fbpx

Residential Life Frequently Asked Questions

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
  • XL Twin-size mattress pad and bed-liners
  • Cleaning supplies (for bathroom, kitchen if applicable)
  • Mop, broom, and dust pan
  • Shower curtain
  • Desk lamp
  • Television
  • Audio Speaker
  • Clothes hamper
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Trashcan
  • Toiletries
  • Laptop Computer
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. Only sticky tack and 3M hooks can be used to hang items.  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:  microwave, coffee pots, fans, hair dryers, non-halogen lamps, stereos, popcorn poppers, razors, radios, TVs, and blenders.  You can bring your own refrigerator (one per room), as long as it meets these guidelines:

  • Amperage: 1.5 or less 

  • Size: 4 Cubic feet or less 

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

MAY I BRING A PET?

The only pets allowed in the residence halls are fish. Any other type of pet is not allowed unless cleared with the Office of Disability Services as a emotional support or service animal. Emotional Support and Service animals accommodations must be applied for on a semester-by-semester basis.

For information on emotional support and service animal accommodations, please contact Lisa Weathers in the Academic Skills Center at lisa.weathers@warner.edu or refer to the student handbook for the policy on Emotional Support and Service Animals. 

WHAT ARE MY ROOMMATE OPTIONS?

HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS  Please check periodically as housing assignments may change.

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. Really, we hope you and your roommate stay in touch with 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.

In accordance with FERPA requirements, housing assignments are made available to students via their ROAR account.  Please keep in mind housing assignments are subject to change up to the day of arrival.  For any Residence Life questions please email residencelife@warner.edu  

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 HAVE A MEAL PLAN?

We want to make sure you’re taken care of. Everyone living in a dorm must have a meal plan.

  • First-time students must have the 19 Gold Meal Plan
  • Sophomores – Seniors must have the 19 Gold or 14 Silver Meal Plan
  • Residents of Holland may choose to have the 7, 14, or 19 Meal Plan
  • Commuters are welcome to have a meal plan if they choose to.
WHEN ARE ROOMS ASSIGNED?

HOUSING ASSIGNMENTS  Please check periodically as housing assignments may change.

Upperclassmen get first dibs during the spring term. Freshmen and transfer students are assigned rooms when we receive your housing survey and deposit. (In other words, the sooner you get your deposit to us after being admitted, the faster we can take care of housing.) Please make sure to fill out the Housing Survey so our team can place you in your desired residence hall.

 

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 at a specific time.  Make sure you’re ready. During Thanksgiving and extended weekends, we may have to make some alternate arrangements because of reduced staff on campus. 

WHAT ABOUT THE LAUNDRY?

All laundry facilities are free to use on-campus except for the residents of the House Dorms which is fifty cents. Each residence hall has a laundry room with washers and dryers, but the halls are not stocked with an iron or ironing board. Student should be equipped with their own detergent and softener.  

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 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. After hours they can contact the RD. Keep this number handy.

CAN I BRING A CAR ON-CAMPUS?

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.

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 substances should be on campus.

Prevention Programs

Warner University has a educational program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol and sexual violence prevention by students through Vector Solutions.  The university disseminates informational materials on a annual basis to students, faculty, and staff. For those seeking assistance the university provides counseling services through our health service, TimelyCare, and for more direct, individualized care the university’s Office of Student Life will provide local referrals. If the student or employee is found with drugs or alcohol that will result in university disciplinary action. 

Warner University Residence Life provide the overall coordination of these programs. These programs include: 

Alcohol and Drug Education: Programs by Residence Life staff and Personal Counseling services address issues of concern throughout the year. 

Counseling Services: Warner directs student to the counselors on the TimelyCare app.

Referral Services: if warranted, Residence Life will have students seek off-campus counseling and referral services, usually at Peace River Center.

College Disciplinary Action: in most cases, disciplinary action will be taken including Student Enrichment programs and in severe cases, removal of the student(s) from the college, including classes and the residence halls. The student does have the right and ability to appeal the action to the Judicial Officer and Judicial Committee.