Housing FAQ

How do I apply for housing?

New Students should visit the Forms and Documents page and turn in a Housing Contract, Health History Form, Immunization Records, $100 Housing Deposit, and Roommate Questionnaire.

Should I purchase personal property insurance?

Yes. Residents are advised that Brescia University’s insurance carrier does not cover the loss of personal property suffered by residents.  For this reason, all residents are advised to carry a private insurance policy for their personal property.  Students are encouraged to check for coverage under their parents’ homeowners policy or by purchasing College Student Renter’s Insurance through National Student Services, INC.

Am I required to purchase a meal plan?

Yes. All residents must have a full meal plan, which includes 19 meals per week in O’Bryan’s Dining Hall (breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week as well as brunch and dinner on the weekends). Each resident also receives a $100 credit to use in Barney’s Café each semester. This meal plan is including in the room and board costs when you sign up for housing.

How do I request a roommate?

You can request a specific roommate by completing our online Roommate Questionnaire. Please note that both parties must request each other in order to accommodate the request.

How do I request a single room?

You can request a single room by completing our online Roommate Questionnaire.  Please note that single rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis.

When will I receive my room assignment?

Typically, room assignments are sent to students via Brescia Email in mid-July.

Where do I receive my mail?

You will be assigned an on-campus mailbox found either in Merici Hall or Bartholomy-Taylor Hall.  Any packages will be delivered to the Campus Mailroom and the mailroom clerk will contact you via email so that you can pick up and sign for your package.  All mail should be made out as follows:

Student Name
Brescia University
717 Frederica Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

When are visiting hours?

Visiting hours are from 11:00 AM – Midnight Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM on Friday and Saturday.  For security purposes, all visitors are required to check in through the Merici front desk.  Overnight guests must be approved in advance by the Office of Residence Life.

When are quiet hours?

On-campus residents and visitors to residence facilities are expected to respect the right of others to have an environment free from excessive noise and disruptive behavior. Residence Halls may establish their own quiet hours, beginning no later than 11:00 PM and continuing until at least 9:00 AM. All students are advised that those times outside of quiet hours do not constitute free license in regards to noise.

When do Residence Halls close?

Residence halls close for Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Spring Breaks (check the academic calendar for specific dates).  During these times, students are expected to leave the campus.  Students who must, for appropriate reasons, remain on campus over break periods are to make arrangements with the Director of Residence Life by completing a Break Housing Request.

How do I report a maintenance/housekeeping issue?

The quickest way to get a maintenance or housekeeping issue resolved is to file an online Maintenance Request.

May I remove the furniture from my room?

No, students may not remove furniture from their rooms or apartments, as we do not have storage available for these items. Furniture which is not in place at the end of a resident’s stay will be billed to their housing deposit with any excess costs being billed to their student account.

What can I bring to campus? What is not allowed on campus?

Please visit our What to Bring and Not to Bring page.

What if I do not get along with my roommate?

By filling out the Roommate Questionnaire, you will have provided the Office of Residence Life with the necessary information to make a reasonable housing match. We ask that all roommates give each other a chance. For this purpose, room assignments are frozen for the first 2 weeks of each semester. If you are experiencing problems during those first 2 weeks a Residence Life Staff member will sit down and complete a roommate agreement to try to rectify the situation. If things are still not working after an agreement has been forged, a student may contact the Director of Residence Life for permission to move.

Should I bring curtains?

Blinds are provided for all windows on campus, however, some students decide they would like to make their room feel more inviting by putting up curtains. Tension Rods work best for hanging curtains in the halls, as students should not be drilling holes. The windows in Merici Hall measure 71″ wide and 49″ long. Saffer Hall windows measure 47″ wide and 52″ long.

Some Students also like to put curtains up over the closets in Merici. These closet openings are 41″wide and 74″ long.

Can I bring a refrigerator?

Refrigerators are allowed in the residence halls. Students should keep the size of these refrigerators below or as near to 4.5 cubic feet as possible. Manufacturers change the sizing yearly and currently units as large as 4.8 cubic feet will be accepted.

Are microwaves available in the Residence Halls?

Yes, there are microwaves available in the kitchenettes and lobbies throughout the halls. Students are not permitted to have a personal microwave in their room.

What are the dimensions of my room?

Please visit each of the individual residence halls pages for more information on room sizes and dimensions.