Monthly, Housing and Residence Life is taking the time to get to know some of the Resident Assistants (RA’s) on staff and share these profiles with you. RA’s are student leaders who live in the residence halls to build community, offer programs, serve as a resource to students, and address any issues students experience.
This month, we meet Teresa Holl, a Sophomore “Jersey Girl” from Jackson who works as an RA in Ora Manor, our University-owned apartment complex on Valley Street. Teresa’s path to being a Resident Assistant wasn’t always clear, as she had considered transferring after a short while at Seton Hall. However, she credits her freshman year RA, Heather Kwityn, for connecting her to SHU and motivating Teresa to pursue a position with Housing and Residence Life. A Nursing major, Teresa saw the RA position as a chance to continue her leadership experience from high school. Teresa loves bringing her organizational skills to her small staff and works to fight the stigma associated with being an RA off campus. She values having her own living space and the ability to build more mature relationships with her residents and co-workers. Teresa speaks happily about integrating her Filipino culture into her community, hosting a program where her aunt and uncle provided Filipino food from their restaurant. If you’re interested in becoming an RA, Teresa encourages you to go for it and be yourself!
Next up is Ryan Johnson, a first-year RA from the first floor in Boland Hall. An undecided Sophomore business major, Ryan prides himself on his involvement with the Martin Luther King Student Association and the Multicultural Advisory Committee. If you ever need to find Ryan, he says he is most likely hanging out in the Boland Lobby getting to know a new resident he hasn’t met before. Ryan recalls wanting to be an RA as early as his Junior year of high school when he was brainstorming with his aunt about ways he could afford college. Although Ryan appreciates the financial benefits of the position, he believes the bigger payout is the leadership experience and the community he gets to be a part of in Boland Hall. Originally placed on the alternate roster, Ryan encourages anyone who is placed as an alternate to accept the position because you never know what could happen. Ryan’s tips for interested in becoming a Resident Assistant? Like Teresa, he says to be yourself throughout the entire selection process. He also wants to make sure that his future colleagues know what they are signing up for, so understand all the job entails and make sure you can be 100% committed to all aspects of the position.
Housing and Residence Life is hosting four more information sessions throughout December and January for students interested in learning more about the RA position! Check out our previous blog post about RA selection to get those dates.
Housing and Residence Life is hosting 5 more Information Sessions for students interested in becoming Resident Assistants for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Resident Assistants are student leaders who live in the residence halls to support the students on their floor and throughout the building. They offer programs to students to keep them engaged at Seton Hall. They serve on an overnight and weekend duty rotation to be available to students who need assistance or to address potential policy violations. RAs are supervised by the live-in professional staff (RHDs and RCs) and are provided supervision and professional development throughout the year.
Housing and Residence Life anticipates approximately 25 vacancies on our 62 member staff.
Resident Assistants receive free room and board and free training as compensation for the position.
If a student is interested, they should attend 1 of the 5 remaining information sessions listed below.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Assistant Director Eric Mochnacz at email@example.com or Residence Coordinator Shamil Henriquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thanksgiving Break Housing Request Form is now closed. If you did not register for break housing, you must plan to leave your room for the duration of Thanksgiving break as your ID will not work to let you into our residence halls.
If you did not register by accident and require break housing, please contact HRL at 973-761-9172.
We hope you had a great Fall Semester wherever you were! HRL has vacancies available for Spring 2018 and is happy to accommodate you in one of our spaces on campus.
Whether you’re returning from abroad, transferring to SHU, or just changed your mind about commuting, we have housing for you!
To apply, pay the new student housing deposit and complete a Housing Application Roommate Survey on your Housing Profile on PirateNet.
We’ll be working throughout the month of December and into January to make assignments for new residents. Once we assign you, we’ll give you a call or send you an email.
The residence halls will open at 2pm on Monday, January 15th.
Residence Halls will close at 10am on Wednesday, November 22nd for Thanksgiving Break and will reopen on Sunday, November 26th at 2pm. For those students who will not be leaving for Thanksgiving break due to work obligations, athletic competitions, or the distance being too far, Boland, Xavier, Ora, and Turrell are available for break housing.
Students who need break housing must apply for break housing through the application in their housing profile which will be available November 1st-November 15th at noon. If you do not live in Boland, Xavier, Turrell, or Ora, you must find a friend who will allow you to use their room during break. Approvals for break housing will be sent via email by November 16th.
If you’re staying in a friend’s room for the break, it is your responsibility to get their key from them before they leave for break. Remember: break housing is a privilege and you are responsible for any damage or theft that occurs from your break housing room during the duration of your stay.
Please keep in mind that SHUFly Shuttle and SAFERide will not operate during break and that campus dining options will be limited.
If you are leaving for Thanksgiving break, please unplug everything, close your window shades, remember to pack everything you’ll need for the break (including medications and homework materials), and plan to be out of your room no later than 10am on Wednesday, November 22nd. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus on Sunday the 26th at 2pm.
Happy, safe, and delicious Thanksgiving to all of our Pirates! Safe travels to and from campus!
You don’t have to dress up like Pirates for Halloween because you already ARRRRRR!
Wishing you a happy, safe, and fun Halloween!
Just a reminder that spring registration is coming soon. According to the Housing License Agreement you agreed to when you applied to housing, you MUST be registered as a full-time student (12 or more credits unless graduating, student teaching, or participating in a clinical/internship) to reside in University housing. Failure to register for Spring by the end of the Fall semester will result in your housing assignment being cancelled AND given away to a new, registered, student.
The first step to registering is to take care of any holds you may have and to clear any balance on your student account. You’ll need to meet with your advisor for a PIN and then you can sign up for classes.
If you do not plan to return for the Spring semester, please complete the Release of Housing License Request form.
Stay tuned to your SHU email and PirateNet for more details on how and when to register for Spring 2018!
HRL Staff reserves the right to enter your room to conduct health and safety inspections. These usually occur twice a semester but can occur as deemed necessary by the HRL professional staff.
Your RA will enter your room, whether or not you or your roommate are there, and will be escorted by a professional staff member – either an RC or an RHD.
They will look for any violations of our Health & Safety Policy and will confiscate and store any items that are in violation of our regulations. Any violation may result in documentation and a judicial hearing.
If you have any questions, please speak with your RA or your RHD.
Congratulations!! You have made it to the end of your 1st 56 Days!! If you are a senior, a freshmen or anything in between, today is a big day! We are roughly half-way through the first semester and you made it! Greek Life and HRL are celebrating today by hosting Fall@theHall for the third year in a row! Today, on the lawn near Boland Hall from 12pm to 4pm we will have many different organizations and departments hosting various activities at their tables. There will even be real farm decorations!
Again, HRL wants to congratulate all of the SHU Pirates on their accomplishments.
In accordance with NJ state housing laws, Facilities Engineering will be monitoring temperatures in the next few days and nights and will be switching our HVAC units to the heating setting this week.
Residents of Boland Hall who feel their rooms are warm are still welcome to open their windows and let some cooler air in. Residents in residence halls where the specific temperature setting can be set within their room should work with their roommates and suitemates to determine what is comfortable for everyone.
For any questions, please contact your RHD.