During the first community meeting, student staff members will facilitate the development of a community agreement where students will decide, as a community, the standards to which they will hold each other within the context of College policy. This agreement will be revisited as needed throughout the academic year and should include community expectations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sharing a living space with another person can be challenging. Students must learn to communicate their needs to each other and agree to established rules as a way to manage their environment. Student staff members have access to roommate agreements which all students should complete as a way to manage roommate relationships. First-year students will also engage in a conversation with their staff member regarding their roommate agreement. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that roommates discuss pandemic-related expectations with each other during the completion of their roommate agreement and as often as necessary.
Roommates having difficulties are encouraged to speak first with their roommate, then with their student staff member, and then, if needed, a Residential & First-Year Programs professional staff member.
Residential & First-Year Programs staff members are available for emergencies that may occur in the halls. During the day, you should find your student staff member or contact the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs (717-337-6901) or the Department of Public Safety (717-337-6911). The Department of Public Safety is open 24-hours, seven days a week.
For problems or emergencies, students should contact the Department of Public Safety at 717-337-6911. Public Safety can either address the issue or connect students with the appropriate on-call professional (student, administrator, or counselor).