Welcome to Tennessee Tech and the on-campus experience. As a new student, you will find most of your fellow residents will be of the same general age while representing a variety of backgrounds--from all over the state, the country, and the world. You can help us maintain a kind of environment in which everyone can live and learn effectively, so that your residence hall experience will complement your academic experience at Tennessee Tech.
Many advantages and benefits can be associated with residence hall life: educational benefits, special in-hall programming (i.e. study skills, time and stress management, and resume writing), enhanced social activities, live-in para-professional student staff, convenience to campus facilities and academic programs. Other advantages include meeting new people, exploring opportunities and being more involved with campus life.
Studies of college students across the nation consistently show that students who live in campus housing have higher grade-point averages and are more likely to graduate than students living at home or off-campus. At Tennessee Tech the grade-point average of residence hall students, by academic class, has been superior to the grade-point average of non-residence hall students.
Tennessee Tech has 15 residence halls: 2 halls for men and 1 hall for women, and 12 co-ed halls, accommodating approximately 2,250 students. Rooms are designed for double occupancy; however, a few single and triple rooms are available. Rooms are furnished to include standard/extra long twin beds as well as loft beds and mattresses, desks, chairs, dressers, telephone, smoke detector, window shades, closets and a wastebasket. Students may provide his/her own personal items to make his/her room more unique and comfortable. Your residence hall room will soon feel more like home after you have added your own personal touches.
Tennessee Tech is a smoke free, tobacco free and alcohol free University. For further residential hall guidelines please visit the
Guide for Successful Living.
Additionally, all rooms receive expanded basic cable service. All 15 residence halls are wired for ResNet (Internet) service. ResNet is short for Residence Hall Computer Network. Each hall room has a ResNet connection for each occupant, providing he/she has a personal computer. All residence hall students will have a voice mailbox available to them (UPON REQUEST ONLY) in conjunction with the telephone service (call 931 372 3803 to acquire a voice mailbox). All residence halls have free laundry facilities for student use.
Residential Life has also partnered with Bedloft.com to provide you with an "easy, affordable way to create additional living space and a more comfortable environment in your residence hall room." Please visit the website at www.bedloft.com and select Tennessee Technological University for a list of all available products. If you wish to construct your own bed loft refer to our guidelines here.
All of us at Residential Life look forward to your arrival. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance as you prepare to live on campus.
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