Students living on campus enjoy many advantages that enhance their educational experience. From quick access to classrooms and campus facilities to having meals prepared for them, many students seek the experience that living on campus provides. But living on campus in not for everyone. To help you decide, use the FAQ's below to decide if becoming a resident student is right for you. If you still have questions, or if you would like to visit our campus and arrange a tour, call us at (207) 755-5273.
How many residence halls are there and what are they like?
CMCC has 4 residence halls: Rancourt, Fortin Hall, and 2 apartment-style buildings. All rooms in Fortin Hall are either double or triple occupancy, the apartments offer singles and doubles, and Rancourt offers two-to-a-room [OR “doubles”?] with a bathroom. Roommates are assigned before residents arrive based on either a personal preference that you have requested, or other factors, such as similar majors or the same home town.
- Smoking is prohibited on the Central Maine Community College campus. Central Maine Community College is a tobacco-free campus. Click here to read our tobacco-free policy, including frequently asked questions.
- There are kitchen facilities in Fortin. (Students are asked to bring their own cookware and cleaning products.)
- Fortin Hall has a TV lounge and a game room with billiards, ping-pong, foosball and other games.
Where will I eat?
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday though Friday. On weekends, there is brunch from 11:30 am-12:30 pm; students are responsible for their evening meal. On scheduled vacations and holiday weekends, the last meal will be the noon meal on the last day of class. The next meal served will be breakfast on the day classes resume.
Is there linen service?
No, each resident must bring his or her own sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, etc. Each hall does have laundry facilities with coin-operated machines. The cost ranges from $0.50 to $1.00 per use.
Can I bring a refrigerator?
Yes; refrigerators are permitted, providing they do not exceed 2.5 cubic feet. Any refrigerators over that size are NOT ALLOWED and will be removed from the campus. Rentals are not available through CMCC; however, all apartments come with one refrigerator. You may still bring an additional refrigerator if you require another for your own personal use.
Is there a nightly curfew?
No; CMCC feels that as adults, you can come and go as you wish. It is, however, important for all students to carry their keys with them at all times. Each main entrance is locked nightly at 11:00 pm.
Is it quiet enough to study?
We work on the premise that all students deserve a place that is conducive to learning and success. We always accommodate the person making a concerted effort to succeed at college. Therefore, "courtesy" and "quiet" hours are in effect. Courtesy hours begin at 9:00 pm each night where students are asked by residence hall staff to begin to wind down. Quiet hours are in effect beginning at 11:00 pm nightly. Excessive noise is not tolerated at any time of the day."
Can I have a car on campus?
Yes. All vehicles MUST be registered with Student Services as well as the Resident Director. Students must park in the designated on-campus parking areas. Parking permits are FREE!
All students are subject to “vehicle dismissal” if they fail to abide by the rules set forth for campus driving: any "peeling out," "donuts," parking or driving on the grass, or speeding are cause for banning the student from driving and/or having any vehicle on campus.
Where do I get my mail?
Mail is delivered to the school and dispersed to the student population via Fortin Hall's delivery system. Students with mail will have their name placed on a board, and must ask a Resident Assistant to pick it up.
Do the residence halls close during vacation?
Yes; during vacation the residence halls are closed and all the residents must vacate the halls. Each resident will be informed in advance when the halls will be closing/opening so they can make the necessary arrangements.
Note: Typical vacations are as follows:
- Spring Break (March)
What other amenities can I bring?
You may bring: popcorn poppers, hair appliances, electric shavers, irons, coffee makers, TV sets and stereos.
You may NOT bring: toaster ovens, microwaves, hot plates, electric frying pans and the like. These items are NOT PERMITTED and will be removed from the facility. Candles and incense are ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED! These items are fire hazards.
If you have questions about an item not listed, please ask your Resident Director if you already live in campus, or contact housing if you are a new incoming student.
Is there cable TV in my room?
Yes; all of the rooms are hooked up and ready to go for full cable access. The cost is included in your Room/Board package.
Is there Internet access?
Most definitely! CMCC provides a connection from each room. This network connection allows fast access to the Internet and is included in your package. The residence halls provide Wi-Fi Internet access. Students are asked to register their MAC address with residence hall staff.
Students are responsible to read and understand the Acceptable Use Policy for College Computers and Other Information Resources. Residents must comply with CMCC Dorm Computer and Internet Access Policy to use the Internet.
What should I bring with me?
We highly recommend the following items:
- Desk Lamp
- Alarm Clock
- Linens (regular length, twin mattress)
- Clothes Hangers
- Wall Putty for posters (No Tape or Tacks Allowed)
- Mattress Pad
For other allowable amenities, please see the “What other amenities can I bring?” section of this FAQ.
Who works in the residence halls?
Resident Assistants (RA's) are full-time students who help with the oversight of the residence halls. The RA's are carefully selected and trained to assist students and help ensure a living environment conducive to learning is established. An RA lives on each floor as a resource for students, and receives a room and board waiver for their work. Students interested in being an RA should look for the application process to be announced each spring.
In addition to a Director of Housing, two Resident Directors (RD's) live on campus, one in each residence hall. The RD's are professionals with post-secondary degrees who oversee the day-to-day operations of residence life. The RD's work with the RA's to plan events for residents, both social and academic, to monitor the safety of the residence halls, and to help students succeed both in and out of the classroom.
Director Of Housing:
The Director of Housing is the person who manages the housing complex and supervises the RD's and RA's in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly.