Living on campus is a wonderful experience but below are a few processes in place to make your stay as home like as we, UNK, can make it.
who are assigned roommates are asked to fill out a roommate agreement; this
three part agreement provides both roommates the ability to state lifestyle preferences
and personal boundaries to which both parties agree. Some examples are:
Waking up and going to sleep
personal preferences are included as well. The purpose of this agreement is to
create an atmosphere for mutual respect and understanding between residents who
share a living space.
a conflict were to arise, the RA will use this agreement as a starting point to
resolve any issue or complaint to generate a solution that is agreed upon by
is required to attempt and is strongly encouraged that the mediation process be
done if a room disagreement is to occur.
mediation process is as follows:
roommates will set up a time with their RA. The RA will follow the mediation
form, found in the appendix of the Office of Residence Life Staff Manual. After
the roommates have generated a solution, they will be asked to follow through
with this solution for a week at which point another meeting with the RA and
possibly the Graduate Hall Director (GHD) or Complex Director (CD) will be held.
If the solution the roommates generated still is not working a possible move
know that no guarantees are given but Residence Life will try their best to
create a great living experience for all students that UNK houses.
University of Nebraska Kearney strongly encourages that when wanting a room
change you follow the following steps:
Go to the hall you want to
live in and request to put on their wait list or to see if there is an open
If there is an open space. Go to
your current Graduate Hall Director / Complex Director (GHD/CD) where
the room change form will be utilized (see appendix).
From there you will take the room
change form to your new CD/GHD.
The CD/GHD will complete the
form and check the resident in to his or her new space (filling out
the RCF and receiving new keys).
After signing the new RCF, the
resident has three business days to complete the move from their old room to
their new one.
Example: if they sign the
paperwork on Monday they have until Thursday. (make this passive voice)
After the resident has removed
all belongings from the room, he or she will formally check out with
The RA will review the
previous room RCF and if any damage is done to the room that will be
assessed. During this process the return of the room and mailbox key is
required unless the move is to URN/URS.