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Residence Life FAQ

Apartments

College Village offers two styles of apartments, doubles and singles. Each individual apartment is fully furnished and carpet is provided in most living areas, hallways, and bedrooms. The kitchen comes with a full stove, full refrigerator, and ample counter space. The bathroom comes complete with a shower, toilet, and sink. Local telephone, cable, and wireless internet service are included in the cost of housing. 

Guest & Visitors Policy

Residents are able to invite visitors & guests to their apartment by following the policies for Day Visitors and Overnight Guests. All non-residents are required to stop at the safety office and register with a Safety Officer prior to entering any College Village building. Residents are responsible for staying with their guests/visitors at all times, the actions of their guests/visitors, and informing them of campus policies. All guests must have valid photo ID to register.

College Village Safety Officers also manage the sign-in and sign-out process for guests and visitors to the residence buildings. All Guests must:

  • Sign-in at the Safety Office FIRST upon arrival and again before leaving the property.
  • Get a visitor parking pass if needed.
  • Provide valid photo ID at sign-in and anytime asked by CV staff.
  • Failure to comply with any CV or GCC policies will result in being banned from CV property.

Dining

Each College Village apartment has a full kitchen for students to cook, entertain, and share meals which suit their own dietary needs and tastes. On campus the College has food plan options for students and staff.  Students may choose to purchase from a variety of meal plans and declining balance options. To lean more, visit the American Dining Services page.

Laundry

You won't have to trek to a Laundromat in town or take clothes home to wash them. You'll find FREE laundry machines right on the property! All you need to do is provide your own laundry detergent, dryer sheets, and a clothesbasket.  

Don’t know how to do laundry? Check out this short video to learn how.

Mail

When you move into College Village, you will also be assigned a free mailbox. Mailboxes are located in the Root, our student study and lounge space in the basement of K building, Hemlock Hall.

You can have your mail sent to the address below. So, pass it along to family and friends. This will also be a way that the RA's and Residence Life will let you know about upcoming events, so be sure to check it regularly!

(Your name)
8170 Batavia-Stafford Town Road
Box (your number here)
Batavia, NY 14020

Quiet Hours

Safety Officers and RAs collaborate to enforce Quiet Hours in order to establish a respect among residents for the studying and sleeping habits of others, academic residential environment. They take place at the following times.

  • Sunday - Thursday 10:00 PM - 8:00 AM
  • Friday - Saturday 12:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • 24 Hour Quiet Building: Birch Hall 
  • 24 Hour Quiet Hours during final exam periods
  • 24 Hour Courtesy Hours
    • Outside of quiet hours residents are expected to be respectful to the needs of others. If another resident approaches you and requests that you quiet down, please agree or move your activity to another location regardless of the time.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders on campus who are knowledgeable of campus resources. They develop community through programming, mediating roommate conflicts, and regularly communicating with residents about campus engagement opportunities and academic success at GCC. If you are having issues with roommates, classes, finding resources, or getting involved on campus, talk to your RA for assistance.

If you are interested in joining the Residence Life team, talk with your RA to find out more about their responsibilities. Then Login to Purple Briefcase and search posted jobs for the Resident Assistant position to find the online application. Visit the Career Services Office for assistance creating an account and/or navigating Purple Briefcase.

Requirements:
  • 2.0 GPA or Higher
  • In good standing with the college
  • Must have lived on-campus for at least 1 semester
Benefits:
  • Housing paid in full
  • Supplemental declining balance stipend
  • Excellent resume builder
  • Professional development opportunities

Roommates

College Village aims to support students as they learn to share space peacefully with their roommates, suitemates, and neighbors. If you or someone you know is dealing with a roommate issue and would like help, talk to your RA or come to the Village Hall to speak with someone.

If you are interested in changing rooms, complete the Room Change Request Form.

Transportation

For Taxi services and other local transportation options in Batavia, see the City of Batavia Website or RTS website.

Wi-Fi

College Village uses My Resnet to provide residents with FREE, high-speed, wireless internet. Sign-up for FREE internet using your GCC email address. If you are experiencing issues with your connection, contact My Resnet Customer Support.