Frequently Asked Questions

The most frequently asked questions about East Hall living:

  1. When Does East Hall Open For Fall Semester?

    Move in day for fall semester is Friday, August 25, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Move in for spring semester is Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..
  2. When Does East Hall Close During The Academic Year?

    Thanksgiving Break: The Residence Hall will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 and reopen Sunday, November 26, 2017 at noon. Accommodations are available during this break under a separate contract. The fee is $20.00/night. Food is not included because the cafeteria will be closed. No overnight guests will be allowed.
    Semester Break: East Hall is CLOSED WITHOUT ACCOMMODATIONS between December 15, 2017 and January 13, 2018. No provisions will be made during this time frame.
    Spring Break: East Hall will close at 4 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 and will reopen Sunday, April 1, 2018 at noon. Accommodations are available during this break under a separate contract. The fee is $20.00/night. Food is not included because the cafeteria will be closed. No overnight guests will be allowed.
    During these breaks, students do not need to remove belongings from their rooms unless they have valuables they want to take with them.
    ALL students must be moved out by 3 p.m., Friday, May 4, 2018.
  3. Are Students Required To Have Their Own Computers?

    At this time students do not have to have their own computer, although many do. It is up to each individual whether they have a laptop or a personal computer. East Hall is equipped with wireless internet. Students who do not have wireless capabilities may connect to our Ethernet network. Students who need Ethernet access are required to complete an Ethernet request form, which can be found at the East Hall front desk. Two computers are available for students to use in the front lobby area.
  4. May Students Construct Lofts In Their Rooms?

    The Residence Life Office has a small number of loft kits available for rent. The cost is $75.00 for the academic year and is available on a first come first serve basis. NMC rental loft kits are the ONLY lofts residents may have. Students can fill out a form available online and submit it to the Office of Residence Life. Students are responsible for the assembly of the kits. Instructions are provided.
  5. May Students Bring Their Own Car To Campus?

    Students may have a car on campus. A parking pass is required and can be picked up at the Residence Life Office. There is no charge for the parking pass.
  6. Who is responsible for the student’s property?

    The student is. Although precautions are taken to maintain adequate security, the college cannot assume the responsibility for the loss or damage to student possessions. We encourage students to carry appropriate insurance to cover such losses.
  7. How Safe Is The Residence Hall?

    The Residence Life Department at Northwestern Michigan College requires East Hall residents to carry their student IDs with them at all times. East Hall is equipped with security cameras through the hallways and lobby area. Campus Security is stationed at the East Hall Service Desk from midnight to 8 a.m. seven days a week. All guests are required to check-in and leave a piece of photo ID (even small children) at the East Hall Service Desk and check-out when they leave the building. The Residence Life Department has one live in professional and six resident assistants available to students at all hours.
  8. Health Care Services?

    Northwestern Michigan College offers health care services. Please visit Health Services for more information.
  9. On Campus Jobs?

    Applying for student employment is easy and is all done online. Please visit Student Employment for more information on on campus jobs.
  10. Who Is Responsible For Keeping The Bathroom And Living Area Clean?

    The student is. Brooms, dust pans, mops and vacuums are available behind the front desk for students to use when needed. Bringing cleaning products to keep the bathroom sink, shower, toilet and mirror clean is highly suggested. Complimentary toilet paper and trash bags are provided at the service desk. Routine Health and Safety checks are conducted with fines imposed if the student fails, so keeping a clean room will be very important.
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