Welcome to the Fall 2019 Newsletter from the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs. The information included here will inform you about current housing information, and it will assist you in planning for your housing next semester and through next year. We encourage you to read through the entire newsletter to be best informed about upcoming housing information. The newsletter is separated into sections to aid you in navigation towards the information that is most pertinent to you. If after reading the information in this newsletter, you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs at 717-337-6901.
Semester Closing Action Items:
Please be sure you and your roommates are aware of this information.
During the break period some room changes may still occur and, in some cases, students make decisions not to return for the spring semester. As a result, it is possible that when you leave for break your room/apartment/suite does not have a vacancy but one is created during break. We will need to be able to use all vacancies, therefore, all rooms/apartments/suites must be left in “move in condition” prior to leaving for Winter Break (even if there is no known vacancy in your living space at this time). We will be using these vacancies to house students returning from study abroad programs, readmissions, and room changes.
Your room/apartment/suite should be set to “move in” condition before leaving for winter break because the new resident(s) who move into your space may arrive on campus before you return in January. It is important that the room and common spaces be ready for a new roommate before you leave for break. If the living spaces are not in “move-in” condition, students will be asked to return to campus to clean and prepare the space and may be subject to an administrative fee up to $500.
Action items: What does “move in” condition mean for my room/apartment/suite?
- Kitchens: All dishes cleaned, kitchen counters cleared/cleaned and floors swept/mopped.
- Living rooms: clean and swept/vacuumed.
- Bathrooms: All personal items removed from counters and tub area as housekeeping will be cleaning all private bathrooms over break.
- Hallways: Must be cleared and swept/mopped/vacuumed.
- Remove all trash from your room/apartment/suite.
- All furniture must be present and assembled and available for use.
At the conclusion of the semester and during Winter Break, room inspections will be conducted by the Residential & First-Year Programs professional staff in order to assess whether rooms and common spaces are prepared for occupancy. All students will be contacted via email the week of January 13 to inform you that CNAV/MyHousing is open to view your roommates for the second semester.
Planning Now for Spring 2020 Housing:
Housing Selection for 2020-2021: