Want to Enhance your College Experience? Break Free of your Current Routine and Experience Something New!
Living on-campus provides students an opportunity to create their own unique story at Northampton Community College. As a member of a diverse community of students, you have the opportunity to meet new people, get involved in your surroundings, and experience new things. To help you create your story while living on-campus, the residence hall and apartments are staffed with both professional and student staff. These staff members are here for one thing - you!
Enriching your Story
Over the course of the semester, there are a variety of events and programs for you to attend as a resident student in order to enrich your experience living on-campus. The programs range from fun, social events to more informative or educational. The goal of the events is to make you feel like a part of the campus community while also helping you to grow as a person and student.
- Residence Hall Events: Hall meetings, movie nights, ice cream socials, trivia nights, academic success, health and wellness, becoming independent, and so much more!
- Student Life Events: Halloween and holiday celebrations, Dances, social events, trips to local and regional attractions, and much more!
- Athletic Events: Come out and support your fellow Spartans at their home games on campus! (Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball)
- Other on-campus things to check out: Theatre productions, the Recreation Center, the Hampton Winds (student-run restaurant), the East 40 Community Garden (on-campus veggie garden), and much more!
Getting involved in life on-campus is easy, as there are plenty of things to get involved in. By living on-campus, all of your passions are at your doorstep… challenge yourself, and go outside your comfort zone!
- Res Hall Programming Board: Help plan events for the entire residential community in order to make life on campus more exciting, fun, and vibrant. Get involved in your community, meet new people, and make some memories at NCC!
- Res Life Staff: Apply to be a Resident Assistant! Typically, the Office of Housing & Residence Life runs an application and selection process near the middle/end of each semester. Test your leadership and join an amazing team!
- Clubs & Organizations: The Office of Student Life oversees all of NCC’s Clubs and Student Organizations ... there’s something for everyone!
Helping you Along the Way… the Housing & Residence Life Staff
- Assistant Directors (Professional Staff): There are two Assistant Directors who work in the main Housing & Residence Life Office. Between the two of them they are responsible for housing placements (enrollment and retention), staff training and supervision, student conduct, community development, and the overall planning of the entire housing and residence life program at NCC. The Assistant Directors report to the Associate Dean of Student Life and serve as professional 24/7 on-call staff members for the Resident Directors.
- Resident Directors (Professional Live-in Staff): Within the residence hall there are two full-time Resident Directors (RDs). These RDs live and work in the building. The Resident Directors oversee the training, development and supervision of the student staff who live and work in the building. In addition to overseeing the student staff, the RDs meet with students and work to address any issues happening in housing. The RD's participate in an on-call rotation 24-hours a day, seven nights a week during the semester.
- Resident Assistants and Senior Resident Assistants (Student Live-in Staff): Throughout the Residence Hall there are eight Resident Assistants (RAs) assigned to each floor/wing and two Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs) who oversee the apartments. These student staff leaders have been selected from their peers to help plan events, maintain order on their floor/wing, and act as a resource for the community. RAs and SRAs are specially trained in roommate mediation, addressing difficult situations, and event planning. Resident Assistants and Senior Resident Assistants participate in an on-call rotation 24-hours a day, seven nights a week during the semester to address any issues or concerns after normal business hours.
- Desk Assistants (Student Staff): There are twenty-five Desk Assistants (DAs) who work the front desk of the Residence Hall. This is a work-study funded position through financial aid. These student workers are responsible for the front desk operations and monitor the people entering and exiting the residence hall.