In order to reduce the use of electricity, Housing and Residence Life endorses the use of the Energy Star rated MicroFridge™ product. This is a special refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven combination appliance that is available to Guilford College students exclusively through Standards for Living.
Standards for Living is now taking orders for the 2013-14 academic year. Units can be rented for the academic year or may be purchased. All orders must be processed by calling 1-800-525-7307 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit www.standardsforliving.com.
Units ordered prior to August 10, 2013, will be delivered to your dorm room on campus before the fall semester classes start.
Residence Hall Linens
Guilford College has been offering the Residence Hall Linens program for 19 years. The Guilford College campus has extra-long beds (greater than 76 inches in length) that are designed to maximize your student’s comfort. These extra-long mattresses require specially-sized sheets, blankets and comforters. To order, visit their website or call (800) 957-4338.
Living with a Roommate
Even if you grew up with siblings, sharing living space with your college roommate will be a new experience. Here are some tips for successful roommate living:
- To get off to a great start and set the stage for success, residents are urged to complete a Roommate Understanding Form, available from your RA or HD or the Office of Residence Life. This agreement encourages roommates to develop mutual respect, get clear about living styles (stereo levels, quiet study times, tidiness and the like), and to work together to create a satisfying, open, respectful living situation.
- Address the small things (before they turn into big things).
- Address the big things – ignoring them won’t make them go away.
- Respect your roommate’s space and stuff. Don’t let your things clutter your roommate’s side of the room, and don’t borrow anything without permission.
- Be considerate when bringing guests into your room. Be respectful and conscientious.
- Don’t expect to become best friends – but do be friendly. You both will develop your own social circles.
- Be open to change. You and your roommate will need to be flexible and adaptable to achieve optimal residential bliss (or at least contentment). This is a valuable life skill.
- When a conflict arises, Residence Life staff is available for roommate conflict mediation, consultation, or to help refer/direct residents to appropriate resources.
If issues cannot be resolved and become severe, one person may be asked to move to a different room. Information about the room change process and application may be obtained through the Office of Residence Life.