FAQ for Students
Students have lots of questions when considering making on-campus housing part of
their college career. Check out the list below to get some answers.
Why should I live somewhere with a bunch of rules?
While the Residence Hall does have rules, they certainly are not set up to make sure
you don't have a good time! As a resident, you have the right to a safe, clean and
well-maintained Residence Hall. So the rules we set up help provide an environment
that allows you to concentrate on your academic success, as well as your social pursuits.
We encourage you to learn about yourself and make adult choices in your new community,
while also taking the responsibility to make positive choices for both yourself and
those living around you.
What can I bring to the Residence Hall?
Please review the What to Bring List
detailing several ideas of what and what not to bring to the Residence Hall. Furniture
provided in each bedroom includes two extra-long twin beds, two desks and chairs,
and two four-drawer bureaus, while the suite common area has a table and chairs, a
small couch and coffee table. We suggest contacting your future suitemates to see
who is bringing what; that way you don't end up with doubles of shared items like
televisions, refrigerators, etc. Also, we suggest you don't bring more than you think
you'll absolutely need when you first move in. After all, you can always bring more
stuff!Is alcohol permitted in the Residence Hall?
No. The Residence Hall is part of a dry campus, including residents who are 21 and
older. Likewise, illegal drugs, tobacco, and vaporizers are not allowed in the Residence
Hall.Can I stay in the Residence Hall over any official LCCC break periods?
Yes and no. Residents may stay in the Residence Hall during Thanksgiving Break and
Spring Break at $10 per night. However, the Residence Hall is closed for the duration
of Winter Break. While we are open during Thanksgiving Break and Spring Break, we
encourage residents to take a break from the Residence Hall and relax somewhere off
How can I get involved in the Residence Hall?
The Residence Hall Council works together with the Residence Life staff to organize
programs and events in the Residence Hall. Elections are held at the beginning of
the academic year, and they are always open to new ideas, whether you're on the council
How much does it cost to live in the Residence Hall for one academic year?
How does the meal plan work?
Meal plans are included in the cost of the Residence Hall and are not optional. Residents
are issued a student ID card, on which the meal card is loaded each semester. You
will be given a certain number of "all you can eat" meals per week plus a number of
"flex" dollars that can be spent on grab and go items. Click here for rates and more information.
Can I have guests visit?
Of course! Guests are welcomed in the Residence Hall, provided they are escorted by
a resident at all times.
When will I hear from housing? I have sent in my housing application and $100 deposit.
Emails go out in early June to new, incoming students letting you know if you have
a space reserved. Assignment packets are mailed out mid-July.
What is "open housing"?
Open housing refers to a housing option in which two or more students mutually agree
to share a multiple-occupancy bedroom or suite without regard to the gender expression
of the individuals living in the room or suite. Open housing provides options for
a variety of students: those who feel uncomfortable rooming with members of the same
sex, transgender students in the process of discovering their gender identity, students
who feel they would be more compatible with a roommate of a different sex or gender,
married couples, and students who do not want sex or gender be a primary factor in
choosing a roommate. Please note: Students will only be allowed to live in an open-housing
environment if they select this option, otherwise students will be placed in a room
with a student of the same sex.
Still have a question about on-campus housing? Please contact us!