Academic Standing – Residence halls are available only to students who take a full academic, career, or technical course load (excluding virtual classes) and attend class regularly. Class attendance will be monitored by the Housing Office. Students will be notified when they fall below full-time status and will be asked to vacate the residence hall. Exceptions to this policy are made by the Dean of Students under the most unusual of circumstances. Returning residents must also meet the required GPA to remain a residence hall student. Please see the Student Guide for these specifics.
In-state residency – The mission of Northwest Mississippi Community College is to first serve the residents of our eleven-county district and then other residents of the state of Mississippi. In recent years, Northwest has experienced a high demand for our residence halls and has not been able to house out-of-state students. Northwest does not offer campus housing to out-of-state students (exceptions are made for scholarship athletes and special programs).
In-District – The mission of Northwest Mississippi Community College is to first serve the residents of our eleven-county district. Out-of-district students should apply for housing prior to May 31 for the fall semester. Out-of-district students applying after May 31 will be assigned a residence hall room only after all in-district students have been assigned.
Housing Application process for New Students
Apply for admission to NWCC.
Apply for housing by submitting a completed housing application and deposit to the Housing Office for review and approval. The Dean of Students has the right to reject any applications for housing. Applications submitted without deposits are automatically returned. Students preferring apartment living should submit a $100 deposit, students preferring suite or traditional residence hall living should submit a $50 deposit.
Receive communication from the Housing Office that your application and deposit was received. (This may take up to 30 days pending status of admissions application and the time of year that student applied).
Receive Housing Assignment Letter or waiting list letter in mid-July prior to fall semester or late-December prior to spring semester.
Housing Assignment Priority
Returning residents who participate in Room Reclaim are given first priority.
New residents are assigned to residence hall preferences based on participation in college athletic teams/organizations, in-district residency, special needs, deposit amount, and date of deposit.
Please see the HOUSING FAQ link for more information.