With St. Clair County Community College’s new residence hall set to open this fall – just steps away from campus in Port Huron’s thriving downtown – we thought we’d share 10 reasons why students should consider applying.
- Community – College housing can provide a sense of community and a built-in support system for residents. Students looking to start a new chapter can meet and make lifelong friends.
- Food – Living in the heart of downtown Port Huron means living right in the middle of an excellent food scene. Local restaurants include Maria’s Downtown Café, Mama Vicki’s Coney Island, Tio Gordos Cocina, Chef Shell’s Restaurant, Kate’s Downtown, Fuel Woodfire Grill, Cavis Grill, Cedar Sub and Salad, Casey’s, Bangkok Star, Lynch’s Irish Tavern, Raven Café, Sail In Café & Convenience Store, Exquisite Corpse Coffee House and more.
- Gym access – College is the perfect time to develop healthy life-long exercise routines, and housing students have free gym and track access at the college Fieldhouse, just one block away.
- Free essentials – College housing provides free internet and Wi-Fi, along with all other student living essentials like water, heating and air conditioning, and furniture. These items can add up at other rental properties.
- Student clubs and organizations – Studies have shown that students who participate in campus organizations are more likely to have a better collegiate experience. Living so close to campus makes getting involved that much easier. St. Clair County Community College offers a wide array of options.
- Campus events – Living on campus provides students with greater access to campus events. Residents can enjoy free admissions to athletic events in the Fieldhouse, check out student-led events, or attend film screenings and live performances in the Fine Arts Theatre.
- Entertainment – Students living in housing are surrounded by entertainment options including Sperry’s Moviehouse, The Citadel Stage Performing Arts Theatre, Zebra Lounge & Bowl -O- Drome Lanes, local museums, The Alley Room escape rooms, art studios, kayaking, boat cruises, McMorran Place Sports and Entertainment Center events, a haunted house, parks and beaches, local libraries, spas and salons, and more.
- Learning how to “adult” – Residence hall living is the optimal way to learn life skills needed for life after college. Students can work on their cooking skills in the residence hall communal kitchen, become experts at doing laundry (if not, at least learn how to do it), and learn how to budget time and money.
- Savings and value – Speaking of budgets, if students live out of district, they can pay in district pricing by living in housing. That, and students won’t be paying as much in gas either.
- Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – This kind of experience doesn’t present itself at every stage of life. Living in a residence hall is a way to establish independence and transition to adulthood – with a community of fellow students and campus faculty and staff who stand ready to assist.
Interested? Find out more about housing and how to apply at www.sc4.edu/housing.