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.


2009 -2010 Fire Safety Booklet ready for your reading

As you likely know, fire safety is a very important part of life in the residence halls at Seton Hall. Each year we review our policies and update our Fire Safety Booklet. This is a valuable resource for you as a resident student to have and to know. Not only is it a policy document, it also provides information for keeping yourself, your stuff and your friends safe and prepared on campus.

When you move in, your residence hall staff will give you a hard copy of the booklet but you can always check it out online at any time!

Is your account cleared?

We are getting closer to move in days! (Thursday August 27 for freshmen and Friday August 28 for upperclassmen) If you want to move in without a hassle, please check your Pirate Net student account to see if you have any holds or balance due.

Holds can be for a variety of reasons … like a balance due, a missing piece of financial aid paperwork or maybe you need to put your John Hancock on loan paperwork.

Wondering what will happen if you wait too late? Since bills were to due on August 3rd, if your account isn’t cleared you won’t have immediate access to great parts of the residence experience – like Rec Center access or visitation between residence halls or have your meal plan activated.

For more info check out the Bursar Office page on how to take care of your account before you arrive! Avoid lines on move in day!

Mailroom will be open for your shipping convenience

To the University Community:

During the weekend of Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, mail services will be open for shipping and receiving to help accommodate student move in activities. Hours of operation will remain open from 10am – 3pm and return to their regular hours of service on Monday, August 31 from 8:45am – 4:45pm (Mon. thru Fri.).

The Student Mailroom and Main Mailroom operations are located in the lower level of Mooney Hall. If you have an urgent issue, you may contact the mailroom directly at ext. 5005.

Thank you.

Dan Taylor

Director of Business Affairs

ext. 9746

Technical difficulties are fixed! Sign up for early arrival housing! Change your Meal Plan!

Our apologies for the difficulty with the Housing Profile. We just upgraded and as we all know it’s not always as easy as just inserting a cd and downloading a file.

The Housing Profile is now accepting early arrival requests and meal plan changes.

The deadline for early arrival requests has been extended until Monday, August 17th.

Meal Plan changes will be active until 11:59pm on Tuesday, September 8th.

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!