Residence Life FAQ

Do you have questions that are not listed below? Please email us at reslife@columbiasc.edu!

First Year/Prospective Students

When can New/Incoming Residents move in for the 2016-2017 year?
Will my parents be able to spend the night on the day of check in?
How do I request more information about housing on campus and a housing application?
When will I be notified about my room assignment?
How are room and roommate assignments made?
How big are the rooms in my residence hall?
What items should I bring when I move on campus and how should I pack?
How are McNair Hall rooms furnished?
May I have a loft bed?
Do First Year and Second Year students have the option of living off campus if so desired?
Do students require Insurance?

Current Students

When can Returning/Current Residents move in for the 2016/2017 year?
How can I apply to become a Resident Assistant or Desk Assistant?
Can a room switch be made after check in?
Do students require Insurance?
How are Upperclass rooms furnished?
May I have a loft bed?
How big are the rooms in the residence halls?

Living on Campus

How will I receive mail and packages on campus?
Can students cook in the residence halls?
What appliances are permitted in the residence halls?
What appliances/items are not permitted in the residence halls?
How many people share a bathroom in the residence halls?
Will I have a campus email address?
Are students required to purchase a meal plan? What are the dining options on Campus?
What if I need special accommodations?
Do the residence halls stay open during official breaks?
Can I work on campus?
Where can I type my papers if I do not have a personal computer?
How can I get involved in the Columbia College community?
When is the McNair Fitness Center Open?
What if roommates don’t get along?
Who do I talk with if I have a problem in my residence hall?

Policies and Procedures *Please see the Women’s College Student Handbook for more detailed listings of our policies*

Are pets allowed in the residence halls?
What is Columbia College’s policy on alcohol?
Can I bring a car to campus?
May I have guests in my residence hall room?
How can friends and family visit me in my residence hall?
Do I have to sign in all my guests?
What are the visiting hours for each residence hall?
Do the residence halls have curfews?
Can I smoke in my room or residence hall?
Can I babysit or have minors in my residence hall?
When are quiet hours?
Are halogen lamps allowed in the residence halls?
Can I burn candles in my room?

Facilities/IT

Is phone service provided by the College?
Is cable television available in the residence halls?
Can I bring my computer and is my room wired for computer connections?
Who is responsible for the safety of my computer files on the campus network?
Are there facilities for washing and drying my clothes?
What housekeeping services are offered in the halls?
How do I submit a work order for something in my room?

Campus/Residence Hall Safety

What safety precautions does Residence Life take in the residence halls?
Do I need a key to get into my residence hall?


First Year/Prospective Students

When can New/Incoming Residents move in for the 2016-2017 year?

McNair Hall opens on Friday, August 26, 2016 for all New/Incoming students participating in New Student Orientation. Students may check in at Edens Library from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM that day. New/Incoming Residents may move in between 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Guests and students will be directed on where to park while checking in at Edens Library as well as McNair Hall. It is important that anyone driving a vehicle be aware of CCPD and staff instructions for parking on Move In day.

First Year Move In day can be a very busy day, but don’t worry – We are here to help you! Our Helping Hands Crew will be available to assist in the moving experience. Our faculty, staff, and student volunteers will be waiting at the residence hall when you pull up to assist you in unloading your vehicle. Residence hall staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have upon your arrival.

Students must check in during the times listed and will not be able to check in with an RA after hours.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN AND RECEIVE A KEY BEFORE OCCUPYING A ROOM.

Transfer students who will be participating in New Student Orientation may check-in and move into the residence hall on Friday, August 26, 2016. Transfer students who will not be participating in New Student Orientation may check-in and move into the residence halls on Sunday, August 28th between 1 PM and 3 PM in Edens Library, or Monday, August 29th, starting at 8:00 PM in Edens Library.

Will my parents be able to spend the night on the day of check in?

All guest visitation is prohibited beginning at 7:00 PM on August 26th. Visitation and guests will be prohibited for all students through the first day of classes.

How do I request more information about housing on campus and a housing application?

Fall 2016 Housing Applications and Contracts for incoming students will be made available at New Student Orientation days in June. Housing applications and Contracts will also be made available after New Student Orientation has taken place, for students unable to attend, through the Office of Residence Life and their Admissions Counselor.

If you would like additional information, you may call the Residence Life Office at 803-786-3602 or email us at reslife@columbiasc.edu. You can also check back on our website for more information as it becomes available.

When will I be notified about my room assignment?

Room and roommate assignments for the fall term are generally mailed, and emailed to students’ CC email accounts, by early-July. Room and roommate assignments can also be found on Koala Connection by early-July.

How are room and roommate assignments made?

All room assignments and roommate placements are based on the information provided on your housing application. To increase the chances of roommate pairing, it is required that both applicants include their preferred roommate’s name on their housing applications. While we do our best to accommodate everyone’s preferences on their applications we do so by space availability.

How big are the rooms in my residence hall?

Residence hall room measurements, along with pictures, can be located on our Campus Housing page!

What items should I bring when I move on campus and how should I pack?

For an extensive list of items to bring when you move in please see our Packing List!

Linens are not provided, so you’ll want to bring your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets and pillows. The Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Office of Residence Life and Housing sponsor the sale of linens for all students through Our Campus Market/Residence Hall Linens. For more details please see http://www.ocm.com/ or http://www.rhl.org or contact the Office of Residence Life & Housing for more details.

It is important to coordinate with your roommate on who will be bringing what items, such as appliances, cleaning supplies, television, stereo equipment, rugs, and decor items. You should check with your roommate to avoid duplication of such items.

When packing your belongings it is important to tag your items with your name and room number. This will help our Helping Hands Crew when they are unloading your items and taking them to your room on Move In day!

How are McNair Hall rooms furnished?

All McNair residence hall rooms are equipped with two beds, two standard twin sized mattresses, two dressers, two desks, two desk chairs, and two closet spaces (Closets do not have doors). All McNair residence hall rooms also share a bathroom space with another room.
All room furniture must remain in the room at all times.

May I have a loft bed?

Lofts are not permitted in the residence halls.

All room beds can be raised 40.5” off the ground using the existing furniture structure, however they cannot be raised higher than this. We also do not permit bed risers for safety purposes, as well as to prevent damage to the residence hall furniture.

All room furniture must remain in the room at all times.

Do First Year and Second Year students have the option of living off campus, if so desired?

A student is required to live on campus during the first two years of enrollment at Columbia College (with the exception of transfer students). Incoming transfer students will be required to reside on campus only if their credit hours qualify them as first or second year students. Exceptions to this policy must be requested in writing and will be reviewed and approved by the Director of Residence Life and Housing and/or a committee. A form requesting an exemption to this requirement is available through the Office of Residence Life and Housing and must be completed following the dates established by that office.

Any student that meets this requirement but does not have an assigned housing space or an approved exemption form by the week prior to the start of classes in the fall and spring semesters will be given a residence hall assigned space and the appropriate housing and board fees will be added to the student’s account accordingly. All students that are required to reside on campus, except students approved for an exemption by the Office of Residence Life and Housing, will be charged for room and board for the upcoming academic year.

Do students require Insurance?

While measures are taken to ensure safety and protection of personal property, the College cannot be held responsible for theft, destruction, or loss of property belonging to or in the custody of students. It is advisable to carry personal property insurance. The College suggests that students check with their parent or guardian’s home owners insurance to see if that policy will cover any losses while the student is living in the residence halls. Students may also contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing to obtain a brochure regarding purchasing personal property insurance from an outside vendor not affiliated with Columbia College.



Current Students

When can Returning/Current Residents move in for the 2016/2017 year?

The Residence Halls will officially open for returning students on Sunday, August 28th at 1:00pm. Check-in will be from 1:00-3:00pm that day in Edens Library. Please make sure to check-in first before heading to your hall. There will NOT be staff available to check you in after 3:00pm on Sunday and you will have to wait until Monday morning to check in and gain access to your room if you arrive after this time.

Returning/Current residents may also check into their residence hall spaces on Monday, August 29th in Edens Library between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, as well as in the Office of Residence Life between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Returning/Current residents may check into their residence hall spaces on Tuesday, August 30th in the Office of Residence Life and Housing between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Students must check in during the times listed and will not be able to check in with an RA after hours.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN AND RECEIVE A KEY BEFORE OCCUPYING A ROOM.

If you are a returning student and need to move in before this time, please contact the Residence Life Office to request permission to arrive early (there is an early arrival fee).

How can I apply to become a Resident Assistant or Desk Assistant?

The application process to become a Resident Assistant (RA) begins early in the Spring semester each year. All students wishing to become a Resident Assistant should attend one of the mandatory information sessions for more information.

You may also speak with your Resident Assistant, Area Coordinator, or other Residence Life staff member about becoming a Resident Assistant and what to expect.

To apply for a Desk Assistant application you must contact the Area Coordinator for McNair Hall, Amanda Williams (awilliams@columbiasc.edu) to obtain an application and instructions on completing your application. Desk Assistant applications are welcome throughout the course of the academic year, but will be widely advertised in the Spring semester for the upcoming academic year’s staff.

Can a room switch be made after check in?

There will be a one week period during the third week of the fall and spring semesters during which students may request a room change for any reason. This process is known as Open Room Change. A room change request form will be available in the Office of Residence Life and Housing for this purpose. During any other time in the year, students will be asked to talk with their Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator/Assistant Area Coordinator about their reasons for wanting to make a room change request. If there is a roommate concern, the student will be asked to work with the Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator in an attempt to remedy the roommate concern. Only those situations which may result in health or safety concerns, an extreme discomfort, or situations which have been discussed previously with an Area Coordinator and for which a solution has not been found will be approved for a room change.

Information regarding Open Room Change will be advertised in advance.

Do students require Insurance?

While measures are taken to ensure safety and protection of personal property, the College cannot be held responsible for theft, destruction, or loss of property belonging to or in the custody of students. It is advisable to carry personal property insurance. The College suggests that students check with their parent or guardian’s home owners insurance to see if that policy will cover any losses while the student is living in the residence halls. Students may also contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing to obtain a brochure regarding purchasing personal property insurance from an outside vendor not affiliated with Columbia College.

How are Upperclass rooms furnished?

All Upperclass residence hall rooms are equipped with two beds, two mattresses, two dressers, two desks, two desk chairs, and two closet spaces. All Upperclass residence hall rooms also share a bathroom space with another room. Mirse, Wesley, and Hudson residence hall rooms will also come equipped with one nightstand.

All room furniture must remain in the room at all times.

May I have a loft bed?

Lofts are not permitted in the residence halls.

All room beds can be raised 40.5” off the ground using the existing furniture structure, however they cannot be raised higher than this. We also do not permit bed risers for safety purposes, as well as to prevent damage to the residence hall furniture.

All room furniture must remain in the room at all times.

How big are the rooms in the residence halls?

Please see our Campus Housing page for more information!


Living on Campus

How will I receive mail and packages on campus?

United States mail is delivered to the Columbia College Post Office in the Harrelson Student Center. Address U.S. mail to:

Student’s Name
MSC MailBox #
1301 Columbia College Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

Letter and package deliveries from United Parcel Service, Federal Express, Express Mail, and other delivery companies also are made to the Columbia College Post Office in the Harrelson Student Center.

Deliveries from florists can be made to the Campus Post Office. If flower deliveries are made to the hall, the desk worker will direct the florist to the Campus Post Office. The address for deliveries of this nature is:

Student’s Name
MSC Mailbox #
1301 Columbia College Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

Food deliveries are made only to the main door of the residence hall where vendors must be met by the receiving student. Food delivery personnel are not permitted into the residence hall and must be met outside.

Can students cook in the residence halls?

Kitchen facilities are provided in every residence hall for resident use. Cooking is permitted in the residence hall kitchens. However, grease frying of any food items is not allowed in the residence halls. We ask that students be mindful of food while cooking and do not leave the area while the kitchen is in use.

What appliances are permitted in the residence halls?

Due to safety concerns and the desire to provide the most efficient power sources for residents, students are required to meet the following conditions:
• A U.L. approved power strip, with a built-in 1.5 amp or less circuit breaker and on/off switch should be used.
• All appliances must be on a 110 volt current rating and must be U.L. approved.
• No more than two power strips may be used in any residence hall room (U.L. approved surge protectors or power strips with surge protectors are encouraged.).
• Extension cords and multiple plug outlets/outlet extenders are prohibited.
• Power strips and surge protectors may not be plugged into other power strips.
• Splitters of any type or devices designed to manipulate the original supply (power, cable, or Ethernet) are not allowed.

The following appliances are allowed in the residence halls:
• Small microwaves not to exceed starting amps of 14 and running amps of 7.6.
• Refrigerators no larger than 5 cubic feet and 12 running amps.
• Irons with automatic shut-off are permitted but should be used with caution.
• Blenders, crock pots, lava lamps, and small coffee pots with automatic shut-off. This includes single serve coffee makers.
• George Foreman type grills to only be used in the kitchen areas.

For more information on what to bring to campus please see our current Packing List!

What appliances/items are not permitted in the residence halls?

The following appliances are not allowed in the residence halls:
• Routers of any type.
• Sun/heat lamps and candle warmers/hotplates /wax warmers.
• Space heaters (unless provided by Facilities Management upon emergency).
• Ceiling fans.
• Personal air conditioners.
• Electric blankets.
• Cooking appliances (broiler/toaster ovens, toasters, hot plates, pressure cookers, convection cooking items, etc.).
• Halogen lamps and lightbulbs of any type.
• Paper lanterns or lamps.
• In general, appliances with an open coil or heating unit or appliances that are hot to the touch are not allowed.

If you are unsure whether or not an appliance is allowed, ask your Resident Assistant or Area Coordinator/Assistant Area Coordinator before bringing the item into the residence hall. If appliances that are prohibited in the residence halls are found in a student’s room, the violation will be documented and the student will be asked to remove the item from the residence hall within a given amount of time. The staff does reserve the right to confiscate the prohibited item(s) and store or properly dispose of the item.

For more information on what not to bring to campus please see our current Packing List!

How many people share a bathroom in the residence halls?

The majority of the residence hall rooms include four people in a suite. A suite is two double rooms connected by one bathroom, resulting in four people sharing one bathroom.

Will I have a campus email address?

Yes. All students are assigned a campus email address that is utilized by faculty, staff, and other students on campus. All students are encouraged to access and use their campus email address. Please direct all questions concerning your campus email address to our IT Department for more information.

Are students required to purchase a meal plan? What are the dining options on Campus?

All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan from the College. All first year students must sign up for the 21 meals a week plan. Upperclass residents have a choice of a 21 or 15 meal plan. The 10 meal plan is available to seniors only. Seniors may also select a 21 or 15 meal plan. Commuter students may purchase a 5 or 10 meal plan.

The Student Union Dining hall is open for 3 meals every day. The Terrace Cafe’ offers specialty Starbucks beverages, sandwiches, and snacks and is open only on weekdays.

For more information on Dining Services, Koala Bucks, and Hours of Operations please visit Sodexo’s main page.

What if I need special accommodations?

Residence Life assists students with varying physical and special medical needs in determining housing that is most suitable for them. You will find a section on your residence application to supply information which would be helpful in determining your housing placement while promoting your success at Columbia College. If your accommodation needs are more specific please reach out to Ms. Chante Clarkson, Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Advising, and the Director of Residence Life and Housing for more information.

Do the residence halls stay open during official breaks?

The residence halls are closed during the breaks at the end of each semester. Students are required to vacate the halls at Thanksgiving and the end of the Fall semester and during Spring Break. Although students are not allowed in the buildings during the breaks, they are not required to remove their belongings from their rooms.

There is an application process for students needing to stay in the residence halls over breaks. Please look for more information, provided one to two weeks in advance of breaks.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing also provides summer housing.

Can I work on campus?

Yes. Work study and part time jobs are available on campus. Students interested in on-campus employment opportunities should contact the Student Employment Office located on the second floor of the Allison Building, or call 803-786-3883.

The Office of Residence Life does hire student workers as Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants each year. Please be aware of advertising in the Spring semester for more information, or contact a member of the Residence Life staff.

Where can I type my papers if I do not have a personal computer?

Computer labs are located in the Breed Leadership Center and the Bush Science Center. The computer labs are available for student use 24 hours a day, unless there is a class being held in the lab. The computer lab in Edens Library is available only during operating hours.

How can I get involved in the Columbia College community?

There are many opportunities for students to get involved with activities and organizations on campus. Early in the academic year, the Student Activities fair offers excellent opportunities. For more information about clubs and organizations, visit the Student Activities office in the Student Union Basement.

When is the McNair Fitness Center Open?

The McNair Fitness Center, which is located in the basement of McNair Hall, is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All residential students of the College may use the McNair Fitness Center while classes are in session and must sign into McNair Hall with the Front Desk Assistant in order to gain entrance to McNair Hall. The McNair Fitness Center is operated by Desk Assistant Staff who are required to check all student IDs to verify each student requesting to use the Fitness Center has completed the orientation process at Godbold Gym. Students without proof they have completed the orientation may not use the McNair Fitness Center.

What if roommates don’t get along?

Each resident brings with her a different set of expectations. To encourage open communication, all residents discuss and sign a roommate agreement at the beginning of the fall term and any time there is a change in residence status in the room. Understanding one another’s expectations and deciding on room parameters early on is an important first step in avoiding problems.

When roommates have difficulty with one another, we first suggest they talk about their problem. If they are unable to resolve the situation, they should contact their Resident Assistant. Each floor/hall has a Resident Assistant assigned in order to assist students in their transition and journey at Columbia College.

The Resident Assistant acts as a mediator to ensure that strong feelings do not hinder the process and that roommates follow the rules. Mediation is effective for sorting through extreme emotions in order to find a rational solution.

If mediation fails, the case is taken to the Area Coordinator (AC) for their area (AC for McNair-located in the lobby of McNair Hall; AC for Upperclass- Located on the first floor of Wesley Hall) and/or Director of Residence Life. A decision then is reached which may result in one or both roommates moving to another room.

Who do I talk with if I have a problem in my residence hall?

Each residence hall has multiple residence life staff members living & working in each hall, the Resident Assistant and the Area Coordinator.

For more information on who works in the Office of Residence Life and Housing and how they can assist you please see our About Us page!


Policies and Procedures *Please see the Women’s College Student Handbook, which is located through our Dean of Students Office for more detailed listings of our policies*

Are pets allowed in the residence halls?

The only pets allowed in the residence halls are fish in tanks no larger than 10 gallons. For questions pertaining to Service Animals or Emotional Support Animals, please contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing, Bonnie Brackett (bbrackett@columbiasc.edu).

What is Columbia College’s policy on alcohol?

According to College policy, alcohol, alcohol containers, and alcohol paraphernalia are not allowed on campus.

Can I bring a car to campus?

Yes. However parking is limited. If you plan to bring a car to campus, be prepared to park some distance from your residence hall. You also must have a parking decal to park on campus. For more information about obtaining a parking decal, contact the Columbia College Police Department at 803-786-3343.

May I have guests in my residence hall room?

Guests are permitted in the residence halls only at the request of residents, who then become responsible for their visitors’ conduct. All guests must be signed in by their host and abide by College and hall regulations applicable to the resident host. A student may only host up to 4 guests at a time, 2 of which may be male.

Guests of the same gender as the resident host may stay overnight in student rooms provided that each resident of the room to be used gives her permission and the Area Coordinator is notified using the Overnight Guest Procedure. Same gender guests may not stay in College housing for more than two consecutive days except by permission of the Area Coordinator.

Guests of the opposite sex are permitted to visit during posted visitation hours, but are not allowed to stay overnight (with the exception of Hudson and the Cottages on weekends only).

How can friends and family visit me in my residence hall?

Because of the College’s commitment to campus safety, guests are not allowed to wait for a student in their room if they are not present or walk past the main lobby without their host student. Guests may wait in the lobby, however Desk Assistants are not permitted to open the residence hall doors of that building.

Students are responsible for greeting their guests in the lobby upon the guests’ arrival. All guests are required to provide photo identification and be signed in at the front desk with their host student.

CC students may visit other student’s residence halls, but must be signed in at the front desk. All CC students are required to provide their CC ID to the desk assistant prior to being signed into the residence hall.

Residents may only host up to 4 guests at a time, only two of which may be male.

Do I have to sign in all my guests?

Yes. All guests (male and female) must show a picture ID to the Desk Assistant in order to be signed in. Guest’s without photo identification are not permitted in the residence halls.

What are the visiting hours for each residence hall?

McNair First Year Living and Learning Center
Sunday through Thursday: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Mirse Hall, Wesley Hall, and McNair Upper Class Students
7 Days a Week: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Knox, Kneece, and Hudson Hall
7 Days a week 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.; Male guests may stay overnight in Hudson, Kneece, and Knox Friday through Monday at 2 a.m. All visitation and overnight policies must be followed.

Do the residence halls have curfews?

No. Each residence hall has visitation hours, but there are no curfews.

Can I smoke in my room or residence hall?

Columbia College is a smoke-free campus. Individuals wishing to smoke may do so inside of a vehicle located in Parking lots A through H. In addition, a space behind Cottingham Theatre has been designated for students to use as an alternative to smoking on the streets around campus.

All smokers are expected to use caution when smoking inside a vehicle located on campus grounds due to the fire hazard involved and to properly dispose of all cigarette butts and other trash. Electronic cigarettes are also subject to the smoking policy.

Can I babysit in my residence hall?

No. Babysitting is not allowed in the residence halls. Minors (anyone under the age of 18) visiting the residence halls must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian if not accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times. When possible, the minor must also keep a form of photo identification on them at all times.

When are quiet hours?

Campus quiet hours are:
Sunday – Thursday 9pm – 7am
Friday – Saturday 12am – 9am
Courtesy Hours are 24/7

Are halogen lamps allowed in the residence halls?

No. Halogen lamps are not allowed in the residence halls because they pose a fire hazard.

Can I burn candles in my room?

No. Because of the risk of fire, burning of candles and incense, as well as unlit candles, are not allowed in your room or in your residence hall.


Facilities/IT

Is phone service provided by the College?

Residence hall rooms are wired to allow students who request telephone service to have a phone with voicemail capacity for two students. Resident students who request a phone are expected (and required) to set-up a voicemail greeting and check their voicemail regularly. Exhaustive directions for using the College phones are available from the IT department.

All phone problems should be reported directly to the IT Department using the Help Desk (803-786-3007) or by submitting a work request on the CC IT website.

Is cable television available in the residence halls?

All residence hall rooms are equipped to receive basic cable TV service. Basic cable is provided free by the College and available in all rooms and tv lounges. Residents must bring a coaxial cable cord to access cable service.

We have made some improvements and changes to our cable TV options in the halls! However, these news changes do mean that some older model TVs may not be able to pick up all of the HD channels provided on campus. If your TV does not have a QAM Tuner, you may want to consider changing out your TV over the summer. Older models will still work but may not pick up every channel that is offered on campus. Check your TV’s instructions manual or look up your TV model/make online to see if your TV has a QAM Tuner. We also have more specific information in the Residence Life office if you have further questions.

Can I bring my computer and is my room wired for computer connections?

Many students bring their personal computers to campus. All residence hall rooms are equipped to utilize wired and wireless connections to the campus network and the Internet.

To use your computer with a wired connection, it needs to be equipped with an ethernet card already installed and ready to connect to the wall jacks available in your room. Computers capable of wireless internet will need to pick up a wireless code from Information Technology Services on move-in day. You can also contact Information Technology Services at 803-786-3007

Who is responsible for the safety of my computer files on the campus network?

You are responsible for ensuring that others cannot access your information on the campus network. Every student, faculty and staff member is required to read and accept the College’s computer policy. Tampering with and unlawfully accessing someone else’s computer files is a felony offense.

Are there facilities for washing and drying my clothes?

Each residence hall (with the exception of Mirse and Wesley, which share a laundry facility) has laundry facilities for resident student use. Laundry rooms are only for the use of resident students living on campus. All laundry facilities on campus do not require out-of pocket change. Students should bring their own laundry detergent and fabric softener as these items are not provided.

What housekeeping services are offered in the halls?

While we do not offer housekeeping services, our team of custodians take special care of each of the residence hall community spaces which includes lobbies, lounges, hallways, and public restrooms. We hold our students to high expectations when using the community spaces. All students are expected to respect the community members and spaces so all can enjoy!

How do I submit a work order for something in my room?

All Resident Assistants and Area Coordinators have the capabilities to submit service requests for any concern students may have in their rooms (i.e. light bulb burnt out, leaky faucet, etc.). Residents may provide a detailed description to their Resident Assistant, or the Area Coordinator if their Resident Assistant is unavailable, and the information will be directed to our Facilities Management team regarding the concern.

In the event of an emergency, we encourage student to reach out to their Resident Assistant, or the Resident Assistant On Call in their area, so the concern can be addressed promptly and efficiently.


Campus/Residence Hall Safety

What safety precautions does Residence Life take in the residence halls?

Each of our Residence Halls has electronic card access designated for each students assigned residence hall. The residential student can only access their own residence hall with their specified ID card for safety purposes. All main doors to the residence halls automatically lock and can only be opened from the outside with the use of an authorized ID card. All entrance doors will be locked 24 hours a day. Fire doors are clearly labeled and alarmed and are not to be used, except in an emergency. Any individual found responsible for using or tampering with a fire door will face judicial action.

All of our residence hall front desks are staffed with student workers, Desk Assistants. The Desk Assistant oversees the sign in/sign out process for all guests, CC- Students and Non-CC visitors, of the residence halls. For the safety of all residents, unauthorized persons should not be allowed entrance into any residential facility. All visitors must be greeted and signed in at the front desk by the hosting student and escorted at all times.

We also maintain an On Call system for emergencies outside of normal office hours. On Call numbers and schedules are posted in designated residence halls for student use. Resident Assistants serving On Call perform regular rounds of their assigned building to build community, remain present and available within the building, while also maintaining the security of residents.

Do I need a key to get into my residence hall?

No. Each student receives an identification card at the beginning of the school year, which serves as access to their residence hall and meal card. If this identification card is lost, the student can purchase another ID through CCPD.

You will need a key to enter your residence hall room. This key is provided during check-in at the beginning of the year and is your responsibility throughout the year. If this key is lost, the student must report and purchase a new key through the Office of Residence Life.


 

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