First Year Students

First Year Students

Advantages You Enjoy

The most immediate advantages

Living on campus at Coppin State University provides convenience and community at a reasonable cost.

The most important advantages

Research indicates that living arrangements play a significant role in a college student's success. Here is what recent studies reveal about students living in the residence halls:

  • Higher Grade Point Average.
  • Higher degree of overall satisfaction with his/her college career.
  • Higher probability of graduating from college.

The hidden advantages

A less visible, but very meaningful benefit of residence hall life is the feeling of community you discover. Finding your niche can be challenging. Residence hall living provides the needed backdrop and brings with it a sense of identity and belonging. There are student leadership opportunities as well. Living in a residence hall means a chance to nurture friendships and opportunities to grow as you experience the learning that comes from living with and learning about others.

Room Assignment Process

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for housing upon acceptance to Coppin State University. Coppin State University does not maintain a compulsory on-campus residence policy. However, because of limited number of room spaces compared to the heavy demand for on-campus housing, you should apply for housing as soon after you are accepted to the university as possible. The following steps describe the process of applying for housing. Please read this information completely and carefully.

  1. To be considered for on campus housing, you must first be fully admitted to the University. You will receive an acceptance packet from the Office of Admissions. After receiving the packet, visit the housing section of the Coppin Webpage. To access the housing application click on the blue box that reads Housing Confirmation Packet Apply Now. Print the documentation.
  2. You are encouraged to complete and return the Housing Application, signed Housing Contract, Medical Clearance form (with an attached copy of your shot records) and the $150 application fee immediately. Application materials are processed through the Business Office and the Community Health Center before they are forwarded to the housing office. Room assignments are made on a first come, first served basis based on the date the completed packet is received in the housing office and the availability of space.
  3. When all completed application materials have been received in the housing office, you will receive an email with the next steps in the assignment process. If your application packet is incomplete an email will be sent to you regarding the information that needs to be corrected before you can continue in the assignment process.
  4. Housing assignments are usually made in early summer depending on the demand for housing. You will be notified by email that you have been assigned to a building or placed on the waiting list. If you are placed on the waiting list, you are encouraged to check your preferred email regularly concerning your housing status.
  5. Students who have been assigned a room will receive a packet in the mail with specific information regarding the check-in process prior to the start of the fall semester.

Office of Housing Check in Process (New Students)

Students who have received a housing assignment will receive a freshmen packet in the mail prior to the start of the fall semester. Included in the mailing will be detailed information outlining the check-in process. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure all housing requirements are met prior to check-in.

What to Bring:

  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable Cord - At least 12 feet in length (to connect Cable to TV)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Desk Lamp
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry Supplies
  • Medications
  • Personal Toiletries / medications
  • Pillows
  • Power Strip (UL approved)
  • Rainwear
  • Refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet, maximum)
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower shoes & bucket
  • Soap-dish
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • TV/DVD/Stereo
  • UL approved extension cord
  • Wall-safe hooks and tape (for hanging pictures & posters)
  • Wastebasket
  • X-Long twin-size sheets

What to Leave at Home:

  • Live pets (except fish)
  • Microwaves
  • Any cooking appliances (hot plates, grills, crock pots, toasters, etc)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles and incense
  • Illegal items and contraband
  • Lighters or matches