When will students find out which residence hall they will be living in?
They should learn their residence hall and roommate before Summer Orientation. For those unable to attend orientation, the Housing Office will notify them in June or July.
Are there laundry facilities available? Is there a fee?
The laundry fee is included in the bill for housing. There are facilities available in each residence hall at no additional charge. Washing machines in our residence halls are high efficiency. Students supply their own HE detergent.
Do community bathrooms have soap dispensers/paper towels/hand dryers?
The community bathrooms have soap dispensers as well as high-energy efficient hand dryers.
Do students need to bring their own cleaning supplies? Is there a vacuum available to them?
Students do not have to bring cleaning supplies to clean their bathrooms. The cleaning staff regularly cleans them. However, students are responsible for keeping their residence hall rooms clean. Every residence hall has vacuums available for students to use.
Do we need to bring a waste paper basket?
While there will be large waste baskets in each hall, it is advisable to bring one for your student’s room.
Can students bring a refrigerator?
Refrigerators are allowed in residence hall rooms but they can be no larger than 4 cubic feet.
Can students bring a window fan for their rooms?
Window fans are acceptable, but portable air conditioning units of any kind are not permitted.
Can I bring a television?
Yes, you can bring a television, but no toasters, microwaves, or appliances with open heating coils are allowed.
Does Taylor accept large shipments for students, such as furniture for their room?
Taylor will facilitate delivery of a large shipment provided the following four conditions are met:
- Advance approval is obtained from Facilities Services (Gregg Holloway, Director—firstname.lastname@example.org) before delivery is scheduled.
- Taylor University has no responsibility for inspecting the shipment upon delivery or assisting the student in delivery or assembly.
- Taylor University assumes no responsibility for damage or theft between delivery and removal.
- The item is picked up within 2 business days.
Are students allowed to stay in their rooms during school breaks?
Students are not allowed to stay on campus during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Spring breaks. Normally, students who live too far away to go home will go to another student’s home or to the home of a Taylor faculty or staff member.
What is my student’s mailing address?
(Name of Residence Hall)
1846 Main Street
Upland, IN 46989-1001
Is there a student handbook?
Yes, you can view the student handbook here. You'll find detailed information about safety, residence life, activities, academic expectations, and much more.
Can students work on campus?
Although students eligible for work-study are hired first, all students, including international students, can apply to jobs on campus. Common student jobs include front desk management for residence halls and KSAC, Admissions tour guides, Media Services, academic tutoring, library, athletics events, and more. Use the employment button on myTAYLOR to learn about job openings, the hiring process, and the forms students need to fill out.
What is the housing deposit?
Students pay a $50 deposit with their matriculation fee. At the end of their senior year, or upon leaving Taylor, students may apply to the Student Accounts Office to have the money refunded. Charges for damages to residence hall property and/or university administered facilities are deducted from the deposit.