Student Life

Housing FAQ

FAQ – General Housing Information
Why is housing such an important part of the Visible Music College Community? 

Community is such a large part of the Visible Music College culture and rhythm. Residing in Visible Music College student housing is considered a fundamental part of the student’s education. Therefore, all first-year students, freshmen, second years, and sophomores are required to live on campus in Visible Music College student housing. Housing is such an important role of the life of the student and we believe that living in a small artist community is beneficial to students in their personal and academic success. Since 2000, Visible Music College has a history of successful student progress living in campus housing. Higher grades (by 0.5 GPA average), fewer policy exemptions, better retention, and higher percentage of graduation. Visible Music College prefers every student living on campus and we’ve revamped the Student Housing for student community and safety.

 
What will I need to bring?
  • School supplies 
  • Kitchen supplies (dishes, cups, utensils, etc.)
  • Toiletries (including toilet paper) & bath towels
  • Laundry detergent and cleaning supplies for your room, paper towels, broom, dust pan, etc.
  • Clothes hangers 
  • Small organizers for clothes or personal items
  • Bed Linens (extra-long twin size sheets, blankets, pillow)
  • Bible

Keep in mind you will have a roommate (Memphis) or sevral roommates (Chicago/Dallas). You may wish to bring any additional items not listed above such as a trash can, or plan a shopping trip with your roommate after you’ve arrived!

Who will my roommates be?
Typically late April we begin matching people together and sending out information as to who your roommate will be. We will send out an email assigning you a roommate so that you can plan what to bring.  But the sooner you are registered the sooner we can get that information to you. 
 
Is there a meal plan?

Included in the cost of Student Housing is access to the Visible Cafe. The Visible Cafe is our version of a meal plan. Monday through Friday we provide breakfast and lunch at our cafe. Unlike normal college meal plans, the bulk of what we provide to eat are healthy options instead of fried food and sugar. We encourage healthy lifestyle through the food choices that the cafe provides – it helps your brain work!

 

Chicago:FAQ
What should I expect in my Room?

  • Two beds
  • Appliances – Full Shared Kitchen including refrigerator, oven, stovetop and microwave. 
  • A roommate!
  • Shared bathroom with full size shower. 
  • Access to washer and dryer

What else should I Know?

  • Reliable, high speed internet available. 
  • Meal Plan – Food (fruit, vegetables, and granola bars) available at no extra cost for Housing Students only

 

Dallas:FAQ
What should I expect in my Room?

  • Two beds
  • Appliances – Full shared kitchen including refrigerator, oven, stovetop and microwave
  • A roommate!
  • Shared bathroom with other room mates

What else should I Know?

  • Reliable, high speed internet available
  • Meal Plan – food available for no extra charge to Housing students only

 

Memphis:FAQ
What should I expect in my Room?

  • Small laundry machine (washer/dryer combo)
  • Two beds (available to bunk together or separate) 
  • Appliances – small refrigerator (space for microwave oven and/or hotplate, available for purchase)
  • A roommate!
  • Private bathroom with shower

Where can I do all my baking and cooking?

  • Each room will have a fridge, food prep space, and room for a small cooking appliance
  • First floor Community Kitchen for cooking, baking, gathering, and cleaning together. A foundation of building community is doing activities like this together. 

What else should I know about the Student Studios?

  • Reliable, high speed internet connected to the school system
  • Special after hours access to campus amenities (study, rehearse, record, practice) for Housing Students only
  • Extra study spaces for Housing Students only
  • Extra food available for Housing Students only
  • Extra events and Downtown living perks for Housing students only

 

Any other questions that come up can be emailed to Housing Coordinator Matt Brown (matt@visible.edu).