Fri, 2012-04-27 01:32 -- admissions

What is academic life like at AU?

More than 60 majors are offered through the College of the Arts, College of Science and Humanities, and College of Professional Studies. With 135 full-time faculty, 77 percent of tenure- track faculty hold earned doctorates or other terminal degrees. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1.


Can students bring a car on campus?

Anderson University is a "walking" campus, and though not necessary, all students may have vehicles on campus. Parking permits may be obtained in the Police/Security Department for a $30 fee. Students are required to park in designated areas. For more information, please see the Summary of Vehicle and Parking Regulations [PDF].


What is provided in the residence halls?

Each two-person room is furnished with a twin bed—most of them bunk—a chest of drawers, a closet or wardrobe, a desk, a desk chair and a desk lamp for each student. We are proud to offer a network "port per pillow," which means each student has a network connection in the room that provides free access to the university network, offering e-mail and Internet access. We do not provide computers in rooms. Click here for residence hall information.


Where do I register for a meal plan?

When you enroll, Anderson University will automatically assign you the lowest meal plan available for your class standing and residential status. If you want a higher plan, please notify Anderson University Food Services. If you desire a lower plan, Brent Baker, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, must approve it. If you are not required to have a meal plan, (i.e. you are living off campus or are a senior), you can still request one or come to the AU Food Services Office and we will handle your request.

Please visit the Meal Plans page for all our available plans.


Are there opportunities to be employed on campus?

AU Student Employment offers students part-time jobs that are often related to their skills, academic or career fields, experiences, or interests. Job duties range from those requiring specialized skills to those only requiring a willingness to work. Working part-time allows a student to earn money for college expenses, establish a work record, develop skills that will be useful in a career, and provide an opportunity for interaction with faculty, staff and fellow students.


Are chapel services required on campus?

Yes. Chapel/convocation attendance is an integral part of what it means to be a student in the Anderson University community. Chapel/convocation meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and is one setting in which persons from the campus community gather regularly for worship, enrichment, and community building.

A student meets the chapel/convocation attendance requirement each semester by accumulating a total of eighteen (18) credits. A credit is earned by attending and being counted present (by use of an attendance card) at a Tuesday or Thursday chapel/convocation session.


What is AU's policy on alcohol and illegal drugs?

Our campus is committed to being a drug-free, tobacco-free and alcohol-free campus. Purchasing, possessing or using alcohol or other drugs is prohibited both on and off campus. Individuals who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.


What are current open house hours?

Residence Halls:
Tuesday and Thursday, 6-10 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to Midnight; Saturday, 1 p.m. to Midnight; Sunday, 1-9 p.m.

Fair Commons/South Campus/Tara East/Mansfield (kitchen, living room, and dining room only)
Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Lobby Hours (residence halls and apartments):
Sunday through Thursday, lobbies close to non-residents at 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday, lobbies close to non-residents at 2 a.m.


Are there activities on the weekend?

Yes! Each weekend brings a variety of events. The Campus Activities Board (CAB), resident assistants, interest clubs, social clubs, and the Campus Ministries staff plan opportunities for service, learning or just plain fun. Students often plan spontaneous group activities themselves. Students can get involved in the AU community in a lot of ways.

Visit the Student Life Calendar for more!