Campus Community Life

As a Greystone student, you are also a University of the Ozarks student. The first thing you should notice is this is a “university” campus! As a Greystone student, you have complete access to all University programs and facilities on the campus and you are expected to become an active part of the University of the Ozarks campus community.

As a college student, you are no longer living at home. That may be good or not-so-good, but you are now a college student and therefore responsible for yourself. Everything that comes to you from this point on will be as a result of your efforts. – right?

Fortunately, you will quickly discover Greystone teammates and Univerity of Ozarks friends who will assist you in your efforts to “survive” on your own away from home. One of the major realizations of a college student living on campus is that they are never alone unless they choose to be. For you to survive and succeed in this challenging academic, physical and emotional venture, you will need the help and support of teammates and friends who share similar goals and ambitions as your own. The sooner you learn to become part of the Greystone team and University of Ozarks community, the sooner you will begin the transition from a high school student to a college freshman. Welcome to the “Show”!

The purpose of the University of the Ozarks is to provide a rigorous liberal arts education to assist students as they grow into mature, competent, cultured and engaged individuals. The University of Ozarks experience presupposes that healthy human growth involves the whole person, claiming all the intellectual, social, physical and spiritual dimensions of each student's life. Campus activities and programming promote student initiative by providing opportunities for the integration of these dimensions in the development of a well-rounded life.

Life On campus

The University of Ozarks campus community supports 40 student groups and organizations, including service clubs, interest clubs, honor societies, religion-affiliated groups, MANY opportunities.

There are also organized campus events and activities all the time, including theatre productions, Spring Fling, live musical performances, speaker series, athletic events, intramurals, student group meetings, pool tournaments, movie nights, dinners, dances, and personal fitness and martial arts classes.

Most students live on campus, either in the residence halls or in on-campus apartments. Wherever you live, you'll find a unique environment with its own personality that reflects the individual characteristics of its residents. As Greystone students, you will live in the Cary-Wortz Residence Hall. Cary-Wortz has two common living areas, a common kitchen, common study hall rooms and outdoor patios. Students live in four-person rooms. Two rooms will share a bathroom facility which includes showers, toilets and sinks. All beds can be lofted – just like the academies – and as a Greystoner, you are expected to keep your room neat and clean – just like the academies. To ensure that the standard is maintained, Greystone rooms are inspected daily by the Staff. Decoration and some furnishings are left up to each student to create their home-away-from-home environment. The world is now your oyster – make the most of it and enjoy!

Residence Life

Rooms are air-conditioned and furnishings include desks, single beds, dressers, chairs and closet facilities. All mattresses are extra-long twin. The laundry facility is located in the dorm - free of charge!  The entire campus has wireless access to the campus Intranet and Internet services. 

To provide oversight and to act as a provider of “adult supervision”, the Greystone dorm is provided with a Resident Director (RD) and Resident Assistants (RA) who live in the dorm next door. The RD is a Univerity of the Ozarks faculty or staff member and the RA's are upperclassmen at the university who have received training to support the RD. The RD and RA provide oversight for students within the Greystone dorm and are employed by the University of the Ozarks. Additionally, to provide oversight, the Greystone offices are also located in the dorm.

Residency Requirements

The University of the Ozarks and Greystone believe on-campus living contributes to your overall education. The University reserves the right to enter and inspect all campus housing to ensure student health and safety, and to provide maintenance services. All Greystone students must complete a Housing Agreement and are expected to follow the residency rules and regulations as set out in the Student Handbook or as amended by the University of the Ozarks Dean of Students.

The University reserves the right to enter and inspect all campus housing to ensure student health and safety, and to provide maintenance services. All Greystone students must complete a Housing Agreement and are expected to follow the residency rules and regulations as set out in the Student Handbook or as amended by the the University of the Ozarks Dean of Students.


Residents may have a refrigerator no larger than 3.5 cubic feet, microwaves, single cup coffeemakers, hair dryers, radio, computer and/or lamps with incandescent bulbs. Halogen lamps, toasters, toaster ovens, heating and cooking appliances with exposed coils,"George Foreman style grill, quesadilla maker, waffle makers, and 2.4GHz cordless telephones are not permitted. In addition, antennas and other cords/cables may not be fastened to the outside of the building or protrude from windows in any way.

Escort Policy

The University's escort policy strives to provide safety and privacy for those living in on-campus housing. In single gender floors/areas of residence halls, any person who is not a member of the University community (faculty, staff, and students) or any member who is of the opposite gender than designated for that area must be escorted by a member of the residence hall community who is of the same gender designated by the area. In mixed gender housing facilities, a member of the community must escort any person who is not a member of the University community. Exceptions to this are those University staff members who are entering the facility for purposes of maintenance, cleaning, security, or persons who have secured written permission from a University official.


All room, apartment and common area furnishings must stay in designated areas. You may arrange movable furniture however you would like, but do not remove room or apartment furniture or bring common area furniture into your room.


A guest is defined as someone who is not a resident of the room that she/he is visiting. Students are responsible for their guests' behavior and should escort them when in common areas. Violations of residence hall policy by a visitor may result in loss of visitation privileges, as well as possible disciplinary action against the student host. Residents may have guests of the same gender in their rooms overnight, but they must notify their RA. Overnight guests are permitted to stay no more than three nights during a one-month period. A student's right to have a guest is, in all cases, is superseded by the roommate's right to uninterrupted use of the room.

Quiet Hours

Courtesy Hours are in effect 24 hours a day. 7 days a week inside and outside. This means that any reasonable request from one resident to another to be quieter'must be heeded. Noise level must not deter students who want/ need ot study or sleep anytime. Students must comply with any student or staff member's request to oberve courtesy hours.


Visitation hours for Greystone are from 09:00am - 11:00pm Sunday through Friday and 09:00am - 2:00am Saturday. Please note that in all cases, co-habitation is prohibited. The guest and escort policies apply regardless of visitation hours.

Campus Ministry

The University of the Ozarks is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church; however it offers small group bible studies in multiple denominations including Presbyterian Student Ministry, Methodist Student Ministry, Catholic Student Ministry, Baptist Student Ministry, Lutheran and Episcopal Student Ministry, and the Jewish Campus Community. Each group meets weekly and is usually accompanied by a home cooked meal. Campus Ministry also offers weekly Chapel and annual mission trips.

Health & Wellness Services

Health Insurance

It is mandatory for Greystone students to have health and accident insurance coverage. Student Accident and Sickness insurance insures students can access health care off campus, consult a specialist, and have coverage for emergency and/or hospitalization. All students are encouraged to carry a copy of their insurance card to avoid delay in healthcare in an emergency. 

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