Campus Life updating room selection processes for spring semester
With the fall semester winding down, the Office of Campus Life is spreading the word about updates and changes to the room selection processes that will be implemented during the spring semester.
Housing accommodation requests are now coordinated by the Academic Center for Excellence and Disability Services, located in the McKillop Library, Room 206. All requests for the 2015-2016 academic year are due by Feb. 4, 2015. Email Laura Kcira-Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Junior/Senior Room Selection
Rising juniors and seniors who wish to participate in room selection for the fall 2015 semester will be required to submit a housing registration form and sign their housing contract prior to the selection day. There will be no additional housing deposit required to participate. Registration forms will be available in My Salve beginning over winter break, with a deadline of Feb. 6, 2015.
Pell Scholar Room Selection
Rising sophomores who are Pell Scholars are invited to apply for Pell housing. Living in Pell housing is not required, but serves as an option for Pell Scholars who are interested in and committed to a living learning community. Applications will be available in early February, with a deadline of Feb. 24, 2015. Room selection for sophomore Pell housing will be held in mid-March. Pell sophomores who do not apply for Pell housing will participate in the sophomore room selection in April.
Sophomore Room Selection
Rising sophomores will be required to register for housing selection, with a deadline of April 10, 2015. Sophomores are required to live on campus and housing is guaranteed. Information sessions regarding sophomore room selection will begin in late March and continue throughout April. Sophomore room selection will be held in late April.
Information will be emailed to students and sent home over winter break. Timelines will be posted in My Salve and on the Office of Campus Life’s social media accounts.
Living Learning Communities
Rising sophomores are invited to apply to live in two additional themed living learning communities: the Fulbright language house and the multicultural house.
The language house is accepting applications for Spanish and French speaking students to live in residence with a Fulbright Scholar who is a native speaker. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone their language skills and learn about other cultures and themselves. Residents will participate in weekly lunches, movie screenings, volunteering and other cultural activities. Applications will be available on the website, with a deadline of March 1. Email Emily Colbert-Cairns at email@example.com for more information.
The multicultural house provides a unique opportunity for students to live in an inclusive community dedicated to promoting the understanding of difference, celebrating diversity and purposefully sharing unique experiences with the rest of the campus community. Residents will participate in structured, educational discussions and enjoy exclusive programming specifically designed to engage their individual interests. By connecting educational and residential environments, students will interact with faculty, staff and other students in a practical learning environment outside of the traditional classroom context. Applications are available in the Office of Multicultural Programs, with a deadline of March 1, 2015. Email Sami Nassim at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Office of Campus Life offers assistance for any students with questions about living off campus. An information session will be held in early February 2015 to address questions. To help the office plan an effective session, a survey will be sent out via email.
Students who have questions should talk to their area coordinator, resident director or resident advisor, or contact the Office of Campus Life at email@example.com.