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In this section, we have tried to address many frequently asked questions. As always,
if you do not find the information you are seeking, please feel free to contact our
The Residence Life office is located in Maclellan Hall across from the bookstore and
the computer lab.
Freshman and new students can start moving in the Saturday before classes begin (8
a.m.). All continuing students can start moving in the following Monday (8 a.m.).
In general, our staff is preparing buildings up to the last minute, so moving in earlier is not an option. If there are extenuating circumstances such as an academic or athletic reason, your
coach or professor must verify your need to move in early in writing. This must be
done as early as possible so the staff may prepare for your arrival properly.
Any student that moves in early that is not part of an approved athletic team, approved
student/academic group, Launch Staff, or Residence Life Staff will be charged $250.00 per day until the official move in date for new students or returning students.
1. Obtain Student Withdrawal form from the Office of Student Affairs.
2. Obtain the appropriate signatures on form.
3. Remove your belongings from room and clean room. All personal effects must be removed
from College property. Failure to do so will result in additional per diem fees and/or
storage charges. We will not be responsible for abandoned personal property.
4. Check out of room with any RA staff member from your building, using the Room Condition
form on file in the RA office.
5. Checking out during Residence Life office hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., M-F): Bring your Student Withdrawal form to the office. If you have checked out of your
room, we will sign your Student Withdrawal form. Return this form to the Registrar.
Checking out during evening or weekend hours (outside Residence Life office hours): Give signed and completed Room Condition form, keys, and Student Withdrawal form
to RA staff member from your building. The RA will bring the form to the office. If
everything is satisfactory, we will sign the Student Resignation/Withdrawal form,
and forward it to the Registrar via campus mail. These materials are time-sensitive.
To be sure all paperwork reaches its destination in a timely manner, you should arrange
to check out during regular office hours and personally deliver the materials to our
office and to the Registrar. Residence Life assumes no responsibility for lost or
delayed Student Resignation/Withdrawal forms.
6. We will not sign your Student Withdrawal form unless you have completely checked
out of your room. If you have not fulfilled all check-out requirements, you will be
responsible for any ensuing fees and/or penalties associated with your actions.
At the end of each semester, residents are expected to check out within 24 hours of
completing their last exam. Students found in the building after closing or before
opening are subject to trespassing charges or immediate removal by Campus Security.
The Dining Hall is located on the main floor of Maclellan Hall. The main dining hall
offers continuous dining from 7am to 7pm each weekday and offers abbreviated hours
on the weekends and holidays.
Dippers and the Java Bean are located on the ground floor of Maclellan Hall. Dippers
offers various types of chicken, salads, and other options. The Java Bean offers several
coffee and smoothie selections.
Food for Thought is located in the lobby of the Library and offers several grab and
go snacks. This set up is similar to a grab and go station at your local airport.
All on-campus students are required to sign up for the full dining plan.
The Residence Life office collaborates with the Director of Learning Services and the
Academic Center for Excellence to provide desired assistance and/or accommodations
as available. Students who are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act should
contact the Assistant Dean for Residence Life or the Director of Learning Services,
which coordinates services across many different departments.
Students requesting special accommodation due to a medical condition, disability,
or other situation which may affect on-campus living should complete the "Request
for Special Accommodation in Housing Assignment" section of the Confirmation of Enrollment
It is required that your home physician, who is not a family member, submit documentation
of your request to the Director of Learning Services. This will be reviewed by the
Director of Learning Services, who will then forward a recommendation to the housing
office. Please see the full policy and request procedure listed in your student handbook.
The earlier we are aware of your needs the more successful we will be in accommodating
Yes. King University policy stipulates all unmarried students who are under the age of 21 at the time of enrollment who do not
live with parent(s) or guardian(s) are required to live in college-owned housing for
the fall and spring semesters. (Written documentation is required.) This includes
transfer students and international students.
If a violation of the on-campus residency requirement is discovered before the semester
begins, the student's enrollment may be jeopardized unless the Housing application
is completed and the student is assigned to on-campus housing. If a violation of the
policy is discovered after the start of the semester, the student will be referred
to the Dean of Students and subject to Student Conduct procedures for failure to comply
with King policies. The student will also be assessed and held responsible for the
room and board charges for that school year/semester.
Did you know?
Fire can ignite very easily and is extremely dangerous, especially in a residence
hall. However, there are many ways to prevent fire, protect your belongings, and escape
injury if fire does occur in your residence hall.
Each occupied residence hall is required to schedule three fire drills per semester
in order to comply with the statewide fire code. The purpose of the drills are to
provide all residents and staff practice in the event there is ever a real fire or
other evacuation emergency. Alarms and other components of the fire safety system
are also checked to see that they are working properly. The fire drills are generally
held monthly during the hours of 8:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. Residence Life and Security staff
work with the Fire Department and will supervise the evacuation and enter all student
rooms to verify the room alarm is working properly and residents have evacuated. Following
the drill, residents receive a report and feedback on the evacuation process.
The procedures for evacuation are described in this Fire Safety section of your student
handbook as well as the fire safety section of this page. Be sure you know what to
do when the fire alarm sounds, and always evacuate! Failing to evacuate during any
fire alarm, real or drill, will result in a student conduct referral and may result
in probation, a $100 fine, or a more serious disciplinary sanction.
Curtains and Hangings: Curtains, draperies, hangings, and other decorative materials
suspended from walls or ceilings must be flame-resistant or non-combustible. Rating
must be documented on an attached tag. Nothing can be hung in the window or doorway.
Wall Decorations: Only 10 percent of the wall space may be covered with combustible
decorative materials (posters, pictures, papers, textiles, etc.). There is no limit
to the amount of non-combustible materials permitted on a wall.
Electrical appliances such as electric stoves, George Foreman-type grills, toaster
ovens, toasters, air conditioners, space heaters, hot plates, and other open-coiled
appliances are not permitted in residence hall rooms. One refrigerator is permitted
in each room. However, it may not exceed 4.5 cubic feet in capacity with an electrical
rating of 120 volts and no more than 2.0 amps when in operation. Small appliances
with fully enclosed heating elements and are UL approved, such as coffee makers, irons,
and small microwaves (1,000 watts or less) are permitted. Only one small microwave
per residence hall room is allowed. Halogen lamps and high intensity lamps are prohibited
in residence hall rooms. Multiple fires in student rooms around the country have been
attributed to halogen lamps coming into contact with bedding or clothing.
Alterations of any kind to the electrical system are strictly prohibited. Extension
cords of any kind are not permitted; refer to pictures of prohibited items. Power
outlet strips are permitted if they are UL listed, have a maximum ampere rating of
15, and have an integral circuit breaker or fuse (the strip will have a reset switch
or button on it). Power outlet strips can have a cord or be constructed as a multi-plug
device which plugs directly into an outlet; both types must have an integral circuit
breaker. Power outlet strips cannot be plugged into any other multi-plug device. Each
power strip or multi-plug device must be plugged directly into a wall outlet and only
two per student are permitted.
Flammable items such as fuel (propane, lamp oil, solvents, gasoline, etc) may not
be stored or used in rooms. Items with an open flame, operate on fuel, or produce
heat (such as Bunsen burners, lit candles, incense, and alcohol burners) are prohibited.
Candles, incense, and other items producing an open flame may not be burned in the
residence halls except as part of a regulated religious ceremony approved in advance
by the Director of Security.
Tampering with or misuse of fire safety equipment is prohibited. Fire safety equipment
includes, but is not limited to: smoke detectors, alarm sounders, alarm covers, alarm
pull stations, and extinguishers. Anyone found causing an intentional fire alarm,
tampering with fire safety equipment, or not properly evacuating during a fire alarm
will face arrest and/or stern College action. Termination of housing and suspension
from the College are the possible sanctions, respectively, for tampering with fire
safety equipment or causing a false alarm.
The Tennessee State Fire Marshal's office is required to inspect the common and mechanical
areas of each residence hall on an annual basis. In addition, 20 percent of student
rooms are randomly selected for inspection. The inspection focuses on, but is not
limited to: proper use of electrical cords; compliance with the decorations regulation;
and smoke detector testing.
Testing battery-powered smoke detectors is easy and takes a minimal amount of time.
Residents must test them once every week.
Means of egress is another name for any exit from a building. Means of egress at King
includes hallways, stairwells, and doors over which an exit sign is placed. Emergency
evacuation signs have been placed in the residence halls to direct residents to exits
in case of an emergency.
Obstructing these means of egress is forbidden and can be dangerous or life threatening.
The Tennessee Statewide Fire Prevention Code states in section F-604.1:
"The means of egress from each part of the structure, including exits, stairways,
egress doors and any panic hardware installed thereon, aisles, corridors, passageways,
and similar elements of the means of egress, shall at all times be maintained in a
safe condition and available for immediate utilization and free of all obstructions."
The code also states in section F-606.1:
"An exit shall not be utilized for any purpose that interferes with its function as
a means of egress."
Bicycles, trash, furniture, boxes, and similar items may not be placed in hallways
or stairwells at any time.
Windows and doorways must not be blocked at anytime. you must be able to use your
window or door as a way to exit your room in case of a fire or other emergency.
The Bristol Fire Department responds to all fire alarms. However, the most important
step you can take for your safety is to learn the quickest way out of the building
and always evacuate whenever you hear a fire alarm. Smoke is the most significant danger in a fire and
prompt evacuation is your best response.
When the general fire alarm sounds in your building, feel your room door:
If you are unable to evacuate without special assistance or a modified plan, contact
your RA, the Residence Life Staff, or Campus Security. Special accommodations or a
personalized evacuation plan may save your life!
Students are welcome to store food in their room, however, it must be stored in airtight
containers (zip top bags, plastic containers) or sealed in original packaging to avoid
If medical attention is needed, there are several doctors, walk-in clinics, and hospitals
in the Bristol TN/VA area. If a student does not have transportation (self or friend),
Residence Life Staff would be happy to call a cab/taxi for the student. Residence Life Staff are not permitted to transport students at anytime due to liability
When you check in, you will be issued keys for your room. If you lose your keys, the
lock on your door or suite door will be changed at a cost to you. You should report
lost keys immediately to your Area Coordinator for replacement. Tennessee State law
prohibits the duplication of residence hall keys for any reason.
If you find yourself locked out of your room, Resident Assistants have access to master
keys and may only unlock the room to which you are assigned. This service is provided
as a courtesy, but keep in mind abuse (more than three unlocks per semester) of this
service may jeopardize your privileges.
If your RA is not available and you have lost your room key(s), contact your Area
Coordinator. Security, Housekeeping, and Maintenance staff members are not permitted
to let residents into their rooms.
Lofts of any type or other wooden structures are prohibited in the residence halls.
Most residence hall beds are already equipped with adjustable parts to raise, lower,
or bunk the beds. Residence Life staff reserve the right to request a student remove
any structure deemed to be a loft or unsafe at any point.
If something is broken or is not working properly in your room, you can submit a Maintenance
Request to have it repaired or replaced. Any student or staff member can submit a
Maintenance Request. Requests can be submitted at http://helpdesk.king.edu. Just click on the Maintenance Request link and fill in the boxes with the proper
information. When prompted for a password, the password is "tornado".
The housekeeping and maintenance staff at King take care of the residence halls, creating
a clean and well-maintained environment for our students. At night and on weekends,
our on-call emergency staff is able to respond to situations quickly. Never attempt
to fix something yourself.
If you have a housekeeping or maintenance need, your first point of contact is your
resident advisor. The RA will evaluate the situation and in the event of an emergency,
the RA will contact our on-call staff to deal with any problem.
Anytime there is running water (a stopped up sink is not an emergency, water flowing
onto the floor is), electrical problems, or safety issues (broken glass, body spills,
etc.) please contact the RA staff immediately or call Security. There is no charge
for repairs or maintenance to your room resulting from normal use. However, you will
be financially responsible for repairs due to vandalism, misuse, or abuse.
The campus has recently changed over to a campus wide wireless network. Please see
the Help Desk Website for more information on how to link into the wireless network at King. The IT department
prefers that all students, faculty, and staff use the wireless network.
Every student living on campus will have Ethernet access in their room, but the student
must request that the port be turned on. You can request to have your ethernet port
turned on by submitting a work order to the help desk.
Ethernet refers to the wires and electronics, which connect you to the campus network
and to the Internet. Ethernet is up to 500 times faster than a typical modem or CBX
data connection. You will have rapid access to your e-mail, class files, library databases,
and the web.
While the Residence Halls are wireless, all locations on campus such as the dining
hall, classroom spaces, the Oval, and the library are all equipped with wireless technology.
All vehicles, including motorcycles, parked on King's campus must be registered with
Campus Security and must display a valid King parking permit. Parking permits must
be obtained within one week of arriving on campus. Resident Students may only park
in designated areas.
Although not generally a problem, bugs occasionally appear in a community of our size.
If you have a problem, please contact our staff. To expedite the process, please complete
a Maintenance Request.
Yes, FISH ONLY! And only in a 10 gallon or smaller aquarium.
Each room has been provided with a telephone line for local calls. Students must provide
the actual telephone. If students would like long distance service, they will need
to use a calling card or their cell phone for long distance service. Students will
need to submit a workorder at the Help Desk to have their telephone line activated.
Each student living on campus is assigned a post office box when they arrive on campus.
Students will be given the number of the box as well as the combination to open the
box on move in day. All students are required to check their mail on a regular basis.
This box is the primary way for the college to communicate with a student beyond email.
Currently, King University is in the planning stages of a recycling project for the
Residence Halls. Check back soon for more information on this initiative.
Please see the links on the left side of the page for more information.
A student may change rooms when the need presents itself. To change rooms, the student
must see their Area Coordinator to request a Room Change Request Form. Once filled
out, the student must return this form to the Area Coordinator for approval. Once
processed, the student will be contacted and given permission to move. Students must
follow the check-in and check out processes to avoid being assessed a $50.00 fine
for improper room change.
Students that have moved without permission from an Area Coordinator will be charged
the fine as well as be asked to return to their previous room assignment.
Emergency room changes will be granted immediately during extenuating circumstances.
It is true some people may be easier for you to live with than others because of different
backgrounds, values, goals, and ideas. There are always many sources of potential
conflicts between roommates which can be solved with good communication. The first
step in solving any conflict is to determine what the issues are. Spend some time
thinking about the root of the problem. Determine what YOU think is the cause of the
problem, and also consider what you are doing that may be adding to the problem. The
next step is to talk to your roommate. Ask him or her how he or she feels things are
going. Give him or her the chance to share his or her opinions, and then be sure to
provide your opinions. It can be difficult to start this conversation, but it is necessary
to solve the situation. Your Resident Assistant can provide you hints regarding how
to better communicate during this meeting.
When conversation doesn't seem to work any longer, your Resident Assistant can help.
Resident Assistants have been trained in many areas such as communication, leadership,
confrontation, assertiveness, and conflict mediation. Their overall objective is to
assist students living in the residence halls to grow to adjust in college. It is
common for a RA to act as a mediator between roommates in conflict. In doing so, they
provide objective and impartial mediation helping roommates listen and talk to each
other and resolve conflict. An RA can help you think through ways to approach your
roommate about your concerns. Resident Assistants are available for assistance, but
you need to ask them for help. They cannot solve your problems or make decisions for
you, but they will provide support and understanding as you attempt to do so yourself.
Please see http://security.king.edu for more information.
Residence halls, like all campus buildings, are smoke-free facilities. Smoking and
the use of smokeless tobacco products, including E-Cigarettes and Vaping devices,
are prohibited in all areas of the residence halls, including student rooms. Smokers
should not crowd or congregate by doorways. Smokers should be 50 feet away from any
door. Also, they should dispose of remaining tobacco products in appropriate receptacles.
King provides basic cable to each room in the residence halls as well as to the public
areas and lounges in the residence halls. Students will need to provide their own
television as well as their own cable cord.
All students are required to take their own trash out of the buildings to the proper
receptacles. Dumpsters and trash containers are conveniently located outside of each
residence hall. Students room trash is not to be placed in bathroom trashcans or common
area trashcans. Students will be documented through the Student Conduct process and
fined through Community Billing if trash is not properly disposed of.
Our standard visitation/quiet hours are: 2pm – Midnight every day.
All public lobbies will be open from 10am to midnight:
Quiet Hours are now: Midnight to 2pm every day. Courtesy Quiet Hours are always in
effect (If someone reports that it’s too loud, we address it right away!) First time
offenders will be documented/IR.
Note: There will be NO VISITATION during any break period or anytime that classes are not in session (Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, January
Term, Fall Break, and Spring Break).
Students may use any public area (Library, King's Den, Dining Hall, etc.) on campus
to be with friends during non-visitation hours. Students may also use 24 hour Residence
Hall Lobbies such as the one in Liston Hall.
Here's a list of what comes in a typical room. Please keep in mind some rooms may
vary. Due to the number of different kinds of each type of furniture in our rooms,
we are unable to supply exact dimensions for your particular room. It's often best
to wait until after move-in to buy additional furniture, this way you'll have a better
idea of what space is available.
There is a checklist of items on our Items to Consider Bringing With You Page that we suggest you bring to school in order to live comfortably in a residence
hall. Print this page out and use it as a shopping list. Some of the items are on
the list for both roommates to bring could be shared if well planned. We highly recommend
you contact your roommate as soon as you get your assignment to determine who will
bring what out of the shared list.
There are limitations and restrictions that you must be familiar with. Review the
information on the fire safety portion of this web page and the residence hall decoration
policy. For example, all halogen lights, flammable curtains, and extension cords are
Students are encouraged to make healthy and responsible decisions concerning lifestyles
as members of the King community. King recognizes a student as an adult and expects
students will assume responsibility for their actions. King offers assistance to students
through a number of services, such as the Counseling Center, to discuss issues concerning
difficult decisions during the college years.