Opened in 2003, the Residential Life Center at Philander Smith College is furnished with 131 double occupancy rooms. Each room offers the best of modern amenities including private baths, cable access and high speed Internet connections. The complex also offers features at community meeting and recreation room, a study room, two laundry rooms on each floor and a fitness center.
New students who desire campus residence should apply for dormitory room reservations at least six weeks prior to registration.
Don't Procrastinate! Download and print the Room Reservation Form and mail your Room Reservation fee.
$200.00- this is an annual, non-refundable fee.
$35.00 - this is an annual, non-refundable fee.
In order to prepare you for home away from home, a list of suggested supplies has been compiled. While this list includes a variety of suggested items to make students’ college life more comfortable these items are not mandatory.
LIVING QUARTERS Mattress Cover Sheets (extra long) 2 sets Blankets Comforter Pillow Hangers Trash Can & trash can liners Rug Telephone Calling Cards Family photos Bible Alarm Clock
KITCHEN ITEMS Refrigerator Can Opener Plastic Ware (Forks, Spoons & Knives) Plates & Bowls
BATHROOM Shower Curtains & Hooks Towels (bath, wash cloth,hand towels) Toilet paper Cleaning supplies Soap/ soap holder Toothbrushes, toothpaste/ tooth brush Holder Air Freshener (no candles) Shower shoes
ELECTRONICS* Surge protector/Laptop/TV/VCR/CD-player/Power strip/extension cords
STUDY TOOLS Notebooks/paper Pencils/pens/markers/highlighters Dictionary Backpack Ruler Blank floppy disc Dry erase/cork board/ Index cards
LAUNDRY: Laundry bag Iron/ironing board/ Fabric softener & dryer Sheets/Detergent
STORAGE & MOVING SUPPLIES: Boxes Storage containers
DRESS CLOTHES: Males – Business attire (suit, dress shirt, tie), khaki pants; Females – Business suit, Business dress, pantyhose, heels
Please Note: Nails or holes in the wall are not allowed. Students may use adhesive wall hanging items to secure wall hangings. Microwaves, hot pots, electric skillets and hot plates are not allowed
Mr. Waylon Metoyer
Director, Housing and Residential Life
Ms. Holly Rockingham
Area Coordinator, Residential Life Center
Coordinator, Living-Learning Initiatives
Ms. Juanita Wilkins
Office Manager/Assignments Coordinator
Philander Smith College Housing Applications
The Barracks Hall
The transformation of the historic Barracks building was completed Fall 2009 and became the campus residence for 19 honors students. The access-controlled residential facility features nine double-occupancy rooms, one single room a laundry room on each floor, a first floor kitchenette, a study lab with four computers and a lounge/entertainment area outfitted with a 42-inch flat screen television. This building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.