Our resources below give you everything you need to know about living in Walker Hall – from applying for housing, to meeting any requirements
for living on campus, to move-in day and beyond.
Applying for Housing
Moving into the Dorm
- New Resident Move-In Guide
To help make your move to campus a bit easier, check out Ranken’s Move-In Guide with instructions, tips, frequently asked questions and more. Download the New Resident Move-In Guide.
- Housing Contract
The housing contract is required for all residents. Sign and submit it before you move in to Walker Hall. Download the housing contract here.
- Room Assignments
Room assignments are emailed to residents between late July and early August for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester. Rooms are assigned to residents based on the order of authorization by the Business Office. This means all financial obligations have been covered with the college.
Living in Walker Hall
- Residential Life Handbook
In addition to the policies and procedures in Ranken’s Student Handbook, Walker Hall residents must follow the rules established in the Residential Life Handbook. Get a copy here.
- Holiday Breaks
Walker Hall closes for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. If a resident needs to stay during a break, permission will be given at the discretion of the director of Residential Life. Residents may stay for Easter, but no visitors are allowed.
- Transportation Needs
If a student needs a ride for a medical appointment or to access the airport, train or bus, they may request transportation from the director of Residential Life. Requests must be made at least one week in advance and are subject to availability.
- Mailing Address
All packages and letters can be sent to:
Ranken Technical College-Walker Hall
4400 Page Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63113
Health and Insurance Requirements
- Health Insurance
Health insurance is a requirement for Walker Hall resident. Proof of insurance is required for students prior to moving into Walker Hall. Ranken Technical College does not provide health insurance coverage for residents.
- Medical Requirements
Ranken Technical College requires the meningitis vaccination for all residents of Walker Hall. You must submit documentation of the vaccination before move-in day in order to be eligible to live in the dorm. A vaccination renewal is required every four years for residents who are still attending or who have returned to Ranken.
Please complete these required medical history and immunization forms.
Information for Families
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA is a federal privacy law that protects students’ information. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, all rights afforded to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. This means that schools are prohibited from sharing information with parents without the student’s consent, except under specific circumstances. For example:
- Schools may disclose education records to parents if the student is a dependent for income tax purposes.
- Schools may disclose education records to parents if a health or safety emergency involves their son or daughter.
- Schools may inform parents if the student who is under age 21 has violated any law or its policy concerning the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance.
You can read a detailed guide to FERPA here.