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Housing FAQ

Housing FAQ

Welcome to the Housing F.A.Q. This page includes four sections with some of the most commonly asked campus residence questions. Please call or email student life directly for any additional help.

  1. On-Campus Housing Details & F.A.Q.
  2. Spring WOW
  3. Continuing Students Returning in Spring
  4. Dorm Fire Code

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On-Campus Housing Details & F.A.Q.

On-Campus Housing Details & F.A.Q.

Dorm Rooms

What Furnishings Are Provided For Each Student?

  • ➧ Bed with mattress (extra-long twin)

  • ➧ Wardrobe and dresser

  • ➧ Desk and chair

  • ➧ Hardwood or carpeting (depending on the dorm)

  • ➧ Vertical or mini blinds

  • ➧ Each wing also has a microwave

What Should I Bring?

  • ➧ Bedding (extra-long twin sheets, pillows, and blankets), towels, and washcloths

  • ➧ Shower caddy and shoes

  • ➧ Alarm clock, hangers, wastebasket

  • ➧ Utensils and a few dishes, depending on how much snacking you’ll be doing in your dorm

  • ➧ Laundry baskets and detergents; rolls of quarters for laundry. The machines also take credit cards if you prefer.

  • ➧ Plastic crates or storage bins

Additional Items to Consider Bringing

  • ➧ Small non-halogen lamp

  • ➧ Iron and clothes-drying rack

  • ➧ Hanging shoe rack

  • ➧ Plants, posters, and other decoration items (use sticky-tack)

  • ➧ Automatic shut-off hot pot and/ or coffee maker (UL listed, no open coil)

  • ➧ Secure lock for bicycle (U-locks recommended)

  • ➧ Refrigerator 3.6 cubic feet or smaller (Only one is permitted per room, so you may want to check with your roommate or wait to buy one until you are here. Refrigerators must be plugged directly into a wall outlet.)

What Should I Not Bring?

  • ➧ Drapes, curtains, or other window treatments

  • ➧ Pets other than goldfish or tropical fish (aquarium limited in size to less than 20 gallons with stand), must have the agreement of roommate(s).

  • ➧ Microwaves, toasters, hot plates, rice cookers, instant pots, slow cookers, etc.

  • ➧ Waterbeds

  • ➧ Upholstered furniture (due to fire laws)

  • ➧ Nails, tacks, adhesive hooks, picture hangers, or screws

  • ➧ Combustible items; no lit candles or incense are allowed in residence halls

  • ➧ Posters or decorations that encourage or support a violation of The Master’s University policies; no alcoholic beverages or advertisements permitted

What can I do to personalize my room?

Adhesive putty and other temporary mounting products may be used for decorating as long as no damage results from use. Any damage to walls, doors, or room surfaces will result in a charge and must be repaired by facilities management; students should not try to make repairs themselves.

What laundry facilities are available?

Each dorm has coin-operated and credit card-equipped machines. A washing machine load will cost $1.50, and a dryer load will cost $1.25.

What if I forget something?

Don’t worry! The campus is within three miles of Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Target.

Housing Preferences

How do I indicate my dorm or roommate preference?

You can select your dorm and roommate preferences during Pre-registration using the Registration Dashboard on the Student Portal. If you need to update your preferences, you can update them on the Registration Dashboard or contact housing@masters.edu.

Please note that the Housing Committee cannot guarantee preferences. We try our best to honor requests and want to serve everyone in the best way possible.

Can I find out what my dorm is or who my roommate is?

You will receive an email with your dorm and roommate assignment about three weeks before your arrival on campus. You will find out your dorm room assignment as a part of the check-in process when you arrive on campus.

Please be aware that while the Housing Committee takes everyone’s requests into consideration, they will be granted based on priority and registration date. If you have any questions or concerns about housing after that time, we would be happy to help you when you arrive to check in.

Are there single rooms available?

No, but we are sure you will enjoy the community in the dorms.

How many roommates will I have?

This depends on what dorm you are living in. Most of our dorm rooms accommodate two students. Slight, however, has a different configuration and is able to accommodate 4-6 students per room.

What do I do if I have questions about housing placement?

Please email housing@masters.edu with your housing questions or requests.

Can I live off-campus?

Students are eligible to apply for off-campus housing if they meet at least one of the following qualifications: living with parents, married, an academic senior, or at least 22 years of age. Every year. You must complete an application that will be reviewed by the Deans’ Office in order to receive approval to live off-campus.

The application can be found on Content Management through the Student Portal under “Off-Campus Housing.” Please allow two weeks for processing once submitted.

Dorm Check-in and Check-out Times

When can I arrive on campus as a new student?

Fall Semester – you will arrive on the first day of WOW. Go to www.masters.edu/wow for more details.

Spring Semester – you will arrive on the Wednesday morning prior to the start of the Truth & Life Conference. Go to www.masters.edu/spring-wow for more details.

When can I move back as a returning student into the dorms?

Fall Semester – Returning students can check into their dorms a few days before the beginning of the semester. Check the Master Calendar or contact Student Life for more information.

Spring Semester - Returning students can check into their dorms beginning at 9am until 5pm on Wednesday of the Truth & Life Conference.

Can I move into or return to the dorm early?

Because of our staff training schedules, we will not be able to accommodate an early arrival for either semester.

Can I stay in the dorms during Fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas/Spring break?

The dorms will be closed for the Christmas break from the Friday of Finals Week until the first day of the Truth and Life Conference. No students will be allowed to stay in the dorms during this time.

The dorms will remain open during the Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring breaks. However, be aware that the Caf will be closed during these times.

Do I have to completely move out of my dorm during Fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas/Spring break?

No, you will only have to completely move out of your room during May check-outs.

What if I have been asked to return early for athletics or Student Life Leadership?

If you are returning as a part of an athletics team or have been asked to return early as a part of the Student Life Leadership Staff, be sure to arrive on the day assigned to you. If you do not know what day to return, please consult with your director or coach.

What if I am returning for a Winterim class?

If you have registered for a Winterim class and need housing during this time, please sign-up through your Student Portal by the Friday before Finals Week. Students arriving on campus for Winterim can check-in with the Guard Shack within the timeframe designated by Student Life the day before your Winterim class begins. Students who sign up for Winterim after the semester ends may still sign up for housing but will be charged a late fee of $20.

What if I am returning from IBEX for the spring semester?

You will receive your housing placement when you arrive on campus to move in.

Do you offer summer housing?

Summer housing is available only to those taking a Post-Session class, working on-campus, or participating in Athletics, Chorale, or a GO trip. Sign-ups will be available during the March class registration period.

Other

Can I have instruments in the dorms?

Only guitars are permitted to be played in the dorms. Students can contact the Music Department about using their practice rooms for all other instruments.

Can I bring a TV?

Students may bring a TV monitor no larger than 40 inches for entertainment and gaming purposes. Cable and satellite TVs are not permitted.

Do you offer any storage on campus?

No, we do not offer any storage facilities on-campus, including refrigerators and bikes.

Do I have a campus mailbox? How do I find out my mailbox number?

Yes, all traditional TMU undergraduate students (including off-campus students) have a TMU mailbox located in the Student Center. The Mail Room will assign each student a mailbox number at the beginning of the school year. You can find this on Content Management under the “Mailbox Info” tab.

Spring WOW

Spring WOW

When can I arrive on campus as a new student coming in the spring?

New students will be welcomed for check-in the Monday before the Truth & Life Conference.

Where can I check in on campus?

Our Associated Student Body (ASB) representatives are excited to check you in and welcome you to TMU. Check-ins will be occurring in King Hall, our Student Life Department building, located across the street from the gym.

Continuing Students Returning in Spring

Continuing Students Returning in Spring

When can I move back into the dorms?

Returning students can check into their dorms beginning at 9 am on Wednesday of the Truth & Life Conference.

What if I am returning for Winterim?

You can register for Winterim courses through your Self-Service account. If you need housing during this time please come to King Hall to sign up for housing by Friday of Finals Week. Students arriving on campus for Winterim can check in with the Guard Shack after 1 pm the day before your Winterim class begins. Students who sign up for Winterim after the semester ends may sign up for housing when King Hall reopens in January but will be charged a late fee of $20.

What if I have been asked to return early for athletics or Servant Leadership?

If you are returning as a part of an athletics team or have been asked to return early as a part of the Servant Leadership Staff, be sure to arrive on the day assigned to you. If you do not know what day to return, please consult with your supervisor or coach.

What if I am an international or out-of-state student?

We understand that traveling from out of the state or the country can be a challenge with flight times. As such, we allow these students to arrive up to a day before their scheduled check-in slot. If you would like to take advantage of this accommodation for arrival, please notify your RD before the Christmas break begins.

When does Truth & Life Conference begin?

Check the Master Calendar online or www.masters.edu/truthandlife

Do I need to attend Truth & Life Conference?

Truth & Life is a dynamic opportunity for learning truth and for fellowship. Trust us, you won’t want to miss it. Truth & Life is considered a part of our chapel program, as such, chapel attendance will be taken for the main sessions of the conference, 7 in total.

What if I am returning from IBEX for the spring semester?

Please check in at King Hall on the first day of Truth & Life Conference to receive your housing information between 1-5 pm.

What do I do if I have questions about housing placement?

Please email housing@masters.edu with your housing questions or requests.

Fire Code

Fire Code

The following rules are to be observed in the dorm areas in compliance with the Los Angeles County Fire Code:

  1. There are to be no decorations on the ceilings.

  2. There must be twelve inches of space between the ceiling and any combustible material placed on the walls.

  3. For every five feet of continuous combustible decorations, a twelve-inch separation needs to be made to help prevent the spread of fire.

  4. No combustible decorations are to be placed on exit doors.

  5. Christmas trees are not allowed in rooms, and only in lounges when they are sprayed with flame-retardant material.

  6. Curtains, blinds, or drapes must be flame-retardant material.

  7. Unoccupied dorm room doors are not to be propped open.

  8. Halls and stairwells must be clear of obstructions.

  9. Extension cords are to be used sparingly. Surge protectors may be used but not plugged one into another.

  10. Absolutely no floor heaters, burning candles/incense, or open flames are to be used in the dorms.

  11. Dorm hallway end doors cannot be propped open.

Dress Code

Dress Code

Is there a dress code on campus?

Yes, students at The Master’s University are expected to adhere to a dress code that is based on biblical standards of modesty. Please see the Student Handbook for the most up-to-date policies so you can prepare and adjust your wardrobe appropriately.

Meal Plans

Meal Plans

Am I required to have a meal plan?

Yes, all on-campus students are required to have at least the 10-meal plan with the option of adding $150 Flex. Off-Campus students have the option of choosing a 5-meal plan.

Go to the Tuitions & Fees page for updated meal plan options and pricing.

What if I have food allergies/sensitivities?

You can contact Leo Reyes, manager of our Bon Appetit catering services, at lreyes@masters.edu or speak with him personally at the Mustang Grill to design a personal menu to service all your needs.

If Bon Appetit is unable to accommodate a student’s food needs, you may appeal to opt-out of the food service requirement by submitting a doctor’s note in writing to the Academic Resource Center and coordinating all additional administration guidelines with the Dean’s Office.

Can I bring any appliances to cook in the dorms?

Students are allowed to have a hot water kettle or coffee maker with automatic shut-off. No other appliances are permitted, including rice cookers, instant pots, slow cookers, hot plates, etc.

For more information on housing and meal plans, please refer to the Housing and Food Services Contract.

For more information on residence hall policies, please refer to the Student Handbook.

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