Living FAQs

The Appalachian Center for Craft has on-site housing available for students in the BFA and Craft Certificate programs. Artists in Residence, visiting artists, workshop faculty, and workshop program participants (summer only) also stay in these units.

Eligibility, Amenities and Fees

  • How many hours do I have to take to be eligible for housing at the Craft Center?
    • You must be registered for at least 6 credit hours of to be eligible for Craft Center Housing.
  • What are the rooms like? What are the amenities?
    • Housing units include: - a two or four bedroom suite w/ private bath and closet
      • each suite has a common, shared living area, and front and back decks
      • each suite has a kitchenette w/ refrigerator and oven/stove
      • each suite is furnished
      • central heat and air in all units
  • Will my financial aid or scholarship cover my housing deposit?
    • No. The $100 housing pre-payment must accompany your Craft Center housing application.
  • Will I receive a bill for my housing fees?
    • Yes. Housing fees will be added to your TTU student account when you turn in a housing contract. But, you must send the $100 pre-payment with your application when you apply for housing at the Craft Center.
  • Does TTU insure my personal belongings?
    • No. The University does not assume any responsibility for the private property of its residents.
  • Do I have to buy a University meal plan?
    • No. Residents of the Craft Center are not required to purchase a meal plan. The housing units have kitchens and the walkway café, the on-site restaurant, has breakfast and lunch from 8:30am-1pm, M-F. TTU’s main campus does offer meal plans.
  • When can I move into my unit?
    • Students can move into their housing units two (2) business days before classes start. (Example: Fall semester 2013: housing opens Thursday, August 22nd; classes start Monday, August, 26th)
  • Is there a phone in my room?
    • No. Most students use cell phones. If you have a telephone installed, it will be the only utility bill you receive.
      NOTE: Students must be admitted to TTU before arriving to occupy housing. Anyone who wants to live in Craft Center housing must submit a signed housing application and a $100.00 security deposit before a housing assignment can be made. It is to the student’s advantage to send in the application and deposit as early as possible, as there are a limited number of rooms.
      Freshmen are not eligible for housing at the Craft Center. For the purpose of determining Craft Center housing eligibility only, "Freshmen" is defined as students who have not completed two full-time semesters of college coursework (minimum 24 semester hours) post high school graduation. All requests for a waiver or an exception must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Craft Center. Exceptions will be considered for students the age of 24 and over, and/or students with a substantial professional-level involvement in one or more of the Craft Center studio media.
  • Is there an Internet connection in my room?
    • Yes. It is an “Ethernet” system. You need to have an “Ethernet” card installed on your computer to use it.
  • Are there laundry facilities?
    • Yes. The Craft Center has washers and dryers in the laundry room at the end of the Fibers Building (close to the housing units).
  • May I smoke in my room?
    • No. All buildings at the Craft Center are smoke-free. If you do smoke, you must be 25ft. from any building.
  • Am I allowed to personalize my unit?
    • Yes, you can; however, “personalization” must fall within the guidelines set by the Craft Center.

Guests, Breaks and Notices

  • May I have overnight guests in my unit?
    • Yes, but their stay is limited. Overnight stays must be reported to the Craft Center office and a Facilities Use Form must be completed. You are responsible for the actions of your guests at all times.
  • May I stay in my unit during the holiday break between fall and spring semesters?
    • If you have signed a application to return to Craft Center housing for the following spring semester and pay the holiday use fee in advance, you can stay in housing over the holiday break. Only residents returning for the following semester are permitted to stay in Craft Center Housing between semesters.
  • During the summer, may I stay in my unit and not enroll for summer classes?
    • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 5 credit hours during the summer semester in order to qualify for Craft Center housing. A limited number of rooms are available during the summer.
  • What will happen if I vacate my unit without giving the Craft Center a 30-day notice?
    • Please refer to your signed housing application; once signed and returned to our office, it is a binding legal contract.
  • May I remain in my unit if I withdraw from TTU?
    • No. We provide housing for students; if you withdraw from school, you must check out of your unit within 24 hours, unless the Craft Center Director grants an extension.

Repairs, Recycling and Shipping

  • How do I inform someone that something in the studio or in housing needs to be fixed or repaired?
    • Complete a “Work Request Form.” The forms are located next to the student mailboxes across from the Security Office (next to the Administration Office) or outside the Maintenance Shop at the end of the wood studio hallway.
  • Does the Craft Center have a recycling program?
    • Yes. We have containers for aluminum cans throughout the studios. There is a trailer near the garden for everyone to fill with cans. Mixed paper, cardboard, and many other items are also recycled. Information is available from the Maintenance Office covering the entire recycling program. The proceeds from recycling the aluminum cans buy library books for the Craft Center’s on-site library.
  • How do I ship or receive a package at the Craft Center?
    • UPS comes to the Craft Center every day to pick-up and deliver packages. Truck lines, FedEx, DHL, and others deliver whenever they have a shipment. If a package is delivered for you, you will get a notice in your mailbox. You can pickup the package, when you sign for it, in the Shipping and Receiving area in Maintenance. After hours, security can let you in to sign for and pick-up a package. You can get information about shipping packages via UPS from the Maintenance Office.
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