Living on Campus
You will discover your independence, meet lifelong friends and be within walking distance
to your classes and student services. It's what college is meant to be.
Southeast Community College studies show students who live on campus are more likely to graduate than those who don’t. Campus living helps you stay focused and connected. It’s often your first-time living independently in a safe environment.
Living in a residence hall is cost-efficient and more economical than living off-campus. Many amenities are included in your 16-week semester cost:
- Wi-Fi internet access
- Heating and air-conditioning
- 14-meals per week in the dining hall
Depending on your SCC campus, we have apartment-style and suite-style coed, on-campus living options. Lounges with couches, big-screen televisions, computer labs, pool and ping pong tables, microwaves and vending machines are common spaces in the residence halls. SCC will clean the hallways and common areas, but you are responsible for cleaning your living space. We also expect you to clean up after yourself in the common areas. Parking on-campus is free.
The only SCC students required to live on-campus are student-athletes who receive any form of athletic scholarship. Outside of scholarship athletes, freshmen are not required to live on-campus although it is encouraged.
Homestead Hall is a three-story, suite-style residence hall accommodating up to 152 students. Each room includes a kitchenette and shared living space in addition to the bedrooms. Each suite includes a couch, two chairs, a coffee table and an end table in the living space. The kitchenette has a sink, microwave and refrigerator. Included in the bedrooms are a twin XL bed, desk set and two-drawer dresser for each student. There are two spacious lounges and five study areas available throughout the facility. Laundry facilities and a community kitchen are located in the basement.
The Beatrice Campus also offers two spacious apartment-style residents for 156 student in Eisenhower and Washington Halls. The apartments include a full kitchen and living room space. Bedrooms are all double-bedrooms and most apartments are for four persons with two full bathrooms. A limited number of two-person apartments are available with one shared bathroom. Each apartment includes a couch and loveseat in the living room while the kitchen includes either a table and chairs or a bar and barstools, depending on the layout. Kitchen appliances include a refrigerator, stove and dishwasher but you will need to bring a microwave. Each bedroom has one two-drawer dresser, two desk sets and two twin XL beds. A laundry facility is on the first floor of each building and Washington Hall has a rec room.
A new three-story, 245-bed state-of-the-art residence hall is scheduled to open on the Lincoln Campus in January 2024. This new facility will fulfill an on-campus living community need and is anticipated to be in high demand. If you are interested in living on campus, you should complete your housing application as soon as possible.
Until the SCC residence hall opens, we have partnered with Nebraska Wesleyan University to provide campus housing for SCC students on the NWU campus. You can apply for this limited housing option until our residence hall is available. Once the new residence hall opens, NWU will be used for overflow housing if needed.
Prairie Hall and Meadow Hall are each three-story, suite-style residence halls accommodating up to 149 and 152 students respectfully. Each room includes a kitchenette and shared living space in addition to the bedrooms. Each suite includes a couch, two chairs, a coffee table and an end table in the living space. The kitchenette has a sink, microwave and refrigerator. Included in the bedrooms are a twin XL bed, desk set and two-drawer dresser for each student. There are two spacious lounges and five study areas available throughout the facility. Laundry facilities and a community kitchen are located in the basement of each building.
The Milford Campus offers one apartment-style residence hall in the Pioneer Complex with 16 units for 64 students. The apartments have two double bedrooms for four total persons, a living space, full kitchen and a single bathroom. The living rooms include a couch, chair, coffee table and end table. The kitchen is furnished with a table and chairs and includes a stove and refrigerator. Each bedroom has one desk and two twin XL beds. Pioneer Hall will only be available as overflow if both Prairie and Meadow Halls are full.
Contact Southeast Community College’s Accommodations Resource Office for your campus if you have any special needs requests for living on campus.
If you have food allergies or sensitivities, contact 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:
Housing assignments are made on a first-come basis after 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 you want to to choose your residence hall and have a roommate preference, getting your contract in prior to room assignments for the following term is important to increase the availability of your preferences. After room assignments are made, changes may not be possible. Below are the Priority Registration Deadlines for each term prior to room assignments. NOTE: The earlier you submit your contract and deposit, the more likely it is you will have a room available.
- MARCH 1 is the priority deadline for the upcoming FALL term
- OCTOBER 1 is the priority deadline for the upcoming SPRING term
- APRIL 1 is the priority deadline for the upcoming SUMMER term – NOTE: summer term housing may be limited by the College to specific residence halls as all halls will not be open for the summer
The earlier you submit you contract and deposit, the more likely it is you will have a room available.
After you submit your Housing Reservation Contract and paid your damage/surety deposit, the next step is to complete the Roommate Questionnaire. You will state your preferences for the type of person you would be most compatible living with. If you have a specific person you would like to room with, put that person’s name on your questionnaire and make sure they do the same for you. Roommate requests will only be honored if both persons mutually agree. If you forgot to submit a roommate(s) or decide to room with someone after you submitted your form, contact the Residence Life Manager for your campus.
- Beatrice Roommate Questionnaire
- Milford Roommate Questionnaire
- Nebraska Wesleyan University Roommate Questionnaire
If you find you do not get along with your roommate, changes will not be made in the first two weeks of the term. Our Residence Life staff will work with you and your roommate to try to work out your differences. After two weeks, if your differences cannot be resolved, Residence Life staff will change rooms if possible. Roommate changes are approved by the Residence Life Manager. If residence halls are near or at capacity, room changes may be more difficult to accommodate.
Residence Life staff plan a variety of activities and events throughout the semester which focus on educational, recreational and social opportunities for residents. Examples include game nights, movie nights, speakers, educational programs, pool tournaments, basketball tournaments, and late-night breakfasts during finals.
Resident Assistants are typically second-year/second-term students hired to work in the residence halls. As an RA, you provide leadership, team-building, community development, programming, and administration to 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 mandatory and included in the cost of all residence halls. Our dining facilities are managed by Great Western and include multiple food options like 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. Facility hours on each campus are:
- Milford: Monday-Friday
- Beatrice: Monday-Sunday, including brunch on the weekends (a 17-meal plan upgrade is available for a small fee)
Residence life students cannot opt out of the meal contract with Great Western. If you have food allergies or sensitivities, contact Great Western Food Service Manager for your location:
Although SCC does not require submitting immunization records, being up-to-date on all immunizations is recommended. Per state law, you will be provided information regarding meningococcal disease and you are required to acknowledge receipt of this information. Detailed information about meningococcal disease is on our Residence Life Forms page.
Vaccinations continue to be the leading public health prevention strategy to manage COVID virus and mitigate the spread of the virus to protect everyone. The COVID vaccine is encouraged for all residents to lower the risk of a COVID spread on campus.
For Residence Hall questions, contact email@example.com.