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					A guide to equipping your                                                                                                     room                                                                                                                     BUTLER UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                               Little touches of home
                                                                                                                                • Posters
                                                                                                                                • Fan
                                                                                                                                • Computer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       BUTLER
                                                                                                                                • Stereo/radio
                                                                                                                                • Small refrigerator (no more than 3 feet in
                                                                                                                                  any dimension or 2.5 amps)
                                                                                                                                • TV/VCR/DVD
                                                                                                                                • Carpet (Typical rooms are 12 feet by 12 feet.)
                                                                                                                                • Plants
                                                                                                                                • An iron
                                                                                                                                • Snack foods
                                                                                                                                • Athletic equipment (Free weights and benches
                                                                                                                                  are not allowed in student rooms.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       B                           O                            U                                      N                                            D
                                                                                                                               Not needed/not allowed                                                                                                   The Residence Life Review
                                                                                                                                • Ironing board (available in public areas)
                                                                                                                                • Waterbed or loft bed (not allowed)


                                                                                                                                                                                        Residence life:
                                                                                                                                • Air conditioner (not allowed)                                                                                        members and students to ensure that residential                  Community assistants are Butler students employed to
                                                                                                                                • Electric blanket (not allowed)                                                                                       communities encourage student learning and                     work the front offices of the residence halls. They serve
                                                                                                                                • Cooking equipment                                                                                                    responsibility. Questions related to room assignments          as resource persons for the halls.

   You have to equip your room, right? And there’s only so much space to cram stuff in the car, right? So, to make that
transition from home to home-away-from-home a little easier, we’ve prepared the following handy checklists:
                                                                                                                                • Microwave (available in public areas)
                                                                                                                                • Nails, screws, double-stick tape (they will           It’s all about living                                          or special housing needs generally should be directed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the residence life office prior to check-in. Once you have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faculty-in-residence are full-time Butler faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      members who live within each hall and are committed
                                                                                                                                  damage room surfaces — we’ll give you mounting                                                                       moved in, questions and concerns should be directed to         to the learning experience that takes place outside of

Essential stuff
  • An alarm clock
                                                                • Self-sticking notes
                                                                • A memo board and markers for messages
                                                                                                                                  tabs at check-in)
                                                                                                                                • Pets (not allowed, except freshwater fish)
                                                                                                                                                                                        and learning!                                                  your resident assistant or residence life coordinator.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The assistant director of residence life coordinates the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the classroom. Faculty-in-residence plan academically
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      related, as well as social, cultural and recreational
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       housing assignment processes for the department. This          programs for students living in the residence halls.
  • Laundry bag and/or basket, laundry soap,                    • Study/desk lamp                                               • All of your stuffed animals — just bring a few
                                                                                                                                                                                          Learning how to live. At first, the idea may seem a little   staff member helps to provide vision and direction for the       Faculty allies are full-time Butler faculty members who
    fabric softener and/or dryer sheets                         • Sheets (twin long, for mattress size 36 inches                • Weapons, including firearms (not allowed)
                                                                                                                                                                                        basic. But if you’re like many students, college is a first    department. The assistant director is also responsible for     plan programming activities for students in the residence
  • Touch-tone phone                                              by 80 inches)                                                 • Alcohol and drugs                                     step into the “bigger world” of living on your own — a         implementing a comprehensive residence life program in         halls. They have similar responsibilities to those of the
    (caller ID will work on campus)                             • A blanket, pillow, comforter and mattress pad                 • Halogen lamps (not allowed)                           world of making decisions, taking responsibility for your      the Apartment Village.                                         faculty-in-residence, but do not live in the halls.
  • A coffee mug                                                • Bath towels and washcloths
                                                                                                                                • Amplifiers (not allowed in student rooms)             future and encountering people and ideas that will be            Full-time residence life coordinators (RLC) supervise
  • Shower shoes                                                • Small medicinal kit (including aspirin or
                                                                                                                                                                                        challenging and new.                                           the residence halls. Specific responsibilities include
  • Plastic bucket to tote stuff to bathrooms                     other pain reliever)
                                                                                                                                • Candles and incense (not allowed)                                                                                                                                                   We take pride in our diversity
                                                                                                                                • Extension cords (not allowed)                           Because that first step often is a big one, you might        supervising resident assistants, advising hall govern-
                                                                • Can/bottle opener                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The term “community” means different things to
  • Hair dryer                                                                                                                                                                          appreciate a little help making the transition into life       ments, assisting students with individual problems and
                                                                                                                                • String lights/holiday lights (not allowed)                                                                                                                                          different people. The Department of Residence Life
  • Bathrobe                                                    • Power strip with surge suppressor with on/off switch                                                                  at Butler — and beyond. That’s where residence life            addressing behavioral issues. Each hall’s residence life
                                                                                                                                • Plug-in air fresheners (not allowed)                                                                                                                                                defines community as an environment where people:
  • Sturdy backpack                                             • Small sewing kit                                                                                                      can help.                                                      coordinator lives in the building and has an office in the
                                                                                                                                • Outlet splitters                                                                                                                                                                      • know each other
  • Desk supplies                                               • Basic cleaning supplies                                                                                                 A department within the division of Student Affairs,         residence hall. Your residence life coordinator — who
                                                                                                                                • Wireless Internet hubs (interfere with campus                                                                                                                                         • have shared goals
  • A dictionary and a thesaurus                                • Jacket, umbrella                                                                                                      residence life is responsible for promoting and                may be contacted through your residence hall office —
                                                                                                                                  network)                                                                                                                                                                              • have a say in their living guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                        maintaining a comfortable living environment and               is an invaluable resource.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • hold community members accountable
                                                                                                                                                                                        facilitating a safe and secure campus community where            One staff assistant (SA) assists each residence life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to these guidelines
Bulletin board: Important information about housing                                                                                                                                     students are free to develop academically and socially.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Residence life programs encourage students to develop a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       coordinator with the management of the residence hall.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The staff assistant is a Butler student trained in the areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • respect, as well as celebrate, individual differences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • feel safe to enhance their personal growth.
                                                                                                                                                                                        sense of personal and community responsibility and to          of hall maintenance, front office operations and
 • Space is limited. You will be eligible for the              • Three’s company. Interested in making more friends             • Computer and phone information. Each student                                                                                                                                          We believe that Butler’s residential community assists
                                                                                                                                                                                        respect the rights of others. Residence life also              emergency response. You can contact your staff
   Freshman Living Learning Centers (FLLC) if you                and saving money? A triple may be for you. Some                  has his/her own ethernet computer connection,                                                                                                                                       its residents in developing skills and attitudes necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                        supports Butler’s educational mission by providing             assistant through the hall office.
   are an Early Admit, pay your Butler University                rooms in Ross and Schwitzer are designed to house                but the room shares one telephone jack between        opportunities to explore new experiences, broaden                Resident assistants (RAs) are Butler students who are        to become positive and productive members of society.
   enrollment deposit by Feb. 1, and complete an                 three people at a reduced rate. If you are interested in         the occupants. However, students have a personal      perspectives, enhance personal growth and become               available to help you while you are living in the              We also believe that the ability and willingness to
   FLLC application. The assignment of eligible                  a triple room, please mark the appropriate place on              phone number and voice mail box.                      involved in living learning communities.                       residence hall. An RA lives on each unit. The RA plans         appreciate and celebrate individual differences and ideas
   students to an FLLC is determined by the date your            your housing preference form.                                  • One-stop shopping. Did you know that the                The residence life staff oversees the management             programs, assists in developing a respectful community,        is of primary importance.
   housing contract, preference form, FLLC application         • Room specifics. Although room dimensions will                    residence hall mattresses are twin long size?         of Butler’s residence halls. These staff members promote       serves as a resource for any concerns you have and               Butler is a community composed of students, faculty
   and deposit are received and by the information               vary, double rooms are approximately 12 feet by 12               The Residence Hall Association (RHA) has made         student development through a variety of programs,             enforces hall policies. Your RA can help you with              and staff of different genders, ethnic and socioeconomic
   included on your FLLC application.                            feet. Your room will come furnished with drapes                  it easy to shop for sheets that fit. RHA works with   leadership classes, new student orientation and Welcome        virtually any concern you have or direct you to                backgrounds, religious affiliations, races, sexual
 • Hurry, hurry, hurry. Your room assignment is based            which are not to be removed. Most beds sit at least 10           a vendor to offer you top quality and affordable      Week. The department office is located in Atherton             someone who can help.                                          orientations and levels of able-bodiedness. We will
   upon the date your housing contract and preference            inches off the floor to provide some storage space.              sheets, towels and other linen products. The linen    Union, Room 303.                                                 Apartment village assistants (AVAs) are Butler               not tolerate harassment in any form based on these
   form is received.                                             Students in standard double rooms have their own                 and bedding is delivered to your home in the                                                                         students who work with the assistant director of               differences. Members of our residential community will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      be held accountable to this standard.
 • The $100 housing deposit charge will be placed on             closet. Students in standard triple rooms have two               summer, in time for you to move to campus.            Who’s who in residence life                                    residence life in the management of the Apartment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We pride ourselves on our diversity. Each of us must
   the student account.                                          built-in closets and one movable wardrobe.                                                                               The director of residence life has overall responsibility    Village. The AVAs work to create an involved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       apartment community and also manage various                    do our part to encourage productive interaction and
                                                                                                                                                                                        for Butler’s on-campus housing program, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       operations of the Village.                                     relationships among the residents who live in our halls.
                                                                                                                                                                                        student development initiatives, staffing, business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Program assistants (PAs) are Butler students                 We believe a great deal is to be learned, taught and
                                                                                                                                                                                        operations and room assignments. This individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       who coordinate and assist programming efforts                  shared by each of us.
                                                     Have Questions? Contact Residence Life using the information below.                                                                should be consulted about questions regarding your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and encourage students to become involved in the                 So stretch yourself; get to know someone different
                                                                                                                                                                                        housing charges or your meal plan. The director works
                                                       (317) 940-9458                                                       Find out more about Butler University on the Web                                                                           University Terrace community.                                  from you. Learn what another culture is all about. We
                                                                                                                                                                                        closely with residence life’s full-time professional staff
                                                       (800) 368-6852, ext. 9458                                            site at http://www.butler.edu.                                                                                                                                                            believe your experience at Butler will be richer for it!
                                                       reslife@butler.edu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Adapted with permission from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

                                                       FAX (317) 940-8228                                                   The Residence Life Web page can be accessed at
                                                       Butler University                                                    http://www.butler.edu/residence-life.
                                                       4600 Sunset Ave.
                                                       Indianapolis, IN 46208-3485
Butler’s housing options – your own space
  University life, with its dynamic mix of classes, extracurricular
opportunities, recreational activities and social events, offers an
exciting pace to keep your mind and body on the go. And that
                                                                        See the back page for more information on what to
                                                                      bring (and what to leave at home).

                                                                      Ross Hall
                                                                                                                                                         ...that makes                                    Apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Butler offers two different apartment living options for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Special Units
makes “your own space” — that place where you relax,                   Ross Hall accommodates about 530 students, both                                                                                    upperclass students.                                                                                                                    Freshmen Living Learning
study, socialize and go about the chores of daily living —            men and women, a full-time faculty member (faculty-in-                                                                              University Terrace                                                                                                                      Centers (FLLC)
an important part of your college experience.                         residence) and a full-time residence life coordinator (RLC).
                                                                      Most students share double rooms. There are a few triple
                                                                                                                                                  “your own space”                                          University Terrace provides a unique on-campus living
                                                                                                                                                                                                          experience for upperclass students. The apartment-style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The FLLCs are designed as active and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  supportive all-freshmen living communities for
Residency requirement
 Butler provides a number of housing options based on                 and quad rooms available. Men live on the lower level                                                                               complex, located at 52nd Street and Westfield, houses 94           Apartment Village                                                    students who are accepted through the Early
                                                                      and the first and second floors, while women live on                                                                                residents and follows all apartment standards. The program-           Opened in 2006, the Apartment Village provides a                  Admissions Program, return their enrollment
specific student needs. All first-year students not living at
home with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in          the third floor. Ross is a traditional-style residence hall
                                                                      with at least four common bathrooms per floor. Ross has
                                                                                                                                          — that place where you                                          ming efforts are coordinated by building residents who serve
                                                                                                                                                                                                          as program assistants. Upperclass students are selected to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             special housing option for junior and senior students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The apartment-style complex, located along Boulevard Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  deposit by Feb. 1 and complete an application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for the FLLC. Located in both Ross and
one of the university residence halls. All sophomore and
                                                                      two well-furnished study lounges, a computer lab, a                                                                                 in University Terrace through an application process that          beside the Butler Bowl, houses 500 students. The community           Schwitzer residence halls, the FLLCs give
junior students (including those affiliated with a Greek
                                                                      recreation room, a kitchen and vending area, a laundry                                                                              occurs in the spring. The apartment styles range from              is staffed by the assistant director of residence life and four      freshmen the opportunity to work with each
organization) not living at home with a parent or legal                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           other and faculty to develop programs that enhance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             apartment village assistants. The apartments are designed with
guardian will be required to live in university housing or
an approved Greek housing unit of which he or she is a
                                                                      room and a piano.
                                                                        Ross Hall has several different units. A unit is a living
                                                                                                                                              relax, study, socialize                                     one-person studios to four-person, three bedroom apartments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Each unit has a kitchen with a refrigerator, range and             four furnished single bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room         their academic and social experiences.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          dishwasher, one or two full bathrooms (depending on                (unfurnished) and kitchen. They also feature central air,              In each center, faculty-in-residence work with an
member. Requests for exceptions must be made in writing               community of rooms grouped together with about 40 to 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the size of the apartment), a large living area, central air,      phone, cable and Internet connections. All the buildings also        FLLC advisory board to coordinate co-curricular
to the director of residence life.                                    residents. Each unit has a resident assistant (RA). Special                                                                                                                                                                                                                 programming.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and university cable, ethernet and phone service.                  feature wireless Internet. Located in the center of the village is
  Butler provides housing for undergraduate students in its
three residence halls — Ross Hall, Schwitzer Hall and the
                                                                      units in Ross Hall include Freshman Living Learning
                                                                      Centers for men and women and a substance-free unit.
                                                                                                                                         and go about the chores                                           In addition, the bedrooms of the apartments are furnished.        a community center, the Dawghouse. The Dawghouse offers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  International Living
                                                                                                                                                                                                          University Terrace residents are not required to participate in    a laundry room, a convenience store, a computer lab/career
Residential College (ResCo), and two apartment complexes              Ross Hall is a smoke-free environment. Living in Ross Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             resource room, a game room and a front desk. Apartment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Learning Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the meal plan, but meal plan options are available for residents
— University Terrace and the Apartment Village.                       offers many opportunities to become involved including                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The International Living Learning Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                          who wish for that added convenience.                               Village residents are not required to participate in the meal
                                                                      intramural sports, hall-specific social and academic activities,
                                                                                                                                               of daily living — an                                                                                                          plan, but meal plan options are available for residents who          is a co-ed unit on the second floor of a ResCo

Residence halls                                                       all-campus events and the Ross Hall Government.
                                                                      Schwitzer Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             would like to add that convenience.                                  wing. The ILLC is a community of both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  international and American students. The Office
                                        While each of Butler’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of International Affairs must approve
                                                                        Schwitzer Hall is a women’s hall housing about 450
                                      residence halls has its own
                                      distinct character and
                                                                      women, a full-time faculty member (faculty-in-residence)             important part of your                                                                                                                                                                                 all students who want to live on this unit.

                                      chemistry, the traditional
                                      halls do share some
                                      important similarities.
                                                                      and a full-time residence life coordinator. Most women
                                                                      share double rooms. A limited number of triple and quad
                                                                      rooms are available. Schwitzer Hall is a traditional-style
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Just a reminder...                                                                                                                      Substance-Free Lifestyle Units
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ResCo, Ross Hall and Schwitzer Hall have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Substance-Free Lifestyle Units. All residents
                                      The average double
                                                                      residence hall with one common bathroom in each unit.
                                                                      Schwitzer has a computer lab, recreation room, study
                                                                                                                                                 college experience.                                      Keynote …                                                          Wireless …                                                           are required to sign an agreement about their
                                      room dimensions are                                                                                                                                                   Except for main entrances, all residence halls are locked          Schwitzer, ResCo, University Terrace and the Village are           commitment to a substance-free lifestyle, both
                                                                      lounges, two kitchens equipped with stoves and microwaves,                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on and off the unit. Guests may not smoke or
approximately 12 feet by 12 feet (plus a closet for each                                                                                                                                                  24 hours a day. The main entrances are open during the             all wireless as well as some lounge areas in Ross.
                                                                      a vending area, two laundry rooms and a bicycle storage                                                                             day, but locked at night. All residence halls and apartment                                                                             use alcohol on this unit.
occupant). Every room features an overhead light, curtains,
                                                                      area. Schwitzer also has a large, well-furnished lobby                                                                              communitites have front offices that are staffed by                Knock, knock …
bunkable beds (twin long), dressers, desks with lighted
                                                                      with a grand piano.                                                                                                                 community assistants.                                                Twenty-four-hour visitation is available in Ross and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exploratory Unit
hutches and upholstered desk chairs. All furniture is                                                                                    to its 480 students. It also is home to four full-time faculty
                                                                        The women of Schwitzer are extremely active in hall                                                                                                                                                  Schwitzer on the weekends. The Village, ResCo and                      The Exploratory Studies Program coordinates
moveable so you can arrange it as you desire. However, it is                                                                             members (faculty-in-residence) and a full-time residence
                                                                      government, various types of social programming and                                                                                 Park it …                                                          University Terrace have 24-hour visitation daily.                    an Exploratory Residential Unit geared
important to note that you may not remove furnishings                                                                                    life coordinator.
                                                                      all-campus events. Schwitzer’s resident assistants and hall                                                                           Resident students are allowed to have cars. Hall residents                                                                            specifically towards the needs of exploratory
from your room. Every room also is equipped with phone,                                                                                     ResCo rooms are designed as suites, consisting of two
cable and ethernet hook ups.
                                                                      government are committed to developing close and
                                                                                                                                         rooms sharing a bathroom located between them. Fully             may park in areas designated as “resident parking” or              Ring, ring …                                                         students. This residence opportunity provides
                                                                      supportive communities, and the hall has been a spirited                                                                            designated open parking areas. You may not park on                   To make long distance calls, you can use most calling              focused programs and camaraderie for first-year
  Because so many residents prefer to bring their own                                                                                    air-conditioned, ResCo is equipped for study and leisure.
                                                                      home for many Butler women.                                                                                                         neighborhood streets. All students must register their cars        cards from your room telephone. Butler also offers long              students who are journeying together and
telephones, phones are not provided. Telephone service                                                                                   Each unit has at least one furnished lounge, and the
                                                                         Special units available in Schwitzer Hall include                                                                                with BUPD. You’ll receive more information about this              distance services. To receive your personal access code,             seeking answers to big questions like, “What
consisting of basic service, call waiting, voice mail and caller                                                                         building offers a vending area, game room (with pool table,
                                                                      Freshmen Living Learning Centers, an exploratory                                                                                    over the summer.                                                   sign up for this service during Welcome Week.                        should I do with my life?” Programming is
ID (box not provided) is included in the room rate.                                                                                      ping-pong and foos-ball table, air hockey), laundry room,                                                                                                                                                determined partially by the students’ needs and
                                                                      unit and a substance-free unit. Schwitzer Hall is a
  Each residence hall provides centrally located                                                                                         24-hour computer lab, bicycle storage and a large-screen                                                                                                                                                 interests and includes major/career exploration as
                                                                      smoke-free environment.
                                                                                                                                         television. ResCo also offers wireless Internet throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stow it …                                                          Smoking …
microwaves, ironing boards and kitchenettes for student                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           well as social events. Due to space limitation, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                            A limited amount of storage space is available in the halls        All residence halls and apartments are smoke-free
use. For safety reasons, microwaves and electric blankets             Residential College                                                the building. One of the campus dining facilities is located                                                                                                                                             residence is only for female students at this time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          after check-in and over the summer for students who do             environments.
are not permitted in individual rooms. Cooking appli-                   The Residential College (ResCo) is a coeducational               in the Residential College. Special Units in ResCo include                                                                                                                                               Efforts are made to accommodate male students
                                                                                                                                                                                                          not live in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio.
ances such as toasters, popcorn poppers and coffee pots               residence hall community primarily for sophomore                   the International Living Learning Center, an honors                                                                                                                                                      by hosting programs in public spaces on and off
may be stored in student rooms; however, use of these                 students who are committed to a living-learning                    unit and a substance-free unit. ResCo is a smoke-free                                                                                                                                                    campus when possible.
items is permitted only in designated kitchen areas.                  environment. ResCo offers a wide range of experiences              environment.




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Ross                                                                             Schwitzer                                                                           ResCo                                                                        Terrace                                                                                  Villlage

				
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