We are very excited to welcome potential SHU Pirates and their families at Open House on Sunday, April 23rd! There will be RA-led tours throughout the day in Boland, Aquinas and in Xavier Halls. Blue Crew will be leading tours across campus and through the University Center. Remember to say hello and be welcoming to our guests while in the halls, but also around campus! See your hall director if you have any questions.
Hi Pirate Parents!
If you came to our Pirate Preview Parent Presentation, I promised I’d post our Powerpoint for your reference.
Or if you missed out on Pirate Preview, feel free to take a look and learn a little more about Housing & Residence Life.
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We are very excited to welcome accepted SHU Pirates and their families at Pirate Preview on Saturday, April 8th! This day will be a bit longer than the usual Open Houses. There will be RA-led tours throughout the day in Boland, Aquinas and in Xavier Halls. Blue Crew will be leading tours across campus and through the University Center. Remember to say hello and be welcoming to our guests while in the halls, but also around campus! See your hall director if you have any questions.
Seton Hall University offers two off-campus apartment building options for upperclass students. Both buildings are staffed by our highly trained RAs and an RHD. The same on-campus residence hall policies apply but the apartment style living gives students more independence with being physically separated from campus.
Ora Manor houses approximately 103 upperclassmen in newly renovated apartment-style housing that is owned and operated by Seton Hall University’s Housing & Residence Life. Ora Manor is about 2 miles from the South Orange campus. In the heart of South Orange Village, Ora Manor is within walking distance of grocery stores, banks, restaurants, pharmacies, the South Orange Train Station, and the South Orange Performing Arts Center and Clearview Cinemas among others. Parking Services runs a shuttle called SHUFLY which offers transportation to and from campus in addition to all of the above locations and the area mall. SHUFLY is free to all resident students.
Apartments contain either one single bedroom and one double bedroom (3 person) OR one single bedroom and two double bedrooms (5 person). The 5 person option comes with an additional half bathroom.
All apartments have WiFi access and cable TV. Kitchens are freshly renovated with beautiful counter tops and living room furniture is fairly new as well. Laundry machines are found in the Ora Manor basement.
Turrell Manor is a unique living and learning community. It is home to 83 upperclass students who are committed to academic excellence and servant leadership as a means of building a vibrant community. The Turrell Manor experience is one that nurtures and aids students during their transition period from college into the world after graduation. This living experience provides a focus for out-of-class learning through programming that integrates intellectual stimulation, dedication to service, and social interaction in a community living environment.
Apartment options in Turrell Manor include: 1 person single, 2 person with 2 single bedrooms, 2 person double, 4 person double-doubles. All windows and air conditioners are brand new and residents enjoy the convenience of an elevator and on-site mail delivery.
If you’re taking summer classes or have a University-affiliated job or internship, you’re welcome to sign up for Summer Housing.
Summer Housing will be assigned in South Boland Hall this year. Students who wish to apply for summer housing may do so through the Summer Housing Application under the applications tab on their Housing Profile on PirateNet. There is no housing deposit required.
Summer room assignments are made “hotel style” meaning that room assignments will be made at the time of check in. Students wishing to be roommates should plan to check in together.
A Guide to Finding a Roommate
The following information is meant to help you navigate the process of selecting a roommate who will best fit your living habits and expectations. It provides good rules for being a good roommate and questions to consider when talking to someone about living together. Please read this over carefully. Remember, not all best friends make the best roommates, and not all roommates will make the best friends, but with some help from this guide and communication of expectations, your experience living together can be one that is mutually beneficial and smooth sailing!
Overview: Golden Rules to Keep in Mind
- Be clear from the beginning.
Do you know in advance that you hate it when someone hits the snooze button fifteen times every morning? That you’re a neat freak? That you need ten minutes to yourself before talking to anyone after you wake up? Let your roommate know as soon as you can about your little quirks and preferences. It’s not fair to expect him or her to pick up on them right away, and communicating what you need is one of the best ways to eliminate problems before they become problems.
- Address things when they’re little.
Is your roommate always forgetting her stuff for the shower, and taking yours? Are your clothes being borrowed faster than you can wash them? Addressing things that bug you while they’re still little can help your roommate be aware of something she may not otherwise know. Addressing little things is much easier than addressing them after they’ve become big.
- Respect your roommate’s stuff.
This may seem simple, but it’s probably one of the biggest reasons why roommates experience conflict. Don’t think he’ll mind if you borrow his cleats for a quick soccer game? For all you know, you just stepped over an uncross-able line. Don’t borrow, use, or take anything without getting permission first.
- Be careful of who you bring into your room — and how often. You may love having your study group into your room, but your roommate may not. Be mindful of how often you bring people over. If your roommate studies best in the quiet and you study best in a group, can you alternate who hits the library and who gets the room?
- Lock the door and windows.
This may seem like it has nothing to do with roommate relationships, but how would you feel if your roommate’s laptop got stolen during the ten seconds it took you to run down the hall? Or vice-versa? Locking your door and window s is a critical part of keeping safe on campus.
- Be friendly, without expecting to be best friends.
Don’t go into your roommate relationship thinking that you are going to be best friends for the time you’re at school. It may happen, but expecting it sets both of you up for trouble. You should be friendly with your roommate but also make sure you have your own social circles.
- Be open to new things.
Your roommate may be from someplace you’ve never heard of. They may have a religion or lifestyle that is completely different from your own. Be open to new ideas and experiences, especially as it relates to what your roommate brings into your life. That’s why you went to college in the first place, right?!
- Be open to change.
You should expect to learn, grow, and change during your time at school. And the same should happen to your roommate, if all goes well. As the semester progresses, realize things will change for both of you. Be comfortable addressing things that unexpectedly come up, setting new rules, and being flexible to your changing environment.
- Address things when they’re big.
You may not have been totally honest with tip #2. Or you may suddenly find yourself with a roommate who goes wild after being shy and quiet the first two months. Either way, if something gets to be a big problem quickly, deal with it as soon as you can. If you need help, ask your RA, Residence Coordinator, or Residence Hall Director.
- If nothing else, follow the Golden Rule.
Treat your roommate like you’d like to be treated. No matter what your relationship is at the end of the year, you can take comfort knowing you acted like an adult and treated your roommate with respect.
As per our Housing License Agreement (that long document you agree to before you complete the Roommate Survey/Housing Application), you must be registered as a full-time student (which means 12 or more credits) unless you are graduating next semester to live in housing.
Check out the Seton Hall University registration schedule here and do everything you can to get registered for Fall 2017 before it’s time for you to pick a room.