Q. When will I know what hall I will live in and who my roommate will be?A.
You will find out what hall you are in when you move in. Roommate assignments are done prior to opening and residents will be informed of who their roommate will be when they move into the Residence Halls.
Q. How are roommates assigned?A.
Room assignments are based on the information supplied by you in your License Agreement. Staff reviews your information and takes your stated preference in consideration while assigning rooms. Considerable effort is made to honor specific requests and to meet individual needs when making room and roommate assignments. However, heavy demands for specific halls sometimes make it impossible to satisfy all individual requests. Sierra College assigns roommates without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or physical limitation.
Q. What happens if I want a different room or roommate?A.
Sharing a room can be one of the most rewarding and enjoyable aspects of living on campus. Recognize that adjusting to a roommate takes a great deal of compromise and negotiation. The key to making a roommate relationship work is to discuss each other's likes and dislikes and to come to some agreements. Room changes can be requested but are not always available. The professional staff will work with the residents to ease the transition when necessary.
Q. What are the policies concerning drugs and alcohol?A.
The use or presence of illegal drugs and alcohol is counter-productive to the educational process and their presence is strictly prohibited in the residence halls or anywhere on campus. State law prohibits anyone, regardless of age, from possessing alcoholic beverages on a community college campus (Section 25608 Business & Professions Code). District policy and Residence Hall rules support this law. Alcohol and other drug paraphernalia are not allowed in or anywhere near either Residence Hall. Violation may result in eviction. Any resident found to be in the presence of or possessing any alcoholic beverage or any illegal drug or paraphernalia in or around the residence halls may be evicted from campus housing on their first offense. Additionally, violators may be subject to suspension, expulsion, or arrest.
Q. What are the policies concerning smoking?A.
Sierra College Board Policy states that the use of tobacco products is prohibited in any building on campus. Smoking and chewing tobacco are strictly prohibited inside the residence halls for fire safety and insurance reasons. For more information about the smoking policy see Sierra College Board Policy No. 3570
Q. What about personal safety issues and the safety of my property?A.
The Sierra College campus community strives to provide a safe and secure environment for its students, employees and visitors. Residents are expected to assist in maintaining a safe environment within the Residence Hall complex. If safety and security issues arise, students should report these concerns to a member of the Residence Hall staff or to the Campus Security Office.
For those students living on campus, each residence hall has a computerized access system that controls all exterior doors. Residents are issued an access key for admittance to the building as well as a key to their room. Residents are not to admit non-residents into the Residence Halls who are not their guests. All guests must sign in with a member of the Residence Hall staff. This practice helps to ensure safety and security of the hall community. Students will be held responsible for their invited guests. Campus Security Officers patrol our parking lot, exterior building areas and grounds, and community areas each evening. Residence Hall staff also provides a variety of programs throughout the academic year on matters of personal safety and precautionary tactics.
Residents are responsible for the security of their personal property, and it is recommended that room doors remain locked at all times. Insurance on personal property is also recommended to help guard against financial loss. (Check to see if your family's home owners policy covers you while at school.) You can also purchase theft/fire insurance with National Student Services, Inc.
Q. What are some of the requirement to live in the Residence Halls?A.
Proof of current health insurance coverage is required of every student prior to moving into the Residence Halls and must be in effect at all times during residency.
Any student who wishes to live in the Residence Hall must be enrolled in at least 12 units at all times during the academic year. Residents living in the Residence Halls during the summer must be enrolled in at least one class at all times while they are living in the Residence Halls. The student must regularly attend each of their classes while maintaining a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Q. I would like to know a little bit more about the city of Rocklin?A.
Please visit the city of Rocklin's web site (www.rocklin.ca.gov
Q. Is there public transportation available?A.
Placer County Transit has some bus routes that stop at Sierra College. For more information about routes and schedules please visit Placer County Transit's web site.