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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What COVID safety precautions are in place and expected of residents?

Lodge residents are expected to comply with the campus rules for social distancing and face coverings. Lodge occupancy has been reduced to assist with social distancing. Here are some special considerations:

  • Checking in? Residents are required to schedule time to check in. Please call/text (530) 938-5237 or email lodges@siskiyous.edu
  • Residents must have documentation of a negative COVID-19 test with sample collected within the 14 days prior to their check in appointment.
  • Face coverings: residents shall wear face coverings while outside of their rooms, including hallways, lobbies, computer labs and other common areas.
  • Social distancing: residents shall maintain 6 feet apart from fellow residents when in common areas. Bathroom areas are divided and alternating sinks are out of service.
  • Guests/Visitors: visitors and guests may be prohibited depending on the severity of the pandemic. Contact the lodge office (530) 938-5237 prior to your guest's arrival to review the current status. Currently only lodge residents are allowed in the lodges. Two mask wearing adults are welcome to help residents check in.
  • Sanitization: residents are responsible for sanitizing inside their room including knobs, switches, handles and commonly touched surfaces. While Lodge staff clean common areas of the buildings residents are advised to be aware of and wash hands frequently. Drinking fountains and computer labs have been removed from service to reduce the number of high touch surfaces. Residents can check out laptop computers through Basecamp HQ.
  • Conduct violations: repeated warnings regarding failure to use facemasks and social distance will be referred to the Student Conduct Board for review.
  • Appointments for meeting with staff: residents are asked to schedule appointments with all office on campus to avoid standing in line and to allow time for sanitization between meetings with staff. No-contact methods of meeting via telephone or zoom are recommended.
  • Self-isolation: Several rooms are reserved for self-isolation should a lodge resident feel ill. These rooms will be utilized as needed and the Siskiyou Public Health department will assist with follow up steps.
  • Temperature stations/wellness checks: residents are required to monitor their wellness for their first 14 days after moving into the Lodges using the Wellness Log found at this link: http://www.siskiyous.edu/lodges/documents/self_monitoring_form.pdf

Residents should monitor their health for the following symptoms:

  • Fever (> 38°C / 100.4° F)
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Unexplained muscle aches / Headache
  • Cough
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Loss of smell or taste

Why should I choose Student Lodging over off-campus housing?

In addition to the convenience of living on campus, and regular opportunities to participate in activities, students who live on campus will meet new friends and have personal freedoms protected by lodge staff. Students living on campus also tend to have better grades, complete their educational goals sooner.

Where do I eat?

Meals on campus are prepared by COS Food Services. The cost of food is included in the contract price you simply need to choose your meal point option.

When are the lodges open (dates of occupancy)?

Lodges are open during the Fall and Spring Semesters and on a limited basis during Summer and Winter terms

Academic Lodging and Dining Schedule

What's included in the cost?

Simply put all of your basic needs are covered so you'll be able to focus on being a student. We provide a furnished room, wireless internet service, cable TV, Computer lab (with free printing) events and activities, custodial services, dining services, access to laundry on site and round the clock staffing.

Can I stay over school break periods?

The Lodge Contract/Licenses does not include housing or meal service during breaks in the school year. Lodges are closed during break periods and key cards are deactivated. Students are expected to vacate the Lodges during the break. Personal belongings may remain in a student's assigned room, any valuables should be secured or removed during breaks in the school term.

How much does it cost to live on campus?

See our current rates for room and board.

How much does it cost to live off campus?

Living off campus is an option for College of the Siskiyous Students. While rental rates will vary it is important to remember some of the additional costs that will be shared by roommates. Here is a sample of what a student might typically pay.

The time required to commute, prepare food, and clean is not included in this chart. What is your time worth as a student?

Monthly Expenses
Monthly Expense 1 person 2 people (each)
Two bedroom apartment $750 $375
Water, Sewer, Garbage included included
Electricity $100 $50
Cable TV $40 $20
Internet Service $40 $20
Commuting (25 miles per day) $120 $60
House hold supplies $30 $15
Food (self prepared) $510 $255
Totals $1370 $685

What size are the beds?

Lodge mattresses are twin extra long = 35 inches wide by 80 inches long.

What is my mailing address?

Lodge student mail and packages are delivered to a central receiving area on campus. College staff then distributes the mail to each department including the Lodges. Large and signature required packages are held in the Lodge mail room. A "package slip" is placed in the student's mailbox to inform them they have mail. When sending mail please address the package as follows:

Student Name
COS Lodges
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094

What does my room look like?

The rooms are 18 feet long by 11.5 feet wide with 2 closets and are equipped with heat, air, basic cable television, and wifi. Each student receives a twin extra long bed 35 inches wide by 80 inches long, a three drawer dresser, study desk, and chair.

What appliances can I bring?

Students are welcome to bring a small fridge no larger than 4.5 cubic feet. No heat generating devices are allowed in room. See handbook for more details.

How can I set up my room?

Residents are encouraged to put posters and wall-hangings up using tacks or release strips no screws or nails are allowed. You can also work with your roommate(s) to create more space by changing the room layout. All furniture assigned must stay in the room.

What's in my building?

Amenities in Lodge common areas include: microwave, laundry room, computer lab, fireplace, vending machines, wireless internet, flat screen TV, ping pong, pool table, and a personal mailbox.

What should I bring and not bring?

What to Bring

  • Bedding (36x80 inches), coat, clothes, toiletries, laundry soap, school supplies
  • Optional items may include: Computer, TV, stereo (with headphones) desk lamp, shower shoes, mattress topper

What Not to Bring

  • Subwoofer, microwave, hot plate, heater, candles, incense, alcohol, drugs and/or paraphernalia/advertisements, coffee pot, toaster oven

Can I pick my roommate?

We make every effort to assign students who request each other together however in the event it is not possible students will be placed in the nearest available space.

Do you have any pictures of a bedroom?


Triple Room Desk and Closet
Double Bedroom Beds
Double Bedroom Closets

Contact Student Lodges

800 College Ave, Weed, CA 96094
Email: lodges@siskiyous.edu
Phone or Text: (530) 938-5237