Applying for Housing
- Pay your $500 non-refundable housing deposit by December 1 for Spring Semester housing, or June 2 for Fall Semester housing (must be accepted to the college first)
- Fill out your Housing Application online(opens in a new tab)
The $500 non-refundable deposit is to secure your place in housing, and is separate from your tuition deposit. The $500 deposit is applied to your housing fees once you are placed.
- First-Year and Transfer students will pay the Housing Deposit through their Admissions Portal!
- Continuing Students will pau their Housing Deposit through MMC Connect.
Dining Dollars (opens in a new tab)are a convenient way to eat on campus and purchase household items from the C-Store. Dining Dollars work as a declining balance plan, and can be used in the 55th Street Residence Hall C-Store (for household items and food), the Starbucks on main campus in the 4th floor Café, as well as at participating off-campus locations(opens in a new tab). All residential students must participate in the Dining Dollars program. The different levels are $1,350, 1,850, and $2,350. All residents are automatically given the $1,350 amount unless one of the other two are selected. Students can always add additional Dining Dollars to their declining balance card.
During the January session, residents are able to use any fall Dining Dollars remaining on their account. Remaining Dining Dollars will roll over each semester until the student graduates or withdraws, and at which time any remaining money will be forfeited.
Students will be given their @mmm.edu login information, their student ID number, and other credentials once they complete their Pre-Registration Form! If you have questions about completing your Pre-Registration Form, please contact your Admissions Counselor!
Residence Life is supportive of all students including those who identify as transgender and those with a gender identity that is not traditionally associated with their birth sex. Housing assignments will be made on the basis of the gender with which the student currently identifies. Current and incoming students with concerns relating to their gender identity/expression are urged to speak to Residence Life staff so we can assist the student in navigating their housing options.
Gender Neutral housing is available for all students. Students must OPT IN to participate; if they are under 18, they need parent’s permission, but we encourage all students to share their decision with their family. For more specific information about gender-neutral housing, visit the Gender-Neutral Housing page.
There are a number of ways to see the residence halls:
- Visit us during Griffin Days or Admitted Students Days.
- Schedule a tour through the Office of Admission (pending current COVID-19 protocols).
- Check out our virtual tours on YouTube on our Tour the Residence Halls page.
The housing contract is a binding document committing you to housing for a full academic year. Please carefully consider whether you will want to live on campus before seeking off-campus housing options, as you will be financially responsible for a full year of housing costs once you submit your contract.
Continuing students should participate in Fall Housing Selection in March/April each year so they can select their bed for the following fall. We can guarantee housing to continuing students who participate in FHS.
The Office of Residence Life accepts applications at any point during the year. Placement is subject to availability and is not guaranteed.
Yes. Each building has between one to three full-time professional or graduate student staff members who live in each hall. Additionally, there are student staff members (Resident Advisors) who also live with students and serve as paraprofessional staff members.
The Housing Contract, much like an apartment lease, is a legally-binding contract that holds the student financially responsible for their on-campus space for the full academic year. Therefore, we recommend that students do not sign the Housing Contract until they are certain that they would like to live on campus for that year. Students may submit a Special Petition to be released from their Housing Contract, but it is not guaranteed.
No. MMC does not offer single rooms to any students for any reason.
Once a student signs the Housing Contract, they are financially responsible for their space in Housing for the full academic year. So although we cannot require that a student physically lives in their building, even if they choose to leave, they are still financially and contractually obligated to pay.
Students who require a Housing Accommodation due to a medial issue or disability must register through the Office of Disability Services. The accommodation must be approved by Disability Services in order to guarantee that they will receive this accommodation. The deadlines to request Disability Accommodations are:
- Fall term – June 1 st
- New residential Spring term students – January 1 st
- Summer I and II terms – May 1 st
The Check-In Process
Check-in times are assigned to keep the flow of traffic manageable and to allow our process to function at its best. You will be assigned a check-in time based on your last name. You can arrive after your assigned check-in time, but not before.
No. New York City is known for its cozy apartments, and our on-campus apartments do not allow for students’ personal furniture (couches, chairs, tables, etc.) There is no storage space in either building, so students cannot swap one the provided mattresses for their own, but you may bring your own mattress topper!
Spaces within each room are assigned by color to each resident, so beds, dressers, desks, and closet spaces are pre-determined for each resident. It doesn’t matter when you arrive; you’ll still get your assigned spot!
Our mattresses are Twin (not Twin XL)!
You can find all the information you need about staying connected in the residence halls and on campus on the Information Technology webpage!
For students who have completed their housing application, contract signature page, and made the housing deposit:
- Room assignments will be sent to your MMC on July 25th.
At the beginning of the semester, all residents will fill out a roommate contract to set some ground rules for the apartment regarding noise, guests, and cleanliness. This usually establishes a common respect for all residents in the room. All residents are encouraged to try to work out their differences with their roommates through open communication and discussion; however, if two residents have irreconcilable differences and one wants to move, they should submit a Room Change Request form. The Office of Residence Life must approve all moves. No resident moves will be granted within the first three weeks of the Fall semester.
You are responsible for setting a cleaning schedule with your roommates and ensuring your room is clean. Health and Safety Inspections may occur to check the condition of your room, if needed
We will do our best to accommodate your room change request. Room changes depend on available space and multiple factors. Residents can apply for a room change request by using the Room Change Request form. There are no room changes during the first two weeks of classes.
No worries! You can leave your Roommate Group on MMC Residence. If the Roommate Group has already been locked, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out!
No. Our apartments hold anywhere from 4-7 residents. A 4-person Roommate Group could mean your group is in a 4, 5, 6, or 7 person apartment.
We recognize that throughout your college years you will be exposed to alcohol use. It is our hope to educate you to make responsible choices. We also abide by state and local laws regarding drinking. Please make good choices and please be aware that we are here to help you accomplish this. Below is our Alcohol Policy:
- No alcohol may be possessed or consumed in any MMC residence hall owned and operated by MMC, or any MMC student housing locations.
- No individual, regardless of age, may possess, consume, and/or be in the presence of alcoholic beverages in or around the residence halls.
- Deliveries of alcohol from liquor stores or an outside source to the residence halls is not permitted.
- Residents aware of alcohol in the residence halls, whether consuming alcohol or not, may be in violation of this policy.
- Residents who invite guests (whether it is a resident or non-resident) who bring alcohol into their apartment/room will be in violation of this policy.
- Public intoxication is prohibited. Anyone violating this policy may be transported to the hospital at his/her own expense or arrested.
At the college’s discretion, amnesty may be extended to students who may be hesitant to report a violation of the code to college officials because they fear that they themselves may be accused of minor policy violations, including but not limited to underage drinking, at the time of the incident. If a student is granted amnesty, an educational discussion or other informal resolution may be considered, but no college conduct proceedings under this code will result.
At the college’s discretion, amnesty may also be extended on a case-by-case basis for minor policy violations when students request assistance for others in need, including the person receiving assistance. If a student is granted amnesty, an educational discussion or other informal resolution may be considered, but no college conduct proceedings under this code will result. In cases of academic misconduct, need does not include the inability of a student to complete an assignment without assistance.
Reminder: Residents are responsible for all activities that occur within their room at all times, whether alcohol is involved or not. Thus, allowing a violation to occur by a guest, whether it is a student or non-student, is also the responsibility of the resident. Regardless of the length of stay, the guest is expected to abide by all College and Residence Life policies, procedures, regulations, and standards. The host is responsible for the actions of their guests at all times. Guests in violation of any departmental or College policy while in student housing or other areas of the College are subject to State of New York penalties, will be asked to leave the residence hall immediately, and may be banned from the building in the future. Judicial procedures will be initiated against the student hosting the guest.
No; however, we do welcome assistance animals. All pets, with the exception of assistance animals, are prohibited in all of our residence halls. Pets that are found by Residence Life staff will be removed immediately. Assistance animals must be approved by the Office of Disability Services.
Refrigerators and microwaves are provided in our residence halls, so personal mini-refrigerators and microwaves are not necessary or permitted.
Yes! We welcome your guests. Please see our guest policies page for full information on how to have day or overnight guests.
MMC only allows overnight guests who are over the age of 18; however, an exception is made for 16 or 17 year old siblings of current residents who properly suit the Sibling Guest Form. The form must be submitted 7 days in advance to a Resident Director.
A list of Off Campus Vendors that accept MMC Dining Dollars is listed on the Dining Dollars webpage!
Yes! Both of our halls have laundry facilities. Students can purchase a laundry card in the facility and add money to it in order to do their laundry! All instructions on how to pay for laundry are posted in each laundry room