Admitted Students


It’s just a matter of time until you become a Welch Student!

Feel free to contact the Enrollment Services at with your questions!
We look forward to having you on campus at Welch College.

Most Common Questions


When do I need to be on campus?

Freshmen and Transfer Students need to be on campus Saturday, August 22, 2020
Please consult the Opening Days (link at the top of the page) schedule for more details.

What do I do when I arrive?

Follow the Welch signs to the gym. You will check in with the Enrollment Department, Welch students and personnel will greet you and direct you to your dorm.

Mrs. Whitney Lute ( serves as Resident Director for the women’s residence hall.

Mr. Russell Houske ( serves as Resident Director for the men’s residence hall.

How do I request a roommate?

The information requested on the Roommate Questionnaire sent out by EMT needs to be filled out and returned to Welch. All requests will be sent to the Resident Directors. They will need to hear from both people who want to room together.

What do dorm rooms look like?

  • 2 students are in each room; 4 students in each suite
  • 2 rooms (4 students) share one toilet and stand-up shower
  • Each room (2 students) has its own sink
  • Each room is set up with 2 beds, 2 chairs, 2 desks, 2 closets and 1 chest of drawers (Upper classmen get the upper drawers.)
  • The carpeted area of the room is 11 ft. (the window wall) x 12 ft.
  • Each closet is 3.5 ft. wide; each desk is 2.5 ft. x 3.5 ft.

Which bed should I choose?

Upperclassmen are traditionally given first choice on bed selection.

What do I bring?

*Hint: Gallatin/Hendersonville has a variety to discount and name brand stores close to Welch College. It is best not to over buy before coming. If you are not sure about some items, we suggest waiting until you are settled to finish buying necessities here in Gallatin.

Room Basics

  • Bed linens – XL twin, blanket, and pillow
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Clothing and Toiletries (Bring clothes seasonally as closet space is limited (approximately 35” wide)
  • Hand sanitizer, masks, Lysol spray/alcohol wipes
  • Basic room supplies: desk lamps, alarm clock, hangers, waste baskets and liners
  • Laundry items: laundry bag, laundry basket, detergent, coins for washers and driers
  • Basic study supplies (pens, paper, notebooks, etc.)
  • Lawn Chair (for chapel on The Quad)

Optional Suggestions

  • Floor lamp
  • Mattress pad
  • Throw rug
  • Power strip
  • Desk chair (basic chair is provided)
  • Small book shelf
  • Radio, CD player (Rock, rap and similar music are prohibited at Welch)
  • Computer (All dorm rooms, student center, library, and other select locations are equipped with WiFi.)
  • Coffee pot, toaster (Not toaster over)
  • Iron (Optional: Ironing Board)
  • Cleaning supplies (broom/dust pan, mop, Windex, tub cleaner, etc.)
  • Closet curtain (A shower curtain works since there is no door on the closets) (NOTE:You may wish to wait until you arrive on campus to coordinate some of these purchases with your roommate.

*Consult the Resident Director for instructions concerning hanging things on walls. Nothing is to be hung on the doors.

What should I leave at home?

(Not an exhaustive list. If in doubt, please call ahead.)

    • Pets (except fish: 10-gallon tank limit)
    • use of tacks, nails, screws, or tape on walls (except Command TM Brand wall mounting strips)
    • microwaves, skillets, sandwich-makers, grills, hot plates, toaster ovens, heat lamps, halogen lamps, heaters
    • bar bells
    • additional room furniture
    • lightable items such as candles and incense
    • televisions, DVD players, or electronic media for similar purposes
    • fireworks
    • drum sets

NOTE: Firearms, ammunition, or other lethal devices, pellet guns, air-soft guns, paintball guns, slingshots, water balloons, bows & arrows, machetes, swords, knives with blades more than four inches, or any other similar items are not permitted. With prior approval, these items may be brought by special permission from the Vice President for Student Services and stored out of the rooms according to his instructions.

Can I stay in the dorm over break or return early?

The only student allowed to stay on campus over break or return early are those participating in college essential programs or college essential personnel.

Is there a place to store personal items (including bikes) during summer break?

No. There are local businesses that offer some summer storage options. There are also storage units in the area that students lease for the summer. Students can rent together to cut costs.

What are the bathroom arrangements in the dorms?

As many as four may be sharing a bathroom (Bathroom accessories can be decided on when you arrive.)

Do I need insurance for my personal belongings?

Welch College suggests that students have insurance for their personal belongings. Check with your homeowner’s insurance agent to see if your possessions are already covered under your current policy. Ask Student Services for more details.

Are there laundry facilities on campus?

There are coin operated washers and dryers on campus. Washers and dryers are provided in each dorm for residents only. Washers: $1.00 per load; Dryers $.25 per load (Quarters only.)

What is my campus mailing address?

For Post Office Mail, UPS, or FedEx

Welch College
(Students name)
1045 Bison Trail
Gallatin, TN 37066

What are the requirements for having a vehicle on campus?

At registration, Student Services will need to have all of your car information (year, make, model, color, and license plate number) to register your car. You will be assigned a parking zone and given a parking sticker to display on your back windshield. Liability insurance is required for all vehicles.

Only one vehicle per student is allowed. Do not bring any other items that require storage on Welch College grounds (i.e. boats, campers, etc.)

I have a motorcycle. Can I bring it?

No. Motorcycles, scooters, or motorized bikes are not allowed for Welch College students.

I have a non-motorized bicycle. Can I bring it?

Yes. Welch College has limited space provided outside each dorm for securing your bicycle with a chain and lock. Bicycles storage in the dorm is prohibited.


Who is allowed to live off campus?

Single students must live on campus unless they meet at least one of the following approved exceptions*:

  • Live with parents
  • Live with grandparents
  • 25 years of age or older at the beginning of the semester for which a student requests permission
  • Served at least 6 years in the military (full-time)
  • Already received a B.S. / B.A.
  • Take six (6) hours or less on campus during the semester for which a student requests permission (fall and spring semesters)
  • Starting sixth year as a full-time student (must produce official transcripts showing ten completed semesters of full-time course work).

*This arrangement is only considered approved after the student has received prior written permission from the Vice President for Student Services and is subject for review at any time.

Does the college provide a meal plan option for commuting students?

Commuter student meal plans are available. To find out more details about these plans email Zach Randall, our food services director.

Are there laundry facilities available on campus for commuter students?

There are numerous commercial facilities near the campus. However, the laundry facilities in the dorms are not for commuter student use.

Will I have a mailbox on campus? If so, what will my mailing address be?

Although mailboxes are not installed as of yet, commuters may pick up their mail at West End (gym) and dorm students have their mail delivered to their specific dorms. Once the mailboxes are installed, commuters will have a mailbox. Questions regarding the mailboxes may be directed to the office of Student Services.

You may receive mail at:
Welch College
(Your Name)
1045 Bison Trail
Gallatin, TN 37066.

Mail for Adult Degree Program (ADP) students may also be picked up at West End (gym.)

Do I need to register my car?

At registration, Student Services will need to have all of your car information (year, make, model, color, and license plate number) to register your car. You will receive a parking sticker to place on your back windshield and assigned a zone to park in.

Liability insurance is required for all vehicles.

Where do I park on campus?

You are welcome to park in the back parking area of the women’s residence hall by the ditch. You will need to have a parking pass on your vehicle which you will receive during registration.

Is WIFI available on campus?

Welch does provide password protected WIFI on campus.


Is my health insurance good in Tennessee?

You will need to check with your provider to find out what facilities will be covered.

Should I bring a copy of my insurance card?

Yes. Be sure and have a copy for yourself also.

Is accident insurance available?

All students are assigned a supplemental accidental insurance policy at registration.

Am I required to have health insurance?

No, health insurance is not required.

Does the college provide information about purchasing a basic health insurance policy?

We do not provide information on health insurance at this time.

We’re here to help.

Debbie Mouser
Director of Recruitment
Phone: 615-675-5303
Fax: 615-296-0400

Angie Edgmon
Financial Aid Coordinator
Call: 615-675-5278
Fax: 615-296-0400

Office of the Registrar
Call: 615-675-5260
Fax: 615-296-0400