One of the best parts of the college experience is the friendships, relationships, and learning that will occur while living in the residence halls. We require all students to live on campus as we see this as a vital aspect of educating the whole person. It is the desire of Central for each of its students to learn personal accountability, develop lifelong relationships, understand proper standards of living within a community, and take part in the growth and development that is offered in residence life. Each building has a live-in resident director who ensures a comfortable, safe, and positive environment for its residents. Each wing has a resident advisor who assist in resolving any needs or problems that may arise in the wing, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships within the residence halls.
Central has two Men’s residence halls, and two women’s residence halls. In addition, Central offers competitive Apartment living for seniors in good standing with the institution (exceptions may be provided).
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Each Residence Building has a full-time Resident Director (RD) who lives in the building to create community. Their role is that of care for the whole person – mind, body, soul, and strength. Their job is to minister to the needs and concerns of each student who lives in the building, promoting a healthy view of themselves and supporting their needs.
For the safety of our students, each residence building is locked all the time. Each student is given a key that gives them access to their building as well as their room. In addition, first semester freshmen have “time in” as part of our student success program. Students are encouraged to sign up for TIGER ALERTS to receive emergency notifications via text, email, and social media. For evacuation and shelter locations click here.For evacuation and shelter locations click here.
Residence halls on the Central Christian College campus are designed for small group living. Stoll Hall (1927), Parsons Hall (1965), Gillespie Hall (1980), and Kline Hall (1992) are designed to house 300 students and include lounges, visitation areas, recreation areas, and resident directors apartments. Married student housing can accommodate 10 couples.
The dorm rooms are furnished with a bed, personal storage facilities, and desks. Students should bring their own linens and mattress pads. Quilts, blankets, rugs, pillows, study lamps, wastebaskets, etc. are not supplied. It may be good to include your roommate in the planning for bedspreads and drapes. This can be done after you arrive on campus and have a chance to talk over preferences.
The only requirement we have regarding students bringing refrigerators is that they must be 4.4 cubic feet or smaller. Televisions do not require specific approval. Cable television is available in the lounges. Unfortunately, due to regulations by the fire marshall, microwaves are not allowed in the dorm rooms, however, each residence hall has a microwave available for student use.
There are coin-operated washers and dryers in the residence halls. There are also several laundromats in McPherson. Ironing boards and drying racks are supplied, but irons are not. Storage space for labeled trunks and suitcases is also provided.