GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Gadsden State Community College Residence Hall (Fowler Hall) is located on the Wallace Drive Campus and features semi-private suites with baths. For information about living on campus, contact Residence Hall Director at (256) 549-8369.
Prospective students must have applied for admissions to Gadsden State Community College. All residents must be full-time students (minimum of 12 credit hours in regular semester or 6 in summer mini-terms). A "Residence Hall Application" and a deposit of $200 are required in order to be placed on a waiting list for a room. The student will be notified when a room is available. After all fees have been paid, the student is then guaranteed a room for the current or following semester. Rooms are assigned on a first-paid, first-served basis. A receipt of "payment in full" should be presented to the residence hall staff to guarantee a room assignment. Every effort will be made to comply with a suitemate request; however, the College reserves the right to assign the applicant to available space. NOTE: A processing fee of $25.00 may be withheld from the Residence Hall deposit refund if the student fails to move into the residence hall by the date indicated on the application. Remember, a room is not guaranteed until the dorm fee is paid in full. Waiting until the last minute to pay the full dorm fee may result in the student not getting a room.
When a student moves out of the Residence Hall, he/she should apply for a "Dorm Deposit Refund." Any tuition, fees, fines, or penalties that are due on the student's account will be deducted from the deposit refund. If the student does not owe a balance, the entire deposit will be refunded, with the exceptions noted below. The student must return the room key and leave the room in satisfactory condition (free of damage). However, (a) if the room needs cleaning, $75.00 of the deposit will be withheld; (b) if the room needs painting, $50.00 will be withheld; (c) if the key is not returned, $40.00 will be withheld; (d) $25.00 should the cable remote not be returned; (e) $15.00 to replace broken window blinds. In addition, the student will be charged (f) $12.00 per night if the student fails to vacate the room by the stated time (24 hours after the last day of finals); (g) $12.00 per night if the student fails to remove personal belongings from the room by the stated time; and (h) $50.00 if a College official must remove the student's personal belongings from the room. The College will attempt to notify the student if any personal belongings are left in the room. Personal belongings left at the College for ninety days are abandoned and considered property of the College. If the amount owed by the student exceeds $200.00, the student will be responsible for paying the balance due.
During semester breaks and or extended holidays, the Dorm will still be available for students to stay. However, during these additional periods between semesters, there will be an $12.00 per night charge. No meals will be included. The charge for breaks and holidays must be paid in advance. Housing is NOT guaranteed during breaks and extended holidays.