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Residence Halls

Cedar Halls

North & South

City View Towers

Living Learning

Communitties




2-Year Residency Requirement 

All first-year students are required to live on campus in either Cedar Hall North or Cedar Hall South.

Second-year students are required to live on campus as well and can fulfill this requirement in Cedar Hall North, Cedar Hall South or City View Towers. 

 

Exceptions

  • Transfer students

  • Students who are 21 years of age or older

  • Married or single parents

  • Students living with an adult relative within 50 miles of the campus

 

Exemptions

An exemption from the second year of the two-year residency requirement will be granted only to students who:

  • Are 21 years of age or older

  • Have transferred from another JWU campus or a different institution

  • Are single parents

  • Are married or have a domestic partner

  • Live with an adult relative within a 50-mile radius of the campus (as determined by MapQuest)

If you meet one or more of these criteria, complete the Residency Exemption form and return it to our office for review. Once a decision has been made, you will receive notification to your JWU email account.


Special Arrangements & Recommendations 

Residence Halls close for winter break. At the end of the academic year, all buildings will close.  

You will not be permitted to remain in the residence halls during this time.

  • If you require housing during the winter break, you must make your own arrangements for accommodations.

  • However, City View Towers will remain open.

All buildings are open during fall and spring breaks; however, the dining center will be closed.

Do the residence halls close for the holiday break? 

Yes. Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South officially close during the winter break. Students are not permitted to remain in the residence halls during this time. All students who require housing during the holiday break must make their own arrangements for accommodations. Halls are open for the fall and spring breaks. City View Towers remains open during all university breaks.


What is the cost of room and board? 

For current room and board rates, consult Student Financial Services.


Are the residence halls co-educational? 

Yes. Our residence halls, Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South are set up in a suite style; the two rooms within each suite are gender specific.

City View Towers, our on-campus apartment complex, permits mixed genders within the apartment; each student has his/her own bedroom.

There are a limited number of gender-neutral rooms available on-campus. For more information on gender-neutral housing, please contact Residential Life.


How do I request a room change? 

Room change requests can only be submitted during the 3rd week of each term. During the first two weeks of each term, the department handles any consolidation needs; this also provides roommates with sufficient time to get acquainted.

A room change is a request only; all parties involved must be in agreement before consideration is given. 


What do I do if I have issues with my cable, Internet or phone? 


How do I request a release from my housing contract?

 Students should be advised that contract releases or exceptions are granted only in situations involving extreme or unusual circumstances, the nature of which would prohibit living in a residence hall or impose a severe hardship. A desire to experience off-campus living is not considered an acceptable reason to grant a release.

To begin the release process, you must fill out the following a release request

Please review the Charlotte Student Handbook for more information on being released from your housing contract.


Are the rooms wired for the internet/telephone/cable? 

Yes, all rooms are Internet-ready. The university has installed 10mbps Ethernet networks in the residence halls. Students will need a 10Base-T card installed in their computers to connect to ResNet. (10/100 auto-sensing cards will also work.) Additionally, local phone service will be included (students must provide telephones and answering machines) and all rooms will have basic cable service. 


Can my student bring a microwave or refrigerator? 

No, students are not permitted to bring their own microwave or refrigerator; the university provides one microfridge unit in each room (one per two students). No additional fees are required.

City View Towers apartments are furnished with all major kitchen appliances. 


Do I need to procure personal property insurance? 

We strongly urge you to obtain personal property insurance coverage under your own/your parents’/your guardian’s homeowner’s insurance. JWU is not responsible for damages to or loss of your private property. 


Do the residence halls close for the holiday break? 

Yes. Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South officially close during the winter break. Students are not permitted to remain in the residence halls during this time. All students who require housing during the holiday break must make their own arrangements for accommodations. Halls are open for the fall and spring breaks. City View Towers remains open during all university breaks. 


How are student rooms/apartments secured? 

In the residence halls, students have card access to their assigned suites only. The interior doors to the students’ rooms have a deadbolt lock that can be locked from the inside or outside (with a key). 

In City View Towers, students have card access to their main apartment door only. Interior bedrooms are accessed by key.

In all housing facilities, students’ ID cards will provide them with access to the exterior doors of the building in which they reside. 


What are other safety measures in place within campus residential facilities?
 

 All university housing has 24-hour monitored access. Access to each hall is limited to its residents. The front desks in Cedar Hall North South are staffed by a receptionist Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, and by Resident Assistants from 4pm-midnight and on weekends. At midnight, security officers staff the front desk.

All front desk staff assist residents with questions and concerns, as well as offer safety for the residence hall. The front office at City View Towers is staffed Mon-Fri8am-9pm, and Sun 5-9pm. Security officers conduct rounds throughout the apartment community between the hours of 8pm-8am, 7 days a week.

To gain access to your hall, you must present your JWU ID with valid hall sticker. If you visit a residence hall other than your own, you are considered a guest and must register with the front desk. 

It is important to note that all guests are required to abide by hall policies and procedures. There are also cameras throughout the building and on the outside of each building. 


How does laundry work in the halls?
 

Both residence halls have laundry rooms on each floor. There are 16 washers and dryers in each building. The machines securely accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover Card for payment. In addition, the laundry machines on the first floor of each building accept quarters (no cash machines available). Any washer or dryer malfunction should be immediately reported to the front desk in the corresponding hall. For City View Towers residents, a washer and dryer are included in each apartment at no extra charge. 


I am transferring to the Charlotte Campus. Am I eligible for housing? 

The Charlotte Campus will work with all transfer students to secure housing on-campus. First-time freshmen are required to live on-campus as part of the two year residency requirement and are given priority in housing selection.

Transfer students are not required to live on-campus; therefore, a specific room and/or building cannot be guaranteed. For more information on transfer student housing, please contact Residential Life.