Welcome to New Mexico Junior College Housing and Residence Life! Your "NMJC Home"
away from home! We believe on-campus living provides both an enjoyable and rewarding experience in
community living as well as the necessary support for academic success.
At NMJC, residence halls are not just a place to eat and sleep; they are an integral
part of college life. NMJC provides full-time students, carrying 12 or more semester
hours, with modern, comfortable and affordable housing. Living in a residence hall
provides the opportunity to meet new friends and associate with other students from
diverse backgrounds. In the process, students grow and develop as people, capable
of taking on the responsibilities of living with others.
Currently, NMJC has 4 residential housing facilities, including both traditional dormatories
as well as apartments, with a total capacity of housing 385 students. Residence halls
are furnished and air-conditioned, providing a comfortable living environment. Each
residence hall features Wi-Fi access, computer access, basic cable, vending machines
and access to on-site laundry facilities. In addition, multiple spaces are set aside
for socializing and studying. All buildings at NMJC, including residence halls, are
smoke-free. Residential staff reside in the facility and help students adjust to college
NMJC provides trained campus security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The housing complex
is a gated community with key card access. In addition, each room is secured with
key card locks.
Why would I want to live on campus?
Sleep more, Drive LESS - Your dorm is within walking distance to class and breakfast
is ready in the cafeteria - this comes in handy on the days you wake up 10 minutes
By only being across the street from the heart of campus, you will find it much easier
and more likely to become involved in campus organizations, T-Bird sports, and fun
Whether you are gathering people to play an impromptu game of volleyball or rallying
people to make a late-night fast-food run, you have the opportunity to meet a wide
variety of people that you may not normally run into. You’ll discover a myriad of
personalities in the dorm—some pleasant, some not, but you’ll build up your network
of acquaintances and enrich your life with many new friends simply by living among
other college students. You are surrounded by tons of students who are looking to
make new friends.
Students living in the dorms can participate in a wide range of programs and activities
held exclusively for resident students in addition to campus wide activities like
intramural sports and events. Residence hall and student life staff provides frequent
activities for residents that normally involve giving away free stuff, (especially
food). These freebies may sound like inconsequential perks, but you can really fill
your stomach and accumulate a lot of free stuff over the years.
Dorms and apartments at NMJC require special key-card to both the facility and the
rooms. The facility and campus is secured by resident staff as well as trained campus
security officers and video cameras 24/7. In addition, campus security will provide
escorts for students upon request. No need to worry about your safety while living
You may not fully appreciate this luxury until you live in an off-campus apartment.
Unlike off-campus apartments, college dorms and apartments do not have monthly utility
bills. The price you pay at the beginning of the semester includes all utilities,
Wi-Fi and cable. Also, you don’t have to deal with resetting that pesky Wi-Fi router
or running out of hot water.
Great Entertainment Areas
In addition to the game room in Ben Alexander, the dorms and apartments have a student
recreation room, ping pong or pool tables, board games and a large television and
video games in the lobbies. There are also outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
and free access to the weight rooms in Caster and opportunities for free access times
at the CORE.
With everything you want to bring and everything your mom snuck into your bag when
you weren’t looking, you already have enough stuff to bring to college. Why add heavy
furniture to that list? Plus, an unfurnished apartment will probably require shelves,
a dining table, couch and television. All of that is in addition to your bed, dresser
and desk. NMJC housing units come fully furnished.