CEDAR HALL OPENING SOON!
Whatcom is excited to announce the opening of Cedar Hall for fall quarter, 2020! Cedar Hall offers residential facilities, programs, and services designed to enhance student learning and support student success. Our diverse residential community offers interaction and communication with people from all over the world. Applications for Cedar Hall are open now!
Our opening plan will be guided by local, state and federal agencies in regards to safety. Cedar Hall will be at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing needs. Precautions may also include rotation of and limitation of residents moving in, assigned move in days/times, PPE requirements for residents during move in, ongoing check in’s via email and phone, and limited access to community spaces. Each floor in Cedar Hall will be staffed with at least one Resident Advisor to assist residents.
At this time, each resident will be assigned their own bathroom. A four bedroom two bathroom suite will be occupied by only 2 students and two bedroom one bathroom suites will be occupied by one student. This structure is subject to change as safety restrictions are reduced.
All communications will be via email to the email addres s listed on the housing application. Please be sure to update your email address if it changes to receive up to date notifications regarding housing.
APPLICATION AND MOVE IN
We are accepting applications for fall quarter! Applications can be completed online. Each applicant will be contacted via email once an application has been completed.
Applicants will receive notification of placement in your Welcome Packet on or before August 31st via email. Your placement notification will provide you with information on your move in day and time, roommate email contact and tips for preparing for your arrival.
Due to the nature of ongoing changes to health and safety, please be aware that updates to the above processes will be provided as they become available.
CEDAR HALL AMENITIES INCLUDE
- Fully furnished units, including kitchens and smart TVs in each unit
- Laundry facility
- Wi-Fi access
- Community spaces on each floor for study sessions, group meetings, and to hang out with friends
- On site Residence Life programs, events, and activities
- Community kitchen
- Drug and alcohol free environment
- Free parking
- Local, regional, and international attractions nearby
- Front desk with mail and information services
- Equipment check-in/check-out
About the New Residence Hall
All rooms are currently single-occupancy and meant for only one resident. View floor plan:
- Private Bedroom, Shared Bath in a Four Bedroom Suite - $2,850/quarter
- Private Bedroom, Shared Bath in a Two Bedroom Suite - $3,150/quarter
- Private Studio Apartment** - $3,900/quarter
- Private 1-Bedroom Apartment** - $4,200/quarter
- $250 (non-refundable) cleaning fee
- $250 (refundable security deposit)
**Studios and one bedroom apartments are limited, pending availability.
Housing fees are billed quarterly. At move in housing fees for the quarter and the cleaning fee and security deposit are added to the student account and due upon receipt of your rent invoice.
All steps of the application process must be completed in order for your application to be considered:
Complete the online application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee. Payment can be made by phone at 360.383.3363.
- Provide proof of ability to pay rent. Rent is charged quarterly and due at the beginning of each quarter. A financial aid award letter, bank statement or check stub are examples of documentation of proof of ability to pay. Please let us know if you have any concerns providing this information.
- Completed background check. The results of the background check may affect eligibility.
Upon determining eligibility applicant will receive an offer of placement via e-mail along with instructions for next steps.
- Accept placement offer by indicated deadline.
- Your move in date will be scheduled and sent to you via e-mail
- We offer contracts based on the academic schedule and residents have the option to sign a contract for one quarter or up to a year.
Resident Policies and Procedures
Residents and guests at WCC housing are held to the Whatcom Community College Code of Conduct. In addition to the Code of Conduct as well as federal, state, and local ordinances residents and guests at WCC housing are held accountable to the Residence Life policies as defined in the Residence Life Handbook. Residents are responsible for their guests.
WCC housing abides by all local, state, and federal laws relevant to campus housing. WCC housing is a drug and alcohol free environment and does not discriminate in its programs and employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
By submitting an application, the applicant acknowledges that WCC may complete a background check that could include (but may not be limited to):
- Criminal history, including arrests, charges, and convictions
- Conduct history for behavioral issues at Whatcom Community College.