Residential Life FAQ

Alcohol, Drug, & Tobacco

Warner University is an alcohol, drug, and tobacco-free institution, please reference our Community Commitments and the Student Handbook for more information on our policies and procedures. During the semester, random drug tests may be conducted. Students need to be able to pass a drug test upon arrival to campus each semester.

Dorm Room Needs

What to 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:

Twin-size bedspread (Full-size bedspread for Holland Hall Residents)

Twin-size mattress pad and bed-liners and sheets (Full-size for Holland Hall Residents)

Cleaning supplies (for bathroom, kitchen and common spaces, if applicable) Students are responsible for cleaning their own living spaces.

Mop, broom, and dustpan

Shower curtain

Desk lamp

Clothes hamper

Towels and washcloths



Laptop Computer

What We Provide

We’ll provide the basics: bed, dresser, desk, desk chair, and closet space. From there, you can decorate and bring what you like. Only sticky tack and 3M hooks can be used to hang items.  Warner is a Christian community so, please leave out any decorations and memorabilia that are inconsistent with the standards of the university. If you’re in doubt, clear it with the RD first before you put it up.


Here’s what you can have in your residence hall rooms:  microwave, coffee pots, fans, hairdryers, non-halogen lamps, stereos, popcorn poppers, razors, radios, TVs, and blenders.  You can bring your own mini refrigerator (one per room), as long as it meets these guidelines:

Amperage: 1.5 or less

Size: 4 Cubic feet or less

If you live in Holland Hall or the House Dorms where there is a kitchen you may bring: electric fry pans or skillets, toaster ovens, toasters, burners, woks, crock pots, air fryers, and George Foreman Grills. If you live in Spencer Hall, Fulton Hall, Raines Hall or Williams Hall with no kitchen these items are not allowed.

Glade plug-ins and candles are NOT allowed in any Residence Hall.

Holiday Breaks

The residence halls close during Christmas and summer breaks. We want you to take some time with your family or friends. You’ll have to be out of your room by a designated date and time (see the residential contract). During Thanksgiving and Spring Break the resident halls remain open but the dining hall and student union are closed. Students staying on campus will have to make alternate arrangements.


Laundry facilities are free to use on-campus except for the House Dorms. In the House Dorms washers and dryers cost fifty cents per load. The laundry for the House Dorms is located behind Pennsylvania House. Each residence hall has a laundry room with washers and dryers, but the halls are not stocked with an iron or ironing board. Student will need their own detergent and softener.

Meal Plan

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

Freshman: Must have the 19 Gold Meal Plan for the entire year.

Sophomores through Seniors and Transfer students: May choose between the 19 Gold or 14 Silver Meal Plan.

Residents of Holland: May choose among the 7, 14, or 19 Meal Plan.

Commuters are welcome to have any of the meal plan options if they choose to.


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 an emotional support or service animal. Emotional Support and Service Animal accommodations must be applied for on a semester-by-semester basis.

For information on emotional support and service animal accommodations, please contact Disability Services or refer to the student handbook for the policy on Emotional Support and Service Animals.


For any questions regarding Warner University’s Residence Halls, please call or email the Student Life department below:

Student Life: (863) 638-7246


For any emergencies, contact Campus Security

Campus Security: (863) 638-7232

Residential Contract

The Residential Contract is the terms and conditions of your campus housing. It is important that you read the document in its entirety as you will be held accountable for all the information contained in it.

Room Assignment

Once students have registered for classes and completed their housing survey they will then be placed in a residence hall. The Residence Life team will do their best to accommodate student’s preferences, but it isn’t guaranteed. 

Shipping Address

Any boxes or packages sent to campus need to be sent to this address:

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

Vehicles on Campus

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