Residential Life FAQ

Residential Life FAQ

What Should I Bring?

This is the big one, which is why it’s here at the top. Really, there’s not an exact answer because it depends on what you need. But here are some suggestions:

  • Bedspread for some cozy rest (check with your roommates)
  • Twin-size bed liners to make the bed more like home
  • Alarm clock to make those early classes
  • Cleaning supplies to keep out the gunk
  • Shower curtain
 for some color
  • Trashcan
  • Small lamp for digging into those classics at night
  • TV/Stereo/MP3 player for however you relax
  • Clothes hamper for clothes basketball
  • Iron and ironing board to keep you looking spiffy
  • Towels/washcloths to stock the bathroom
  • Refrigerator for late-night snacks
  • Trash can to be your file 13
  • Mop, broom, dust pan to fight back the dust bunnies
  • Toilet paper and toiletries for obvious reasons
  • Computer to stay connected and churning through homework

What can I have in my room?

We’ll provide the basics: bed, dresser, study area, and closet space. From there, you can decorate and bring what you’ll need. Warner is a Christian community, and your room should reflect that. So, leave out any decorations and memorabilia that are inconsistent with the standards of the college. If you’re in doubt, clear it with the RD first before you put it up.

What kind of appliances can I have?

Here’s what you can have in your residence hall rooms: coffee pots, fans, hair dryers, non-halogen lamps, stereos, popcorn poppers, razors, radios, TVs, and blenders. We’ve put a microwave in each dorm, but students may bring their own for their rooms. You can bring your own refrigerator (one per room), as long as it meets these guidelines:

  • Amperage: 1.5 or less
(let’s not blow any breakers)
  • Size: 4 Cubic feet or less (still enough for the necessities)

Here’s what you can’t bring: electric fry pans/skillets, toaster ovens, toasters, burners, woks, crock pots, Glade Plug-Ins, candles, and George Foreman Grills.

May I bring a pet?

We all love our pets, and we can sympathize. But you’ll have to keep Fido at home. Some people are allergic, and we want to keep the residence halls as nice as possible.

What are my roommate options?

When you come in as freshmen, we’ll pick a roommate with a style of living similar to your own and (as much as possible) based on your preferences. By July 31, you’ll be matched up, and we’ll mail you a letter with the name and phone number of your roommate so that you can get to know each other. Really, we hope you and your roommate end up calling each other long after college is over. You’ll be doing life together in a Christian environment, and it’s not always easy. But making it work is well worth the effort. Make compromises, share the load, and just have fun. You’ll be glad you did.

Can I cook in my dorm room?

You won’t have a full oven to make gourmet masterpieces, but you can break out the microwave, coffee maker, popcorn popper, and blenders to make easy meals. Just make sure you’re using them like they’re meant to be used.

Do I have to eat in the cafeteria?

We want to make sure you’re taken care of. That’s why everyone living in a dorm must buy a meal plan. You need the energy to crunch those equations.

When are rooms assigned?

Upperclassmen get first dibs during the spring term. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned rooms when we receive your housing application and deposit. (In other words, the sooner you get your deposit to us after being admitted, the faster we can take care of housing.)

What happens for holidays?

The residence halls close during Christmas and spring breaks. We want you to take some time with your family or friends. You’ll have to be out no later than 12:00 noon on the Saturday following the last classes. Make sure you’re ready. During Thanksgiving and extended weekends, we may have to make some alternate arrangements because of reduced staff on campus. You may have to play musical rooms if you intend to stay.

What about the laundry?

You’re covered with the laundry. Each residence hall has a laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers. You’ll need 50 cents for each. But the halls aren’t stocked with a iron and ironing board.

Can I ship my stuff to the residence hall?

If you’re going to have your trunks or boxes sent, make sure you have your name clearly marked on them. Then, send them to this address:

Name of Student
Warner University
13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859

How do I contact a residence hall?

In the case of emergency, parents can reach the Student Life Department during regular office hours Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. After hours they can contact the RD.Some numbers you should keep handy:

Student Life (863) 638-7246
Spencer Hall (863) 638-1332
Raines Hall (863) 638-4112
Williams Hall (863) 734-1105
Fulton Hall (863) 638-1332

What about my car?

If you’re driving a car, make sure you register it with the Campus Safety & Security Office by the first day of classes. You’ll receive a parking pass to be placed in your car at all times.

Is there a phone in the room?

While you’ll probably bring your cell phone, there is a jack for a landline in each room. So, you can bring a phone if you need (there’s not one in the room). Just keep in mind that you’ll be responsible for long-distance charges.

What’s the alcohol, drug, and tobacco policy?

You’re a part of a Christian community at Warner, and that community is alcohol, drug, and tobacco free. That means no form of any of these should be on campus.