Here is a list of common items you will want to bring to campus:
For the common spaces of your apartment/suite, you might want to coordinate some of the following items
with your roommates.
Although this is not an all-inclusive list, some things that are not allowed in college housing are as
All residence halls are furnished with twin XL-sized beds for each resident. Twin XL sheets are required.
Washington and Eisenhower halls in Beatrice have one two-drawer dresser, two desks, and
two twin XL beds in each bedroom. The living rooms include a couch and a loveseat. The kitchen includes
either a table and chairs or a bar and barstools, depending on layout. Kitchen appliances include a
refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.
Homestead Hall (Beatrice) and Prairie and Meadow halls (Milford) are
furnished with a couch, two chairs, a coffee table, and an end table in the living room space. The
kitchenette features a sink, microwave, and a refrigerator. Bedrooms provide a twin XL bed, desk and a
two-drawer dresser for each student.
Pioneer Hall (Milford) has one desk and two twin XL beds in each bedroom. The living
rooms are furnished with a couch, chair, coffee table and an end table. The kitchen is furnished with a
table and chairs. Kitchen appliances include a stove and a refrigerator. Pioneer Hall will only be
available as overflow if both Prairie and Meadow halls are full.
Although SCC does not require immunization records to be submitted, being up-to-date on all immunizations
is certainly recommended. Information regarding meningococcal disease will be provided to all residents,
per state law, and residents will be required to acknowledge receipt of this information. Residents are
encouraged to consider vaccinations to protect from meningococcal disease. Further information is
available on our Residence
Life Forms page.
The College has provided a safe return to in-person instruction since Fall 2020 and learned much in the
past two years in response to safety concerns. Vaccination continues to be the leading public health
prevention strategy to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, and prevention strategies to mitigate the spread of
the virus remain critical to protect everyone. As we transition into the 2022-2023 academic year, we
continue to work closely with our local health departments and will implement additional strategies when
needed throughout the academic year. The COVID vaccination is encouraged for all residents to lower the
risk of a COVID spread on campus.
SCC takes every precaution to keep our facilities bed-bug free, but we need every resident’s help to
ensure this. Anyone can pick up bed bugs from wherever the bugs are living – homes, hotels, other dorm
rooms, buses, etc. Although bed bugs usually occur near the areas where people sleep, they can infest
If traveling or staying somewhere else, check the potential hiding places such as mattress seams, wall
trim, under furniture and in any small cracks or creases. They hide during the day. Look for signs of
bed bugs such as eggs, blood stains, droppings, or the bed bugs themselves. Do not leave clothes on the
bed or the floor. Elevate suitcases off of the floor on a luggage stand or countertop. Keep your
suitcase or bag closed/zipped when not in use. When returning from a trip, wash all laundry in hot water
and dry it (recommend even taking it to a laundromat to do this).
What do bed bug bites look like? Bites can vary by individual and can range from absence
of any marks to a small bite mark or a more serious allergic reaction. The bite mark might not show up
right away and can appear similar to the bite of a mosquito – slightly swollen and red and may itch.
What if I suspect my room has bed bugs? First, don’t panic. Bed bug bites do not pose a
serious medical threat. Contact your Residence Life Manager or Assistant Residence Life Manager or
Maintenance as soon as possible. They will hire a licensed exterminator to come to campus. If you can,
capture the bed bug to help the exterminator to identify the bug. The exterminator and Residence Life
staff will help you with the process of sterilizing the room and your belongings. You will be asked to
do the following:
If a resident repeatedly infects housing, they may be prohibited from living on
Please contact SCC’s Student Support & Accommodations Resource Office if you have any special needs
requests for living on campus. Contact information for each campus can be found on the Reasonable
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: