Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions students and parents ask regarding on-campus housing and dining at PSU.
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Current Academic Year
All full-time matriculated students are required to live on campus for their first two academic years. Transfer students under age 21, by the beginning of the admitted semester, must live on campus for one full academic year. In general, this means all students who have earned 45 credits by the end of the January 2018 will be eligible to reside off-campus for the next academic year.
Upcoming Academic Year
For the 2019-2020 academic year: Students meeting one of the following criteria may be released from the above obligation:
- Students who turn 21 on or before September 1, 2019
- Students who have earned 64 or more Plymouth State University credits by the end of the Early Spring term (January 31, 2019) as documented by the Plymouth State University official registrar records
- Students currently living off campus
- Students commuting from a home owned by a parent/guardian or while living with a parent/guardian within a 50 mile commute of campus and with Residential Life written approval. *Please contact Residential Life for appropriate commuter form
- Students who can show evidence of 2 (two) or more years of military service to be completed on or before September 1, 2019.
*If you feel you have a unique and unanticipated situation or hardship, please contact our office for more information.
Please DO NOT sign any lease agreement with off-campus landlords until you are certain you are eligible based on the appropriate Academic Year policy.
Students who are on fall semester athletic teams that are required by their coaches to return early, as well as students attending the early Community Service Orientation already have specific and special arrangements in place for earlier arrival. The specific details regarding this will be shared with you in advance by your coach or the program coordinator in advance.
|Occupancy||Rate Per Semester|
|Triple w/ Bathroom||$3,500|
|Double w/ Bathroom||$3,950|
|Single w/ Bathroom||$5,000|
|Apartment – Shared Bedroom||$4,450|
|Apartment – Private Bedroom||$5,200|
Please note that the following rates are not official and are subject to change.
All rates are per person, per semester.
|Double room with private bath||$3,870|
|Single room with private bath||$4,790|
|Suite Style Single (4-person unit with 4 private bedrooms)||$4,475|
|Triple with private bath||$3,590|
|2-bedroom, 4-person apartment||$3,900|
|1-bedroom, 2-person apartment||$4,100|
|2-bedroom, 2-person apartment||$4,525|
|1-bedroom, 1-person apartment||$5,375|
|Single with Shared Bath||$5,200|
For more information, please go to the Meal Plan Prices and Options web page.
You can also check this on the GET App or webpage.
Continuing students are eligible for housing in Res North, including the University Apartments, Merrill Place, Langdon Woods, and select rooms in Mary Lyon, and are able to select a space through the Housing Selection Process.
If you already have a roommate in mind, simply share your housing application screen names and then use the search by detail tool. Students may also opt out of the roommate search tool and Residential Life may match those students based on availability, room preferences, and profile information.
Note: For ENTERING students, you are more likely to be placed with your preferred roommate if you also choose the same First Year Seminar class.
Important note: Students who are required to live on campus based on the live-on policy for the corresponding academic year, must choose on-campus housing or obtain written approval from Residential Life to commute.
How do I request a room change?
You will need to submit a Room Change Request Form and your Community Director will set up an appointment with you to discuss options. 1st year students are only eligible for a room change within their assigned residence hall for the fall semester. 1st years may request a room change within any traditional residence hall for the spring semester. Upper division students may request a room change within any ResNorth hall/area for both fall and spring semesters.
Note: Room changes are not allowed for the 1st and last 2 weeks of each semester.
The process starts with the room change request form. You will then meet with your CD to explore available options. Once you decide on a space you will follow the procedure below:
Room Change Procedure
- Student will set up check-out and check-in times with appropriate CDs.
- Student will meet with Community Director to check-in and obtain the new room key, temporary building access card (if applicable), and to complete the room inventory.
- Student will move belongings to new room within 24 hours. All belongings must be moved during this time.
- Student will meet with current/exiting Community Director at the prearranged time to return keys, and to complete the check-out and room inventory.
- The Student will visit Student Account services where applicable. Reassignments with an increase or decrease in room rate will be billed /credited the appropriate pro-rated amount on their student account.
- No same day moves allowed.
- If a key is provided on Friday, the move needs to be completed by Monday.
- The move cannot take place during quiet hours. Please check quiet hour policies in specific buildings.
- Failure to abide by Room & Hall Change Procedures may result in revoking a student’s ability to change rooms and/or a fee assessment- up to $25/day.
All housing areas provide appropriate beds for students. Beds styles may consist of individual units, bunk beds (which can typically be used bunked or un-bunked), or loft units (which are single beds with an area below for a desk). All mattresses require the use of twin extra-long sheets.
|Can Have…||Can’t Have…||Should Have…|
*Energy Star if possible
** Allowed in apartments
For more information, go to the campus Room Furnishings page.
The University is not liable, directly or indirectly, for theft, destruction of property, or loss of money, valuables, or other personal property belonging to a student. All students are strongly encouraged to carry personal property insurance or to review appropriate family insurance coverage. Many family homeowner policies include this type of coverage.
National Student Services, Inc. provides personal property insurance to students nationwide. Your one-time premium nets you coverage for an entire year, and this coverage begins the day after you apply. Visit their website where students can also apply for coverage to protect their property, renew or modify existing coverage, and obtain all the information they need about NSSI program.
PSU has wifi available in all campus buildings and outside in most areas.
Click here for more information about ResNet, connecting to the PSU network, and the Cable TV channel offerings.
All washers are high-efficiency, front-load machines. Please use only detergent designed for this style machine.
Laundry machine availability and monitoring (PSU Wash Alert) was rolled out for Fall 2013. Just type go/laundry into any web browser while on-campus, or go.plymouth.edu/laundry from off-campus.
ALL students are allowed to bring cars, which is just one of the many great reasons to come to PSU! Anyone who plans to park on campus will need to purchase a parking permit through University Police. For questions about parking permits, call campus police at 603-535-2330.
Plymouth State University has a shuttle system that runs through campus and town at certain hours. For more information, go to the campus Shuttle Service Info.
Concord Coach Lines provides limited service to different towns surrounding Plymouth as well as Concord, Londonderry, Boston, MA and Logan Airport. For more information please visit their website www.concordcoachlines.com or call 1-800-639-3317. Students are eligible for special fare pricing. They pick you up right in town, a very easy walk from campus!
All these banks are directly next to or a short distance from campus:
- Citizens Bank (603-536-6900)
- Community Guaranty Savings Bank (603-536-0001)
- Laconia Savings (603-536-4200)
- Meredith Village Savings Bank (603-536-8228)
- Northway Bank (603-536-2733)