Promoting Safe, Healthy Student Communities

The Office of Residence Life promotes a progressive, co-curricular experience that fosters inclusive, safe, and healthy student communities.

Millikin's Residence Policy

  • Students may live in University operated residence halls (first-year students only) and apartments (if available), Greek chapter houses and The Woods at Millikin. All upperclassmen students reside at The Woods at Millikin.
  • Students wishing to live off-campus MUST meet one of the following criteria:
    • Be 24 years of age or older before August 1 of the petition year
    • Be married (marriage license may be required)
    • Have dependents
    • Be of senior standing (88 credits or more and by matriculation, beginning their 7th Millikin semester) at the beginning of the fall term
    • Live within a 40 mile radius of campus and living with a parent/guardian
    • Demonstrate significant financial hardship (defined as having exhausted all loan eligibility- verified through Student Financial Services)

Move In Dates

  • August 6-12: Special Programs early arrival
  • August 13: Resident Assistants
  • August 14: Returning International Students (on charter)
  • August 16: EDGE (check-in at University Commons)
  • August 17: Students needing accommodations traveling from "hot spots"
  • August 19: New International Students, Long-Vanderburg Scholars, Peer Mentors
  • August 19-21: The Woods Residents (except those doing early move-ins) and Transfer Students
  • August 20: First-Year Honors Students, Leadership Scholars
  • August 21: All remaining First-Year Students (New Student Welcome Week starts 5 p.m.)

 

Residential learning outcomes for residential students

By End of their First Year:

  • Residents will engage in the residential community through interactions, service, education, and programming.
  • Residents will be able to reflect and articulate their role in their residential community.
  • Residents will develop ownership and a sense of belonging in their residential community.
  • Residents will identify and reflect on their personal values in order to engage in inclusion and difference.
  • Residents will be able to identify the characteristics of a mature interpersonal relationship.
  • Residents will deepen their academic identity through para-professionals presence/programming, engaging in faculty/staff inside and outside their residential community.

By End of their Second Year:

  • Residents will move from autonomy to interdependence.
  • Residents will develop confidence in problem solving skills and managing their lives.

By End of their Third Year Students

  • Residents will engage in their residential community and the Millikin/Decatur community.
  • Residents will understand the leasing process to live off campus.

By End of their Fourth Your

  • Residents will develop full autonomy and live off campus independently.

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