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!

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.