Is there wireless in the dorm and will my student need to bring their own router? There is wireless internet in each of the buildings, so there is no need to buy a router

What size is the bed? What kind of bedding will they need? The beds are twin standard.

Can my student bring a microwave/mini fridge? Yes, students are allowed both microwaves and mini fridges.

Is there a study space in the dorms? Yes there are common areas in each complex with a computer banks.

What pets are allowed in the dorms?  ONLY service animals are allowed. Documentation must be presented to the Director before moving in.

What furniture is in the room? The rooms have Bed and mattress, closet, desk and chair, dresser.

How many RAs/dorm coordinators are on campus? We have three professional staff -- one in each complex and 10 student RAs. 

How can I contact Residence Life? Housing Office: 785.460.5552; Student Life Office: 785.460 4610. 

Please tell me about security. CCC has a full-time security officer, 785.460.5508, available in the Student Union. We also have night security.  

Where is health services and how to contact them? CCC has a full-time nurse, 785.460.5502, available in the Student Union.

Can I have a toaster? NO, we do not allow toasters or anything with an exposed heating coil.

Can I have a coffee maker? YES!

Can I have a miniature grill? NO, we do not allow anything with an open flame around the residence halls. There are two grill on campus for student use.

Can I have visitors? Visitors are welcome until midnight on weekdays and 1 a.m. on the weekends.     

Where should people back home send my letters and cookies? Inquire in the Mailroom daily. You may take outgoing mail to the Campus Mailroom, located in the Student Union. 

Please address campus mail with the recipient’s name printed clearly on the envelope in the following format:

[Living Center Building and Room #]
1255 S Range Ave
Colby, KS 67701

 Bare Necessities

  • Winter Coat & Boots
  • Gloves & Stocking Hat
  • Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Razor
  • Brush, Comb & Hair Care Products
  • Pillow(s), Comforter and/or Blanket
  • Mattress Pad, sheets (Twin Extra Long)
  • Alarm w/ Battery Back-Up
  •  Cell phone/ charger
  • Towels
  • Shower Slippers
  • Multi-plug Power Strip
  • Plastic Bowl, Dish, Mug, Silverware
  • Kleenex
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cleaning supplies

Items Often Overlooked

  • Umbrella
  • Bathrobe
  • Telephone/ Address Book
  • Trash can
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Bed Lamp
  • Room Decorations
  • Desk Lamp
  • Ear Plugs
  • Medicine/ Vitamins

Academic Supplies

  • Pens & Highlighters
  • Paper, Spirals & Binders
  • Planner
  • Pencils & Pencil Sharpener
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus Set
  • Calculator
  • Computer  ( we are wireless)
  • Scissors, tape, etc.
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Stationary, Stamps & Envelopes
  • Flash Drive


  • Laundry Bag
  • Detergent/Fabric Softener

Travel Needs

  • Backpack
  • Travel Tote (Duffle)
  • Shower Caddy

Storage Needs

  • Hangers- shirts, pants, skirts, etc.
  • Small Stackable Crates
  • Shoe Racks
  • Under bed Storage


  • TV & cable cord
  • Game System
  • Radio/ iHome
  • Lock Box
  • Coffee Maker
  • Small Refrigerator (no larger than 4.3 CF)
  • Microwave
  • Small Tool Kit
  • DVDs/ Movies
  • Door Mirror
  • Drying Rack
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Headphones

What NOT to Bring

  • Extension Cords (use surge protector power strip)
  • Hot pots/ Open Element or Flame Items
  • Candles or Incense
  • Pets
  • Alcohol/Drugs
  • Guns, Air soft guns, paintball guns, etc.
  • George Foreman Grills
  • Dartboards
  • Pizzazz or like pizza makers
  • Toasters/ Toaster Ovens
  • Sentimental items or one of a kind valuables
  • Drug Paraphernalia Alcohol decorations (symbols, brands, empty)


Meal Plan and Information:

Meal plans are required for all students living in campus housing. There are two options available that offer 15 or 19 meals a week. 

If you cannot make a meal time please contact Consolidated Food Management (Student Union) or a member of the dining staff regarding take-out meals. Consolidated works with students to provide dining options that fit their individual needs including take-out meals, gluten free, dairy free, etc.

Daily Offerings During the Academic Year

(Monday- Friday):

7:00-8:30am: Hot Breakfast

8:30-9:30am: Continental Breakfast

11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch

12:30pm-1:30pm: Grab and go Lunch

5:00-6:45pm: Dinner

(Saturday & Sunday):

10:30am-1:00pm: Brunch

5:00-6:00pm: Dinner


Policy Information:

As a resident, you are responsible to review and know the policies found in the Residence Life Handbook as well as the student code of conduct which may be found here. Please read the contents thoroughly. If you have any questions, please ask a staff member. Failure to abide by these policies may result in unintended behaviors and consequences, such as summons to appear before the student conduct board and/or sanctions. Please take your responsibility as a member of this community seriously.

What To Bring:

Every year, students come to college and forget one thing or another at home. We've done our best to prepare the best possible list of items a student could want or need for their time on campus. That list is available below:

What To Bring

With that, please review the list of items not to bring to avoid issues with move-in or living on campus, either from safety concerns or policy violations.