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Housing FAQ

How do I sign my housing application and select a roommate/room?

If you're a new student, use these instructions.

If you're a returning student, use these instructions.

Can I request someone as my roommate?

Yes - however, both students MUST complete a housing application as noted in “Step 1” of the Housing Selection Instructions. Using Self-Service, Simply click on “select roommate/suitemates” and enter in the other student’s name. The other student will receive an email request and must accept it. Please communicate with your potential roommate about who will select the housing and which available housing to select.

Are single rooms available?

No. Because we believe that learning to live in a community is a key experience, single rooms are not available. The college does reserve the right to adjust assignments throughout the year to make better use of the spaces available, or to make appropriate accommodations.

What if I have a physical disability and require special housing?

First, you should indicate your need when filling out the required information prior to submitting your housing contract. Secondly, be sure to contact Accessibility Services. We will need any appropriate documentation to verify your disability. We will work in coordination with our ADA Coordinator to evaluate your need, determine eligibility, and make the appropriate housing arrangement. Ph: 919-497-3403.

Can I switch my housing assignment?

Yes. You may switch your room or roommate by contacting the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 919-497-3310 or by emailing housing@louisburg.edu before the semester begins. After the semester begins, housing assignments are frozen and students can request a room switch during a pre-determined room switch period. They are typically in September and February. Notice will be given prior to the room switch periods.

Room “Freeze” Periods: In order for you to have time to adjust to college and get to know your roommate, and for us to verify everyone's housing assignment, we require that all students remain in their original assignment for the first three weeks of each semester. At check-in and during the “freeze,” students should fill out roommate contracts and discuss their living habits together. Following that time, we will have a two-week move period where any resident can move as long as all procedures are followed and approval from the Director of Housing & Residence Life is received.

What is the difference between "suite" and "community" style residence halls?

A suite style residence hall refers two rooms joined together by a bathroom. Four residents would share the bathroom. Students are responsible for providing their own toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and cleaning the bathroom. Suite Style Male Residence Halls: Merritt, Patten, Davis. Female Residence halls: Kenan, Hillman & Joyner.

A community style residence hall has one bathroom that is shared by the floor. Up to 40 residents may share this bathroom. Multiple shower and toilet stalls are in each bathroom. The college's housekeeping staff provides toilet paper and cleans the bathrooms. Community Style Residence Halls: Franklin, Wright, Joyner – second floor (female).

What is provided for me in the residence hall room?

Each residence hall room has: 2 Desks, 2 Chairs, 2 Extra-long twin beds (with the exception of Wright Hall (standard twin bed), 2 Wardrobes OR closets, 1 Dresser (typically with five drawers). All rooms have cable, wired internet access, and wireless internet access. Students must provide their own cable cords and Ethernet cords. All residence halls on campus have heat and A/C.

Is cable TV available?

Louisburg College provides basic Time Warner cable services to all residential students. It is the responsibility of residential students to purchase necessary equipment in order to access the free cable, including coaxial cables and compatible televisions.

What should I bring to campus?

Below is a non-inclusive list of items you should consider bringing. Please note there are specific items that are not permitted in the halls due to safety.


  • Can opener
  • Coffee maker (automatic shut-off only)
  • Fan
  • Floor lamps (except halogen)
  • Iron
  • Microwave (see Microwave section of Student Handbook)
  • Multi-plug outlet w/ surge protector
  • Personal computer w/ surge protector
  • TV
  • Refrigerator (4 cu. ft. or less)
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Radio/Stereo (quiet and consideration hours are strictly enforced)

Clothing and Decorative Items

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Personal items and toiletries
  • Trash can
  • Pictures and posters (must be hung without damaging walls. Poster Putty is recommended)
  • Alarm clock
  • Sheets (extra-long twin, except for Wright Hall which has standard twins)
  • Mattress pad
  • Bed spread/comforter
  • Towels
  • Shower caddy and flip flops (especially in community style residence halls)
  • Seasonal Clothing

Hints: Remember that space for clothing is limited. If you plan to go home frequently, you can plan your wardrobe accordingly and only bring the items you will need until your next trip. If, however, you will be going home only once or twice each semester, you should bring adequate clothing to cover the time period.

Weather: The temperature in Louisburg ranges in the 80s for August and September, gradually cooling to averages in the 40s by December. January and February typically sees temperature ranges of 20 degrees to 50 degrees, while March and April temperatures range in the 50s and 60s. (Be reminded that extreme variations from these averages are always possible.)

Please remember to speak with your roommate about the items each of you are bringing. You will be sharing a space and you may be able to more effectively use your space if you plan ahead on who will bring larger items.

Is there anything I cannot bring to campus?

Electrical power, especially in the older buildings, is limited. Heavy duty grounded extension cords or grounded "power strips" with an integrated circuit breaker are permitted. Light duty, ungrounded, two prong extension cords (UL listed) may be used for lamps, alarm clocks, and other low wattage appliances only. Any other use of light duty extension cords is a fire hazard and is not permitted in the residence halls.

Prohibited Items

  • Air conditioners
  • Amplifiers (sub-woofers)
  • Automatic drip coffee makers (without auto shut off)
  • Candles/incense
  • Ceiling fans
  • Cinder blocks
  • Crock pots
  • Charcoal or gas grills
  • Drum sets
  • Electric blankets
  • Electric or kerosene heaters
  • Electric woks/frying pans
  • Firearms/guns/ammunition
  • George Foreman grills (and similar grills)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Cooking devices with exposed heating surfaces (i.e. hotplates)
  • Multi-plug outlets (unless w/ surge protector)
  • Sandwich makers
  • Toaster/toaster ovens

Pets are not allowed in the residence halls. Students may have a fish with a 10 gallon or less aquarium. Students are not permitted to build lofts in the residence halls. Some beds on campus are bunkable. If you are interested in bunking your beds, you should contact your Resident Assistant or Community Director after moving in.

When do I move in?

Please see the Academic Calendar for the move-in date that pertains to you.

Is there a curfew in the residence halls?

We do not have curfews, so students are free to come and go as they please. We do have a visitation policy for members of the opposite sex (see Student Handbook). If you need to be off campus for more than two days during a period that you would normally be present we ask that you notify your Community Director prior to leaving.

How do I get a meal plan?

All resident students are required to participate in the campus meal plan. The plan consists of 19 meals per week and is automatically billed to your account.

Will I have a campus mailbox and email?

All students are assigned a campus mailbox and e-mail account. Your campus mailbox number will be distributed to you upon arrival for registration. You should receive your email information along with your Student Portal log-in when you are accepted to the college.

Your mailing address will be:
(Your Campus Mailbox)
501 N. Main St.
Louisburg, NC 27549

Am I allowed to have a car on campus?

All students are allowed to have a car on campus. Student vehicles must be registered with a properly displayed parking permit, which can be purchased from the Business Office. While parking is available near the residence halls, students are advised that these spaces are limited.

Does my room have a phone?

Since most students have a personal mobile phone, Residence Hall rooms do not have a telephone. If this presents a problem you should contact the Housing Office.

Who can I contact if I have a question?

If you have another question or need more information, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Office of Residence Life & Housing: 919-497-3310 housing@louisburg.edu
Office of Student Life: 919-497-3247
Billing/Business Office: 919-497-3262
Office of Admissions: 919-497-3222 admissions@louisburg.edu
Office of Financial Aid: 919-497-3229

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