Wenatchee Campus Residence Hall
Wenatchee Valley College's residence hall is now open. Located on Fifth Street across from the Wenatchee campus, the hall is within walking distance of grocery stores, shopping areas and downtown Wenatchee. Bus access is available next to the parking lot. Students with current WVC student ID's may ride free.
Why live in a residence hall?
Residence halls can be a convenient and cost-effective alternative to renting an apartment. Rather than commuting long distances each day, you can stay on campus, not worry about parking and have ready access to campus facilities.
What is available?
The residence hall is a three-story building with four sections or pods around a common area on each floor. Each pod has three bedrooms containing two beds each, a bathroom with a shower and laundry facilities. You will be assigned a roommate or you can request a specific roommate when you apply for a room. Single rooms are not available. The hall has room for 75 students, including rooms for one RA per floor.
Men are assigned to one floor and women to another; the third floor is coed. You have access to wireless and high-speed Internet connections and cable television. Phone jacks for landlines are in each room. You are responsible for bringing your own phone, if you choose, and arranging phone service with a provider.
You will be assigned a twin bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and a chest with three drawers. You need to bring your own sheets, towels, pillows, toiletries and any other personal items. A refrigerator and microwave are located in each common area, but you may choose to have your own mini-fridge and a microwave in your room. Hotplates are not allowed.
One room on each floor is ADA accessible. There is elevator service to all floors from the ground level. If you need special accommodations, contact Coby Weidenbach at 509.682.6706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much will living in the residence hall cost?
The cost for the first quarter is $1,280 plus a $55 technology fee and a $450 deposit. If students continue to live in the residence hall the cost is $1,180 their second consecutive quarter, $1,080 the third and will remain at $1,080 if they return the following year. The $450 deposit is due with your application form. If you decide on other housing 30 days prior to moving in, the deposit will be returned to you. If you decide to leave mid-year, your deposit will not be returned. At the end of the academic year, your deposit may be returned to you if there is no damage to your room and common area.
When will the residence hall be open?
The hall will be open for the 2011-2012 academic year from Sept. 23, 2011, to June 18, 2012. You may move in starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Fall-quarter classes start Monday, Sept. 26. For winter break, you will need to check out by Dec. 16 or notify the residence life coordinator in writing if you intend to stay over the break. At the end of spring quarter, you are expected to be checked out by 5 p.m. on June 18.
What food service is available?
The WVC Café is located in Van Tassell Center and operated by the Alley Café of Leavenworth, Wash. The café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The café is closed weekends.
You have the option to purchase a flex-pass meal card each quarter for food items in the WVC Café. The card works like a debit card and may have additional amounts added to the total. A 10% bonus is applied to flex-passes of $250 and $500. If you purchase a $250 card you will receive $262 and if you purchase a $500 card it will be worth $550.
Will there be student resident advisers?
One resident adviser (RA) is assigned to each floor. RAs help residents plan group activities, mediate conflicts, answer questions, enforce college policies and serve as resources for students for a positive living and learning atmosphere. RAs are selected through an application process and employed by WVC. If interested in applying for an RA position, contact Coby Weidenbach at 509.682.6706 or email@example.com.
What about security?
A residence life coordinator lives across the parking lot and is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Office hours are established for day-to-day operational questions. You will have a key card to access the building, your floor and your room. Campus security officers patrol the college grounds and are available in emergencies.
Is parking available?
Parking is available for 40 vehicles at the hall. You get a free pass to park in this lot. If you do not have a pass and park in a campus lot, you will be ticketed. On-street parking may be available.
Who can apply for a room in the residence hall?
All students taking 5 or more credits are eligible to live in the hall. You should complete an application and provide a $450 deposit two weeks before the start of the quarter you plan to attend. Applications are available online at www.wvc.edu or from Coby Weidenbach on the Wenatchee campus.