Barton considers Student Housing an important part of your total education. Comfortable, wholesome living conditions have a marked influence on your scholarship, habits, attitudes and ideals. Your social life, loyalty to the College, attitude toward others, and your sense of belonging evolve from the community you'll join in Student Housing.
Student Housing is a melting pot of students with diverse backgrounds coming together to form a community as they advance their education. You'll be a part of the largest student interest group on campus! Barton Community College provides campus based housing that will accommodate a total of 342 residents with ADA compliant rooms available.
The Student Housing, Campus Life, and Student Services departments are dedicated to providing safe and comfortable living environments for all students, including those whose gender identity and/or expression differs from that of the sex assigned to them at birth. See the full statement.
Resident Hall Requirements
Barton Community College requires that all full time students attending the Barton County campus at Great Bend, Kansas (those enrolled in 12 face to face semester hours or more) with a total of less than 24 successfully completed college hours, reside in student housing. Additionally, students must maintain full time student status (12 semester hours) to remain in student housing. Students are exempted from the policy if they meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Student is married
- Student is 21 years of age or older
- Student has a child or children who reside with him or her
- Student is a resident of Barton County or a border county and is residing with parents, legal guardian, or immediate family member of legal age.
Student Housing contract remain in effect for the entire academic year. Contracts are processed on a first come, first served basis.
Rooms are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Students must complete the Student Housing Contract and submit the $120 non-refundable application fee. Application will be processed upon receipt of the fee. If space is available, the fee will reserve your room until the first move in day of each semester. After the contract and fee are received, you will be contacted and a room will be reserved. date for each semester.
Student Housing Contract: To complete the contract you will need a Student ID to log in to your PORTAL. Once logged into the portal, please select the "Student Services" tab and find the "Housing Contract" at the bottom of the page. Be sure to select the correct semester when completing the application.
To be eligible to reside on campus, all students are required by the Kansas Board of Regents to provide documented proof of meningitis vaccine or sign a waiver declining to receive the vaccination at the present time. Information about meningitis disease and the forms required for vaccine documentation or declination are located within the online housing application. Boosters are recommended if vaccinated prior to the age of 16. You may also access information pertaining to meningitis disease.
Check out the Housing Handbook to find information on campus living! The handbook includes topics ranging from the campus phone directory, facilities, policies, and more.
Don't get lost! Look at the Housing Map and Commons Location to make sure you know where you're going!
The Instructions for Residential Halls Wireless Network will help you access the campus housing wireless internet.
Use the Campus Phone Directory for quick access to courtesy phones located around campus. Emergency phones are also located in several locations and can be used by pushing the button which will automatically dial Campus Safety.
Keeping Your Computer Safe is easy with these quick tips! It is up to the student to keep your computer safe from viruses while on campus.
Summer 2017 Housing Rates (4% discount for single pay)
Twin Suite/Double Occupancy (No Meals Payment Plan) - $352.50 per session/$705.00 for both sessions
$120 Non-refundable application fee
May 1st, 2017 - Summer Non-refundable application fee due
June 1st, 2017 - Summer Session One (8 weeks ) - single payment due
June 1st, 2017 - Summer Session Two (4 weeks)- single payment due
June 29th, 2017 - Summer Session Three (4 weeks) - single payment due
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 Housing Rates (4% discount for single pay)
Living center costs and payment plan includes room and board (cost subject to change without notice). Costs below based on 19-Meal Plan and Double Occupancy
Twin Suite (Double occupancy) - $2,854 per semester/$5,707 per year
Single Suite (Double occupancy, limited availability) - $3,332 per semester/$6,663 per year
Single Occupancy Option (Dependent on availability) - Starts at $4,395 per semester/$8,790 per year
June 1st, 2017 - Fall application fee due - $120
August 11th, 2017 - Fall single payment due*
November 1st, 2017 - Spring application fee due ($120 – for new incoming students for spring semester)
January 5th, 2018 - Spring single payment due*
*Students not paying in full by the published deadlines are required to sign up for a payment plan offered through the NBS Payment Plan.
Single Room Rate - Additional Fee
After the start of the semester, if a single room becomes available, an additional fee of $500 per semester will apply to guarantee a single room.
Housing Opens for Move-In:
1-6 p.m. Aug 11-12, 2017 in the Union (Speed up your check-in by following the instructions to register for Cougar Text Messaging). During move-in students will need to show a picture ID (drivers' license, passport, military ID, or state issued identification card) before a housing ID is issued.
Housing Residents Meeting: Strongly Recommended
6:30 p.m. Aug 14, 2017 in the Union
19-Meal Plan Information
Meals can be used at any serving time, during any one week Sunday thru Saturday. Three meals served five days a week and four meals on the weekends are available for you to choose from.
A nonrefundable application fee of $120 is required to initiate the housing contract. Housing is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
Daily Visitation: Daily visitation hours are from 10 a.m. - Midnight.
- Overnight visitation is defined as visitation any time between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.
- Overnight visitation is allowed Friday and Saturday nights only.
- No overnight visitation is allowed Sunday-Thursday nights. No exceptions. A $100 fine per occurrence will apply to both the host and the visitor. If a visitor appears to have taken up residence, an additional fine will apply.
- No overnight visitation is allowed during finals weeks.
- Residents hosting a non-resident overnight visitor must notify the Coordinator of Student Housing by email 48 hours in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org). If a non-student visitor is found in violation, they may be banned from housing and the hosting resident will be fined.
- Overnight visitors must be 18 years of age.
All visitors should be escorted at all times. All visitors should be able to produce identification at all times. It is each resident's responsibility to inform their visitor of college and residence hall policies and procedures. Residents are responsible for the conduct of their visitor and are held accountable through the student code of conduct and housing rules and procedures. Misconduct for rule violations will be resolved through the disciplinary procedure. Further, residents are responsible for all activities that occur in their room.
When the activities of a resident and/or visitor cause an undue disturbance to the roommate(s) or to the residence hall community, other resident's rights to privacy, to sleep, and to study in the room will take precedence.
Bison Halls - Units 1-14
Bluestem Hall - Hotel Style
Cottonwood Hall - Hotel Style
Sunflower Halls - Units 21-34