Housing

Thatcher Hall

Resident Resources

Worship 

Part of what makes life on Southern's campus unique is the Christ-centered atmosphere. Residence hall worships provide students with the opportunity to strengthen and encourage each other through Christian fellowship. 

Day Time Location
Sunday 9:30 pm  Respective Residence Hall Chapels 
Monday 9:30 pm  Respective Residence Hall Chapels
Mon-Thurs 7:30 am   Talge Hall Chapel (men and women)
Tuesday 9:30 pm  Respective Residence Hall Chapels
Wednesday 9:30 pm  Thatcher Hall Chapel
Friday 8 p.m.  Collegedale Church (Vespers Credit)
Sabbath

Approx. ½ hour before sundown

 Collegedale Church

 

Curfew

Part of Southern Adventist University's commitment to providing a safe and studious atmosphere is making sure that students are present in the residents halls at a reasonable hour. The following summarizes the residence hall curfews based on student standing.

Student Standing
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday  Saturday
Freshmen-Juniors 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 11 p.m. 12 a.m.
• 21+ year-olds
• Sophomores-Juniors
with 3.25 GPA or above

12 a.m

12 a.m

12 a.m

12 a.m

12 a.m

11 p.m

12 a.m
• Seniors (4-year graduating,
94+ credit hours)
• 23+ year olds
 
1 a.m.

1 a.m.

1 a.m.

1 a.m.

1 a.m.

11 p.m

1 a.m.

Grace Period

Sometimes stuff happens. The residence halls have a curfew grace period that allows students to enter after curfew with no consequences. The following summarizes the grace periods based on student standing.

Student Standing
Sunday Monday Tuesday  Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
• Freshmen-Juniors 15 minutes  15 minutes 15 minutes  15 minutes 15 minutes 15 minutes 1 hour
• 21+ year-olds
• Sophomores-Juniors
with 3.25 GPA or above
 
1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

15 minutes

1 hour
 
 • Seniors (4-year graduating,
94+ credit hours)
• 23+ year olds

No grace

No grace

No grace

No grace

No grace

1 hour

No Grace

 

Late Leaves

Late leaves give residents an additional 60 minutes to remain out beyond curfew. Only one late leave may be requested per week. Late leaves must be approved by a dean, in person. No late leaves are available on Fridays or Saturdays except for out-of-town travel.
 

Overnight Leaves

Any time a student leaves campus overnight (even on a school-sponsored trip), he or she must fill out an overnight leave form. Leaves must be approved before the student leaves campus. Parental approval may be required for any leave. The approval will be placed in the student's mailbox.
 

Violations

• Minor Violations
Entering the residence hall after the grace period—but less than 60 minutes after curfew—is a minor violation. Other minor violations include illegible sign-ins and requesting overnight leaves after Friday. The culmination of four minor violations is considered one major violation.

Major Violations
Entering the residence hall 60 minutes past curfew, being unaccounted for at night check, and signing out of the residence hall without permission are major violations.


Important Documents and Links

Residential Life Handbook

Repair Report