Welcome home! At Milligan, Residence Life is about so much more than where you sleep at night. It’s about building a community and creating an environment that helps you to grow emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It’s about who you are and who God is creating you to be!
RESIDENCE HALL CHECK-IN: NEW STUDENTS
New residence hall students are expected to arrive Saturday, August 24, between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The Student Orientation Staff will be on duty to “lend you a hand” as you move into your room during these hours. Residence Life Staff will be on hand to check you in to your new home and give you your keys. Everyone should stop at the Welcome Center in the McMahan Student Center to receive their orientation packets and important instructions prior to proceeding to the residence hall. We will have refreshing beverages located around the campus throughout the day.
Click here to find out more details about specific residence halls, room assignments and suggested room needs.
RESIDENCE HALL CHECK-IN: RETURNING STUDENTS
Returning students will check in Sunday, August 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Students who arrive prior to their designated time will have a daily charge of $75 added to their student account. Additionally, any early arrival must be pre-approved by the Dean of Students. Returning students who arrive earlier than this will NOT be permitted to say in the residence halls unless they are involved in a school-related activity that requires them to arrive earlier and they have been approved by Residence Life.
Students desiring to enjoy the richness of living in community will want to take advantage of the variety of programming that takes place across campus. Our desire is to help students to develop excellence in character, healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and lasting friendships as they actively enter into the life of the Milligan community.
Besides getting to know your roommate, making new friends, seeing old ones, and going to Cookout at midnight, you will want to take part in the campus activities planned by students for students. Several organizations on campus offer you opportunities for spiritual growth, service, athletic competition, and fun and fellowship as you get to know other Milligan students.
CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD
Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the first place to start for filling your social calendar and finding fun ways to hang out on campus and around Johnson City. We start the year off right with the annual Welcome Week. CAB partners with Student Government Association leadership to celebrate the final days of summer and the return of students on campus by experiencing games, water fun and worship at a local camp for our new students. All our returning and new students will enjoy the rest of Welcome Week with a cookout on campus, which always includes friendly yard game tournaments with prizes, trivia night, outdoor movie, and supporting our sports teams for home matches.
Always the center of the action, CAB hosts numerous campus activities and social events throughout the year. There is something for everyone from film events, dances, concerts and coffeehouses, to trivia nights, and a day even more exciting than Christmas, Wonderful Wednesday! This year in particular you can be on the lookout for a TWIRP Week full of fun, adventurous trips, and much, much more!
RUSH DAY is in mid-September — watch for announcements. Rush Day is a great opportunity for students to get connected with clubs and organizations on campus. Local businesses also attend to give our students an idea of resources available in the community. Free samples are a sure thing at this event!
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
SGA is a group of hard working students dedicated to improving campus life. We are excited about the upcoming school year. Event planning is underway and we hope that you will get involved. You can expect events such as Rush Day, Homecoming week, Family Weekend, and That Big Party! On the other hand, SGA is not only about planning school functions. We are an organization that represents the student body. Whether it be academics, school programs, or spiritual formation, our team is there to support student opinion. Get ready for a year filled with spirit and excitement.
Campus Life is brimming with activities and events to attend, people to meet, conversations to have, lessons to learn, and new experiences to brave. It’s going to be YOUR college experience and it will only be what you make of it. So put yourself out there, try new things, and get involved! This is where college really happens. Bring it on!
The Milligan experience is about more than getting a great education. It’s about being formed into a follower of Christ, a fully-functioning servant-leader. The Spiritual Formation Program (SFP) brings the campus community together to grow in discipleship to Jesus. In addition to academic endeavors, all traditional-age undergraduate students participate in SFP. In order to graduate, students must accumulate 150 SFP credits, which are earned by participation in Chapel services, approved service projects, and campus ministry programs such as FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Diversity Forums, devotional breakfasts and select community events. A calendar of qualifying SFP events is provided each semester. More details will be provided during Welcome Week.
We love commuter students! We strive to create opportunities for our commuter students to feel at home and stay connected. 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.
(All traditional undergrad students at Milligan are required to 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.)
The Counseling Center’s mission is to provide mental health counseling services at no cost for Milligan College students, faculty, and staff as a way to further enhance Milligan College’s Christian community of caring by providing a level of professional care that promotes emotional well-being, spiritual growth, academic success, multicultural diversity, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Milligan’s counseling service is able to assess, make recommendations, and provide short-term counseling for interpersonal and personal issues. The counseling relationship is one which gives the students support and assistance. Areas of difficulty or questions which might be considered in counseling include social, academic, and personal issues. The service is, with very limited exceptions, confidential; the counselor will explain those exceptions at the outset. There is no additional fee for the counseling service. Appointments with the counseling service can be arranged by call 423.461.8500 or email CounselingCenter@milligan.edu.
Milligan offers a continuous service meal plan provided by Pioneer College Caterers. All students must bring proper Milligan I.D. to enter the dining hall or be prepared to pay the standard line rate. The meal plan allows students to trade 25 meals per semester at the Student Center Snack Bar, more commonly called “The Grill.”
Students may also purchase a “Snack Bar Plus (SBP)” account. This account is available to all students. Residential students can add a SBP account to their standard meal plan on or before registration. This account allows students to grab a quick snack or meal at their convenience with the ease of using a prepaid credit line. The SBP account provides a $50 meal credit line at the grill for an additional charge of $40 to your meal plan. This 20% bonus credit is only available with meal plans purchased on or before registration. Additionally, if students want to add to their credit line, they may do so at any time after registration either in the cafeteria or the grill with a 10% bonus credit.
- Sick trays are available with a note of approval from a resident director, resident assistant, or college nurse.
- “Green on the Go.” If you are on the meal plan and can’t make certain meal times due to class or work schedules, sign up for this program. You can stop by the cafeteria and pack your meal in a recycled container.
- Special diets can be accommodated. Please provide the cafeteria in advance with an outline of your dietary needs.
- Nutritional awareness program. A booklet is available to explain the program and help you make sound choices concerning your diet and health.
Monday through Friday: Continuous service from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: Brunch: 10:30-1:00; Dinner: 6-7
Sunday: Continental Breakfast: 8-9; Lunch: 11:45-1:45; Dinner: 6-7
QUESTIONS? Mark Henry, Food Service Director, 423.461.8439, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.milligan.edu/student-life/#food-dining.
The nurse-directed, campus clinic is located in the Gilliam Wellness Center (423.461.8667) with hours of operation Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm. The campus nurse is available for emergencies, minor illnesses and injuries, and health consultations as well as referral to outside physicians and medical facilities if needed. Students are expected to report any major illnesses or injuries to the campus nurse. For a list of off-campus care options if the clinic is closed, visit www.milligan.edu/student-life/#health-wellness. For emergencies, dial 911.
Campus Safety & Security
Campus safety and security are of utmost importance to Milligan’s faculty, staff, and administration. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains important information regarding campus security policies and procedures, as well as the reporting and information required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Tennessee College and University Security Information Act of 1989 and the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act is available on the safety and security section of the Milligan website at http://www.milligan.edu/student-life/#safety-security. Paper copies of the report are available from the Director of Security/Title IX Coordinator (423.461.8740) or the Dean of Students Office (423.461.8760).
Student Development at Milligan College seeks to promote faith, learning and living through Residence Life, Campus Activities, Career Development, and Campus Ministry. Activities and services are open to residential students and commuters. To view the Student Handbook or other Student Development resources, visit www.milligan.edu/student-life.
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