Housing & Residence Life sponsors film screening Sept 23rd

As the kick off film in the Core Film Series for the Journey of Transformation Course, Housing and Residence Life along with the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership and the Core Curriculum Committee are sponsoring the screening of THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE documentary on Thursday September 23rd at 7pm.  Also showing on September 24 at 1 p.m.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to start.

Screenings are in the Main Lounge of the University Center.

Ten Days until HRL’s Annual Satisfaction Survey Launches

All resident students will be invited to participate in the annual Housing & Residence Life satisfaction survey. On February 22, the survey will launch and all resident students will receive an email invite in their SHU email account.

The results of this survey are used to advocate for students needs and are invaluable to the HRL department. So valuable that by completing the survey, a resident is entered in a raffle for a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit! The first 150 students who complete the survey will receive a 24 ounce aluminum water bottle as well.

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Don’t miss this chance to provide your insight and feedback on your residential experience. Watch for your email on February 22nd for the link and fill out the survey.

Our campus shuttle – SHUFLY – is looking for feedback

All members of the SHU community are invited to complete the brief survey about SHUFLY, the university shuttle.

Did you know that all resident students receive unlimited use of the SHUFLY as part of their room and board? The schedule and routes are extensive and offer a great way to explore the area of South Orange, as well as get to and from Ora Manor, SOPAC and the mall.

Don’t miss this chance to help Parking Services improve this vital service to the Seton Hall community.

Be Prepared for Flu Season

HRL wants to help keep you healthy! As they say – the best of offense is a good defense. Your best preparation for flu season is to avoid contracting the flu.

To learn how, check out the FB group Stop the Flu at SHU and review this quick Flu Facts sheet from Health ServicesFLU FACTS 09 (2).pdf.

Watch for announcements for the Flu Vaccine clinic offered by Seton Hall. For a small fee ($30 to your student account) you can be vaccinated against seasonal flu. It is scheduled for September 17th from 1pm -7pm in the Main Lounge of the University Center

Quick tips to reduce your chances of contracting the flu:

Sneeze or cough into your sleeve – here’s what happens when you don’t!

Wash your hands frequently with soap and hot water or use hand sanitizers.

Keep your distance from anyone who is sick

Additional steps you can take include:

Prepare your “Flu Pack”. You should include a thermometer (since you’ll need to check your temperature if you believe you have the flu), Tylenol (to take to reduce fever) and extra liquids for hydration (like Gatorade).

Get vaccinated.

If you do get sick, try to go home to recuperate. If that isn’t an option, choose a buddy to help you stay fed and hydrated in the event you get sick. Plan to do the same for them, if they get sick.

If you’re displaying symptoms you should:

Save your energy and reduce the spread of the virus by calling your health care provider or Student Health Services at 973-761-9175. In most cases, visiting their office isn’t necessary since symptoms and treatment can be discussed over the phone.

Check your temperature, hydrate, rest and stay away from other people until your temperature is gone for 24 hours without needing tylenol. Don’t leave home or go to class or work until you are 24 hours fever free without tylenol.

Tips to avoid activating the fire suppression systems

You may have noticed that the fire suppression systems in our halls are quite sensitive. They are the best in the business of keeping students safe!

HRL wants to offer some tips for avoiding triggering the alarms in a non fire situation.

We have both heat and smoke detectors. Heat detectors are set off by a swift rise in the room temperature, so items like hair curling or flat irons or blow dryers when used too close to the detector can trigger the system. So can steam from lengthy hot showers! Smoke detectors are set off by an increase in airborne particles, so aerosol sprays like air fresheners, hair spray or deodorants when used in excess can trigger the system.

So the best advice is to examine your room or suite for the location of your smoke head. Both the smoke and heat sensors are located in that unit. Avoid the actions above when under or near the device.

Read more about the system in your Fire Safety Booklet which your Residence Hall staff gave you at move in.

If you didn’t receive one for some reason, stop by the front desk of your residence hall or contact your RA to get you one ASAP.

How to change or add a meal plan

Until the end of the University add drop period on September 8th, resident students can modify their meal plan through the Housing and Dining Module in Pirate net. If you are a first year student, the module is likely on your “Money Matters ” tab. Returning students can find it through the “Offices and Services” tab.

Resident students who live on campus must have a meal plan, so the system won’t let you cancel your meal plan.

If you have questions, stop by Duffy 68 on any business day between 8:45am and 6pm through add drop (except Friday Sept 4, we close at 5pm) and we’ll help you out.

Commuters who would like to purchase a meal plan can also do so, but you must visit our office to do so.

Think there is nothing to do? THINK FIRST FORTY DAYS!

One of the biggest urban legends at the Hall is that there is nothing going on on campus. Not true! Housing and Residence Life is happy to debunk the myth and share our 2009 First Forty Days calendar. We’ve been busy all summer setting up programs and collaborating with Athletics, SAB, SGA and vendors of all kinds to offer all resident students tremendous opportunitys to get connected in the first six weeks! Check out the complete calendar and jump start your priority points for the year.