Housing & Residence Life
Choosing to live on campus may be one of the best decisions a student can make as we strongly believe that the “out of classroom” learning experience is a significant part of a college education! We highly recommend that all students take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Residence halls are more than just dorms or places to eat and sleep. Living on campus provides great opportunities for students to develop meaningful friendships and get involved with campus programming, organizations, and the overall college community.
Please select which housing application you would like to complete:
While there is no guarantee of a residence hall, we will give priority to the housing contracts and deposits received before
April 1, 2021 based on the date that we receive them.
The deadline to request a specific roommate is June 1, 2021 for the fall semester.
Your $100 refundable housing deposit (incoming students only) can be paid HERE.
Housing & Residence Life Mission Statement
The Housing and Residence Life Office provides a safe, supportive, and comfortable living and learning environment that supports the mission of Eureka College. The Residence Life Staff maintains a high standard of commitment and service in order to meet the diverse needs of our residents. We work in collaboration with other campus educators to create a greater sense of community and atmosphere of tolerance, appreciation, and respect. Through co-curricular programming, residents are empowered to achieve maximum success in academics, leadership, and campus and community involvement.
Is living on campus required?
Eureka College requires that all full time students live in the residence halls on campus unless approval is granted by the Director of Housing Operations or the Dean of Students. Students who are granted exemptions from living on campus meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Commute from a parent’s primary residence (within a 30 mile address-to-address distance from Eureka College). https://maps.google.com/ is our official tool to compute distance using 300 E. College Ave; Eureka, IL 61530 as the campus address.
- Commute from a parent’s primary residence (if they are an incoming freshman who just graduated from a high school within a 30 mile radius (see the list below for approved schools).
- Have already received a bachelor’s degree.
- Entering 5th year of college with senior status.
- 23 years old before the semester begins.
- Married and/or have dependent children living with them.
- Hold a full time internship or student teaching position off campus.
- Incoming transfer student who has lived independently from their parents for at least 12 months (please attach a copy of a lease and/or other documentation).
Students who feel they qualify to live off campus may apply for “commuter” status by filling out an Off Campus Housing Request Form.
High Schools within a 30 mile radius of EC:
Bloomington High School
Central Catholic High School (Bloomington)
Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School
Dunlap High School
East Peoria High School
El Paso Gridley High School
Eureka High School
Fieldcrest High School
Flanagan High School
Illinois Valley Central High School (Chillicothe)
Limestone High School (Bartonville)
Metamora High School
Morton High School
Normal Community High School
Normal University High School
Normal West High School
Olympia High School
Pekin Community High School
Peoria Central High School
Peoria Christian High School
Peoria Heights High School
Peoria Manual High School
Peoria Notre Dame High School
Peoria Richwoods High School
Roanoke-Benson High School
Tremont High School
Washburn High School
Washington Community High School
How do I select a roommate?
For the 2021-2022 academic year, we will again be offering double rooms as singles, at the double room rate (no increase in cost), due to COVID-19. While we will be able to accommodate most, if not all, of our students who request this, it will be offered on a first come/first serve basis based on the date of receiving your completed housing contract. Please specify on your housing contract if you are interested in a single room, or if you would prefer a roommate.
Aside from Langston Hall, a majority of rooms on campus are double occupancy rooms that students share with a roommate. Although we cannot provide a private room for all students interested, students should specify on their housing contract if they are interested in paying the additional cost to have their own room.
Students may request to have a specific roommate, but must do so before June 1st for the upcoming fall semester. This request will be honored as long as both students specify on their contract that they are interested in living together and they have both completed the Housing Sign-Up Process before June 1st. If a student does not request a specific roommate/suitemate, they will be paired based on their completed roommate survey. Formal notice of all room and roommate/suitemate assignments will be mailed out in late June for the upcoming fall semester. Eureka College attempts to respond to each and every request.
Students interested in switching rooms/roommates must talk with their RA and the Director of Housing Operations. No room changes will be granted during the first two weeks of the semester.
What Residence Hall policies do I need to be aware of?
These are just a few of our residence hall policies. Please see our full Student Handbook for the rest of our policies.
The State of Illinois law provides that any person less than 21 years of age who attempts to purchase, possess, consume, or transport any alcoholic beverages within Illinois is subject to fine or imprisonment or both. The College does not condone violation of the law with respect to underage drinking. Eureka College’s full alcohol and other drug policy is located in the Student Handbook.
Students are welcome to have guests at any time as long as they receive prior consent from their roommate and/or suitemate. However, guests are not allowed to stay for more than 3 consecutive nights OR stay for 3 consecutive nights repeatedly. Students may request an exemption to this policy during special circumstances from the Director of Residence Life. Students are responsible for the actions of their guests (overnight or not) if the guest is not a student of Eureka College. Therefore, students should only be inviting guests to campus that they trust will uphold the policies on campus. Students will be held accountable for any misconduct, vandalism, or other obstructive behavior caused by their guest. Cohabitation is strictly prohibited and should be immediately reported to a Resident Advisor and/or the Office of Student Life.
Students are not permitted to have pets in the residence halls, with the exception of fish in a 10-gallon or smaller aquarium. Due to allergies and other concerns, this includes having pets from home visit or even enter the residence halls at any time.
A service animal is a dog or a miniature horse that has been individually trained to do work or perform a specific task for a person with a disability and/or other medical condition. Examples of such work include guiding someone who is blind, alerting someone who is deaf, pulling a wheel chair, alerting someone who is about to have a seizure, etc. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals must be harnessed or leashed, unless it interferes with the service animal’s work. In that case, the person must maintain control of the animal through other means. Residential students with service animals must work with the Director of Residence Life in advance regarding their housing placement and/or other accommodations needed.
Emotional Support Animals (ESA) are sometimes used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals. However, they are not considered to be service animals under ADA. These support animals provide companionship and can sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and other phobias. However, they do not have special training to perform tasks. Eureka College does allow ESA’s that have been registered and approved through the Office of Student Life. Residents with approved ESA’s on campus must follow College policies for caring for their animal, and must be flexible on their housing assignment due to allergies, etc of the rest of the campus population. For more information on this process, please contact Jason Zimmerman, Learning Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PROHIBITED IN ROOM
The following items are not permitted anywhere in the residence halls on campus:
► Window air conditioner units
► Space heaters (unless provided by the College or with prior approval from Residence Life)
► Foreman-style grills
► Open coiled cooking instruments
► Toasters (other than kitchen areas)
► Toaster ovens (other than kitchen areas)
► Grills (gas or charcoal)/propane tanks/lighter fluid
► Water beds
► Halogen lamps
► BB guns/air guns/paintball guns/tattoo guns
► Knives (larger than a pocket knife)
► Alcohol/drug paraphernalia
► Alcohol can/bottle collections
► Pets (other than fish in a 10 gallon tank or less)
► Street signs or public signs
In addition, any other materials or items that can pose a danger to the campus community will also be confiscated and the owner subject to disciplinary action through the Office of Student Life.
QUIET HOURS/COURTESY HOURS
Eureka College upholds “quiet hours” on every residence hall floor on campus from 11pm until 7am. During this time, residents must keep music and all other noise to a minimum. If the residents of a floor want to change these hours, they may elect to do so with a floor vote as long as 100% of the floor is in agreement of the change. Changes in quiet hours cannot take place the first 3 weeks of the semester.
“Courtesy hours” exist 24 hours a day. Therefore, residents are welcome to ask each other to quiet down at any time if they feel someone on their floor is being disruptive. If a student fails to honor this request, a student should report this to their Resident Advisor and/or the Office of Student Life. Repeated violations of quiet and/or courtesy hours will result in disciplinary action through the Office of Student Life. Residence Life strictly enforces 24 hour quiet hours during final exams week each semester.
Smoking and/or vaping is not permitted in any residence hall (or other building) on campus. Students are permitted to smoke outside, but must be at least 15 feet from the building. The use of any tobacco product is prohibited inside any building on the academic side of campus. Smoking receptacles are located near most buildings on campus.
If there is any damage or vandalism done in the residence halls on campus and the College cannot identify responsible individuals, the College may require that all of the residents of that floor and/or building pay a prorated group charge to cover the cost of the damage.
More information on residential policies may be accessed through the Student Handbook which is accessible on our website.Eureka College
COVID-19 Addendum Policies
COVID-19 ADDENDUM POLICIES
Eureka College strives to keep our EC Community as safe as possible during Covid-19. While we work to make changes to our facilities and in our policies/procedures, we look to our campus community to support the changes and do their part to assist us in keeping our community safe.
Eureka College is working with our housekeeping staff in order to assure that our campus is as clean as possible. We can do this by adjusting housekeeping hours, doing additional wipes downs of high traffic areas, and providing sanitizing stations throughout campus.
Eureka College has installed Sanitizing Stations in every academic building and residential area. Sanitizing Stations include hand sanitizer, spray disinfectant, and paper towels.
Sanitizing Stations will be restocked regularly. If you ever notice that a sanitizing station is out of a certain supply, please notify your RA or the Office of Student Life immediately.
RESIDENCE HALL ROOM CAPACITIES
In an effort to encourage and support social distancing in the residence halls, we have set room capacities for each residence hall room during this time. Room capacities are based on the square footage of residence hall rooms, which varies by building. Please see the room capacity for rooms in each residence hall below:
Alumni Court – 3
Arnold Hall – 4
Founders Court – 3
Gunz Hall – 3
Langston Hall – 2
Residential students should not have more people in their room than the capacity listed for their building above, including the assigned occupant(s) of the room. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disciplinary action towards both the assigned occupant(s) of the room, as well as their guests, with stricter consequences towards the occupant(s) of the room who are ultimately responsible for what happens in their assigned space.
As always, students are responsible for the cleaning and upkeep of their personal rooms, as well as private or semi-private bathrooms which are mostly located in Langston Hall and Gunz Hall.
The CDC recommends EPA-registered household disinfectants. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of each product. Some products may recommend wearing gloves. It is also often advised to clean surfaces with soap and water before using a disinfectant.
Students are encouraged to follow these tips in order to keep their private living areas as clean as possible:
►Wash your hands often, especially after coughing/sneezing/blowing nose, before eating, after using the restroom, and before and after cleaning. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Keep hand sanitizer with you for when a restroom isn’t nearby.
►Keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean laundry. Be sure to immediately place your dirty laundry in a hamper, basket, or laundry bag after you take it off. Make sure that you keep up with your laundry, and don’t forget to regularly wash your cloth masks. Using hot water and thoroughly drying clothing items can help in reducing germs. Wipe down the inside of your hamper, or wash your laundry bag, frequently.
►Be sure to store all of your dirty dishes in one place, such as in a basket/caddy in your room. Wash them regularly. Never leave dirty dishes in any communal bathrooms.
►Wipe down your desk, chest, appliances, and any other surface area in your room at least once per day. Other high touch areas in your room would include doorknobs, light switches, handles, keyboards, etc.
►Consider putting a wipeable cover on your electronics (tablets, touch screens, etc). Be sure to disinfect your cell phone at least once per day; follow manufacturer’s instructions.
►Take your shoes off at your door. Although you can keep a pair of shoes outside of your door, if you choose, please do not leave more than one pair in the hallway. Clean your floors regularly.
►If you have a trash can in your room, it is best to line it with a bag that you can remove. Take out your trash regularly.
Students are not required to wear a mask in student rooms. However, students have the right to require other students to wear a mask upon entering their room, if they choose to. The Office of Student Life will have signs available for students to post on their residence hall room doors indicating that their room is a mask area. Students are welcome to create/post their own signs as well. Other students are expected to respect these requests.
Residential students living in Alumni Court, Founders Court, or Arnold Hall utilize community bathrooms. These bathrooms are maintained by our Housekeeping Staff. When you use these areas, be sure to keep socially distant from others, whenever possible. You may utilize the lockers for your toiletries if you choose, but be sure that your toothbrush is always covered, when not in use. Do not place your toothbrush on any sinks or counters. Also, be sure that you do not leave any of your belongings on the ledge above the sinks at any time. Anything that you take into the bathroom needs to leave with you or be placed in a locker when you are finished.
Residential students living in Langston Hall or Gunz Hall utilize private or semi-private bathrooms. Residents must clean these bathrooms on their own. Be sure to keep your bathroom stocked with hand soap, disinfectant wipes, or a disinfectant spray/paper towels. Wash your hands regularly. If you aren’t able to purchase the cleaning supplies that you need, please see the Office of Student Life for assistance. Your bathroom should be wiped down at least once per day. Be sure to work out a plan with your roommate and/or suitemate so that all occupants are doing their part to keep these areas clean.
RESIDENCE HALL LOUNGE/LAUNDRY AREAS
Students are required to wear face masks in all residence hall lounge areas, as well as keep some distance, if possible. Students will be asked to sanitize any items/surfaces that they use in their lounge space both before and after use. There will be a clipboard in every residence hall lounge area where a student must sign in/sign out/and record what they utilized and confirm that it was cleaned both before and after use.
Residence Hall lounge spaces will have a designated occupancy based on both the square footage of the lounge space and the number of occupants of the floor. Floor lounge capacities for each floor are listed by building below:
Alumni Court (floor lounges and basement lounge) – 8
Arnold Hall (lobby areas and social lounges with TV’s) – 8
Arnold Hall (study lounges, including the lower level lounge near the
storage room and the upper level media room) – 3
Founders Court – 8
Gunz Hall – 1st Floor Lounge – 8
Gunz Hall – 2nd/3rd Floor Lounges - 3
Langston Hall – 12 (including the 1st floor lobby area)
The Harrod Lounge will have a capacity of 15 people. The capacity for both the upper and lower lounge of Ben Major is 8 people. The capacity for the kitchen area in both Arnold Hall and Gunz Hall is 5 people.
Anyone that arrives in a lounge space and sees that the capacity has already been met needs to leave and come back at a later time. All students found in violation of this policy will face disciplinary action.
Drinking fountains with a water bottle filler will be operational. Drinking fountains without a water bottle filler will be closed off during this time, for sanitation reasons.
All laundry rooms on campus will either have a sanitizing station or have one nearby. Washers and dryers are high touch areas. Be sure to utilize hand sanitizer before and after using a washer or dryer on campus.
Students are encouraged to bring their own fridge/microwave to campus if they need it. Personal food items should be kept in personal rooms, not in a community space. Students wishing to utilize the kitchen must bring their own pots/pans/utensils, and must take those items with them when they are finished. Students utilizing the kitchen MUST sign in/sign out EVERY time they use the kitchen. Students also must wipe down all surfaces both before and after use. Be sure to report to an RA or to the Office of Student Life (OSL) immediately if kitchen cleaning supplies need to be re-stocked. The kitchen capacity in both Arnold Hall and Gunz Hall is 5 people. Therefore, if there are already 5 students in the area, then anyone else that comes should leave and come back at a later time.
Just as social distancing and mask requirements help limit the spread of COVID-19, so does reducing the chance of inhaling secondhand smoke. Eureka College will now have assigned outdoor smoking areas for community members. These assigned outdoor smoking areas will be the ONLY areas on College property where people will be permitted to smoke/vape.
These approved areas will consist of:
Academic Side: Benches behind Cerf Center (near Terrill Room exit), Picnic table behind Sanders Hall
Residential Side: Fire pit area behind Gunz Hall, Light pole/bench area between Alumni Court and Ben Major (closest to Alumni Lower C), and the grassy area between Arnold Hall and the gravel parking lot
MOVE-IN/MOVE-OUT PROCEDURES 2020-2021
Eureka College is planning for a safe and organized Move-In Process. All residential students will move in on Sunday, August 16th. Students will sign up for a 1-hour block of time sometime between 7am and 4pm; each building will have a staggered move-in so that it is spread out as much as possible per area. Students can take as long as they need to unpack and set up their rooms, but they must unload their vehicles within their allotted hour time slot. Students will have some flexibility on what time they sign up for, but they MUST come during their block of time. All students must sign up for a time in advance and cannot just show up anytime. This sign-up form will be emailed out to all students at least 2 weeks in advance.
We have organized a Check-In Process that will limit contact with staff as much as possible. While students will report to the Check-In tent on the Burgess Lawn, as normal, all check-in paperwork will be touch-free and done online. Students need to be sure to have a cell phone with them for this process. This process has been carefully designed to keep our EC community safe. As always, we are counting on our students to thoroughly read through all instructions and information over the next month so that they are aware of procedures and are able to follow all guidelines.
Students will be permitted to bring no more than 2 guests with them to move in. Students, and their guests, will be required to wear a mask inside all buildings (and outside when not able to maintain social distancing). Guests will need to vacate campus after their student is moved in.
Students are encouraged to pack very lightly this semester. It is advisable for students to only bring what they can fit into one vehicle. Without knowing how COVID-19 will impact our fall semester, it will be helpful if students are able to move out quickly, if needed. Eureka College will communicate any changing plans with as much advance notice as possible, but we count on our students to be able to adapt to any quickly changing situations as well.
Students will be asked to vacate campus by 5pm on Friday, November 20th for Thanksgiving Break and to complete final exams remotely. The residence halls will be closed until the spring semester. While students can leave belongings in their room if needed, it is advised if students take everything with them, if possible, due to the uncertainty of COVID-19. We will not be holding a check-out process, however, and students are able to keep their room keys unless they are graduating or exiting.
What is a Resident Assistant (RA)?
Resident Assistants (RA’s) are student members of the Residence Life Staff who live on the floors in the residence halls. An RA is assigned to each floor. This person is a student’s initial contact whenever there are questions or concerns. Our student to RA ratio is 19:1 which helps us to be very visible and accessible to residents. The RA is also responsible for building community, planning programs, explaining and enforcing policies, mediating roommate conflicts, handling concerns, and being a peer mentor to the residents on their floor.
What should I bring?
Are you wondering what to pack? Please see our suggested Packing List assistance!
Please keep in mind that the following items are not permitted in the residence halls on campus: air conditioners, space heaters (unless provided by the College or with prior approval from Residence Life), Foreman-Style grills, open coiled cooking instruments, toasters/toaster ovens, grills/propane tanks/lighter fluid, water beds, halogen lamps, BB guns, air guns, paintball guns, tattoo guns, hover boards, knives (larger than a pocket knife), alcohol/drug paraphernalia, alcohol can/bottle collections, pets (other than fish in a 10 gallon tank or less), or street signs/public signs. Students are also not allowed to burn candles or incense in their rooms.
Students are welcome to bring bikes, but are encouraged to bring a lock to secure it to one of several outdoor bike racks located throughout campus. Bikes are not permitted inside of the residence halls, unless they are kept inside of a student’s room.
Several outdoor grills are available on campus surrounding the residence halls and are available for student use at any time. Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies and cleaning up the area after they have finished. There is also a fire pit on campus that can be reserved by Student Organizations by filling out a Fire Pit Policy and Reservation Form.
All residential students have a campus mailbox located in the Cerf Center. Commuter students are offered a campus mailbox on a first come, first serve basis. Students are encouraged to check their mail at least once per day as faculty, staff, and students utilize campus mailboxes for distribution of notices of campus events, returning class work, and more.
All students have the same campus mailing address, but with a specific box # that they will receive after they move in. All mail can be addressed to:
300 E. College Ave. Box #______
Eureka, IL 61530
If you have questions/concerns about mail or getting a mailbox, please contact Jill Fehr, Bookstore/Mailroom Manager, at email@example.com.
Can I decorate my room?
Eureka College encourages students to decorate their rooms in order to help their residence hall feel more like home. However, keep in mind that any furniture that comes in the room must stay in the room all year, with the exception of your mattress (which you may contact your Resident Advisor about storing if you need to bring a mattress from home due to allergies or other health reasons). Residents are able to rent loft extensions for no charge, on a first come/first serve basis, if they would like a high loft in their room. The Office of Student Life & Facilities Department take requests for these each summer. Loft extensions can be rented for any building except for Langston Hall. The College is not liable for any injury associated with slipping and/or falling out of a lofted bed.
Residents are not permitted to paint their room at any time. Adhesive that tends to damage the walls, such as duct tape, is not recommended as it could lead to a damage charge if paint is removed. Command Strips or other 3M products, poster putty, or painters tape are recommended. Students should also never put holes in their walls with nails or screws. Any decorations (or other items) should never be hung on or next to the fire sprinkling equipment in the room or common area. Items should also never block the AC/heating unit as that can affect the temperature in the room. Alcohol can/bottle collections are also not permitted.
Is storage available?
Eureka College does not offer storage space for residential students. Residents wishing to store belongings during the year or over the summer are encouraged to call a local storage facility in Eureka or the surrounding area.
Can I bring a car?
All residential students are welcome to bring a car to campus and register for a parking permit. Although many residential students may enjoy having a car on campus, it is not a necessity. All residential and commuter students wishing to bring a car must be sure to complete the online Parking Registration Form. This form should be completed before the first day of class in order to avoid receiving a parking ticket. Residential students and commuter students each have designated parking lots that they must park in. More information about specific parking lots is given out after a student registers for their parking permit. There is not an additional charge to register for and receive a parking permit.
If you have questions about campus parking, please contact the Eureka College Police Department at (309) 467-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Residence Life Dates to Remember
Spring 2021/Summer 2021
January 24th Residence Halls Open for Returning Residents @ 8am
January 24th Residence Halls Open for Incoming Residents @ 11am
January 29th Last day to change meal plan preference for Spring 2020
March 8th Summer Housing Information Available
March 12th Spring Break Weekend (Residence Halls Remain Open)
March 15th Fall Housing Information Available for Returning Students
March 31st Fall Housing Information Due for Returning Residential Students
April 2nd-5th Easter Break (Residence Halls Remain Open)
May 7th Deadline to Sign-Up for Summer Housing
May 15th Residence Halls Close @ 5pm for Summer
May 20th Students Move to Summer Housing
June 1st Last Day to Change Fall Housing Preferences and/or Request a Roommate
June 22-26th Fall Housing Assignments are Mailed out to all Residential Students
August 14th Move-In Day
August 20th Last day to change meal plan preference for Fall 2021
Housing During Breaks
As you are making plans for the year, please be reminded that the residence halls close 3 times throughout the year. For the 2021-2022 academic year, the residence halls will be closed for:
Thanksgiving Break: Close at 5pm on Friday, November 22nd; Re-open at 8am on Sunday, December 1st
Winter Break: Close at 5pm on Friday, December 13th; Re-open at 8am on Sunday, January 12th
Spring Break: Close at 5pm on Friday, March 6th; Re-open at 8am on Sunday, March 15th
Students needing to stay on campus during these breaks for a college related reason (athletics, on campus job, student teaching, internship, etc) may do so free of charge with prior approval. Others could be charged $10/night.
Summer Housing 2021
Summer Housing will only be offered for students enrolled in Eureka College summer classes. Housing will be available in Gunzenhauser Hall.
Prices are as follows:
$210/month Double room in Arnold Hall with roommate for students working on campus or taking EC summer classes
$370/month Double room in Arnold Hall with roommate for students working off campus
$410/month Private room in Arnold Hall (if space is available; priority for those taking classes)
If you are interested in summer housing, please complete this online Summer Housing Request Form by no later than 5pm on Friday, May 7th. In assigning rooms, preference will be given to those who submit their forms first. The above rates will be prorated accordingly based on length of occupancy.
A $50 refundable housing deposit will need to be paid to the Business Office before your request is considered complete.
Student Life on Social Media
Have more questions? Want to see pictures of the Residence Halls before Move-In? Want to get information about upcoming events? Check out our social media sites and stay connected!
Facebook – Eureka College Office of Student Life and Eureka College Residence Life
Instagram – reslifeec
Twitter – Eureka College Student Life
Alumni Court predominantly houses freshmen residents. Alumni Court has 4 wings (B, C, D, and E). Each wing has 2 small floors of 15 residents. Each floor has their own lounge area and community restroom. Alumni Court is co-ed by floor. It also houses the campus Learning Center (tutoring services) and the Harrod Lounge (large study area with computer and printer accessibility) which is available for student use 24 hours per day.
Founders Court predominantly houses freshmen residents. Founders Court includes Darst Hall, Deweese Hall, Ford Hall, and Myers Hall. Each hall has 2 small floors of 16 residents that share a small lounge area and community restroom. Founders Court is co-ed by floor. It is located next to Ben Major Hall, which houses a large lounge/social area with TV's, a pool table and ping pong table, soda/vending machines, and more. The basement of Ben Major houses the Undergrounds, a charity coffee house open weekend evenings, as well as a large laundry room. Ben Major is available 24 hours per day.
Langston Hall is a co-ed residence hall available for upperclass residents interested in suite style living. There are typically a lot of transfer students housed in this building. Langston Hall is comprised of 3 floors each housing between 20-26 residents. Langston Hall has all single rooms where each resident has their own room and sink with a shared shower and toilet between the two rooms. Each floor in Langston Hall has a large lounge area with a TV, study, and social space. The lobby area has a couple computers and a printer for student use.
Gunzenhauser (Gunz) is a coed residence hall for upperclass residents. Gunz offers suite style living in which a resident shares a room with a roommate and shares a bathroom with the two residents in the adjoining room. Gunz is coed by suite. Gunz is comprised of 3 small floors that each house between 9 and 16 residents. Each floor has a lounge with a TV and the first floor lounge offers space for large group meetings or social activities, and is located next to a full kitchen area and soda machine. Gunz Hall also has a gas fireplace and computer/printer for student use.
ARNOLD HALL (formerly Ivy Hall) is a newer residence hall that opened in January 2012. The
rooms in this building are the most spacious on campus. Arnold Hall is comprised of 5 wings
that currently house all upperclass residents, including two of our Greek organizations. There
are between 17 and 21 residents in each wing that collectively share a large community restroom. Each wing in Arnold Hall has a small study lounge plus a larger social lounge with a
tv. Arnold Hall also has a media room on the upper level that has mediascape technology perfect for group project work, plus a printer for student use. The lower level offers a full kitchen, eating area, and additional lounge space.
WHAT IS PROVIDED IN MY ROOM?
All residents, regardless of the residence hall, are provided with a bed frame, mattress, chest, desk, bookcase, chair, and closet. The furniture is all moveable (with the exception of the closets in some halls) and residents can arrange the room any way they wish. However, no furniture may be removed from the room. The beds can be bunked, low lofted (comes in all rooms), or high lofted (limited quantities) in all buildings except Langston Hall. Each room has Ethernet access and high speed wi-fi. Landline phone access is available in lounge areas only. Residence halls with community bathrooms offer lockers in the bathroom for student use to store toiletries. Residents are welcome to bring a padlock to use on a locker if they choose.
HIGH LOFT/BUNK BED REQUESTS: Low lofts come in all rooms in every building except for Langston Hall. Low lofts are waist-high and have sufficient room for storage underneath. If you choose to rent a high loft (free of charge on a first come, first serve basis), please fill out the form available here: https://forms.gle/NjLveG87Rqv8aJCk8
Please note that most students prefer the low lofts; high lofts can be uncomfortable to sleep in and are only needed if you are bringing more than average to your room.
Alumni Court (B,C,D,E) – 14’11”X 10’11” (window dimensions (1) – 30”W X 60”L)
Founders Court (Darst, DeWeese, Ford, Myers) – 14’7”X 11’7” (window dimensions (2)–34”W X 65”L)
Langston Hall – 12’11”X 9’9” (window dimensions (1) – 34.5”W X 58.25”L)
Gunz Hall – 14’9”X 11’9” (window dimensions (2) – 57”W X 54.5”L)
Arnold Hall – 14’X 18’ (window dimensions (1) – 64”W X 56”L)
Eureka College has 6 Greek organizations; 4 of which live in campus-owned housing and 2 of which own their own house. Greek organizations who live in campus-owned housing include Delta Sigma Phi, Phi Omega, Delta Delta Pi, and Delta Zeta. Residential students who choose to join a Greek organization are required to live with their designated Greek organization beginning the fall semester following their initiation (with the exception of TKE and LCA members who can opt to live in campus-owned housing instead, if desired). Lambda Chi Alpha and Tau Kappa Epsilon own their own house but are both located just on the edge of campus.
Lambda Chi Alpha
Members of Lambda Chi Alpha live at 611 South Vennum Street which is located a half block from campus. The home was designed and constructed by the Alumni Board of LCA, which owns the building. Members of LCA are still on the College’s meal plan and use on campus laundry facilities (free of charge to LCA residents). They also still have a Resident Advisor employed by the College. As long as space is available, members are able to have a single room with no additional charge. The men have access to a large lounge area and kitchen on the first floor, a large deck, and a new patio area with gas grills in the backyard.
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon live at 700 Reagan Drive which is located just across the parking lot from Eureka College’s athletic facilities. The men of TKE own their own house, but members of the house are still on the College’s meal plan and use on campus laundry facilities (free of charge to TKE residents). They also still have a Resident Advisor employed by the College. As long as space is available, members are able to have a single room with no additional charge. The house consists of two floors that hold 16 rooms, 2 community restrooms, a large lounge, and an additional floor with a full basement. The house also offers a deck and a large front and backyard.