Parents and Families

A Note from the Director

There is a lot of information that parents and families need to know as their student moves through their college experience.  In these pages, you will find information pertinent to your student living on campus.  Studies have shown that students who live on campus tend to have a better grade point average, graduate earlier, and are more satisfied with their college experience.  The Office of Housing and Residential Life works hard to provide a comprehensive and educational experience that complements their academic experience.  If there is anything we can do to help your student, please do not hesitate to email us at

Phillip Bernard
Director of Housing and Residential Life 

Housing Accommodations

Full-time students who wish to live in housing, are in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with the Institute, have paid the housing deposit, and have needs that may necessitate a specific housing assignment may request accommodations by going through the Housing Accommodations Process. Students must submit a request to the Office of Housing & Residential Life stating what accommodations they are seeking and must have medical documentation supporting the request.  Students must reapply for accommodations each time that they are going through the housing selection or assignment process.  For more information please visit the Housing Accommodations Process Page.

Monthly Emails & Home Away From Home Newsletter

Partnering with families is important to us.  The Office of Housing & Residential Life produces a monthly email for parents and families that provides important housing information and announcements. We also publish a bi-annual newsletter called "Home Away From Home."  Past editions of the "Home Away From Home" Newsletter are available below.

Spring 2013 Home Away From Home Newsletter

Fall 2012 Home Away From Home Newsletter

Spring 2012 Home Away From Home Newsletter

Fall 2011 Home Away From Home Newsletter

If you would like to be added to our email or mailing list, please email the Director of Housing, Phillip Bernard.

2012 Parents and Families New Student Orientation Presentation

Please click on the link below to see the Parent and Family New Student Orientation presentation done during the New Student Orientations in June, 2012.

2012 Parents and Family Housing Presentation

For More Information

For more information about housing deposits, withdrawing from housing, and student insurance please visit our Procedures page.

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