Residence Life
Residence Life
Residence Life
Residence Life

Residence Life

The Residence Life Office strives to make the residence halls a “home away from home” for students. We are dedicated to the social and mental well-being of our residents, as well as their physical comfort while living on campus. We are pleased to provide a safe environment conducive to the educational, social, and overall developmental growth of the resident.

For more information about the Housing & Residence Life program please come by our office in the Student Life suite on the 3rd floor of Wren Student Union or call us at 828-689-1253.

Please refer to information below so that you can let us know your housing preferences and being the housing selection process.

If you are planning to live on campus at MHU in the fall as a full-time student,  please complete the housing application in the Mars Hill Housing Portal. The link to the application is sent directly to your email.

  1. Log-in using your MHU credentials (same as your email credentials).
  2. On the left sidebar, click “applications and forms”.
  3. Click “2022-2023 New Student Housing Application” then complete the application. Please note that there are applications and forms for New Students Housing, Returning Student Housing and Applications for Commuter Students that include commuter dining plans. Please select the application that is right for your situation.

You will be able to select up to 3 housing preferences on your application.

Our residence halls are separated into two areas; First-Year residence halls, and Upperclassmen residence halls. For information on each residence hall please visit the MHU Virtual Map.

Housing pricing for the 2022-2023 academic year (Annual Pricing):

First-Year Residence Halls with no A/C – Myers Hall and Gibson Hall

Double Room – $10,004.00

Single Room – $11,714.00

First-Year Residence Halls with A/C – Laurel Hall, Brown Hall, and Turner Hall

Double Room – $11,782.00

Single Room – $13,582.00

Upperclassmen Residence Halls with no A/C – Fox Hall, and Dickson-Palmer Apartment B

Double Room – $10,004.00

Single Room – $11,714.00

Upperclassmen Residence Halls with A/C – Huffman Hall, Dogwood Hall, Lunsford Residential Apartments, Dickson-Palmer Apartment A, Dickson-Palmer Apartment C, and Azalea Townhouses

Double Room – $11,782.00

Single Room – $13,582.00

All full-time students (12+ credits) must reside on campus.

Commuter student eligibility

Commuter students will need to complete the  2022-23 Commuter Student Application in our MHU Housing Portal. The link to the application is sent directly to your email.

In order to be released from the on-campus residency requirement, one of the following criteria must be met.

  • Student must reside with a parent or legal guardian at their legal permanent address in one of the following counties: Buncombe, Burke, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, McDowell, Transylvania, Yancey, and Unicoi in Tennessee;
  • Student must be legally married and be able to produce a valid marriage certificate; Student must be a single parent or legal guardian with custody of a child under the age of 18 and be able to produce documentation demonstrating this responsibility (court order, power of attorney, etc.);
  • Student must be a veteran of more than 180 consecutive days on active military duty;
  • Student must be 21 years of age or older by the first day of Fall semester classes;
  • Student must be of Senior status or higher with 90 earned credit hours

If you have any questions please contact Residence Life at

Covid-19 Policies and Information

Visit the Covid Safety Information page for the most up-to-date information.

Work Orders

We have a brand-new work order system that we are really excited about.  This system will allow you to stay in the know of any updates to your request.  This will require you to sign up for an account.  Please see this document for more details or ask your RA for assistance.

Student Handbook & Student Rights and Responsibilities 

Please review our Student Handbook to review our University policies and procedures.  Please note the Rights and Responsibilities section beginning on page 52.

Items to Bring and Not to Bring

We encourage residents to ask ahead of time about items they wish to bring if they feel those items may run counter to our policies. Below is a selected list of items to bring and items to not bring. Please note that all items to not bring have been identified by both our Facilities Office as well as our Safety and Security Office as items that could contribute to a dangerous residential environment. For more information about policies and procedures, please view the Student Handbook.


We have increased our wifi bandwidth all around campus for students to utilize their gaming systems and smart TVs. To accommodate a stronger wifi bandwidth, cable in individual rooms has been removed. Cable will be provided at TVs in residence hall lobbies.

Items to Bring


  • Fan
  • Microwave (700 watts or less)
  • Toilet paper for residents who live in suite and apartment-style housing (Brown, Turner, Fox, Dickson-Palmer, and Lunsford)
  • Mini fridge (no larger than 1.2 to 2.0 amps or 4.0 cubic feet)
  • Coffee pot—must include an automatic shutoff timer
  • Power strip with surge protector
  • Cleaning supplies (students in: Brown, Turner, Dickson-Palmer, Fox, Azalea, and Lunsford)

Items Not to Bring

  • Holiday lights
  • Candles/incense
  • Unapproved animals other than a fish in a 10-gallon-or-less tank
  • Cooking appliances with open heating elements (toasters, George Foreman grills, hot plates, electric frying pans, etc.)
  • Weapons (knives with blades of 4 inches or less are permitted for culinary purposes)
  • Space heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Air conditioner units
  • Ceiling fans
  • Freezers
  • Christmas trees