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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible for on-campus housing?

All new incoming students who are enrolling in an associate degree program are welcome to apply for housing. A formal offer of residency from NEIT will include a guarantee of six consecutive academic terms (the typical length of an associate degree program). Exceptions will be made for those students in associate degree programs that require a seventh term. Students may later apply for additional terms of housing, but residency will only be granted on a space-available basis.

What types of rooms are available?

The majority of our rooms are traditional double and semi-suite double rooms. There are also a limited number of traditional single and semi-suite single rooms. The bathrooms for the semi-suites are located within the suites, and the private bathrooms for the traditional rooms are located in the hallway.

What does it cost to live in the residence hall?

All resident students are required to be on the college’s meal plan. The room rates vary according to the type of room assigned to the student. The housing contract ends in June (the end of the Spring term).  The length of each student’s housing contract is determined by when the student begins. Students will be billed quarterly. 

Click here for more information on how to use your resident meal plan and view examples of combo meal options.

How do I apply for on-campus housing as a new student?

Students should indicate their desire to live in the residence hall by first completing a Housing Interest Form with their Admissions Officer. A $200 fee must accompany this form. Students who are offered housing will need to complete an online housing application and housing contract. The application will be used for housing and roommate placements by the Office of Residence Life.

Before each term start, the Director of Residence Life will contact all resident students with instructions for completing the Online Housing Application. During this online process, students will have the opportunity to answer questions about their personal living habits, indicate their room type preferences, search for a potential roommate, and sign the Housing Contract.

What does the housing deposit cover?

A $200 housing deposit is required to reserve a space in the residence hall.  If after making the deposit you decide not to live in the residence hall, the deposit is non-refundable.  The $200 deposit will be held as a damage deposit for as long as you are a resident student.  The damage deposit, minus the cost for any damage, will be credited to your account following your final term in which you are a resident student. Any money left on your account will be refunded to you.

When will I receive my housing assignment?

Housing assignment information, including location and roommate contact information, will be sent to you approximately four weeks before your term start date, if you are beginning NEIT in the fall term. Students beginning in other terms, will receive this information approximately two weeks before the term starts. In order to receive an assignment, your room and board fees must be paid in full at this time, unless your financial aid has been appropriated accordingly.

Can I request a specific roommate?

Yes, but roommate requests must be mutual. Requests will only be considered if both roommates request one another. We will try our best to honor your request but make no guarantee that the match can or will be made. More information about how to request a roommate will be available during the formal online housing application process later in the summer.

What paperwork is required before I move into the residence hall?

Housing Contract – This agreement between the student and NEIT outlines residence hall policies and expectations. If a student is under 18, a parent/guardian will be asked to co-sign.

NEIT Student Immunization Form – This form will be provided to all incoming students by their Admissions Officer and will eventually be available online. In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health regulations, immunizations are required of all entering full-time students.

Proof of Health Insurance – All resident students are required to have health insurance and are initially enrolled in and billed for the college health plan. If you have health insurance coverage through another means (e.g., a parent’s health insurance plan), you can opt out of the college’s plan by completing a waiver. More information on this process will be forthcoming.

What are the deadlines for providing information required prior to moving into the Residence Hall?

All key dates are published here for the upcoming terms in the Admissions section.

What if I need to request a special housing accommodation?

Students with disabilities who wish to request housing accommodations must communicate their needs to the Director of Residential Life and provide current and comprehensive documentation concerning the nature and extent of their disability. The documentation must include a specific diagnosis and describe the functional limitations of the condition, particularly as it may affect living in the residence hall. Students with disabilities are advised to request housing accommodations well in advance of their arrival to campus (preferably at, or before, the time of their housing application), or in advance of when they will need a specific accommodation, in order to allow time to make necessary and appropriate arrangements. For more information on housing accommodation requests, please contact the Director of Residence Life.

What furniture will be provided in the room?

Each room is furnished with a twin bed, desk with desk chair, dresser, and open closet for each occupant of the room. All mattresses are twin extra-long.

What internet and television amenities are available in the residence hall?

  • NEIT will be providing the following technology in the residence hall:
  • Wired LAN and Wi-Fi internet Access throughout the building
  • Smart phone and laptop charging stations in common areas
  • Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) – Residential students will be able to view a lineup of conventional TV stations on common area televisions, on smart TVs in individual rooms, and on their mobile devices anywhere on campus.
  • Audiovisual technology in common areas to support learning and entertainment interactive applications, which means that students will be able to interact the with common area TVs from their smartphones and laptops.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Due to reasons such as cleanliness, health, and fire safety, outside upholstered furniture such as upholstered couches, futons, bean bags, and cushion chairs are prohibited. Please refer to the Fire Safety Policy and the What to Bring/Not Bring list for additional details.

Can I bring a microwave or refrigerator for my residence hall room?

The only microwaves or refrigerators allowed in the residence hall rooms are those that are rented or purchased from the NEIT approved vendor, MicroFridge. Please visit their website for information about renting or purchasing a MicroFridge (a combined microwave and refrigerator).

It may be best to speak with your roommate, if applicable, before renting or purchasing a MicroFridge, as some students will choose to split the cost for one. There may be no more than two MicroFridges per room.

When does the residence hall close?

The residence hall closes, and all students are expected to vacate, during Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break (exact dates and times to be announced). All students must also move out of their rooms completely at the end of the spring term in June. Residents are expected to depart campus 24 hours after their last exam or project. The residence hall does not officially close during the break between the summer and fall terms or the break between winter and spring terms; however, students wishing to stay over these breaks must apply to do so through the process outlined by Residence Life, so that the staff can account for resident occupancy.

What are quiet hours?

The residence hall should be reasonably quiet at all times, but certain hours are designated as quiet hours, which are important for study and sleep. Quiet hours are as follows:

Sunday through Thursday:  10:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Friday through Saturday:  12:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

When can I move in?

You will be notified of your move-in date and time when you receive your housing assignment.

Can I have my car on campus?

Yes, resident students are allowed to bring their cars to campus.  Resident students must register their cars with NEIT and will receive a resident parking sticker.

Can I have guests in the room?

Yes. Resident students may have commuter students and other off-campus guests visit them in the residence hall. A resident can have up to two overnight guests at the same time, for a maximum of two nights in a seven-day period. Guests must be registered and accompanied by their resident host at all times. For more information, please consult the Residence Life Guest Policy.

What are the laundry facilities, and how much do they cost?

A large common laundry room with 13 washers and 13 dryers is located on the first floor of the residence hall. Washers are high-efficiency, front-loading machines. Through NEIT’s laundry vendor, Automatic Laundry, resident students will receive a Resident Advantage Card, on which they can conveniently add money in order to do their laundry. Washing cycles cost $1.50-$2.00, depending on the load size; dryers cost $1.50 per cycle.

How can I decorate my room?

Students should make their room their home; however, students cannot paint, wallpaper, or modify their rooms in any way. Students are only permitted to use poster putty to affix items to their walls.

Are there storage areas for students?

There is no space available for storage of extra personal items, other than in the student’s room.

What are the policies on alcohol, drug, and smoking??

See the Student Handbook for information about all of the university's policies

How will I receive mail while I am living in the residence hall and how should mail be addressed to me??

Student mail will be available for pick up at the Resident Student Mail Room counter or the self-service lockers located outside of the Mail Room. Upon receipt of student letters and packages, students will receive an email that will provide the pick-up location. For letters and packages placed in the lockers, students will be notified of the locker number and provided an access code. The lockers can be accessed daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. All other mail not placed in the lockers will be picked up at the Mail Room counter. Student ID cards will be required.

Students with outbound U.S. Postal Service letters and packages with the required postage or prepaid delivery can be processed during regular business hours. At no time should any package or letter be left unattended at the Mail Room. Mail processed at the Mail Room may not be picked up by the U.S. Postal Service until the next business day.

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