Residence Life

Residence Life

Midway’s Residence Life Department is focused on creating a strong and involved community of learners. By living on campus, it is our sincere hope that you fully embrace your development inside and outside of the classroom. Living in community can come with unique challenges, but amazing rewards of friendship, growth, and connection. During your years living with us, we will strive to support you academically, socially, personally, and spiritually.

There are three residence halls available to students for campus housing- Buster Hall, Belle Wisdom, and Pinkerton Hall. In order to support you, we have Resident Assistants who live on every floor. These undergraduate Midway Leaders are dedicated to connecting you to other residents and to campus through engaging and creative activities. A professional Resident Director also lives in each building and works to get to know each student through building events and individual conversations. Your Resident Assistant and Resident Director are here for you.

Students are asked to complete a Housing Application each year.

Residency Requirements

All students under twenty-one (21) years of age are required to live on campus. All campus residents must be full-time students enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours of academic work for any given semester.

Students may exempt from living on campus if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Students who turn the age of twenty one (21) prior to the first day of classes of term in which exemption is requested
  • are married
  • have dependents
  • reside with parents or a legal guardian within a 50-mile radius of Midway University
  • are registered for less than 12 semester hours.

Campus housing exemptions may not be granted if students receive certain types of Midway academic and athletic scholarships that require living on campus. Students may consult the scholarship awarding letter or the Financial Aid Office to see if a particular scholarship has the residency requirement.

Students who believe that they qualify for an exemption to live off-campus must submit a Housing Exemption Request to the Director of Residence Life before the new academic year begins. Please keep in mind that financial aid packages may be adjusted if you decide to live off-campus.

What to Bring

Many new residential students wonder what they will need to bring with them to Midway. This is a list of items designed to make your stay at Midway more enjoyable. These items are suggestions, you may not need all of them, and you can always bring other personal keepsakes. We recommend contacting your roommate before coming to Midway so that you may plan to share appliances-like a TV or the refrigerator.

Students living in our residence halls enjoy free cable with 70+ channels, free WiFi and free laundry.


  • Sheets (standard twin)
  • Mattress cover
  • Mattress pad
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Comforter/bedspread
  • Bedskirt


  • TV/DVD Player
  • Co-axial cable
  • Computer with networking capabilities
  • Iron
  • Coffee pot/Keurig machine
  • Flat Iron/curling iron
  • Hair dryer
  • 1 refrigerator per room

Laundry Items

  • Hamper/basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dryer sheets

Room Accessories

  • Alarm clock with Battery Backup
  • Lamp
  • Storage devices
  • Music Device/Speaker
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Decorations (posters, pictures, etc.)


  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes – flip flops, etc.
  • Robe
  • Shampoo, conditioner
  • Soap
  • Hair products
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste


  • Hangers
  • Lanyard/key ring
  • Camera
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Paper products (napkins, towels, plates)
  • Plastic goods (forks, cups, bowls)
  • Food storage containers
  • Movies
  • Piece of Carpet or an area rug
  • School supplies
  • Surge Protector/Power strip

The following items are NOT permitted to ensure your safety while living in the residence halls:

  • Torchiere lamps (octopus lamps)
  • Hot plates
  • Toaster ovens
  • Pop-up toasters
  • Deep fryers
  • Electric frying pans
  • Sandwich makers
  • Grills (like the George Foreman Grill)
  • Fuel tanks (propane, kerosene, etc.)
  • Space heaters
  • Any other appliances with an exposed heating element
  • Candles/candle warmers/incense
  • Octopus plugs
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips that are not approved and do not have their own self-contained circuit breaker