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After you've selected a Piscine, you will receive an Intra account.
Then, you can set your password and be on your way!
Fear not! Email us at
"[intra_name] Not Receiving Emails"
contact any Workspace administrator on our Slack!
Please include the following information: Do you receive emails from Intra? Have you checked your Spam and other filters? Have you already searched for emails with subject "42 /"
RA stands for Residential Advisors.
They're our lovely team of volunteer students who assist with anything dormitory related.
Be sure to give them a high five or a "Thank you!" when you see them!
Dormitory confirmations are typically sent beginning one-to-two months before the start of the Piscine or Cadet start date. If you submit your application and pay your deposit during that window, you will generally hear back from us within a week.
In order to live in the dorms, you must prove you can legally be in the U.S. If you are a U.S. citizen, this requires you to provide a scan or copy of your U.S. Passport, birth certificate, or naturalization certificate. If you are not a U.S. citizen, this requires that you send us a scan or copy of your Visa, U.S. resident card, Form of Action I-797 series, or ESTA visa waiver (Piscine only).
You may have submitted an expired or invalid documentation (see What do I need as proof that I can be at the dorms? ) You may also be under the age requirement to be at the dorms. The dormitory is only available to those 18 years or older.
If your application has not been approved or granted, feel free to remove it on
Your application will be available for viewing and deletion once you sign in.
After, you can choose a more appropriate time for your schedule on admissions.42.us.org
If your application has already been paid, please email us at email@example.com with subject titled
"[intra_name] Cannot Attend"
We adhere to a No-Show No-Refund policy but will consider refunds in exceptional circumstances.
1. To ensure you do not trash your living area
2. To ensure that you respect common spaces and the community
3. To ensure you do not trash your living area (Yes, you read that right!)
Everything else (room, water, electricity, wifi) is free.
Your deposit will be refunded to you at the end of your program provided you do not violate Terms and Conditions.
Yes, pisciners must pay a refundable deposit of $42. Cadets must pay a refundable deposit of $84. Deposits must be via PayPal and credit/debit cards only. Due to transaction fees, cadets may see a small amount subtracted from their deposit if it is returned.
You will be notified when your application has been approved and you have 7 days to make the payment before your application is forfeited.
If complications arise and you cannot attend the Piscine/42 Cadet program, please email
BEFORE your program begins! Otherwise, we adhere to a No-Show No-Refund Policy where if you
fail to attend your program and claim your spot, you will not be eligible for a refund.
If you are already a resident at the dorms and will be leaving soon, be a clean and responsible human coder and return your keys to an RA in a timely manner.
If your room is trashed or deemed unclean, you will not get your deposit back. Sorry!
If you register for Piscine or to join a start date for 42 but you do not turn up and collect your dorm keys, your deposit will not be refunded. We will only consider refunds in exceptional circumstances, such as death in the family, natural disaster, etc. Speak to the 42 staff about exceptional circumstances.
Please be sure to return your keys to the RAs and have the RAs inspect your room before check-out. Your deposit will be returned to you ASAP, though give or take 30 business days for the refund to appear on your bank statement. If you have further inquiries, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org ! Payment Status According to PayPal
Bed sheets (Twin 36"X80"), blankets, pillows, bath towels, and hangers as they are not provided.
It would also be recommended to swing by the nearest grocery store to
pick up toilet paper and other toiletries as well.
There will be locks on the doors but you should bring a suitcase with a lock. 42 is not responsible for any items lost or stolen from your room or from the 42 campus.
In general, anything that cannot be carried on an aircraft is forbidden at 42, which includes but is not limited to:
Sharp objects, Firearms or immitations, Dangerous goods, etc... but liquids more than 100ml are allowed!
Use, possession, selling or buying of Alcohol and/or Drugs are also strictly forbidden from campus including dormitory, lab, parking lot, etc. and will result in immediate expulsion. Drugs for medicinal purposes are allowed with appropriate paperwork.
Bringing your own Router and/or Modem will cause interference with the pre-existing wifi in the dormitories and hinder wifi accessibility for other dormitory occupants. It is, thereby, forbidden and failure to comply may result in suspension or expulsion of all parties involves.
Pets are also forbidden in the dormitory with the exception of Emotional Support Animals and other Service Animals, please forward any and all ESA documentation to email@example.com
Private toilet and shower, bed frames, mattresses, with desks and chairs available upon request.
You can expect to have at least two, possibly three or four roommates.
There is an affordable canteen dubbed “Cantina” (after the food service in Star Wars), a multipurpose room, movie room, gym (with weights, yoga mats, and other equipment), front desk, and public restrooms on the first floor. The second and third floor have their own study lounges. There is also 24hr Security at all times.
You can check in at exactly 2 p.m. PST the day before your Piscine or program start date. Check-out for the Piscine is the day after your final exam. Your final exam is 4 Fridays from your start date. Check-out time is between 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST. The Piscine Start-date and End-dates are also available on 42.us.org
start_date == January 1st on Monday
end_date = 4.Fridays (25.days) + January 1st = January 26
can_check_in = December 31st (aka day before start_date)
must_check_out = January 27th (aka day after end_date)
Please meet us at the dormitory lobby. The dormitory address is 34793 Ardentech Ct, Fremont, CA 94555 and get your ID and application page (or confirmation email) ready to show our RAs.
If it is within a few days of the move-in date, definitely. Just be sure to email the RAs at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are expecting to arrive late (please give 24hr advance notice). Be nice to them as they are people with their own coding lives, too!
Not getting into the program doesn’t mean you’re not meant to be a programmer nor is it a measure of your skills or potential. That being said, you are more than welcome to try once more.
You’d like to try again, huh? No worries, Let us know how you’d do things differently if given another chance and how you’d insure your success the second time around. Send us an email at
with the subject line:
[intra_name] I’d like to try the piscine again because...
Make your case compelling, and really let us know why we should be granting you a second chance.
Dorms are provided in a first-come basis for first-time pisciners. Once you have been given a confirmation by the “dot” system mentioned above, you will be able to apply for dorms. You will be placed in a queue for retake pisciners. Your application for a dorm will be waitlisted until all first-time pisciners that would like to try have been processed. Your application will then be processed at the start of the piscine date you have selected.
It will depend on the availability for dorm spaces at that time. Dorms spaces aren’t guaranteed at this point and you’ll have to make arrangements if you do decide to try the piscine a second time around.