FYC Village F.A.Q.s
Q: Am I required to live in the FYC Village (Tucker and Owen Halls)?
A: If you choose to live on campus, you will be placed in the FYC Village when you apply for housing (apply early, though--space is limited!). We instituted this policy in Fall 2007 due to the excellent programs offered and the fact that Village students consistently outperform non-Village students academically. Learn more about applying for housing, housing policies, and exceptions.
Q: Can FYC Village students select a non-FYC roommate as their preferred roommate?
A: First priority for living in the Village goes to FYC students. However, FYC students can select non-FYC students as their roommates in the FYC Village as a preferred roomate on their housing application. Priority will be given to requests in the order received so applying for housing early is essential.
Q: How can I get in touch with my Academic Advisor?
A: Students will meet their advisor at New Student Orientation. The First Year College is located on the 2nd floor of the FYC Commons building, across the street from Tucker and Owen. Students will see their advisor weekly in their USC 101 (Fall semester) and USC 102 (Spring semester) courses, as well as in individual advising appointments.
Q: Is there a web site where I can get more information about the rooms in Tucker and Owen?
A: Yes, you can visit the residence halls' websites: Tucker or Owen. You can view both rooms in 3D here and learn more about the amenities.
Q: Do Tucker and Owen have laundry facilities and how much do they cost?
A: Yes, both Tucker and Owen have laundry facilities. Visit the residence halls' websites--Tucker or Owen--to learn more about the amenities
Q: What kind of computer will I need if I want one for my room?
A: Please refer to the OIT Division for information on purchasing a computer that will be compatible with the campus network. You can speak to a representative of the Computing Help Desk, Room 208, Hillsborough Building, at 919-515-HELP, The consultants there are quite knowledgeable, but can also refer you to ResNet if needed.
Q: Are there study lounges and kitchens on my floor?
A: Yes, there is one study lounge per floor in both Tucker and Owen. Kitchens equipped with an oven, sink and table and chairs are located on the first and third floors. The lounges on the first floor in Tucker and the Owen Basement have TVs.
Q: How many Resident Advisors (RA’s) and Resident Mentors (RM’s) are on each floor?
A: There are 19 RA’s and 10-13 RM’s between the two buildings. Both the RA and the RM help build community, support students’ academic pursuits, and serve as campus and personal resources. These positions are highly competitive and well-respected. The RA and RM return early each semester to participate in paraprofessional training in preparation for the students’ return. RM's serve as Teaching Assistants in select sections of USC 101 and 102 to provide additional support and service to FYC students.
You can find more information about the RM position on the Resident Mentor page.
This page last updated by zpcook - April 19, 2013 9:38 AM