The first residential cottages for Linn State Technical College opened in the Fall of 2000. The Linn State Technical College Housing Community has a maximum occupancy of 144 residents. Students are housed in nine cottages, which have eight rooms each. The rooms are available as double occupancy or single occupancy units. Single rooms are available at a premium cost, based upon availability. Residents have access to a variety of meal plan options provided by the Linn State Technical College Cafeteria. Residents must purchase a meal plan. Prices for rooms and meal plans can be obtained from the Resident Manager, (573) 897-5165.
Each room comes furnished with a Microfridge, 2 bunkable beds, two desks with built in lamps, two chairs, closet space, dresser (s), under bed storage, and a private bath. Local phone, digital cable TV, high-speed Internet access, electricity, trash, and water are all included in the housing rate. Ground source heat pumps provide year round comfort for cooling and heating. Students have limited control over their ground source heat pump for climate control. Each room has a private bathroom, which includes a toilet, sink, storage space, vanity mirror, and a shower. If you would like to see some pictures of the housing complex including a typical room, please visit our Housing Photo Tour. If you wish to see a floor plan, please click on the Housing Floor Plan.
Outdoor lighting in the housing community is generous and emergency phone access is available outside of the Commons. Security Cameras are also available throughout the housing complex.
Near the Commons building is a mini park with Basketball goals, Volleyball court, BBQ grills, horseshoe pits, and picnic tables.
The Commons is a shared facility belonging to all nine cottages and their residents. There are several amenities in the Commons: resident mailboxes, coin-operated washers and dryers, vending machines, a change machine, cable TV, magazine rack, sofa, a full service kitchen, pool table, foosball table, ping-pong table, air hockey table, a weight bench and restrooms. Students and their guests share the space and keep it in good order. The Commons is also the location of the housing front desk and the Resident Manager’s office and apartment. The Resident Manager supervises students who serve as Resident Assistants. Resident Assistants supervise the cottage’s activities.
The Resident Assistant (RA) assists the Resident Manager in the supervision of property, residents, and activities for the cottage in which they live and in the Commons as assigned by and under the supervision of the Resident Manager. The RA also assists the Resident Manager with the enforcement of Rules and Regulations.
Housing students have a governance body; the Residential Governance Association (RGA). RGA is an affiliate of the Student Government Association (SGA). RGA has four elected officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers work hand-in-hand with the SGA and the Resident Assistants. The primary objective is to develop and maintain a sense of community within the on-campus housing system. This is done through resident activities, fundraisers, and meetings.
Only students enrolled, in good standing, at Linn State Technical College, living as single individuals (housing for married couples, couples, and/or families is available in the surrounding community) may reside in the on-campus residential cottages. If interested in applying follow the instructions of the Application Process.
For students who do not plan to live in student housing, information is available from the Dean of Student Services on housing opportunities within the community. The college does not evaluate such individual student housing, and merely provides a referral service.
All students provide their local address to the college and will have the responsibility of informing the college of any change that is made in housing.