Housing Profile – Technical Difficulties

Due to a system upgrade, we are experiencing technical difficulties with the Housing Profile on PirateNet. We hope to have the Profile back up and running by Wednesday, July 22nd.

Additionally, the Housing Profile will be unavailable on Monday, July 27th, due to another piece of the system upgrade. It will be back up and running on Tuesday, July 28th.

Don’t worry, you’ve got until September 8th to change your meal plans!

Room assignment emails are coming!

We’re pleased to say that we’re typing and clicking away at our computers to get assignment letters out this week. Unlike past years, this year students can expect their assignment letters and parking permits for move-in day right in their emails. The email will also contain more useful information, such as links to linen vendors and a packing list for college.

Students will find out their residence hall, room, and roommate(s’) name(s) in this email. We encourage students to contact each other and discuss living together. It’s also a good idea to talk about roommate expectations as well as decide who wants to bring what for sharing.

HRL will not be accepting roommate change requests as we believe college is all about learning through different people’s experiences. Remember, roommates don’t have to be the best of friends, but rather just a respectful relationship.

Keep your eyes on your email…it’ll be there soon!

Welcome class of 2013!!

HRL is very excited for our next few days of Orientation! We can’t wait to meet the Class of ’13 and their families!

The First Year Area Res Life staff (in Boland that’s Sarah, Will, Rae, and Meghan-Rose and in Aquinas that’s Jackie and Karoline) is planning many exciting and fun programs for your first 40 days at The Hall.

Meanwhile, the staff in Housing Services is working hard to make room assignments for the incoming class. Room assignments will be made after July 4th. We assign students in Boland and Aquinas based on their Journey of Transformation class registration. This means we can’t accept roommate requests. The philosophy behind this method of assignments is to support the academic endeavors of our freshmen. Think about how nice it is to live in the same suite or on the same floor as the familiar faces you see in the classroom during the week. That means there’s a lot of opportunity for collaboration and continuing in-class discussions outside the classroom walls!

Later in July, all students will receive their room assignment and roommate information via the email address they supplied on their housing application. Stay tuned in for that email as it’ll also contain your parking pass for move-in day and important information from our recommended vendors.

Housing & Residence Life staff members will be present at Orientation. We’ll be at a table in the University Center if you still need to apply for housing and there will be a special informational session for parents on Day 1 of each Orientation at 11:15am (presented by our Director, Tara Hart.)

We hope you enjoy your time at Seton Hall during your visit. August 27th (move-in day for the incoming freshman class) will be here before we know it! Have a great summer!

Day 1 of Room Selection = Pretty Good If We May Say So Ourselves

Day 1 of Room Selection is now complete. Today’s lottery was for students who were eligible to retain their current room assignments (28 Priority Points or more) and pull-in an eligible roommate (25 Priority Points or more.) If you were supposed to retain your room today but missed your time, don’t worry. You can log in tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10am-4pm and still do so as long as your room is available.

Students who do not wish to retain their room are eligible for the Open Room Selection Lottery this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. You may have noticed that your Open Room Selection lottery times disappeared from your Housing Profile. Don’t worry, they didn’t vanish completely. We had to hide the Open Room Selection lottery in order to make today’s Room Selection a success. You’ll see them appear once again on Tuesday evening.

Got questions during our lottery times? We’ve got a helpful AIM screenname staffed by a real, live person (Josh) to help you out. Buddy list him at HallHousingHelp.

Lost the Room Selection instructions email? Find it at our blog here.

If you’ve put in an application and a room deposit but have changed your mind about living here, give up your spot so that a friend can stay off the wait list. Fill out the Cancellation form available here.

Priority Points Emails

Priority Points were sent out on April 3rd to all students who are eligible to participate in the Room Selection process for next year. (Just a reminder, that means students who applied AND deposited by the February 20th deadline received the Priority Points.)  There was a second emailing of corrected Priority Points emailed out on Wednesday, April 8th.

We learned a few things from our email pushes:

  • About 150 students applied online for the wrong semester. Students who brought this to our attention had their application corrected and received an email with their Priority Point breakdown and totals. We also ran a report to see if there were anymore out there and contacted them to ask if they had applied for the correct semester.  Those who responded back that they meant to apply for the Fall had their application amended and received their Priority Points (if they qualified.)  All students who applied and deposited on time will be permitted to take part in Room Selection, as long as they applied and deposited on time. We’re working with our colleagues in web devo to get the application fixed so it’s much more easier to select the correct semester.
  • Non-scholarship athletes were accidentally not given Priority Points and this was realized first thing on Monday morning.  Also we realized a certain population of resident students did not receive credit for some program attendance.  Both of these issues were fixed immediately and students who were impacted received updated Priority Point emails on Wednesday.

Priority Points will be out on Friday

Priority Points will be emailed to students this Friday and will include a break-down of what you received for each category as well as your Priority Point total.

This was a terrific year for Priority Points! Here are the facts that prove it:

  • There are over 1200 students who are eligible to participate in Room Selection.
  • Of those, the average student earned a total of 26 Priority Points – that’s 3 points higher than last year’s average!
  • Pirates are smart – the average total for academics was 7 points! That equates to an average GPA of 3.00-3.24!
  • Because everyone’s so busy studying, they’ve got no time to make poor choices so our average judicial points total is an almost perfect 9!
  • Res Hall Citizenship and Campus Involvement points are both tied at 5.
  • 69% of the eligible students received credit for athletic event attendance – Go Pirates!
  • 42% of the eligible students received credit for intramurals participation!
  • Res Life staffers submitted 105 names for Star Resident points!
  • And when our Pirates aren’t busy studying, keeping their nose clean, and playing or watching sports, almost 29% of them are working somewhere on campus! (We <3 our HRL OAs!)
  • 110 clubs and organizations submitted Priority Point rosters this year.