Residence Life

Utilizing on the Residence Hall Application for new residential students, all rooms are assigned without regard to race, creed, or national origin. New students are assigned in order of deposit date. Mutual roommate requests will be honored. Room assignments and roommate pairings will begin to be made in December (for January) and in June (for August). Housing Reveal is scheduled for mid-July each year.

Roommates are assigned by the Residence Life Office.. Assignments are made using the information supplied on Residence Hall Application. Individuals are matched according to that information. Roommate Selection is an optional process for students to choose a roommate before May 31st.

Living with others in a residence hall setting is often a learning process. Your Resident Assistant (RA), who is a student staff member living in your hall, is a great resource in this process. Communication is the key to a positive living situation. Make the time early in the year to talk with your roommate about your living environment. You are welcome to start getting to know your new roommate as soon as Housing Reveal occurs and know you will get to know them much more once you arrive on campus. Roommates will complete a roommate contract in August that will assist in establishing guidelines for living together. This process will assist in structuring an open conversation about what living together will look like for the year.

Should you have valid personality conflicts that cannot be overcome through mediation, a room switch may be considered. You will be required to attempt to repair the relationship through your RA and/or a professional staff member. Every effort must be made to find a resolution.

All residents assigned to suites are issued one room key which opens the suite door and individual room door to which he/she is assigned. If you lose your key, you must report this to the Residence Life Office immediately. This will help to assure that the safety and security of you and your fellow residents is protected. If a key is lost or not returned, the student will be charged $275 to cover the cost of lock changes and production of new keys. All keys issued must be returned to the Residence Life Office. The keys cannot be duplicated and are property of Belmont Abbey College.

If you have simply locked your key in your room, you may contact the Residence Life Office and be let into your room. Each student has two free lock outs, each subsequent lock out results in a five dollar charge to the student account.

You should keep your individual room door as well as your suite door locked at all times. Do not leave cash, jewelry or other valuable items in the open.

To guard against theft, record serial numbers of your personal property and mark all items such as laptops, stereos, cameras, etc. with your name or college ID number. Also, if you notice anything or anyone unusual in your building, please report this immediately to a staff member or Campus Safety and Police. In the event that you are the victim of a theft, please notify Campus Safety and Police immediately.

Please remember you are also responsible for any damage done within your suite whether you are present or not. If you keep your suite door closed and locked, you minimize the opportunity for other students to cause damage or enter your room without your permission.

Lastly, all goods and property of students upon the property of the college shall be the sole responsibility of the students, and in no event shall the college be liable for any loss or damage to said goods or property for any reason whatsoever. Students are advised to check if their belongings are covered under their parents’ homeowners insurance while at college or to obtain personal property insurance for their belongings.

Because most students bring cell phones, the College no longer provides telephone lines in student rooms. It is vital that all students keep the college informed of any change in cell number. You can update your contact information through Self-Service.

Suites in Poellath, O’Connell and Raphael Arthur residence halls have a bathroom with one toilet, one shower and two sinks. Suites in St. Benedict and St. Scholastica residence halls have one toilet, one shower and two sinks.The Cuthbert Allen apartments also have one toilet, one shower and two sinks. Students are required to store their personal toiletries in their own rooms. The Housekeeping staff cleans each suite bathroom daily and cannot clean the bathroom if personal belongings are in the way. Cuthbert Allen, St. Scholastica, and St. Benedict’s bathrooms are cleaned by Housekeeping twice a week.

Poellath, St. Scholastica, St. Benedict, and the New Residence Hall each have a full-service kitchen facility. Students are responsible for cleaning up after themselves after using the kitchen. Each Cuthbert Allen apartment also has a kitchenette therein. Students in Poellath, O’Connell, and Raphael Arthur are welcome to use the kitchen in Poellath.

Laundry facilities are located in the lower level of O’Connell, the back of the first Cuthbert Allen apartment, on each floor in the New Residence Hall, and in each St. Benedict and St. Scholastica halls. There is no need to bring quarters to operate the washers and dryers – all machines are free to operate. You must bring/use your own laundry detergent.

At any time, students may use Laundryview to monitor the status of washers and dryers. Students can also view when peak use times are in the laundry room and when usage is slow.

You are welcome to bring a rug or carpet for your room. Many students do since some of the rooms in the residence halls are not carpeted. The bedrooms in Cuthbert Allen, St. Scholastica and St. Benedict are carpeted. There are many stores in the local area that carry carpets and other furnishings, so you may want to consider waiting until you arrive on campus, have a chance to see your room and talk with your roommate before you make any purchases.

The local fire marshal and fire regulations prohibit the use of regular extension cords in the residence halls. Students may use extension cords that have built-in surge protectors. If you use surge protectors, please make sure they are heavy duty with a self-tripping breaker. Your student handbook details what can be used in the residence halls in order to be in compliance with the fire marshal and fire regulations.

Unfortunately, the residence halls do not have extra storage space available. If your items do not fit in your residence hall room or in your vehicle, please send them home with your parents.

If you want to store your belongings locally during the summer months, please find self-storage locally. Many students arrange this with another student; please make those arrangements personally. SelfStorageFinders is the leading self storage directory on the web and is designed to be your one stop shop when searching for self storage or mobile storage throughout the United States.

Click here for local storage options.

Yes, each residence hall room is wired for cable. A wide variety of channels are provided including a Belmont Abbey College closed network channel on Channel 17.

Yes, but please note that all of the college-provided furniture must remain in your room. You may not bring your own mattress for safety reasons. The college provides each student with a bed, mattress, desk, desk chair and a dresser. St. Scholastica and St. Benedict do not have dressers but a wardrobe with two drawers. Cuthbert Allen has wardrobes in addition to the dresser. The apartments also have a couch, chairs, side and coffee tables, and a kitchen table and chairs in the common area. Furniture cannot be disassembled or stored during the year.

Yes, bike racks are located around campus. If you choose to bring a bicycle to school, please be sure to lock it up when it’s not in use. For safety reasons, stairwells, hallways, corridors or other public areas may not be used for bicycle storage.

Students are not permitted to smoke in their rooms. This includes vapes and other electronic devices. Additionally, you must be a distance away from any building in order to smoke. Vaping is not permitted anywhere on campus. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.

If you would like to bring a fish to school – great! It must be kept in a regularly cleaned water tank. The tank size is limited to 15 gallons. For health and safety reasons, other pets are not permitted in the residence halls or apartments. Please note that this policy also applies to visitors.

There are two places to eat on campus. You may use your meal plan in the student dining hall. You may use your flex dollars or cash in Holy Grounds.

The Mail Room is located next to The Hub in the Student Commons building.

Mailroom Hours
8:30 am to 4 pm

704-461-MAIL (6245)

Yes! All buildings on campus, including residence halls, are equipped with wireless internet. For help, please contact the IT Support Center. There is no hard-wire internet in any dorm; internet is via high-speed wireless only. Wireless routers are strictly prohibited. They interfere with the signals and bring down the service for the hall.

You will need twin XL sheets for beds on campus.

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. To minimize damage to the walls, students are asked to use tension rods instead of rods that require brackets. Please be sure your added curtains do not block the AC unit .

We have only had a few isolated instances of bed bugs which have been contained quickly; however it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that bed bug breakouts are controlled and contained. Please do not bring your own mattress to campus. Please read this information sheet: Proactive information regarding bed bugs.

To submit maintenance requests, please fill out this form.

When you arrive on campus, your Residence Life staff will be able to answer any questions you may have. If they can’t help you, they will find the answer for you or put you in touch with someone who can. 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