So...Your Student is in Housing...Now What?
Check out the Important Dates
Check out the Opening Weekend Schedule (printable)
- We communicate regularly with your student through their MCC student email. Your student is responsible for checking this email account to stay abreast of what is happening. Not checking their student email does not excuse them from responsibility for any information that we communicate through this means.
- There are almost always financial implications if your student decides to leave housing, especially if they are missing deadlines and not responding to notifications. Before any decision is made to leave housing, your student should speak to someone in the Housing and Residence Life Office. Additionally, any requests to leave housing must be made in writing.
- Parking permits are required for the residence hall lots. Purchasing a parking permit must be done in person at the campus center service desk window. Students should have a copy of their registration and photo ID when purchasing the permit. DO NOT purchase a permit online or with the college parking office - that is the commuter permit.
- If your student is experiencing issues in housing, there is an expected way for them to report:
- Emergencies: Should immediately go to Public Safety 585-292-2911
- Non Emergencies:
- Attempt to resolve with Resident Assistant intervention
- If RA does not resolve, student should go to the Resident Director
- If the RD does not resolve, student should come to Housing Office and speak to the Assistant Director
- Students should always lock their bedroom and suite doors. Thefts do occur when students leave valuables in the open or fail to lock their doors. The college is not responsible for replacing any stolen items.
- Student mail is delivered right to the student's building. This is great - a care package is delivered almost right to their doors. HOWEVER:
- DO NOT SEND ANY MAIL OVER NIGHT. It will not arrive to your student the next day. Mail comes to Henrietta -> then the college -> then the Housing & Residence Life Office -> THEN goes to your student's building. It takes 1-2 extra days for delivery.
- DO NOT SEND PERISHABLES. For the same reason, mail takes awhile to reach us in our office and then another day to reach your student. While we know your students benefit from receiving frozen foods and treats, sometimes we end up with leaky packages and your student receives them wrapped in plastic bags..
- The residence halls are very diverse. We ask that you and your student prepare for this experience and arrive with an open mind and a desire to learn about others.
- Not sure about something? Call us. We love to talk to parents and answer your questions! You are a significant part of your student's lives and we would like to make your experience as positive as possible also.
We invite you to review our policy manual and the housing license agreement for more specific information regarding policies in the residence halls. These are also located under the Policy Manual tab of this website.
Important Dates (review the Checklist for Incoming Students)
If you haven't already, apply for Financial Aid. For aid to be in place by July 20 when bills are due, you need to complete the FAFSA application ASAP. It is highly recommended that you complete FAFSA at the same time you complete your tax return.
February 2 - March 2: Guaranteed housing application process for students currently in housing. Students should complete application, select roommates and select housing during this time.
March 12: Housing application opens for general population at 9am.
April 3: Placement emails for students in general population go out and then will go out every week on Thursdays. Responses are due 10 calendar days following the placement email.
July 20: Housing bill is due in full, or you must be signed up for the Nelnet payment plan
July 25: Your student will lose his/her housing assignment if their bill is not paid, if financial aid has not been applied for, or there is a significant outstanding balance with no payment plan in place
August 1: Health Immunizations, Proof of Insurance are due and your student must be registered for 12 or more credits
August 5: Your student will lose his/her housing assignment if they are missing health information and/or are not registered for 12 or more credits
September 4: New students may move into the halls ONLY if they are participating in residence hall opening weekend activities. IF there is no plan to attend activities, you may not move in. Students who move in and are not present at activities will be asked to vacate
September 6: Returning students may move into the halls
September 7: Labor Day BBQ for all residence hall students
November 25: Residence halls close for Thanksgiving break. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE for the weekend. Halls re-open on November 29 at 10am.
December 1: Deadline for students to tell us they are not returning for Spring semester without penalty. ANY request to be released from housing after this date will have financial implications. Your student SHOULD know where they stand academically two weeks prior to finals.
December 24: Residence halls close for semester break at 10am. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE during this break. Halls re-open for spring semester on Monday, January 18 after 10am.
January 3, 2016 at 10am: Residence halls re-open for intersession. THERE IS AN EXTRA COST TO REMAIN IN HOUSING FOR INTERSESSION AND A SEPARATE APPLICATION PROCESS- it is not included in regular housing charges.
January 24, 2016: New and Returning Students Move In
January 25, 2016: Spring Semester Courses Begin
February: Housing application process begins for 2016-2017. Any student currently in housing will have a period of time to apply and pay for housing to be guaranteed placement.