May 2018 Parent/Family Update

The Office of Residence Life and Housing wants to share the following important updates with you as the Spring 2018 Semester comes to a close and the Summer 2018 term kicks off.

  • Spring Closing
    • Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2 p.m.
      • Undergraduate students check-out of the residence halls. All undergraduates not officially involved with commencement-related activities must check-out by 2 p.m.
    • Monday, May 21, 2018, at 7 p.m.
      • Seniors and others involved with commencement activities must check-out by 7 p.m. unless prior approval has been obtained.
    • Early Close Communities
      • Due to summer projects, Davis, Efird, North Campus Apartments Buildings 6 and 9, and Taylor Halls, will all close on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2 p.m.
    • This year, like the past several years, our Resident Student Association and the Office of Residence Life and Housing are working closely with Goodwill and the University’s Office of Sustainability to execute the Deacs Donate program. This program allows students to donate items to Goodwill, thus keeping usable items out of the landfill.
  • Summer School
    • For those students in need of housing during Summer School, the 2018 Summer School Housing Application is also available through WIN>Virtual Campus>Residence Life and Housing.
    • Check-in for Summer School Session One will be on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Poteat Residence Hall. Check-out for Summer School Session One is by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
    • Check-in for Summer School Session Two will be on Sunday, July 8, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. in Poteat Residence Hall. Check-out for Summer School Session Two is by 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
  • 2018-2019 Dates
  • Summer 2018 Projects
    • This summer the Office of Residence Life and Housing is excited to see project work completed in the following communities:
      • Davis – Phase 2 of Renovation with a focus on exterior improvements
      • Taylor/Efird – Phase 1 of Renovation with a focus on interior improvements
      • NCA 6-10 – Interior and exterior updates.
      • Palmer/Piccolo – Interior updates.
  • Second Round of Housing Selection
    • Some of your students may not have selected a space this spring during General Room Selection process. These students will participate in our second round of room selection, which occurs in July each year. All students who are required to live in campus housing, but do not select during General Room Selection, are automatically placed on the list to select during the second round. This is a normal part of our assignments process and occurs each year.
    • During the summer, rooms open up across campus for a number of reasons, including when students decide to go abroad or transfer. Continuing students who have not yet bee assigned housing will receive an email with a selection day to go online and select from available housing at that time. During this second round of room selection, we cannot guarantee a single room, a roommate or choice, or a particular residence hall, but we do guarantee housing on campus for eight semesters.
    • As a reminder, the University does have a six-semester residency requirement. Students who fall under the residency requirement and fail to select housing and meal plan during the second round of room selection will be assigned to an available bed and the base meal plan.
  • Hiring RAs for 2018-2019
    • Residence Life and Housing is still seeking applications for male Resident Advisers available to work the full academic year. Applications are open until positions are filled, so please apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Eligible candidates for open positions will be contacted for a video interview. Please apply online at:
      • Applicants must have a 2.5 Cumulative GPA at the end of the Spring Semester.
    • Resident Advisers are required to return to campus on August 12, 2018. RA are paraprofessionals and student-leaders who live and work in buildings on campus. Each RA resides on a floor, or in an area, with a group of 15 to 65 residents. The RA position is one that places a high value on relationships and integrity. It requires flexibility, commitment, and resilience, as well as strong administrative skills. Due to the nature of this position, possible lifting and physical activity may be required at times. A full Job description is available on our Resident Adviser page.

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As always, do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions, or if we can be of assistance. We can be reached at or 336.758.5185.