Residential Life (Housing)
The housing program at Miles is designed to promote living-learning centers where emphasis is placed on enhancing the academic pursuits of the residents. Professionals, para-professionals, and students constitute the housing staff. Each staff person is selected on the basis of his/her ability to aid students as well as to manage the living units.
RESIDENCE HALL GOVERNMENT
In accordance with the philosophy of providing maximum opportunities for living and learning, the College places marked emphasis on acceptable conduct, social and orderly behavior, cleanliness, and/or basic concern for the individual rights of others as well as for the integrity of the institution.
Each residential unit has a governing body which is organized to develop a cohesive bond among the students who bring to the residential units backgrounds and geographical and cultural differences. This organization provides opportunities for interest and attitudinal expression through student initiated activities.
Miles College maintains residence for approximately 488 students. This includes one dormitory for men, one for women, and one overflow.
The residence halls are equipped with recreation rooms, TV’s in the lobby areas, study areas, and refreshment machines located in the recreation area. All rooms are furnished and designed to house two students, and are equipped for individual telephone service. Residents must supply twin size sheets, pillows, pillowcases, toiletries, blankets, bed-spreads, rugs, and towels. Individuals residing in Bass Hall are also required to supply a shower curtain. Laundry facilities are located either in the basement area or first floor of each dormitory.
Students desiring accommodations in college housing must submit an application for housing and remit a room reservation fee of $150.00 (a non-refundable fee if the student opts not to enroll, but which will be credited to the student’s account if the student enrolls for the semester) upon acceptance for admission. Returning students must submit a $100 housing reservation fee (to be credited to the students’ account) by June 1 of each year. Residence hall space is allocated in the order of receipt of room reservation fees. Admission to the College does not imply a guarantee of space in a College residence hall. The College reserves the right to change the room or dorm assignment of students whenever such change is deemed advisable. The residence halls are closed when classes are not in session, and the College reserves the right to use rooms for conferences or conventions during vacation periods.
On a required meal plan based on a four-year phase system, all students living in the dormitories are issued meal contracts. Meal tickets are not transferable or exchangeable.