Above is a link to instructions for our Online Room Selection process. Please note only students who are eligible to participate in Online Room Selection will be able to select a room through this method.
We’ve pushed back sending out lottery numbers until today because we wanted to make sure we heard everyone’s Priority Points appeals and made all the necessary changes.
Lottery numbers and times as well as Room Selection instructions will be emailed out today so stay tuned!!
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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.
Seton Hall’s first ever online room selection processes were run today for Turrell Manor and Sophomore Discovery Program accepted students. Both were successful!
Feel free to ask any of the students involved how easy it was! This is just a great sign of things to come!
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.
Room Selection has been moved online for the 2009-2010 academic year and it’s as easy as buying concert tickets online. Check out these two videos to see what we mean:
We’ll be sending out instructions to students who are eligible to participate in Room Selection soon so check your email.
Room Selection will be held during the week of April 20th.
If not, here’s what you’re missing:
- Know what’s on the menu for today before you get to the caf – every station!
- Share your thoughts in the suggestion box- tell Nate his pizza’s great or Eugene he’s a fryin’ machine!
- Check out the upcoming theme meals – the joke’s on us for April Fools Day when GDS is serving breakfast for lunch!
Check out the site when you’re done reading this!
In an effort to go green and reduce energy usage, we have decided to only open Xavier Hall for on-campus break housing for this upcoming Easter break. Ora, Turrell, and UC will still be open for registered residents to stay over break but Boland will no longer serve as a break housing space.
This decision wasn’t made in haste. Our staff conducted a survey of how many students, on average, stay in Boland Hall during breaks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring breaks.) Our numbers showed:
- While many students register to stay in Boland Hall during break, few actually do. This was found out by checking the amount of card swipes for entry into Boland Hall during break housing days.
- The number of students who stay in Boland could easily fit in Xavier Hall during the break, as the majority of Xavier residents go home for breaks.
Boland is, by far, our largest hall. By shutting it down for a few days over Easter, we can save a lot of money in electricity, heating, water, and air conditioning usage. Not only is the money the University saves green, but the lack of energy consumption helps contribute to a greener environment as well!
So Boland residents who need break housing – go ahead over to Xavier and meet Jossie or RaeAnne. They can help you make friends with their residents who will allow you permission to stay in their rooms. Just don’t forget to register for break housing on your Housing Profile before halls close on April 9th @10am!
Welcome to HRL’s brand new blog! Here you can read about what’s happening in Housing at Seton Hall and learn more about processes, policies, and people. Stay tuned, because while the year is almost over, we’re just springing into action!
In the mean time, check out our website for more exciting news or to read more about Housing & Residence Life.