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!
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!