The Housing Management Division supervises student dormitories and residence halls for faculty, staff and other MSU employees in accordance with approved rules and regulations. It also administers the established housing policies to the university-owned housing units. Under its supervision are nine student dormitories, four of which are for males and five for the females, two for the females. For the faculty, staff and other MSU employees, six units are also under its supervision: three for the females, two for the married and one for the males. All these units have their own respective managements that implement housing policies, rules and regulations for each particular unit.
MSU at Marawi City has five (5) ladies and four (4) men’s dormitories. The ladies dormitories (Lakambini Hall, Princess Lawanen Hall, Princess Lawambae Hall, Potre Maamor Hall and Potre Linangbae) can accommodate a total of 1,200 residents while the men’s dormitories (Lakandula Hall Rajah Solaiman Hall, Rajah Dumduma Hall and Sharief Kabungsuan Hall), can house up to 1,000 residents. Accomodation at the dorms is free to all scholars and grants in-aid recipients. For paying students, the semestral fee per resident is P250.00 (subject to change anytime to cope with inflation), to be paid at the MSU Cashier’s Office.
Each room is assigned with 4 – 8 students and is provided with basic furnishings such as study tables and chairs, beds with mattress and lockers. Bath and comfort rooms are common.
A. The Residence Halls Centralized Admission System
General Policies and Guidelines
Accommodation in all University dormitories shall be in accordance with the following prioritizing scheme:
a) First Priority: (Scholars)
b) Second Priority: Grants-in-Aid Recipients and Members of Performing Cultural Groups
c) Third Priority: Tuition Privilege and Paying Students
d) Fourth Priority: Faculty and Staff (female only and without families)
B. Dormitory Rules and Regulations
1. Personal Conduct: The HMD expects dorm resident to comply with the rules and regulations so as to maintain an atmosphere contributory to the well-being of the other residents. Any student who misbehaves to the prejudice of other resident maybe refused future accommodations in any of the residence halls.
2. Individual Responsibility: It is the responsibility of each resident both on his personal conduct and his attitude toward others, to contribute to an atmosphere conducive to study.
3. Sound Producing Appliances/Instruments: Radios, record players, CD players, tape recorders and other musical instruments must be operated with proper regard to the comfort of other residents and in observance of quiet hours.
4. Quiet Hours: Silence should be observed during siesta time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and evening study and sleeping hours from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM. During the study period, sleeping and siesta hours, neighboring in other rooms are not allowed.
5. Study Hours: Residents should observe the study hours in the evening which is from 8:00 to 12:00. Lights in the room must be switched off after 12:00 midnight except during the review and examination days. When there is no one in the room, all lights should be turned off.
6. Violence: Violence against or property is an offense, hence, subject to disciplinary action.
7. Drugs, Liquor and other alcoholic beverages: Drinking liquor or any alcoholic drink is strictly prohibited inside the residence hall or in any of the University premises; creating disturbances while under the influence of alcohol is an unbecoming conduct which is a ground for disciplinary and eventual dismissal from the dormitory.
8. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the room except in the receiving halls.
9. Gambling: Gambling in all forms is forbidden. Two offenses of this nature are ground for expulsion.
10. Firearms and other deadly weapons: Everyone should realize the dangers involved in possessing firearms and fireworks especially in a place where two or three hundred students live in close proximity. Possession of firearms of any type is a ground for expulsion from the hall and from the University.
Possession or use of long knives, pellet, guns, firecrackers and other bladed weapons will also result in expulsion.
11. Receiving Visitors: All visitors shall be entertained at the receiving hall of every dormitory. Parents, friends and relatives may be allowed to visit dormitory resident(s) provided the door of the room remains open and such visit is made after prior approval of the Dormitory Management. Ladies entertaining visitors must not be in their bedroom attire. Wearing of ‘short shorts’ is prohibited. Women are not allowed to enter inside the men’s dormitory except during the Open House or with Chaperon and with the permission of the Management. The following are the approved visiting hours, to wit:
a. Men’s Dormitory
b. Ladies Dormitory
12. Maintenance: To maintain cleanliness in the dormitories and their facilities, student residents are held responsible for their proper use. Willful damage or improper use of any of the University facilities will result in disciplinary action plus payment or replacement cost.
13. Grounds for immediate expulsion from the dorm: Any student resident caught in the possession of firearms and other deadly weapons (as mentioned in item 10), prohibited drugs (possession or use), caught in habitual drunkenness (three times or more) and found gambling twice should be immediately dismissed from the dormitory and refused admission in any other University residence hall.
14. Penalty Clause: Rules and regulation shall bind each resident effective upon his/her admission to any of the MSU owned dormitories. Violation or infraction of any of these rules and regulations is punishable by either reprimanding the students, suspension or expulsion from the dormitories or suspension or expulsion from the University in addition to separation or replacement cost.
C. Norms of Conduct and Responsibility of Dorm Residents