A guide to equipping your room BUTLER UNIVERSITY
Little touches of home
• Small refrigerator (no more than 3 feet in
any dimension or 2.5 amps)
• Carpet (Typical rooms are 12 feet by 12 feet.)
• An iron
• Snack foods
• Athletic equipment (Free weights and benches
are not allowed in student rooms.)
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Not needed/not allowed The Residence Life Review
• Ironing board (available in public areas)
• Waterbed or loft bed (not allowed)
• 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
• 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!
firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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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).
...that makes Apartments
Butler offers two different apartment living options for
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Ross Schwitzer ResCo Terrace Villlage