Housing


Housing

Our Douglas Campus offers students the opportunity for a traditional college experience by living on campus. Full-time students, enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester, are eligible to join our housing community and take advantage of all it has to offer.

Director of Housing and Student Life
Marisol Arenivas

Douglas Campus | Residential Housing Office/2300 Building
(520) 417-4115 | housing@cochise.edu

Information

Cochise College residence halls provide you with the independent living experience that so many students value. Halls are located on the Douglas Campus and provide you with easy access to focused study, fun with friends, campus activities and academic services.

Date Event Time
July 24, 2016 Aviation Check-In 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 12, 2016 Cancellation deadline for Fall semester; deposits forfeited after this date 4:30 p.m.
August 20, 2016 Townhouse/Residence Hall check-in 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
August 21, 2016 Townhouse/Residence Hall check-in 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 22, 2016 Classes begin. No show, lose his/her room. 1300’s Huachuca Hall mandatory meeting 9 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 23, 2016 1400’s Huachuca Hall mandatorymeeting 9 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 24, 2016 Townhouse mandatorymeeting (A,B,C) 9 – 9:30 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 24, 2016 Townhouse mandatorymeeting (D,E,F) 9:30 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
December 16, 2016 Halls officially close for winter break. All students must check out, NO exceptions. 12 p.m.
January 7, 2017 Townhouse/Residence Hall check-in 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
April 17-21, 2017 Renewal housing applications Central Housing Office
May 12, 2017 Townhouse/Residence Hall officially closes
*Graduates participating in Commencement are the only exceptions.
12 p.m.
May 13, 2017 Graduates check-out 1 p.m.

Rates, Contract & Deposit

The residence hall experience is designed to fit your budget. By utilizing the Cochise College Combo and Combo-Plus, most students living in our residence halls are not charged room rates if they register for 16 or more college credits and purchase a meal plan.

Rates

Full-time students, enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester, can join the Cochise College housing community. You may also live in residence if you are enrolled in one of the active phases of the aviation or professional pilot programs that qualify you as a full-time student. Students who drop below the 12-credit minimum must secure permission from the Director of Residential/Student Life to continue residing on campus.

Damage and replacement fees (PDF).

Student Type Description Rate
Regular Student – 17 Week Semester
Meal Plan (18 meals per week) $2,297
Room Rate $1,155
Total $3,452
Combined Rate
Meal Plan with 16 or more credit hours of enrollment $2,297
Meal Plan with 12-15 credit hours of enrollment $2,959
Meal Plan & Room with 11 credit hours or less of enrollment $5,256
Professional Pilot – 21 Week Semester
Meal Plan (18 meals per week) $2,820
Room $1,430
Total $4,250
Combined Rate
Meal Plan with 16 or more credit hours of enrollment $2,820
Meal Plan with 12-15 credit hours of enrollment $3,537
Meal Plan & Room with 11 credit hours or less of enrollment $6,357
Family Housing Apartments  Not Available

Contract & Deposit

Every student moving into residence must fill out an application, sign a housing contract (PDF) and pay a room deposit of $150 prior to occupying a room in Cochise College housing. If you will not be staying in the residence halls, your deposit will be forfeited if the Housing Office is not notified prior to your check-in date.

The housing deposit is retained by the college against possible losses or damages during your stay.

The deposit, minus any charges, will be returned when you:

  • Return all residence property in good condition.
  • Meet all financial obligations to the college.
  • Have not renewed your housing contract for the next academic year.
  • Terminate your enrollment at the college.
  • Are declared ineligible to enter or return to the college for academic or disciplinary reasons.
  • Have properly completed all checkout procedures.

Cancellation: You must be officially released from the obligations under the Residence and Food Service Contract by the director of Residential/ Student Life before vacating the hall or leaving the meal plan. Without official release and proper check out, charges continue and you are obligated to fulfill the terms of the contract.

Formal “Complete” Checkout: If you acquire a release from your contract and are vacating your hall assignment, you must check out properly with the hall staff (See section “Checking Out Permanently From Halls”). If your room or common area has not been damaged beyond normal wear and tear, and if you have no outstanding financial obligations to the college, you will receive the $150 deposit, minus any amount owed and the laundry facility charge. It will be mailed to you within 30 days.

All residents must vacate residence halls during winter break. Students who wish to stay in the residence halls for the Thanksgiving break must notify the Housing Office at least one week in advance. There is no food service available during the Thanksgiving Break.

Residence Experience

Residences are more than convenient places to sleep and study. Residences at Cochise College will give you a first taste of independent living. More importantly, living in our residence community will make the college experience unforgettable.

Desert View Townhouses are townhouse-style dorms that can accommodate eight students at double occupancy.

Huachuca Hall suites include two rooms connected by a bathroom and can accommodate two students. Each residence room is equipped with:

  • bed
  • storage space/cabinetry
  • closet
  • desk and chair
  • full bath
  • cable TV connection
  • phone jack
  • wireless access
  • toilet tissue
  • some cleaning supplies

In addition, each hall either includes or is nearby all campus amenities, which will make your stay worry free, give you more time for your classes and assignments and contribute to your residence experience.

  • computer lab
  • game room and gathering space
  • copier service
  • weight room and gymnasium
  • library and classrooms
  • group or individual study space

Garbage Removal: You are responsible for removal of your personal garbage to the trash cans in the quads. The college will remove the garbage from the trash cans to the trash bins with no additional expense to you.

Laundry: Machines are not coin operated. A $30 per-semester charge will be deducted from your deposit for their use. Residents are not to use more than one washer and one dryer at a time. Laundry privileges are not extended to non-residents and abuse of machines may result in the revocation of laundry privileges.

You will need a few items to make your room into your own personal space. Here are some things we suggest bringing to your residence hall at Cochise College:

  • blanket
  • computer
  • linens (twin sheets)
  • personal articles (clothing, toiletries, towels)
  • pillow
  • radio
  • refrigerator (four cubic feet or smaller)
  • small appliances (in good repair and UL approved)
  • stereo
  • television

Phone Service
Telephone service is provided in each dorm room, but you must bring your own touch-tone phone. Students can make local, room-to-room or phone card long-distance calls. Students can receive all incoming calls (except Collect calls).

Personal Property Insurance: Because the college cannot be responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items, you are advised to acquire personal property insurance, unless your parents’ homeowners’ plan provides adequate coverage.

Cochise College residence halls are more than a place to hang your hat. Living on campus puts you in proximity to all the services you need. Roll out of bed and straight to breakfast, class, the gym or to see your counselor. From late-night pizza parties and courtside seats at the basketball game to off-campus trips and community service, you’ll enjoy a traditional college experience and also have opportunities to get involved in more serious pursuits.

Our Campus Life activities give you access to a wide array of clubs and organizations, which are resume-building opportunities to get involved and take on leadership roles outside the classroom. In addition to taking part in an experience employers value, you’ll learn about yourself, make lifelong friends, grow as a student and a person, and develop skills to benefit you now and into the future.

Staff & Security

Full- and part-time staff, along with resident assistants, provide the support you need and will enable you to succeed and grow as a person. In addition, we make sure you’re safe and secure. Each residence quad is accessible through a locked door, and guests must register at Central Housing or with a Resident Assistant. The Campus Security office is just steps away.

Student support is available anytime, day or night. A team of resident assistants, administrators on call and housing director join forces to maintain a quality residence experience conducive to your success. Staff members monitor guests, and other staff members are on hand at all hours.

Serving as a resident assistant is a personally rewarding experience! Resident assistants promote and maintain a spirit of pride, provide academic and social leadership, and make recommendations about the educational and extracurricular needs of residents to housing staff. To qualify, you need:

  • to have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0
  • to be a full-time student, enrolled in 12 or more credits per semester (six-plus credits during the summer), while holding the position
  • to be in good standing academically and disciplinary
  • approval from the director of Residential/Student Life for an academic overload (16+ credits) while you hold the position.
  • the ability to communicate and relate well with others

Duties include opening/closing of halls, leading floor meetings, activities planning, addressing resident frustrations/problems, and tracking/reporting rule violations. Resident assistants help maintain the interpersonal and physical environment in the halls and are often called upon to host campus tours or represent the student body on college committees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Immediately! Rooms are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Students who delay in requesting housing cannot be assured of a room assignment. A $150 security deposit must accompany the application. You will forfeit the $150 security deposit if your room reservation is canceled after Aug. 8 for the fall semester or Jan. 5 for the spring semester.

Can I request a roommate?

Yes. If you have a preferred roommate, it is important that both request the same type of housing and name your preferred roommate on the application (both parties must request each other to be placed together). If you’ve already submitted your application and would still like to request a roommate, email that request to housing@cochise.edu. Males and females will live in separate housing.

Are the buildings co-ed?

Yes, our buildings are co-ed, meaning that both males and females live in the same building (i.e. your room may be male, and next door to you, there may be females).

Can I stay in housing during the semester breaks (like Winter Break)?

No.

Can I stay in housing during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks?

Yes. Students wishing to stay in the residence halls for Thanksgiving and Spring breaks must notify the housing office at least one week in advance. There is no food service available during this time.

Do I have to have a meal plan if I live on campus?

Yes. All of our residents must have a meal plan. Our rooms do not have kitchens and most cooking appliances are not permitted in our Residence Halls.

How many meals are provided per week?

18 meals; Monday – Thursday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Weekends and Holidays: brunch and dinner.

What are the Dining Service hours?

The Dining Hall is located inside the Student Union, and cafeteria hours are as follows, but subject to change:

Monday-Thursday:
Breakfast: 7:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

What is provided in the room?

Each student will be provided with a chair, a desk, a dresser, a bed and extra-long twin mattress, and closet space. In addition to each room being furnished, our common area lobby/living space has seating furniture.

What amenities are available in my residence halls?

Each Residence Hall is equipped with such amenities as high-speed Internet access, cable, computer labs, vending machines, laundry facilities and lounge areas.

What kinds of programming activities take place in the residence halls?

A variety of social and educational activities are planned for the residential students, such as athletic events and intramurals, tie dyeing, ice cream socials, holiday celebrations, crafts, scavenger hunts, and community service projects.

Can I decorate my room?

Yes. You are allowed to hang posters, put up curtains and decorate your room with temporary decorations. Decorations or changes to the room that require putting holes in the walls or creating any permanent fixtures are not allowed. Any permanent changes will be assessed a damage charge.

  • Tape and/or adhesive wall attachments may not be used to hang items on the wall; it will damage the painted surfaces. Small nails or tacks may not be used.
  • Contact paper or wallpaper or together paper to create a full wall is not permitted (fire safety).
  • Air vents must remain in place and free of obstructions (ventilation and fire safety).
  • Smoke detectors must remain in place and free from obstructions.
  • Adhesive stickers and emblems may not be attached to any surface including doors, windows, mirrors and walls.
  • All materials must be flame resistant. Empty alcoholic beverage containers, promotion of alcohol (posters, banners, clocks, etc.) and drug paraphernalia are not allowed as decorations.
  • No candles or candle warmers.

Can I have my significant other or friends spend the night?

No, your significant other may not spend the night; this also applies if your significant other also lives on campus in a different unit. They too must follow the visitation hours.

You may host a guest of your own gender overnight but you must register the guest with a student housing staff member. Your guest can stay for no more than three consecutive nights and once per semester. Your guest must be at least 18 years old.

Can I bring my pet?

The only pets allowed in Student Housing are fish in a small, 10-gallon or less fish tank. No other pets are permitted, except animals trained to assist with disabilities.

Can I smoke in my apartment?

No. Smoking in the apartments/units and in any student housing building is prohibited. Smoking is allowed only in designated areas.

What is permitted to bring?

We suggest bringing these items to your residence hall at Cochise College:

  • blanket
  • computer
  • linens (extra-long twin sheets)
  • personal articles (clothing, toiletries, towels)
  • pillow
  • radio
  • refrigerator (four cubic feet or smaller) any refrigerator over this size will not be permitted.
  • small appliances (in good repair and UL approved)
  • stereo
  • television (flat screen digital )

What is NOT permitted to bring?

The College prohibits the possession of any type of firearm, dangerous weapon, explosive device, alcoholic beverage or narcotics. Even if you are legally of age to purchase/consume alcohol, Cochise College is a dry campus and we do not allow alcohol on campus. The following items are not allowed in our rooms, so please do not bring them with you:

  • Grills of any kind (including the George Foreman grill)
  • Toasters and toaster ovens
  • Hot plates
  • Candles and incense (a plug-in is a good and safe alternative)
  • Halogen and lava lamps
  • Black and stringed-type lights (i.e. Christmas lights)
  • Hookahs
  • Alcohol or alcohol containers (including the empty bottles)
  • Weapons (including, but not limited to, fireworks, pellet guns, martial arts weapons, etc.)
  • Pets (fish in a 10-gallon tank or less are permitted)
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia (other than your prescriptions)

Is security provided?

Yes, Campus Security available 24 hours, 7 days a week for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Can I have alcohol on campus?

No. Cochise College is a dry campus. The possession, consumption, sale, or donation of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances is prohibited on college property. Empty alcoholic beverage container s may not be used as decoration in student housing. Disciplinary action taken for violations of this policy can range from fines, to probation, to suspension from student housing and/or the college. Violations of this guideline will be reported to the Dean of Student Services for possible disciplinary action. This applies to you even if you are of age.

Although we ensure that everything is in working condition prior to your move-in, we understand that things may break or not work to your satisfaction. If this is the case, stop by the Residence Life Office and fill out a work order for your room or fill out an online facility work order.  Be specific with your request.

If there is an emergency, such as the power is completely out in your room (lights, plugs, everything) or a water pipe seems to be broken and you have a leak, call our office at (520) 417-4062 or after-hours Resident Assistant (RA) or Campus Police at (520) 234-2950) to have someone check it immediately.