Fire safety requirements prohibit cooking in the residence halls except in the kitchenettes designed for such use. Free standing microwaves are not permitted in the residence halls. Students may opt to arrange for a MicroFridge. Microfridges are designed to limit energy consumption because the fridge turns off when the microwave is in operation, and vice versa.
During fall and spring semesters, laundry is part of your room and board--so students do not need to pay for laundry. However, laundry will be coin-operated for students participating in summer programs through Conferencing and Events as well as for students staying on campus for summer sessions.
Every resident student has a mailbox on campus, and they receive that mailbox number at the beginning of each new school year at the first floor meeting. The address for the student is:
MU Box # # # #
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Regular mail will go to the student's mailbox in the Wood's Cafe, and packages will get picked up at the Post Office on campus.
Each resident is provided with a dresser/chest, desk and chair, bed and mattress (long twin), closet/wardrobe, wastebasket, basic cable television service, and one data line per resident.
First, you would need to contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life in order to apply to be released from your housing agreement. If you are approved, you will need to remove all belongings from your room and set up an appointment with your RA to complete room check-out. You will also need to remember to turn in your student ID, and mailbox and room keys. Failure to complete these steps may result in an Improper Checkout Fee.
Occasionally, roommates face conflicts and when these conflicts are unable to be resolved solely between students, the Housing and Residence Life staff is available for mediation and support. If a conflict cannot be resolved between students, the students are encouraged to speak to their Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant may then facilitate a mediation session with all involved parties. The goal of mediation is for the involved parties to discuss their concerns and determine the best course of action. In many cases, students participating in this neutral communication setting are able to make compromises and resolve concerns. If not, then the Residence Director may become involved to determine whether room changes are appropriate.
In cases where it is determined that the paired roommates cannot continue to share the same room, Housing and Residence Life staff does not typically designate who will move. Sometimes, this means that all people involved in the situation will relocate.
Each room is equipped with basic cable and campus internet access for every student. Telephones are available in all of the building's lounges, kitchens, and hallways with local phone service. Calling cards can be bought at the University Bookstore for those wishing to make long distance calls.
All unmarried, full-time students are required to reside in University housing during their first two years of enrollment unless they are at least 21 years of age, and/or are living with their parent/guardians in their primary family homes that are within a 50 mile radius of the University's campus.