A student entering Tennessee State University for the first time should adhere to the following procedures:
Please Note: Your scholarship DOES NOT pay for your $100.00 non-refundable Room Reservation Fee.
After you have been officially admitted to the University, your Application for Housing should be completed at once. To request a room on campus, send a $100.00 money order, personal check or cashiers check (include your name and T-number) to the Bursar's Office, payable to Tennessee State University for your Room Reservation Fee. Please indicate the term in which you plan to report to campus. Your assignment cannot be completed until this has been done.
Plan to arrive on campus between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and go directly to the Residence Hall/Apt. to which you have been assigned, on the designated day(s) for your arrival.
Bring the following items when checking into your Residence Hall/Apartment:
Notification of acceptance Room assignment card/email Notice of any scholarships
Print (name, hometown and assigned Residence Hall) on your personal belongings before shipping or bringing it to the University and record serial numbers of your personal items.
Have large sums of money sent to the University in cashier s checks. Request parents to send monies to you by cashiers check or CERTIFIED MAIL ONLY!
Each student should bring the following personal items:
Flashlights Bedspreads (comforters), blankets, pillows, twin sheets and mattress pad (extra long). Towels, bath cloths, and personal hygiene items. Alarm clock, telephone, cable cord, iron and other comfortable items.
Students are allowed to bring:
Refrigerator (1 per room) not to exceed 2.5 cubic feet. Refrigerators are installed in all University Apartments. Personal Computers (contact computer services for school internet service (615) 963-7777 (Computer labs are located in all Residence Halls and Apartments) Microwave ovens (1 per room) Surge protector Carpet and throw rugs (flame retardant only). Electrical appliances such as hot plates, coffee makers, and other heat-producing devices are prohibited in the Residence Halls. Electric curling irons are the only exception.