FAQs & Documents
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Our mission is to create a supportive, safe, and engaging residential community which fosters personal development and academic success. Residential students will experience a caring, inclusive community that supports the academic mission of the College through the creation of relevant and meaningful opportunities for individual growth outside the classroom.
Disclaimer: The information contained on this website and documentation is accurate as of March 9, 2023, but may be subject to change. The College reserves the right to amend, modify, or cancel the policies, terms and conditions and other material as published. The College will endeavor to inform students of any such changes with reasonable notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get something fixed/repaired?
If you notice something that needs to be repaired, please contact your RA and/or the Residence Hall office.
Are pets allowed?
No. No exceptions.
Can we have an overnight guest?
Yes, overnight guests are allowed in the Residence Hall in accordance with the Overnight Guest Policy stated in the Residence Hall/Student Housing Guide.
Are we allowed to have guests/visitors?
Yes, guests and visitors are allowed as long as they follow the guidelines that are in place for the student residents. Visitation must be in accordance with the Day Guest Policy and the Overnight Guest Policy stated in the Residence Hall/Student Housing Guide.
If we have problems/challenges with a roommate, who do we talk to?
Many problems/challenges can be resolved if roommates have open and honest discussions when they first become roommates and establish agreeable parameters to equally respect and follow. Most student housing issues arise when one student feels they are being taken advantage of or their concerns/desires are unimportant to the other student. If a problem cannot be resolved, then the student should visit with the RHC. Student-athletes should consult their head coach. No room changes are permitted without approval from the RHC.
How will I be assigned to housing?
You will be assigned to housing by the Residence Life staff. Student-athletes will be assigned by their head coach. Changes to room assignments can only be facilitated by Residence Life staff or, for athletes, their head coach. In no cases are student residents allowed to switch roommates and living assignments without College approval.
Will anyone come in and clean my room?
Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms and maintaining appliances brought to their room. Bathrooms within the suites will be routinely maintained by College staff, however residents are required to maintain clean rooms that promote good personal hygiene. All garbage and recycling must be disposed of promptly and in receptacles provided for this purpose. Rooms not well maintained and that require significant attention by the College staff will require additional payment for cleaning and/or damage repair.
Are health and safety inspections conducted in residence hall rooms?
In order to protect the health and safety of residence hall students, staff will conduct room inspections on a regular basis; some with advance notice and some at random times.
Is smoking/alcohol allowed in the residence halls?
No. No Exceptions.
Do we have to pay for utilities (electricity, water, internet access)?
No. Your lease payment is all inclusive of utilities, including high-speed internet access.
Are we allowed to stay in the Residence Hall during the posted winter, spring and summer holiday breaks?
The Residence Hall will be closed for all break periods during the academic year. Student residents will need to vacate the hall by the date and time posted. Student residents needing housing during any of the break periods will need to get approval from the Residence Hall Coordinator.
Do I need to get renter’s insurance?
Daytona State College strongly recommends students staying in the residence hall purchase their own renter’s insurance as a way to ensure that any valuables are protected and insured, however this is not required. DSCHC and the College do not provide insurance for Resident’s personal property. DSCHC and the College shall not be liable to Resident, or their respective guests, for any damage, injury, or loss to person or property from any cause.
Can I bring my own furniture for my room?
Students may bring additional furniture for the units if desired and if it will safely fit within one’s room along with the furniture provided by the College. No College-owned furniture may be removed or replaced as it is owned/leased by the College. It will be the responsibility of the students to remove all furniture not owned by the College at the end of each academic year.
Can I bring my own bed?
No. The College provides beds for each student and those beds must remain in the housing units. The beds provided cannot be removed and/or replaced by personal beds.
How do I receive mail at the residence hall?
Resident’s Official Name
Daytona State College
Receiving Building 1100 Willis
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Residents can only pick up items addressed to them; ensure the resident’s name is on the incoming letter or package. Residents will be notified by Falcon Mail after items have been processed. Items can be retrieved at the Central Receiving office, which is located in the Business Services Building (BSB-1100). Hours are Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Immunization Requirements & Waivers
According to Florida Statute 1006.69, Daytona State College is required to provide information concerning the risks associated with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness, and known contraindications of any required or recommended vaccine to every student, or to the student’s parent if the student is a minor, who has been accepted for admission and would like to live on campus.
An individual enrolled at Daytona State College who will be residing in the Student Residence Hall is required to submit documentation of vaccinations against meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B after they are selected to live in and pay their housing deposit for the Student Resident Hall, unless they request a waiver. The waiver(s) may be requested by the individual if they are 18 years of age or older, or the individual’s parent, if the individual is a minor. Vaccinations may be declined by signing a separate waiver (provided by DSC) for each of these vaccines which acknowledges receipt and review of the information provided.
Acceptable Proof of Immunity consists of:
- Proof of one dose of meningitis vaccine and a total of three doses of hepatitis B vaccines
- Proof of immunity by way of a blood test lab result (applicable to hepatitis B only)
- A written statement from a healthcare provider documenting a diagnosis of hepatitis B. Must include date of diagnosis, be signed by the healthcare provider and be on his/her official stationery. This is acceptable for hepatitis B only and does not apply to meningococcal meningitis
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid of the spinal cord and brain, caused by a virus or bacteria and is usually spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions (i.e. coughing, kissing). Bacterial meningitis can be quite severe and may result in brain damage, hearing loss, learning disability, or even death. Vaccines are currently available for one of the most severe forms of bacterial meningitis, meningococcus. These vaccines effectively provide immunity for most forms of meningococcus; there is no vaccine for the less severe viral-type meningitis.
- Information about the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccine can be found here.
- Information about the Meningococcal B Vaccine can be found here.
- More information about Meningitis can be found on the CDC website.
Hepatitis B Information
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused primarily by contact with blood and other body fluids from infected persons. The hepatitis B vaccine can provide immunity against hepatitis B infection for persons at significant risk, including people who have received blood products containing the virus through transfusions, drug use, tattoos, or body piercing; people who have sex with multiple partners or with someone who is infected with the virus; and health care workers and people exposed to biomedical waste.
- Information about the Hepatitis B Vaccine can be found here.
- More information about Hepatitis B can be found on the CDC website.
The State of Florida does not require that you be vaccinated for COVID-19. However, Daytona State College recommends that you get vaccinated for COVID-19 and follow all on-campus safety guidelines.
Students who contract COVID-19 will be required to quarantine at home or off campus at their own expense. For information on where to get vaccinated at no cost, see www.vaccines.gov.