New students must meet full admission requirements to stay on campus. They must register and maintain at least 12 semester hours. Students who have completed at least 12 semester hours must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be in good discipline standing.
Submit the housing application with a $52.00 non-refundable room reservation fee to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. New students will be notified of their room assignment during summer orientation and notifications will be mailed to returning students in June for the Fall and December for the Spring.
With the increase in demand for housing at Hinds CC, we recommend that you apply for housing as soon as possible. Early application enhances a student’s chance of securing a room.
No, room reservation fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If a student decides to cancel his/her room, they must complete the cancellation process online using the Housing portal.
In some instances, students who are applying late may be placed on a waitlist for campus housing. While this can be concerning, the waitlist is not necessarily an indication that they will not receive a room assignment. Historically, throughout the summer a number of students who have completed a housing application will cancel their room assignment, thus opening up spaces for students on the waitlist. Housing officials will carefully consider trends from previous years and will communicate with waitlisted students throughout the summer about status updates.
Students who have applied for Admissions, and have received a student ID number, may apply for housing at either the Raymond or Utica campus. Students will use their credentials to log in to the Housing portal located on their myHinds account. Once logged in, students will be required to pay a $52 room reservation fee and select the campus desired. Prompts will direct the student to choose their building preference, room preference, and roommate preference. When the updating period begins, students will receive a notification via their Hinds email. Advertisements will also be posted throughout the residence halls and the campus.
Yes, under a few stipulations. All mediation efforts must be exhausted, and the residence hall director must recommend the room change to occur for the best interest of both parties.
Students who plan to live on campus should receive their IDs at their residence hall upon check-in. Students who commute should visit their campus designated ID station prior to the first day of class. Students receive a free ID each academic year. If the ID is lost, misplaced or stolen, the replacement fee is $10.
The residence halls close at the end of the Fall semester (December) and reopen at the beginning of the Spring semester (January) and also at the end of the Spring semester (May). The residence halls also close for Spring Break in March and the Thanksgiving holiday in November. Check the college calendar for specific dates.
All residents are encouraged to go home and visit their families during holidays and interim periods. If you have extenuating circumstances, permission may be granted to live on campus during holidays and semester breaks for an additional charge. For safety and security, you may be assigned to a new room for this period of time. You must request permission one WEEK prior to the college closing for a holiday or interim period.
Most rooms have at least a twin size bed, desk and chair, a chest of drawers and closet for each person.
You may hang pictures and mirrors in your room but NOT with nails or screws. Students may use a non-damaging wall adhesive. Any holes or missing paint found in a student’s room will be noted, and a fine will be charged.
Each residence hall is supervised by a live-in Hall Director, who is responsible for implementing the residential life program within your residence hall. Each floor has a Resident Assistant, who assists the Hall Director. Each residence hall has a Residence Hall council, which fosters a sense of community within and between the residence halls. It is composed of students from that hall, who help plan academic, community service, recreational and social programs.
Hinds Community College assumes no liability for damage or loss of personal property. Books, clothing, electronics, and other personal items will not be replaced by Hinds Community College regardless of the cause of damage or loss. To make sure your items are protected from theft, fire, and flood, you are encouraged to purchase property or renters insurance through your homeowner’s insurance policy or through an independent agent.
When something breaks in your room or something is not working in a residence hall such as a sink or shower, you should notify your Resident Assistant. From there, the problem is reported to the maintenance staff and fixed as soon as possible. Our office, as well as the maintenance office, is open from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., most repair request after these hours will be put on the next day’s agenda. If there is an emergency, please contact your Resident Assistant or your Hall Director.
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is conducive to the learning environment and enhances the college community. All students are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, highlighted in the Student Handbook. Printed versions can be attained from the Dean of Students office at each campus. Students are expected to know and understand all rules and regulations upon becoming a student at Hinds Community College.
Depending on the severity of the situation, the college will use discretion on the extent of the violation. Sanctions include but are not limited to receiving a fine, community service, suspension or expulsion. Some violations will result in a student attending a disciplinary hearing to determine appropriate action for the violation.
A student who has been removed from the residence hall as a result of scholastic suspension may file an appeal with the Office of Student Housing and Residence Life.
The process for reinstatement for all suspensions and expulsions begin at the Dean of Students office. Additional documentation may be needed to support ramifications.
Hinds Community College is a dry campus. In accordance with campus regulation, serving, consuming, possession, being under the influence or the display of an alcoholic beverage is not permitted.