Housing FAQs

Joyner Hall 
 
Instructions for the housing application & room selection process are found in the Housing Selection section of this website located here.

Yes!  However, both students MUST be accepted, paid the housing deposit, and complete the On Campus Housing Preference Form.

Students need to ensure that both students select each other as future roommates on the On Campus Housing Selection Form.  These forms are emailed to all returning students in the spring semester.  New students will receive the form in May via email and throughout the summer once a student has been accepted to the College. 

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

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 to make appropriate accommodations.

First, you should indicate your need and gather all required documentation of your disability (specialist diagnosis, doctor’s recommendation etc). Secondly, be sure to contact Accessibility Services at (919) 497-3302. We will work in coordination with our 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 begins, housing assignments are “frozen” for two weeks. Room change requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and are authorized at the discretion of the Housing & Residence Life staff.

Room “Freeze” Periods

In order 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 assignment 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 all procedures are followed and approval from Housing & Residence Life is received.

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 own toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and cleaning the bathroom regularly. The suite-style residence halls are: Merritt, Patten, Kenan, Hillman-Morris, and Joyner.

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

Each residence hall room has two desks, two chairs, two extra-long twin beds (with the exception of Wright Hall (standard twin bed), two wardrobes OR closets, and one dresser (typically with five drawers). All rooms have wired internet access, and wireless internet access. Students must provide their own Ethernet Cords. All residence halls on campus have heat and air conditioning.

Louisburg College offers enhanced wireless internet in the residence halls to allow for television streaming services for which the student subscribes.  Students may augment streaming with the use of an indoor digital antenna which allows reception of local channels.  Antennas must be tabletop models and may not be mounted on interior or exterior walls/windows.  

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

Appliances

  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker (automatic shut-off only)
  • Fan
  • Floor lamps (except halogen)
  • Iron
  • Microwave (see Microwave section of Student Handbook)
  • Multi-Plug Outlet w/Surge Protector
  • Personal Computer w/Surge Protector
  • TV
  • Refrigerator (4 cu. ft. or less)
  • Vacuum Cleaner/Broom/Dust Pan

Clothing and Decorative Items

  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Personal Items and Toiletries
  • Trash Can/Bags
  • Pictures and Posters (must be hung without damaging walls. Poster Putty is recommended). NO nails/tacks.
  • Alarm Clock
  • Sheets (extra-long twin)
  • Mattress Pad
  • Bed Spread/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 will need until your next trip. If, however, you will be going home only once or twice each semester, you should bring adequate clothing to cover the time period.

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 sees temperature ranges of 20 degrees to 50 degrees, while March and April temperatures range in the 50s and 60s. (Be reminded that extreme variations from these averages are always possible.)  Located north of Raleigh, Louisburg generally has hot and humid summers, and winters which are short and mild by comparison to much of the rest of the country, with snow being a rarity.  

Please remember to speak with your roommate about the items each of you are bringing. You will be sharing a space and you may be able to more effectively use your space if you plan ahead on who will bring larger items.

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. Light duty, ungrounded, two prong extension cords (UL listed) may be used for lamps, alarm clocks, and other low wattage appliances only. Any other use of light duty extension cords is a fire hazard and is not permitted in the residence halls.

 Prohibited Items
  • Air Conditioners
  • Air Fryers
  • Alcohol, Marijuana, and all Illegal Controlled Substances
  • Amplifiers (Subwoofers)
  • Automatic Drip Coffee Makers (without auto shut off)
  • Candles/Incense
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Charcoal or Gas Grills
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Cooking devices with exposed heating surfaces (i.e. hotplates)
  • Crock Pots
  • Drum Sets (or other loud instruments)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Electric or Kerosene Heaters
  • Electric Woks/Frying Pans
  • Firearms/Guns/Ammunition
  • George Foreman Grills (and similar grills)
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Hover Boards
  • Multi-plug Outlets (unless w/ surge protector)
  • Sandwich Makers
  • Toaster/Toaster Ovens

Pets are not allowed in the residence halls. Students may have a fish with a 10 gallon or less aquarium. Students are not permitted to build lofts in the residence halls. Some beds on campus are bunkable. If you are interested in bunking your beds, you should contact your Resident Assistant after moving in.

Refer to the Student Handbook online for a full list of prohibited items. The handbook is updated regularly with such 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 Student Handbook).

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

All residence halls have secure front entrance and bedroom doors. Only those with a valid ID (or hard key) and pre-authorized access are permitted and will be 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 is automatically billed to your account.

All students are assigned a campus mailbox and email account. You will receive your campus mailbox number when you arrive for check-in. You should receive your email information along with your login credentials when you are accepted to the College (you may also contact your 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! All students are allowed to have a car on campus. Student vehicles must be registered with a properly displayed parking permit, which can be purchased from the Business Office. While parking is available near the residence halls, students are advised that these spaces are limited.  

Students may not park in the Main circle parking lot. This is 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.

Laundry machines are provided free of cost to all residence hall students.  Since many students tend to do their laundry during similar time periods, the college provides Laundry View  to all students.  Laundry View  is an internet application that allows students to monitor the status of washers and dryers through a web browser.  This service can be accessed here

If you have another question 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