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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Resident Assistant or Resident Director. 

Should I Live on Campus? 
There are numerous advantages to living on campus including:
     -The feeling of community within your floor and residence hall.
     -You learn from others with different experiences and perspectives.
     -Various seminars and programs are presented by the Residence Life staff regarding issues such as study skills, time management, personal safety, conflict resolution.
  
What furniture is supplied in the residence halls?
 
Each resident is supplied the following furniture in his or her room: bed, desk, desk chair, armoire/closet, and dresser. 

Are the beds and mattresses standard size or extra long?
 
Wofford College offers both standard size and extra long beds.

Can I build a loft in my residence hall room? 
Lofts are permitted in Greene and Marsh Halls only and are available only through the Office of Residence Life. Students are not permitted to build and/or bring their own lofts.

Do residence halls have air conditioning?
All residence halls have air conditioning. However we do encourage students to bring fans to circulate air from outside.

Are smoke alarms and fire extinguishers located in the residence halls? 
Each residence hall room has a smoke detector installed for the protection of students. Fire drills are organized by the Residence Life staff at various times throughout the year. Fire extinguishers are strategically located throughout all residence halls.

Is smoking permitted in the residence halls? 
No, students must leave the residence halls if they wish to smoke. Smoking is not permitted within 10 feet of any entrance to a residence hall.

May I bring a halogen to campus? 
Students living in the residence halls are not permitted to have halogen lamps.

Are electrical appliances permitted in the residence hall rooms? 
The following electrical appliances are permitted in residence hall rooms: radios, televisions, tape recorders, CD/DVD players, lamps, fans, hair dryers, computers, VCRs, microwaves, and small refrigerators. 

For the convenience of Wofford College students and to help minimize electrical usage in the residence hall rooms, students may rent an Energy Star rated compact refrigerator/freezer/microwave oven unit called a MicroFridge through a partnership with a company called Standards For Living. Click on the link to their website for more information: www.standardsforliving.com

The following electrical appliances are not permitted in residence hall rooms: toasters, toaster ovens, George Foreman grills, hot plates and space heaters.

Can I bring a computer?
 
Each student has access to the campus network from his or her desktop. Additional computer technology information is available through the Information Technology (IT) department. There are also computer labs located in Olin Building.

Do I have access to cable TV? 
Each residence hall room has access to cable TV.

Is there a telephone in my room?
 
Each residence hall room has one telephone line for two students. Students must supply their own phone. Each student has their own voicemail.

Are laundry rooms available?
 
Each residence hall has a laundry room with multiple units for student use. The washers and dryers are free for residents.

Are pets permitted in the residence halls? 
The only pets permitted in the residence halls are fish in aquariums of 5 gallons or less capacity. Fish may be kept in private rooms, with the agreement of all roommates.

Are recycling services available in the residence halls? 
All residence halls are equipped with recycling centers. Students are encouraged to participate in college-wide recycling efforts.

How can I hang things on the walls in residence halls?
Students are encouraged to use Command Strips to hang pictures and posters on the walls. Students are not permitted to put holes into the walls and doing so will result in fines to cover the damage to college property

Get answers about Wofford's computer network, email system, cable TV, and phone service from the Information Technology website.