Assisi Heights is a complex of apartment-style residence halls built as public housing, acquired by Franciscan University, and refurbished for use by our students.
En suite kitchens and the neighborhood style of the Assisi Heights community give residents a different, more autonomous style of residence life from a traditional residence hall.
Philosophy Statement for Assisi Heights
The University recognizes that its ultimate purpose is to graduate men and women who are able to take a mature, responsible approach to life. It is the further purpose of the University, publicly identified as a Catholic and a Franciscan institution, to promote the moral, spiritual, and religious values of its students.” Recognizing that upperclassmen and graduate students have progressed on this road to maturity, student housing at Assisi Heights affords residents the opportunity to exercise freedom and responsibility in an environment that is less regulated than traditional residence halls. At the same time, students are expected to live in accordance with the mission of Franciscan University and are encouraged to lives of holiness and ongoing conversion. Policies governing this community reflect this dual understanding.
Assisi Heights Information
Assisi Heights Housing Costs
For the 2018-19 academic year:
1 Bedroom: $2,285 per semester per person: 2 person occupancy
2 Bedroom: $2,285 per semester per person: 3 person occupancy
3 Bedroom: $2,285 per semester per person: 4 person occupancy
4 Bedroom: $2,495 per semester per person: 4 person occupancy
Assisi Heights Apartments - What to bring and not bring
The Assisi Heights Apartments are multi-level 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartment units available to Senior students, Graduate Students, and if space permits, are available to students over age 20 who have attained at least Junior status. Each apartment is gender specific, but buildings may house students of both genders. Utilities are included with the exception of telephone. Students may sign an individual contract with a local vendor to obtain phone service. Charges must be billed directly to the student.
The University is not liable for damage or theft of personal property. Residents of the Assisi Heights Apartments are encouraged to obtain renter’s insurance.
Below is a list to assist you in preparing to live in Assisi Heights. We suggest that you contact your roommates to avoid duplication.
Provided: stove, refrigerator, table, chairs, trash can
What you may want to bring: Dishes, pots and pans, silverware, utensils, glasses, cleaning supplies, mop, broom, dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, surface cleaner, oven cleaner, dish cloths and towels, trash bags, and small appliances such as a microwave, toaster and coffeemaker.
Provided: plunger, bowl brush, shower curtain
What you may want to bring: Towels, washcloths, shower supplies, personal hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies such as toilet bowl cleaner, bathroom cleaner and glass cleaner, small trash can, first aid supplies, over the counter medications, and other personal needs such as a hair dryer, curling iron, etc.
Provided: Desk with chair, bed, extra-long mattress
What you may want to bring: Sheets for an extra-long twin bed, pillow and pillow case, comforter, blankets, desk lamp, summer and winter clothes, dress and casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes, robe, slippers, umbrella and raincoat, alarm clock, clothes hangers, waste basket. Some students may want to bring a small dresser.
Provided: Love seat, chair
What you may want to bring: End tables, television and stand (cable provided)
Provided: Window treatments, snow shovel (you are responsible for shoveling your own sidewalk)
What you may want to bring: Fans (units are not air conditioned), area rugs, vacuum cleaner, patio furniture, grill, decorations for the apartment that can be put on the walls with sticky-tac or command adhesives (no nails may be used!), lamps, stereo, crock-pot, extension cords, surge protectors, iron and ironing board, change for the coin operated laundry (located in the Community Building), laundry soap, laundry bag or clothes basket, and a container for sidewalk salt.
Do not bring
Window or free standing air conditioners, washers and dryers, candles or incense, chest or upright freezers.
All electrical appliances must be UL approved – Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.(c), is a trusted source for consumers to ensure their products’ compliance with public safety standards. The UL Mark on a product means that UL has tested and evaluated representative samples of that product and determined that they meet UL’s requirements. You can find these marks prominently displayed on the packaging of the items that meet the UL’s requirements. For more information on the UL Mark on suggested products, please visit their website at www.ul.com.
Assisi Heights Apartments - Residential Living Policies
Alcohol: Assisi Heights’ policies concerning the consumption of alcohol comply with the Ohio State Liquor Law. This law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 to consume, possess or provide alcoholic beverages to another person. Residents of Assisi Heights are limited to either 1 twenty-four pack of beer OR 2 bottles of wine OR 1 bottle of liquor at any given time per apartment. Kegs and multi-quart containers are not permitted. Residents of Assisi Heights may have up to 8 guests present in the apartment while alcohol is being served. It is the responsibility of the apartment residents to make sure that all regulations regarding the consumption of alcohol are observed. Larger gatherings or gatherings that take place outdoors must be approved by the Residence Director. Alcohol may not be consumed outdoors without prior permission from the Residence Director, with the exception of Assisi Heights residents, who may consume alcohol outside of their own apartment only. Residents are not permitted to travel through Assisi Heights with open containers. Residents who violate the alcohol policy will be subject to disciplinary action and may lose the privilege of living in Assisi Heights. In such cases residents may be relocated to a traditional residence hall.
Appliances: All appliances must be UL approved. Please limit the number of appliances operating on the same circuit at the same time. Window and free standing air conditioners are not permitted. Washers and dryers are not permitted.
Babysitting: Babysitting is not permitted in the Assisi Heights Apartments.
Check-in & Check-out procedures: Residents are required to follow proper check-in and check-out procedures. The Residence Life staff will provide detailed information at check-in and check-out time.
Courtesy Hours: Students are expected to respect their fellow residents. Students are asked to comply with any request to decrease the volume of any noise at any time. The Residence Life Staff has the right to prohibit or end an activity.
Drug Paraphernalia: Articles normally associated with the use of illegal substances are not permitted in Assisi Heights. These include, but are not limited to, bongs, water pipes, hookahs, rolling papers, and syringes (unless for documented medical use).
Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are established to allow the residents time to study, pray and sleep. Quiet hours are as follows:
Sunday – Thursday: 11 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 12 midnight – 9 a.m.
Open House Policy: Residents are permitted to have visitors in the common areas of the apartments from 11 a.m. until the close of the complex. This policy is designed to encourage community development. Residents of Assisi Heights may have up to 8 guests present in the apartment. If there are more than 8 guests the Residence Director must be notified. Standing in the hallway/stairwell is prohibited. No members of the opposite sex are permitted in the bedrooms at any time. Guests of the opposite sex are permitted to use the upstairs bathroom. Anyone who is not a resident of Assisi Heights must leave when the complex closes unless they have registered as an overnight guest. Residents who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary action and may lose the privilege of living in Assisi Heights. In such cases, residents may be relocated to a traditional residence Hall.
Cleanliness: Students are responsible for keeping the apartment clean at all times. Periodic apartment inspections will be conducted.
Maintenance: Students are responsible for simple maintenance issues such as replacing light bulbs, plunging toilets, and removing snow from the sidewalk that connects the apartment to the main sidewalk. Light bulbs are available in the RA office. Plungers and snow shovels are provided in each unit.
Guests: A guest is defined as any non-resident of Assisi Heights. Overnight guests must be approved by the Residence Director. Overnight guests of the opposite sex are not permitted. Siblings under the age of 12 are not permitted to stay overnight. Guests must be registered 24 hours in advance.
Liability: The University is not financially responsible the damage or loss of personal possessions. Residents are encouraged to obtain renters insurance.
Keys: Keys are the property of the University, issued individually to each resident. Loaning or borrowing keys is prohibited. Lost keys should be reported to the Resident Assistants or Residence Director. A charge of $100.00 is assessed for a lost key.
Outdoor Furniture and Equipment: Grills and patio furniture are permitted. Regular house furniture is not permitted outdoors. All outdoor furniture and equipment must be kept on the concrete patio when not in use. Fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, bonfires, and swimming pools are not permitted.
Landscaping: Students are permitted to have potted plants outside. These plants must remain on cemented areas. No planting is permitted.
Decorating: Decorations must be consistent with the mission of Franciscan University. Inappropriate posters, pictures or articles, including alcohol cans and bottles are not permitted. Decorations must also meet safety standards and not present a fire hazard. Furniture that does not meet fire code standard, straw, leaves, flammable material, or live Christmas trees are not permitted in the units. Decorations must be affixed with sticky tack or 3M adhesive or hooks. Nails, screws, or hooks are not permitted. Items may not be hung from the ceiling. Students are not permitted to paint or affix anything permanently. Decals are not permitted.
Smoking: Assisi Heights is a smoke free facility. Smoking is permitted outdoors only.
Pets: Pets are not permitted in the apartments, with the exception of 1 ten-gallon fish tank per apartment.
Apartment Entry: While the University respects every student’s right to privacy, it reserves the right to authorize staff or maintenance personnel to enter a room at any time without prior notice for designated purposes that include, but are not limited to: providing custodial, maintenance, or housekeeping work;
determining compliance with safety, health, and fire regulations;
Responding to an indication of danger to life, health, or property;
Acting on a reasonable belief that a violation of a University regulation, local ordinance, and/or state or federal regulation has occurred or is in progress
Before entering the apartment, authorized personnel will knock on the door, announce themselves, and pause for a response. If an apartment search has been authorized, any property seized at the time may be used in University disciplinary proceedings and/or turned over to local authorities.
Telephones: Phone service is not provided by the University. Students may use their own cell phone or contract with a local vendor for landline service.
Internet access:Wi-Fi internet Access is provided by Franciscan University. Log in through the FUS web at http://192.168.48.10. The Residence Life Staff will provide instructions for RESNET. Franciscan University students are expected to use their University email address for all communications and are strongly encouraged to check their University email often. Vital information from University departments is sent to the student’s campus email.
Trash removal: All trash must be placed in the dumpsters located in the complex. Trash must be removed on a weekly basis.
Security Deposit: Each resident is required to pay a $100.00 security deposit. Damages will be assessed against this deposit. Damages to common areas will be equally assessed to all the residents in the apartment unless an individual takes responsibility. Damage to the bedrooms will be assessed to the occupants of that room. If no damages are incurred the security deposit will be returned when the student moves out of Assisi Heights permanently.
Occupancy: Occupancy is limited to the number of students assigned to the unit. Additional students may not occupy the unit. Units are assigned for the academic year. Roommate changes must be approved by the Residence Director.
Laundry Facilities: Washers and dryers are located in the lower level of the Community Building. Individual washers and dryers are not permitted. The machines require a debit or credit card for use. If a student does not have a debit or credit card, a pre-paid card can be purchased at the Enrollment Services desk in the lower level of Starvaggi Hall. Instructions can be obtained from the Residence Life staff.
Mail: Mailboxes for residents are located in the Community Center. Mailbox combinations and instructions for use can be obtained from the Residence Life staff. United States Postal Service delivers packages received for students to the Residence Life RA/RD office. All other packages, such as UPS or FEDEX will be delivered directly to the apartment. Your mailing address in Assisi Heights is your apartment number, Parkview Circle, Steubenville, OH 43952. Example: John Doe 1444 Parkview Circle Steubenville, OH 43952 The US Postal Service will return any mail with “Franciscan University” or “Assisi Heights” in the address.Address all mail as shown.
Furniture: Each unit is provided with basic furniture. Students may bring additional furniture as long as the furniture meets fire safety standards. University furniture must remain in the unit at all times.
Community Center: The Community Center is a space designed to encourage communal events. The community center contains a large dining table (seats 8), a billiard table (75¢ per game), a 42 inch T.V./DVD/surround sound, couches and a kitchen with a sink/oven/stove (students must provide their own supplies). All reservations for the community center must be approved by the Residence Director.
Campus Security: Campus Security is located in the community center. Residents can obtain parking passes from Campus Security. All residents of Assisi Heights are required to purchase a parking pass designated for that complex in order to park in Assisi Heights.