Frequently Asked Questions
When may I move in?
For Fall 2023: All new residents move in Friday August 11th from 9am to 4pm. All returning residents move in Saturday August 12th from 9am to 4pm
Can I move in early?
There are no early move-ins (except approved groups/teams). Please consult local hotel for accommodations prior to Friday August 11th.
WHERE DO I GO ON MOVE-IN DAY TO CHECK-IN?
Cameron Village: McMahon Learning Center Great Room
North Shepler: Shepler Center (in between North and South Shepler)
South Shepler: Shepler Center (in between North and South Shepler)
What happens if I can't make my move in time?
Please make arrangements with the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life by August 11th if you will arrive after the scheduled move in day.
What's in my room?
Please see the Housing Options of our website for current details.
How should I pack?
It's a good idea to mark all belongings with your name, room number, and residence hall. Be sure to have all small items boxed for easy transfer. There is no storage available in the residential buildings, so items should be packed in cardboard boxes that can be recycled, or in soft, foldable luggage that can be easily stored in a closet or under a bed. Stackable crates and organizers that fit under the bed can also work well.
May I bring my own fridge or microwave?
Residents that live in North Shepler and South Shepler are permitted to bring a microwave and a mini fridge. If you have a roommate only one microwave and mini fridge is allowed in your room. Cameron Village residents are not permitted to bring mini fridges and microwaves because that is already provided in each apartment.
How do I get an ID?
ID’s may be purchased at Student Accounts located on the first floor of the Administration Building.
AM I required to have a meal plan?
All residents are currently required to have a meal plan to live on campus. Shepler residents have the option of the 15, 10, and 8 Flex Plan while Cameron Village residents can pick from the 15, 10, 8, and 5 Flex Plan.
How do I get my meals and when do they start?
Fall meal plans start on Sunday, August 12th with brunch. Each meal consists of a certain amount of meal swipes per week and a certain amount of flex cash per semester. Meal swipes can be used in the Shepler Cafeteria. Shepler Cafeteria meal swipes reset each week and do not roll over to the next week. Each Shepler cafeteria week starts each Saturday. Flex cash can be used as “cash” to pay for meals in the Shepler Cafeteria or on a variety of items in the McMahon Centennial Complex.
What should I expect after I move in?
Welcome weekend consists of a weekend of events starting Friday evening. Check out our welcome weekend link to see the schedule of events.
Are there staff members who live on campus?
Student Housing and Residence Life staff including the Professional Coordinators and Resident Assistant student staff live on campus in order to provide a high quality experience for our residents.
Is the $200 deposit part of the $600 payment?
The $200 deposit saves your space for the upcoming semester. The $600 is a separate required payment toward your semester balance. An exemption may be made for those using scholarships or other financial aid to pay for the housing balance. Documentation will be required.
Can I have a pet?
The only pets permitted without approval are non-predatory fish in a 10 gallon tank. Please contact the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life for approval for Support Animals.
Where can I park? How do I get a parking permit?
You may pick up a parking permit at Student Accounts located on the first floor of the Administration Building.
Cameron Village residents must park in the gated lot to the east of the Village off of SW 27th street. Shepler residents may park in the lot to the South of South Shepler and the lot to the west of the towers both off of Dr. Elsie Hamm Dr.
How does laundry work?
Unlimited laundry is included in your housing fees. For Shepler residents there is a laundry facility on the first floor of South Shepler. You must slide your CU ID to get access. In the Village laundry facilities are located on the second and third floor of each building.
How do I pay for housing, where do I pay?
Payments can be made at Student Accounts located on the first floor of the Administration Building or you may call 580-581-2227. While you can make payments online through your Aggie Access, all online payments go towards tuition and fees first, therefore, if you have a tuition balance, we advise against making housing payments online.
How do I get mail?
Cameron Village residents will be assigned a mailbox in the McMahon Center of Cameron Village. North and South Shepler resident will be assigned a mailbox in the Shepler Center.
Each resident’s address will be as follows:
502 SW University Drive
Lawton, OK 73505
All mail is delivered to the McMahon Learning Center and distributed to individual mail boxes on the east side of the McMahon Learning Center for Village residents and to the mailboxes in the Shepler for North and South Shepler residents. If a package is delivered a slip will be put in your mail box when it arrives. You must bring this slip to the main office in the McMahon Learning Center.
Does Cameron have high speed internet?
Yes. Cameron’s network speeds can reach in excess of 300Mbps, but the speed varies depending on the number of users logged in at any one time.
How do I connect to Cameron's network?
Across campus you can use one of two wireless networks available, “CU Guest” and “CU Wireless Network”. “CU Guest” is an open, unsecured network that does not require a log in. “CU Wireless Network” is our primary network for students, when you connect you will be redirected to a log in page. You can use your Cameron username and password to log in.
Do the Village and Shepler residence halls have wifi?
Yes and no. If you have a strong signal, use it. But for North Shepler and South Shepler we have provided a high-speed data port in each room. They are on the wall and generally have blue connectors, phone ports are generally white.
What do I connect to the wall port?
In North and South Shepler, the best method is to connect your own wireless router to the port, then you can have your own personal wireless network. Cameron Village does not permit wireless routers.
How do I connect my router to the wall port?
In North and South Shepler, to connect your router, be sure that the WAN (Internet port) on the router is connected to the wall port. If there are network issues and a router is being used, disconnect the router and connect directly to the wall to see if a network connection is available. Newer routers have cables with yellow ends that connect to yellow ports on the router and the other end connects to the blue port on the wall. Cameron Village does not permit wireless routers.
Is there a specifically recommended wireless router?
No, but we do not recommend NetGear brand routers.
Is there any more information about Cameron's network?
Yes, go to https://www.cameron.edu/its for more detailed information.
Can I get help?
Absolutely, you can contact Student Housing and Residence Life at 580.580.2392 or visit Cameron Village McMahon Center, office 111. Cameron Aggie Tech Support also provides help, to contact you can email email@example.com or call 580.581.2454.