Housing & Residence Life

All Traditional Students have access to Student Housing in an on-campus residence hall or a nearby apartment complex through a corporate lease agreement maintained by Highlands College. Student Housing creates a vibrant campus environment that extends the growth and connection of the Highlands College experience far beyond their time in class.

Housing Application

To build community and make the most of your Highlands College experience, all freshmen are required to live on campus during their first semester. Once you are accepted into Highlands College, you need to “confirm” your enrollment to access the HC Housing Application. Your Admissions Coach will walk you through these steps! Once you’re confirmed, you can complete the Housing Application on your Application Dashboard.

Once your Residence Hall application form and the deposit are received, you’re confirmed for a spot in student housing. We encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible.

Jenna Nielsen

Jenna Nielsen is the live-in Residence Life Coordinator who works alongside the Resident Assistants (RA’s) to support students during their time in HC.



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Laundry Facilities



Preparing for Move-In

Each room comes ready with a twin bed and bed frame, a desk and desk chair, a chest of drawers, and a wardrobe closet per student. Additionally, each room has one kitchenette unit equipped with a microwave and mini fridge. Students may not substitute personal furniture for these items.

Students are allowed to personalize their rooms within certain limitations. Your room should reflect your personality, and both residents should agree on decor. The constraints placed by Highlands College generally prohibit anything that causes permanent change or damage to the room. Decoration should also reflect the values HC holds. Residence Life recommends waiting to purchase until your room assignment is confirmed and saving receipts for all purchased items.

Move-In Day

  • Arrive at the Residence Hall at your scheduled Move-In time and date. Go to the check-in desk to get your check-in materials (Room key, Parking Permit Tag, and Residence Hall information packet).
  • Due to limited space in elevators, oversized items may be difficult to carry. Please plan accordingly when bringing in items.
  • Pack belongings into easily transportable containers (suitcases, moving boxes, etc.).
  • Our staff can help transport items with carts to and from rooms, but you will be responsible for unpacking things and arranging furnishings.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Because we utilize residence halls for summer camps and are busy preparing rooms for incoming arrivals, rooms are not ready for viewing until move-in day.

Specific room and roommate assignments for entering freshmen are made in June/July preceding the start of the fall term. Any questions regarding your housing & roommate assignments should be emailed to housing@highlandscollege.edu by the deadline.

Students can request to room with a particular person. However, specific room requests depend on availability and entry date of the application.

Room changes are not common. Students wanting to change rooms should speak to their assigned Staff Residence Life Coordinator. Requests for room changes are considered but not guaranteed.

While our residence hall does not have a kitchen, we do offer breakfast and lunch in our on-campus food hall Tuesday through Friday. Additionally, dinner is served on campus every Tuesday and Thursday evening. Each room comes equipped with a mini fridge and has a microwave for students to heat up their meals.

Laundry facilities are located on the first floor in the east wing of the residence hall.

You can request a roommate on your housing application. If you do not request a roommate, one will be assigned to you by the Housing Committee.

No pets of any kind are allowed.

Yes! Each room comes ready with a twin bed and bed frame, a desk and desk chair, a chest of drawers, and a wardrobe closet per student. Additionally, each room has one kitchenette unit equipped with a microwave and mini fridge. Students may bring their own décor to be hung with command strips. No outside furniture, including but not limited to futons, recliners and couches, are permitted to be used in the Residence Hall.

Every year, students sign the Highland College Community Covenant which contains the commitments and practices that all students abide by during their time as a Highlands College student. This Covenant does contain practices as they relate to housing including:

  • No alcohol or tobacco of any kind allowed
  • No overnight stays with members of the opposite sex
  • No disruptive gatherings that disturbs or impacts the peace of another
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