Saints Hall houses a live-in professional staff member as well as the Residence Life
offices, a TV Lounge, a kitchen and a coin-operated laundry facility.
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 a fire alarm system and security cameras. The campus is also patrolled
by a security guard from 2:00pm-10:00pm.
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 have a 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.
High Peaks Hall
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
Security cameras: Video cameras are pointed at the entrance of every residence hall.
Evening Availability: Student staff members (Resident Assistants) are on duty from 8pm-Midnight every night,
and are on-call 24 hours a day (518-354-3313). They report anything unusual to the
Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing, Emergency Availability, Campus Security
or the Office of Student Life.
Trained staff: The Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing is a professional staff member
who lives and works in the residence hall complex, supervising all Resident Assistants
and acting on behalf of the North Country Community College Association. The Associate
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 hall 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 the Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing.
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.