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Living on Campus

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Mid-Atlantic has two waterfront residence halls: Pearl A. Presley Hall (traditionally, the women’s dorm) and Harold C. Turner (traditionally, the men’s dorm). These halls support traditional dormitory-style living on a college campus. MACU borders the Pasquotank River. Often you can enjoy boat rides as well as the use of our kayaks to explore the river.

The Albert Blanton III Campus Life Center, situated between the two residence halls, includes the chapel, gymnasium, and library. The chapel allows us all to come together for worship in student-led chapel services and fellowship. Our gymnasium is a perfect place for intramural and collegiate volleyball and basketball games. The library has several computers available for student use as well as being a quiet place to study.

Mid-Atlantic’s dorms provide comfortable living for its residents. Each room has the following stationary furnishings: 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 bookshelves, 2 sets of closets (one for hanging clothes, one with a chest of drawers), sink and mirror, room controls for AC/heat, wireless internet and LAN hookup.

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Each floor within the dorm building has a communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with coin-operated machines.

Each hall also has a lobby with TV and cable access. The first floor main lobby is equipped with a wide-screen TV and cable, sitting and studying areas, Foosball and pool tables, and table tennis. In addition to these amenities, there is also a workout center provided in the Harold C. Turner building.

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Resident Assistants, RAs, are students employed by the university who are located on each hall to assist students with day-to-day college life, provide guidance and direction with personal matters, and to organize dorm activities that build fellowship and spiritual maturity.

Each dorm houses a Residence Hall Director, RHD, who oversees room assignments and other dorm matters. 


Living in the dorms has given me a new sense of responsibility. I really like the fact that I am out from under my parent’s house and learning to take care of myself and becoming a man. I also enjoy hanging out with the other guys in the dorms. It’s really cool.

Living in the dorm is very eventful to say the least. You will laugh, cry, scream, hug, experience- all with one another. But most importantly you grow, man, do you grow.

There’s always a good friend near.

Living in the dorms has been a great way to meet friends who will help you grow in your spiritual walk daily, and be a part of your life forever.