DO I HAVE TO LIVE ON-CAMPUS?
Notre Dame College has a two-year residency requirement for students beginning in Fall 2017. In order to live off campus students need to be 21 years of age or have a total of 60 credit hours by the first day of classes. Each year Residence Life will send out information to current residents about how they can apply to live off campus.
AM I ABLE TO CHOOSE MY ROOMMATE?
All incoming students have the opportunity to select a roommate when filling out the Housing Application on My.NDC. If a student does not have a preferred roommate, the Office of Residence Life will assign a roommate based on personal preferences filled out on the Housing Application. After your first year at NDC, you will go through the room selection process where you will sign up to live with the people of your choice for the following school year.
CAN I CHANGE ROOMS IF I DON’T LIKE MY SPACE?
The Office of Residence Life will provide one opportunity each semester to change housing assignments. This designated time is considered room change week. In order to be considered for a room change, students are required to complete the Room Switch Form and turn it in to the Office of Residence Life.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Be sure to talk to your new roommate before moving so you can coordinate who’s bringing what!
- Here are some must-haves for living on campus:clothes for all occasions, extra-long twin sheets and other bedding items, towels, toiletries, cleaning supplies, hangers, a laundry basket, laundry detergent, an umbrella, a window fan, and plenty of school supplies to survive the semester (notebooks, paper, pens, note cards, calculator, etc.)
- These are some of the items that aren’t necessary but are permitted in the residence halls: TVs, gaming systems, a laptop or computer, refrigerators smaller than 4.2 cubic feet, Keurig coffee makers, an iron and ironing board, posters and pictures to hang on your wall (but only hang them with painters tape), power strips that have an on/off switch, and fish in a tank 10-gallons or smaller.
- The following items are prohibited and should be left at home: pets, candles, extension cords, air conditioners (unless medically necessary and approved by Residence Life), adhesive except painters tape, toaster ovens, traditional coffee makers, microwaves (they are provided on each floor in Harks, Petersen & Providence and in each of the four-bedroom apartments in North and every room in South so no need to bring one), Foreman Grills and the like, griddles and deep fryers.
You can also check out one these websites for more information. Be sure to take note on the above items as these websites include general guidelines on what to bring, not NDC specific items.
HOW DO I ACCESS HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS?
HOW DOES THE DINING HALL WORK?
Our dining hall is open from 7:30 am-7:30 pm Monday-Friday and 11:00 am-7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Each time you enter the dining hall, you will use one meal from your selected meal plan. The dining hall offers a variety of delicious selections each day including a salad bar, a deli, pizza, hot entrees, desserts and more! Meal plans are non-transferable and do not roll over from week to week. Students are not permitted to take food out of the dining hall.
HOW DO I GET INTO MY BUILDING AND ROOM?
Every student is issued an NDC ID card which will give you access to the gated entry by Division Road; the lobbies of Harks, Providence and South Halls; and the building you live in. You will also need it in order to eat in the dining hall. You are required to carry your ID with you at all times and are not permitted to give your ID to anyone else. Resident students will also be given a key to their specific room. Again, your key may not be given to anyone else.
If you lose your ID, you will need to go to the NDC Police Office. If you lose your room key, you go to the Residence Life Office. There is a fee associated with the replacement of an ID and/or key.
WHO SHOULD I GO TO IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Every floor has a Resident Assistant, or more commonly called, a RA. This is a full-time undergraduate student who is a member of the Residence Life Staff. RAs are in place to help residents get to know one another, ensure that members of the community respect one another and follow College policies, and help everyone become familiar with NDC. RAs also plan floor activities, are familiar with upcoming events on campus, are on-call in the Residence Life Office, and respond to disturbances or emergencies in the halls.
You can also stop by your Residence Life Coordinator’s (RLC) office. They are a professional who supervise the RAs, manage the residence halls, and work to meet the needs of residents. If your RA is unable to answer something for you, stop by the RLC office on the 2nd floor of South.
The Director of Residence Life is also available to assist residents with questions. They are a professional who indirectly oversees RAs, directly supervises the RLC, and oversees the entire department. The Director’s office is in Harks Hall.
CAN MY FRIENDS VISIT OVERNIGHT?
The short answer is yes! An overnight guest is defined as a family member, friend, or other NDC residence hall student who is staying in a resident’s room on a temporary basis, either overnight or for a weekend. Only same-sex overnight guests will be permitted in Petersen and Providence Halls, and only with the permission of the roommate.
All overnight guests must be registered in the Office of Residence Life by completing a Guest Registration Form in order to be permitted to stay overnight. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to stay on campus. The overnight guest must provide a federal or state issued photo ID (e.g. license, passport, state ID card) to stay in the halls. Overnight guests who wish to take advantage of the campus food service and are not on the meal plan must pay the cost determined by the dining service for each meal. Residents are responsible for the conduct of guests at all times.
WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING ISN’T WORKING OR IS BROKEN IN MY ROOM?
You should submit a maintenance request and someone from the maintenance staff will come by your room to repair or replace it. You can click directly on the link or log on to My.NDC, click the NDC Life tab at the top of the page, and then select Maintenance Department on the left-hand side of the page. Everything from that point forward is a drop down or fill-in option. If you’re having trouble filling out a maintenance request, see your RA for help. Please note that Step 8 on the maintenance request requires a password. The Password is “ndc” and is not your email password.
HOW DO I GET MAIL?
The mail room is located on the ground level of the Administration Building and all mail, packages, and other deliveries go there. All resident students will be assigned a mailbox and will be given a key to it on move-in day. Commuter students, if they choose, will be able to rent a mailbox for a fee – just go to the mail room to have a mailbox assigned to you. You should use the following address to ensure you receive your mail:
Student First & Last Name
4545 College Road
South Euclid, OH 44121
DO I NEED A PARKING PASS FOR MY CAR?
At the time of publication, parking passes are not required for any of the lots on campus. However the campus may ask you to register your car when you receive your ID. This policy is subject to change.
DO YOU PROVIDE RENTER’S INSURANCE?
Notre Dame College does not provide renters insurance but we do recommend you have it. Talk with your family’s insurance company to see if they are able to cover your belongings while away at school. If not, you can check out this site to compare options: NSSI.
- Computers : Computer labs are available in various locations around campus to students that do not have access to their own computer. If you do decide to bring your own computer, you can either use the Wifi or bring an Ethernet cord to connect to the internet in the residence halls.
- Printing : Having a printer in your room is not required but does make things more convenient. All students are given a printing allowance each semester which allows you to print items for school in any of the computer labs on campus.
DO THE RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE DURING BREAKS?
The residence halls remains open for fall, Thanksgiving, spring, and Easter break. The residence halls will close during winter and summer break. Please visit the school breaks link for more detail.
Looking for Affordable Off-Campus Properties?
Notre Dame College has partnered with the Center for School, College & Career Resources who has provided the following guide for finding affordable living options close to campus: