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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • CCC students can apply for new dorm

  • Students interested in living in Corning Community College’s firstever residence hall ? under construction and set to open this fall ? can now apply, CCC officials announced Friday, Feb. 16.

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  • Students interested in living in Corning Community College’s firstever residence hall ? under construction and set to open this fall ? can now apply, CCC officials announced Friday, Feb. 16.
    The college has also introduced its new director of residence life, Jessica Moore, and released new details about the new residence hall. Application forms and other details are posted online at www.corning-cc. edu, and they can also be picked up at the Student Development Office in The Commons. The rooms will be open to full-time students on a first-come, first-serve basis. The $15 million residence hall will house 320 students in 84 suites. It’s a three-story building with two wings.
    Each suite will house four students, and there are two types of suites ? two double rooms, or four single rooms. Both types will feature a shared living room furnished with a sofa and two chairs, and a shared bathroom with walk-in shower.
    On each floor, there will be a community kitchen, laundry room, lounge, and study rooms. There will be a larger learning center room on the top floor.
    The suites won’t be coed, but there will be coed floors. Students can request roommates, or be assigned one.
    The new residence hall is located next to The Commons ? which houses the dining hall and other amenities ? and students living on campus will be required to buy a meal plan. The plan includes 19 meals a week, covering all meals except Saturday and Sunday breakfasts.
    The double suites cost $3,100 per semester, and the single suites are $3,900. The meal plan is $1,150 per semester. A $250 security deposit is due with the application forms.
    There will be a separate parking lot for students living on campus.
    The residence hall will be overseen by CCC’s newly hired director of residence life, Jessica Moore. She comes to CCC from a similar position at Binghamton University.
    Moore says living on campus will enhance students’ college experience.
    “Students learn a lot more about themselves living on campus, and they are exposed to a variety of different backgrounds, which helps them to grow as people,” she said. “Living on campus also helps students to learn more about what they’re studying at CCC. They are going to have more opportunities to interact with faculty and staff on campus by living here.
    “There will be more programs and activities offered in the evenings ? some will be focused just on the residential students, some will be opened to anyone. Living on campus could be a really good opportunity; they’re getting to make friends and interact with people in a different way than they would if they were commuting and they weren’t here.”
    The dorm will be secured 24/7 either by a staff member on duty, or by card access. A staff member will be on duty at all times, as will campus security. Resident assistants will be hired.
    Page 2 of 2 - Tobacco products, alcohol and drugs will not be permitted in the dorm.
    CCC officials expect the rooms to fill quickly. The students will move in at the end of August.
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