Office of Residence Life

Residence Life Information for Parents

Care Packages

Are you looking to send your student a care package? Choose from a designed package or build a custom one to send your student encouragement during the academic year.

Summer Storage

The University does not have a recommended provider for summer storage options nor are we affiliated with any outside storage companies or pick-up/delivery services.  Students are encouraged to work with a local provider of their choosing for any desired services.  Please note the University will not provide any access to residential spaces for such vendors so student will need to coordinate appropriate details.  Students may have more success finding local storage in the area and then retrieving their items when they come back to campus.


Renters Insurance

As noted in your housing contract, the institution is not liable for damages or loss that occur to the personal property of students. Examples include losses resulting from fires, smoke, burst pipes, theft, vandalism, sprinkler head discharges and more. In these scenarios, campus residents are financially responsible for replacing their own personal belongings, if they do not have adequate insurance coverage.


GradGuard College Renter’s Insurance is an available solution for college students and their families. With the GradGuard College Renter’s Insurance plan, personal items that are stolen or damaged by a covered cause of loss can be replaced, subject to a $100 deductible. GradGuard Renters Insurance also protects students financially from large scale, unintentional damage they may cause to their residence hall due to fire, sprinkler discharges, and more.  Students will have the option to purchase Grad Guard Insurance when completing the housing application.


Features of GradGuard College Renters Insurance for students include:

  • Theft and Fire Protection: For your laptop, bicycle, cell phone, etc.
  • Worldwide Coverage: Your belongings can be covered anywhere in the world.
  • Liability Protection: Coverage if you accidentally damage your place of residence due a fire or flood.
  • Replacement Cost Endorsement: If your old property is stolen, you can be covered for a similar version. 
  • Preferred Rates and more!

GradGuard Renters Insurance is underwritten by Marcel American Insurance Company, Waukesha, WI. The advertised product is not available in AK and RI. Other program options are available for these states. Claims and coverage subject to policy, language, limits and exclusions.




For additional general housing related questions please see our FAQ page.