Housing FAQs
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When will I find out who my roommate(s) is/are? 
  2. Can I move in before the New Student Orientation? 
  3. What is my mailing address? 
  4. What suggested items should I bring to the Residence Halls? 
  5. What things that are restricted from the Residence Halls? 
  6. Decorating Guidelines 
  7. What is the difference between lofted and bunked beds? 
  8. What about laundry? 
  9. Are Freshman and Upperclassmen mixed on the same floor in housing? 
  10. Lounges 
  11. Who can I contact with any questions? 
  12. What information do I need to bring? 

1.When will I get my housing assignment?

All housing assignments will be handed out during the New Student Orientation (NSO) at the beginning of each semester. 

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2. When will I find out who my roommate(s) is/are?

You will receive your roommate(s) information sometime in late July or early August for the fall semester.  Spring residents must call the Student Development Office for roommate/housing information.

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3. Can I move in before the New Student Orientation?

No.  We are still in the process of preparing the campus for the school year. 

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4. What is my mailing address?

Your name  SDCC Box # _______
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019

*You will receive your mailbox # during New Student Orientation. 

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5. What suggested items should I bring to the Residence Halls?

  • Coffee makers and hot pots are allowed inside residence rooms. 
  • Mini-refrigerators are great in student rooms.
  • Standard twin bed sheets and a mattress pads are required.
  • Small trash receptacle.

Words of WisdomSpace is limited in the Residence Halls.  Please bring only what you need.  There are no storage facilities on campus.  Whatever you bring must fit in your room. 

Suggestion:  There are several stores such as Wal-Mart & Target, close to SDCC where you can pick up laundry detergent, toiletries and other supplies.  Many students wait until they get to school to buy these items. 

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6. Here are some things that are restricted from the Residence Halls due to city fire code:

  • No candles or candle warmers, potpourri, incense, electric griddles, etc. or anything that requires a flame may be used or kept in a residence hall room.
  • Halogen lamps and space heaters may not be used or kept in residence halls.
  • Live trees may not be used in residence halls.
  • Combustible materials, including flammable liquids (lighter fluids, pesticides, etc.) may not be kept in a residence hall room.
  • Television, DVD players, microwaves, and burners are not permitted in residence rooms.
  • Fire code regulations prohibit use of extension cords in any resident room.
  • Students must use power strips instead of extension cords.
  • Any type of firearm, bow, air soft gun, paintball gun, BB or pellet gun, fireworks, and (sticks and stones), etc.
  • Tape, tacks, wallpaper, contact paper or nails are not to be used on the walls or furniture; special putty adhesive is available in the SDCC Bookstore for hanging things on the walls or doors.

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7. Decorating Guidelines

When adding personality to your room PLEASE do not use the following items on the walls or furniture:

  • Nails, Tacks
  • Hooks, Adhesive
  • Wall paper or border paper
  • Screws
  • Glue

We recommend using 'Sticky Tack' for wall decorations.

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8. What is the difference between lofted and bunked beds?

A lofted bed is on a frame that is elevated four to five feet off the floor. The benefits are wonderful for rooms with limited space as it creates space for a study/storage area underneath the bed. Only select single rooms will have lofted beds because of the placement of a built in closet and how the rooms were originally designed. Bunked beds are two beds constructed one above the other.


9. What about laundry?

Each hall has a laundry room with multiple machines. There is a $50 laundry fee per semester. On campus students have access to laundry facilities 24/7. 


10. Are Freshman and Upperclassmen mixed on the same floor in residential housing?

 

We do not guarantee Freshman and Upperclassman ONLY Halls, rather, we make every effort to do so.

 

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11. Lounges

 

There are 7 lounges (Main lounge, West, Center, East, South, North and study lounges) for resident and commuter students to use. The lounges are used for fellowship, studying, a meeting place, playing games, relaxing, watching TV programs or movies and sometimes for an occasional power nap.

Each lounge is furnished with couches, coffee tables, TVs and VCRs. The Main lounge is the primary lounge used for fellowship, games, and studying. The lounge is furnished with couches, coffee tables, and a TV and DVD player with surround sound. A pool table, ping pong table, and foosball table are also available, along with vending machines. The Commuter lounge offers a refrigerator, microwave oven, and other resources for our commuter students.

 

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12. Who can I contact with any questions?

Brad Pulcipher , Residence Director
Office: (619) 201-8724


13. What information do I need to bring? 

  • Emergency Numbers 
    Contact person & phone number
     

  • Medical Insurance InformationA copy of your medical insurance card with the name of your carrier and policy number. 
    --If you plan on purchasing School Insurance you can do that at Registration.
     

  • Vehicle Information
    We must have this information before you can park your car on-campus.
  • License plate number
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Make, Model, Year & Color 
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