Welcome to Martin Methodist Residential Life!

The Residential Life Team is committed to making your experience within the residence halls a safe, student centered, and memorable part of you time at MMC.  By living on campus, our residential students are in the center of campus life with easy access to student organizations, sporting events, and on-campus resources.

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND PROCEDURES:

The health and safety of our residential students is our top priority in Residential Life. Residential Life has increased frequency and thoroughness of cleaning (including the thrice-daily cleaning of doorknobs and bathrooms) and the installation of additional alcohol-based hand cleaning stations, and we will continue to closely monitor the situation and our facilities.

While the College remains open, residential halls will remain open but will observe strict physical distancing protocols.

Summer residential students should will not be allowed to host any off-campus or overnight guests, and are are encouraged to limit on-campus guests. Any residential student exhibiting symptoms during their stay on campus should alert Residential Life immediately.

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Our Facilities:

We have four on-campus residential halls:

Student Apartments, consisting of two multilevel structures, house 116 students; each apartment has four single bedrooms, two full baths, a small kitchen and dining area, and washer/dryer facilities.

Criswell Hall, a traditional dormitory-style building, provides comfortable living quarters for female students. This building has a guest lounge, a resident lounge for the private use of the students, a laundry room, the resident counselor’s apartment, and a chapel. Located in an elevated position, it commands a panoramic view of the campus and provides easy access to the Student Union.

Upperman Hall is a traditional dormitory-style residence hall for both men and women. This building is conveniently located in the heart of campus life with easy access to offices, academic buildings, and the Student Union.

Oakwood Apartments for Academic Excellence, located on West Flower Street, are apartment-style units with two bedrooms with a closet, bed, chest of drawers, and cable connections. Each apartment also has one bathroom, washer and dryer, and a kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator and stove. To be eligible to live in Oakwood, students must have a cumulative collegiate grade point average of 3.30 or higher.

To tour a residential hall, please contact the Director of Student Life, at scrichardson@martinmethodist.edu!

Our Staff:

The Residential Life Staff consist of an Assistant Director, 3 Hall Directors, and 14 Student Resident Assistants. Our staff host programs within the residence halls to build community and encourage student involvement. Please reach out if you have questions!

Summer Housing:

Martin Methodist offers summer housing facilities to students, regardless of whether or not students are enrolled in summer courses.

Students can live on campus during the following dates:

  • Spring Transition (April 29-May 10)
  • Summer S1 (May 11-June 18)
  • Summer Transition (June 19-June 28)
  • Summer S2 (June 29-August 6)
  • Fall Transition (August 6-September 4)

Pricing:

For Summer Sessions, summer housing fees, regardless of location, are $600 per session. Students taking 9 or more hours throughout the summer will receive a 50% discount off housing fees ($300 per session). For Transition periods, summer housing fees are $100 unless the student is taking courses in the adjacent summer session. Please note that Dining facilities are closed for the majority of the summer, so students should be prepared to utilize common cooking spaces to make their own meals (available in Student Life House and Criswell and Upperman Halls).

Application:

To apply for summer housing, please complete the online application.

 

2020-2021 Applications

On Campus:

New Students: Students applying to live at Martin Methodist for the first time should complete the New Student Application.

New students must pay a $150 application fee and provide proof of meningitis immunizations. These can be completed in the online application or by contacting the Director of Student Life, Sarah Catherine Richardson (scrichardson@martinmethodist.edu). No new students will be allowed to move in to residential facilities without receipt of the application fee and proof of meningitis immunizations.

A list of what to bring is available here. New students may want to consider purchasing bedding through our partnership at OCM. OCM bedding is guaranteed to fit Martin Methodist's beds.

Returning Students: Returning students that did not participate in the Housing Selection Process and wish to be randomly assigned should complete this Returning Housing Application.

May 1, 2020 Update: Student Apartments for 2020-21 are currently full. After the Returning Housing Application is complete, if a student wishes to be placed on the waiting list to live in Student Apartments, they may add their name to this Waiting List. The Waiting List will be approached by a combination of first-come, first-served and seniority.

Off Campus:

All students at Martin Methodist commuting/living off campus, must complete the Off Campus Application. Students can only live off campus if they meet the residential requirement (see below).

Fall 2020 Move In

The following dates are approximate as of May 26, 2020 and are subject to change based on COVID-19 regulations.

 

New students will be welcome to move in to residential halls on Saturday, September 5 between the hours of 9 AM and 6 PM. New students will be assigned a move-in time based on their room number.

Returning students may move in to residential halls on Sunday, September 6; Monday, September 7; or Tuesday, September 8 between the hours of 9 AM and 8 PM. All returning students must reserve a move-in time, which will help us to reduce overcrowding.

Any students who need to move in outside of the above dates should follow the procedures below:

  • EARLY Move In: Students who wish to move in before the dates will not be allowed to do so outside of Move In Crew*, club, and athletic commitments. Students should contact their club advisor or coach directly to inquire about their early move in date.
    *Members of the Move In Crew, who help new students and their families move in, may apply by contacting LKirkpatrick@martinmethodist.edu.
     
  • LATE Move In: Students who will be unable to move into their residence hall on the dates above should contact Sarah Catherine Richardson to ensure that the room is held.

 

Meal Plans:

Residential:

Residential meal plans are included in each student’s Room and Board charges. Residential students may select one of the following plans, and selections must be made within the first 2 weeks of the Academic Term (semester):

  • 19 meals per week, plus $50 Flex to use at RedHawk Cafe
  • 15 meals per week, plus $75 Flex to use at RedHawk Cafe
  • 10 meals per week, plus $100 Flex to use at RedHawk Cafe

Commuter:

All commuting students have $25 Flex to be used in the RedHawk Café or Dining Hall. Non-residential meal plans are also available for commuting students, and should be purchased through contacting the Dining Manager Pedro Reyes (preyes@martinmethodist.edu).
  • 25 meals for $185
  • 50 meals for $300

 

Residential Requirement:

The residential requirement is a critical part of the Martin Methodist College experience. As a result, all full-time students under the age of 21 must live on campus.

To live off campus, each commuting student must apply via the Off Campus Application.

For the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Academic Years, students may live off campus if they meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • 21 years old or older on or before August 1, 2019 (for 2019-20) // 21 years old or older on or before August 1, 2020 (for 2020-21)
  • Earned 90+ of college credit before August 1, 2019 (for 2019-20) // Earned 90 or more hours of college credit before August 1, 2020 (for 2020-21)
  • Living at home with a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling (over the age of 25) within 40 miles of Martin Methodist College*
  • Documented reasonable accommodation on file with Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Military service veteran
  • Legally independent student and have been for 12 months or more with documented proof
  • Married and living with a spouse
  • Parent of a dependent child 

*Students living at home with a parent, legal guardian, grandparent, or sibling over the age of 25 must verify that their home is within 40 miles of Martin Methodist College, and that the family has lived in that home for over 1 year, by providing the driver’s license of the family member with which they live. This can be uploaded in the Online Application or emailed directly to the Director of Student Life, Sarah Catherine Richardson (scrichardson@martinmethodist.edu).

Students that do not meet any of the above requirements but believe themselves to be in an exceptional circumstance may submit a petition for an exception to Residential Life policies (see below).

 

Petitioning for an Exception:

To petition for an exception to our residential requirement, a student must write a letter to the Housing Appeals Committee.

The letter should explain the exceptional circumstances that the committee should consider. Please be as detailed as possible. Petitions should explain in detail the reason an exception is needed and what solutions the student has tried to make on-campus housing work. If the reason for petitioning is medical, the student must have a Reasonable Accommodation Request on file before including this as reasoning in an exemption petition. With this, the student must provide current medical documentation, and a clear explanation of this reason must also be included in the petition.

Petitions should be submitted by July 1, 2020 to Director of Student Life, Sarah Catherine Richardson (scrichardson@martinmethodist.edu). Petitions will be presented to the Housing Appeals Committee for a decision.

Signing a lease does not exempt a student from financial responsibility for an assigned space in campus housing. Students are recommended to refrain from signing an off-campus lease or make other contract obligations until they hear back from Residence Life.

Students petitioning for an exception to Residential Life policies are recommended to consult with the Financial Aid office to determine how living off campus may affect the student’s financial aid package.

 

Documents:

To view the New Student Housing Application for 2020-21, please click here.

To view the Off Campus Application for 2020-21, please click here.

To view the Immunization Requirements for 2020-21, please click here.

To view a copy of the 2019-2020 Room and Board Agreement, please click here.

To view a copy of the work order instructions, please click here.

 

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478

931.363.9804
1.800.467.1273

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