What does my room come furnished with? 

WNCC provides the following items for students in their rooms:

  • Twin size bed
  • Desk 
  • Chair
  • Dresser
  • Utilities, internet router and digital cable (HDMI cords are not provided)

 What should I bring with me to WNCC?

These are some recommended items for students to bring with them:

  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry basket & detergent
  • Pillows, extra-long twin-size bed linens, and blanket (not electrical)
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Backpack & school supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Hangers
  • Flip flops (shower shoes)

What types of items are not allowed in the halls?

The following items are not acceptable to have in student residences:

  • Candles, incense, (or anything else that you would burn)
  • Electric Blankets, bed warmers, electric heaters
  • Extension cords
  • Surge protectors without breakers
  • Alcohol bottles, both full or empty for decoration
  • Fireworks
  • Grills
  • Halogen Lamps
  • Pets (other than fish)
  • Waterbeds
  • Toaster ovens or any other cooking equipment. Use of these items is limited to the kitchenette.
  • Weapons (this includes paintball guns, hunting gear, bb guns, knives, etc.)

What are the guest hours at the halls?

Guest Hours at each hall are limited to 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight Sunday through Thursday and 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. Friday and Saturday. Opposite sex overnight guests are not permitted. All guests must be over the age of 18 and submit an ID to the front desk prior to entering the residence hall.

Are the halls air-conditioned?

Both Pioneer and Conestoga Hall are air conditioned. However, you may still bring a fan with you if you wish.

How does my meal plan work?

All students who choose to live on campus must choose a meal plan. Students may choose either a 14- or a 19-meal plan with their housing contract, allowing him/her to have that number of meals per week in the dining hall. Students may enter the dining hall once during each meal time, to enjoy “All You Care To Eat” salad bar, beverages, and hot meals. 

Student meal plans begin on Monday morning and commence on Sunday evening. Resident meals are not transferable to other individuals and are lost if not used by the end of the meal week.

What should I do if I would like to change my meal plan?

Students participating in a 14-meal plan may increase their plan at any time during the semester. Because of the rate decrease, students holding a 19-meal plan may only change their plans within the first seven calendar days of the class start date each semester. Please see the Coordinator of Residence Life and Activities if wish to change your meal plan.

If I live off-campus, is it possible to purchase a meal plan?

Yes, you may purchase a meal plan if you do not live on campus. Off campus students may choose a 10-, 14-, or 19-meal plan in Bishop Dining Hall. If interested, please see the Business Office to purchase the meal plan of your choice.

What are the dining hours in the Bishop Dining Hall?

Monday - Friday

Hot Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Brunch Noon - 1 p.m.
Dinner 5 - 6 p.m.

Hours are subject to change.

Is there a laundry facility in the halls?

A laundry room may be found on each floor of Conestoga Hall and in the activities center of Pioneer Hall. Each room is equipped coin-operated machines. The costs are $.75 to wash and $.75 to dry.

Do the halls offer a co-ed living environment?

Yes, both Pioneer and Conestoga Hall offer co-ed living environments. Pioneer Hall has three floors. First floor and half of second floor house men, while the other half of second floor and the third floor house women. Conestoga has two floors with 6 wings. The East wing on the first floor houses men and the West wing on the first floor houses women. All of the second floor is split between men and women.

How safe are the halls?

WNCC strives to provide a safe living environment. Resident Assistants are available at our front desk from 9:00 PM till 12:00 AM and a campus security officer is available at the front desk throughout the night. However, as with any community, it is best to take precautions such as locking your door. 

It is also a great idea to make sure that your personal belongings are covered by you or your parents' homeowners insurance policy.

Is there a curfew that must be observed for students who live on campus?

WNCC and the Residence Life Team do not enforce a curfew. However, we strongly recommend that each student carry his/her Student ID at all times. Residents entering the building after 9:00 PM may be asked to present it in order to verify residency.

May students have pets in the residence hall?

Fish are the only pets that students are permitted to have in the halls.

I've heard the term "RA". What does it mean? 

An RA is a Resident Assistant. He/she is a student leader and member of the Residence Life Team at Pioneer or Conestoga Hall. Her/his job is to enhance the overall on-campus living experience for each student at Pioneer and Conestoga Hall. Your RA is a mediator, listener, organizer, policy enforcer, and a role model in your community. On behalf of the Residence Life Team, we hope that you will have a great living experience at Pioneer Hall.

May I smoke inside the residence hall?

No. All of WNCC's buildings are smoke-free. Smoking may be done outside of each building in a designated area. 

What address can my friends and family use to send mail to me?

Each student will be assigned their own personal mailbox and combination. Packages delivered to students may be received at the front desk. 

The mailing address for students is:

Pioneer Hall
1409 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Conestoga Hall
1311 E. 27th Street
Scottsbluff, NE 69361

WNCC Sidney Campus
2440 S. College Drive
Sidney, NE 69162