Are the residence halls co-educational? Yes. Our residence halls, Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South, are set up in suite style; the two rooms within each suite will be gender specific. City View Towers, our on-campus apartment complex, permits mixed genders within the apartment; each student has his/her own bedroom. What is the cost of room and board? For current room and board rates, consult Student Financial Services. Who is eligible to live on campus? Traditional first-year as well as second-year students are eligible for housing as part of our two-year residency requirement. Students not falling into one of these two categories are provided housing on a space available, "first come, first serve" basis. If you are in need of housing and do not meet the eligibility requirements, please contact the Department of Residential Life at 980-598-1800. Most new students will reside in Cedar Hall North or Cedar Hall South. Returning students typically reside in City View Towers. If space is available, transfer students, international students and new students older than 21 may be eligible to live in City View Towers.
What is the two-year residency requirement? The Charlotte Campus’ two-year residency requirement states that students must reside on campus for their first two years of enrollment. Exemption categories are listed below:
Any student fitting one of the criteria above must submit a housing exemption form to Residential Life. Are the rooms wired for the internet/telephone/cable? Yes, all rooms are Internet-ready. The university has installed 10mbps Ethernet networks in the residence halls. Students will need a 10Base-T card installed in their computers to connect to ResNet. (10/100 auto-sensing cards will also work.) Additionally, local phone service will be included (students must provide telephones and answering machines) and all rooms will have basic cable service. Can my student bring a microwave or refrigerator? No, students are not permitted to bring their own microwave or refrigerator; the university provides one microfridge unit in each room (one per two students). No additional fees are required. City View Towers apartments are furnished with all major kitchen appliances. Can I make changes to my student’s meal plan? There is an Optional Weekend Meal Plan, providing meals on non-class days for residents of Cedar Hall North and South only. Changes to the weekend meal plan are only accepted during check-in or the first two weeks of each term. To cancel or add on the weekend meal plan, please notify ORL. Do I need to procure personal property insurance? We strongly urge you to obtain personal property insurance coverage under your own/your parents’/your guardian’s homeowner’s insurance. JWU is not responsible for damages to or loss of your private property. Do the residence halls close for the holiday break? Yes. Cedar Hall North and Cedar Hall South officially close during the winter break. Students are not permitted to remain in the residence halls during this time. All students who require housing during the holiday break must make their own arrangements for accommodations. Halls are open for the fall and spring breaks. City View Towers remains open during all university breaks. How are student rooms/apartments secured? In the residence halls, students have card access to their assigned suites only. The interior doors to the students’ rooms have a deadbolt lock that can be locked from the inside or outside (with a key). In City View Towers, students have keys for their apartment door and for their bedroom door; these keys are issued at check-in. In all housing facilities, students’ ID cards will provide them with access to the exterior doors of the building in which they reside. What are other safety measures in place within campus residential facilities? All university housing has 24-hour monitored access. Access to each hall is limited to its residents. The front desks in Cedar Hall North South are staffed by a receptionist Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, and by Resident Assistants from 4pm-midnight and on weekends. At midnight, security officers staff the front desk.
All front desk staff assist residents with questions and concerns, as well as offer safety for the residence hall. The front office at City View Towers is staffed Mon-Fri 8am-9pm, and Sun 5-9pm. Security officers conduct rounds throughout the apartment community between the hours of 8pm-8am, 7 days a week.
To gain access to your hall, you must present your JWU ID with valid hall sticker. If you visit a residence hall other than your own, you are considered a guest and must register with the front desk. It is important to note that all guests are required to abide by hall policies and procedures. There are also cameras throughout the building and on the outside of each building. How does laundry work in the halls? Both residence halls have laundry rooms on each floor. There are 16 washers and dryers in each building. All washers and dryers use a card operated system. (Cash is not accepted). Cards can be purchased in the lobby of each residence hall for $5 in provided card machines. Students may add money to your card at those same machines, adding up to $99. Each card is re-loadable and should be treated as cash. Machines only accept $5, $10 and $20 dollar bills. Any washer or dryer malfunction should be immediately reported to the front desk in the corresponding hall. For City View Towers residents, a washer and dryer are included in each apartment at no extra charge. How do I send mail to a student living on campus? Address your mail as follows: Student Name Cedar Hall North 725 W. 4th Street, Mailbox# Charlotte, NC 28202 Student Name Cedar Hall South 215 S. Cedar Street, Mailbox# Charlotte, NC 28202 Student Name City View Towers 425 W. 5th Street, Apt. # Charlotte, NC 28202
My student is transferring from another college (non-JWU campus). Is he/she eligible for housing? The Charlotte Campus has a two-year residency requirement for new first-year students (never attended college). As a result, space is extremely limited in our residential facilities so we cannot guarantee housing for transfer students. Transfer students interested in on-campus housing, should contact the Department of Residential Life at 980-598-1800 and request a spot on the transfer student wait list.
My student is transferring to the Charlotte Campus from another JWU campus. Is he/she eligible for housing? The Charlotte Campus will provide housing to an intercampus transfer student if the individual is currently a first year student. Please note: we cannot guarantee a particular building or room. Intercampus transfer students who are 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students cannot be guaranteed a space on-campus. Please contact the Department of Residential Life at 980-598-1800 with specific questions.