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The mission of Campus Life at JCC is to design and promote out of classroom opportunities, experiences, and services for students that will allow for academic, personal, and professional development. Collaborative campus life programming at JCC allows students to participate in a variety of co-curricular and social options that support the mission of the college, complement academic programs, and enhance their overall educational experience.

Campus Life Offices

The campus life offices on the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses coordinate leadership development opportunities, service projects, and a variety of student activities and events each semester in collaboration with the Campus Activity Board and other campus partners. The college-wide student activity hour (Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1:15 p.m.) enables JCC students to participate in these activities, which include guest speakers, comedians, musicians, poets, intramural sports and college-wide traditions. In addition, clubs and student organizations often hold meetings and host campus activities during activity hour.

Dining and Vending Services

FSA partners with food service companies to provide a variety of breakfast items, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, soup, and full hot meals that are both nutritional and pleasing to the palate. Food service hours vary by campus; each location accepts cash or credit cards. The Jamestown and Cattaraugus campuses offer meal plans as well as debit card programs. 

For additional meal plan information, visit the campus store or dining page. Vending machines, available on all campuses, accept coins and dollar bills. Some machines accept credit cards.


New and transfer students are invited to participate in summer orientation prior to each fall semester. Participating in an orientation session helps ease new students’ transition into collegiate academic and co-curricular life through interactive activities designed to help new students meet each other and become familiar with resources, technology, and the campus overall. Emphasis is placed on building connections, learning about the college culture, and understanding JCC’s expectations.

Residential Life

JCC has three residence halls located on the Jamestown Campus. Hillside Suites provide housing for 340 students, and include suite style living and accommodations for students with disabilities. Each fully furnished suite consists of four or fi ve bedrooms, a common kitchen with dining area, common living space, and two bathrooms. Most bathrooms have a separate vanity area and bathroom/shower space. All bedrooms and common living areas within the suites are equipped for cable television and wireless Internet.

Utilities are included with the cost of the suites and residents are able to control their own heat and air conditioning within each suite.

Each building provides free laundry, vending machines, and recycling areas and features a common space for activities. Hillside Suites are alcohol-, drug-, and tobacco-free. Each building has secure access as well as live-in professional and para-professional staff members who provide support and unique opportunities that enrich residential students’ experiences. Through personal interaction, programming, and connectivity to campus resources, staff members provide opportunities that develop citizenship and personal growth for the members of the residential community. As students pursue academic challenges they can also avail themselves of many support services, social activities, physical education facilities, and performances in close proximity to Hillside Suites. 

Student Responsibility and Expectations

JCC is committed to creating and maintaining an effective community of learners in which all can grow and develop. We look forward to interacting with you in a civil and respectful classroom environment that encourages dialogue, supports the acquisition of knowledge, and assists all students in meeting their academic and personal goals.

Student Constitution: Students who enroll at JCC do so with the understanding that they have accepted the responsibilities for proper conduct both in and out of the classroom. The student constitution addresses two key areas in which students have important responsibilities:

  • Academic Integrity: Providing an atmosphere that promotes honesty and free exchange of ideas is the essence of academic integrity. As members of the college community, students have an obligation to uphold high intellectual and ethical standards. Academic integrity includes adherence to codes of ethical behavior associated with all areas of study including specialized environments such as internships, fieldwork, and cooperative and clinical experiences. Students who violate the college’s policies on academic integrity will be subject to discipline by members of the college community.
  • Student Conduct: When the actions of students hinder the academic life of students or the ability of the college to achieve its educational purposes, students will be subject to discipline by members of the college community.
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