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Residence Hall

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Housing Application here

 

2021-2022 COVID-19 Info
What you should know if you plan to live in the Residence Hall

  • The Residence Hall is open at 100% capacity for 2021-2022, therefore all rooms are once again dual occupancy (2-residents per room).  

  • Complete COVID-19 vaccines are REQUIRED for all residents.

    • We accept any of the 3 approved vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson. 

      • Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require 2 doses to be considered “complete”

  • Residents are required to indicate their vaccination status on the housing application.  

    • Verification of vaccination status is required by showing the vaccine card at your scheduled check-in.

      • WVC does not make or keep copies of the vaccine card on file.

    • Students with medical or religious exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine may still be permitted to live in the Residence Hall, however, it is important to know the following:

      • The Residence Hall is a shared, enclosed space that would pose a high risk for non-vaccinated residents, especially those with an underlying medical condition that might prevent them from getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

      • We are unable to provide private living spaces.

        • The kitchen and lounge area are located in what is called the common area, and are shared by all residents on the floor.

        • The Residence Hall is laid out in a "Pod" style, each with 3 rooms, and a shared bathroom and laundry.

The WVC Campus is open, with COVID-19 guidelines and requirements in place, and many classes remain online. Decisions regarding in person classes for the 2021-22 school year are ongoing.

It is very important that residents consider these details when deciding if living on campus is the best option. 
We are planning to keep the residence hall open for those who need it, but we also understand that staying home may be best for you.

If after applying, you decide that the Residence Hall is not the best option for you, contact the Residence Life Manager prior to your moving in date to cancel your contract.

  • If changing circumstances prevent you from moving in, WVC will refund both the $200 admin fee and $200 damage deposit as long as you cancel before checking in.

For questions, contact the Residence Life Manager: reslife@wvc.edu  / 509-682-6706.

 

Please monitor your student email and/or Canvas accounts for notifications regarding changing processes and procedures pertaining to COVID-19.

Maintain safety guidelines established by the CDC

  • Nose and mouth coverings are required in all common areas
  • Keep a 3 ft distance between you and others
  • Wash your hands frequently / use hand sanitizer

Non-WVC students: students of other schools (WSU, CWU, etc) who have clinicals or other internships in the Wenatchee area during summer are eligible to stay in the WVC residence hall at our non-student/conference rate.

Any resident staying in the hall must follow all guidelines established by the CDC for personal safety:

  • Vaccination is required
  • Nose and mouth coverings are required in all common areas
  • Keep a 3 ft distance between you and others
  • Wash your hands frequently / use hand sanitizer

 

Residence Hall Info

Located on Fifth Street across from the Wenatchee campus, the WVC Residence Hall is within walking distance of grocery stores, shopping areas, and downtown Wenatchee. Bus access is available next to to the parking lot. Students with current WVC student identification may ride for free.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No commute - the Residence Hall is located directly across the street from the main campus.

  • Typically cheaper than renting - Residence Hall fees are quarterly (every 3 months),
    • $1440 + $60 technology fee = $1,500, which averages out to $500/month
      • All utilities are included in the quarterly fee- water, sewer, garbage/recycling, internet

  • Safe environment - In addition to 24 hour security, the Residence Hall has on-call staff to respond to residents needs.

  • Broaden experiences - Living in a community environment brings many opportunities that off-campus living doesn't offer.
    • Residents learn to live and interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
    • Develop better understanding and cooperation through negotiating their shared spaces.
    • Be a part activities such as BBQ's, contests, celebrations, etc., that only residents get to partake in.
    • Have an opportunity to become a student staff, and assist with activities and resident engagement.

The Residence Hall is a three-story building, each floor containing a common area with a full-sized kitchen, and a lounging area with seating, television, computer, and printer.

The common area is shared by all residents on the floor. At each corner of the floors are "pods" (4 pods per floor), which each contain three bedrooms, a shared bathroom, and coin-operated laundry.

Each bedroom contains 2 of the following furnishings (1 per resident):

  • Bed (Twin XL mattress)
  • Desks with chairs
  • Wardrobe
  • Stacking drawers (3 per resident)

Residents are assigned a roommate, or can request a specific roommate on the housing application. Single rooms are not available.

The hall has room for 74 residents, including 2 Resident Advisors (RA's). All floors may be co-ed but pods/rooms are designated as either male or female.

Amenities include:

  • Casting-enabled television
  • Phone jacks are available in each room (land line)
    • You are responsible for bringing your own phone, if you choose, and arranging phone service with a provider
  • Utilities (water, sewer, garbage, recycling, electricity, & internet)
    • Wireless and high-speed Internet connections

Residents need to bring their own sheets, towels, pillows, toiletries and other personal items. 

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 the residential life coordinator at 509.682.6706.

Residents are permitted to bring some appliances, but for safety there are some restrictions. Please review the list below:

These appliances are permitted in the room:

  • Coffee Pot / Electric Kettle - MUST have automatic shut off
  • Mini Fridge (one per rm) - Must be under 7 cubic feet
  • Microwave (one per rm) - Must be UL approved, and </= 1.0 cubic feet and 800 watts
  • Surge Protectors
  • 3-Pronged Extension Cords ONLY
  • Decorative Lighting
    • String lights cannot be plugged into each other

 

The following items are NOT Allowed:

  • Alcoholic beverages / Alcohol paraphernalia, memorabilia, and/or advertisements
  • Drugs / Drug related paraphernalia, memorabilia, and/or advertisements
  • Candles / Incense / Wax Warmers
  • Combustible substances
    • i.e: gasoline, propane, butane, etc.
  • Duct Tape / Tacks / Nails / Screws
  • Electric Blankets
  • Extension cords that are not 3-pronged, Multi-prong adapters, and "piggy-backing" power strips
  • Fireworks / Powder / Explosives
  • Halogen / Disco / Lava Lamps
  • Open-coiled / Hotplate appliances
    • i.e.: toaster / toaster oven, cooktop, electric skillet/grill, space heater
  • Pets (for information on service / emotional support animals, contact the housing office
  • Weapons
    • i.e.: firearms, bows, BB guns, airsoft guns, slingshots, and/or any other type of projectile device

The following is a breakdown of the fees associated with living in the Residence Hall:

Application: $450 ($50 for the application, $200 non-refundable admin fee, and $200 refundable deposit)

  • This fee is due at the time of application submission. If you cancel your contract prior to moving in, the admin fee and deposit will be returned to you
  • At the end of the academic year, a portion of your deposit ($200) may be returned to you if there is no damage to your room and common area

Quarterly: $1,500 ($1,440 plus a $60 technology fee per quarter)

Early Termination:

  • If you decide to leave mid-year, your deposit will not be returned
  • Students are committing to the entire academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring), breaking your residence hall contract will result in a $750 early termination fee
    • There is an appeal process available for extenuating circumstances; contact the WVC Residential Life Office for more information: 509-682-6706

The WVC Café is located in Van Tassell Center and operated by From Scratch by Us. The café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The café is closed weekends, holidays, and non-class days.

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 5% bonus is applied to flex-passes of $250 and $499.
  • If you purchase $500 or more, the bonus is 10%.

Each year 2 Resident Advisors (RA) and from 1-4 Community Assistants (CA) are selected to help staff the Residence Hall.

RA's and CA's must be current students, and they must live in the Residence Hall.

RAs and CAs 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 and CAs are selected through an application process each Spring and employed by WVC.

If interested in applying for an RA position, contact the residential life office at 509.682.6706.

The building requires keycard access with separate locks at each main entrance, each pod entrance, and each individual bedroom. 

Residents are able to access the main lounge on any floor, but only the pods and bedrooms to which they are assigned. 

COVID-19 restrictions may affect access to floors

Student staff (RA's & CA's) reside in the building, and contact information is posted at main entrances.

Campus security officers patrol the college grounds and are available in emergencies. They can be reached at 6911 (from a campus phone) or 509.423.3705.

Parking is available for 48 vehicles at the hall.

Residents are able to purchase a pass through the Cashier's Office in order to park in this lot for $10 per quarter. If you do not have a pass and park in a campus lot, you will be ticketed.

On-street parking may be available.

 All students taking 10 or more credits are eligible to live in the hall.

You should complete an application and provide the $450 ($50 application fee, $200 damage deposit, and $200 admin/programming fee) as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

Contact Information

Residential Life Manager
509.682.6706
Email Residence Life