Residence Life

Fisk University
Residence Life

The Residence Life Department maintains a healthy living and learning campus environment that respects and appreciates the uniqueness of each individual, while encouraging personal growth, integrity, ethical leadership development, and student learning.

Student Housing & Residence Life support the academic experience by providing social, academic, and healthy living/wellness programs for our residents. The Residence Life experiences offer opportunities for leadership through becoming a Resident Assistant, joining Residence Hall Council, or taking advantage of programs sponsored by student leaders and staff in the Residence Halls.

Living Learning Centers

Students are placed in the living learning centers based upon academic standing. Learn More about each Living Learning Center below.


Female Freshman

Jubilee Hall

History

The Residence Life Department maintains a healthy living and learning campus environment that respects and appreciates the uniqueness of each individual, while encouraging personal growth, integrity, ethical leadership development, and student learning.

Student Housing & Residence Life support the academic experience by providing social, academic, and healthy living/wellness programs for our residents. The Residence Life experiences offer opportunities for leadership through becoming a Resident Assistant, joining Residence Hall Council, or taking advantage of programs sponsored by student leaders and staff in the Residence Halls.

Amenities

  • Air-conditioning in all student rooms
  • Access to campus network in all student rooms
  • Study lounge
  • Computer Lab with 10 PCs
  • Laundry facility
  • Kitchen area with microwave
  • Vending machines
  • Campus mailboxes
  • TV lounge
  • Staffed reception desk
  • Internet Access(wired) in rooms
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Cable Access

Male Freshman & Upperclassmen

New Livingstone Building

Amenities

  • Air-conditioning in all student rooms
  • Computer Lab with 10 PCs
  • Study lounge
  • Laundry facility
  • Kitchen area with microwave
  • Vending machines
  • Campus mailboxes
  • TV lounge
  • Staffed reception desk
  • Internet Access(wireless) in rooms
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Cable Access

Female Upperclassmen

Crosthwaite Building

Amenities

  • Air-conditioning in all student rooms
  • Access to campus network in all student rooms
  • Computer Lab with 12 PCs
  • Study lounge
  • Laundry facility
  • Kitchen area with microwave
  • Vending machines
  • TV lounge
  • Internet Access(wired) in rooms
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Cable Access

Co-Ed Upperclassmen

Mary D. Shane Building

Amenities

  • Air-conditioning in all student rooms
  • Access to campus network in all student rooms
  • Computer Lab with 6 PCs
  • Suite style rooms
  • Co-Ed
  • Study lounge
  • Laundry facility
  • Kitchen area with microwave
  • Vending machines
  • TV lounge
  • Staffed reception desk
  • Internet Access(wireless) in rooms
  • Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)
  • Cable Access

Housing Forms

We are very excited that you selected Fisk University to continue your education. It will be our pleasure to meet you when you arrive to campus in August. Please carefully review the following documents and return them to the University as quickly as you can. For first time students who will reside on campus, it is required that you complete a housing application.

Things To Know

We are often asked about what residents should bring with them when they come to campus. So, we have created a list of suggested items—what to bring and to leave at home—to help you while you pack. Given the limited closet, dresser, and floor space, we strongly encourage students to refrain from bringing all winter clothes and large items until you arrive and see how you want to make the best use of your space. Please click on the following link for a checklist of what your student should bring with him or her (and what to leave at home) when joining the Fisk University on-campus family.

If you have any additional questions concerning what to bring to campus, please don’t hesitate to contact the Residential Life staff.

For new students, roommate assignments are made during the summer prior to fall term enrollment, after the Office of Residence Life and Campus Services receives your Housing Form and Roommate Questionnaire, which are part of the New Student Enrollment Packet. We ask that students (not parents) complete these forms carefully and honestly so that the Residence Life Staff has the best information possible in order to select your roommate. If you already know with whom you would like to room, simply indicate that person's name and information on the housing/roommate forms. In order to be assigned to a specific roommate, you must both request each other on the forms. Assignments are usually mailed in late July.

Returning students are asked to select their roommates, as appropriate, during the Room Lottery selection process in the spring. Please indicate on the housing forms the names of the student(s) with whom you will room and your room preferences.

If your roommate leaves the University or graduates, a new roommate will be assigned to you unless you identify a student with whom you would like to room. If you remain as a single occupant in a room, you may be charged the single room rate rather than the double room rate.

Resident Assistants, also known as an RA, work as part of the Residence Life staff to maintain a safe, educational, and fun living experience in the residence halls.

They work to facilitate a positive and instructive community with their residents. This includes a variety of tasks from keeping the floor posted on-campus events to supporting students who are in crisis. The RA will often help solve conflicts on the floor and identify floor wide issues and address them. They are also connected across campus through working with specific events and taking part in large-scale programs. The position is very dynamic and changes from day to day.

COVID 19 and Residence Life FAQ’s

Yes, the residence life office is open Monday -Thursday 8am-5pm through July 23, 2021. We will resume Monday-Friday operations on July 30, 2021.

Yes, parents and supporters will be able to help students move in.

In an effort to return to our traditional on campus operations, the university will require all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated prior to the fall 2021 semester.

COVID-19 Communication Hub

July 26, 2021- Student Leaders (All student leaders will receive an email with specific information)

July 30, 2021- New Students, Sophomores, International Students

Aug 5, 2021- Returning student move-in

November 19, 2021, by 12:00 noon.

Extensive cleaning is done in all common areas throughout the day. We increased our cleaning schedule and will continue adhering to CDC guidance on how to clean and which products to use.

According to the new CDC (Centers for Disease Control) A mask is not required for all vaccinated individuals.

Yes, the residence halls will host events.

Yes, visitation will be allowed. Please refer to the policy in the residence life handbook.

A limited number of single rooms are available for students who require special accommodations.

Housing applications, a lifestyle questionnaire and other housing forms will need to be completed and returned to the University.

Be Prepared.

New Student Housing Application Priority Deadline: April 30th
Returning Student Housing Application Priority Deadline: March 24th