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 Residential and Student Life
Jennifer Tagaban

Administrative Assistant 
Andrew Parra

Douglas Campus | Residential Housing Office/2300 Building
(520) 417-4062 | housing@cochise.edu


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
January 12, 2019 Townhouse/Residence Hall check-in (Contact the RA on Call if you are a new resident to receive your keys 520-234-2950) Central Housing Lobby
April 15-19,2019 Renewal housing applications Central Housing Office
May 17 2019 Townhouse/Residence Hall officially close
*Graduates participating in Commencement are the only exceptions.
12 p.m.
May 18,2019 Graduates check-out 12 p.m.
FALL 2019
July 25, 2019 Cancellation deadline for Fall semester; deposits forfeited after this date 4:30 p.m.
July 28, 2019 Aviation & Police Academy Check-In 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 17, 2019 Townhouse/Residence Hall check-in 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
August 19, 2019 Classes begin. No show, lose his/her room. 1300’s Huachuca Hall mandatory meeting 9 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 20, 2019 1400’s Huachuca Hall mandatory meeting 9 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 21, 2019 Townhouse mandatory meeting (A,B,C) 9 – 9:30 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
August 21,2019 Townhouse mandatory meeting (D,E,F) 9:30 – 10 p.m.
Central Housing Lobby
December 18,2019 Halls officially close for winter break. All students must check out, NO exceptions. Cancellation deadline for Spring 2020 semester; deposits forfeited after this date 4 p.m.

Rates, Contract & Deposit


Full-time students, enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester, can join the Cochise College housing community. You may also live on campus if you are enrolled in one of the active phases of the Aviation/Professional Pilot or Police Academy 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.

ATTENTION: All residents enrolled in 15 credits or more will have their ROOM CHARGES WAIVED! You only pay for your MEAL PLAN! Please see below for a break down of costs.

Damage and replacement fees (PDF).

Student Type Description Rate
17 Week Semester (Non-Aviation students)
August 17-December 16 Meal Plan (18 meals per week) $2,481
January 11- May 11 Room Rate $760
Semester Total $3,241
Year Total $6,482
Combined Rate based on Credits Meal Plan and Room Charges
15 or more Credits $2,481
12-14 Credits $3,241
 21 Week Semester- Aviation Program* 
Must be accepted into the Aviation Program Meal Plan (18 meals per week) $3,046
July 28 – December 16 Room $825
January 11- June 5 Semester Total $3,871
Year Total $7,742
Combined Rate based on Credits Meal Plan and Room Charges
15 or more Credits $3,046
12-14 Credits $3,871
Family Housing Apartments  Currently Not Available

Contract & Deposit

Every student living on campus 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.

Student Experience living On-Campus!

Residence halls are more than convenient places to sleep and study. Living on campus 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 is a traditional suite-style residence hall that houses approximately 80 students.  Two (same-gender) single rooms are connected by a restroom. Each room is equipped with:

  • a XL twin mattress/frame
  • storage space/cabinetry
  • closet
  • desk and chair
  • cable TV connection
  • phone jack (local calls)
  • wireless Internet access
  • toilet tissue

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 (XL 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 parent’s homeowner’s insurance provides adequate coverage.

Cochise College residence halls are more than a place to sleep. Living on campus puts you in proximity to all the services you need to be a successful student. Roll out of bed and straight to breakfast, class, the gym or to see your advisor. 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 to help you 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 2.5
  • 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 disciplinary and academic standing
  • 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, planning activities, addressing resident frustrations/problems, and tracking/reporting policy violations. Resident assistants help maintain the interpersonal and physical environment in the halls and are often called upon to host campus tours or serve as a representative of the student body on College committees.

RAs receive a Room and Board Scholarship ($3,056) as compensation.

Please contact Jen at tagabanj@cochise.edu if you have specific questions regarding the RA position.

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 July 25 for the fall semester or December 18 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 not share a restroom or townhouse.

Are the buildings co-ed?

Yes, our buildings are considered co-ed, meaning that both males and females may live in the same quad. (i.e. a female will share the restroom with another female, but across the hall there may be a male sharing a restroom with another male).

Can I stay in housing during the Winter or Summer breaks?

No, unfortunately Housing officially closes for these breaks.  However, in the fall if you plan to return for the spring semester you may leave some of your items in your room (reminder the College is NOT responsible for stolen or damaged items, we suggest taking all valuables).  All items must be removed at the end of the spring semester.

Can I stay in housing during Thanksgiving and Spring breaks?

Yes/No (Spring Break). Students wishing to stay in the residence halls for Thanksgiving Recess 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:

Breakfast: 6:00am – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 – 7 p.m.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:
Brunch: 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 5 – 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 (proper documentation must be on file).

Can I smoke in my room?

No. Smoking of any kind in any student housing building is prohibited. Smoking tobacco is allowed only in designated areas.

What is permitted to bring?

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

  • linens (extra-long twin sheets)
  • personal articles (clothing, toiletries, towels)
  • pillow
  • blanket
  • computer
  • Surge protector (power strip)
  • refrigerator (four cubic feet or smaller) any refrigerator over this size will not be permitted.
  • small appliances-example: Microwave, blender (in good repair and UL approved)
  • stereo/small speakers
  • 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:

  • Candles and incense (a plug-in is a good and safe alternative)
  • Halogen and lava lamps
  • Hookahs
  • Alcohol or alcohol containers (including the empty bottles)
  • Weapons (including, but not limited to, fireworks, pellet guns, martial arts weapons, etc.)
  • Pets (ONLY fish in a 10-gallon tank or less are permitted.  The College reserves the right to remove the pet if not properly cared for by the student.)
  • Drugs or drug paraphernalia (other than prescription medication)

Is security provided?

Yes, Campus Security available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Security cameras are also around campus and the residence halls/townhouse areas for added protection and surveillance.

Is it safe living on the Cochise College- Douglas Campus?

We have trained, professional staff on call 24/7 during the academic year.  We also have five Resident Assistants that are available for students.

We have a small residential community (around 140 students and staff) and that is located in a rural area that is monitored regularly by Campus Security and Housing staff.  Because of our relatively small on-campus community we have the opportunity to know our residents on an individual basis and take care of any issues quickly and appropriately.

Our goal is to help students have a safe and positive college experience while learning how to live within a diverse community environment.

Cochise College is a dry campus. The possession, consumption, sale, or acceptance of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, narcotics, or controlled substances is prohibited on College property. Empty alcoholic beverage containers may not be used as decoration in student housing. Students may also not return to campus under the influence of any illegal substance. Abuse of prescribed medication or use of another person’s prescribed medication will also be considered a violation of our Alcohol and Drug policy.
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 all residents/students/visitors regardless of age.

Can I bring alcohol on campus?

No. You cannot possess alcohol, consume alcohol, or be under the influence of alcohol on campus. Same for any narcotics and dangerous drugs, regardless of age.

Can I bring my medical marijuana if I have a Medical card?

No.  Medical marijuana cards are NOT accepted on campus, as ALL marijuana is considered illegal according to federal law.  We are a Federally funded institution (students receive Financial Aid) and to remain in compliance we follow the Federal Law with regards to marijuana.

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 at (520) 234-2950) to have someone check it immediately.