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Housing and Residence Life

Students Under Age 18

Edmonds Community College aims to provide safe, high quality, competitively priced accommodation for its students. The Housing Office provides a supportive environment in which students are helped and encouraged to develop their skills in leadership, community building, and academic studies. Students under 18 must choose either Homestay or Residence Hall programs at Edmonds Community College or a parent/guardian must complete the Alternative Accommodation Form.

Residence Hall

Students choosing to live in the Residence Hall and are under 17 will not be accepted. Students will be assigned a single bedroom taking into account wherever possible, individual preferences indicated on the application form. Students under the age of 18 will normally be placed together in one apartment and assigned a Residence adviser (RA).

Twenty four hour supervision is not available. However, the Residence Hall Student Staff live on the premises, and they, along with the Housing Director, are on call during the hours that the Housing Office is not open. Emergency phone numbers are available to all students living in the Residence Hall. Student Staff are trained on strategies to support under age students and how to best accommodate their needs.

Support 

During Orientation Week, all students will be provided with a Student Handbook and College Calendar which lists the support available in College from a variety of programs including the International Office, Academic Advising Office, Counseling Office, and Academic Tutors.

The Orientation process includes advice to students on the facilities offered by the College and the local area and also offers an opportunity for students to register with banks, learn about safety issue in the US, and meet other international students who can support them during their stay. The College has links with a range of local organizations which are able to offer support to students, for example, specific religious and cultural needs and interests and students will be introduced to these as requested.