2011-2012 General Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2021  
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Housing


South Plains College provides opportunities for single students to live in modern, comfortable and affordable college housing while enrolled. On its Levelland Campus, the college maintains five residence halls for men, housing 278 male students, and three residence halls for women, housing 192 students. The Smallwood Apartment Complex is maintained to house an additional 96 women.

All residence halls are furnished and air-conditioned, providing a comfortable living environment. Each residence hall features a central lobby where residents may meet with friends to enjoy television programs or other activities. Residence halls also feature private telephone lines, vending machines and access to on-campus laundry facilities. Each dorm room or apartment has Internet capability through ethernet, or wireless connection. The use of security cameras and card access is incorporated into residential facilities to provide safety and security for our on-campus residents.

Food services for students living in residence halls are provided in Texan Hall, the college dining facility. Texan Hall is located in the Student Center. Meals are prepared by a staff of professional cooks under the management of Great Western Dining Service, Inc.

College residence halls and the dining hall are closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break.

The residence hall program is supervised by the Office of Student Housing under the guidance of the Dean of Students and Dean of Student Life. The college strives to provide an atmosphere in its residence halls that is conducive to the educational purpose and mission of the college. Residence hall personnel also realize that in addition to classroom knowledge, a student may also learn a great deal about group living and the social skills required to cooperatively interact with others. College housing rules and regulations are enforced to ensure a proper setting for learning and at the same time to help residents develop a sense of self-responsibility.

Student Housing Policy

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All full-time students are required to live in college housing with the following exceptions:

  • Students living with relatives;
  • Married students;
  • Students who are required to live at or near the place of employment;
  • Medical or emotional reasons (verification from physician is required);
  • If college housing is full, students will be referred to off campus housing.

Students living in college housing must carry a minimum course load of twelve (12) semester hours. All exceptions to this policy must be approved through the Student Housing Office.

Application for Housing

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To apply for campus housing, students must submit the following items:

  • Application for Housing Form
  • $100 Deposit
  • Contract for Housing and Food Service
  • Personal Photograph

Application materials can be obtained by contacting the Student Housing Office, South Plains College, 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, Texas 79336. Telephone: (806) 716-2379, ext. 2379.

Housing Contract Policy

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Students residing in college housing are under contract with South Plains College. This contract is an agreement to remain in college housing for the balance of the school year, beginning with the contract date. A $100 deposit is required to retain a room reservation. The Application for Housing form, the $100 deposit, the signed housing contract, and personal photograph must be on file with the Office of Student Housing before a room is assigned. Those who have signed a contract and decide not to enroll in this institution must cancel their contract before the dates indicated below:

Fall Semester August 1, 4:00 p.m.
Spring Semester January 1, 4:00 p.m.
First Summer Session May 15, 4:00 p.m.
Second Summer Session June 15, 4:00 p.m.

ALL UNCLAIMED SPACES IN COLLEGE HOUSING WILL BE DECLARED VACANT AT 8:00 A.M. ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES, AND THE ROOM DEPOSIT FORFEITED.

A student’s withdrawal from college housing during the course of a semester constitutes a breach of contract. Should this occur for reasons other than illness or involuntary withdrawal from college, the student will forfeit the deposit. Students involuntarily withdrawing will be refunded room and board prorated on the date of withdrawal and the deposit less damages.

Housing and Food Service Charges

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All students who reside in residence halls obtain room and meals in a package plan for a unit price. Students are expected to furnish their own bed linens, towels, pillows, and other personal convenience items. Students residing in apartments are charged only for apartment rent with utilities furnished. Meal plans are available to apartment residents and may be purchased through Great Western Dining at the Texan Hall. Room and meal charges for residence halls are due at the time of registration.

Residence Hall Food Plan

South Plains College provides students living in residence halls continuous meal service. Students are allowed to use food service facilities as often as they like during posted hours of operation. The rates shown below are for continuous meal service at any time the dining hall is open. The dining hall will remain open from breakfast until after the evening meal Monday through Friday. Weekend hours are from 9:00-9:30 a.m., 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Room and Meal Rates per Semester

Room and meal costs listed here include sales tax. Students may request a private room for an additional fee. Such requests are granted on a space available basis. The rate for the Smallwood Apartments DOES NOT include meal service.

MEN’S RESIDENCE HALLS

      Frazier, Stroud, and Forrest Halls $1,550
      Lamar Hall and Magee Hall $1,650

WOMEN’S RESIDENCE HALLS

      North Sue Spencer, South Sue Spencer and Gillespie Halls $1,550
      Baker Center $1,650
      Smallwood Apartments $730
      (Two bedrooms, four occupants)  

OTHER FEES

      Smallwood Apartments Summer School $230
      (per summer session)  
      Smallwood Apartment 10-Meal Plan $535
      Smallwood Apartment Full-Meal Plan $800
      Private Room Fee in Residence Halls $200
      Room Reservation and Property Deposit $100
      Installment Service Fee $35

Installment Payment Dates

Students desiring to pay apartment or residence hall room and meal charges in installments may do so by request. These installments are due on or before each of the following dates:

1st Installment
  Due Aug. 25 (Fall)  
  and Jan. 12 (Spring) 1/2 Total Charge
2nd Installment
  Due Sept. 23 and Feb. 24 1/4 Total Charge
3rd Installment
  Due Oct. 21 and March 31 1/4 Total Charge
Room and meal charges are subject to change without notice.
   

Residence Hall Descriptions and Conveniences

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Frazier, Stroud, Forrest Halls (Men)

These three halls are identical in floor plan and furnishings. Each room houses two men and is furnished with twin beds, desk, chest, wardrobe closets, a lavatory, basic cable, two T1 Internet connections and wireless Internet. Remodeled community bathrooms are located in each wing. Laundry facilities are available in all three residence halls. This dormitory is protected by a security camera system for the safety and security of on-campus residents.

   

Lamar Hall (Men)

Lamar Hall features a suite arrangement with a private bathroom between two rooms. Each room is shared by two men and furnished with two beds, a desk, chest, closets, a lavatory, basic cable, two T1 Internet connections and wireless Internet. Lamar has a central lobby with color television. Laundry facilities are also located in Lamar Hall. This dormitory is protected by a security camera system for the safety and security of on-campus residents.

   

Magee Hall (Men)

Returning sophomore students receive preference for rooms in Magee Hall. All rooms are suites. Each resident has a private bedroom with a single bed, desk, chest, closet and basic cable. Each two residents share a comfortably furnished living area with couch, chairs, large shelf unit and two lavatories. A bathroom is located between each of two rooms and is shared by four residents. All rooms are carpeted. Magee also has a central laundry facility. Residents have a direct Internet connection.

   

North Sue Spencer, South Sue Spencer, Gillespie Halls (Women)

All residence halls for women have basically the same floor plan in a suite arrangement with two women sharing a room. A private bath with shower is located between rooms. Rooms are furnished with carpet, two beds, chest, study desks and chairs, bookshelf, two closets and basic cable. Each dorm has a private lobby for use only by residents and laundry facilities. These facilities are secured by a card access and security camera system to provide safety and security to on-campus residents. Residents have a direct internet connection. Computers must be equipped with a WiFi Wireless Ethernet card.
   

Baker Center Addition (Women)

The Baker Center is a central lobby which connects all three women’s residence halls. The center features 14 additional rooms for women. These rooms are much larger than the average dorm room, have more modern furnishings, carpet, mini-blinds, large bathroom area with storage, double lavatories, a tub and shower combination and basic cable. This facility is secured with a card access and security camera system to provide safety and security to our on-campus residents.

   

Smallwood Apartments (Women)

The Smallwood Complex features six apartment units. Four women share an apartment which is carpeted, completely furnished, air-conditioned and have mini-blind window coverings. The split level floor plan features a combination living-kitchen area, one bedroom and private bath downstairs and a loft bedroom and private bath upstairs. Rent includes all utilities.

   
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