Having a strong community at MNU is important to us. We are a residential campus, and we believe that a strong community is a key to success in every area of life.
Nearly 60% of our students live in on-campus dorms, suites and apartment style housing. We have a Resident Educator who lives in each of the Residence Halls and dedicated student Resident Assistants. These staff and students work together throughout the year to provide events, small groups, Bible studies and opportunities to connect with the students in your Residence Hall.
Living on campus in one of our Residence Halls or apartments? Make sure to read through the suggestions below so that you know what to bring to campus and also what you should plan to leave at home.
What to bring:
These are suggestions for things to bring to make your room a comfortable place to live.
- For your room: sheets (XL twin), hangers, power strip, small vacuum, area rug or carpet (no carpet tape allowed), desk lamp and light bulbs, TV, trash can, storage boxes, small fan, full length mirror, pillow, mattress cover, closet organizers, 3M hooks to hang items
- For your desk: bookends, desk organizer, file box, stationery, stamps, envelopes, note pads, index cards, paper clips, tape, stapler, highlighter, pencils and pens, computer, USB flash drive, bookmarks, calculator, printer (each student receives a designated amount of free printing on campus each semester)
- Bathroom: shower caddy, shower shoes, toiletries.
Note: students living in the apartment-style or town homes will also want to bring a shower curtain
- Laundry and cleaning needs: laundry detergent, stain remover, laundry bag/basket, iron, ironing board, dish soap, trash bags, paper towels, sponge, glass cleaner
- Food and utensils: microwave, coffee maker, cups, mugs, eating utensils, can opener, bowls, plates, microwaveable cookware, small refrigerator (less than 4.3 cu. ft.), food storage.
Note: students living in Colony West, Draper or Ramsey may also want to bring pots, pans and other kitchen cookware.
- Everything else: batteries, flashlight, small tool set, alarm clock, umbrella, playing cards, board games, athletic equipment, sunglasses, backpack, overnight bag, bicycle, bug spray, insurance cards
But please don't bring:
To maintain a safe environment, we don't permit you to bring:
- Pets (with the exception of fish)
- Lofting furniture
- Appliances with open heating coils such as toasters, hot plate, sandwich grills, George Foreman Grill (excluding apartments)
- Space heaters
- Ceiling fans
- Halogen lamps
- Paint for dorm room or apartment
- Shelves or items that must be mounted to the wall (3M hooks are fine; drilling into the walls is not allowed)
- Weight lifting equipment (Don't worry, that's what Land Gym is for!)
- Tobacco products or alcoholic beverages
- Bows, knives and firearms—including paintball/air soft guns*
- Hunting Equipment*
- Mattresses/bed frames
*You may, however, store your hunting firearms and all weapons with the campus police office. Weapons by definition include hunting knives, swords, martial arts equipment, fencing gear, balloon launchers, potato guns, and any item that shoots a projectile that is not named "nerf".