CAMPUS HOUSING

Coahoma Community College affords the privilege for eligible students to reside in campus residence halls. First preference is given to students who are Pell Grant Packaged as residents of the State of Mississippi that have means to pay for the room and board fees. Residence Hall occupants’ files are to be completed in the Office of Financial Aid before placement. The college has the right to refuse occupancy to any person who might pose a potential threat to the campus community. Any person who has been convicted of any criminal act will be considered for housing at the discretion of the Director of Safety and the Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs and Support Services. The college has three (3) residence halls which are in operation for occupancy. Overnight guests are prohibited, unless otherwise cleared by the dormitory manager. Guests are allowed in the residence halls, only if cleared by the dormitory manager. All guests are subject to all rules and regulations of the college and must sign-in and file a valid state driver’s license with the housing director. If trespassers are found to be in residence halls, and it is deemed that the occupant (s) is harboring a trespasser (s), then all involved will be arrested and bound over to the courts of Coahoma County.

Children are a liability to the college, and are prohibited at all times in the residence halls. An underage guest has to be a minimum age of 13 to be considered for visitation or overnight stay with a relative or occupant. High School aged students/individuals are not to be in/on dormitory rooms/grounds of individuals of the opposite sex. A zero tolerance policy will be strictly enforced. Violators or aforesaid policy may lose housing privileges, fined, suspended, or expelled.

The college mandates two occupants to a room. All of the dormitories have security camera systems that are monitored and maintained by the Department of Safety and Technology Services for occupants’ safety, theft prevention, and destruction to property. Two of the three residence halls have access control, wireless internet capabilities, and other amenities. The access control cards and room keys are issued to occupants at check-in and are expected to be returned at check-out. Failure to do so will result in a $10 replacement fee for the access card and a $30 replacement fee for the room key. Rooms and halls are to be kept clean at all times. A fine will be imposed if it is determined that dormitory rooms are not kept clean. A housing deposit of $100 per year is required prior to occupancy. The deposit is refundable at the end of the academic year or upon official withdrawal from the college, unless the student has an outstanding balance, such as tuition, room and board, fines, etc. Residence Hall Staff has the right to transfer/remove a student from a residence hall for issues, such as consistently committing student infractions, danger to themselves/others, or disrespect of residence hall staff/others.

Room visitation of the opposite sex is prohibited unless otherwise decided by the Director of Housing and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Support Services. If this privilege is granted, the room doors are to be left unlocked and housing staff has the right to check the room at any time during the visit. Students are to check-in with valid ID cards, and guests are to check-in with a valid state driver’s license. Sexual activity of any kind is prohibited on the campus of Coahoma Community College. Violation of this policy may result in probation, suspension, or expulsion.

Coahoma Community College reserves the right to check rooms and property therein at discretion, at any time. Residents are to comply with respect and assistance, if necessary. Residents do not have to be present at the time of the room check. Room checks can be done by Residence Assistants. Residence Assistants are employed by the Department of Housing and Safety to assist the dormitory managers in keeping order and other related duties as outlined in theHousing Policies and Procedures Manual which is available on the Student Affairs webpage (housing section) of the college’s website. RA’s are to be respected as college staff. If this process is not followed, sanctions will be imposed. For more detailed information as related to fees and housing policies, please access the Student Handbook.