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Welcome to SWOCC Student Housing!

Southwestern Oregon Community College is one of only a few community colleges in the state of Oregon to provide housing and meal plans for students. Our 18 buildings offer apartment-style accommodations and quality living/ learning opportunities that are sure to be an integral part of your college experience.

You know we're a great value - just one reasonable payment covers rent, food, utilities, and cable - and we know we're the right choice for academic support, graduating on time, and a strong GPA. We're all about better grades, convenience, security, delicious meals, savings, and friends for a lifetime. Thanks for choosing Southwestern Student Housing - we're saving a place for you next year.

The 2014-2015 Housing Information is now available! 

2014-2015 Student Housing Information 
2014-2015 Housing Room and Board Agreement


A checklist below is provided to help you complete the application process. After you have applied and been accepted to Southwestern, reserve your room by going online at to complete the Housing Application and pay your Reservation Deposit. Once in your myLakerLink account, access the “Campus Life” tab and you will see the “Apply for Housing” link where you can complete the application and pay your deposit. Also see the “Housing Handout” link where you can review the Housing Application Information and Room & Board Agreement.

It is important to read carefully and understand all parts of the Student Housing Application Information and Student Housing Room & Board Agreement before applying and paying your deposit. Once you have completed the Housing Application and paid the Reservation Deposit you will receive notification to return to the “Campus Life” tab in your myLakerLink account.  Under “Housing Preferences” select “Room Preferences” and select the appropriate survey.  Room assignments are determined by the information you submit on this survey. Once the survey is completed, this information will then be used to process your room assignment. 

The deposit is refundable according to the “Room and Board Rates and Deadlines” list in the Housing Application Information. There is no deadline for room reservations but room assignments are based on the date all materials are received, so it is to your advantage to submit everything as early as possible.


  • Read the Student Housing Application Information and the Room & Board Agreement. 
  • Complete application process and pay reservation online. 
  • Submit copies of MMR Immunization Records to Admissions or Student Housing.
  • Submit all financial aid paperwork by the deadline. See the Financial Aid webpage for more information on deadlines for financial aid paperwork.
  • Receive an official financial aid award letter (not just a preliminary award letter).
  • Make payment arrangements on any balance not covered by financial aid prior to arrival.
  • If you are a student applying for a loan, please visit the Financial Aid web page to complete the loan steps.


College policy requires all out-of-district/out-of-state first time freshman students choosing to attend Southwestern to live in student housing their freshman year unless you have a dependent, are a veteran, are 21 years of age prior to the first day of class, or if student housing is filled. To be eligible for housing students must be 18 years old before December 15th of the fall term dated above.

Room Reservation and Cancellation 

New Students - The Housing deposit by students moving into housing for the first time is refundable (less $30 application fee) if canceled in writing prior to the following dates: Fall term – second Friday in August; Winter term – last Friday before Thanksgiving; Spring term – last Friday in February. Any room reservation canceled after these deadlines or during any term at any time (other than the scheduled cancellation period each term) will result in forfeiture of the $250 Housing Deposit. This does not apply to students on the housing waiting list where no deposit is required.

Current Students – Students canceling during the reservation period posted at the end of the fall and winter terms will forfeit $125.00 of the Housing Deposit. The remaining deposit balance will be applied to their student account or refunded (a form is provided). At the end of the spring term students will have their Housing Deposit applied to their student account or refunded unless they reserve a room for a future term. Students failing to indicate they are not returning to housing or Southwestern during any reservation period will forfeit the $250.00 Housing Deposit. Students failing to indicate they are returning to housing during the reservation period could result in loss of their room.

If a student has filled out the necessary paperwork to ensure himself/herself a room for the term, but does not show up for check-in by the first day of classes, the deposit will be forfeited and his/her room will be assigned to someone else on the second day of classes. If a student is unable to check-in by the first day of classes, he/she must submit a written request to have his/her room set aside for a specific day. This specific day should not exceed a week from the first day of classes. In no case will a late arrival reduce the quarterly room charge.

Financial AidFor students expecting financial aid, you will need to have the following by the first day of classes:

  1. All required financial aid paperwork turned in to the Student First Stop Center AND
  2. Complete the three steps for the loan application if applying for a student loan

Receiving Financial Aid does not necessarily mean your student housing charges are completely covered; in fact, you should still expect to pay part of the cost out of pocket.

If the above financial aid paperwork is not completed prior to the first day of classes, or your aid package is less than the cost of housing or tuition, you must make payment arrangements at the Student First Stop Center in Dellwood Hall, 541.888.7352 or 1.800.962.2838 ext. 7352.

If you plan to bring a computer with you to Southwestern Oregon Community College, and would like to have Internet and email access using your personal computer or tablet, you must connect your computer to the campus network in order to receive your Internet service.

The campus network cannot be bypassed by accessing local dialups (using phone modem, DSL, or cable modem) with an alternate Internet Service Provider. All local ISP access numbers are blocked in the campus phone switch. Television is by satellite, not cable. DSL is not available because all telephone lines pass through the College’s phone switch. Consequently, the only way to have Internet access and email on a personal computer is to connect to the campus network.

To protect the campus network, your computer, and the quality of Internet access for all users, the College has implemented the following procedures and requirements before your personal computer can be connected to the campus network.

  1. All computers must have a Wireless Network Interface Card (NIC) or an Ethernet NIC, properly installed driver and an Ethernet network cable (the cord that connects the computer jack to the wall jack; this network cable has connectors that are wider than a standard telephone jack).
  2. Once you connect your computer to our network you will need to open a browser. Our Safe Connect page will load and you will need to install the Safe Connect Key from this page. Users must install the Safe Connect Key before being allowed on the college’s network. The Safe Connect Key is a small program that checks your computer to verify that there is an Anti-Virus program installed, up to date, and running and that there is no file sharing programs running.
  3. No file sharing programs (torrents) are allowed running on your computers on the college’s network.
  4. All computers must have a current and up to date Anti-Virus program installed and running to access the internet. The College can provide a free virus checking software if needed. * Any Antivirus program with a firewall as a part of the program or a standalone firewall program may need additional configuration.

If you need help getting your computer to access the internet you can contact the ITS office at 541.888.7426 or 541.888.7225 or deliver your computer (If a laptop, include power adapter), if a desktop or tower (just the computer no monitor, keyboard, or mouse) to Randolph Hall, Room 7 on campus during scheduled hours (8:00am to 5:00pm Mon.-Fri.) The service is performed for free.

If you deliver your computer to the ITS office in Randolph Hall Room 7 to be configured for the College network, you will still have access to computers in the Willamette River computer lab in Student Housing (24/7) or on the fourth floor of Tioga Hall on campus (during regular working hours Monday-Friday).

Computing Help available online

Schedule of Single Room Rates per Term for 2014-2015 Academic Year


Private Room Rate Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Total
15 per week $3,581 $2,626 $1,750 $7,957
Flex Plan $3,581 $2,626 $1,750 $7,957
19 per week $3,739 $2,743 $1,828 $8,310


Schedule of Double Room Rates per Term for 2014-2015 Academic Year


Double Room Rate Fall 2014 Winter 2014 Spring 2015 Total
15 per week $3,087 $2,263 $1,509 $6,859
Flex Plan $3,087 $2,263 $1,509 $6,859
19 per week $3,245 $2,380 $1,587 $7,212

Summer Term Housing rates are: Single: $1,680; Double: $1,200.

Schedule of Miscellaneous Deposits and Charges:

  1. $250.00 Housing Deposit
  2. $10.00 Damaged or lost ID card
  3. $30.00 Social Fee (per term)
  4. $50.00 Improper Checkout
  5. $50.00 Damaged or lost key replacement
  6. $50.00 Cleaning charge (minimum)
  7. $25.00 Personal Property Abandonment

Unreported work orders causing excessive damage or waste will be charged back to residents of apartments or rooms.

The Housing Deposit must be submitted with a signed Student Housing Application and Room and Board Agreement. Room assignments will only be made upon receipt of the above agreement and deposit. Deposit refunds typically require 15 business days to process.


Refund Schedule

All room rate refunds are based upon the student being formally released from the agreement by the Housing Office. After the first official day of class, charges are determined on a weekly basis ending each Friday on the following schedule:**

Move-outs during the 2nd week . . . . . . . . . . Prorated refund of room and board rate and loss of room reservation deposit.
Move-outs after the 2nd week . . . . . . . . . . . Will be charged 100% of the quarter room rate and loss of room reservation deposit.

**Federal Financial Aid students are subject to a different policy. Refer to the Financial Aid-Return of Title IV Funds online at

Living in a community requires each member of the community to take responsibility for their personal safety, the security of their belongings, and the safety and respect of others. Students and their guest(s) residing in student housing are expected to abide by all policies outlined in the Room and Board Agreement. Students are expected to make their guest(s) aware of and assure they follow these policies. The following policies are taken from the Housing Conduct Code section of the Room and Board Agreement

  1. Alcohol and Other Drugs: Housing prohibits the consumption or possession of alcohol (including empty or partially full containers of alcohol), illegal substances, and drug paraphernalia (including anything resembling a bong i.e: hookah and tobacco pipes).
  2. Dangerous Devices: Housing prohibits the possession, use, or threatened use of firearms or projectile weapons (including, but not limited to, any gun or facsimile, stun guns, water guns, and slingshots), ammunition, knives larger than 4 inches, martial arts weapons, explosives, dangerous chemicals, water balloons, or any other objects considered weapons on college property.
  3. Fire Safety: Residents may not possess, display, or burn flammable materials (including, but not limited to, fireworks, candles, incense, gasoline, kerosene lamps, and open cooking elements). Also, residents may not hang anything from the ceiling, including sheets covering light fixtures.
  4. Mattress Pad or Cover: All residents are required to have a mattress pad or cover on their bed.
  5. Pets: Residents may not have animals live or visit them in their apartments.
  6. Tobacco: The College prohibits the use of any tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and E-cigarettes) in any manner within the confines of the apartment and buildings. Tobacco use is only permitted within in designated "Tobacco Use Areas".

NOTE: Please be aware that these are some but not all of our housing policies. To read all of the policies in full please review the Housing Conduct Code portion of the Room and Board Agreement.

Student Housing Opens:

New Students
Summer 2014: June 21
Fall 2014: September 26
Winter 2015: January 3
Spring 2015: March 28

Returning Student
Summer 2014: June 21
Fall 2014: September 26
Winter 2015: January 3
Spring 2015: Open

Student Housing Closes:

Summer 2014: August 16
Fall 2014: December 13
Winter 2015: March 21
Spring 2015: June 13

No early check-ins will be allowed. Anyone who arrives early will be subject to an additional fee of $100.