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Please Don't Call Them DORMS!
1. place for sleeping
2. building or part of one with sleeping rooms
Residence Hall (rez idens, hol) n.
1. where college students develop personally or mature
2. a college building in which experiences and planned activities result in positive growth
The University of Montevallo houses students in eight distinctive residence halls. The wide variety offered to residents ranges from traditional style residence halls with community baths, to halls offering rooms with private baths, to a hall with efficiency apartments. The residence halls provide a comfortable living environment conveniently located adjacent to classrooms, the library, food services, recreational facilities, and administrative offices.
UM’s eight residence halls offer students an opportunity to share a spirit of community designed to enrich many aspects of the collegiate experience. The dividends of residence life at UM are many. Being a part of a community of scholars is exciting, and living with others who share your interests and experiences is fun! Research shows that living on campus during the freshman year is a very positive factor in a student’s success, and at Montevallo, helping all students achieve their collegiate goals is a priority.
The Housing & Residence Life (HRL) Office will be happy to answer questions you may have about making the UM campus your collegiate home. Tours of the campus can be arranged through the Admissions Office. Call (205) 665-6030 to arrange a tour.
There’s no place like home - at the University of Montevallo!
All residence halls except Peck, Brooke and Lund Halls are closed during school break periods (Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks) and residents are not allowed to stay in their rooms while the halls are closed. You do not have to move your belongings out of your room for Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring break, but you may not leave personal belongings in your room over summer break.
You are allowed to bring personal furniture, but university furniture (including mattress) CAN NOT be removed from your room. Water beds are not allowed in the residence halls.
Disability-Related Housing and Dietary Requests
Students with documented long-term or permanent disability conditions may need to make disability-related housing or dietary requests. Students should complete the housing application and pay the housing deposit while sending the necessary information to DSS.
Requests for accommodations related to housing and dietary needs may be reviewed by DSS, and when necessary, by appropriate staff from Housing & Residence Life, Health Services, and/or Counseling Services.
To maximize the university’s ability to consider requests, students should submit the following information by the deadlines below:
Returning Students: April 1
New Students: May 1
May/Summer 1/Summer 2
Late requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, but cannot be guaranteed. Please call 205-665-6250 or email DSS@montevallo.edu with other disability-related questions.
Small personal refrigerators are allowed in residence hall rooms. A $15 per semester energy surcharge will be assessed for each refrigerator. There are a limited number of micro-fridge (fridge/freezer/microwave) units available for rental through Housing & Residence Life. There is at least one microwave in each hall for residents to use. Because of wiring restrictions, separate microwaves are not allowed in individual residence hall rooms except in Peck Hall. Information for micro-fridges will be mailed with the Fall assignment letters.
The Anna Irvin Dining Hall is conveniently located in the center of campus. It offers a wide variety of food options. Students can choose an entree, with or without meat, and vegetables; order a burger and fries from the grill; make their own sandwich at the deli; create their own salad at the salad bar; or enjoy pizza and pasta from the pizza bar. All residents, except upperclassmen living in the Residential College and Peck Hall, must purchase a meal plan. There are four options from which to choose:
5 meals per week/350 flex dollars
10 meals per week/200 flex dollars
15 meals per week/150 flex dollars
19 meals per week/100 flex dollars
Flex Dollars are real money that come with each dining plan. Flex dollars are added to your meal card and can be used at any on campus establishment that serves meals, coffee, snacks, and other drinks. Flex dollars can also be used to treat a friend to a meal or to eat additional meals over your meal plan.
You may make changes to your meal plan the first week of classes during the term. No changes are allowed after this time.
All halls are equipped with electronic access on the exterior doors. Residents must use their UM ID Card to gain access to their building. Visitors can contact the person they are visiting on the "call phone" and must always be escorted.
Residents are responsible for the care and cleanliness of their rooms. Custodians clean all common areas, and the community bathrooms in the traditional style halls.