Information for Current Residents

Important dates & more

We'll share information on upcoming important dates as they come up. In the meantime, check out the Student Life calendar and Facebook page!

Quick links

Fall 2021 housing addendum

Daily health screening

Services

Each student is assigned a mailbox in their residence hall. Mail is delivered to the halls once each day, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and college vacation periods. When a package is received, a resident assistant (RA) records the package in the RA office. Students are notified to sign and pick up their package in the RA's office.

Outgoing postage paid letters may be left in the RA office for delivery. Since the campus mail service is not an official branch of the United States Post Office, some outgoing mail services (e.g., packages, registered mail, overseas parcels, and money orders) are not offered. The Campus Store, located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center, sells postage stamps.

NOTE: Overnight packages will be delayed arriving at residence halls. Due to this delay, residents are strongly encouraged not to have packages shipped overnight.

Addresses

Hillside Suites North Address
Student's Name
Suite # and letter (306B) Hillside Suites North
P.O. Box 1179
Jamestown, NY 14702-1179

Hillside Suites South Address
Student's Name
Suite # and letter (306B) Hillside Suites South
P.O. Box 1199
Jamestown, NY 14702-1199

Hillside Suites West Address
Student's Name
Suite # and letter (306B) Hillside Suites West
P.O. Box 1159
Jamestown, NY 14702-1159

If you wish to mail a package to a resident and need a physical address, please use the following:

Student's Name
Suite # and Letter Hillside Suites (specify building)
525 Falconer Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

Mailbox keys must be returned to a resident director (RD) when moving out of the residence halls. Lost, stolen, or unreturned mailbox keys will result in a $50 charge to the resident's bill. If you wish to have your mail forwarded, update your address in Banner prior to moving out.

Residence Life offers free transportation through TEAM Services to Lakewood and downtown Jamestown. Stops include Walmart, Wegmans, Chautauqua Mall, Aldi’s, North West Arena, and Reg Lenna Civic Center, with many other options within walking distance of the main stops.

You are allowed a few small packages/bags on your trip, as large items may not be able to be transported. Residents who miss scheduled pickup times are responsible for their own transportation back to campus.

Dates are listed on the digital sign boards in each lobby.

To assist with reducing possible exposure of COVID-19 to the Hillside Suites and college community, visitation restrictions will be in place.

At this time, no visitors are allowed to enter the Hillside Suites at any time other than to assist with the initial move-in (following a health screening). This includes, but is not limited to: friends, family, and non-residential JCC students.

Do I need to complete a daily health screening? All students are required to take a daily health survey to help JCC’s health center monitor anyone who might develop symptoms that could be related to COVID-19.

Do I have to wear a face mask in the Hillside Suites? If you are fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination, you do not need to wear a mask. If you are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask in indoor and outdoor areas (if you are unable to maintain 6 foot distancing outdoors) and public transportation.

Will the Jayhawk Cafe still be open for meals? On-campus dining will be modified to include pre-packaged hot meals, grab'n go items, and microwavable frozen or fresh meals. The Jayhawk Cafe's seating capacity will be reduced to comply with social distancing protocols.

Will I be able to meet with my residence director (RD) or the director of Residence Life throughout the semester? The Residence Life staff will be readily available to assist students throughout the semester. To assist with social distancing efforts, staff will determine the most appropriate format to meet with a student. Many meetings or inquiries will be conducted by phone, Zoom, or other similar formats.

Will the Hillside Suites have reduced occupancy? The Residence Life program has reduced its overall occupancy. All five-person suites have been reduced by eliminating either a single bedroom or a double bedroom. The Hillside Suites allow for students to have private bedrooms in apartment-style living quarters, with up to four individuals assigned to each suite. Each suite will be considered a ‘family unit,’ according to CDC guidelines.

Will there still be activities and programming? The Residence Life and Campus Life offices develop a calendar of events. Activities and campus involvement will be dependent on health and safety guidelines.

Will I be able to switch rooms during the semester? At this time, once students have moved on to campus, room assignments will be final. Any exceptions will be determined by the director of Residence Life or their designee.

Upcoming breaks

  • Thanksgiving break: November 20-28, 2021
  • Winter break: December 18, 2021-January 15, 2022

Thanksgiving break: November 20-28, 2021

Residents must be moved out by 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 20. Residents are expected to check out with a Residence Life staff member prior to their departure for break. Please communicate with your RA and/or RD on your departure date and make arrangements as necessary.

Access cards will be deactivated during this time. Room inspections will occur during break.

Residents may return after 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Only students with an academic, athletic, or international commitment, or students with an extenuating circumstance that have gained approval at the discretion of the director of Residence Life will be permitted to remain in the halls during this break or be permitted early entry. These students will need to get clearances from the director of Residence Life.

Prior to departure, all residents should make sure of the following:

Building access

  • You will not need to turn in your keys prior to departure. Should you misplace your keys during break, the cost for replacement is $50 each, which will not be taken out of your security deposit. Please touch base with your RD to make arrangements if you want to turn in your keys for the break.
  • Your ID card will be disabled for the break, so be sure to pack everything that you need to take home with you.
  • Pack things such as medications, textbooks, chargers, and other items you use regularly.

Health and safety inspections

  • All suite spaces will be inspected over break. Those with health and cleanliness violations will receive $25 fines for each infraction. Those with safety or policy violations will have items confiscated and notices given to see their RD.
  • All bedrooms and suite spaces should be cleaned.
  • All trash should be taken to the dumpsters.
  • All perishable foods should be thrown away.

Unplug small appliances in bedrooms and common areas

  • Examples: desk lamps, TVs, gaming consoles, etc.
  • Suite lamps, kitchen fridge and stove, and mini fridges do not need to be unplugged.

Suite items

  • Thermostats should be set to warm, auto, 65 degrees.
  • All windows should be latched shut.
  • Blinds for suites on ground levels should be closed; all others can be left open.
  • Lock suite and bedroom doors.

Helpful advice

  • Work together as a suite to make sure that everything is clean and good to go before departing. Do not leave all of the cleaning for the last person to leave.
  • Make your travel arrangements well in advance.
  • Check your mail before you leave.

Winter break: December 18, 2021-January 15, 2022

Residents must be moved out 24 hours after their last final. Finals will be held December 16-17.

Access cards will be deactivated during this time. Room inspections will occur during break.

Specific information regarding returning to campus will be communicated after the new year.

Only students with an academic, athletic, or international commitment, or students with an extenuating circumstance that have gained approval at the discretion of the director of Residence Life will be permitted to remain in the halls during this break or be permitted early entry. These students will need to get clearances from the director of Residence Life.

Prior to departure, all residents should make sure of the following:

Building access

  • You need to turn in your keys prior to departure. Should you misplace your keys during break, the cost for replacement is $50 each, which will not be taken out of your security deposit. Please touch base with your RD to make arrangements.
  • Your ID card will be disabled for the break, so be sure to pack everything that you need to take home with you.
  • Pack things such as medications, textbooks, chargers, and other items you use regularly.

Health and safety inspections

  • All suite spaces will be inspected over break. Those with health and cleanliness violations will receive $25 fines for each infraction. Those with safety or policy violations will have items confiscated and notices given to see their RD.
  • All bedrooms and suite spaces should be cleaned.
  • All trash should be taken to the dumpsters.
  • All perishable/refrigerated foods should be thrown away.

Unplug small appliances in bedrooms and common areas

  • Examples: desk lamps, TVs, gaming consoles, etc.
  • Suite lamps, kitchen fridge and stove, and mini fridges do not need to be unplugged.

Suite items

  • Thermostats should be set to warm, auto, 65 degrees.
  • All windows should be latched shut.
  • Blinds for suites on ground levels should be closed; all others can be left open.
  • Lock suite and bedroom doors.

Helpful advice

  • Work together as a suite to make sure that everything is clean and good to go before departing. Do not leave all of the cleaning for the last person to leave.
  • Make your travel arrangements well in advance.