You're Almost Ready to Apply for Housing!
We’re glad you’re interested in living on the Dutchess Community College campus! Our new, suite-style residence hall allows students to combine the benefits of a community college education with the “living and learning” experience. You’ll love the spacious, contemporary, comfortable accommodations and being part of a residential community.
In order to apply for housing, you must be either a new student who has submitted a College Admissions application or a continuing (returning) student. You will need to be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits per semester) in an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree program for the entire fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. For the convenience of students and their families, housing and meal plan charges are billed per semester, but the contract covers the full academic year. Payment plans are available.
The College is committed to fostering student well-being and success, and reminds students that living in the residence hall is a privilege that carries certain responsibilities. Students will be expected to comply with all rules and regulations designed to enhance the living and learning environment. For example, alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the DCC campus, even if a student is of legal drinking age. Students who wish to engage in this or other prohibited behavior should explore other housing arrangements. To learn more about the privileges and responsibilities of living in Conklin Hall, please read the Spring 2013 Housing Handbook/Agreement for general information. The materials will be updated for the fall 2013 semester, and all students and their parents/guardians will be required to sign the new document prior to moving in.
The housing application is accessible on the Housing tab of the myDCC portal. You may use this housing application link to log into myDCC, or access it via a link at the top right of the College’s website (www.sunydutchess.edu). You will log in with the user name and password provided to you in a letter you received from the Admissions Office.
The housing application will require you to submit payment (via credit card or e-check) of a $300 security deposit and a nonrefundable housing application processing fee ($25 for Dutchess and Putnam residents; $50 for students from other counties). The $300 housing security deposit is refundable until May 1, or until five business days after a student is notified that he or she will receive a fall 2013 housing assignment – whichever is later. Students who have not received a housing assignment by May 1 will remain on the waiting list unless the College is otherwise notified. Students who choose to remain on the waiting list will receive a refund of their $300 security deposit if they do not receive a housing assignment by August 23.
A student who wishes to withdraw his or her housing application (by May 1 or within five days of receiving notification of a housing assignment, whichever is later) and receive a refund of the $300 security deposit should do so by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The housing application processing fee is nonrefundable.
Please note that housing in handled separately from class registration and that canceling your application for housing will NOT cancel your classes. If you will not be attending DCC, you will need to contact – and follow the policies of – the Registrar’s Office.
If you are a new student, please be sure the Admissions Office has all of the materials needed to finalize your College application, that you file your financial aid paperwork right away, and that you take the required placement tests and register for classes (in late March or within three weeks of being notified of housing). Students who complete these steps will continue to move forward in the process and will receive priority in housing placement. For students outside Dutchess and Putnam, academic records will be reviewed and will play a role in housing acceptance (please see information below).
Students will begin to be notified about housing on a rolling basis beginning on April 1 and continuing throughout the spring. This, and other important information, will be sent through your myDCC email.
You’ll be happy to know the DCC housing application is short and simple; you won’t need to fill out your name or other details because you’re already logged into our system. We’ll just need to know a few more things about you, including emergency contact information and room preferences. All residence hall students will be required to choose a meal plan (ranging in price from $1,145 to $1,365 per semester) after receiving a housing assignment. For more information, please check out Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions about the residence hall or completing the application, please e-mail email@example.com or call (845) 790-3676.
Congratulations. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
Students who live outside Dutchess or Putnam County must have a final high school average of at least 70 (or a GED score of at least 2400) in order to be eligible to live in the residence hall. If you do not live in Dutchess or Putnam, and you do not meet this standard, please do not apply for housing. We suggest you either commute to DCC -- or enroll at your local community college for a semester -- do well, and then apply to live on our campus.
Students who have attended another college and are transferring to DCC with a GPA of below 2.0 will be considered for housing on an individual basis.