Saranac Lake Housing | North Country Community College
Saranac Lake Campus Residence Halls North Country Community College, in cooperation with the North Country Community College Association, provides college-sponsored student housing. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete information concerning the residence halls and availability can be attained by contacting the North Country Community College Association at 518-891-2915 extension 1303, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The North Country Community College Association maintains residence halls housing 96 students in a safe, clean and convenient location adjacent to the NCCC campus. Essex and Franklin Halls were constructed for Fall 1998, and High Peaks Hall opened Fall 2000. The Residence Halls are smoke free and substance free. Students are required to abide by village, state and federal laws.
Each student in the Residence Halls has a furnished private bedroom, which is one of four bedrooms in a suite. Each suite has four bedrooms, a gallery kitchen area equipped with a microwave and a small refrigerator. Each suite has its own bathroom. Each bedroom and the living room of each suite are wired for cable television, for telephone services, and for data connection for computer.
Please note ALL BEDS are STANDARD TWIN beds.
Saints Hall houses a live-in-staff member as well as the Residence Hall office, a television room, a meeting room, and a coin operated laundry facility. Hours are posted each semester.
The primary entrance to each building is locked as is the main entrance to each suite. Each bedroom is locked as well. Smoke detectors are in each room and the complex is monitored with an alarm system. The campus is also patrolled at night.
The Residence Halls are located adjacent to the NCCC campus, next to the Athletic fields and Athletic Facility. The Residence Halls are a very short walk from the classroom buildings, the library, and the food service. In order to reside in the Residence Halls you are required to be on the meal plan.
Roommate selection: Each student completes a profile questionnaire which enables students of compatible interests and/or habits to be grouped by suite. Students can mutually request specific suitemates as well.
Residence Hall Safety and Security:
Locked 24 hours: All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Residents get in by using their card access “key.” Visitors can only gain entry by entering with a current resident hall student.
Security cameras: Video cameras are pointed at the entrance of every residence hall. Night security: Student staff members (Resident Assistants) are on duty throughout the afternoon and night., checking the ID’s of visiting students, registering guests and visitors, and making sure visitors have a host or hostess accompanying them. They report anything unusual to the Resident Director, Campus Security or Student Services.
Trained staff: A Residence Director is a professional staff member who lives and works in the residence hall area, supervising all Resident Assistants and acting on behalf of the Director of Student Services. The hall director is trained to handle many responsibilities including those related to safety, emergencies, and security. In every residence hall, a Resident Assistant is assigned to enforce safety and security policies as well as keep an eye on the health and safety of the residents.
Information and communication: The college makes students aware of safety concerns and tips through floor meetings, accessibility of the staff, presentations, and brochures and pamphlets. Any student with a particular question or concern should pay a visit to his or her Resident Assistant or Residence Director.
Residence Halls and Financial Aid
If a student is eligible for financial aid, the Association is willing to defer payment until receipt of the financial aid. Students planning to use financial aid funds must sign an authorization form permitting the Association access to the aid and information. Each student must supply a Financial Aid Award letter that shows the final aid options exercised by the student. Work study funds are paid on a biweekly basis directly to the student and therefore can not be applied to the residence hall or meal plan payments. Students cannot use their financial aid to pay for the room reservation fee or the damage and key deposits.
Users of financial aid must be aware that the use of the room and participation in the meal plan are contingent upon receipt of adequate financial aid. The Financial Aid Award with the selected funds is the basis for the reservation. Changing a selection after the reservation is secured will affect the total aid awarded. The student and/or cosigner will be responsible to directly pay any unmet amount. Student course load, attendance, and conduct may affect the final awarded amount of financial aid.
Loans: Students and/or cosigner is responsible for completing in a timely fashion all loan information. During the semester the student must check with the NCCC Financial Aid office (518-891-2915 x 1687) and the NCCC Business Office (518-891-2915 x. 1688) to ensure that applications are complete and that the award is made.
Cosigning is required for the housing and meal plan contracts. The Association is willing to defer its payment but must have a guarantee should there be any change in the student’s financial aid status. Any amounts owed by a student must be paid by the 7th week of the semester.