Criteria for Selection:
Living in a campus house is considered a privilege that is only extended to those students who meet the criteria for selection. Criteria includes, but is not limited to:
- Classification: seniors and juniors will be given more priority for assignment than sophomores and continuing freshmen. Groups may be mixed in terms of classification and everyone must be eligible for a house assignment (are a current UMHB house or apartment resident, or be 21 or older, or have 48 hours, or be allowed to live in a house based on an exception to the policy). Fall 2017 - an overflow is anticipated and all current residents are eligible to apply.
- Academic standing: Cumulative GPA must be a 2.5 or higher and student must not be on academic probation.
- Behavioral standing: the resident must be in good standing with the university, with no record of disciplinary action taken or chronic history of fines or disruptive behavior in previous housing assignments.
- Campus involvement: involvement in campus organizations, campus ministries, leadership positions, and community service will be taken into consideration.
- References: applicants must be able to supply the names of individuals who can serve as a reference in regards to involvement on campus, behavior, etc.
- Criteria for Continued Occupancy:
- House residents must remain in good standing, academically and behaviorally, with the university. Compliance with all university/housing policy and procedure is expected. A violation of university policy can result in one or more of the residents being re-assigned to other housing on campus, depending on the circumstances of the violation.
- Go to http://students.umhb.edu/student-handbook to review university policy in the Student Handbook and the Guide to Campus Housing.
- A Resident Director is assigned to management of the campus houses. The RD and the RAs will oversee check-in/check-out, room checks, work orders, and policy compliance. House residents will attend all mandatory meetings called by the RD.
Period of Occupancy:
- Assignments made for the fall semester are good for the academic year (fall and spring).
- Residents can make a change in their housing assignment at mid-year.
- Residents are encouraged to form their own living group and apply as a group for a house. Residents can apply as singles or pairs (2 people) etc. If a group applies that matches the available space within the house and members of the group all meet or exceed the criteria, that group would be given more consideration to occupy the house than a small group. In cases where a group does not meet the capacity of a house but are going to be given a house, the Residence Life Office will assign others who have applied to the open space.
- Current residents are allowed to pull in their preferred roommate(s) when a vacancy occurs but that person must meet the criteria. The requested roommate needs to be someone who is accepted by all of the residents of the house and verification of this will be required. The new roommate must complete a Campus House Application and must meet the eligibility requirements as stated. The Residence Life Office can turn down the occupants requested roommate if that person does not meet the eligibility criteria.
- House residents are expected to either pull in or accept new roommates in order to maximize the use of bed space within the house.
Standard Items & Services Provided:
- Utilities such as electric and water.
- Internet and cable. No phone service is provided.
- WiFi is up and running in the houses. The password is on the router which is there in the living room next to the TV stand.
- A twin size bed and twin size mattress per student. All other furnishings must be supplied by residents.
- Fully equipped kitchen: includes a full size refrigerator, stove, sink, and kitchen cabinets. A microwave may not be provided but can be requested.
- Washer and dryer
- Lawn upkeep is done by the UMHB Facilities Department.
- Trash pickup is provided once a week on Monday - trash can has a green lid. Trash can should be placed curbside by 7 am and moved off the street by 7pm the same day.
- Recycling pickup is provided everyother week - can has a yellow lid. Schedule for recycle pickup can be found by going to http://www.beltontexas.gov/documentcenter/view/2521
- Mail service is through the Belton Post Office and garbage pick-up is through the City of Belton.
- Residents are required to park in the spaces provided for the house and are not allowed to park on the lawn. Residents are responsible for where their guests park as well.