Future Students FAQ's

Spring 2021:

Date & Time: Monday, February 1st

Last name A-L: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Last name M-Z: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:  You would first report to Wilcox Hall.

ALTERNATE ARRIVAL DATE OPTION – User friendly for those students who arrive by bus or train or with other travel issues.  Sunday, January 31st, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – It is necessary to email reslife@mvcc.edu if you plan to arrive during this special time.

Fall 2021:

New Students: Thursday, August 26th 

Returning Students: Sunday, August 29th 

Like many colleges, MVCC is no longer providing cable TV in student rooms due to lack of demand.  There are public TV lounges.   

Each room is equipped with a bed, dresser, desk, chair, wardrobe and Internet access. Ceiling lights are provided in each room.

North & South Halls:  Microwaves are available 24 hours a day in each Residence Hall Basement.

Bellamy Hall:  Microwaves are allowed in the Bellamy Hall Suite Gathering Rooms.  There is also a microwave in the 1st floor Multipurpose Room.

Fire code does not allow students to have microwaves in student bedrooms.

Many students bring a small refrigerator. Personal refrigerators must be "UL" approved and not exceed 2.7 cubic feet.  A 1.6 is recommended.

NOTE: All students have single rooms in Fall 2020 - at the double rate. 

We understand how important your room assignment is.  The Residence Life Office uses the information provided on the Housing Information & Preference Form as the basis of room assignment.  Each student will have an opportunity to identify traits such as type of music preferred, bedtime, wake up time, hobbies, activities, etc.  Certain preferences, such as a specific building, a single room, etc. are limited.  We make all attempts to accommodate each request as vacancies allow.

NOTE: All students have single rooms in Fall 2020 - at the double rate. 

You will receive an email to your student email from the Residence Life Office approximately 3 weeks prior to your arrival explaining what room you will be living in, who your roommate is and their student email address.

If there is a room conflict, the students should first see their R.A. and they will attempt to resolve any conflicts. If a room change is still requested, the professional Residence Hall staff will make all attempts to honor the request.

NOTE: All students have single rooms in Fall 2020 - at the double rate. 

You sure can.   It is essential that both roommates request each other on their preference form. 

North Halls (Butterfield & Penfield Halls) and South Halls (Huntington & Daugherty Halls):

Single Room: 10' x 15' or 3.0m x 4.6m

Quad Room varies: 10' x 18' or 3.0m x 5.5m, 11' x 20' or 3.6m x 6.1m, 15'  x 15' or 4.6m x 4.6m

Triple room (Special Request, When Available): 15' x 15' or 4.6m x 4.6m

Quad Single: 10' x 15' or 3.05m x 4.6m

Bellamy Hall

Suite Double Room is 10.5' x 14.5' or 3.2m x 4.4m

Single Room is 7' x 14.5' or 2.1m x 4.4m

Today's electronics are small and unfortunately easily stolen.  Room Safes, similar to safes you find in hotel rooms, are highly recommended to safeguard your important documents, electronics such as your laptop or tablet and your purse or wallet.  These safes can be connected with a security cable and attached to your bed frame.  Safes can be purchased personally at a store of your choice.

Due to a significant lack of demand, landline telephones are no longer in the Residence Hall rooms.  It is recommended that students have a cell phone when they reside on-campus so that they can register for NY Alert.  NY Alert is our emergency notification system on campus.  Students can register for NY Alert on their SIRS account.

There are "Assistance Phones" on each floor from which students can contact Public Safety.

The Residence Halls have a new robust WiFi provided by Spectrum.