Student Housing

(see waiver of this policy for the 2021-2022 school year below)
Pratt Community College students receiving a PCC scholarship award of $1,000 or greater annually are required to live in the residence halls. Students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours normally are not authorized to reside on campus. Exceptions may occur only when there is space available and the current waiting list is exhausted. Room assignments will be limited to no more than two persons per room.

A waiting list shall be established on a first come first served basis. Students will be selected from the waiting list with regard to available space. Waiting list participants shall have on file a completed room and board contract, confidential health card, required immunizations, personal information card, and room deposit. The Director of Residence Life will maintain a current list of off campus housing. College employees will not enter into rental/lease agreements on behalf of students, nor will the college assume any responsibility for conduct and security of students residing off campus.

Those scholarship students exempt from required on-campus living must meet one of the following criteria:

A. Married
B. Age 21 or older by December 31 of the current year.
C. Living with parent(s) of legal age and/or court appointed guardian or other immediate family members
D. Have a handicap that cannot be accommodated
E. Have lived in Pratt County a minimum of two years and established residency.
F. Are released by the administration.
G. Have a minor child living at home.
H. International or Non-US resident student living with approved host family. Note: As approved host family must complete the “PCC Host Family Agreement” form available in the Vice President of Students office. The form is required prior to an I-20 form being issued”.

Revision Dates: 06-18-2019, 06-20-2017, 05-20-2014, 10-06-2009, 10-16-2000, 10-17-1994.

****Waiver of Policy #600-11 Student Housing (see attachment dated April 20, 2021)

Administrative Policy #600-11 Student Housing is being waived for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students receiving Pratt Community College scholarship awards for 2021-2022 are not required to live in the residence halls as part of their scholarship award agreement. This action is being taken to provide students an option for their living arrangements in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.  
     
During 2021-2022, the College will continue to implement numerous safety precautions throughout campus, including the residence halls, to minimize the risk of and exposure to COVID-19. Among other precautions and until further notice, residents will be expected to practice social distancing in commons areas, communal restrooms, and laundry spaces.  Face coverings will continue to be required until further notice. Additional guidelines may be implemented based on Federal, State and Local regulations as needed. A community living environment, such a residence hall, does increase potential exposure, and the College wants students to be prepared for adhering to these expectations and restrictions. Students will again be asked to sign a Residence Hall Code of Conduct for COVID19 Pandemic prior to being allowed to move into the residence hall.  With the waiver of Policy #600-11 Student Housing, students in AY 2021-2022 now have an option to live off campus without it impacting their scholarship award. 

****Approved by Cabinet on April 20, 2021 

Policy Number: 

600-11

Policy Type: 

Administrative Policy

Adoption Date: 

Tuesday, March 17, 1987

Review Date: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Revision Date: 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019