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The Office of Residence Life is committed to providing quality on-campus living for 340 residents. We are currently at capacity in our residence halls and working from a waitlist for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Office of Residence Life is still accepting applications in the event that there is fluctuation in room assignments. Those rooms will be filled from the waitlist, on a first come, first served basis. In the event that you have made a deposit and are not offered a room assignment, there are some options for that to be applied to your account, or moved to the spring semester. Please contact the Office of Residence Life for details at 716.338.1188.

Letters will be mailed this week. Please check out our move-in information and make sure that you are ready for Move-In Day. Please read the rules and regulations prior to August 23, 2014, as you will be asked to sign that you have read them upon receiving your keys. If you have not received a letter by Monday, August 11, please contact our office at 716.338.1188.

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Information for Students

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JCC’s residence halls add an exciting dimension to the collegiate experience. We feature on-campus living for 340 students. Our suite style living includes four or five fully furnished bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining area, and two full bathrooms. Suites contain primarily single bedrooms, with a limited amount of double bedrooms available.

Contact

Contact Residence Life:
E-mail
Phone: 716.338.1188/Toll free: 800.388.8557 ext. 1188

Contact Admissions:
E-mail
Phone: 716.338.1001/Toll free: 800.388.8557 ext. 1001

Two students walking outside the Hillside Suites Residence Halls

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What is the cost of living on campus?

It is important to understand that the housing application and license is for an entire academic year. Currently the price for a single room for the academic year is at a cost of $7,280, with $3,640 due at the beginning of each semester. Limited double room accommodations are available at a cost of $6,500 per academic year, with $3,250 due at the beginning of each semester. Our residence halls are all fully furnished suite style accommodations, which include four or five bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining room and living area, and two bathrooms. Wireless internet and cable are also included in the price.

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How many students live on campus?

Jamestown Community College, Jamestown Campus, is a residential campus that can accommodate up to 340 students.

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What is the style of the residence halls at JCC?

Jamestown Community College has three residence halls: Hillside Suites North, Hillside Suites South, and Hillside Suites West. The North and South buildings each accommodate 110 students and feature suite style living. Each fully furnished suite consists of four bedrooms, common kitchen and dining area, common living space, and two bathrooms. Most bathrooms have a separate vanity area and shower/toilet space. The West building accommodates 120 students with four and five bedroom fully furnished suites. Each suite will include either four or five single bedrooms, a common living area, dining room, and kitchen, as well as two bathrooms. Jamestown Community College is a dry and tobacco-free campus.

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How do I apply for housing at Jamestown Community College?

You can download a housing application. Fill out the housing application and either fax the form to the business office and then call the business office with a credit/debit card number to process, or mail it to the business office in Jamestown with a check for $200, made payable to Jamestown Community College. Please include a copy of your insurance information.
Jamestown Business Office Fax: 716.338.1454
Jamestown Business Office Phone: 716.338.1003 or 1.800.388.8557 ext. 1003

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Is health insurance required to live in the residence halls?

Health insurance is strongly recommended, but is not required to live in the halls. Please submit a copy of your health insurance information, if available, along with your $200 deposit to the business office. You may also mail it to the following address:
Office of Residence Life
P.O. Box 20
525 Falconer St.
Jamestown, NY 14701

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What if I don't have health insurance?

Health insurance is available through the business office at Jamestown Community College. Please contact the business office for more information. 716.338.1003 

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What is the difference between a single and a double room?

A single room is made to house one person. It contains one bed, one dresser, one desk and chair, one nightstand, and one closet. A double room is more than twice the size of a single room and is shared with someone else.  A double room has two beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two nightstands, and two closets.

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How are room assignments made?

Housing assignments are made on a first come, first served basis on the date the $200 deposit is made with the business office. The Residence Life Office will begin to house students in June. You will receive a letter in the mail letting you know if you have a room on campus, or if you are on a wait list. If you have made a $200 deposit, but have not received a letter by the third week of June, please call our office at 716.338.1188, or contact us by e-mail

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When will I know my room assignment and suitemate information?

Room assignments with suitemate information will be mailed out the first full week of August. If you do not receive a room assignment in the mail, please call our office at 716.338.1188, or contact us by e-mail

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When I received my assignment, there were four suite-mates listed in addition to my name. Why?

There are six suites in the North and South buildings that have a double room. This means that instead of having a four person suite, you will have a five person suite. All of the double rooms are as follows: 201A, 209D, 301A, 309D, 401A, and 409D. There are 13 suits in the West building building that have five people per suite, all with single bedrooms. Those suite numbers are as follow: 102, 201, 202, 208, 209, 301, 302, 308, 309, 401, 402, 408, and 409.

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What kind of safety precautions are being taken in the residence halls?

All of the buildings are equipped with electronic door access at the front entrance. This is the only entrance that can be used to gain access to any of the Hillside Suites buildings. Only residents of the building can use their JCC ID card to gain access to the building. Visitors must use the phone located inside the foyer to call the people they wish to visit to have them come down, open the door for them, and escort them while in the building. All of the residence halls employ Night Desk Attendants. These shifts run from midnight to 3 a.m. on the weekdays and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on the weekends. Each hall lobby has a camera that is monitored throughout the day by several staff members, and each residence hall has one live-in Resident Director and three Resident Assistants. Maintenance and cleaning staff also assist in the operation of the building throughout the day. 

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What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants (RA) are second year students who are hired by the Office of Residence Life to serve in leadership roles in the residence halls. Each residence hall has an RA assigned to each floor. The RAs work to create a sense of community within the residence halls through programming, helping students in need, and enforcing campus policies. They are the liaison between the students and the Residence Directors.

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What is a Residence Director?

Residence Directors (RD) are live-in professional staff that supervise the RAs in the buildings they oversee. In addition to supervising the RAs, RDs also oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence halls by acting as a liaison to the maintenance staff to report maintenance problems, and work with the Director of Residence Life to enforce campus and residence hall regulations.

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What furniture is included with the residence halls?

Kitchen: Full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, sink, cabinetry, countertops
Dining area: Table with chairs
Living area: Couch, armchair, end table, lamp, television stand, cable jack
Bedroom: Bed (twin XL) with bed frame, three drawer dresser, nightstand, desk, chair, lamp, blinds, cable jack
Bathroom: Sink, vanity, standing shower, shelving, toilet

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What size are the mattresses in the bedrooms?

The standard mattress is a twin XL that measures 36-by-80 inches. For extra comfort, students may want to bring foam egg crates or mattress covers.

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May I bring a microwave oven and a refrigerator?

Microwave ovens are permitted in the kitchen area of the suite only. They are not permitted in a student's bedroom. Please note that a refrigerator is not necessary, as there is a full refrigerator in the kitchen of the suite. However, students may have a mini-fridge in their bedroom. This mini-fridge must not exceed 4.5 cubic feet.

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Will I be allowed to hang items on the walls?

Students are permitted to hang tasteful items on the walls of their room. However, they cannot cover more than 10 percent of the wall space (per state fire codes). We suggest using tacky clay to hang items, or push pins. Absolutely NO NAILS. Do not place decals or adhesive plaques on doors, walls, woodwork, or vinyl. Failure to adhere to these procedures will result in damage charges. 

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What should I bring?

In addition to bringing personal items to make your room feel like a home away from home, we suggest that students contact their suitemates to discuss sharing larger items, such as a microwave and television for the common areas.

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What items are not allowed?

Items not allowed include: candles, electric frying pans, heaters, beanbag/papasan chairs, toaster ovens, hot plates, incense, curtains/window treatments, deep fryers, halogen lams, multi-arm lamps, cinder blocks, amplifiers, air conditioners, Christmas lights, rugs, fireworks, extension cords (power strips are ok), wooden lofts, any outside furniture, firearms/weapons

Due to fire code, there is NO outside furniture allowed inside of the residence halls.

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Who is responsible for cleaning the suites and bedrooms?

Students are responsible for the cleaning of their suites and bedrooms. Students should bring cleaning supplies to clean bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms. In addition, students are also responsible for the toilet paper in their bathrooms.

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What amenities and services are available with the residence halls?

Heating and air conditioning controlled via thermostat; free wireless internet; cable jack in bedrooms and living area (you provide your own coaxial cable); suite phone with voicemail for calls within the college; mail (see the Student Mail Services page for information); and 24 hour, high efficiency washer and dryer laundry facilities on second, third and fourth floors of each hall (students provide their own laundry detergent and supplies); students can log onto http://www.laundryview.com/lvs.php to see available machines or how much time is left on a machine, and laundry machines can be programmed to send you a text message when your laundry is finished. High speed internet and outside line phone service available for a monthly fee through DFT Communications.

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May I have a pet?

Fish are the only acceptable pets, in a tank that is under five gallons.

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Is there a place to store my bike at school?

Yes, bicycles can be stored in bike racks near the residence halls. A bike lock is recommended to prevent theft. Bikes are not allowed in the residence halls, hallways, walkways, or student rooms, and they will be removed from these areas when found.

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What kind of programming happens in the residence halls?

Programming comes in the form of activities or events that the Resident Assistants (RAs) sponsor. These programs provide an opportunity to meet new people, experience new things, and a chance to relax and take a study break. A Hall Council Executive Board is elected with members from all three buildings, who assist with programming efforts in the buildings and on campus. Input from all residents helps in the decision-making process on what programs to offer. The residence halls also sponsor a W.H.O.A. (Weekend Hang Out Activities) council, which provides additional programming on the weekends. You can read more about past programming activities on the Residence Life Programming page.

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What happens if I lose my keys or ID?

A student that loses their keys or ID should report this to their Resident Director immediately. There is a $50 replacement fee per key and ID that is lost. Keys that are lost at the end of the year will result in a bill being issued to the student. If this bill is unpaid, a hold may be placed on your account.

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What is the visitor policy?

Visitors must use the phone located inside the foyer to call the people they wish to visit to have them come down, open the door for them, and escort them while in the building. Guests must be escorted at all times when not in the host's suite. Guests need to be signed into the building starting at 9 p.m. by a Resident Assistant, in the Resident Assistant's office. All guests must show proper ID (license, JCC ID card, other college ID card, valid state ID) to sign into a residence hall and must be 17 or older. All of the residence halls employ Night Desk Attendants. These shifts run from midnight to 3 a.m. on the weekdays and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on the weekends. They are available to sign guests in and out of each building while on duty.