Residence Life & Campus Housing
2023-2024 Housing Licenses will be available starting March 1, 2023
About Campus Housing:
- Suite-style living with single rooms available. Every suite includes four bedrooms, a furnished common room, a bathroom, and a kitchenette with a microwave and mini-fridge.
- Convenient access to Saints Community Center amenities including student lounge, full kitchen, laundry room, mailboxes & the Residence Life staff office.
- Free WiFi access
- 100% smoke-free, vape-free, and tobacco-free policy applies to indoor and outdoor residential property.
- Close proximity to the Saranac Lake Campus Sparks Athletics Complex, academic buildings, dining facility, college bookstore, and the library.
- Access to a resident meal plan providing a minimum of 14 meals per week.
- Residence Life staff are available 24/7 to assist with student needs.
- Staff host programs/events throughout the academic year to support students socially and academically while fostering a community that feels welcoming and inclusive.
MEET THE STAFF:
NCCC Association, Inc. - General Inquiries, call 518-891-2915 or email email@example.com
- Robert Rathbun, Association Executive Director, ext. 1303
- Angela Brice, Director of Residence Life & Housing, ext. 1266 or ext. 4400
- VACANT - Hall Director, ext. 4400
- Resident Assistant On-Duty for Student Needs 24/7, call 518-524-5190
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CAMPUS HOUSING
Step 1: Housing Interest Form
- New Students simply need to click they are interested in Campus Housing when they apply to the College. From there, your name will be shared with Residece LIfe & Housing and you will receive a Housing License after you complete your Admissions requirements and are accepted to the College.
- Current students who wish to live on campus can complete a Continuing Student Housing Interest Form.
Step 2: Housing License
- A Housing License will be emailed to you via DocuSign after your eligibility to live on campus has been verified.
Step 3: Housing Confirmation & Room Assignment
- Only students who have registered for classes, completed all steps in their Financial Aid process, and completed their Business Office paperwork will be assigned a room to live on campus. If these steps are not completed, your Housing License will be pending and you could be at risk of losing your housing spot.
- If you are a new student who has not yet registered for classes, contact your academic advisor and firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your registration plan.
- Current SUNY mandate requires residents on campus to be FULLY UP TO DATE with their COVID-19 vaccination series, and are strongly encouraged to get boosted when eligible.
- Compliance with NYS Public Health laws is also required as outlined by our Health Records Office.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below and a sample copy of our Housing License for more specifics.
- Residence Halls: Includes all interior and exterior spaces of the NCCC Association Residence Hall Property (e.g., parking lots, common spaces) to be controlled by the License.
- Suite: Includes all spaces within the 4 bedroom suite (e.g., gully kitchen, common space, bathrooms) to be controlled by the License.
- Bedroom (or Room): The specific area assigned to a student within the suite. All bedrooms are currently designated as single occupancy.
- Room Assignment: The actual bedroom and suite assigned to the resident, and for which the resident is
2023-2024 HOUSING ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Students must meet the following to be eligible to live in North Country Community College Association on-campus housing at the Saranac Lake Campus. Rooms are granted on a first come, first serve basis once all the below items are completed. As signed Housing Licenses are received and rooms become available, student will be contacted and offered a room assignment. CAMPUS HOUSING IS LIMITED AND NOT GUARANTEED. A waitlist will be maintained.
- GPA Requirement
- All students living on campus must maintain the College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Course Load
- All students in campus housing must be matriculated, enrolled as full-time students (minimum of 12 credits), and in good academic and disciplinary standing.
- Exceptions to full-time student status must be pre-approved by the Executive Director of the NCCC Association.
- If after occupancy and the drop/add period a student is no longer full-time, the decision to terminate the license is at the discretion of the Executive Director of the NCCC Association.
- All students must be at least eighteen (18) years old by December 31 of the year during which occupancy shall occur.
- Financial Requirements
- All financial aid and student account paperwork must be completely processed by August 1 for approval to live in campus housing.
- Late applicants (after August 1) will not be permitted to move into the Residence Halls without completed financial aid and student account paperwork.
- Completed paperwork is defined as having accepted your (1) Financial Aid Award letter, (2) submitting your Certificate of Residence if applicable, and (3) signing your Billing Disclosure & Authorization Form all located within the NCCC Student Portal. Housing Assignments will NOT be processed until these requirements are verified as complete.
- Requirements for Financial Aid include:
- Completing a FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
- All necessary documents required to finalize your financial aid (accepting award offers, loan documents, verification paperwork)
- Requirements for Certificates of Residence:
- Certificates of Residence are required for all New York State residents to receive in-state tuition. Residents of these counties may request proof of residency for the Fall semester beginning June 30th.
- Students who reside in Franklin and Essex Counties must complete the Residency Verification form with the NCCC Business Office.
- Completed Billing Disclosure & Authorization Form
The term of your Housing Application is academic year (Fall to Spring). The Housing Rate is variable and is billed by semester to your Student Account.
Standard Single $3568/Semester
Premium Single $3818/Semester
14 meals/week Meal Plan $2100/Semester
The cost of our 23-24 Meal Plan is $4200/annually (billed as $2100/semester) for a minimum of 14 meals a week.
The purchase of renter’s insurance by residents of NCCCA housing is strongly encouraged.
Students will be held responsible for loss or damage, beyond normal wear and tear, to the room to which they are assigned and any NCCCA property therein. The condition of the room and its contents will be established when each student moves into and out of his/her room. NCCC Association is not responsible for theft, loss or damage to personal items in student rooms unless such loss or damage results directly from negligence or recklessness on the part of the NCCCA.
If a student is eligible for financial aid, the NCCC 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 students under 18 years of age on 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.
Requests to be released from the terms of the Housing License and receive a refund for housing costs must be made in writing via email to email@example.com.
Housing and Meal Plan Refund Policy:
Requests to be released from the terms of the Housing Contract and receive a refund for housing costs must be made in writing. If you withdraw from the College, you will be charged fees for housing and meals according to the following schedule:
PERCENT THAT IS REFUNDABLE:
Prior to Move in Day
A daily rate of $35/day will be charged for each night
Between Move In Day and through the first week of classes
A daily rate of $45/day will be charged for each night
During the second week of classes
During the third week of classes
During the third week of classes
After the fourth week of classes
A Petition for Release from Housing form is available from the Residence Life & Housing Office for instances in which a student wishes to terminate their housing between semesters and their circumstances do not involve transfering, graduating in December, or withdrawing from NCCC.
Any personal property that remains in a room upon termination of the license shall be deemed abandoned and may be disposed of by NCCC Association at its sole discretion after 15 days following termination of the license. NCCC Association may, at its discretion, make efforts to notify the student and/or the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s) that property has been found in the room. Neither NCCC Association, the College, nor their agents or contractors, assume any responsibility for such property at any time, regardless of any course of action taken. A fee of $250 will be charged to student’s accounts whose abandoned property needs to be stored and/or removed.
If you fail to vacate the room and the residence hall at the end of the Housing License term or earlier date of termination of the Housing License, in addition to all other remedies available to NCCC Association, the student will be sent through the Student Conduct Process.
Students are required to move out of their rooms at the end of the semester if they are not registered for the spring semester. Students who do not remove their belongings at the end of the semester and are not registered for the spring semester, may have their belongings discarded or recycled and will be financially responsible for the cost of doing so.
Housing assignments will be sent to the student’s NCCC email address. Students are strongly encouraged to check their NCCC email account regularly during the summer and academic year for official communications from the College and the Association.
The NCCCA reserves the right to reassign students at any time during the term of this contract, with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice unless in emergency situations. These reassignments may happen due to facility issues, roommate conflicts, behavioral issues, or for other compelling reasons. Changes to room assignments requested by the student can only be made at the sole discretion of the Residence Life Professional staff member.
All residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. Residents are issued a key at move-in that opens their building, suite and bedroom door. Visitors can only gain entry by entering with a current resident hall student. See our Guest Policy for more information.
Smoke detectors are in each room and the complex is monitored with a fire alarm system and security cameras.
Security cameras: Exterior security cameras are installed at the residence halls for the safety of all residents.
Campus Safety support includes as an RA-on-Duty 24/7, a professional-staff member on-call 24/7, and an Administrator-on-Call 24/7.
If a student experiences a medical or safety emergency, dial 9-1-1 first. All other calls should be made to the RA on Duty Phone at 518-524-5190.
For more information about college-wide safety, visit www.nccc.edu/campus-safety
NCCC Association is entitled to enter and inspect residence hall rooms at any time in order to protect the health and safety of all students, and to ensure the maintenance and sanitation of such rooms. NCCC Association shall endeavor (but not be required) to post notice of any general room inspection at least twenty-four (24) hours beforehand. In addition, NCCC Association is entitled to enter and conduct an unannounced inspection of any residence hall room if it has reasonable cause to believe that illegal activity is, or may be, occurring in such room, that violation of any policies or conditions of occupancy either in this Housing License or contained in the Residence Life Handbook and/or Student Code of Conduct is or may be occurring therein, or in the case of an emergency.
You agree to abide by all rules and regulations for living in the residence halls as outlined in the North Country Community College Student Code of Conduct and Resident Handbook. Residents must adhere to the terms of this license, and all of the College’s rules and regulations, and to any amendments thereof issued by NCCC Association or the College.
- The NCCC Association Residence Halls are a 100% smoke-free, vape-free, and tobacco-free property inside and out.
- Students who tamper with fire safety equipment and/or set off the fire alarm for illegal activity (burning candles, smoking or vaping, cooking chemicals), and are found responsible may be removed from Housing.
- No alcohol, marijuana or non-prescribed drugs, or drug paraphernalia is permitted on the grounds of the residence halls or in the residence hall buildings or rooms. This includes but is not limited to hookahs, grinders, cloves, etc.
Unless the student has been pre-approved as living in break housing, students must vacate the Residence Halls at all breaks including Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break and Spring Break. Failure to vacate on time may lead to additional room charges and/or legal action.
To inquire about break housing availability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Director of Residence Life & Housing is a part-time live-in professional position at the Residence Halls who directly supervises the Hall Coordinator and participates in on-call emergency response. This professional also works at the College as the Assistant Director of Student Life.
The Hall Coordinator is a professional staff member at the Residence Halls who reports to the Director and supervises the student staff. This position works in the office in Saints Hall and participates in on-call emergency response.
Student staff members (Resident Assistants and Administrative Resident Assistants) are on duty every night, and are on-call 24 hours a day. Resident Assistants are expected to report anything unusual to the professional staff for a coordinated response. 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.
The College makes students aware of safety concerns and tips through hall meetings, accessibility of the staff, presentations, brochures and pamphlets. Any student with a particular question or concern should pay a visit to his or her Resident Assistant or the Residence Life staff.