Campus living is one of the best parts of college. You will discover your independence, meet lifelong friends and be within walking distance to all your classes and student services. When you’re not at class, you can study at the library, eat at the cafeteria, or kick back in your dorm room. It’s what college was meant to be.
SCC studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to graduate than those students who don’t. Campus living helps you stay focused and connected. It’s that first-time independent living in a safe environment. Student safety is very important in our residence halls. We have safety officers patrolling the grounds day and night.
Living in the dorms is also very cost-efficient. You get many amenities included for the cost over a 16-week semester: electricity, internet, cable TV, gas, garbage service and 14 meals per week in the dining hall. This is much more economical than living in an off-campus apartment. We have apartment-style and suite-style options to choose from. Also, parking on campus is free! Many colleges throughout the state charge more than $500 a year for a parking pass.
Homestead Hall is a new three-story, suite-style residence hall which opened for the 2019 Fall Semester. Homestead Hall houses 149 students, both female and male, and has the following configuration: 25, four-bed single rooms; 11, four-bed double rooms; three, one-bed ADA rooms; one, two-bed single room; and one room for the hall manager. Each room includes a kitchenette area with a refrigerator, microwave, and a sink and a living space with a couch and two chairs. Internet and cable television service are also provided in each room. There are two lounge areas, one on the first floor and one on the second floor. Five study areas are available throughout the facility. Laundry facilities and a community kitchen are located in the basement of the building.
The Beatrice Campus also offers three spacious, apartment-style residence halls for 238 single students in Eisenhower Hall, Washington Hall and Roosevelt Hall. The apartments include a full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, sink, stove, and a dishwasher. Students need to bring a microwave. Rooms are all double-bedrooms and most apartments are set up for four persons with two full bathrooms. A limited number of 2-person apartments are available with one shared bathroom. The living room space comes with a couch and a loveseat and the kitchen area has either a bar and barstools or a table and chairs, depending on the layout. Cable TV and internet access are provided. A rec room is available to all students in Washington Hall. Each building has laundry facilities on the first floor—quarters required.
The Lincoln Campus does not provide on-campus housing but does provide information for students seeking housing, including apartment and home listings, city locator maps, prices, and general information on independent living. Contact the Admissions Office on the Lincoln Campus for more information.
Prairie Hall is a new three-story, suite-style residence hall which opened for the 2019 Fall Semester. The facility houses 149 students, both female and male, and has the following configuration: 25, four-bed single rooms; 11, four-bed double rooms; three, one-bed ADA rooms; one, two-bed single room; and one room for the hall manager. Each room includes a kitchenette area with a refrigerator, microwave, and a sink and a living space with a couch and two chairs. Internet and cable television service are also provided in each room. There are two lounge areas, one on the first floor and one on the second floor. Five study areas are available throughout the facility. Laundry facilities and a community kitchen are located in the basement of the building.
COMING SOON: Meadow Hall will be ready for the start of the Fall 2021 semester. It is also a suite-style residence hall with a layout similar to Prairie Hall and will house 152 students.
The Milford Campus offers one spacious, apartment-style residence hall in the Pioneer Complex for 60 single students. The apartments have two double bedrooms for four total persons, a living space including a couch and chair, and a full kitchen with stove, sink, refrigerator and a table and chairs. Students will need to bring a microwave. There is one full bathroom in each unit. Each apartment has cable TV and wireless Internet access. Pioneer Hall will be used as OVERFLOW only starting in the fall of 2021.
Housing assignments are made on first-come basis when the contract and deposit are both received. We will accept contracts up through the beginning of the term, provided space is still available. However, if students want to have a choice of residence hall and roommate preference, getting their contracts in prior to when room assignments are made for the following term is very important to increase that their preferences might be available. After room assignments are made, changes may not be possible. Below are the Priority Registration Deadlines for each term to have applications in prior to room assignments being set.
Common area lounges for residents with couches, big-screen televisions, computer labs, pool & ping pong tables, microwaves and vending machines are available in the Beatrice and Milford Campus residence halls.
Homestead, Meadow and Prairie Halls offer laundry facilities that integrate with an app to pay-as-you-go. The app also provides notifications when your laundry cycle is complete. Coins can be used for those who do not want to use the app. Coin-operated washers and dryers are available in the other residence halls for student use.
Residence Life staff provide residents with activities and events throughout the school year, focusing on educational, recreational and social opportunities. Examples include game nights, movie nights, speakers, educational programs, pool tournaments, basketball tournaments, and late-night breakfasts during finals. Residents can find leadership opportunities and make new friends by becoming a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants are typically second-year/second term students hired to work in the residence halls, providing leadership, team-building, community development, programming, and administration to the students living on campus. Each RA lives on campus, and they are hired according to each campus' needs. Contact the Residence Life Office for more information.
A 14-meal-per-week dining plan is included in the cost of all residence halls. Dining facilities include multiple options such as pizza, sandwiches, a daily special and a full soup and salad bar to appeal to any appetite for the all-you-can-eat buffet-style meal plan. Facilities are available Monday through Friday in Milford and all week long in Beatrice, including brunch on weekends. Beatrice residents have an option to upgrade to a 17-meal plan for a small additional fee.
The meal plan is mandatory. Residence Life students cannot opt out per our contract with Great Western. If students have food allergies or sensitivities, Great Western is trained to accommodate those needs. The first step in requesting those accommodations is to reach out to the Great Western Food Service Manager for your location. This is required as a first step prior to working with the SCC Accommodations Resource Office. Great Western contact information is below: