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On Call Phone Numbers

Dotzour RA Duty Phone 
(620) 755-7886

Metzler RA Duty Phone
(620) 504-4031

Bittinger, Morrison, and Apartment RA Duty Phone
(620) 654-6451

Residence Life Staff

The Housing and Residence Life team at McPherson College is responsible for the daily operation of each hall and to ensure the students within campus housing are happy, healthy, and safe. Each hall has student staff known as Lead Resident Assistants, Resident Assistants (RAs), and Assistant Resident Assistants. The RA is a resource and program person who works with the residents on a daily basis. RAs are intended to build community in their halls.  Please contact housing@mcpherson.edu if you have any questions or concerns!

 

https://mcstudentlife.formstack.com/forms/resident_assistant_application

Housing & Off Campus Application 2024-2025

CLICK HERE: https://recruit.mcpherson.edu/register/housing24-25

Returning Student Housing Selection

1. Submit your Housing & Off Campus Application

2.Receive your selection timeslot & review options!

3. Attend Housing Selection - March 19

Residents will select their roommate(s) and exact assignments. This is to give students more opportunity to select their housing and to honor students with higher academic status and GPA. It also provides more transparency in the housing process and will allow for new specialty housing.  Students who do not participate in Housing selection will be assigned housing.

Housing Options, Amenities, and Pricing

  • First Year Housing- Dotzour & Metzler Hall  Dotzour and Metzler will be reserved for first-year students, with limited rooms available to sophomore and junior students.
  • Bittinger Hall & Morrison Hall Bittinger and Morrison will be primarily for upper class students: sophomore, junior, and senior status students. Bittinger is designated for female students. Morrison is designated for male students. Auto Restoration majors often reside in Bittinger and Morrison.
  • Apartments & MC Houses - Baer, Deerfield, Harter, Lakeside, & Terra Nova  These apartments will be reserved for upper class students: sophomore, junior, and senior status students. The college will not provide internet service in the apartments. Furniture is not provided in Terra Nova.
  • Pet Friendly Housing - Baer Apartments  Baer Apartments will be designated Pet Friendly housing! This means that residents will be permitted to have cats, dogs, and other designated animals as pets. All pets must meet all requirements and must be approved before they are on campus. All residents must meet additional expectations to reside in Baer, and will be charged an additional $200.00 fee to be applied to pet-friendly improvements and any damages.
  • Gender Neutral Housing - Violet House  Harter Hall is designated gender-neutral housing. This community embraces and promotes the health and safety of LGBTQIA+ identifying students and allies/siblings. Residents of this area may select roommates of any gender identity, and must demonstrate support to the residents of Harter. Discrimination and misconduct of the community will not be tolerated.
  • Themed Housing  Do you share a common interest with several of your friends? Would you want to live with them in a MC House?! Apply to live in a themed community, and get first selection at an MC House for the coming year! Learn more and apply at https://mcstudentlife.formstack.com/forms/themed_housing

Roomates

Roommates are permitted to select their housing assignment at the same time. Roommate pairs who wish to live together should attend selection at the time of the person in the group who has the earliest time slot. If three or four people wish to live together, they are welcome to select their housing at the same time for spaces that accommodate four residents (ex. a 2-bedroom apartment). If three and four person spaces are unavailable, the roommate group must separate.

Keep Current Room

Residents are permitted to select their current assignment to retain for the coming year. To retain that assignment, residents must submit identify on the housing application that they want to keep their current space and must include roommates to fill all vacant spots or agree to having roommates assigned. Harter, Dotzour, & Metzler will not be initially eligible for students to retain.

Room Dimensions

https://tinyurl.com/MACDimensions

More Information & Pricing

http://tinyurl.com/MACHousingSelection

Waitlists

During their selection day, residents can place their names on waitlists for other buildings in which they wish to reside. If space opens in those areas, residents will be contacted in order of which they signed up.

Proxy

If you cannot attend Selection Day at your assigned time, you can designate a Proxy to select your housing for you. The Proxy Form must be completed by March 18.

Meal Plans

Bittinger Hall, Dotzour Hall, Metzler Hall, Morrison Hall

  • Freshman – Required Unlimited (19) Meal Plan

  • Upperclass Students– Unlimited (19) or 14 Meal Plan

Harter Hall, Baer Apartments, Lakeside Apartments, Deerfield, MC Houses, & Off Campus Athletes

  • 10 Meal Plan Required

Terra Nova Apartments

  • Athletes – Required Commuter Plan

Off Campus Housing

All students are required to live on campus unless they apply and receive permission from Student Affairs. This must be renewed annually. Exemptions are available for students who are married and/or have dependents, live with their parents/guardians in McPherson County, or are 23 years of age at the start o the year. Students with these exemptions must submit an off campus housing application. On occasion, students may be released from housing. Students may apply for off-campus housing only if:

  • 21 or Junior Status in 22-23
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Proof of reliable transportation
  • Good academic standing
  • Good conduct record

Applying for off-campus housing does not mean the request is approved. Students will be approved to live off campus in order of academic seniority and GPA. Do not sign a lease before receiving approval to live off campus. Students who claim to live with parents/guardians and are found to have falsified this information will be charged housing. Once approved, a copy of a lease must be supplied to Student Affairs. Students currently off campus must apply and receive approval to continue living off campus.

Important Dates

March 1 - Housing & Off Campus Application Due

March 9 - Selection Times Emailed

March 18 - Proxy Selection Due

March 19 - Housing Selection

April 1 - First Round of Off Campus Approvals Sent

Living On Campus

 

Housing Options, Amenities, and Pricing 

  • First Year Housing- Dotzour & Metzler Hall  Dotzour and Metzler will be reserved for first-year students, with limited rooms available to sophomore and junior students. 

  • Bittinger Hall & Morrison Hall Bittinger and Morrison will be primarily for upper class students: sophomore, junior, and senior status students. Bittinger is designated for female students. Morrison is designated for male students. Auto Restoration majors often reside in Bittinger and Morrison. 

  • Apartments & MC Houses - Baer, Deerfield, Lakeside, & Terra Nova  These apartments will be reserved for upper class students: sophomore, junior, and senior status students. The college will not provide internet service in the apartments. Furniture is not provided in Terra Nova. 

  • Pet Friendly Housing - Baer Apartments  Baer Apartments will be designated Pet Friendly housing! This means that residents will be permitted to have cats, dogs, and other designated animals as pets. All pets must meet all requirements and must be approved before they are on campus. All residents must meet additional expectations to reside in Baer, and will be charged an additional $200.00 fee to be applied to pet-friendly improvements and any damages. 

  • Gender Neutral Housing - Harter Hall  Harter Hall is designated gender-neutral housing. This community embraces and promotes the health and safety of LGBTQIA+ identifying students and allies/siblings. Residents of this area may select roommates of any gender identity, and must demonstrate support to the residents of Harter. Discrimination and misconduct of the community will not be tolerated. 

  • Themed Housing  Do you share a common interest with several of your friends? Would you want to live with them in a MC House?! Apply to live in a themed community, and get first selection at an MC House for the coming year! Learn more and apply at https://mcstudentlife.formstack.com/forms/themed_housing 

 


 

Room Dimensions 

More Information & Pricing 

 

Meal Plans 

Bittinger Hall, Dotzour Hall, Metzler Hall, Morrison Hall 

  • Freshman – Required Unlimited (19) Meal Plan 

  • Upperclass Students– Unlimited (19) or 14 Meal Plan 

Harter Hall, Baer Apartments, Lakeside Apartments, Deerfield, MC Houses, & Off Campus Athletes 

  • 10 Meal Plan Required 

Terra Nova Apartments 

  • Athletes – Required Commuter Plan 

Off Campus Housing 

All students are required to live on campus unless they apply and receive permission from Student Affairs. This must be renewed annually. Exemptions are available for students who are married and/or have dependents, live with their parents/guardians in McPherson County, or are 23 years of age at the start o the year. Students with these exemptions must submit an off campus housing application. On occasion, students may be released from housing. Students may apply for off-campus housing only if: 

  • 21 or Junior Status in 22-23 

  • 3.0 GPA or higher 

  • Proof of reliable transportation 

  • Good academic standing 

  • Good conduct record 

Applying for off-campus housing does not mean the request is approved. Students will be approved to live off campus in order of academic seniority and GPA. Do not sign a lease before receiving approval to live off campus. Students who claim to live with parents/guardians and are found to have falsified this information will be charged housing. Once approved, a copy of a lease must be supplied to Student Affairs. Students currently off campus must apply and receive approval to continue living off campus. 

Students Currently Off Campus  

Students who have been approved to live off campus in the past MUST submit the 2022-2023 Housing & Off Campus Application.  Previously living off campus does not guarantee permission to live off campus again.    

Room Changes 

To change your roommate, you MUST follow these steps.  

1. Talk to your roommate.  Address any concerns or issues that are creating issues for you both.  Work to find a solution to problems.  Give you and your roommate time to improve your living environment. 

2. If there is no improvement in your living situation after you speak with your roommate, ask a Resident Assistant to complete a Roommate Contract.  The link is above. 

3. Only after the RA Roommate Contract meeting takes place, and there is still no improvement, will a room or roommate change be considered.  The completed Roommate Contract must be uploaded to this request for the change to be considered. 

4. If you know who you want to live with, each roommate should complete this form and have the desired roommate sign in the appropriate section. 

Register Your Vehicle 

If you haven't already registered your vehicle for the 2020-2021 academic year, please click here. McPherson College offers one free parking pass to every student, faculty, and staff member. 

Fall Check-In

Check-in dates:
  • August 3 - Football
  • August 4 - Fall Athletes
  • August 14 - All other new international students
  • August 17 - All other first-time freshman
  • August 20 & 21 - Returning Students
More details will be sent soon about what check-in looks like!  Should you need arrive earlier, please complete the Early Arrival Request form also found on Bulldog Connect.  Approval must be obtained.  There is an additional charge to arrive before your check-in date.

Spring Check Out & Summer Check In

Non-Graduates MUST check out by 12:00pm on the day after finals end.  Graduates MUST check out by 6:00pm on the day of commencement. Residents who wish to stay for the summer MUST complete the Summer Housing Application - see details below!  Sign up for a check out time on the sheets outside of your RA's door.  Students checking out after these days should schedule an appointment by calling the RA on Duty or using this link: https://calendly.com/mcpherson-housing/30min.  Students checking into summer housing should use this same link!

Possible Fees:

  • Improper Check Out $100
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Failure to Rearrange Furniture $50
  • Lost ID Card $10
  • Lost Access Keycard $10
  • Mattress Replacement $200
  • Window Screen Replacement $50
  • Lost Room Key: $100 for re-core and $50 per key
  • Window Replacement $100
  • Missing Furniture up to $500

Diagram of furniture arrangement:

Summer Housing and Storage Information

Summer Housing is available in Lakeside Apartments, MC Houses, Deerfield Houses, and Terra Nova Apartments for $1,500 for summer charged in three $500 payments.  Rent must be paid in the Business Office by May 20, June 20, and July 20.    

Apply Here!

Storage:  Only residents in Terra Nova, Lakeside, Baer, MC Houses, and Deerfield will be able to store belongings in their assignment.  These residents MUST have lived in the assignment in the Spring and be returning to the same assignment in the Fall. Summer Storage Fee = $500 for the summer.  This is due May 20 to the Business Office.

Storage is not available on campus for residents of Dotzour, Metzler, Bittinger, and Morrison.  Residents of these buildings should plan to make arrangements to take belongings home or have them stored off campus during the summer.  Here are some local storage facilities in McPherson:

Non-Student Summer Rentals: Non-McPherson-students who are engaged in academic endeavors in McPherson for the summer are welcome to rent space from the College in the Lakeside Apartments.  McPherson College students have first opportunity to summer housing.  These guests may be subject to background checks.  These residents must pay the full amount up front.

Important Dates:

  • May 20 - Move Out for Students Not Graduating and Not Staying for the Summer
  • May 22 - Move Out for Graduating Students
  • May 28 - Move Out of Spring Assignments and Move In for Summer Residents (Students remain in Spring housing assignment until this date)
  • July 30 - Move Out of Summer Assignments and Move In to Fall Assignment
  • August 19 - Summer Charges end; Fall Charges begin

Residential Living Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the college supply for those living in on-campus residence halls?
    We supply you with a twin-size bed, a dresser or closet (depending on which residence hall you’ll live in), and a desk. Students also receive access to internet.
  • Are pets allowed in the residence halls?
    Pets are not permitted in the residence halls other than fish in a 10-gallon tank or smaller.
  • Can I cook in the residence halls?
    Yes! Each residence hall has a full kitchen, complete with a toaster, microwave, stove/oven, and refrigerator/freezer.
  • Is alcohol allowed on campus?
    No form of alcohol is allowed on campus, regardless of your age. We enforce this policy for the safety of the campus community.
  • What appliances are allowed in residence hall rooms?
    You can have a refrigerator (6 cubic feet or smaller). Our students do not have microwaves, toasters, or other items with heating elements in their personal rooms due to safety.
  • What is the policy for guests in my room?
    You are responsible for your guests and their actions, and your roommate must consent to the visitor. We also have visitation hours which are posted in the dorms. No guests under the age of 18 are allowed in the residence halls without written approval by Residence Life.
  • What items are not allowed in residence halls?
    We do not allow firearms, weapons of any kind, fireworks, dangerous chemicals, gasoline storage, candles, halogen bulbs, pets, or other items which may interfere with a safe and healthy campus.

Can I Get Renter's Insurance?

Yes! We recommend doing so! While we do not endorse any specific company, many of our students have had luck with this provider

What should I bring?

  • Television
  • Steaming memberships
  • Refrigerator (up to 6 cubic feet)
  • Cell phone with good service/coverage where your college is
  • Computer (preferably a laptop)
  • Power strip/surge protector
  • Sports equipment (football, volleyball, basketball, and any other type of ball)
  • Desk Lamp
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry bag or basket
  • Laundry soap
  • Eating utensils
  • Cups and plates 
  • Twin XL Bedding – Most dorm beds measure 39 x 80 – so you will need extra-long twin sheets.  Consider bringing mattress pads and featherbeds. Blankets tend to be longer but for comforters an extra-long twin is helpful to avoid cold toes
  • Anything to decorate your room and make you feel at home. No holes can be drilled into walls.
  • Iron and small ironing board, starch
  • Backpack
  • Everyday clothes
  • Bath towels, robe
  • Personal hygiene items (toothpaste, deodorant, soap)
  • Shower shoes, flip flops, or Crocs
  • Shower caddy for toiletries
  • First aid kit, including Band-aids, antibiotic ointment, ace bandage, etc.
  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat
  • Rain shoes/boots
  • Pictures of family, friends and/or pets
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Workout and/or sports clothes
  • “Dress” clothes (A blazer, ties, business apparel)
  • “Grubby” clothes (who knows if you’ll go clean up along the highway, paint someone’s house or need to play football in the mud)
  • Textbooks – Affordable college textbooks are available online. You can also rent college textbooks instead of buying.
  • Write down all electronic serial numbers and mark them with an identifiable symbol, number, etc.
  • Medication prescriptions-Make sure they are updated and you have possible refills. Check into transferring your prescription to a local pharmacy
  • Insurance card

Please Leave At Home…

  • Pets other than fish in a 10-gallon tank or smaller
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Tobacco products (including vape systems), alcohol, drugs
  • Microwaves, toasters, or anything with heating coils
  • Candles
  •  

What do the rooms look like and how do they measure?

StudentLife-ResidenceRoomDimensions.pdf

Use the link above to check out room dimensions and pictures!