Unique partnership allows CCC-Kearney students to live in UNK housing

KEARNEY – Central Community College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney have entered a unique residential housing partnership.

Beginning in fall 2022, the CCC/UNK Residential Housing Program will allow CCC students studying at the Kearney Center to live in UNK’s Randall/Mantor Hall or Centennial Towers. Kearney Center students must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours for both the fall and spring semesters and be age 25 or younger on the first day of classes.

“Central Community College is thrilled to be embarking on what we believe to be a historic and unique partnership with UNK,” said Beth Klitz, CCC dean of student success. “While CCC and UNK have partnered recently on multiple 2 + 2 instructional programs, this is the first student services agreement between the schools. Through this program, CCC’s Kearney Center students have a tremendous opportunity to experience the benefits and rewards of an on-campus living experience.”

In addition to affordable housing and a safe environment, CCC-Kearney students can opt into such UNK services as health and counseling, student events, the wellness center and student parking.

“CCC administrators and the UNK Residence Life team have worked to develop a strong partnership that I hope will encourage a seamless pathway for students to transition to UNK when they are ready to transfer,” said Trelana Daniel, UNK director of residence life. “We are committed to providing a strong out-of-classroom educational environment for university students and are excited to be branching out to assist college-bound students who need housing in the Kearney area. This is a mutually beneficial arrangement for both institutions, and we look forward to strengthening the partnership in the coming years.”

Applications to live in UNK housing are now available. Interested students may contact Ashley Weets, director of student and enrollment services at the Kearney Center, for more details.

For complete details about the CCC/UNK Residential Housing Program, visit cccneb.edu/student-life/housing/Kearney-housing or go.unk.edu/ccchousing.