On-Campus Living Question and Answers
Incoming students, current students and parents tend to have many questions concerning on-campus living. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call the Office of Housing & Residence Life at Daemen College at (716) 839-8200.
When is move in for new students?
New students move into the residence halls on Saturday, August 31st, 2013. Check in takes place in the Wick Student Center from 10am-12pm. Students should bring proof of insurance at this time if not previously submitted.
When is move in for returning students?
Move in for returning students is Sunday, September 1st, 2013. Check in takes place in the Wick Student Center from 10am-1pm. Students should bring proof of insurance at this time if not previously submitted.
Can I move in early?
Check in dates and times are arranged intentionally so that students moving into the residence halls, and their families, are provided the utmost support during this time. Early check ins are highly discouraged since the halls and offices will not be adequately staffed with personnel until opening weekend. All petitions for an exception must be approved by the Director of Housing and Special Initiatives.
Can I bring a refrigerator with me into Canavan ?
Small personal sized refrigerators (2 cubic ft) are permitted in Canavan. Residents living in tripled rooms are asked to coordinate with their roommates so that no more than 2 small fridges are brought into the room. Larger personal refrigerators (up to 4 cu ft) may be approved if shared by all residents of the room.
What are the laundry facilities like on campus? Do they require a card or money?
Laundry is free for resident student use at Daemen. The machines require no card or money. Laundry facilities are located on each floor of each resident building.
Are cooking facilities available in the residence halls?
In Canavan, each floor is equipped with a microwave, stove/oven, and kitchen sink in the lounge for student use. The Campus Village and Collegiate Village apartments include a full kitchen with a stove/oven, sink, refrigerator, and microwave. Students must provide their own cookware and dishes.
Do the residence halls have heating and air conditioning?
All residence halls are heated. All apartments have central air, but Canavan hall does not.
What internet is available and where do I go if I have problems with my internet?
All resident students at Daemen College are provided with access to the internet through Ethernet cords, which are available through the computer lab. In most locations on campus, wireless internet is also available, including in the residence halls and the academic buildings on campus. If problems with the internet arise, they can be addressed at the Smart Squad Computing office located on the first floor of the Research and Information Commons.
Is there television access in the residence halls?
In Canavan, a television with cable access is available in the lounge of each floor. Individual rooms are not equipped with cable access. In Campus and Collegiate Villages, every individual bedroom is equipped with cable access as well as each living room. No televisions are provided, but may be brought by students.
How are the residence halls arranged at Daemen and who lives where?
Freshman and occasionally transfers will be placed in Canavan hall. All suites include a double room connected to a triple room by a bathroom. Upper-classman are typically placed in the campus village apartments. Collegiate Village is reserved for upper-classman, and occasionally new incoming freshman.
What if I pay my deposit after campus housing is full?
After on-campus housing is full, students are placed in the off-campus alternative housing or on a waiting list.
What if the person I want to room with turns his/her deposit in too late to live in a double?
If the individual that you would like to room with is placed in a triple and you are placed in a double, both of you must live in a triple if you choose to live together.
What are the housing arrangements for a transfer student? Graduate student?
Housing is available for both transfer and graduate students, although they do not receive first priority in placement. Housing arrangements can be made through the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
What is the housing policy and meal arrangements for athletes that move in early?
Athletes participating in fall sports should contact their coach for move-in dates and check-in times. Athletes moving in early will be moving into their room assignment for the fall semester. Soccer and volleyball move in three weeks early for their pre-season sessions, and cross-country athletes move in two weeks early. Meals are provided on campus for athletes; coaches will provide details to their teams regarding meal arrangements.
What am I permitted to bring into the residence halls?
A complete list of permitted and restricted items can be found here.
How do I request a roommate?
Roommate requests can be made in your housing preference form, which is administered by the Office of Admissions. At the end of the fall semester, Residence Life hosts a "roommate swap week" so if you find someone during the fall semester you would like to live with, you can switch at that time. After your first year at Daemen, you can pick your roommates with housing selection.
I have already been placed in the residence halls. How do I change my room/roommates?
Housing changes are rarely made after students have been placed. Any petitions for changes must be approved by the Office of Housing and Residence Life
Can I have a pet on campus?
Only fish are allowed in the residence halls. No exceptions can be made.
What do I do if I lost my keys?
First, check with the security office, Residence Life office, and wick desk for any lost keys. If not found, residence life will replace the keys, with a charge of $75 for a room key, and $50 for an “electronic intelikey.”
Can I stay in campus housing during the inter-semester/holidays?
Campus housing is typically available during portions of the inter-semester period and holidays. The campus closes completely during the week including the Christmas and New Year holidays and no students are permitted to stay during this time. The only exceptions made are for international students who are unable to travel home at that time. Notifications will be sent to students with instructions for requesting to stay during campus breaks. Arrangements must be made through the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Students should make themselves aware of hall closing and opening dates for travel planning purposes. Students placed at Collegiate Village may stay through all breaks, as the apartments do not close until end of the year check-out.
Is health insurance required at Daemen?
All resident students at Daemen College are required to have health insurance. Students must provide proof of personal health insurance plans or health insurance may be purchased through Daemen College.
Am I required to get a meal plan, and what are the meal plan options? What are the meal hours?
Every resident student is required to have a meal plan. The meal plans include a 10-meal/week, 14-meal/week, and 19-meal/week options. All residents of Canavan hall must have the 19-meal/week meal plan. More information regarding meal plans & meal hours can be found on the food service website at http://www.daemen.edu/studentlife/foodservice/.
What is the campus visitation policy?
For Canavan Hall, all guests must sign in at the front desk. Members of the opposite sex may be on the floor until midnight on weekdays and 3 a.m. on weekends. Members of the same sex may stay overnight for up to two consecutive nights in a seven-day period. For campus village, any individual may stay overnight for up to two consecutive nights in a seven-day period. Guests must be accompanied by the host student at all times while in the residence halls.
What is security like on campus? How do I keep my belongings safe and what if they are stolen or damaged?
Daemen College security is on patrol 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Security can be contacted by dialing (716) 839-8246 at any time. They are available to open any doors on campus and help in emergency situations. The best way to protect your belongings is by locking your door when you leave your room or apartment. As stated in the housing policy contract, Daemen College is not responsible for the loss or damage of personal belongings.
Are there any on-campus recreational activities available to the students?
Various activities are available throughout the year for student participation. Events can be found on the Daemen “what’s happening” webpage.
Do you have a computer lab? Where is it located?
Yes, there are two computer labs located on campus. One is on the first floor of Research and Information Commons and the other is on the second floor of the Business Building. Labs have flexible hours, which vary depending on the day of the week. Printers and computers are available for student use.
Where do I go for academic support?
The Learning Center, which is located on the first floor of the Research and Information Commons, provides information regarding tutors and special needs. Academic Advisement, also located in the Commons, can assist with course and major selection.
Are there health and counseling services available?
Both health and counseling services are available at Daemen. Offices are located on the first floor of the Wick center.
What athletic facilities are available to students?
Lumsden Gymnasium is available for all students to use and includes a cardio and weight room.
How can I become involved in residence life?
Any student that has at least sophomore status at Daemen College may apply to be a resident assistant. Resident assistants work to create community in the residence halls through various activities and methods and to help maintain safety on campus. For a less committed involvement, any student can ask their resident assistant if they need help with planning or decorating the halls.
Are alternative forms of transportation available on campus if I do not have a car?
Yes; a shuttle is available on the weekends, at no cost, to take students shopping or to run various errands. Also, Daemen College health center provides transportation for students who need medical attention, including doctors visits. Shuttle service is also provided for students residing at Collegiate Village.
Is transportation available to local bus stations, train stations and airports?
No, there is no formal transportation available. There is a list of alternative forms of transportation on Daemen’s Student Life website e.g. NFTA buses are right next to Daemen College and cabs are available.