Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Frequently Asked Questions

What determines where I get to live?

The date of application, including $50 fee, is the primary consideration for honoring a student's building preference. Students may indicate preference of a residence hall and the desired type of room. The Housing Office staff assigns rooms. The preferences of each student in terms of roommate, residence hall, and room type is considered in the assignment. Students may request a specific person as a roommate. That person should also submit an application requesting you as their roommate preference.

What if I don't get the accommodations that I requested?

Should you not be assigned your first choice right away, you will be given the opportunity to change when space is available. You will receive your room assignment along with your roommate assignment around the beginning of June, but this date may vary depending on the date we received your reservation.

What if I want to change my room or roommate?

That is easy! You may change your assignment prior to the start of the semester by contacting the Housing Office. During the semester, a change may be made by contacting your RA or the Assistant Director.

Can I contract for a single room?

The number of single rooms are limited and are assigned on a seniority basis. Should any single rooms become available for incoming first-year students, they will be assigned according to date of application and you will be notified.

What will my room look like?

Chadron State College provides you with some of the necessities such as a built-in closets, drawer space, window coverings, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. Optional furniture includes a twin size bed, a desk with a bookshelf and a study chair. We encourage you to add your personal effects to make it feel more like your home. Please click here   for additional information on a specific residence hall, then click on "Room Information". 

Can I bring a computer with me?

Of course! Our residence halls feature both Wi-Fi and are wired with Internet access to the college mainframe with two ports in each room. 

What if I don't have a computer?

Computer labs are also available across campus. The High Rise lobby and Edna Work feature 24-hour computer labs.

What should I bring for my room?

We can give you a few ideas, but always be sure to work with your roommate and plan ahead so you know who is bringing what items. A few ideas would include: bedding, toiletries, posters, plants, mattress cover, clothes hangers, cleaning supplies, throw rug or carpet, bath linen, stereo, alarm clock, or anything else!

What about cable TV?

Televisions in the residence hall lounges, common areas, and kitchens are connected to a cable television system. Cable TV service is not provided to individual rooms in the residence halls. Cable in an individual room may be purchased by students and parents by contacting Great Plains Communications

Who else will be living on campus?

We provide accommodations to fit a variety of lifestyles, including graduate students! All freshman are required to live on campus and have a meal plan, click here to view exceptions. Students seeking exception must fill out an "Off-Campus Application" form, available at the Housing Office, prior to the start of the semester. The application must be returned to the Housing Office for approval.

What are the specific rules and regulations for the residence halls?

A complete copy of campus regulations including the residence hall regulations may be found in the Chadron State College Student Handbook. You can get a copy of this in the Office of the Senior Director of Student Affairs. The student handbook can also be accessed here .

What about eating?

Chadron State College has contracted one of the nation’s leaders in campus dining to provide our dining service. With the national trend toward healthy lifestyles, CSC dining services offers a concept called “Health Wealth Choices”. Many of the entrees, salads, and even the desserts offer a healthier choice in most of the meals. CSC dining services will gladly work with students who have special dietary needs. Sack lunches are also available for those with busy schedules.

During meal hours may be used at the Cafeteria or the Eagle Grill. Meal plan decreases are allowed through the first two weeks ONLY. Meal plans may be increased at any time. All students living in the Residence Halls must have a meal plan. Students living off campus may also purchase a meal plan at the Housing Office.

For more information please visit CSC Food Service Department.

How can I get more familiar with the CSC and the residence halls?

New Eagle Registration and Orientation sessions are held several dates throughout the spring and summer to fit your busy schedule! It´s a great way to meet new people, check out the campus and its services, see your room, and register for your classes!

Information on the specific dates of orientation may be found by contacting the Admissions Office at by calling 1-800-CHADRON.

How can I get more involved on campus?

Many opportunities are available for you to get involved at CSC. The residence halls are the best place to start! The Residence Life Association (RLA) is a great way to stand up and be heard. This organization sponsors many social and educational events not only for the residence halls but the entire campus. If you would like to participate in either of these organizations, contact your RA when you arrive on campus.