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Living on campus provides a unique opportunity to connect life and learning.  WSC provides housing for approximately 200 students which means, there are plenty of opportunities to make new connections and connect with a new community. All residence halls are within walking distance to classroom buildings, the Learning Commons, Teton Grill, Williston Area Recreation Center and other campus resources.

   

Residence Halls

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Frontier Hall
  • Co-ed suite style residence hall
  • Large lounge areas with pool table, foosball tables
  • Air conditioning
  • Spacious community areas
  • Coin operated laundry
 
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Nelson Hall
  • Co-ed suite style residence hall
  • Shared laundry
  • Small community
  • Cozy lounge areas
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Abramson Hall
Abramson Hall is not available for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
  • Co-ed apartment style hall
  • Air conditioned
  • Shared laundry
  • Small community
  • Full kitchen in each apartment
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Manger Hall
Manger Hall is not available for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
  • Co-ed apartment style hall
  • Air conditioned
  • Shared laundry
  • Small community
  • Full kitchen in each apartment

Cost

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Dining Costs
Residential Meal Plan Rates 2020 - 2021
Meals Per Week Flex Dollars Cost Per Semester   
10 meals per week +$25 flex dollars $1729/semester  
14 meals per week +$50 flex dollars $1899/semester  
19 meals per week +$50 flex dollars $2044/semester  
WSC flex dollars may be used at the WSC Bookstore and the Teton Grill. Unused balances are forfeited at the end of each semester. Additional flex dollars can be purchased in WSC Financial Services Office (Stevens Hall 204).

Frontier and Nelson Hall Residents are required to purchase a minimum meal plan of 10 meals per week. Residential meal plans include 2 guest meals per semester.
 
Off Campus Meal Plans
Meals Per Semester Flex dollars Cost Per Semester  
20 meals/ semester   $155/semester  
65 meals/ semester   $484/semester  
80 meals/ semester + $50 flex dollars $595/semester  
       
Off campus meal plans can be purchased in the WSC Financial Services Office (Stevens Hall 204) with the Off-Campus Meal Plan Sign Up Form. Off campus meal balances carryover from fall to spring semester. Unused meals are then forfeited at the end of the spring semester.
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Housing Costs
Housing Rates 2020-2021
Hall Housing Type Double Room Single Room
Frontier Hall Residence Hall $2000/semester $3000/semester
Nelson Hall Residence Hall $1600/semester $2400/semester
Abramson Hall Apartment Style From $685 - 735/mo. (2bd) From $600/mo. (1bd)
Manger Hall Apartment Style From $685 - 735/mo. (2bd) From $600/mo. (1bd)
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Summer Housing
Williston State College offers a safe and convenient home base in Williston, North Dakota for summer interns and college students. Whether affiliated with WSC or another college or university, students are able to participate in the many internship opportunities in the region during the summer months.

All summer housing residents are placed in Frontier Hall.
  • $20 per night for double occupancy
  • $30 per night for single occupancy
Summer residents must be:
  • 18 year of age or older at the time of move-in
  • Enrolled as a matriculated student in an accredited college or university
  • Or, employed in an internship or supervised research in the Williston area
Williston State College students are eligible for summer housing without employment in an internship or research program. 
Students or businesses interested in summer housing should contact the Director for Residence Life

Policies and Information

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Who to Call?
RA DUTY PHONE  | 701.339.3733
locked out, need advice, safety and concern reporting

WSC SECURITY  | 701.570.6699
safety and concern reporting

POLICE, NON-EMERGENCY  | 701.577.1212
need police assistance, file a police report

EMERGENCY SERVICES | 911
emergency situations, ambulance, fire, police

HOUSING OFFICE | 701.774.4528
8-4:30 M-F | wsc.housing@willistonstate.edu

FAQs

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Applications
Is the $40.00 application fee the same as the one for college admission?
No; the $40.00 housing application fee is separate from the $35.00 admission fee. The $40 housing application fee is non-refundable.  
 
Do I have to pay the first installment of $100 before school starts in the fall?
Yes, all applications and payments must be received in order for application to be considered complete. The $100 installment must be paid before you are assigned a room.
 
What if I decide not to attend WSC and I've already paid my application fee and first installment?  Will I get a refund?
The $40.00 application fee is non-refundable.  You may be entitled to a refund, or partial refund, of the first installment based upon the date of your notification of cancellation.  Refer to housing contract under "Cancellation & Refund Policy." No refunds will be issued after July 1st, 2018 for Fall Semester.
 
How do I acquire the housing scholarship?
Students should fill out the WSC Scholarship Application; to see if they qualify.
 

 

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Dining
 Is it possible to live in a residence hall and not purchase a meal plan?
Meal plans are required for all students living in Frontier or Nelson Halls. Apartment style housing does not require a meal plan but students may elect to have one.

What do I do if I have an allergy?
Food Services management is trained to assist with special types of dietary needs. If you have an allergy or a specific dining need you are encouraged to visit with the Food Service Director immediately. The Food Service Director can be contacted at willistoncollege@aladdinfood.com or at 701.774.4274.  
 
Is the cafeteria open during holidays?
Holiday hours vary in the Teton Grill from limiting hours to closing.  Holiday specific hours will be posted on the Teton Grill website and communicated with students via their WSC email address.  If the grill does close for a holiday, students are welcome to get prepared meals ahead of time.
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Hall & Room
Do I have to live in a residence hall?
All first-year students are required to live in a residence hall on campus for their first, full academic year or apply for an exemption.   Find out more about the First Year Living Requirement.  
 
Are rooms assigned by seniority?
Rooms are assigned, first come, first serve, based on the application completion date. An application is not considered complete until both the housing application fee and first installment have been paid.  Room assignments are sent to the student’s WSC email account on or before August 1st.  

Are there single rooms available? 
There are a limited number of single rooms available at an additional 50% of the double occupancy rates.  All rooms in Frontier Hall are designed as double rooms, however, rooms will be tripled as necessary.  All students will have a roommate unless a single is designated on the application; the application completion date will determine the order in which students receive a single room. Additional charges apply.  

Is bedding supplied by WSC?
WSC supplies all students with a xl twin bed, dresser, desk, and chair.  Students must bring their own bedding, towels, and personal items. Find out more about what to bring to campus.  Students may also order bedding packages through DormCo.com.  Orders can be sent directly to WSC prior to your arrival!
 
What will my suite/room look like?
Natural light pours into each room through a large window highlighting the tall ceilings and industrial feel. Beds have the ability to loft at six different heights so students are able to customize their room to suit their needs and personal style. To view layouts and photos, click here.  Typically, four rooms share a common space consisting of a large mirrored vanity, three sinks and multiple drawers and cabinets for storage. Within this common space, there are two private rooms with showers and toilets.     
 
Can I bring my pet?
Pets (other than fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons) are not permitted in any residence halls and/or rooms.  

How often to RA's check on your room's cleanliness?
Room checks are completed at least once per semester.  Specific days and times will be communicated to residents via their
WSC email address in addition to being posted throughout the Residence Halls.

Can I say in my room over breaks?
Residence halls close during Thanksgiving and Spring Break; however, students may stay for no additional cost. Student are charged $12 per night for housing over Winter Break between semesters. All students must register to stay over break; though, housing approval is not guaranteed.  During breaks there is a zero-tolerance behavior policy is in place and no guests including non-resident students are permitted during these times.
 

 

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Security
Are the entrances to the Residence Halls secured?
WSC residence halls are locked 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Residents gain access through the main entrances via their key fob issued by the Housing Office. 

What are other security features available at WSC?
WSC Security Services are available on campus throughout the week. Security responds to calls for assistance including emergency and crisis situations and provides other safety-related services. Security can be reached at 701-570-6699. In addition to on-campus security, all residence halls are equipped with video surveillance.

What is the guest policy?
WSC permits invited guests in the residence halls as long as they are escorted by residents.  Residence hall visitation hours are 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and 10:00 AM to 2:00 AM Friday and Saturday.  All guests of residents must be signed in upon entry and signed out upon departure.  Any overnight guest must be approved by the Director of Residence Life and guest stay must not exceed 72 hours without written permission.  Residents are responsible for the behavior of guests and liable for loss or damage to property caused by their guests.  
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Roommates
May I choose my roommate?
You and another individual can request to be roommates on you housing applications. WSC does it's best to honor these requests. 

If I do not have a roommate preference, what factors will be used to select a roommate for me?
If a roommate is not requested, you will be assigned one based on your preferences on the housing application.  Roommates are matched using specific questions regarding what you are looking for in a roommate. Be sure to answer these questions honestly to help with the best placement.  

What happens if I don't get along with my roommate?
On-campus living provides a unique opportunity to meet new people, experience different cultures, lifestyles, and backgrounds. We encourage roommates to work through initial concerns and perceptions of each other rather than expecting an immediate roommate switch.  Students should work with Residence Life staff if they need further information regarding room/roommate changes.

Residence Halls @ WSC

Lounge Area
Lounge Area
Third floor kitchen
Third floor kitchen
Ping Pong table
Ping Pong table
Dorm room
Dorm room
Dorm room
Dorm room
Frontier Hall at night
Frontier Hall at night
APARTMENTS
APARTMENTS
NELSON HALL
NELSON HALL

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