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Future Students FAQ's

Arrival and Move -In - When do new students move in?

Fall 2018:

Sunday, September 2, 2018: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Check-in is in the Alumni College Center.

Spring 2019:

Monday, January 21, 2019: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (New Students) Check-in is in Bellamy Hall

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.  (Returning Students) Check-in is in Bellamy Hall 

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Cable TV - Is there cable TV in the Residence Halls?

All-digital HD cable TV service is provided.  There is no cost and no need to register for service.  The ClearQAM ( CQAM)  channel lineup  is made up of  nearly (80) All Digital Hi-Definition channels including ESPN, Discovery, History, the Weather Channel, NFL Network, International Channels Univision, Telemundo, Spectrum News, Spectrum Sports, Showtime (Analog)l, HBO  and  (45) Digital Music channels.

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Furnishings - What furniture is included in the room?

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

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Microwaves - Are there microwaves in the Residence Halls?

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.

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Refrigerators - Can I have a refrigerator?

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


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Roommates - How are rooms and roommates assigned?

We understand how important your room assignment is.  The Residence Life Office uses the information provided on the Housing 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.  The student will also be able to request either a double, compact double or triple on their application as well as a coed or non-coed and even a preferred building.  We try our absolute hardest to accommodate preferences?

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Roommate Assignments - When will I find out who my roommate is?

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 or roommates are, and their student email address.

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Room Change - Can I request a room change?

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

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Roommate Request - Can I request a specific roommate?

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

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Room Size (Feet & Metric) - How big are the rooms?

In Butterfield, Penfield, Huntington and Daugherty Halls, there are three different types of rooms:

    Compact double room: 10' x 15' or 3.0m x 4.6m
    Regular double 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: 15' x 15' or 4.6m x 4.6m

    In Bellamy Hall, students can enjoy 5 person suites consisting of one single and two double rooms in each suite:

    Suite double room is 10.5' x 14.5' or 3.2m x 4.4m
    Suite single room is 7' x 14.5' or 2.1m x 4.4m

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Safe - Are safes recommended?

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.

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Telephones - Are there telephone's in the rooms?

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.

Students who are unable to obtain a personal cell phone can contact the Director of Auxiliary Services in the Alumni College Center Room 206 to learn more about alternatives.

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

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WiFi - Is there WiFi in the Residence Halls?

The Residence Halls have wireless Internet provided by Spectrum.   Upon arrival, students will be able to find the Residence Hall WiFi on their device and will automatically be routed to a launch page when they attempt to log on to www.mvcc.edu.  Students are not able to install wireless routers as they will interfere with the main system.  Students are able to connect up to 3 devices to the network automatically and are guaranteed 7MB upload and download speeds.  "Browserless" devices  such as XBox can also be networked by calling Tech Support. Desktop computers will need a wireless card. 

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