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The Housing Portal opened on Monday, February 2nd for students who want to live on campus for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
To apply for housing login to your MyBlue account and click on "Tools". Then click the "Campus Housing" link.
For housing application Instructions Click Here
To view Housing Options Click here
You can experience the Total College Experience - you have the rest of your life to live off campus!
You don't have to waste time fighting traffic and hunting for parking spaces before class. You can sleep longer and you save a lot of money on gas.
You are just a short walk away from academic buildings, campus activities, sporting events, and student services such as advising, health services, and dining areas.
Research shows that students who live on campus are:
Don't just go to school - join student organizations; attend athletics events, concerts, conferences and special lectures; experience everything the campus has to offer!
What could be better than to have several options available within walking distance? The Market @ 27th offer many home-cooked options and a Mongolian Grill. You can also find quick choices such as Lantern Asian Cuisine, Subway, Rustic Range Burger & Fries, Red Mango Frozen Yogurt and two locations that serve Starbucks coffee (The Living Room and Java Notes).
No need to be concerned with monthly rent, utility and cable bills, buying furniture, paying for repairs, or groceries. Through the room and board costs, all of that is covered!
It's much easier to get acquainted with your peers when you are living down the hall from them. The residence halls offer many opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that will help you get acquainted. These friendships will last a lifetime!
With college life, comes transition. You're not alone academically or socially when you live in the halls. You will be living with people who are going through or have gone through the same experiences. Hall and Complex Directors and Resident Assistants that live in the halls are always available for support, assistance, and advice.
Research of college students across the nation shows that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate than their commuting peers.
Residence hall room rates include charges for Internet and HD cable with HBO, local phone service and all utilities. For Room Rate information click Here!
For 2015-2016 Contract information click Here!
UNK also offers the following rental options:
Welcome to the University of Nebraska at Kearney residence halls! To make your room a little more like a “home away from home”, the Office of Residence Life is offering on-campus students the opportunity to lease a MicroFridge® multi-appliance refrigerator/microwave unit.
With a MicroFridge®, you can choose to have cold drinks, snacks, frozen dinners, hot meals and even ice cream right in your room. No more late night trips to convenience stores, raids on the vending machines or telephone calls to the pizza delivery place. Thousands of students across the country have made the MicroFridge® the most popular rental appliance available. And now it is available to you!
Academic Year Rental Cost is $125.00
Why rent from us?
To reserve your MicroFridge® today please use the link below.
If you have questions or concern please contact the Office of Residence Life, 308-865-8519 or e-mail our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for us to have your MicroFridge® in your room when you arrive on Opening Day, August 21, 2015, payment will need to be received in full by August 1, 2015. If your order or payment is received after that date, your MicroFridge® will be delivered as soon as possible following Opening Day.
Lofts are available for rent from College Products.
For more information on Ordering a Loft
The Office of Residence Life coordinates all campus housing and is dedicated to maintaining an environment conducive to educational and personal development.Each residence hall is supervised by a live-in Graduate Hall Director and is staffed by Resident Assistants who live on each floor.
Each double occupancy room comes equipped with:
Every hall manages a front desk operation, which serves as the hub of the community. From the front desk you can do the following:
One of the first people you may be asked to get to know is your roommate. If you are sharing a room with a roommate, the two of you will be sharing the same living space for the entire school year. You and your roommate may be similar or very different, and it may take some work to develop that relationship. You do not necessarily have to be best friends with your roommate, but you do need to establish a working/living relationship.
To help you develop a good relationship with your roommate, we suggest three key factors: consideration, communication and compromise. The following may help you zero in on some typical lifestyle issues, allow you to examine the different ways you and your roommate approach issues, and give you the opportunity to work out methods of resolving differences before conflict arises:
When do you like to study? Do you plan to do most of your studying in the room or in places such as the library? At what noise level do you prefer to study? How much time do you devote to studying?
How much clutter do you like around the room? Is it okay for my side to be more messy/neat than yours? What is the best way to organize a method of cleaning, e.g. a schedule or specific tasks? Whose responsibility is it to clean certain areas? How often should the room be cleaned?
Do you go to bed early or late? Get up early or late? Does noise or light bother you late at night or early in the morning? Do you get upset when awakened?
How much privacy do you need? Do you need time to yourself in the room each day? Can it be scheduled?
Is it okay to borrow a possession or clothes? Do you need to ask first, no matter what it may be? (Be prepared to accept responsibility if something happens to the borrowed item. Offer to pay for or replace it.) Are there possessions which are accessible to me as your roommate, or certain possessions nobody is to touch except you?
How do you feel about me having a visitor of the same sex or of the opposite sex? If you have a visitor and this proves to be an inconvenience to me, how would you best like me to communicate this to you? How late is all right to have visitors? When is it all right to have overnight guests?
If you decide to have long distance telephone service, how is the bill to be settled? How is the deposit to be divided? How is the cost to be divided? How do you expect repayment? Should we get calling cards to avoid conflict over long distance calls? How late/early is all right to receive and/or make phone calls?
If something is bothering you concerning the rooming situation, what would you most likely do? Would you be passive or assertive? How would you like to be approached concerning problems that might arise between us?
Conflicts may arise during the year. It is important to let your roommate, or anyone else you have a conflict with know who you feel about situations. Otherwise small incidents can build up into a major quarrel.
When you are describing how you feel, be sure to:
For example: "It makes me (own the feeling) angry (the feeling) when you leave your clothes all over the room (what triggered the feeling)."Not helpful: "You are a slob!" or "You're a jerk!"
Listening is just as important as describing your feelings. People do not always listen to others, even though they may seem as if they are. Here are a few suggestions for listening actively:
Listening is similar to reading. Some situations require more attention, depending on the purpose and the degree of difficulty of the material. Are you listening for pleasure, to understand, or to evaluate?
This applies both mentally and physically. Stop thinking of whatever else is on your mind. Devote your attention to the person speaking. Stand or sit in a comfortable position for listening.
Listen to what the other person says when she/he is speaking. Don't worry about what you will say next.
Control your judgmental responses to the words and ideas that you hear. Work on retaining your objectivity, even in touchy situations.
Active listening includes paraphrasing and questioning. You become a part in deterring the meaning of what is said. Ask for clarification of what is difficult for you to understand, or what you did not hear clearly.
The following Roommate Bill of Rights is a reminder to each resident of his/her responsibility to his/her roommate. The quality of your on-campus experience will depend, to a large extent, on the consideration that you demonstrate toward each other.
Remember, to be a mature adult is to accept responsibility for yourself and the welfare of others. Only you can assure that you and your roommate(s) enjoy these rights. The biggest mistake roommates make is not discussing a problem as it develops. The important thing is to keep lines of communication open. Communication means actively listening to what your roommate says, as well as talking with him/her about your ideas and feelings.
The staff in the Office of Residence Life considers you, the parent, a partner in our efforts to educate each student outside of the classroom. Our focus is on the development of each individual student as they find a home here at UNK.
Our most common discussions with parents are around their student's social adjustment to college life as well as concerns regarding roommates and other living situations.
We understand that the transition to college can be a difficult process for both students and parents. Your student will encounter a variety of situations throughout their college years, and it is our hope to assist them as they grow and develop as young adults.
Once again, it is our hope to partner with you in an effort to assist each student in their transition to college life. Therefore, we ask that you keep the following in mind as we work together:
We look forward to working with your student as they find a home at UNK!