On-Campus: Single Students
Starting this summer, single students will have the option of living in a dormitory or seeking off-campus housing. For those students who choose to live on campus, a revised meal plan will offer the current six lunches per week plus four evening meals, Monday through Thursday. The Seminary provides dormitory housing for single male students. These facilities offer three types of accommodations: double occupancy room, private room, and private double room.
The Seminary also provides on-campus housing for female students which includes a room, as well as cooking and laundry facilities.
Dormitory rooms are furnished with a desk, chair, bookshelf, dresser or chest of drawers, wardrobe or closet, and a bed with mattress. Students furnish their own pillows, linens, blankets, and desk lamps. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located conveniently on campus.
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On-Campus: Married Students
The Seminary owns apartment units for married students. Units can be configured for 2-4 bedrooms. Each apartment has a stove and refrigerator but is otherwise unfurnished. Each unit has a small storage area assigned to that unit. Some buildings have laundry hookups in the basement. All the apartments offer comfortable and convenient accommodations for a married couple. Pets are not permitted in Seminary-owned apartments. The demand is high each year for the available Seminary-owned apartments. Apartment availability and ability to take possession of a unit is dependent upon the existing tenants move out date. Rental rates are competitive with the local market.
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Students living in dormitories are required to participate in the 10 midday meal plan. The meal plan consists of 6 midday meals (lunch Monday – Friday, and brunch on Saturday), and 4 evening meals (Monday – Thursday). The food service staff makes choices available for students with special dietary needs. Meal service is not available during breaks or when campus is closed. There are a number of restaurants as well as a grocery store within walking distance of the campus which can be beneficial during times that food service is not provided. The following new meal plans have been added to accommodate non-residence hall students:
- Option #1 = 40 lunch buffets per term for $280
- Option #2 = 40 lunch buffets and 40 dinner buffets per term for $580
Applications for on-campus student housing, including residence halls, married student apartments, and deaconess housing are sent out to all active students the second week in January of each calendar year from Kim Chapman, Administrator, Residential Services (email@example.com). The housing application deadline is March 31st. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration of their specific housing needs.
Who takes care of the property?
The Seminary maintenance staff or its agents are responsible for making all repairs and necessary improvements. For the sake of preserving the Seminary’s property, prompt requests for repairs or maintenance on any housing and timely suggestions for improvement should be submitted directly to Unicco Maintenance via the online “Unicco Work Request” link on the student portal. In emergency situations residents should immediately call Maintenance at 314-505-7330 (Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) or Campus Security at 314-565-4690. Seminary personnel will conduct visual inspections of the apartments occasionally to note their general condition and to check for health, fire and safety hazards. The apartments are redecorated on a periodic basis. Tenants should secure a renters’ insurance policy upon taking up residence.
Area Housing Resource List for accepted applicants and current students*
*(Password required; can be obtained by contacting the Residential Services Office at 314-505-7324. Please note the information included in this document is not an endorsement of, nor recommendation for, the properties listed. When entering a rental/leasing agreement please be discerning and thoroughly review the agreement).
Housing Search Aids
Items to keep in mind when considering off-campus housing
- Physically inspect the apartment unit/complex. Do not rent an apartment based solely on an ad.
- If renting or purchasing an older property be sure to check for the following:
- Lead paint
- 3 prong outlets
- Heating/cooling system
- Windows (units that are not well insulated will greatly impact your monthly utility expenses).
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages associated with what level apartment unit you desire to live on (i.e. ground floor verses second floor).
- Consider the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment complex (i.e. barking dogs, etc..).
- Carefully read over the terms of a lease prior to signing on the dotted line.
- Confirm that the landlord/property management company is responsible for lawn care and/or snow removal.
- Check basement/storage areas of apartment complex to ensure there is not a musty/mildew smell which often can be an indication of moisture/foundation leaks etc.
- Renter’s insurance is always recommended.