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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