The Abbey Welcomes You to the Class of 2017
Important 2013-2014 Housing Dates to Consider:
April – August 2013
Housing information is mailed out to all accepted
and deposited new students.
Roommate matching begins
Residence Hall Basics
There are three residence halls and four apartments buildings.
The residence halls are module-suite style. Each
first-year-student suite contains four double
rooms and a bathroom for up to eight students.
Most first-year-students reside in either Poellath Hall or
The dimensions for Poellath Hall rooms are:
Room – 13’-9” x 15’
Closet – 3’-7” x 2’
Window – 72” x 60” (Mini-Blinds
The dimensions for O’Connell hall rooms are:
Room – 13’-6” x 14’6”
Closet – 4’10” x 2’5”
Window – 72” x 60” (Mini-Blinds
Each double room contains:
2 – Standard Twin Beds
2 – Desks
2 – Chairs
2 – Dressers
1 – Telephone Outlet Per Room
1 – Cable TV Outlet Per Room
2 – High speed internet outlets (Internet service
provided by the college)
Please note: single rooms are generally not available
for first-year students.
HOW ARE ROOM ASSIGNMENTS MADE? All rooms are assigned without regard to race, creed, or national origin. Priority for preferences is determined by the date we receive your Residence Hall Agreement. Room assignments and roommate pairings will begin to be made in December (for January) and in June (for August) and will be mailed to you soon after.
HOW ARE ROOMMATES ASSIGNED? Roommates are assigned by the Residence Life Office. Assignments are made using the information supplied on Residence Hall Application. If you have not yet received your Residence Hall Application, please let us know ASAP. Whenever possible, individuals are matched according to their specific information. Mutual requests for roommates and other specific requests are considered on a case by case basis. Every effort will be made to place together mutually requested roommates.
WHAT ARE BATHROOM FACILITIES LIKE? Each suite has a bathroom with one toilet, one shower and two sinks. Students are required to store their personal toiletries in their rooms to make Housekeepings job easier. The Housekeeping staff cleans each suite bathroom daily and each apartment bathroom weekly.
CAN I BRING A CARPET FOR MY ROOM? You are welcome to bring a rug or carpet. Many students do since the student rooms in the residence halls are not carpeted. There are many stores in the area that carry carpets and other furnishings, so you may want to consider waiting until you arrive, have a chance to see your room, and talk with your roommate before you purchase items like this.
CAN I HOOK UP MY COMPUTER IN MY ROOM? Yes! You’ll need an Ethernet card to connect to the internet. Internet service is provided by the college through Road Runner. Please visit their website for more information about how to connect and troubleshoot: http://www.carolina.rr.com/belmontabbey/
IS CABLE TV AVAILABLE? Yes, each residence hall room is wired for cable. A wide variety of channels are provided including Channel 17, Belmont Abbey College's announcement channel.
MAY I BRING MY OWN FURNITURE? The college provides each student with a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair and a dresser to share. Furniture cannot be disassembled or stored during the year. All furniture in the room must remain in the room. You may bring small items such as shelves, side tables or extra chairs.
WHAT SIZE SHEETS DO I NEED FOR MY BED? We have both extra long and standard twin mattresses. To request an extra long, be sure to contact Residence Life before arriving on campus. We also encourage you to bring a mattress pad for extra comfort.
WHAT ABOUT WINDOW COVERINGS? Each residence hall room is equipped with mini-blinds. In most cases you will need to bring a curtain rod with you if you wish to hang curtains in addition to the blinds. Because the walls in the residence halls are cinder block, we ask that you purchase the appropriate size tension rods instead of rods which require screws to be hung.
CAN I SMOKE IN MY ROOM? Students are not permitted to smoke in their rooms, in fact, you must smoke 30 feet from a Residence Hall.
If questions arise before you arrive, please feel free to call, write or e-mail us:
Residence Life Office Belmont Abbey College
100 Belmont-Mt Holly Road
Belmont , NC 28012