Parents

So...Your Student is in Housing...Now What?

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 work ASAP.

July 20: Housing bill is due in full, or you must be signed up for the Nelnet payment plan

August 1: Health Immunizations, Proof of Insurance are due and your student must be registered for 12 or more credits

August 12: Your student will lose his/her housing assignment if they are missing health information or are not registered for 12 or more credits

August 29: NEW students can attend college orientation and then move into the residence halls for Opening Weekend activities (1pm-4pm)

August 31: RETURNING students can move into the residence halls (10am-12pm)

November 26: Residence halls close for Thanksgiving break. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE for the weekend. Halls re-open on November 30 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 19: Residence halls close for semester break. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE during this break. Halls re-open for spring semester on Monday, January 19 after 10am.

January 4: 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 20: Spring semester courses begin

February: Housing application process begins for 2015-2016. Any student currently in housing will have a period of time to apply and pay for housing to be guaranteed placement.

February 13: Residence Halls close for Winter Break. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE during this break. Halls re-open on February 22 after 10am.

March 27: Residence Halls close for Spring Break. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE during this break. Halls re-open on April 5 after 10am.

May 22: Residence Halls close for the year. ALL STUDENTS MUST VACATE by 10am. Summer housing is available, however, it is an extra cost and application process.

 

Things to Know

  • 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.
  • If your student is experiencing issues in the suite, there is an expected way for them to report:
  1. Emergencies: Should immediately go to Public Safety 585-292-2911
  2. Non Emergencies:
    1. Attempt to resolve with Resident Assistant intervention
    2. If RA does not resolve, student should go to the Resident Director
    3. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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 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.

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