May 19, 2024  
2015-2016 Student Housing Handbook 
2015-2016 Student Housing Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Automated teller machines are located in Florida Hospital Orlando (outside the main cafeteria) and at the Florida Hospital Credit Union.


Babysitting in student housing is not permitted.  Visitors under the age of 16 should be accompanied by their caregiver and not left unattended.  Children are not allowed overnight privileges in the apartments

Bulletin Boards

The Student Housing Office main bulletin board provides pertinent information about resident life. Each apartment complex has a designated bulletin board, managed by the RA. Personal items may not be placed on any bulletin board without authorization from the Dean.


A listing of Orlando area churches is available at the Student Housing Office. We invite you to visit these churches and find one that meets your needs. You are always welcome to worship at the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church, located two blocks west of the University. For more information, visit the church website at


A variety of free counseling services are available to all students.  A licensed mental health counselor is available by appointment by calling 407.303.7747 ext.1106074.  Two campus chaplains are available through the Office of Mission by calling 407.303.9383.  Students employed by Florida Hospital or ADU may also utilize services provided through the Employee Assistance Program. Appointments may be made by calling 888.802.5821.

Copy/Fax Machines

Copy and scanning services are available in the Robert A. Williams Library. The Bay Run Office fax number is 407.896.5865.

Devotional Life

All residents are encouraged to participate in worship services provided by the Student Housing Office, as well as to maintain their own devotional life through daily Bible study and prayer.


The Adventist University of Health Sciences Discipline Committee administers student discipline. Discipline may include, but is not limited to, warnings, confiscation of items, fines, suspension, and/or dismissal.  If you are dismissed from housing due to disciplinary issues, you may not return to housing for any reason until you have re-applied and been accepted. Furthermore, students who are dismissed from housing will be given 24 hours in which to perform the check-out process.

Dress and Deportment

Adventist University requests that students dress modestly and conduct themselves in a professional manner.  Footwear must be worn at all times.  Pajamas are not allowed in the classroom.  The areas of your body naturally covered by a modest swimsuit are to be clothed at all times.  Students enrolled in clinicals will be given guidelines from their departments for appropriate dress and deportment for the various clinical facilities.

Adventist University E-mail

Residents are required to maintain an active student e-mail account and provide the Housing Office with this information.  Students are required to check their e-mail inbox every 24 hours.  Students are held accountable for any information sent via e-mail.

Food Service

Food can be purchased in a variety of locations:

■ The Florida Hospital cafeteria is located on the first floor of Florida Hospital Orlando and is open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

■ The Campus Bookstore and N.E.S.S. Café carry a variety of sandwiches, salads, drinks, and snack items. 

■ The Grain Chain (located on the corner of King Street and Azeez Garden Road) carries a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and beverages. Hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

■ Lakeside Café located at the Ginsburg Tower.  Hours are Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Overnight Guests

Overnight guests are not allowed at Adventist University student housing.


It is the student’s responsibility to notify instructors and/or employers if unable to attend classes or work.  For medical assistance, you may contact the Florida Hospital Family Health Center at 407.303.1967; Centra Care (Lee Road) at 407.629.9281; or Florida Hospital Emergency Department.

Threat to Life

In the event that threat-to-life behavior becomes apparent, the Dean will notify the Administrator on call. If necessary, a mental health professional will evaluate and decide on appropriate intervention, which may include hospitalization. Should this occur, re‑admission to student housing will be permitted after the University receives documentation of completed treatment and the appropriate releases have been signed.

Communicable Diseases

Please refer to the Communicable Disease Policy written in the Adventist University of Health Sciences Student Handbook.


Failure to follow verbal or written instructions or requests made by the Dean, a Resident Assistant, Office Staff, or Security Personnel will result in disciplinary action.

Internet Access

Computer/Internet access is available in the office area of student housing. In-room internet access is provided by the University.


Room keys and mailbox keys are issued upon check-in. Replacement keys are $200 each. Replacement mailbox keys are $25 each.

Lobby Areas

A furnished lobby is located in the Student Housing Office for recreation purposes. All residents and visitors are asked to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate public display of affection, including sitting or reclining on one another, is not permitted. No lying down or sleeping is allowed in the lobby. The TV remote, VCR/DVD, and board games may be checked out at the Student Housing Office with your ADU student ID card. Only PG-13, PG, and G-rated movies are allowed for general lobby viewing. Lobby furniture, including the TV remote, should not be removed.

Lost and Found

Items found in student housing areas will be held at the Student Housing Office for one (1) week and then taken to Student Services, located on the first floor of the Campus Center.

Personal Property

The security of personal property is the student’s responsibility. Adventist University of Health Sciences is not responsible for loss or theft of any personal property or fire or water damage to any personal property. In the student’s best interest, we suggest that the parents’ homeowners insurance policy be updated to cover personal items in transit and while living in student housing. Taking the following precautions is helpful:

  • List all personal property, including manufacturer information and identifying serial numbers.
  • Record the names, addresses, and account numbers of all credit cards and checking accounts.
  • Notify these accounts immediately if cards are lost or stolen.
  • Store money and valuables in a secure place. Students should not keep excess amounts of cash in their rooms.
  • Leave family heirlooms or other valuable items at home.
  • Apartment doors should remain locked at all times.

Pest Control

Apartments are treated on an as-needed basis for pest control.

If a pest problem occurs, fill out a Work Order Slip at the Student Housing Office, and your apartment will be treated. Help keep pests under control by storing all food in sealed containers, maintaining a clean apartment, and emptying all trash containers regularly.

Postage Stamps

Postage stamps can be purchased in the Campus Bookstore and from vending machines located next to the mailroom at Florida Hospital Orlando.

Sabbath Observance

In keeping with the Seventh-day Adventist belief of worship on Saturday, Adventist University of Health Sciences gives special emphasis to Sabbath hours (sundown Friday evening until sundown Saturday evening). Campus offices are closed from 3:00 p.m. Friday until 8:00 a.m. Monday.

Shuttle Service

A free shuttle service is available Monday - Thursday from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and on Friday from 5:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. For shuttle pickup call: 407.222.4680. Please be at the Bay Run or LaSalle shuttle pickup location before calling.


Taking items you do not own will be regarded as theft. Individuals engaging in theft will be subject to immediate discipline or dismissal. Students should take precautions to protect themselves and their personal belongings by keeping their apartment doors locked at all times.

Student Privacy

For your protection, no personal information will be released unless authorized by the Disclosure Agreement. Each student is responsible for giving anticipated guests his or her telephone number and apartment information.


Students living in College housing should supply their own telephones and answering machines.

NOTE: Adventist University of Health Sciences does not provide telephone service.

Television / VCR

A TV and a VCR/DVD are located in the Student Housing Lobby for student use. A student ID card or driver’s license is required to check out the TV remote. While viewing the TV, students must be considerate of others by keeping the volume low. TV viewing in the office lobby is not allowed from Friday night sunset to Saturday night sunset.


Damage done to any personal or campus property will result in fines, restitution payment, and possible criminal prosecution.

Worship Programs

Ecclesia, sponsored by ADU Campus Ministries, meets on Friday evenings at Florida Hospital Church.  Services are also held in student housing during designated times.  Students are encouraged to attend worship opportunities to renew their relationship with God.  Additional worship opportunities are regularly advertised on the bulletin board in the Student Housing Office.