So everyone has received their room assignments and is so excited about who their roommate is. Well everyone except you, or so it seems. But have no fear, you aren’t the only one without an assignment right now. You are the biggest class we have has since 2010 and when we say big we mean BIG! We have had more than 1200 incoming freshman apply for housing, which is more than we have ever had.  We know that you are probably upset, anxious, nervous, and worried about what will happen between now and the beginning of the semester.  As of right now, anyone who has not yet been assigned a room is on a pending wait list but this does not mean that you will not get housing. The wait list is done by distance from home to campus which means that someone coming from California will get assigned a room before someone who is from New Jersey. Every time a student cancels his or her room we immediately fill that bed with the next person on the wait list. We get cancellations every day so the wait list is getting smaller and smaller every day. We want to make sure that you know that in the past five years we have always been able to clear our wait lists before the first day of classes and some of those wait lists had up to 500 names on them. We are pros at what we do but please, be patient with us. We are working diligently to get everyone into a bed because we want to make everyone happy and we don’t want you to miss out on the opportunities that come with living on campus. You will be getting an email in the next fews days regarding the wait list and all of the information that you need. Stick with us, everything will work out.

Don’t forget…Keep Calm and Pirate On!

Pack Attack

We hope everyone is as excited as we are for Pirate Adventure! This may be your first time ever sleeping in a college dorm or you may be an old pro from summer sports camps! Either way we wanted to give you some suggestions of what to pack and the necessities you might forget because we know how stressful packing can be!

-Comfortable clothes-We know you want to impress your fellow peers but make sure you are comfortable…you will be spending a lot of time outside and you don’t want to be uncomfortable

-Sweatshirt-the res halls are all air conditioned so make sure you have one because it will be chilly (or “forget” to pack one so you have to buy a brand new SHU sweatshirt at the bookstore!)

-Sheets-Twin XL are your best bet-if you don’t have any yet Target is a great place to buy a set!

-Blanket and pillow-this is a dorm room not a hotel, we don’t have any extras so don’t forget these important things! (we won’t judge you if you bring your favorite stuffed animal along too-it’s okay you aren’t the only Freshman in college with a favorite teddy bear)

-Alarm clock-okay most of you have phones with alarms on them but either way make sure it’s set so you don’t miss out on any of the activities

-Chargers-no one can live without their phone and who wants to be the one with the dead phone who can’t tweet @SetonHallHRL every second of Pirate Adventure? Don’t forget these!

-Towels-don’t be “that person” who forgot to bring a towel and now smells because they couldn’t take a shower

-Toiletries-EVERYTHING-hair brush, shampoo, toothpaste, makeup, face wash, soap, toothbrush (you won’t have a concierge to run to if you forget your shaving cream so make sure you have everything before you leave)

-Money-the bookstore will be open longer than usual just to accommodate you, so make sure you have some spending money to buy everything SHU you could possibly imagine!

Don’t forget though, you are only going to be here for one night so save the heavy packing for the end of the summer when you will move in for the Fall semester. Have fun packing and we can’t wait to see you bright and early for check-in!

Get Your Tweet On!

For the past few years, we have been hosting web chats for Incoming Freshman to talk with the Housing Staff and current students to learn more about housing at The Hall and what it’s like to live on campus.  However, being the social media junkies we are, we decided to try something new this summer. On Tuesday June 19th, the Department of Housing and Residence Life will be hosting its first ever Tweet Up!  This is a great opportunity for all you Incoming Freshman who have tons of questions for us like what you should pack, how many roommates you are going to have, or how meal plans work. We have heard it all, so no question is a bad question! We are so excited for you all to join us on this adventure and we hope you are as excited as we are.  We will be live on Twitter from 6:30-8:30pm. That is two whole hours for you to tweet, tweet, tweet! Think of questions now or just keep us in mind on the 19th and tweet us from your phone if you think of anything!

Just don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @SetonHallHRL and use #SHU2016 to follow the Tweet Up feed. Tweet us or your fellow classmates and enjoy the fun!