Frequently Asked Questions

Is housing still available?

As of mid-August, Housing for the 2016-2017 academic year is still available. The deadline to apply is September 1.


What furniture do you provide? What are the dimensions?

We provide students a Twin XL mattress (39"x80"), desk (42"x24"x30") and chair, bedframe (84"x39"x37") and wardrobe (36"x24"x74").


What are the application deadlines?

  • Fall 2016 is August 1, 2016 - Extended to September 1!
  • Winter 2017 is November 23, 2016
  • Spring 2017 is February 17, 2017


Who is eligible for on-campus housing?

Any currently admitted student of COCC and a portion of currently admitted OSU-Cascades students are eligible for on-campus housing. If you are unsure of your eligability, please contact Housing at 541-383-7545 or housing@cocc.edu.

COCC is committed to providing a positive learning environment for our students and as such, the following additional requirements are in place for students wishing to live in on-campus housing:

  • Reach eighteen (18) years of age prior to or during the academic year.
  • Register for a minimum of twelve (12) COCC/OSU-C graded credits at the beginning of each term and maintain registration in a minimum of eight (8) graded credits throughout each term.
  • Pass a background check
    • Note that offenses greater than a misdemeanor that appear on background check will typically result in cancellation of the application. In some cases, a misdemeanor may result in cancellation. An appeal process is available. For further information about background check criteria and/or the appeal process, please contact the Assistant Director of Housing at pwheeler@coc.edu or 541-383-7588.

          Where will I be living? What's included?

          Central Oregon Community College has one on-campus residence hall.  The residence hall provides safe, comfortable and affordable co-ed housing to more than 300 students. The residence hall is nestled on COCC's 200 acre Bend campus and is near several shopping and dining districts.

          The housing agreement includes a furnished space in either a quad double or quad single suite, a meal plan with access to dining services while classes are in session, and all utilities including high-speed internet access and cable TV. Furthermore, students have access to numerous lounge, study rooms, laundry room, community kitchen, TV room, game room, facilitated programs and activities, and trained staff available 24 hours a day for emergencies.


          What living options are available?

          • Quad Double Suites
            Most spaces available for students starting their first year in on-campus housing are located in quad double suites. This suite layout includes two double bedrooms (that is each bedroom shared by two residents) attached to a common living space with a bathroom/shower to .be shared by the four suitemates. 
          • Quad Single Suites [wait list only]
            There are a smaller number of quad single suites available. Similar to the quad double suites in all aspects except there are four single bedrooms instead of the two double bedrooms. Many of these spaces are either selected by any returning students or are held for students who demonstrate a specific need for such a living environment. If you are interested in being assigned a space in a quad single suite please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office to discuss your request.


          May I pick my roommate?

          Yes! It is possible for you to pre-select your roommate if it is someone you already know also coming to COCC. Directions on how to do so will be provided as part of the application and room assignment process. If you do not have specific people you want to room with, do not worry! The Housing and Residence Life Office collects helpful information about your lifestyle and interests to ensure an ideal roommate match.


          Do you offer housing accommodations for disabilities or gender inclusivity?

          Yes, we do. In COCC’s on-going mission to provide student housing that meets the diverse needs and interests of all students, we are proud to offer both Disability Accommodations and Gender Inclusive Housing in designated spaces in the residence hall. Learn more about gender inclusive housing using and the process to apply. Learn more about dietary and disability accommodation housing and the process to apply.


          How much does it cost to live on campus? What does that include?

          You can find out information about the costs to live on campus by going to our Rates, Fees, and Billing webpage. We will also provide you with a Budget Worksheet to help calculate tution, fees, room and board so that you can see the total cost of living and attending COCC. We also strongly recommend speaking with the Financial Aid Office before completing a housing application. Learn more about financial aid for on-campus housing.


          How will I know the status of my housing application? 

          We will communicate with you via MyHousing and your cocc.edu email address throughout the process. We also recommend using our Application Process Checklist to help you keep track of the process.

          You are responsible for checking MyHousing and your COCC email on a regular basis. COCC provides instructions on how to transfer email from your COCC email account to an email account you already use. It is your responsibility to ensure that email being transferred to another account is not being deleted.

          Among other email communication, emails include:

          • immediate confirmation that your application has been received
          • confirmation within (5) business days of fee payment 
          • confirmation of background check completion
            • if the background check is returned without issue
          • confirmation your housing agreement is available to be signed
          • confirmation that your agreement and down payment was received and your spot in the residence hall is confirmed
          • confirmation of your room and roommate assignment (announced August 19 for Fall 2016)

          I need to cancel my agreement, how do I do that? 

          Once you have submitted a housing application/agreement, you will need to submit a written request to officially cancel your agreement. Requests can be sent to housing@cocc.edu.

          Canceling Before Occupancy

          You can cancel your Housing Agreement by emailing the Housing and Residence Life Office at housing@cocc.edu. Written notification is required for a refund of your $500 down payment. The application fee is at no time refundable. The security deposit is refundable prior to occupancy. Refund dates and amounts for down payments are as follows:

          • Full Refund- $500
            • Fall Applications - by August 1 
            • Winter Applications - by November 23  
            • Spring Applications - by February 17
          • 50% Refund - $250
            • Fall Applications - by September 1
            • Winter Applications - by December 16
            • Spring Applications - by March 3 
          • Non-Refundable
            • Fall Applications - after September 1 
            • Winter Applications - after December 16
            • Spring Applications - after March 3

          If you also paid your second $500 payment, it is fully refundable prior to occupancy.

          Canceling After Occupancy (before the end of the first two weeks)

          If you cancel your Housing Agreement after move-in day but before the end of the first two weeks of any academic term, you will be billed a prorated amount of the room and board fees for every day you lived in the residence hall that exceed the payments you have made previously made toward room and board fees. If this occurs after your first term, then an additional agreement cancellation fee of $1000 will be charged.

          Canceling After Occupancy (after the end of the first two weeks)

          If you cancel your Housing Agreement after the end of the first two weeks of any academic term, you will be billed for all remaining room fees of the current term as well as and a prorated amount of board fees that exceed the payments you have previously made toward room and board. Additionally, an agreement cancellation fee of $1000 will be charged. 

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