Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

Why should I live on campus?

A.

A typical college student spends 6-8 hours inside the residence halls for every hour spent in class. That means a tremendous amount of informal learning happens in the residence halls. There is also the opportunity to develop strong relationships, become part of a community that promotes personal and educational growth and live in a supportive residential environment.

In addition to the social advantages, living on campus also increases student satisfaction and academic success. Research suggests that students living on campus are more likely to:
- Complete college in four years
- Involve themselves in campus activities, whether academic or non-academic
- Be engaged in the classroom and be mentored by faculty members
- Achieve a higher GPA due to an increased connection with faculty

Q.

What is the size of each room?

A.

The following measurements are approximate: Kaul - 12' 5" x15' 7", Connelly/Heffernan/Mayfield: Room sizes vary widely. Note: Connelly Hall is carpeted. All other residence halls are not; students are welcome to bring carpeting if they so choose.

Q.

What furnishings are provided?

A.

All double rooms contain: 2 twin beds (mattresses and box springs), 2 desks w/chairs, 2 dressers w/mirrors, closet space for each student, and internet access. Mattresses are provided, but pillows and linens are not. Everything that a student finds in a room must stay in the room. Furniture may not be moved from the room, as there are no available storage spaces.

Q.

May students have appliances?

A.

The following electrical appliances are authorized for use in student rooms (provided that they are in good working order): radio/stereo, television, desk lamp (no greater than 60 watt bulb), coffee maker (automatic shut off), clock, fan, hair dryer (portable), refrigerator (4.0 cu. ft. maximum), microwave (Energy Star), personal computers (must have anti virus software and surge protector), and powerstrips.


Students may not have:
Extension cords
Halogen Lamps
Toaster/Oven
Mini grills
George Foreman grills
Any cooking appliances
Crock Pots

Q.

Do students have Internet usage in their rooms?

A.

Wi-fi is available throughout each floor and lounge areas of the residence halls. Ethernet ports are also located in each room.

Q.

How do I sign up for cable television service?

A.

Contact Ginger Yorty at 610.506.2859. Inform her that you are a Rosemont College resident student and would like to sign up for a cable plan. Students are responsible for all bills and discontinuing service at the end of the semester. Cable representatives are also on campus during the first two weeks of the fall semester.

$49.99 for Digital Preferred with over 160 channels including video on demand and music channels (one-year special)

$39.00 for Digital Starter with 100 channels including video on demand and music channels (6-month special, increases to $69.99 afterward).

Q.

Is there storage space available?

A.

Personal storage is not offered.

Q.

Who does the cleaning?

A.

Housekeepers are employed by the College to clean hallways, bathrooms, lounges, and all public areas. Students should bring cleaning supplies for their own rooms.

Q.

Are there laundry machines available for student use?

A.

Washers and dryers are located in laundry rooms in the residence halls. The machines are coin operated.

Q.

Are freshmen allowed to have cars on campus?

A.

Yes, all students are allowed to have cars on campus. All cars need to be registered with Public Safety.

Q.

Are counseling services available to students?

A.

Yes. Rosemont has a counseling center located in the lower level of the Immaculate Conception Chapel.

Q.

How are new students assigned to residence halls?

A.

All first-year students are placed in the freshmen residence hall - Kaul Hall.

Q.

What size sheets should I bring?

A.

Twin, extra-long (Twin XL)

Q.

Do the residence halls remain open during vacation periods?

A.

Yes, students who wish to remain on campus during vacation periods must complete an extended housing application. Please note: not all requests will be approved.

Q.

Are students guaranteed housing all four years?

A.

Students are not guaranteed housing for all four years.

Q.

Do I need insurance to cover my personal belongings?

A.

No, but it is strongly recommended.

Q.

What should I do if I have a conflict with my roommate?

A.

If you are having a conflict with your roommate you should reach out to your Resident Assistant (RA) and inform him/her of the conflict. You and your roommate will attend roommate mediation sessions with your RA and Resident Director (RD). If the conflict cannot be resolved, then you may or may not be moved to a new room or placed with a new roommate.

Q.

What happens if I get sick?

A.

Rosemont has a Wellness Center located in the lower level of the Immaculate Conception Chapel. The center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Q.

What are my dining options?

A.

Each resident student is given a standard meal plan of 14 meals and $100 flex dollars, which can be used in the Grind Cafe located in Cardinal Hall off the main dining area. Students may change their meal plan at the beginning of the fall semester to either add or subtract the amount of meals allotted each week.

Q.

What about laundry rooms?

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Each residence hall is equipped with a laundry room/area in which washers and dryers are located. Students must pay $1.50 (in quarters) to wash and $1.50 to dry. Change machines are located on campus.

Q.

What about cooking?

A.

Students in Heffernan Hall and Connelly Hall have access to kitchens that are available for student use. Cooking utensils and supplies are not provided.

Q.

Where can I replace my student ID?

A.

If your student ID is lost or stolen, you must go to Public Safety to be issued a new one. There is a $20 fee for new IDs.

Q.

If common area damages occur in the residence halls, do all students pay?

A.

Yes. All students will be held accountable for the actions that take place in their community. There is a grace period of two weeks for students to notify the Residence Life staff of any information pertaining to the damage to prevent all students from paying.

Q.

What is the emergency number for closings, etc.?

A.

610.527.0200

Q.

How do I find the schedule of Rosemont's holiday closings?

A.

Right here: http://bit.ly/RCacademiccalendar

Q.

Are the residence halls air-conditioned?

A.

The only residence hall that is air conditioned is Connelly. If you have a medical need for an air conditioner, contact the Dean of Students office for the process to apply for an air conditioner approval. The College does not supply air conditioners, anyone approved will need to provide their own AC.