MFA Summer Housing & Meals

Village Apartments                
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On-campus housing is available to MFA students. Housing is available in the JU ‘Village Apartments’ which are 4 bedroom apartments located on the north side of campus. Each apartment has a furnished living room, full kitchen, and 4 bedrooms for single occupancy. If you choose to live on-campus for the summer, you will live with other MFA students in an apartment that is convenient, safe, and quiet. The cost for housing is $1,665 for the full summer semester.

Two meals per weekday (lunch and dinner) are provided to all MFA students for no charge. Meals are served in the JU cafeteria on campus. Additionally, all MFA students have access to a ‘break room’ located centrally to classes. The ‘break room’ is available all day and has coffee, breakfast foods, and snack foods provided.                     

White Oak
When traveling to White Oak Plantation during the summer study, the program will provide for all costs for MFA students including transportation, food, and lodging.

Village Apartments
Room Features
• Apartment-style living with accommodations for four residents
• Four single-occupancy rooms
• Two bathrooms equipped with shower, water closet, and sink
• Extra-long twin bed in each bedroom
• Desk and chair for each resident
• End table for each resident
• Dresser/chest of drawers for each resident
• Closet for each resident
• Full kitchen
• Washer and Dryer (Buildings 1 – 4 only)
• Furnished living room
• Air conditioning
• Local telephone service in each bedroom
• Cable television outlet in each bedroom
• Ethernet and Wireless Internet access for each resident Building Features
• Courtyard/Gazebo
• Pay laundry machines (Buildings 5 – 8)



·       Address Book 

·       Photo Albums and Scrapbooks 

·       Pictures 

·       Stuffed Animals 

·       Yearbook


·       Alarm Clock 

·       Camera 

·       CDs 

·       CD player*/MP3 Player/iPod 

·       Cell Phone & Charger 

·       Computer/Laptop – Don’t forget the laptop’s charger and locking cable. 

·       Ethernet Cable

·       Computer Paper 

·       DVD/VCR Player* (w/remote and user manual) 

·       Gaming System* 

·       Power Strip w/Surge Protector (UL approved) 

·       Printer & Ink Cartridges* 

·       Telephone  (landline)* 
#TV* (w/remote and user manual) TV coaxial cable (6-10 feet)*


·       Cleaning Supplies* 

·       Ear Plugs 

·       First Aid Kit 

·       Personal Hygiene Products/Toiletries 

·       Prescription Medication 

·       Shower Caddy 

·       Shower Shoes/Flip Flops


·       ATM Card 

·       Checkbook 

·       Credit Cards 

·       Drivers License 

·       Insurance Cards

·       Passport/Visa 

·       Social Security Card 

·       Lock Box 

·       Phone Card (for long distance calling)

Laundry Supplies

·       Detergent 

·       Dryer Sheets

·       Quarters (for laundry and vending machines) 

·       Drying Rack* 

·       Fabric Softener 

·       Iron (auto shut-off)* 

·       Ironing Board* 

·       Laundry Bag/Basket

Room Supplies

·       Calendar 

·       Desk Lamp & Bulbs (non-halogen) 

·       Fan 

·       Floor Lamp & Bulbs (non-halogen)* 

·       Hangers 

·       Mattress Pad 

·       Message Board* 

·       Mirror-Full Length 

·       3M™ Command™ Adhesive Products! (No nails, screws, or anything that’ll leave a mark.)

·       Posters 

·       Sheet Sets (Extra-Long Twin recommended), pillows & blankets/comforter 

·       Towels & Washcloths

·       Throw Rugs* 

·       Trash Can Liners (8 gal.)

·       Microwave (600 watts or less)*

·       Compact Refrigerator*


·       Flashlight 

·       Plastic Food Storage containers with sealing lids 

·       Umbrella/Raingear

·       Water Filter Pitcher*

·       Dictionary/Thesaurus

·       Trunk (convenient storage and coffee table in one)



*Items commonly shared among roommates Prior to moving in, talk to your roommate(s) about sharing – this will defray your personal costs and cut down on duplication.



·       Pets (only fish in a 15-gallon tank or less are permitted)

·       Candles

·       Non-surge protected extension cords 

·       Halogen Lamps

·       Incense and Hookahs

·       Lanterns/Oil Lamps

·       Flammable Liquids

·       Cooking Appliances (burners, hot plates, rice cookers, crock pots, waffle irons, popcorn poppers, toasters, toaster ovens, sandwich makers, and grills of any kind incl. George Foreman’s)


·       Space Heaters

·       Live Holiday Decorations

·       Fireworks/Explosives

·       Weapons

·       Firearms (including ammunition, pellets, BBs, Airsoft guns, paintball guns, and tazers)

·       Illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, or alcohol (if underage)




The following items are not permitted in the residential facilities: 

1. Candles and Candle warmers:  Candles that have not been lit may be displayed for decoration purposes only.  University officials may confiscate candles that appear to have been lit.  Candle warmers are also prohibited in the residential facilities.  2. Incense, used or unused.  

3. Flammable liquids, such as propane gasoline and oily rags, are not permitted in residential facilities.  

4. Halogen lamps.  

5. Use of live Christmas and holiday decoration trees.  No trees of any type should ever be placed in corridors or stairwells.



Grills (charcoal, gas, electric, etc.) are prohibited from being used or stored on university property or in university buildings and will be confiscated. Students may use the community grills that are located adjacent to residential facilities.



All pets, other than service animals and harmless varieties of fish stored in tanks of 15 gallons or less, are prohibited in and around residential facilities.  This includes, but is not limited to, all courtyards, breezeways, common spaces and parking lots within the residential communities.  Any student who is observed, or any student whose guest is observed, with a dog, cat or other prohibited animal – visiting or residing – on residential premises will incur an immediate $100.00 fine.  If the pet is not removed within 24 hours, students are subject to increased fines and further disciplinary actions, such as removal from the residential facilities without the refund of fees paid. Exceptions will not be made for any temporary keeping of pets.  Faculty and full-time professional staff members who live on campus are allowed to keep pets when approved by the Director of Residential Life.



Recycling services are provided in all residential facilities.  Students are encouraged to recycle the following items by placing them in a designated recycling bin: 

1. Plastic food, beverage, detergent bottles and jugs labeled with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7

2. Aluminum cans

3. Newspapers and inserts

4. Magazines, catalogs and telephone books

5. Brown paper bags

6. Corrugated cardboard (flattened)


Trash Disposal

Village Apartments residents should dispose of all trash in one of three dumpster areas located adjacent to the apartment complexes. Trash may not at any time, be placed in hallways, breezeways, on doorsteps or in other public areas of the residential facilities. Excessive trash in the residential facilities or failure to properly dispose of trash will result in immediate fines being placed on students’ accounts as well as possible disciplinary action for repeated offenses.