For the first time since 1989, the Residence Life staff at Dodge City Community College is spending a busy summer completing two new tasks. First, incoming freshman and sophomore women are being assigned to a brand new hall. And second, male students are being assigned to Coleman-Webb hall for the first time in many years (previously an all women’s hall).
“Students are encouraged to complete their housing application and send a room deposit as quickly as possible in order to reserve a room for the fall semester,” said Beverly Temaat, Dean of Students.
College officials just began accepting housing applications a few weeks ago and numbers received at this point are ahead of last year’s numbers on a date to date comparison with last year said Lewis Mize, Director of Residence Life.
“The addition of the new Women’s Hall should help us avoid the maximum capacity situations we experienced last year, but we still encourage students to send a contract and deposit right away in order to have the best opportunity to receive hall preferences, and roommate choices,” Mize said.
Students can have housing contracts mailed to them by calling the housing office at (620) 227-9304 or by printing a copy from the college’s newly designed website at http://dc3.edu/ (found under the Student Housing tab).
The Residence Life staff has also been busy accommodating housing needs for summer camp participants in the Dodge City area.
“We just hosted a number of wrestlers from a 14-state region and were asked to assist with housing due to the shortage of hotels in the area primarily caused by the influx of oil/gas activity in the Dodge City region,” Temaat said.
Next, the residence halls housed the annual Four Clover 4-H Camp for three days last week.
“It is always great to see these future Conquistadors all over the campus,” Mize said.
The youngsters are between 7 to 11 years of age and are able to get their first taste of college campus life. This week, the Future Teachers Camp is being held on campus and later in July a number of athletic camps are scheduled. To end the summer camp season, the DCCC Residence Life Halls will house the Dodge City Days Rodeo Queen contestants.
“In addition, we house summer interns from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy. These interns are completing rotations in area Pharmacies,” Temaat said. “And we are hopeful that some of them will choose to locate permanently in our area and begin their Pharmacy careers here.”
The DCCC Board of Trustees approved a name for the new hall at their last meeting. Trustees followed the tradition of naming the hall for a faculty member with past distinguished service to the students and the college.
Page 2 of 2 - “Watch for an announcement of the official name and date for the dedication of the hall soon,” Temaat said.
“We hope the community members will come out to campus to see this new hall,” Mize said.
The new hall is being financed entirely by revenues from student fees.