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Housing & Residence Life


Live on campus!

More than 400 of Ellsworth’s nearly 1,000 students live on campus. They’ll tell you there are lots of activities to do, and that living on campus makes the walk to class easy and quick. Students will also say those lasting friendships are made from all the housing activities held throughout the year.

The goal of the residence life program at Ellsworth Community College is to help you grow as a person and be ready for that next step in your life.

Because the residence hall experience is an integral part of our students’ education, all full-time, first-year students who are under age 21 and not heads of households, or not living with their parents or guardians, are required to live on campus. By learning to live and work effectively with fellow residents, students become better citizens.

There are two residence halls and two apartment-style buildings on campus. Wall Hall houses 104 students and is co-ed. Thompson Hall houses 192 male students. The College Apartments house 76 students in a co-ed environment, and the College Suites house 39 students in co-ed suites and three single units. Coming soon: the Duane and Phillis Lloyd Residence Hall, coming fall 2022, will have a combination of single and double rooms.

  • ECC Housing Application Form (online) NOTE: This form may not work for those using Internet Explorer version 10. If you use the IE browser and have difficulties, try updating to version 11 or use a different web browser (e.g., Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

Required Move-In Documents

Become a Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants live in the residence halls and are responsible for 25-45 residents. RAs serve as advisors to the residents of the hall, are sources of information about College life, and assist in stimulating educational, cultural, social, and recreational programming in the residence halls. Additionally, RAs on duty responsibilities are approximately 1-2 times per week (depending on the building) and some weekends. RAs must maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive room and partial board (single room when available).

Apply to become an RA!

Other Housing Information


Fall 2022 Semester
Aug. 26           New students check in 1 PM – 4 PM (Gentle Student Center)8:00 pm residence hall meeting (Kruse Main auditorium)

Aug. 29           Fall Term classes begin

Sept. 5             Labor Day; College closed

Sept. 23           Last day to drop First Half-Term classes

Oct. 21            Last day of First Half-Term classes

Oct. 21            Staff Workshop Day; no classes

Oct. 24            Second Half-Term classes begin

Nov. 18           Last day to drop Second Half-Term and Full Term classes

Nov. 22           Residence Halls close at 4 pm for Thanksgiving Break 

Nov. 23-25      Thanksgiving Break; no classes

Nov. 27           Residence Halls re-open at noon 

Dec. 12-16      Final Exams

Dec. 16            Residence Halls close at 4 pm; residents must check out within 24 hours of last final 

Winter Interim Semester
Dec. 19       Winter Interim classes begin

Jan. 10        Last day of Winter Interim

Spring 2023 Semester
Jan. 16             Residence Halls re-open at Noon (Dinner will be served)

Jan. 16             Staff Workshop; no classes

Jan. 16             ECC Student Service Project Day

Jan. 17             Spring Term classes begin

Feb. 10            Last day to drop First Hall-Term classes

Mar. 9             Residence Halls close at 4 pm for Spring Break (Last meal served is Lunch) 

Mar. 10           Last day of First Half-Term classes

Mar. 10           Staff Workshop Day; no classes

Mar. 13-17      Spring Break; office closed/no classes

Mar. 19           Residence Halls re-open at noon 

Mar. 20           Second Half-Term classes begin

Apr. 14            Last day to drop Second Half-Term and Full Term classes

May 8-12        Final Exams

May 12            Residence Halls close at 4 pm for residents not graduating (Last meal served is brunch) 

May 12            ECC Graduation at 2 pm

May 13            Residence Halls close at 6 pm for graduating residents; a fee of $25 will be assessed for every day a student stays after check-out time. 


May 22 – July 28        Summer Term


Residents are encouraged to plan ahead for periods when Residence Halls will be closed.

Contact Nate Forsyth to inquire about being a Resident Assistant (RA).


Bryan Bender

Director of Residence Life & Student Engagement