Frequently Asked Questions


Room Assignments

The first round of Fall Semester room assignments are made in early July. The second round of assignments will be made mid-July. If a student still has not received a room assignment by August, please contact our offices for further instruction.

Spring Semester assignments are made after students have left for Winter Break, mid to late December. If a student has not received a room assignment by the week before Spring Semester, please contact the main residential life office.


Room Layouts

Room layouts for Thomas Jefferson, Residential Commons and University Commons can be found in our residence hall pages.


Bed Sizes

All halls, excluding Miner Village, are provided with extra-long twin size beds. Miner Village rooms are supplied with full size beds. Students will need to provide their own bedding according to their hall.


Cancelling Housing

Students that wish to join Fraternities, Sororities, Christian Campus Housing, or any other university-approved housing, will need to contact our office regarding the change. They will need to either come directly to our office or send an email to Once we've received the information, we will then begin the paperwork process in moving the student out of the Residence Halls and into thier new living areas.

If a student fails to inform Residential Life of a move, the charges for the room and board will not be removed and will be continuously billed to their student account until notice.



Students are given the opportunity to request a roommate while filling out their Housing Interest Form. If a student opts out of requesting a roommate, one will be assigned without regard to race, creed, or national origin.


Room Changes

Students may change rooms at any point during the semester by coming into our offices or sending an email



All rooms are funished with a refrigerator. Although the University's refrigerators may not be removed, students may bring their own provided they do not exceed 2.0 cubic feet.


Cooking in the Room

Students may operate microwave ovens with a capacity of no more than 0.8 cubic feet. Hot pots, popcorn poppers, and coffee pots may also be used, provided they operate with an enclosed heating element. Students room are not equipped to accommodate the electrical and sanitary demands of other forms of cooking.


For full details on the Move-In procedure, please visit our Move-In page.


While freshmen are not prohibited from bringing cars to campus, there is limited parking available. Parking permits can be purchased from the Parking Operations Deparment. Parking permits have a specific parking designation. Students may only park in their assigned area. Violators are subject to ticket and towing by Missouri S&T police department.

Meal Plans

Meal Plan Changes

Students will be given an opportunity the first two weeks into both Fall and Spring Semester to change their meal plan. Students will need to visit myHousing in order to change their meal plan. Once the two week time frame has passed, meal plans are locked in and cannot be changed until the beginning of the next semester.


Mail Service

Each room is issued a mailbox adjacent to the complex's reception area in Thomas Jefferson, Residential College, Miner Village and Farrar. For the Downtown Campus buildings, mailboxes are provided outside of the complex. Mail is distributed each day and is normally out by 2:00PM.



Packages are held at the reception area of each complex. For all Downtown Campus buildings, packages are held at the University Commons front desk. Students who receive a package are asked to show a picture ID in order to claim their package.


Addressing Mail/Packages

Please reference our Mailing Address page for specific addresses for Residence Halls.

Extended Campus

Students may be assigned to Extended Campus housing during times when the demand for campus housing is high. We continuously work to find students permanent assignments.