Yes. One element of our educational philosophy is that students learn better when they live together on campus. This residential model shapes everything from our policies, our programs, to the design of our buildings. One outcome of this educational philosophy is our requirement for all traditional undergraduate students to live on-campus. We do, however, provide for a few exemptions from this policy:
Mattresses in all residence life areas are 36 by 80 inches, and require Twin XL (extra long) bedding.
You will receive information on how to access your roommate contact when you receive your housing assignment. Your room and roommate information will be on the "Student Life" tab in your my.letu.edu account.
Your box number will be included with your housing information.
Your physical and delivery (UPS, FedEx, etc.) address will be:
YOUR NAME, CPO #_____
2100 South Mobberly Ave.
Longview, TX 75602
Your mailing (US Postal Service) address will be:
YOUR NAME, CPO #_____
PO Box 7001
Longview, TX 75607-7001
Room space is limited, so it is recommended that students wait to bring any additional furniture or large items until they have seen their room with their belongings and their roommate's belongings. Due to restrictions from the Longview Fire Marshal, there are limitations on additional furniture that can be brought into the rooms. Bicycles must be stored outside the residence halls.
Bicycle racks can be found outside each residence hall. Bikelids are provided in the Trinities parking lot and may be secured through University Police. The only cost for the bikelids is a deposit for the key. Bicycles may not be kept inside. It is recommended that all students lock their bikes while not in use.
Remember that you will likely be sharing the space with a roommate, so you don't need to fill it. But take a look at the suggested packing list that we came up with to get some ideas on what to bring.
We do not allow the construction of lofts or shelving systems. We will allow you to construct a bookcase or small shelving unit that conforms to our guidelines.
This is prohibited in every living area due to the fire hazard. However, feel free to bring a flameless alternative, such as wax melts or oil diffusers.
The university supplies each shower with a curtain (opaque or white).
Refrigerators should not exceed a size of 4.6 cubic feet.
Students are allowed to use microwave ovens, small refrigerators (4.6 cu. ft. or smaller), coffee makers, popcorn poppers, and blenders in their rooms. These items must be plugged directly into the wall outlet. Other appliances such as temperature controlled electric fry pans/griddles, counter-top/toaster ovens, slow cookers, and toasters are not allowed in rooms due to electrical wiring and fire hazards. These appliances may only be used in areas designated by the Resident Director. Many of the residence hall lounges have a community refrigerator and microwave.
Other appliances such as hot plates, "George Foreman"-like indoor grills, and deep fryers are not permitted for use in any of the residence halls. Window AC units are also not permitted. Questions regarding the use of appliances not specifically mentioned in this section should be directed to the RD.
Irons must have an automatic-off feature. Ironing must not be done on a bed or on the floor without proper protection from the heat. Extension cords are not permitted, except for outlet center/power strip extension cords, which must be UL-rated. If a student's use of power cords is considered a fire hazard, the Residence Life staff will instruct the student accordingly.
Fish are the only pets permitted.
White plastitac, 3M Brand& Command Strips, and Mavalus Brand Dorm or Teachers Tape are our recommended means to hang room decorations. Residents of Gilbert Hall may hang room decorations with straight pins.
Residence Halls are locked 24/7. Each residence hall has access control systems in place to allow students to visits other residents. At midnight, access to any hall is limited to the residents of that hall. We recommend that students leave their personal doors locked at all times when they are not on their floor.
The University will no longer provide television service as of July 2018. Should a student desire television service, we recommend a personal digital antenna. Otherwise, there are several streaming services that provide live television channels (i.e. SlingTV, Hulu, YouTubeTV, etc.). Exterior antennas and satellite systems are not permitted.
Phone service is provided through the LeTourneau University Office of Information Technology. The cost of on-campus, local, and domestic long-distance telephone service is included in housing fees. International calls must be made through a third-party providers via a calling card or other similar means.
Students who wish to have a phone in their room should contact the Office of Residence Life to request that a phone extension be assigned. Students must also provide their own phone, and depending on the living area, a network adapter may be needed. Adapters are available upon request from IT. LeTourneau provides voicemail service (that delivers messages to the students' email accounts). In some residence halls, cordless phones may experience reception problems.
An Ethernet port and phone port are provided for each student. The university also provides Wi-Fi throughout campus. An e-mail account for each student, as the official means of communication from the University. Click here for more details about the data connection.
In general, no. For further info, check out the IT Website on File Sharing.
Upper division students who meet the following requirements are invited to apply for a position in apartment housing: a minimum total of 60 credit hours, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, and no disciplinary probation during the previous two semesters.
Laundry facilities are provided for all residents. South, Gilbert, Thomas, & Davis Halls have laundry facilities provided on the first floor of each building. Tyler Hall has a laundry facility located to the north of the building. For residents of The Quad, Trinity Halls (Pennsylvania, Mabee, and Evelyn LeTourneau Halls), and Village Apartments, laundry facilities are provided in a large laundromat east of Trinity Halls. Residents of the Married Student Apartments & Village Apartments may use the laundry facilities found in the Village Center, located in the apartment living area.
Each load is 75 cents to wash and 75 cents to dry. Change machines are available in each laundry room. The University Cashier is also able to exchange bills for rolls of quarters.