Welcome New Student!
On behalf of the Office of Residential Life and Housing, welcome to New England College! We are very excited you will be joining our community soon. We are a close knit campus and our staff’s primary focus is to help you create your “home away from home” during your time at NEC.
Effective fall 2013, NEC will require all students to live in college owned and managed residential facilities during their first 3 years or first 6 full-time academic semesters. Our residence halls offer students comfort, safety, and convenience and are staffed by Resident Advisors and professional live-in staff. Residential Life staff organizes events and programs for their floors and for the building. We encourage you to participate in all the activities your RA will plan for you when you arrive. In addition, all our residence halls are equipped with modern safety features including keyless entry and fire suppressant systems. Living on campus will allow you to meet new friends, develop a sense of independence, and have easy access to all the academic support you will need in order to be successful in the classroom. And it is a lot of fun!
All first year NEC students are housed either in Colby or West Hall. Most first-year students at NEC are paired with a roommate in a double room. On the enclosed Housing Contract, you have the opportunity to tell us about yourself so we can match you with another first-year student who has a similar lifestyle to yours. In addition, we have a limited number of single deluxe rooms for first-year students. A single deluxe room has moveable furniture with either a coffee table or side table, and a couch or loveseat, and a full size mattress. If you would like to be placed on the single deluxe wait list, please check the appropriate box on the enclosed Housing Contract. You will be notified by August 1, 2013 if you have been assigned to a single room.
In addition to housing, all first-year residential students are required to have a meal plan. Your meal plan choices are the 19-meal plan ($100 Flex Cash) or the 15-meal plan ($160 Flex Cash) a week options. Please indicate which meal plan you would like to purchase on the enclosed Housing Contract and return the form to our office at the address above within two weeks of receipt.
Should you require special medical accommodations, please contact Anna Carlson, Director of Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-428-2302. In addition, students who are 23 years of age or older, veteran status, married, civil-unioned, have a parent or guardian with a permanent home address within a 30-mile radius of campus or who have a child(ren) may complete an Off-Campus Housing Petition. Please contact Residential Life and Housing for more information regarding this petition.
As you begin to think about what to bring to campus, please remember that living in a community environment means being conscientious of space and those who live in your community. Space is limited so only bring what you will need.
Here is a list of some of the items you will need to bring:
• Bed sheets (mattresses are standard twin size if you are not in
a single deluxe)
• Pillows, towels, comforter, waste basket, clothes hangers
• Toiletries and hair dryer
• Alarm clock
Here are some items you may want to bring:
• Cups, bowls, dishes, coffee mugs, and silverware
• Small desk lamp
• Shower bucket
• Small refrigerator
What not to bring:
• Candles or any open flame/heat source
• Air conditioner
• Space heater
• Large screen television or sound system
New England College residence hall rooms do not have a connection for a landline phone. We recommend investing in Verizon as your cell phone carrier as we have found they have the best cell phone reception in our area. For additional information about our residence halls and our policies and procedures, please go to http://www.nec.edu/student-life/residence-life-and-housing. You may also want to follow New England College on twitter @newengcollege and check out the Facebook page “New England College 2017.”
Please note, new students may begin moving in to their residence hall room on Saturday, September 1, 2013 at 8:00 am. If your health records are incomplete, you may not be permitted to move in to your assigned room upon arrival.
Again, welcome to New England College. We look forward to meeting you and making your on-campus residential experience a positive one. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or need further assistance. I can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 603-428-2242.
Director of Residential Life and Housing