Information for Current Residents

Important dates & more

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

Hillside Suites residents can access counseling support in Hillside Suites North! Meet Morgan Franchina, your JCC counselor:

My name is Morgan Franchina, and I am a counselor here on the Jamestown Campus. Each semester, the Counseling and Career Center is offering evening student support hours every other Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. in residence hall North. I will be available for any of your academic, career, transfer, or personal counseling needs during this time. You can find me in the RD office of North during these hours, and you can walk in or make an appointment with me.

Come on by and say hello, and don’t be afraid to take advantage of Counseling and Career Center services available in the evening. If you live in a residence hall other than North, we can make an appointment via phone, Zoom, or in-person in North.

You can email me through my contact form, and call me at 716.338.1065. You can reach me during the week 9 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as the scheduled Tuesday 5-7 p.m. evening hours in the dorms.

Forms:

Policies:

JCC’s residence halls are equipped with electronic door access at the front entrance, the only entrance that can be used to gain access to any of the Hillside Suites buildings. Only residents can use their JCC ID card to gain access to the building. Visitors must use the phone located inside the foyer to call residents they wish to visit to open the door and escort them while in the building. 

Residence halls employ night desk attendants. Hall lobbies have 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.

Our Residence Life staff works closely with local EMS and police departments to provide the most efficient emergency care possible for our residents. Local police departments use our facilities for drills to become better acquainted with our residence suites facilities.

Learn more about JCC campus safety »

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.

All JCC residential students are required to register their vehicle(s) each academic year. If a resident acquires a new/different car during the current academic year, a new registration form should be submitted. Vehicle registrations are being done in an effort to provide better monitoring of our campus parking spaces and to assure compliance with parking regulations (ex. parking in handicap spaces without proper tagging, blocking fire lanes, not abiding by winter parking regulations).

There is no charge for the vehicle registration, and you may complete more than one registration if you drive multiple vehicles.

Winter alternate parking: Hillside Suites have an alternate parking schedule on weekends for snow removal during the winter.

Move your vehicle to the Curtis Street lot closest to the tennis courts during snow removal times. Cars that are not moved may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

  • Hillside Suites North lot: unavailable Saturdays, midnight-noon (can move back after 1 p.m.)
  • Hillside Suites South lot: unavailable Fridays, 1-6 p.m. (can move back after 6 p.m.)
  • Hillside Suites West lot: unavailable Sundays, midnight-noon (can move back after 1 p.m.)

Winter alternate parking map for Hillside Suites

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.

Winter break: Dec. 15, 2022-Jan. 15, 2023

Residents must be moved out 24 hours after their last final. Finals will be held December 15-16. Residents with final exams on December 16, 2022 must depart campus no later than 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

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

Residents may return after 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Only students with an academic, athletic, 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.

Spring break: Apr. 3-9, 2023

Residents must depart campus by 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. 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, April 9, 2023.

Only students with an academic, athletic, 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

  • While you will not need to turn in your keys prior to departure, it is recommended that residents turn in their keys and access cards to prevent them being misplaced over break. 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.

 

Summer break: May 11, 2023

Residents must be moved out 24 hours after their last final. Residents who have a final on May 12, 2023 and who are not participating in commencement must depart campus no later than 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Residents who are participating in commencement should contact the director of Residence Life to receive an extension. In this instance, residents participating in commencement will have until 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2023 to depart campus. Any changes to this departure time will be communicated by the Office of Residence Life.

International students should coordinate their travel dates with the Global Learning office, but should plan to depart campus no later than by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Residents participating in summer session housing will need to coordinate with the director of Residence Life. In this instance, students will be relocated, so residents will need to pack all belongings and follow many of the steps before summer break departure.

All residents will need to arrange a time to check out of their bedroom and suite with an RD or RA. Residents departing late/early in the day should arrange a time with their RD to have their space checked the evening prior to their departure and set a place to leave their keys. Failure to check out upon departure with an RD or RA will result in the forfeiture of your housing deposit and the opportunity to appeal damage charges.

Access cards will be deactivated upon resident departure and room inspections need to occur prior to residents leaving campus.

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, the cost for replacement is $50 each, which will not be taken out of your security deposit.
  • Your ID card will be disabled upon your departure from campus.

Health and safety inspections

All suite spaces will be inspected upon departure. Health and cleanliness violations will receive $25 fines for each infraction, and damages will be noted with fees assessed by Buildings and Grounds at a later date.

  • All bedrooms and suite spaces need to be cleared of all belongings and thoroughly cleaned.
  • All trash needs to be taken to the dumpsters.
  • All items will need to be removed from all storage spaces, including the refrigerator.

Suite items

  • Thermostats should be set to cool, auto, 65 degrees.
  • All windows need to be latched shut.
  • Blinds for suites on ground levels should be closed; all others can be left open.

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.