Housing FAQs

Joyner Hall 

 

Students can find instructions for the housing application & room selection process in the website’s Housing Selection section here.

Yes!  However, the college MUST have accepted both students’ applications, and both must have paid their housing deposits and completed the On-Campus Housing Preference Form.

Students need to ensure that both students request each other as future roommates on the On-Campus Housing Selection Form.  The college mails these documents to all returning students in the spring semester.  Once the college accepts a student’s application, they email them the form - in May or throughout the summer.

Please communicate with your potential roommate about who will select the housing and which available one to select. Communication with each other is critical!

A limited number of single rooms could become available depending on annual occupancy and bed space availability.  These rooms have an additional expense and are on a "first-come, first-serve basis."  Students need to request placement on the Single Room Waitlist for consideration.  The College does reserve the right to adjust assignments throughout the year to make better use of the spaces available or make appropriate accommodations.
  1. First, you should indicate your need and gather all required documentation of your disability, such as specialist diagnosis and doctor’s recommendation.
  2. Secondly, be sure to contact Accessibility Services at (919) 497-3302.

The Office of Housing & Residence Life works in coordination with the Accessibility Services Director to evaluate your need, determine eligibility, and make any reasonable accommodations.

It depends...

  • You may switch your room or roommate by contacting the Office of Housing & Residence Life at (919) 497-3247 or by emailing housing@louisburg.edu before the semester begins.
  • After the semester starts, housing assignments are “frozen” for two weeks. The Office of Housing & Residence Life handles room change requests on a case-by-case basis and authorizes changes at their discretion.

Room “Freeze” Periods:

For Louisburg College to verify all housing assignments -- and for you to have time to adjust to college life and get to know your roommate -- we require that all students remain in their original room for the first two weeks of each semester. At check-in and during the “freeze,” students should fill out roommate contracts and discuss their living habits together.

Following that time, we will have a two-week move period where any resident can move as long as they follow all procedures and receive approval from Housing & Residence Life.

A suite-style residence hall refers to two rooms joined together by a bathroom. Up to four residents would share the bathroom. Students are responsible for providing their toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and cleaning the bathroom regularly. Merritt, Patten, Kenan, Hillman-Morris, and Joyner are suite-style.

A community-style residence hall has one bathroom shared by the floor community. Up to forty residents may share this bathroom. Multiple showers and toilet stalls with individual privacy are in each bathroom. The college's housekeeping staff provides toilet paper and cleans the bathrooms daily. Franklin, Wright, and the second floor of Joyner are community-style residence halls.

Each residence hall room has two desks, two chairs, two extra-long twin beds - except Wright Hall, which has standard twin beds, two wardrobes OR closets, and one dresser typically with five drawers. All rooms have both wired and wireless internet access, although; students must provide ethernet cords. All halls have heat and air conditioning.
Louisburg College offers enhanced wireless internet in the residence hall to permit students to view their subscribed television streaming. They may augment streaming with an indoor digital antenna, which enables the reception of local channels. These antennas must be tabletop models, and the college does not permit students to mount them on the interior or exterior walls or windows. 

Below is a non-inclusive list of items you should consider bringing to campus. Please note there are specific items the college does not permit in the halls due to safety 

Appliances:

  • Can opener
  • Coffee maker -only automatic shut-off 
  • Fan
  • Floor lamps -except halogen
  • Iron
  • Microwave -see microwave section of Student Handbook.
  • Multi-plug outlet with a surge protector
  • Personal computer with a surge protector
  • TV
  • Refrigerator -4 cu ft or less
  • Vacuum cleaner, broom, and dustpan

Clothing and Decorative Items:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Trash can with bags
  • Pictures and posters -  We recommend Poster Putty - students may use NO nails, tacks, or items that damage walls.
  • Alarm clock
  • Sheets - extra-long twin
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread or comforter
  • Towel
  • Shower caddy and flip flops
  • Seasonal clothing

Hints:

Remember that space for clothing is limited. If you plan to go home frequently, you can plan your wardrobe accordingly and only bring the items you need until your next trip. If, however, you plan to go home only once or twice each semester, you should have adequate clothing to cover the time.

Weather:

The temperature in Louisburg ranges in the 80s for August and September, gradually cooling to averages in the 40s by December. January and February typically see temperatures range 20 degrees to 50 degrees, while March and April temperatures range in the 50s and 60s. Extreme variations from these averages are always possible.  Located north of Raleigh, Louisburg generally has hot and humid summers, and winters are short and mild compared to other parts of the country, with snow being a rarity.  

Please coordinate with your roommate about the items each is bringing. Organizing who will bring larger items assists with more effectively using your space.

Electrical power, especially in the older buildings, is limited. Heavy-duty grounded extension cords or grounded "power strips" with an integrated circuit breaker are permitted. Students may use light-duty, ungrounded, two-prong extension cords -UL listed for lamps, alarm clocks, and other low-wattage appliances only. The college does not permit using light-duty extension cords in the residence halls for any other purposes, as it is a fire hazard. 

Prohibited Items

  • Air conditioners
  • Air fryers
  • Alcohol, marijuana, and all illegal controlled substances
  • Amplifiers - subwoofers
  • Automatic drip coffee makers without auto shut off.
  • Candles or incense
  • Ceiling fans
  • Charcoal or gas grills
  • Cinder blocks
  • Cooking devices with exposed heating surfaces - hotplates
  • Crockpots
  • Drum sets or other loud instruments
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric or kerosene heaters
  • Electric woks or frying pans
  • Firearms, guns, or ammunition
  • George Foreman or similar grills
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hoverboards
  • Multi-plug outlets unless with a surge protector.
  • Sandwich makers
  • Toaster or toaster ovens

The college does not permit pets in the residence halls, except fish in a 10 gallon or less aquarium. The college does not allow students to build lofts in the residence halls.

The college owns some bunk beds. If you are interested in bunk beds, contact your Resident Assistant after moving into your room.

Refer to the Student Handbook online for a full list of prohibited items. The department regularly updates the handbook with this information.

Athletes, new students, and returning students move in on different days. Please see the Academic Calendar for the move-in date that pertains to you. 

We do not have curfews, so students are free to come and go as they please. We do have a visitation and escort policy for members of the opposite sex. -see the Student Handbook.

If you plan to be off-campus for more than two days during a period you would typically be present; we ask that you notify a member of the Residence Life staff before leaving.

All residence halls have secure front entrances and bedroom doors. Only those with a valid ID or hard key and pre-authorized access are permitted and able to enter.

All residence hall students are required to participate in the campus meal plan. The plan consists of 19 meals per week, and the college automatically bills to your account.

The college assigns all students a campus mailbox and email account. You receive your campus mailbox number when you arrive for check-in. When the college accepts a student, they send them their email information and login credentials. Students may also contact their admissions counselor for this information.

Your mailing address will be: 

Louisburg College 
First and Last Name # (campus mailbox)
501 North Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549 

Yes! The college allows students to have a vehicle on campus.

Students must have their cars registered and correctly display a college parking permit, which students purchase from the Business Office.

Limited parking is available near the residence halls. 

Students may not park in Main Building’s circle parking lot. These parking spaces are for faculty, staff, and visitors only.

Since most students have a personal mobile phone, residence hall rooms do not have a telephone. If this presents a concern, you should contact Housing & Residence Life.

Louisburg College provides laundry machines free of cost to all residence hall students. 

Since many students tend to do their laundry around the same time, the college offers "Laundry View".  

"Laundry View" is an internet application that allows students to monitor washers and dryers’ status through a web browser.  Students may access the application here.

College Student Personal Property Insurance is something that all residence hall students should consider purchasing.

Understand that personal property is the responsibility of each student. One option is National Student Services, Inc.  Students may access the service here.

If you have any other questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.
  • Housing & Residence Life: (919) 497-3247, housing@louisburg.edu
  • Student Accounts/Billing: (919) 497-3229
  • Admissions: (919) 497-3222
  • Financial Aid: (919) 497-3212