Central Oregon Community College’s fall 2022 housing applications are currently open to students. COCC offers a unique, 320 bed residence hall on campus with views of the Cascades Mountains. Andrew Davis, director of student and campus life and interim director of campus safety, says students should sign up early as spots fill up quickly. Besides the obvious benefits to living on campus at COCC, including amenities and student life opportunities, research indicates students who live on campus typically have higher academic success rates and satisfaction than those who do not. Living on campus helps students cut down on commuting and housing expenses. Prospective students can apply online; an application fee and background check for each student is required. Financial advisors will guide students through a budget sheet to figure out how much it will cost with financial aid and how much they have to pay out of pocket. Davis says a $1000 down payment and 200 dollar security deposit is required to secure a spot. For a tour of COCC and Wikiup Hall, students should call the college.