Appalachian Center for Craft

Housing: Frequently Asked Questions

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. NO PETS OR FIREARMS ALLOWED.

NOTE: Students must be admitted to TTU prior to inhabiting housing at the Craft Center. Anyone who wishes to live in Craft Center housing must submit a signed housing application and a $100.00 pre-payment before a housing assignment can be made. It is recommended to send in the application and deposit as early as possible, as there are a limited number of rooms.


Q: How many credit hours do I have to enroll in to be eligible for housing at the Craft Center?

A: Fall & Spring Semesters: You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Summer Semester: You must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours to be eligible.

Q: What are the rooms like? What amenities are provided?

A: Housing units consists of two or four bedroom suites. Each bedroom has a private bath and closet; each suite has a common, shared living area, and front and back decks; each suite has a kitchenette with refrigerator and oven with stove; each suite is furnished with single beds, chests of drawers, chairs, dinette table, and end tables; central heat and air in all units.

Q: Will I receive a bill for my housing fees?

A: Yes. Housing fees will be added to your TTU student account when you turn in a housing contract. You are responsible for the $100 pre-payment (which applied to your total housing fee) when you apply for student housing at the Craft Center.

Q: Will my financial aid or scholarship cover my housing deposit?

A: No. The $100 housing pre-payment must accompany your Craft Center housing application.

Q: Is there an Internet connection in my room?

A: The Craft Center has free campus-wide Wi-Fi available.

Q: Is there a phone in my room?

A: No. Most students use cell phones.

Q: Are there on-campus laundry facilities?

A: Yes. The Craft Center has washers and dryers in the laundry room at the end of the Fibers Building (close to the housing units). The machines are coin operated: $1.25 for wash; drying is free.

Q: When can I move into my unit?

A: Students can move into their housing units two (2) business days before classes start of the semester.

Q: Am I allowed to personalize my unit?

A: Any modifications must be pre-approved by the Craft Center Facilities Director.

Q: Does TTU insure my personal belongings?

A: No. The University does not assume any responsibility for the private property of its residents.

Q: May I smoke in my room?

A: No. All Tennessee Tech campuses and buildings are tobacco-free.

Q: Do I have to buy a University meal plan?

A: No. Residents of the Craft Center are not required to purchase a main campus meal plan. All Craft Center housing units have full kitchens. TTU’s main campus does offer meal plans.


Q: May I have overnight guests in my unit?

A: Yes. Guests are allowed for a limited amount of time only. 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.

Q: May I stay in my unit during the holiday break between fall and spring semesters?

A: 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 ($150) 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.

Q: Do I have to enroll in classes to stay in Craft Center housing during the summer?

A: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours during the summer semester in order to qualify for Craft Center housing. A limited number of rooms are available during the summer.

Q: What will happen if I vacate my unit without giving the Craft Center a 30-day notice?

A: Please refer to your signed housing application; once signed and returned to our office, it is a binding legal contract.

Q: May I remain in my unit if I withdraw from TTU?

A: 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.


Q: How do I inform someone that something in the studio or in housing needs to be fixed or repaired?

A: Complete a “Work Request Form.” The forms are located outside the Maintenance Shop at the end of the wood studio hallway.

Q: Does the Craft Center have a recycling program?

A: Yes. We have containers for aluminum cans throughout the studios. There is a receptacle near the garden for aluminum cans. Mixed paper, cardboard, and many other items are also recycled. Information is available from the Maintenance Office regarding the recycling program. The proceeds from recycling the aluminum cans buy library books and resources for the Craft Center’s on-site library.

Q: How do I ship or receive a package from the Craft Center?

A: 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 will sign for and pickup the package 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.