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 Move-in Guide for Fall 2016.
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 are mailed out to new residents between late July and early August for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester.
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.
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.
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.
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 is a requirement for Walker Hall residents. Uninsured students will be charged for health insurance to cover them during their attendance in school. Please be advised the policy does not meet the requirements for the Affordable Healthcare Act.
All residents will also be automatically enrolled in the Student Accident & Sickness Plan. Residents who have existing health insurance coverage, either of their own or under a parent or guardian’s plan, must complete a waiver to opt out of the Student Accident & Sickness Plan.
Mandatory Vaccinations for Residents
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.