Room inside Bracken Hall with two beds

Bracken Hall

Bracken Hall is our all female residence hall and is quaintly nestled near the heart of the campus.  Although Bracken mainly houses first year females, there are approximately 30 upperclassmen that call Bracken their home. Bracken Hall features exciting programming, custom planned for each year’s residents. Some examples of popular events include cookouts, Galentine’s events, Christmas parties, a Fall Fest, and individual events for each hallway in the building.

The common theme of Bracken centers on the close knit community that is developed while living in a traditional style residence hall. Much of this community is built through the opportunities that come through connecting with girls who share a stair landing and through shared bathroom space. You can often find residents in the lobby watching movies, playing games, and studying together in the study room. Because of the ease of meeting other residents in the hall, Bracken is a perfect place to live your first year and beyond.

Like all residence halls, Bracken has a wonderful Residence Life staff. The staff includes four young women who are selected as Resident Advisors. The RA’s do a great job providing comfortable living conditions, building relationships among residents and providing spiritual guidance. Overall, Bracken Hall provides a fantastic and memorable living experience for all residents.

NOTE: Rooms come with beds, mattresses, desks, and a small unit of drawers. All other furnishings are provided by the student. 

Your room has been cleaned and is presented to you in a standard condition. To be properly cleared at the time you vacate the apartment/room, it must be vacated in the same standard condition in which you have found it. 

All rooms are subject to periodic inspections by University personnel. Students are expected to keep their areas orderly & reasonably clean. Rooms vacated in a non-standard condition will be charged against your room deposit per occupant, plus the cost of returning the room to standard condition.

Bracken Hall was named for long-time President Archie K. Bracken (1920-27 and 1930-42).

Bracken Hall Room Customizations

When customizing your room, please observe the following requirements: 

Alterations

· constructed material may not be used to decorate unless such material can be freestanding & not anchored in any way
· painting is prohibited
· carpet can be brought into the room, however, no adhesive of any kind (tape, cement, tack strips,etc.) can be used to attach the carpet to the pre-existing floor
· changes or adaptations of electrical outlets or lighting fixtures are prohibited
· power strips with a circuit breaker are permitted — extension cords are prohibited
· exterior antennas are prohibited
· adaptation of phone, cable television, or internet outlets is prohibited

Appliances

· refrigerators (2 cubic feet in size) are permitted
· upright refrigerators, freezers, hot plates, electronic & microwave ovens, toaster ovens, crock pots, & major appliances are prohibited (by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)

Television & Gaming – Connecting your Devices

Candles

· possession of candles, incense, matches, lighters etc. is prohibited(by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)  

Computers

· are permitted

Decorations

· contact paper, wallpaper, or cork is prohibited
· holes are not to be made anywhere
· nothing should be permanently anchored
· adhesives that leave residue or cause damage are prohibited

Heating Units

· of any kind are prohibited (by restriction of Bethany Fire Department, City code)

Mattress Covers

· are required

Musical Instruments

· electronic pianos, horns, drums, etc. may not be played in the residence hall

University Owned Furnishings

· may not be removed from the room

Windows

· energy-efficient windows & panels have been installed.
– window panel surfaces are to remain free of any covering including posters, fabric, décor, etc.
– mini blinds are not to be removed
– curtains may not be attached/mounted to the wall or window

All rooms are subject to periodic inspections by University personnel. Students are expected to keep their rooms orderly & reasonably clean. Rooms vacated in a non-standard condition will be charged against your room deposit per occupant, plus the cost of returning the room to standard condition.

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