You don’t have to dress up like Pirates for Halloween because you already ARRRRRR!
Wishing you a happy, safe, and fun Halloween!
Welcome home, Pirates!
Just a reminder that spring registration is coming soon. According to the Housing License Agreement you agreed to when you applied to housing, you MUST be registered as a full-time student (12 or more credits unless graduating, student teaching, or participating in a clinical/internship) to reside in University housing. Failure to register for Spring by the end of the Fall semester will result in your housing assignment being cancelled AND given away to a new, registered, student.
The first step to registering is to take care of any holds you may have and to clear any balance on your student account. You’ll need to meet with your advisor for a PIN and then you can sign up for classes.
If you do not plan to return for the Spring semester, please complete the Release of Housing License Request form.
Stay tuned to your SHU email and PirateNet for more details on how and when to register for Spring 2018!
HRL Staff reserves the right to enter your room to conduct health and safety inspections. These usually occur twice a semester but can occur as deemed necessary by the HRL professional staff.
Your RA will enter your room, whether or not you or your roommate are there, and will be escorted by a professional staff member – either an RC or an RHD.
They will look for any violations of our Health & Safety Policy and will confiscate and store any items that are in violation of our regulations. Any violation may result in documentation and a judicial hearing.
If you have any questions, please speak with your RA or your RHD.
Congratulations!! You have made it to the end of your 1st 56 Days!! If you are a senior, a freshmen or anything in between, today is a big day! We are roughly half-way through the first semester and you made it! Greek Life and HRL are celebrating today by hosting Fall@theHall for the third year in a row! Today, on the lawn near Boland Hall from 12pm to 4pm we will have many different organizations and departments hosting various activities at their tables. There will even be real farm decorations!
Again, HRL wants to congratulate all of the SHU Pirates on their accomplishments.
In accordance with NJ state housing laws, Facilities Engineering will be monitoring temperatures in the next few days and nights and will be switching our HVAC units to the heating setting this week.
Residents of Boland Hall who feel their rooms are warm are still welcome to open their windows and let some cooler air in. Residents in residence halls where the specific temperature setting can be set within their room should work with their roommates and suitemates to determine what is comfortable for everyone.
For any questions, please contact your RHD.
Here at Seton Hall, there is an abundance of resources for SHU students to take advantage of! As we get closer to mid-terms, please be sure to visit the resource best suited for your needs!
Just a friendly reminder that we will be welcoming future Pirates to campus on Sunday, October 15th! 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!
Each month, Housing and Residence Life wants you to meet some of the Resident Assistants (RAs) who fork for our department. RAs are undergraduate students who live in the residence halls to build community, offer programs, and help students address issues on their respective and in the building.
We will begin recruiting for our 2018-2019 Resident Assistant staff in November. Keep an eye out on this blog and to your student E-mail for information on how to apply.
Meet Felipe Bueno!
Felipe Bueno, a first-year Resident Assistant in Aquinas Hall, hails from Quito, Ecuador. At age 6, he and his family moved to Wellington, Florida. With a desire to experience seasons, Felipe made the choice to attend Seton Hall, where he double majors in International Relations and Economics with a minor in French. Felipe is proud of his ability to juggle a full academic course load, a work study position in the School of Diplomacy, a prestigious West Point Internship, and his RA responsibilities. Although he had an amazing experience with his RA as a freshman in Boland Hall, Felipe waited until his Sophomore year to apply, citing a desire to step out of the Diplomacy bubble, meet new people and create new experiences. He loves planning programs that revolve around food, hosting a program about campus technological resources where residents also ate freshly-baked brownies. When asked about his experience thus far as an RA, Felipe says the RA position “doesn’t feel like work” and believes he has been able to “build cool connections.” Currently interested in the Peace Corps after graduation, Felipe believes that the helping skills he has developed as an RA in Aquinas will benefit him in his future.
What would Felipe say to students who are interested in becoming an RA? He encourages them to go for it with an open mind and guarantees that you will be surrounded by other motivated people from whom you can learn so much.
Taylor, a self-described goof who loves to laugh, says becoming an RA has helped her create meaningful connections on campus. Before joining our team, Taylor was still trying to find those genuine relationships, but becoming an RA has allowed her to connect with other RA’s and be her genuine self. She has never met a fellow staff member who didn’t take the time to get know her. A Criminal Justice major from Wall, NJ, Taylor believes that she plays an important role in every students’ Seton Hall experience. Inspired to become an RA after she felt her freshman year RA was lacking in certain areas, Taylor has made it a goal to build relationships and create connections with her residents in Xavier Hall. She enjoys grabbing lunch or dinner with her residents and recently offered a “Scavenger Hunt” program to our upperclassmen in Xavier. Academically, Taylor is ahead of the game, already a second semester Sophomore credits-wise in her first semester of Sophomore year. She is involved in a number of organizations on campus, including the Black Student Union, the Silent Praise Dance Ministry, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
When asked what she wants prospective RA’s to know, Taylor thinks it’s important that students think deeply about their motives for applying. Although RA’s do receive free room and board, she thinks the value of the position lies in helping students, creating relationships, and improving the Seton Hall residential experience.
Even leaves have to return to their roots. It’s Fall Break and it’s time to take a few days off and catch up on yourselves for a bit. Our residence halls will remain open and you’re welcome to stay on campus, but we’re pretty sure your family and friends at home miss you and want you to come back and visit!
However you choose to spend it, we wish you a restful, relaxing, and recuperating Fall Break!
Room Change Day will take place on Thursday, October 5th in 68 Duffy Hall. Room Change Day allows residents the opportunity to change their current housing assignment. A room change can occur by either choosing to enter into a vacant assignment, or by switching assignments with another resident. If you wish to change into a vacant room assignment or switch assignments with another resident, you MUST come to the Housing and Residence Life Office, located in 68 Duffy Hall, on Room Change Day during the designated time for your desired residence hall.
A list of vacancies will be posted, in advance of Room Change Day, outside of the Housing and Residence Life Office (68 Duffy Hall) on Wednesday, October 4th at 5pm. If you wish to move into one of the posted vacancies, please attend the session listed below, on Room Change Day, for that location:
For filling vacancies or switching into
Boland and Aquinas Halls
For filling vacancies or switching into
Cabrini, Neumann, Serra, and Xavier Halls
For filling vacancies or switching into
Ora Manor and Turrell Manor
Important Points to Consider:
– Vacancies are limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.
– A list of vacancies will be posted outside of the Housing and Residence Life Office (68 Duffy Hall) on Wednesday, October 4th at 5pm.
– If you intend to make a room switch that is outside of your current residence hall (i.e you live in Turrell Manor but want to switch into Xavier Hall), please come at the building time for the residence hall that you wish to move INTO.
– If you cannot make the time scheduled for your particular need, please come to HRL (68 Duffy Hall) in advance, and complete a proxy form to send with someone else in your absence.
– We recommend you communicate your desire to move out with your current roommate in advance of Room Change Day, to be fair and prepare them for your departure.
– Upon changing rooms, residents will have 48 hours to check out of their old assignment and into their new assignment. Please plan accordingly.
If you have any questions about Room Change Day, please email email@example.com, or stop our office, located at 68 Duffy Hall.