Jamestown Campus housing: Hillside Suites

JCC’s residence halls add an exciting dimension to the college experience. Located only steps from classrooms, library, recreation center, computer labs, and athletic events, Hillsides Suites delivers the convenience, safety, and independence of living on campus. Apply now for campus housing!

Live on campus and save big

Live Where You Learn Scholarship

If you're a New York state resident, you can save $1,000 on your housing costs when you live on campus at JCC. Find out if you're eligible!

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Out-Of-State Tuition Grant

If you live outside of New York, you can now go to JCC for the in-state cost when you live on campus. That is a savings of close to $5,000 a year.

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Meal Plan Included

Live on campus and we'll give you five meals a week at no extra cost. That's a value of $700 each semester. We'll also throw in $75 J Dollars, which can be used for beverages, snacks, and food items at all campus stores.


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Need to know:

Application and costs

To live on campus:

  1. Complete the housing application
  2. Submit your $200 security deposit, proof of health insurance, and the residential student health history form to FSA

The application and license is for the entire academic year. The cost for a single room is $7,500 for the year, with $3,750 due at the beginning of each semester. Both rates now include a 5 meal/week meal plan. Limited double room accommodations are available for $6,700, with $3,350 due at the beginning of each semester.

If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian signature must accompany your own signature to make the application valid.

Move-in checklist

To participate in Move-In Day, you must apply for and complete financial aid paperwork at: fafsa.gov and enter JCC Code: 002869 (learn more about JCC financial aid). Follow this checklist for help with applying for aid.

Note: Financial aid can take 6-8 weeks to process. Please file your FAFSA as soon as possible to avoid delays and ensure your participation in Move-In Day.

To receive your residence hall room key, you must:

  • be registered as a full-time student.
  • demonstrate that you have taken measures to pay your bill in full through personal payment, financial aid, and/or enrollment in the college's Nelnet payment plan. Follow the steps in our housing payment checklist to ensure on-time payment.

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Suite features

The Hillside Suites are apartment-style campus housing connected directly to the main campus. Our residence halls provide the best of both worlds – private bedrooms and bathrooms, and spacious communal areas to socialize with your friends and roommates. Apartments consist of four or five fully furnished bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, dining area, and two full bathrooms. 

Apartment amenities include:

  • Kitchen and dining
    • refrigerator, stove/oven, and cabinetry in the kitchen
    • table with chairs in dining area
  • Living area
    • couch, armchair, end table, lamp, and television stand
    • heating and air conditioning thermostat
    • wireless internet
  • Bathrooms
    • sink, vanity, standing shower, shelving, and toilet
  • Bedrooms
    • twin XL bed, nightstand, dresser, desk with chair, closet
  • Cable television in all living spaces

Free parking close to the residence suites is also provided.

Perks of living on campus

Convenience: You don’t have to worry about fighting traffic, paying for gas, or driving in bad weather to get to class.

Campus connection: We provide many opportunities to get involved and stay connected. There is something for everyone: clubs, intramurals, athletics, leadership and service positions, and more.

Close to the action: Everything on campus is just a short walk away, including the library, gym/fitness center, and dining options.

Independence: Experience living on your own and making important decisions yourself in a safe environment.

Complete college experience: Meet new people, make new friends, and enjoy new experiences! The more connected you are, the more successful you will become.

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Meal Plan Now Included
  • Starting fall 2018, 5 meals a week are included in your housing costs, a value of $700.

Contact Residence Life

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 ext. 1188 or 716.338.1188
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Is health insurance required to live in the residence halls?

Health insurance is strongly recommended, but is not required to live in the halls. Please submit a copy of your health insurance information, if available, along with your $200 deposit to the business office. You may also mail it to the following address:

Office of Residence Life
P.O. Box 20
525 Falconer St.
Jamestown, NY 14701

If you don't already have health insurance, it is available through the business office at Jamestown Community College. Please contact the Business Office for more information. 

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What is the difference between a single and a double room?

A single room is made to house one person. It contains one bed, one dresser, one desk and chair, one nightstand, and one closet. A double room is more than twice the size of a single room and is shared with someone else.  A double room has two beds, two dressers, two desks, two chairs, two nightstands, and two closets.

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How are room assignments made?

Housing assignments are made on a first come, first served basis on the date the $200 deposit is made with the Business Office. In June, you will receive a letter in the mail letting you know if you have a room on campus, or if you are on a wait list. Room assignments with suitemate information will be mailed out the first full week of August.

If you don't receive a letter in June or assignment in August, call 716.338.1188, or contact us by e-mail.

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When I received my assignment, there were four suite-mates listed in addition to my name. Why?

There are six suites in the North and South buildings that have a double room. This means that instead of having a four person suite, you will have a five person suite. All of the double rooms are as follows: 201A, 209D, 301A, 309D, 401A, and 409D. There are 13 suits in the West building building that have five people per suite, all with single bedrooms. Those suite numbers are as follow: 102, 201, 202, 208, 209, 301, 302, 308, 309, 401, 402, 408, and 409.

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What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants (RA) are second year students who are hired by the Office of Residence Life to serve in leadership roles in the residence halls. Each residence hall has an RA assigned to each floor. The RAs work to create a sense of community within the residence halls through programming, helping students in need, and enforcing campus policies. They are the liaison between the students and the Residence Directors.

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What is a Residence Director?

Residence Directors (RD) are live-in professional staff that supervise the RAs in the buildings they oversee. In addition to supervising the RAs, RDs also oversee the day-to-day operations of the residence halls by acting as a liaison to the maintenance staff to report maintenance problems, and work with the Director of Residence Life to enforce campus and residence hall regulations.

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What size are the mattresses in the bedrooms?

The standard mattress is a twin XL that measures 36-by-80 inches. For extra comfort, students may want to bring foam egg crates or mattress covers.

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May I bring a microwave oven and a refrigerator?

Microwave ovens are permitted in the kitchen area of the suite only. They are not permitted in a student's bedroom. Please note that a refrigerator is not necessary, as there is a full refrigerator in the kitchen of the suite. However, students may have a mini-fridge in their bedroom. This mini-fridge must not exceed 4.5 cubic feet.

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Will I be allowed to hang items on the walls?

Students are permitted to hang tasteful items on the walls of their room. However, they cannot cover more than 10 percent of the wall space (per state fire codes). We suggest using tacky clay to hang items, or push pins. Absolutely NO NAILS. Do not place decals or adhesive plaques on doors, walls, woodwork, or vinyl. Failure to adhere to these procedures will result in damage charges. 

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What should I bring?

In addition to bringing personal items to make your room feel like a home away from home, we suggest that students contact their suitemates to discuss sharing larger items, such as a microwave and television for the common areas.

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What items are not allowed?

Items not allowed include: candles, electric frying pans, heaters, beanbag/papasan chairs, toaster ovens, hot plates, incense, curtains/window treatments, deep fryers, halogen lamps, multi-arm lamps, cinder blocks, amplifiers, air conditioners, Christmas lights, rugs, fireworks, extension cords (power strips are ok), wooden lofts, any outside furniture, firearms/weapons

Due to fire code, there is NO outside furniture allowed inside of the residence halls.

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Who is responsible for cleaning the suites and bedrooms?

Students are responsible for the cleaning of their suites and bedrooms. Students should bring cleaning supplies to clean bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, and bedrooms. In addition, students are also responsible for the toilet paper in their bathrooms.

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May I have a pet?

Fish are the only acceptable pets, in a tank that is under five gallons.

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Is there a place to store my bike at school?

Yes, bicycles can be stored in bike racks near the residence halls. A bike lock is recommended to prevent theft. Bikes are not allowed in the residence halls, hallways, walkways, or student rooms, and they will be removed from these areas when found.

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What happens if I lose my keys or ID?

A student that loses their keys or ID should report this to their Resident Director immediately. There is a $50 replacement fee per key and ID that is lost. Keys that are lost at the end of the year will result in a bill being issued to the student. If this bill is unpaid, a hold may be placed on your account.

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What is the visitor policy?

Visitors must use the phone located inside the foyer to call the people they wish to visit to have them come down, open the door for them, and escort them while in the building. Guests must be escorted at all times when not in the host's suite. Guests need to be signed into the building starting at 9 p.m. by a Resident Assistant. All guests must show proper ID (license, JCC ID card, other college ID card, valid state ID) to sign into a residence hall and must be 17 or older. All of the residence halls employ Night Desk Attendants. These shifts run from midnight to 3 a.m. on the weekdays and 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on the weekends. They are available to sign guests in and out of each building while on duty.