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If you are a parent or family member of a Yavapai College resident, the Office of Residence Life would like to welcome you to the YC community. We are proud to partner with you to ensure your student’s success.


Our mission is to foster open communication between the college and our student's family members.


We engage parents, family members, and students by encouraging interest, participation, and support. This enhances the quality of both the student and family members' experience during their years involved with the Office of Residence Life.

Caring | Communication | Confidentiality | Safety | Calendar

Caring

girlThe Residence Life team works hard to create a residential community where we work together to help and care for one another. We are here for your student. Our goal is to ensure that they are connected to the academic and interpersonal resources they need in order to be successful at Yavapai College.

Your students health and wellness is important to their personal and academic success. Yavapai College offers mental, physical and emotional health resources and services for our residents.

Communication

friendsAlertYC is an emergency text message/email notification system used to provide information and instructions to students, faculty, and staff in the event of an incident or emergency on-campus, including campus closures or late starts/early releases. 

The Parent and Family Member Remind Text group is a “one-way communication” tool, intended to help you stay connected to the Office of Residence Life. While your student is learning how to take ownership over their education, they need you to check in on them. We will send important announcements so you can do just that – follow up with your student and give them a “nudge” to ensure they are staying on top of their residential responsibilities and housing deadlines.

Confidentiality

guysThe Office of Residence Life strongly values and respects the confidentiality of our residents. We understand that parents and family members are personally invested in their student while living on campus. Our goal is to support you in this experience while ensuring that our department communicates within the parameters of FERPA.

FERPA regulates that the student has primary ownership over their respective educational records, the Office of Residence Life cannot speak to parents about specific student information including personal information, account balances, grades, transcripts, class schedules, etc. 

Support your student in being proactive and involved in their educational decisions and responsibilities by teaching them to take the lead. The best-case scenario is for students to provide information regarding account balances, class schedules, grades, and more to their parents.

Safety

policeWe strive to maintain a comfortable living environment for everyone and work closely with our campus partners to promote many safety and accountability measures in the residence halls

  • Residents are provided with 24 hours on-call resident assistance, as well as regularly scheduled professional and student staff coverage from 8 am – 4 am.
  • All residents are required to register their guests in between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am.
  • The residence halls are equipped with video surveillance cameras in public spaces. Cameras are monitored and recorded 24 hours a day.
  • The Residence Halls are equipped with emergency “blue light” telephone stations so anyone can easily call for help if needed. College Police and local area law enforcement will be immediately notified of the emergency and respond.

Yavapai College Police Department is a certified, full service 24/7 police department on the Prescott Campus.

  • YCPD is dedicated to your student’s safety and works in partnership with your students as an ally to their educational goals.
  • Our campus safety teams visit the residence halls regularly and conduct check in’s and regular evening rounds in the halls.
  • If your student has an emergency and calls 911 for any reason, YCPD will respond to their needs, 24/7.

The Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards supports the educational mission of Yavapai College by upholding the standards of conduct. The intended purpose of the Code of Conduct to maintain order and stability and preserve all educational functions by setting forth standards of behavior and promoting respect for the rights of all individuals.

Conduct and Community Standards staff are supportively engaged with residence hall students during the mandatory resident orientation and throughout the year whenever needed.

Residence Life Calendar


girlFall 2020

July 1 - Fall housing cancellation deadline
*Fall housing cancellation requests received after this date will result in a forfeit of the housing deposit

July 31 - Fall housing payment deadline
*Housing and meal plan charges must be paid in full or be affiliated with a payment plan at this time. Being dropped from housing will result in a forfeit of the housing deposit and cancellation of housing reservation.

August 15-16 - Fall Move-In Weekend
*First meal – Dinner on August 15

Residents will not be permitted to move-in until they have completed the Mandatory Online Orientation and scheduled their move-in time slot

August 17 - Fall semester begins

September 7 - Labor Day – Residence halls and dining services remain open, offices closed

November 11 - Veteran’s Day – Residence halls and dining services remain open, offices open

November 24 - Lunch is the last meal, dining services closed for dinner

November 25-28 - Thanksgiving Break – Residence halls closed/no dining services
*Residents may petition to stay in the halls during this closure, not all petitions will be approved.

November 29 - Residence halls reopen at noon, dining services open for dinner

December 11 - Fall semester ends

December 12 - Winter Break – Residence halls close at noon
*Residents who are returning for the Spring semester may leave their belongings in their room, non-returning residents are required to fully move out. All residents are required to leave within 24 hours of their last final exam.


Spring 2021

November 4 - Spring housing payment deadline
*Housing and meal plan charges must be paid in full or be affiliated with a payment plan at this time. Being dropped from housing will result in a forfeit of the housing deposit and cancellation of housing reservation.

December 1 - Spring housing cancellation deadline
*Spring housing cancellation requests received after this date will result in a forfeit of the housing deposit.

January 17 - Spring Move-In Day - dining services open for dinner *New Residents will not be permitted to move-in until they have completed the Mandatory Online Orientation. 

January 18 - Martin Luther King Day- Residence halls remain open, offices closed

January 19 - Spring semester begins

March 12 - dining services close for dinner and the remainder of spring break

March 15 - 21 - Spring Break – Residence halls closed/no dining services/offices closed

March 21 - Residence halls reopen at noon, dining services open for dinner
*Residents may petition to stay in the halls during this closure, not all petitions will be approved.

May 14 - Spring semester ends, dining services close for dinner and remainder of summer break

May 15 - Summer break - Residence halls close at noon
* All residents are required to fully move out within 24 hours of their last final exam.