Frequently Asked Questions about Apartment and Room Selection

What is Apartment and Room Selection?

Room Selection is when current students select their rooms for the upcoming school year. Regarding who picks first, generally speaking, the most common largest factor is the number of academic credit hours each student has earned. When individuals have the same number of credits (which is common), then their GPAs is the next factor that comes into consideration. So, the more credits you have and the higher your grades are, the better your selection number will be.

Who lives on campus?

All Centenary students are expected to live on campus and to fully participate in the experience of attending a residential college. To accommodate nontraditional students, some exceptions to this policy are permitted. For more information, contact the Director of Residence Life. For a full explanation of the residency requirements please check the Student Handbook.

Can I live in the Rotary Apartments?

Students, who wish to live in the Rotary Apartments must have the entire apt. filled to its designated capacity at the time of Room Selection. Most of the apartments are 2 bedroom units, though there are a few exemptions (1 bedroom or studio/efficiency units).

What if I cannot make it to Apartment and Room Selection?

If you cannot be present for the Apt. and Room Selection process, you may designate another student as a substitute as your proxy on your selection form. Your proxy will take your signed form and select on your behalf, so provide your proxy your preferences. Your proxy doesn't need to be your roommate. Please note that you are giving your proxy the authority to select your room.

What will the Room and Board rates be?

See this link at Financial Aid's webpage fa/costs. Note the academic year of the costs at that webpage. The costs for the upcoming year will updated when known.

Do I need a roommate to go through Room Selection? What about suitemates or apartmentmates?

About roommates and suitemates, the answer is: no, but it helps. Rooms are designed to be shared by two people, though single rooms are available as space permits. Since everyone living in a suite needs suitemates, the selection process prioritizes full suites. About apartmentmates, the answer is: yes. Rotary Apts. should always be selected only by a full apartment. Students are encouraged to explore roommate as well as suitemate/apartmentmate options with other current students instead of waiting to be assigned or consolidated with another student.

What meal plan options do I have?

There are three "full" meal plans (the 12, 15, and 17) and an fourth option for juniors and seniors (the 7). Note that junior standing requires at least 60 credit hours earned prior to the start of a given semester. Meal plans may be changed prior to the start of a semester and during the first few days of a semester.
* 17 meals per week + $100 Cent Bucks per semester
* 15 meals per week + $125 Cent Bucks per semester
* 12 meals per week + $150 Cent Bucks per semester
* 7 meals per week + $150 Cent Bucks per semester (juniors and seniors only)
The 17 is the best financial deal, but only for those who eat more than 15 meals per week at the Caf. For the prices of the meal plans see this link at Financial Aid's webpage fa/costs. Note the academic year of the costs at that webpage. The costs for the upcoming year will updated when known.

What if I have questions?

Just ask. :) You can email us at email, call us at 318-869-5110, or visit us in the Student Development office suite, in the Lower Level of the SUB (Student Union Building), near the mailboxes.

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