Residence Life

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At WCJC, you can get the whole college experience by living on campus!  Living on campus is safe, convenient, and fun!  Our housing is open to all full-time enrolled students. Mullins Hall and Frankie Hall are traditional residence halls located on the Wharton campus.  All rooms are double-occupancy and provide twin-size beds, desks, chairs, and dressers for both residents. Both halls boast a student lounge, wi-fi internet, cable TV, and free laundry facilities. 

Residence Hall Fees 

Unlike traditional apartments and off-campus housing, our residence halls come with a one-time fee each semester. These fees cover the cost of the room and all amenities for the entire semester.

Fee Price (per semester)
Room Fee $1,000
Board Plan $1,800
Total $2,800

How to Apply for On-Campus Housing

Complete these two easy steps to reserve a room on campus. Once your application is submitted and your background check is complete, our Housing Office staff will review your forms and let you know if a room is available.  Residence hall assignments are on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply today.
Step 1
To reserve a room, you must fill out the Housing Application form and submit it to the Housing Office, along with your $200 deposit. Deposits are refundable (see below for additional information).
Step 2
Submit the Release of Background Information form with your application and $15 to cover the background check fee.  You must also include a copy of your driver's license, state ID or passport.

Learn More About Living on Campus


Great Western Dining manages a full-service Dining Hall and a Snack Bar, located in the Pioneer Student Center.  All residents are required to purchase a meal plan to live on campus.  Residential Students will use their Student ID in the Dining Hall to use their meal plan.  Guests and other students can purchase meals in the Hall, as well.  The Dining Hall is open daily and provides breakfast, lunch and dinner service.  

Dining Hall Hours and Meal Service

Monday - Friday 
Breakfast: 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Prior to move in, you'll want to think about what you want to bring to campus.  Remember, you will have a roommate in a shared space.  So, be thoughtful in what you decide to bring. 

Some items you will need include:

  • Mattress pad (this is required of all residents)
  • Bedspread, comforter or blankets
  • Twin-sized sheets (regular length), pillow, pillowcase
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower tote, robe, shower shoes
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Season-appropriate clothing and clothes hangers
  • Small trashcan
  • Alarm clock
  • Study lamp
  • Prescribed medications and prescriptions
  • Umbrella / raincoat
  • Surge protectors
  • Broom / mop
  • Backpack and school supplies
  • Cleaning supplies and laundry items

Some items you may want to discuss with your roommate before purchasing:

  • Microwave
  • Carpet or rug
  • Small refrigerator
  • Small television
  • Video game console

It is also important to review the list of prohibited items in the Student Handbook.  


Living on campus allows you to engage with your classmates and friends in many different ways.  The Residence Halls are full of energy.  From monthly birthday parties to outdoor cookouts ... from game nights to spirit days ... there really is something for everyone. 

All residents have easy access to the Library to study and utilize the computer lab.  Resources such as academic, career and transfer advising, tutorial services, and counseling services are a quick walk from the residence halls.  

Residents can also apply to take on a leadership role in the Residence Hall as a Resident Advisor.


How do I apply for Housing?
Once you are admitted to WCJC, submit the Student Housing Application and Release of Background Information Form to the Housing Office.  A $200 refundable deposit, along with a $15 Background Check fee, is also required to complete the application process.  Upon receipt of the above documents and deposits, the Housing Office will contact you directly about additional required documentation.

Can I get my deposit back if I change my mind about living in campus housing?
Yes.  If you cancel your housing 15 days prior to the start of the semester, you may request your deposit be refunded.

Can I choose my roommate?
Students may request a roommate on their housing application; however roommate pairings are not guaranteed.

Can I have a private room?
All rooms are double occupancy.

Who is in charge of the Residence Halls?
The Residence Halls are managed by a Residence Hall Supervisor.  The Supervisor is a professional staff member who lives in the Residence Hall and is responsible for supervising student staff, building community, serving as a resource to the residents, ensuring residence life policies and standards are being followed and overseeing daily management of the Residence Life areas.  Resident Advisors are current student leaders who live among the residents and are responsible for creating programming and building community.  The Residence Life staff provides assistance to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How many semester hours do I need to be enrolled in to live on campus?
Students must be enrolled in and maintain at least 12 credit hours throughout the semester.  

Are pets allowed in the Residence Halls?
Pets are not allowed in the residence halls.

Does the college sell or provide renter's insurance?
No, but we encourage residents to contact their personal insurance company to inquire about renter's insurance. WCJC is not responsible for damage or theft of your personal property.  It is the responsibility of the student to protect his or her property.

Can I smoke in my room?
No.  All facilities on campus, including Residence Halls, are tobacco and smoke-free facilities.  Smoking is allowed in designated areas on campus.  

Have questions? 

Contact the Student Housing Department

Contact Person: Rhonda Clayton

Phone: 979-532-6368

911 Boling Highway
Wharton, TX 77488