BHSU Residence Life - Frequently Asked Questions

Appeal forms can be found at Online Housing Appeal.  A student wishing to appeal should read and understand the Housing Contract Exemption & Appeal Process. Please print and complete the appropriate forms for y...

Each Residence Hall does have a kitchen facility that includes a stove/oven, microwave oven, sink, and refrigerator.

The room assignment a student receives is the best Residence Life can do to accommodate a student's preference. If you are interested in moving, let your hall director or the hall director of the building you wish to move int...

Basic Extended Cable services is automatically provided to your room.

Residence hall rooms are wired for internet access. Each room has two Ethernet connections, which require an Ethernet network card to be installed on your computer. All of our residence halls are also set up with a wireless n...

We at Residence Life want your room to feel like your home. While painting or any permanent decorations are not allowed, we do encourage posters, curtains, pictures of family and friends, or any other decorations that will he...

Telephone, fans, rugs or carpet, under bed storage bins, microwaves--must be UL600 or under, TV, refrigerator--less than 3.6 cubic feet, computer, bedding (extra long twin sheets-36X80, see Campus Linen Offer), couch or chair...

Each double room is furnished with two adjustable height beds, while beds can be bunked they are not made to be lofted, two dressers, two desks, and two chairs. FYI, each room has a sink and mirror, tile floors, and mini blin...

Room sizes for Humbert, Thomas, and Heidepriem are 14' X 12'. Pangburn's are 13' X 14'. Wenona Cook has a variety of room sizes since some rooms will accommodate up to three people. Average size 14' X 19'.

We are an organization of people like yourself, designed to answer your questions about living in the residence halls and to involve you, the residents, in various services and activities in and around the campus.  Repr...

Residence Life is generally looking for Resident Assistants in December for spring semester and March for fall semester. A student desiring to be an RA must have live-in residence hall or related experience for a period equiv...

Each wing in the residence halls has a Resident Assistant (RA), an undergraduate student who serves as a resource person to the residents of the floor. The RA is in a position to guide the community toward an understanding an...

South Dakota Board of Regent Policy requires unmarried students to live on-campus during their first two years of school. Specifically, the policy reads as follows: "During the first two years when they were or would have gra...

Residence Life has 5 Standards of Living. Standards of Living are specifically designed to optimize living conditions in the residence halls. BHSU is a dry campus, no alcohol is permitted on BHSU property.

Yes, our refund policy is based on a percentage that reduces as the semester proceeds.  Please email or call our office (605) 642-6464 to determine the amount of refund you'd receive depending on the date you plan to wit...

Room deposits are refundable if notice of contract cancellation is postmarked and mailed to the Department of Residence Life no later than July 1 for contracts beginning Fall Semester and December 1 for contracts beginning Sp...

Students who have graduated, have left to student teach, have married, have completed their pre-professional programs, are under academic suspension, or have received a “financial hardship release” (from the depar...

Bicycle racks are available outside each residence hall. We do not allow bicycles to be hung from room ceilings or walls, but with roommates permission a bicycle can be stored in your room.

All of the Residence Halls at BHSU are co-ed. This means that men and women share the same living facility and that mixed-gender visitation is permitted throughout the building. Heidepriem and Thomas are located on the west s...

The business office consolidates all your BHSU bills (except parking, books, campus apartments).  A student may choose to pay their bill early by check or credit. Or, a students pays at Fee Payment, which takes place at ...

*There are a limited number of Single rooms at BHSU. We do not honor Double as Single rooms until after the first 2 weeks of school, as we need to verify that we have adequate housing for all students that desire to live on c...

*There are a limited number of Single rooms at BHSU. We do not honor Double as Single rooms until after the first 2 weeks of school, as we need to verify that we have adequate housing for all students that desire to live on c...

Residence Life assigns rooms based on priority (first-come first-serve basis). A student's priority date is the date Residence Life receives a student's CONTRACT and DEPOSIT. The priority system allows us to be fair...

Residence Life will hand out room and roommate assignments during summer NSR (New Student Registration) sessions. It is highly recommended that each incoming freshman and transfer attend a summer NSR session. But, if you are ...

BHSU has 8, two bedroom apartments designated for families and married students. The apartments are unfurnished except for an electric stove, refrigerator, and air conditioner. To apply, complete Apartment Application

BHSU has 56, two bedroom Campus Suites.  Suites are unfurnished except for beds, air-conditioners, and a full kitchen.  To apply, designate on the Contract for Room and Board, which is mailed after a student has bee...

Housing information is sent out after a student has been accepted to BHSU.   Included in the housing information is Contract for Room and Board, Terms and Conditions Document, Residence Life Brochure, Dinning Servic...