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Welcome Future Saints!

Welcome to Residence Life at Flagler College. As you begin to imagine your first year at a college, you're probably thinking about what you might major in, what your classes will be like, what people you will meet. We hope that now you can start to imagine the place you will be calling home. Living on campus is an essential part of the total college experience and you are our primary focus.

As a part of the Residence Life Program you will be part of a community of learners who want you to succeed, both academically and personally. We desire for you to be able to look back on your time in the Residence Halls with fond memories of success – great friends, amazing experiences, and of course stellar grades. We believe that learning in the classroom is just the beginning and that by taking full advantage of all the Residence Life Program has to offer you will grow to become a leader in the world beyond campus.

If you are ready to start the journey to Live, Learn, and Grow with Residence Life at Flagler College, please explore our page and learn more about what we have to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Go Saints!!

  • Roommate Request Form
  • FAQs
  • To Bring/Not to Bring
  • Orientation & Move-in
  • Key Policies

The Housing Office uses your Application for Student Housing (that came with your Offer of Admission Letter) to assign a compatible roommate. If you have a specific roommate request, both students need to fill out and submit the form below.

Student Information
Roommate(s) Preference
1st Roommate
2nd Roommate
3rd Roommate
4th Roommate
Preferred Building/Floor
 
Every attempt to accommodate your room request with your preferred roommate(s) will be made. If the Office of Residence Life cannot accommodate both would you rather be placed in one of your top three room choices or be placed in another room with your preferred roommates.

Is it possible to see my specific room prior to moving in?

While we understand that everyone is excited about seeing their new residence hall room, we are unable to show students their specific rooms over the summer. During the summer a variety of summer camps are housed in the residence halls. Outside of that time maintenance and cleaning must take place to prepare the halls for your arrival.

How does the assignment process work?

The assignment process matches up students in accordance to gender, hobbies and other requested information. Many aspects play into the assignment process such as: date of deposit, class standing, and availability of space.

Just a reminder: Room assignments will not be based on a student’s race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Can I make a room change after I am assigned?

Surfer in Ponce Courtyard

After a student is assigned to housing during the summer months room changes will not be allowed. The reason behind this is because throughout the entire summer our department is constantly consolidating spaces to allow for the most occupancy upon the demand.

Once the semester has begun, after a 2 week holding period, students can speak with their current roommates and with their Resident Advisors about the steps to making a room change if desired.

Where will I live as a new freshman?

As a new freshman to Flagler College, you will live in one of three Residence Halls. Women will live in Ponce Hall on the Lobby, 1st, or 2nd floors. Men will live in either Lewis House or Cedar Hall. We at Flagler College strive to encourage the freshmen experience, so we keep these areas freshmen-only to the best of our ability. This allows the Resident Advisors to directly facilitate acclimating new freshmen to the campus and suit their unique and diverse needs.

What happens if I move in and do not get along with my roommate?

If you are having a difficulties with your roommate(s) please contact your Resident Advisor or the Residence Life Office to discuss mediation procedures. Please remember the demand for housing is high, just moving a student out of a room is not always possible.

Once the semester has begun, after a 2 week holding period, students can speak with their current roommates and with their Resident Advisors about the steps to making a room change if desired.

What is a Roommate Agreement?

A Roommate Agreement is an agreement made between roommates about different responsibilities and needs from each roommate in the room. It can specify cleaning schedules, sleep schedules, or needs regarding lights and music in the room while studying.

Residence Life highly encourages all residents to fill out a Roommate Agreement. They are available through your Resident Advisor or on our website and once they are filled out, one copy will be kept on file with your Resident Advisor and one will be posted visibly in your room.

Can I remove any furniture from my room?

No. All College issued furniture must stay in the room. Students cannot move any item out of the room or building. Moving furniture from the lounges into a residential room is also prohibited.

Do you rent micro-fridges?

Yes. Students who wish to have a refrigerator may rent one from the College on a first-come first-served basis. No other refrigerators or microwaves may be brought into the residence halls.

What types of decorations are allowed in the Residence Hall rooms?

Students are allowed to use sticky-tack to attach posters or other wall hangings to the walls. Other adhesive products or push-pins are not permitted on the walls or ceilings of the room. Most rooms have a tack-strip (a strip of wood offset from the wall) where students are permitted to place push-pins or nails.
Painting the walls or doors of the room is not permitted.

Is smoking permitted in the room?

No. Flagler College buildings are smoke free.

Who cleans my room?

You and your roommate are responsible for the cleanliness of your room and bathroom. The residence hall custodians are responsible for cleaning corridor areas.

There are periodic Health and Safety inspections performed throughout the semester performed by the Resident Advisors to ensure the cleanliness of the rooms and bathrooms. Residents are highly encouraged to fill out the Roommate Agreement form and to make a cleaning schedule with their roommates based on their needs.

Does the College provide cable TV service?

No. If you wish to have cable service in your room please use the contact information below to subscribe. Due to the nature of the buildings on campus all cable subscriptions must be made through the Comcast/Flagler College liaison. All cable connections will be made prior to move-in day when Comcast cable will be on campus to hand out cable boxes. If you do not subscribe to cable prior to move-in day, the next chance to subscribe to cable will be the spring semester. Comcast has specific representatives assigned to manage Flagler College accounts. Representatives contact information is sent out as a part of the Student Services summer mailing. You must go through the Flagler College representatives to receive the special cable promotion and installation rate. Cable boxes must be returned to Comcast by the students at the end of the year.

Can I bring a pet?

Fish in a tank of 10 gallons or less are the only pets permitted in the Residence Halls.
This category does not extend to turtles, crabs, water lizards, snakes, etc. These and all other pets other than fish are prohibited at all times in the Residence Halls.

I play an instrument, what can I bring to campus with me?

Many instruments are allowed, however drum sets and amplification systems are prohibited from the Residence Halls.

Small to medium sized stereos and boom boxes are permitted, although residents should review the Roommate Bill of Rights when deciding which types of musical instruments or music playing devices with them into the Residence Halls.

What if I want to move off-campus for spring semester of my freshman year?

Freshmen at Flagler College are required to live on campus for their first full academic year. Moving off campus is not permitted unless there are extenuating circumstances which will be reviewed by the Dean of Student Services. Additionally, all housing contracts that begin during the Fall Semester are binding for the full academic year, including both the Fall and Spring Semester.

Does the Flagler College campus have a police department?

Flagler College is partnered with the City of St. Augustine Police Department. At least one officer is assigned to monitor the campus every night from 6 PM – 6 AM. Officers also show their presence throughout the day and have direct contact with Flagler College security.

Is there security on campus?

Security is present on campus 24/7. Their main office is located in Ponce Hall, though they have desk stations in every building on campus. They do periodic patrols of the campus grounds as well as inside the campus buildings, including Residence Halls.

How do I submit a Maintenance Request?

Facilities Maintenance requests can be accessed from the my.flagler.edu portal on the main home page or the Residence Life Current Students page.

What is there to do in St. Augustine?

Flagler College is in the heart of downtown, St. Augustine’s historic district. Within walking distance from campus, there are small shops, museums, casual and fine dining, St. Augustine tourism, recreation, and movies.

Across the bridge on Anastasia Island, there are skate parks, local attractions such as the Alligator Farm, state parks with camping facilities, and multiple casual and fine dining establishments. The campus is about 5 miles from St. Augustine Beach which provides safe and clean spots for surfing or fishing.
The campus is centrally located to shopping at the St. Augustine Outlet Malls, Publix, WinnDixie, Target, WalMart, Home Depot, Bed Bath and Beyond, etc. We are about a 45 minute drive from Jacksonville, FL.

Is there public transportation?

Flagler College Security offers a shuttle operating from 6 PM – 6 AM that runs between residence halls and the parking garage.

The City of St. Augustine has the Sunshine Bus which runs daily from the southern-most point of St. Augustine up into Jacksonville. For more information about the Sunshine Bus including a map and schedule please visit their website www.sunshinebus.net.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding (Twin XL)
  • Area Rug (Cedar Hall & Lewis House do not have carpet)Move in Day
  • Computer - we recommend windows PCs or Macs
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Rain Boots (can be purchased at Flagler’s Legacy) & Rain Jacket
  • Lap Desk (can be purchased at Flagler’s Legacy)
  • Poster Putty
  • Study lamp
  • Flashlight
  • Cell Phone
  • A lock box for other valuables
  • An egg crate or mattress pad for the bed
  • Shower Caddy for toiletries
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Ethernet Chord

What NOT to Bring:

  • Refrigerators
  • Cooking appliances with an open visible heating element
  • Drum sets or amplifiers for musical equipment (These restrictions are due to noise, voltage and electrical limitations)
  • Microwaves
  • Extension cords
  • Lamps with plastic shades
  • 3m hooks, command strips, thumb tacks, scotch, masking, and/or double-sided tape to hang items on walls (For hanging items, poster putty is the only acceptable type of adhering material)
  • Furniture (wait to see how much room you actually have)
  • Too much stuff

Building Your Legacy Orientation

Visit the Admitted Students Page and the Building Your Legacy Orientation Page for up to date information.

Admitted Students Page

Building Your Legacy Orientation

Questions

If you have questions please contact the Office of Student Services, by calling 
(904) 819-6238 or email studentservices@flagler.edu

Obviously we believe that all of our policies are important; however, there are a few policies that we would like to call special attention to. These policies are instrumental in helping to create the environment and community that we strive for and hope that everyone will be familiar with them prior to arrival on campus.

Alcoholic Beverages

The use or possession of alcoholic beverages on the campus by students or their guests is prohibited and is grounds for suspension from the College. Students are expected to comply with municipal, state and federal laws pertaining to the possession and use of alcoholic beverages off campus. Incidents of intoxication and/or misconduct involving the consumption of alcoholic beverages are subject to College disciplinary action regardless of the location of such incidents. Alcoholic beverage containers, including shot glasses, and bottle caps in the residence halls and in automobiles are in conflict with the College’s policy prohibiting consumption of alcohol on campus. When such containers are found in the residence halls or in the automobile, it will be assumed that the alcohol was consumed on the campus, and the students involved will be charged with possession of alcohol. Physical evidence of any container of an alcoholic beverage (whether empty, full or partially full) will constitute sufficient evidence to find a student (or students) of a room (or suite) or automobile guilty of possession of alcoholic beverages on campus.

Students found guilty of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages (DUI) are subject to suspension. In the case of formal charges filed by a law enforcement agency, the College is not required to await legal adjudication of the case. If deemed advisable, the College may proceed with a disciplinary hearing on the basis of the evidence available.

Inter-hall Visitation

College policy does not permit inter-hall visitation. Students are not allowed to visit the rooms or the halls of the opposite sex. Students who violate this regulation are subject to disciplinary action. In the event of a violation of this regulation all parties involved, occupants and visitors, are held responsible.

Nonprescription and Illegal Drugs

In accordance with Flagler College’s commitment to academic excellence and the belief that the use of mind-altering drugs leads to impaired judgment and reduced achievement, the possession or use of any illegal drug is prohibited. No student may be in possession of, deliver, dispense, distribute, administer, manufacture or wholesale any controlled substance, including marijuana, narcotics, hallucinogens, and other chemical analog or drug-related paraphernalia. Any student who violates this regulation is subject to immediate suspension, dismissal or expulsion from Flagler College.

Refrigerator & Microwave Policy

Students who wish to have a refrigerator or microwave must rent a microfridge from Student Services on a first-come, first-served basis. No other refrigerators may be brought into the residence halls.

Residence Hall Policy

All new incoming freshmen must reside on campus, unless they live locally with their parents or are over 20 years of age. Transfer students who have completed less than 24 semester hours of credit are also required to live on campus. For students who enroll for the fall term, housing contracts are for the full academic year; thus, the student is responsible for the yearly room charges. Exceptions to this policy are students who will complete their degree requirements at the end of the fall semester; students who are dismissed from the College for academic or disciplinary reasons; students who are interning away or in a study abroad program; or students who choose not to return to the College for the spring semester. Students entering Flagler in January will contract for housing for the spring term only. Readmitted, for whatever reason (return from study abroad, dismissal), students are required to have permission of the Dean of Student Services for residing on campus.

Skateboards/Roller Skates/Blades

Skateboards and roller skates/blades are strictly prohibited from being used anywhere on the College campus. This includes wearing rollerblades or skates while leaving or entering a college building. The City of St. Augustine, by way of a city ordinance, also prohibits the use of these items on its streets and sidewalks. Riding bicycles on campus is also prohibited.