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Frequently Asked Questions

Residency Requirement

Residence Hall SuiteBeginning in August 2015, all students who have earned less than 60 credit hours will be required to live on campus and participate in a meal plan program. This applies to our current resident population as well as to the new incoming class.

All first-year and sophomore students (or students under 60 credit hours) should plan to live on campus; however, we do understand there may be unique circumstances warranting special consideration for exemption from this requirement.

Students who live at home with their parents/legal guardians in their primary residence in one of the following counties could qualify to be exempt: 

  • Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Pendleton
  • Ohio: Hamilton, Clermont
  • Indiana: Dearborn, Ohio

In addition, the following conditions could qualify a student to be exempt:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Married
  • Parent with custodial responsibilities
  • Part-time student (taking less than 9 credit hours a semester)
  • Extenuating health and medical circumstances

If you would like to be considered for an exemption based on these criteria, please complete a Housing Exemption Form and submit it to the Department of Student Affairs no later than August 15, 2015. 

When is the deadline for submitting my housing application?
The deadline for submitting an application is August 1st. If this date has passed, please call 859-344-3544 to see if your application can still be accepted.

Is there internet access?
Each building has wireless connections available.

Laundry FacilitiesAre the halls safe and secure?
We have campus safety officers on patrol 24 hours a day 365 days a year to ensure the safety and security of all TMC students. In order to enter a residence hall you must swipe your college ID. Only residents living in that building have access. There are security cameras on all doors of the residence halls to provide extra safety. Resident assistance staff and campus safety monitor the front desk of each hall during the late evening until morning hours.

Residents play a large part in the safety and security of the halls. It is imperative that residents make sure their doors are locked when they are in or out of their rooms. Following the guest policy is another way to help with safety and security. All guest(s) must be checked in and escorted by their host at all times.

Can I have overnight guests?
Residents may have overnight guest of the same sex. They must register their overnight guest with the staff member on duty by 10:30pm. No one under the age of 16 is permitted to stay overnight without prior approval from the Assistant Dean of Students. No guest may stay overnight more than 5 nights in 1 calendar month or more than 3 nights consecutively. There may be no overnight guest without the approval of all roommates.

Where do I do laundry?
There are laundry facilities in each building. There is no cost to the resident to use the facility.

Do I have to clean my own room? Bathroom?
It is the resident's responsibility to clean their own rooms. In Howard, Marian, and Ackerman, there is a staff member that helps to keep the restroom clean and replenished. The residents assist with this by cleaning after themselves and utilizing the trash cans appropriately. In Murphy Hall the residents are solely responsible for the cleanliness of their restroom. Inspections of the Murphy bathrooms will be made once a month during smoke detector checks to ensure that all bathrooms are being properly maintained.

Room Cancelations
Room cancelations for the fall semester should be done by June 1st and for the spring semester by December 1st. Room cancelations after the first day of class are pro-rated at the following rate: 100% during 1st week, 75% during 2nd week, 50% during 3rd week, and 25% during 4th week.

Can I pick my roommateCan I pick my roommate?
Roommate requests are honored whenever possible. Each applicant must request the other person(s) on their housing application.

What if I don't get along with my roommate(s)? Can I change rooms?
Hopefully you won't encounter this situation. Roommate relationships can be successful if you keep an open mind and are optimistic. Most roommate relationships evolve successfully over time, especially when roommates show respect and good communication directly and honestly.

If you are experiencing irresolvable roommate conflicts with your roommate, see your RA. The RA will sit down with all parties involved for a mediation session. Issues that have arrived and may arrive in the future. If the mediation session is unsuccessful the RA will contact the Senior RA for the building. If the SRA is unable to resolve the issues the SRA can recomend to the Assistant Dean of Students a move be made.

The short answer is 'yes', but room changes are usually a last resort measure. There is a room change period that all residents must adhere to.