On-Campus Apartments - Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will the students who live in the apartments have the same rules as students in the residence halls?
The rules for students living in apartment-style housing will differ from those in Meredith’s residence halls. Click here to view the apartment living policies.
2. How much will it cost to live in the apartments?
Rental Agreements are for 12 months and includes three terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Students are responsible for all terms of the Rental Agreement. Rental fees for the apartments are $3,425.00 for a 4-bedroom unit and $4,040.00 per student per semester for a 2-bedroom unit. The rental fees for the summer are $1,370.00 for a 4-bedroom unit and $1,616.00 for a 2-bedroom unit. The apartment rental fee is included in the cost of attendance at Meredith, and will be considered when determining financial assistance packages for students for each term enrolled.
3. Do students have access to cable TV and wireless internet?
The Oaks is equipped with wireless internet. This includes having wireless internet access in community areas, including: the first floor common area, second floor community rooms, conference room, and third floor study lounge.
Cable is available within each living room and individual bedroom space. Students are not required to have a television, but this service is available to use if desired.
If students wish to watch television outside of an indiviudal apartment, then they can use the community television which is located in the second floor community room.
4. How can a student submit a maintenance concern?
If a student has a maintenance concern, a work request can be submitted by completing a service request form. Students are encouraged to list details about the concern.
5. How will we ensure that only students of legal age are possessing and consuming alcohol?
We expect to fill the apartments with upperclassmen—seniors and juniors. The Honor Code will apply, and students take that code very seriously. We will continue to do programs that offer alcohol education.
6. How will we ensure the safety of students and guests in the apartments?
From the time she is a prospective student, a Meredith student hears how she is in large measure responsible for her own safety and the safety of fellow students. That will continue to be true in the apartments. In addition to her personal responsibilities, a student living in the apartment will have significant campus resources on whom she can call. The apartment building is within sight of the gatehouse at the front of campus, and we expect Campus Police to respond quickly to any call for assistance, as they do now for all parts of campus. Campus Police may be reached by calling 919-760-8888. Additionally, to gain access to any hallway within the building, students must have their active cam card.
7. Are there residence life staff in the apartments?
Yes. One full-time apartment manager lives in an apartment within the building and oversees the residence life operations of the apartments. Student staff will work at a central information desk and serve as a resource to apartment residents. Other duties will include apartment inspections, administrative paperwork and assisting with apartment-related needs. The apartments will be run as apartments—not as a residence hall.
8. Will a residential junior or senior be required to live in the new apartments?
No. Some juniors and seniors will continue to live in residence halls—some to serve as resident advisors, some to live with an underclassman, and some out of personal preference.
9. Will the apartments be furnished?
Yes. The apartments will be furnished and will include:
- full-sized beds,
- a couch,
- dining room furniture and
- appliances, including washer/dryer and full-sized refrigerator
10. What steps should a student take to obtain a parking pass for the Oaks?
Students living in the Oaks will be issued a parking pass that is valid for the three parking lots surrounding the building. Students should visit the Meredith College Campus Police website to complete and print the Parking Decal Application.
11. Are meal plan options available for student living in the Oaks?
Yes, there are several dining options avialable for students. Apartment meal plan options can be found here.
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