First-Year Student FAQs

Residence Life Information

  1. When will I find out where I will be living and whom my roommates are?
    Letters for housing will be mailed out by mid-July from the Office of Residential Life with your housing assignment and roommates' names and addresses. We encourage all students to contact their roommate(s) prior to arrival on campus in August.
     
  2. Are there "curfews" in the residence halls?
    No, there aren't any curfews in the living areas. Students who live on campus must learn what works for them with regards to the balancing of academics and social activities.
     
  3. Do I have to have a meal plan as a first-year student who is living on campus?
    First-year students do not have kitchens in their residence halls. The meal plan for first-year students provides unlimited and unrestricted access to Taylor Dining Hall throughout the semester. To read more about Ultimate Plus meal plan, go to http://www.assumptiondining.com/plans.html
     
  4. Do I have to pay for laundry if I live on campus?
    No. Laundry is covered in the tuition for all students living on campus. There are washers and dryers in each living area. 
     
  5. Can I have a car on campus?
    No. First Year Students are not eligible to have a car on campus. However there are 2 rentals cars on campus thru UCarShare.com. Questions regarding the First Year Student Policy should be directed to Campus Police. Any student found violating the First Year Student policy may forfeit this privilege for their sophomore year too. 
     
  6. Since I can't have a car on campus, what if I get sick and need a prescription?
    If you aren't feeling well, you should get checked out in Student Health Services (SHS), located in the Valley, across from Building and Grounds. If the doctor or the nurse practitioner prescribes a medication, they will make arrangements to have the medicine delivered to campus by the pharmacy. If you are currently on a prescription medication, you should plan ahead to make sure you have an adequate supply while away at college. Only new prescriptions written by SHS staff will be delivered to campus. More information on pharmacy services can be found on the SHS web site:  www.assumption.edu/student-services/health-services

Financial Information

  1. What bank operates the ATM machine on campus?
    Santander Bank. Representatives will be here on check-in day to assist in opening accounts and answering questions. There will also be other banks present to open accounts if you like.
     
  2. Do I have pay for laundry if I live on campus?
    No. Laundry is covered in the tuition for all students living on campus. There are washers and dryers in each living area.

Academic Information

  1. Can I make changes to my course schedule?

    After you have registered, there will be about 3 weeks of all school adjustment, during which time you may adjust your registration for any course that has been approved on your web advisor worksheet. Please watch houndmail for a message from the registrar announcing this adjustment time.

Technology Information

  1. Are students required to have computers?
    No, students are not required to have computers, however most do.
     
  2. Where can I find information on purchasing a computer from Assumption College Information Technology Department?
    Check out the IT&MS web page at www.assumption.edu/student-services/campus-technology/computer-and-software-store . You should find all the information you need about computer purchases on this site.

    Additionally, most questions related to computing on campus are answered on the IT&MS Department's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Health Services Information

  1. Since I can't have a car on campus, what if I get sick and need a prescription?
    If you aren't feeling well, you should get checked out in Student Health Services (SHS), located in the Valley, across from Building and Grounds. If the doctor or the nurse practitioner prescribes a medication, they will make arrangements to have the medicine delivered to campus by the pharmacy. If you are currently on a prescription medication, you should plan ahead to make sure you have an adequate supply while away at college. Only new prescriptions written by SHS staff will be delivered to campus. More information on pharmacy services can be found on the SHS web site:  www.assumption.edu/student-services/health-services.