Facilities And Services
Residence Hall Facilities And Services
Common areas in each Residence Hall are for the enjoyment of all residents and are fantastic locations to engage yourself into the Residence Hall community.
Residence Hall Staff may choose to close a lounge area due to improper use, such as excessive noise or mess. Any excessive mess in any lounge may result in a fine for all floor residents. Certain lounges may have posted access hours. Under no circumstances is lounge furniture to be removed from its designated area.
Extension Cords/Plug Adapters
Standard household extension cords (zip cords) and plug adapters are not allowed. If additional outlets are needed, the only acceptable extension cord is a “UL” approved 14-gauge/15 amp strip style surge protector with an on/off switch.
There is a semi-private Gathering Room in each Bellamy Hall suite. This room is for the use and enjoyment of suite occupants and their guests. As part of the College’s commitment to safety, Residence Hall staff will conduct periodic rounds in the suites each night. The Gathering Rooms are to remain clear of any items, which prohibit a clear/unobstructed exit from each suite bedroom/bathroom at all, times. The glass window in the Gathering Room door must remain uncovered at all times.
Residence Hall Housekeeping will enter each suite to clean the Gathering Room and bathroom on a rotational basis. On this day, residents are expected to remove all personal items from the bathroom as well as from the Gathering Room furniture and rug so that they can be properly cleaned. Suite residents will each receive a key to the Gathering Room and are required to lock the room when no one is present.
Each resident is issued a room key. A Gathering Room key is also issued to Bellamy Hall residents. If you lose your key(s), you must immediately contact a Residence Hall Staff member. There is a $40 charge for replacement of any room key. There is a $60 charge to replace both the room key and Gathering Room key. No billing occurs until a two-week grace period has passed. If in the staff’s or your judgment, a lost key poses a security breach, Residence Hall staff will change your room lock(s) at no additional charge, other than the replacement key charge. Students loaning their keys to any person(s) other than their roommate(s) will jeopardize their residency. Residence Hall Security is extremely important! Replacement keys/lock change is available by contacting Residence Hall Staff at ext. 5310 or via cellphone at 315.792.5310 (24 hours a day). DO NOT leave your room unsecured.
Note: If a student locates a key(s) that was reported lost after the two-week grace period and they were billed, it may be returned to the Residence Hall Facilities Office for a $20 refund ($30 if it is a room and Gathering Room key).
Each Residence Hall contains washing machines and dryers in the laundry room for resident use only. This is a free laundry program. Any problems with a machine should be reported via online work order at www.mvcc.edu/housing.
The laundry machines are managed by Mac-Gray.
Mail and Mailboxes
Each student will be assigned a mailbox. Mailboxes are located on the second floor of the Alumni College Center, next to, ACC 208. You should request anyone sending you mail to address the envelope as follows:
Box __ __ __ (Not P.O. Box)
Mohawk Valley Community College
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501
The mail is delivered Monday - Friday, times to be announced. Students are reminded that the mailboxes and mail delivery system are subject to the regulations of the U.S. Postal Service. Students must empty their college mailbox once a week, at a minimum.
A “package list” is posted in the Resident Dining Hall and at the mailboxes in the Alumni College Center each day. All packages must be picked up within a week or they will be returned to the sender. To receive your package, present your I.D. in the Residence Life Office in the Alumni College Center, Room 208.
Microwaves: Microwaves are available in each Residence Hall. The individual(s) using the area will be responsible for immediate cleanup. Failure to clean up will result in a fine and/or removal of microwave. Vandalism or safety hazards could result in loss of microwave.
Kitchen: A kitchen facility is available in Bellamy Hall for all Residence Hall students between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Anyone wishing to utilize this facility must report to the Bellamy Hall Office and request the facility to be opened. When the student is finished using the facility, they must inform the Bellamy Hall Office. Any vandalism will result in termination of this privilege. Failure to clean up will result in a fine and/or closing of the kitchen.
Gathering Room Microwave: One microwave is allowed in each Gathering Room. The unit must be registered with the R.A. prior to use. No microwave shall exceed 1.1 cubic feet. Microwaves may only be placed on the College provided table students will receive when registering the unit and that table must be used exclusively for the microwave.
Quad Bathrooms (North and South Halls)
Males may only use male quad bathrooms. Females may only use female quad bathrooms. Both males and females may use bathrooms in the first floor lounges and in the basements. Storage of any personal hygiene products in these bathrooms prevents proper cleaning and is, therefore, prohibited. All bathrooms in Bellamy Halls are gender neutral and public bathrooms on the 1st floors and basements of the north and south halls are gender neutral.
It is a goal of the Residence Halls to recycle as much as possible. Recycling rooms with bins are located and labeled on all floors. MVCC utilizes “One and Done” recycling whereas all paper and containers are put in one bin on each floor recycling station.
All basement laundry rooms will have a bin for empty soap containers.
Students may bring their own refrigerator as long as it is not larger than 2.7 cubic feet and “UL” approved. A small square unit (approximately 1.6 cubic feet) is recommended. All personal refrigerators are to be registered with your R.A. Refrigerators can also be purchased in the College Bookstore. Those not complying will not be allowed to keep the refrigerator. Refrigerators must not be placed on top of another refrigerator or have furniture placed on top. No more than two (2) refrigerators are allowed in a room.
Residence Hall Office
The Residence Hall Office is located on the first floor of Bellamy Hall. It is in this office that most all Residence Hall functions are conducted. Professional Directors are in the office according to their office hours. A Resident Assistant(s) also sits duty each night in the office from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you have a problem and need to reach staff personnel on duty, call extension 5310 on an “Assistance” phone located on every floor of each hall or from your room phone or 315.792.5310 from your cellphone. This phone is typically not answered between the hours of 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. During this time call Public Safety directly.
Similar to the safes used in hotels, a Room Safe is the perfect way to protect your personal property.
We highly encourage all students to protect their property by purchasing a room safe prior to arriving. It is recommended that the safe be cabled to the bed frame.
Very limited storage is available for use during an academic year. For your convenience, items used for transporting your belongings, including empty suitcases, empty plastic containers and empty electronic boxes may be placed in the storage room during the semester. The Dormitory Corporation reserves the right to limit the amount of items a student can place in the storage room. Each individual item must be labeled with the owner’s name and room number. Items not reclaimed after you sign out of your room will be disposed of. The College will take normal security precautions for storage items, but cannot be responsible for damage or loss in case of fire, burglary, etc. The resident should contact Bellamy Hall Office for access to the storage room.
International students with special needs should notify the Residence Life Office.
Study lounges are available 24 hours a day in North and South complex basements and in the Bellamy Hall 3rd Floor Flex Room. These lounges were created to provide a quiet and convenient location, conducive to study. These lounges are to be used solely for study. Any/all noise is prohibited. In the event of “group studying,” respect and consideration for others is required. “Assistance” phones are located in these lounges only as a means to contact Public Safety or the R.A. on Duty in the event of an emergency. The Bellamy Hall Study Room has computers available to students and printers available for students who wish to print homework, papers, etc. as well as white boards and study tables appropriate for group or individual study.
There is one TV lounge in each complex to be shared among residents, generally on a first come, first serve basis. However, no resident may have authority to determine programming for more than three consecutive hours.
Students are responsible for properly disposing their own trash. Trash should be bagged and disposed of in the designated outside trash dumpster or on-floor recycling center. Dumpsters are located in the Residence Hall Parking Lot. Trash bags are available via the R.A. Improper disposal will result in a fine.
There are vending machines available in all of the Residence Halls as well as in the Alumni College Center for the convenience of the students. Information regarding snack machine refunds food from vending machines may be obtained through the Auxiliary Services Corporation in the Alumni College Center, room 206. Refunds from Pepsi machines may be obtained by contacting the customer support number listed on the individual machine. Banging on or tipping the machines is strictly prohibited.
If anything in your room needs repair, such as changing a ceiling tile or making small repairs, please fill out an on-line work order at www.mvcc.edu/housing. All damage or malfunctions should be reported immediately via a work order. Emergency Work Orders should be immediately communicated directly to the RA on Duty at ext. 5310 in addition to completing a work order. You will be held responsible for damages if deemed to be vandalism or misuse.