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Residential Life

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.

Don't wait - reservations can be completed at any time during the academic year for the fall or spring semesters.

Room Reservations

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.

Room Reservation Fee

$200.00- this is an annual, non-refundable fee.

Key Deposit

$35.00 - this is an annual, non-refundable fee.

Residential Life

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

Residential Staff

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.