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Frequently Asked Questions: Residence Life at University of Mount Olive

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Below are just a few of the questions most commonly asked by prospective students of the University of Mount Olive, as well as their parents.

Read on to learn more about student and residence life at the University of Mount Olive! If you don’t see your question answered below, feel free to contact us — we’d be happy to assist you.


What should I bring with me to campus?

Each room comes furnished with a twin-sized extra long bed frame and mattress, wardrobe, dresser, desk and chair so you can arrange your space to make it all your own! Residential areas also have study spaces, lounges, laundry facilities, and covered bike racks as added amenities. We encourage you to communicate with your new roommate regarding what items you will each bring to avoid duplication of some items like micro-fridges, televisions, DVD players, etc.

The following list may be helpful in preparing for your move to the University of Mount Olive:

  • Bedding
  • Mattress pad
  •  Towels and washcloths
  • Shower caddy and shower sandals
  • Laundry basket and laundry supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes hangers and storage organizers
  • Surge protector cords
  • Appliances: micro-fridge or microwave, television, DVD player, stereo, etc.
  • Alarm clock
  • Desk lamp/floor lamp
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • School supplies
  • First aid supplies
  • Pictures and other decorative items
  • All University of Mount Olive correspondence with housing assignment, orientation information, etc.


What Internet options do I have in the residence halls?

Each residence hall is equipped with wireless Internet access, as well as an Ethernet port. Students can obtain access to the Internet while on campus by using their username and password.


What size are the beds?

All beds at the University of Mount Olive are twin-xl.  If you wish to wait and purchase bedding until you arrive on campus, you are welcome to do so.  However, if you purchase twin-xl bedding, yo ucan be sure it will fit all beds in the residence halls in the event of a room change.


What appliances are allowed in the residence halls?


Students are permitted to have appliances in their rooms to make their stay on campus more comfortable. We ask that you coordinate with your roommate so that you do not duplicate micro-fridges and microwaves. Students are allowed to have mini-refrigerators/micro-fridges that are no larger than the standard 3.1 cubic feet. Students are also allowed televisions, DVD players, stereos, etc.

Students are not permitted to have toasters, toaster ovens, electric blankets, hot plates, etc. If you are unsure about whether an item is permitted on campus or not, please email Ian Foley, Director of Housing, to check on the item.


What are the policies regarding visitors?

There are certain time periods students are permitted to have visitors in their rooms and residence halls. A visitation worker will monitor visitors at the main entrances of residential buildings. All visitors need an ID, which the visitation worker will hold until the visitor has left the building. Visitors are considered individuals who do not specifically live in your building. Visitation hours will be posted at the main entrances where the visitation workers are located.


How is entry into residential areas regulated for safety purposes?

Please refer to the question above (“What are policies regarding visitors?”). Additionally, we have an on-call system during nights, weekends, holidays and break periods, which involves several levels of personnel.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper-class students who assist with policy enforcement and issues that arise in the residence halls and residential areas. Professional staff members are live-in professionals from the Office of Student Affairs who supervise these RAs and oversee daily operations in the residence halls. Professional staff members will coordinate with other personnel to handle situations that come to our attention. Campus Safety Officers will coordinate with these Residence Life Staff members to ensure the safety of our students and campus community. Rounds are conducted by each of these individuals to observe residential areas, and each member has been trained to react in the event that a situation occurs on campus.

The University of Mount Olive offers a variety of activities, organizations and resources for our students. We are a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville.