Orientation Presentation 2009 Why Live On Campus? “The greatest benefit is the GCSU community… a natural system of close encounters between young men and women which stimulate, challenge and influence each other as they share life lessons.” -John B. Fox, Rome, GA Why Live On Campus? Students who live on campus statistically achieve higher academic success, are more engaged with faculty, more connected with campus, more likely to return for a second year, and go on to graduate. Why Live On Campus? • Develop time management skills • Living with peers and forming new friendships Why Live On Campus? • Students are in the classroom only 16 of the 168 hours in a week • Getting involved outside the classroom is important Service and Convenience • One bill that includes: – All utilities (no caps) – Local telephone services – High-speed Internet – Expanded cable television Service and Convenience • Prompt maintenance response • No need to hunt for parking Service and Convenience Food services Laundry • • • • Pay with your Bobcat card Web-based view E-mail/text alerts $1.25 to wash, $0.50 per cycle to dry • High-efficiency washers Safety and Security • Card access to enter all resident halls • Emergency notification buttons • Blue light emergency phones • Cameras • Public Safety Transition • Parent Support - parents cannot take the test for the student in the classroom, we ask they allow students to “pass the test” outside the classroom as well. • We have the staff to help! Living With a Roommate • Make plans over the summer, determine what to bring to avoid duplication • Communicate with each other Living With a Roommate • Be careful judging a roommate based upon Facebook or MySpace • Treasure diversity and learn from it Living With a Roommate • Utilize the roommate/suitemate agreement (available online) • The building staff is there to a assist if needed Getting Involved • Join the hall Facebook group • Help select movies for PawFlix • Look for opportunities to get involved in RSA Leadership Opportunities • Hall Council • The Resident Student Association (RSA) • Resident/Community Assistants Move In 2009 • Thursday, August 13 • Move in time is based on your last name – L-P 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Q-Z 10 a.m. to Noon – A-D Noon to 2 p.m. – E-K 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 13th Move In 2009 • Just bring the basics • Plastic tarps in case of rain •20 minutes to unload, be kind and move your car Thursday, August 13th Move In 2009 • Two wheel carts • Cat Crew • Full details will be mailed July 15th and are available at www.gcsu.edu/hou sing Thursday, August 13th Summer Communication • • • • Linen program Renters insurance Move-in packet Check your MyCats e-mail 2010-2011 Contract Renewals • Be on the lookout for information beginning in late fall semester • Renewal begins in January • Returning students have first priority The Village • The privacy of apartments with the convenience and benefits of living in on-campus housing Advantages of The Village • Private bedrooms, full kitchens, free laundry, convenient shuttle service Advantages of The Village • West Campus Center – Meeting space – Sandella’s Restaurant • Intramural fields • Tennis courts • Baseball/softball fields Tours of University Housing • Adams Hall and The Village will have tour rooms available • Noon to 3:30 p.m. • Thank you for not seeking out your actual assignment We’ll See You August 13th! This presentation is available online at www.gcsu.edu/housing.