Residence Hall Application Information

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You're Almost Ready to Apply for Housing!

We’re glad you’re interested in living on the Dutchess Community College campus! Our 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 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 Housing Handbook for general information. All students and their parents/guardians will be required to sign the new Housing License prior to moving in.

The housing application is accessible on the Residence Hall 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 ( 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).

Housing assignment notifications will be made via email ON A ROLLING BASIS and continuing as space becomes available. Specific suite/room assignments will be made according to availability. All housing communication will be sent to the student's myDCC email, so students much check often for important information. Students who are notified that they have received a housing assignment must confirm their housing assignment within five days of receiving notification or decline the assigment and request a refund of the $300 deposit.

A student who wishes to withdraw his or her housing application who has NOT been awarded a room assignment and receive a refund of the $300 security deposit should do so by emailing 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 (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).

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 $1,300 to $1,600 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 or call (845) 790-3676.

Congratulations. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Please note:

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, and those who have stronger academic records may have an advantage in the housing award process.

As a result, part of the housing award process for students with a cumulative high school average between 70 - 74.9 is a required interview with an Admissions Counselor.

Students who have been selected for an interview will NOT be granted campus housing until this requirement is complete. Please contact the Admissions Office at (845) 431-8010 if you have any questions about the interview portion of the housing process.

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.