Student Housing

Located on our scooba campus

EMCC maintains six residence halls and 30 cottages on the Scooba campus which house about 600 students. These residence halls are air-conditioned and equipped with furniture and utilities essential for comfortable living. Students must provide their own linens, pillows and toiletries.

Students who want to live on campus should submit a Housing Application to the Dean of Student Affairs Office:

Housing Application

For new and returning students please fill out the Housing Application.

RA Application

There are a limited number of Resident Assistant positions available. To apply fill out the RA Application.

Students who want to live in a residence hall must also pay a $100 deposit at the Business Office. Students will not be assigned a room or placed on a wait list until they have attended a JourneyEAST Orientation session and are registered for classes

The deposit will remain on file until the student discontinues participation in campus housing. The room deposit will be refunded, provided there are no charges for damages or other debts to the college and providing the student completes a Residence Hall Release with the Housing Department

No student will be allowed to live in college housing for more than six semesters without approval of the Residence Hall Appeals Committee. In the event of limited residence hall space, Mississippi residents will be given first preference. A limited number of out-of-state residence hall spaces will be reserved to coincide with scholarship limits for non-residents as established by the MACJC.
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Requirements for residence hall students:

Space in East Mississippi Community College's residence halls is limited, and students who live on campus must meet a number of requirements to qualify for, and maintain, their status. You can review the general housing guidelines covering conduct in the EMCC Student Handbook. There are academic requirements as well. We know it seems like a lot of rules, but we take academic achievement seriously:
  • All students must be enrolled in and maintain a minimum of 12 semester hours of on-ground courses to live in a residence hall.
  • Any student who is enrolled at EMCC must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA to be eligible for campus housing. For 0-31 attempted hours, the minimum GPA is 1.50; for 32 hours or more, the minimum GPA is 2.00. Residence hall students who are in non-compliance with these GPA standards at mid-term (9 weeks) will be sent a written warning of their residence hall status. Notification of non-compliance of these regulations will be made by the Director of Student Housing.
  • Any student in non-compliance with the GPA requirements at mid-term will be required to attend counseling and study aid programs two nights a week under the direction of assigned staff. The study aid program schedule will be provided to the students when the written warning is signed.
  • Students attending the study aid programs will be allowed a maximum of two unexcused absences. Any student exceeding two unexcused absences will immediately lose housing privileges. The Dean of Student Affairs will determine if an absence is excused or unexcused.
  • While attending the study aid programs, any student who is disruptive and/or presents a disciplinary problem will immediately lose housing privileges and may receive additional sanctions depending on the violation(s).
  • If students at the end of the semester are in non-compliance, they will lose campus housing privileges until their cumulative GPA meet the requirements for living on campus.
  • Any person may appeal dismissal from campus housing by doing so in writing to the Director of Student Housing. Any appeal by a student will be directed to the Residence Hall Appeals Committee which will be designated by the President.

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