Most students enrolled in the Residential College for Women (RCW) live on campus in residence halls. MBC does not provide housing for graduate students nor students in the Adult Degree Program.
IMPORTANT dates to know:
Residence Halls are closed to students during:
- Thanksgiving (last weekend of November starting the previous Wednesday)
- Winter Break (after December exams until the day before classes begin in January)**
International students need signed permission to stay during:
** Christmas International House is an annual friendship program for international students that allows them to spend the Christmas holidays in an American home or with a group for the Winter Break in a different area of the country. Applications are accepted between Oct. 1 and Nov. 20th or until the spaces are filled. For more information and an application, go to www.christmasih.org, or email inquiry@ChristmasIH.org.
Resident Assistants (RA’s)
RA’s are specially selected and trained student leaders and employees of the college who provide the first level of service and support to the living area.
- offer resource referrals and information
- mediate conflicts
- provide peer counseling
- assist in emergencies
- help to shape the development of the community
- distribute campus information, and
- plan educational and social programs.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT HOUSING
New international students will be paired together and placed in regular American-student dormitories on campus, for the benefit of both students’ intercultural experience. In order to promote the international student’s language development (if a non-native English speaker), we will try to match international students with roommates who do not speak their native language. Roomate matching will be conducted after the International Student Housing Forms are received by Mary Baldwin College. The staff makes every effort to match students with similar schedules and preferences.
In your first few days together, it is important to work together to complete a “Roommate Contract”, provided by your RA, to set up particular living arrangements that suit you both.
You and your roommate must communicate openly!
If you have difficulties with your roommate, see the following flowchart for steps you can take.
|Problems with your roommate?
Here’s what to do:
|Try to resolve the issue by talking with your roommate.
|See your RA about the problem.
|Go to www.mbc.edu/residence_life/,
then Services for Current Students, then Room
|Fill out the Room Change form, and submit it to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
See website for more information.