The Department of Housing and Residence Life would like to take a second and acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that our resident assistants do every day! Resident students, please be sure to stop and thank an RA today!
Just a friendly reminder that we will be welcoming future Pirates to campus on Sunday, February 18th! Future Pirates and their families will be given tours of campus, and RAs will be leading Residence Hall tours in Boland, Aquinas and Xavier. We encourage the SHU community to be welcoming to our guests!
Any student who has expressed interest in becoming a Resident Assistant for the 2018-2019 academic year should submit their application and resume by tomorrow, Friday, January 26th by 12 noon.
E-mail invites to Group Process will be sent no later than Monday, January 29th. Group Process will take place on Friday, February 9th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Students who perform well in Group Process will be invited to sign up for an interview the week of February 12th for an interview held the week of February 19th.
All candidates should check their Seton Hall E-mail periodically for updates, including any changes in scheduling due to inclement weather.
Good luck to all out interested students!
Every year on January 19th, the University stops and remembers. We remember the lives of three students who tragically lost their lives in a fire which took place in Boland Hall on January 19th, 2000. We remember the 58 students who were injured. We remember the names of the three boys Aaron Karol, Frank Caltabilota and John Giunta. Every day we remember these young men by the ringing of the Jubilee Bell tower and the Remember Circle in front of Boland Hall. There will be a memorial mass on 1/19 at 5pm in the Chapel immediately followed by a candlelight vigil in front of Boland Hall.
If you are interested in becoming a Resident Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year, Housing and Residence Life is hosting the final two Information Sessions for the year.
They will be held today, January 18th at 6 PM in the University Center Chancellor’s Suite and tomorrow, January 19th at 2 PM in the Nursing Amphitheatre.
Any student interested must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher, a satisfactory judicial record and must attend an Information Session.
We look forward to seeing you.
This month, meet two of our returning Resident Assistants. Over the past few months, we’ve shone the spotlight on student staff who are serving in their first year as Resident Assistants, but we also have RA’s who choose to apply for a second or third (maybe even fourth!) year to continue to serve the students in our residence halls.
Meet Jen Hobeika!
Jen, originally from Lebanon, entered her second year as an RA in the Complex. Jen is no stranger to hard work, as she currently manages a Biology major, a Psychology minor and a Catholic Studies minor. When she isn’t pursuing her career and applying for accelerated Nursing Master’s programs, she is actively involved in Campus Ministry as a work study and as an active participant in St. Paul’s Outreach programs. Jen believes she is “called to help people” and puts that calling into action by serving at a local soup kitchen weekly and putting her energies into the RA position. Jen also has an adventurous side, having bungee jumped last summer and planning to skydive for her 21st birthday. In the RA position, Jen loves building community and creating unique, positive, and quality relationships with and between the students on her floor. Jen reflects on her first program ever as an RA as one of her successes in the position. Hosting a “Detox and Destress” program, she invited over 100 residents to enjoy smoothies, bubbles, and other stress relief activities. Jen loves the RA position because it’s constantly evolving and unpredictable. If you want to join Jen as an RA next year, she recommends knowing who you are and being uniquely you throughout the entire interview process.
Meet Dwyght Pena!
Dwyght is a rare RA, potentially looking to return for a fourth year. Having served the students in Complex for two years, he has embraced working with first year students in Aquinas Hall. Dwyght is proud of his membership in Sigma Pi fraternity and is actively engaged in the entire Seton Hall Greek community as the Vice President of Marketing for the Inter-Fraternity Council here at SHU. Dwyght, who is originally from Massachusetts, credits his RA, Doug Stringham, with influencing him to apply for the position. Dwyght, with Doug’s encouragement, was able network on his floor and throughout the building, stepping outside the comfort zone of his room. Dwyght applies this lesson in helping his eager first year students make the most out of their Seton Hall experience. His desire to return to the position for a fourth year is driven by the desire to impact students’ lives. As for those who want to be an RA, Dwyght wants you to know that you don’t need to be a social giant, but you need to have a genuine desire and ability to build meaningful relationships with students in your building.
Housing and Residence Life will be hosting two more information sessions in January for students who want to be like Jen and Dwyght! They will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 6 PM in the Chancellor’s Suite and on Friday, January 19th at 2 PM in the Nursing Amphitheatre.
As students prepare to leave the residence halls and go home for break, HRL would like to remind students to do a general cleaning of their rooms. Throw away any food, unplug your fridge and put a towel under it, put away any papers, and throw away any trash. Students are also asked to take their pet fish home too! If a room has a vacancy in it, we ask that students remove any belongings from that side of the room. Please be sure to wipe down the bathroom (where applicable). Here is a handy checklist: