assignment
Priority of apartment assignment is determined by the date the application is made, the date that the applicant has requested to move in, and the status of the student, prioritized in this order:
students who have completed at least one term,
students currently enrolled in their first term, and
students who have been approved for admission, but have not enrolled. On campus transfer requests may be accommodated after waiting lists are exhausted and availability allows.
A dependent other than a child will be considered as one child. No additional charge will be made in cases where the dependent is truly a dependent and not merely using seminary housing while earning a living or attending school, etc.
Qualifying hours for campus residency equal a minimum of 12 credit hours for Undergraduate students or a minimum of 9 credit hours for Graduate students in any course delivery format. Campus residents are encouraged to take as many in class courses as possible. Students who are not full-time students are not eligible for campus housing or financial aid. Students who register or drop courses that lowers them to below full-time status will be reported from the Registrar’s Office to the Housing Office and the Financial Aid Office.
Academic intensive hours and Internet courses do not count toward qualifying status for financial aid, but do count towards qualifying hours for housing.
Washer and dryer hookups are available in Oaks, Farnsworth, and Manor apartments. All other residents have access to laundry facilities in their respective complex. Campus laundry facilities are also available at the Courtyard Apartments.
Dormitories. Small personal refrigerators are permitted in the dormitories. Community refrigerators are provided by the Seminary and are located in the various kitchenette units within each respective building.
Apartments. Refrigerators are provided in Courtyard, Willingham Manor, Farnsworth, Iroquois Manors, Crutcher, DeMent and Lipsey, Oaks, and Staff Village Apartments. These appliances may not be removed from the residence.
Water for all apartments is furnished by the Seminary. Students occupying apartments where utilities are not furnished by the Seminary are required to arrange service for gas and electricity dealing directly with Entergy. It is the resident’s responsibility to contact Entergy and have services connected in his or her name prior to move-in.
All student-housing units are provided with local phone service through the Seminary phone system. Telephone charges (local) are included with rent. Long-distance calls are billed through the Seminary phone systems. Any student on the Seminary system may elect to use a long distance calling card (refer all questions regarding this arrangement to telephone services at ext. 8599). Telephones are not provided in any campus housing units (including dormitories).
Dormitories. No animals of any kind are permitted in the dormitories. Students living in dormitories are not allowed to have small caged pets or aquarium pets of any kind.
Apartments. No animals of any kind (exclusive of aquarium and small caged pets) are allowed in seminary-owned student housing units. Dogs, cats, and ferrets are not considered to be small caged pets.
Farnsworth-only Pet Policy. The seminary has approved a one-year experiment permitting pets for residents of Farnsworth Apartments. Married staff and students are eligible for a Farnsworth apartment without regard to family size if they have a pet. Residents of Farnsworth with pets will pay a higher rate for rent and will be required to pay a $200 non-refundable pet deposit in addition to the regular apartment deposit.
Dormitory rooms are provided for both men and women. This area of housing accommodates single students or married students whose families are not in residence with them at the Seminary.
Room assignments are made by the Housing Office after a student has been accepted by the Seminary and has submitted an application for housing. Specific room number assignments are made upon arrival. Room rental charges begin on the resident’s requested move-in date, whether the keys have been obtained or not, and end when the keys are returned upon moving out. The room will be inspected for cleanliness and damages, and the deposit will be refunded/ forfeited based on this inspection. Rental payments must be made to the Business Office at the beginning of each calendar month.
The Seminary reserves the right to require that all dormitory rooms be semi-private in occupancy when the enrollment makes such occupancy necessary. Furniture may not be moved in or out of the rooms. Each room is equipped with two beds and desks, which must remain in the room; removal of these items will result in a forfeiture of deposit. Regulations prohibit cooking and the use of any heating or cooling appliance in the room. Other seminary policies may be obtained from the Student Handbook.
The Seminary maintains 209 apartments, described below.
Single Student Apartments
Each suite accommodates four same-sex residents. Each apartment has four private bedrooms and two semi-private bathrooms. Each bedroom is furnished with a twin bed, desk and chair, chest of drawers, and armoire. The common area includes a fully furnished kitchen and living area. Utilities (electrical service, phone, water) are included.
Courtyard Apartments - Unfurnished
Eight of the Courtyard Apartments are available to rent as unfurnished apartments at a reduced rate. Each apartment has four private bedrooms and two semi-private bathrooms. Bedrooms and common area do not include furnishings. Utilities (electrical service, phone, water) are included.
These apartments are for couples without children and are equipped with kitchen ranges, refrigerators, and window cooling units. Utilities are paid by the residents.
These apartments are for couples without children and are equipped with window heat/cool units, electric ranges, and refrigerators. Utilities are paid by the residents.
Lipsey Street Apartments
Lipsey Street apartments are equipped with kitchen ranges, refrigerators, and window cooling units and are designed for families with children. Utilities are paid by the residents. Preference will be given to families with one or more children.
The Oaks, Florida, and Mississippi Apartments
The Oaks, Florida, and Mississippi apartments have two full baths and are equipped with central air-conditioning, washer/dryer hook- ups, heat, and electric appliances. Utilities are paid by the residents. Preference will be given to families with one or more children.
Three- and Four-Bedroom Apartments
Designed for families with two or more children, these apartments are equipped with central air-conditioning and heat, electric ranges, and refrigerators. Utilities are paid by the residents. Preference will be given for (1) two children or more; (2) two children of the opposite sex.
Designed for families with two or more children, these apartments are equipped with central air-conditioning and heat, electric ranges, refrigerators, and washer/drier hook-ups. All units have four bedrooms and two full baths. Utilities are paid by the residents. Preference will be given to families with (1) three children or more and (2) two children of the opposite sex.