Q. May I see my room before I move in?
A. The Admission Office provides tours of residence halls and facilities prior to enrollment at Point University. For information about scheduling a campus tour, please send us an email or call 706-385-1202.
Q. When can I move in?
A. First-year students move in during orientation activities prior to the beginning of each semester. Returning students usually move in a couple of days after first-year students have arrived. Click here for a schedule of orientation activities.
Q. What furniture is provided in my room?
A. Each resident will have a bed, dresser, desk and chair.
Q. Will I have cable television access and a computer connection?
A. Point does not currently provide cable television access. High-speed wireless Internet connections are available in residence hall apartments and in all areas of the Point University campus.
Q. What is a Campus Life Minister (CLM)?
A. A Campus Life Minister is a fellow student trained to develop community among the residents of a hall. A minimum of one CLM is assigned to each residence hall. CLMs also work with the Student Development Office in a variety of other roles, including campus ministry and student activities.
Q. Are laundry facilities provided in residence halls?
A. Yes, the laundry facilities are provided in the Point Living Community club house in the middle of the apartment community. The charge is one dollar per load for both washers and dryers. Campus laundry machines are operated by card only; these cards may be obtained in the Student Development Office.
Q. Does my room have curtains or blinds?
A. All residence hall buildings have window blinds. Curtains are not provided, but students may bring curtains if desired.
Q. Do I need to move out during breaks?
A. Residence hall facilities are closed during fall break, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break and spring break. Students may not remain in the residence halls during these times.
Q. When will I find out my room assignment and roommate?
A. New students will be notified of their room assignments and given the name of their roommates during the summer after completing new student registration.
Q. What if I don’t like my roommate?
A. If you come into the situation with an open mind and try to communicate openly with your roommate, you’ll usually get along just fine. Learning to get along with a roommate is an important part of the college experience. Students who are not getting along with their roommates are encouraged to speak with their CLMs, who can provide tips for resolving the situation. If the situation cannot be resolved, the head resident will determine how to handle a possible roommate change.
Q. Can I hang pictures, posters, etc. on the wall?
A. Yes; however, you will be responsible for paying for any damage done to the walls of your room during the academic year. We recommend using sticky putty that will not leave residue (test on a small area before using everywhere).
Q. Can I paint my room?
Q. Is there a place nearby that will be selling items I need for my room when I arrive on campus?
A. There are numerous retail stores nearby, including CVS, Kroger and Walmart, as well as other options throughout the Valley area. Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for additional information.
Q. Where can I find out more information on the meal plan?
A. Please visit the dining services web page.
Q. Can I bring my pet?
A. Pets are strictly prohibited in the residence halls.
Q. Do you have a curfew? What are the visitation hours?
A. Students may read more about the curfew and visitation policies in the current edition of the Point Covenant for a Christian Community (student handbook) on the website under Student Life.
Q. Will I have to pay a security deposit before I am allowed to move in?
A. Yes, students are required to pay a $100 security deposit before moving in.
Q. Do you have residency requirements?
A. Students enrolled full-time at Point University are required to live in campus housing for their freshmen and sophomore years. Exceptions to this policy are granted to students who are living at home with parents or legal guardians within 50 miles of the campus of Point University. Students who are a part of the athletic program at Point University are required to live in campus housing throughout their junior year. Students who transfer to Point University are required to live in campus housing during their first year of enrollment, regardless of class standing.
Point University believes that living in the community created by the University is a very important part of the learning experience. It is a time for students to develop independence in the context of a Christian community where direction, counsel and oversight are provided. For students participating in the athletic department, on-campus housing provides multiple opportunities for team development.
Point University provides student on-campus housing opportunities for tutoring, recreation, social interaction and spiritual formation. We believe that these activities reflect important ingredients of what a Christian college experience should be.
Q. Am I covered if something gets stolen or destroyed in my room?
A. Students are encouraged to carry personal property insurance. In many cases, your parents’ or guardians’ homeowner’s insurance will cover belongings in a residence hall. It would be prudent to check to be sure of your exact coverage. If you do not have coverage through a parent or guardian’s homeowner’s policy, we encourage you to purchase renter’s insurance, available at minimal expense from all major insurance providers.
Q. How does campus mail work?
If you have any questions not addressed on this page, please contact the Student Development Office at 706-385-1120.
A. The University provides mail collection and distribution services for all students on weekdays, excluding holidays. A locking postal box in the Point Academic Center is issued to each student. Most boxes have key locks. The loss of a key will result in a replacement charge of five dollars. A mail drop for outgoing and intercampus mail is located in the mail room at the Point Academic Center. Mail to your campus box should be addressed as follows:
Point Box #_________
507 West 10th Street
West Point, GA 31833
Postage stamps may be purchased from the University receptionist in the Point Academic Center during normal business hours.