Frequently Asked Questions
So, now you know all the answers, right...but what are the questions? Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
Does the University provide staff in the hall?
There are professional and paraprofessional (resident assistants, or RAs) staff working and living in the residence hall. The staff provides opportunities for each resident to enhance their personal, interpersonal, and educational development. Residents are encouraged to talk to their RA or the professional staff about any concerns or questions they have.
Why should I live on campus?
Studies show that students who live on campus tend to make better grades. There are several reasons for this. For one, you are closer to things such as: the library, the computer lab, and the cafeteria. Another reason for the higher grades is the fact that the residence halls can be more conducive to studying than off-campus housing. You can always find someone to study with in the residence halls, just check out the lounge!
Will my roommate preferences be honored?
The housing office makes every attempt to honor your roommate preference request. There is an area on the application for freshmen to indicate who they would like as a roommate. Both students must indicate the name and student identification number for each other on the application. In addition, both students must be admitted to Coppin State.
Is there a Housing Application deadline?
No, however, new students whose completed application is received in the housing office before the April 1st deadline will receive priority attention in the room assignment process. Housing applications are accepted throughout the year and assignments are made based on space availability.
When will I find out my building and roommate(s)?
Students who have submitted a completed application will usually receive their building assignment and roommate information in early summer depending on the demand for housing. An email will be sent to your preferred email account containing the assigned building, your roommates name and email address.
What is furnished in the residence hall?
In your room we will provide a desk, chair, dresser, closet, blinds, a twin bed with mattress, wireless internet, and cable television connectivity. A microfridge is provided in the common area of each suite. Bathrooms with showers and toilets are in each suite. There are computer labs, quiet study areas, and a laundry facility located in each residence hall.
Can I access the Internet from my room?
Both residence halls have free wireless internet connectivity.
How do I get something fixed in my room?
Students will submit requests for all repairs through the Self Service portal of their EagleLINKS account. Log into your EagleLINKS account, go to your Self Service menu and select Residence Life to submit a work order.
Will I have to move all my belongings out of the residence hall for Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring Break?
No, you will not have to move your belongings home during breaks. You are encouraged to properly secure all valuables and take items with you that will be needed during the break.