After we receive your completed Residence Hall and Dining Services Application and Agreement, we match students based on stated interests and habits. We’ll send you your assignment and roommate’s contact information as soon as a match has been made.
Students who live in a residence hall with a roommate have higher success rates than students who live alone or live off-campus. For this reason, first-year students are required to have a roommate.
When you arrive at IWC, your room will have a twin bed, desk, desk chair, bureau, mirror, closet, and curtains. You will assume responsibility for this furniture, and it will be yours for the year. Due to limited storage space in the halls, all furniture must remain in the room.
What to bring with you and what to leave behind
What You Should Bring:
comforter or bedspread
twin-size sheets (36" x 80")
toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
pillow and pillowcases
Other items that you may want to bring:
checkbook /debit card
crates for stacking
desk supplies (pens, notebooks, etc)
flip flops for the shower
high school yearbook
laundry basket and detergent
message board for door
needle & thread
wastebasket and trash bags
Roommates will want to discuss these items in advance:
You won’t need an answering machine because you and your roommate will share a voicemail on your room phone.
The following items are prohibited from the residence hall rooms because of fire hazard potential and/or insurance regulations:
· Large paper or fabric wall hangings
· Non-UL-listed appliances
· Air conditioners – including windowless
· Other than a microwave, cooking appliances of any kind are prohibited.
· Halogen lamps, sun lamps and spider arm lamps
· Gasoline, kerosene (all flammable fuels)
· Firearms or weapons of any kind
· Candles, incense or any other type of flame or burning unit
· Hammer, nails, power drills – Hammering holes into the halls is prohibited.
· Double-sided sticky tape
· Pets (except for small aquarium fish)
Any item closely related to the above is forbidden in the residence halls. They are prohibited because they put you and those around you at risk. If you are not sure whether something is allowed, contact the Student Life Office at 319-385-6256 .
What will I find in town for supplies?
Mount Pleasant has a variety of shops within walking distance of campus including Hy Vee, Dollar General and WalMart, as well as many other local merchants with just about anything you could need or want.