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More than 70 percent of our traditional students live on campus in one of eleven residence halls or student apartments. This is where much of the community life and social involvement on campus occurs.
All rooms at Milligan are suite-style with private bathrooms shared by no more than four people. Each room is furnished with an appropriate number of standard single beds, mattresses, desks, dressers, chairs, and closets. All beds can be stacked into bunk beds if desired. You are encouraged to make your room a comfortable living environment. Bring plants, posters, chairs, tables, lamps, shelves, game systems, TVs, and more! (Click here for a list of room decorating tips.)
All residence halls at Milligan are single-gender. There are a variety of open hours throughout the week but dorms are closed to the opposite sex at all other times.
The Residence Hall staff maintains and promotes all areas of student development within the residence halls. Each Residence Hall has a Resident Director (RD) and Resident Assistants (RA) on staff to help residents with academic, housing, and personal problems, and to provide leadership, supervision, and programming for students.
Laundry facilities are located in the Milligan Village and on the lower levels of Hart, Sutton, Webb, and Williams Halls. All washers and dryers use special debit cards that may be purchased from the campus Bookstore. Value may be added to the cards at anytime using the Wash Card machine in Sutton and Webb lobbies.
Vehicles on Campus
Many students choose to keep a vehicle on campus. Parking on campus is monitored regularly and requires a campus parking permit, which can be obtained from the Office of Student Development.
Married Student Housing
A limited number of college-owned apartments are available for married students.
Community is a central focus at Milligan, and we believe that living in close proximity to your friends and classmates is a big part of what it means to join the Milligan family. Our residence halls are full of memories and traditions that are constantly being changed and renewed by the current generation of students. We want to encourage and support that community, so we require that all students at Milligan live on campus. Certain exceptions apply, and they are outlined in the student handbook. To learn more about living off-campus, contact the Office of Student Development at 423.461.8760.
We love commuter students! Living off-campus can often make it hard for students to feel connected, but we strive to create opportunities for our commuter students to feel at home. All student activities are open to commuter students – and we hope you’ll attend! The P.H. Welshimer Library is open late most nights for studying and research, and there are a number of lounges and other places spaced throughout campus where students can gather and spend time working on projects, eating together, or simply hanging out. Commuter students are also invited to run for office in the Student Government Association or meet other commuters on the Commuter Council.
First Year Experience
Milligan’s traditional halls are open to all residential students, but are geared especially towards those students in their first years of college life. Each hall has its own unique culture and community, and all three are designed to help new students adapt successfully.
Ready for more? Combine the benefits of dormitory life with the added privacy of a suite. Milligan offers upper-classmen the opportunity to live in our suite-style dormitories.
The Milligan Village
Milligan’s newest residence halls were designed to combine the privacy of a suite with the college’s vibrant community life. Each suite revolves around a centralized living room, and the village itself is centered around a large intramural field.
Each building is gender specific, but the gender housed in each hall may change each year depending on how many students apply and how much space is available in the traditional residence halls.
Milligan Student Apartments
Designed with adult and married students in mind, the student apartments offer all the benefits of an apartment right in the middle of campus. Each apartment features a fully-functional kitchen, bathrom, two bedrooms and a living room.
Today, almost all of the apartments house traditional residential students. Admission into the apartments is limited to juniors and seniors in good standing by application only.