HRL would like to congratulate the entire Class of 2018!
Congratulations to the resident assistants, desk assistants and office assistants. Without you, our office wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what we do!
Class of 2018, you are going to do amazing things and change the world. We are certain of it.
To encourage studying and success for finals, quiet hours in the residence halls will begin on May 8th at 10pm . Noise should not be heard more than 2 doors away from a room. Staff members will be enforcing the noise policy 24 hours a day until the residence halls close for the Summer! See your hall staff if you have any questions! Good luck on your finals. Have a wonderful summer!
Boland Hall is our largest building on campus, holding 700 first year students. Boland Hall is divided into two halves: Boland North and Boland South. The north side has suite style living with up to 6 suite mates of the same gender sharing one bathroom in one suite. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms in the north side. The south side is community style living with a community of about 30 people sharing a very large bathroom. University Housekeeping staff keep the south side bathrooms clean. Boland Hall is also home to the Pirate’s Cellar, the largest lounge in a residence hall. In the Cellar there are pool tables, a Foosball table, soft seating, tables for studying and a large TV. Classrooms BH 34 and 35 are located in the back of the Pirate’s Cellar. Tutors in Residence have an office near the main lounge on the first floor. Our partners in Campus Ministry and DOVE are also housed in Boland Hall. Community members can get to these offices via the door in the Campus Ministry Courtyard. The front desk is staff 24 hours a day, there are 19 resident assistants and 2 professional staff members who oversee Boland Hall.
The Department of Housing and Residence Life would like to take a second and acknowledge all of the hard work and dedication that our resident assistants do every day! Resident students, please be sure to stop and thank an RA today!
If you are interested in becoming a Resident Assistant for the 2018-2019 school year, Housing and Residence Life is hosting the final two Information Sessions for the year.
They will be held today, January 18th at 6 PM in the University Center Chancellor’s Suite and tomorrow, January 19th at 2 PM in the Nursing Amphitheatre.
Any student interested must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher, a satisfactory judicial record and must attend an Information Session.
We look forward to seeing you.
This month, meet two of our returning Resident Assistants. Over the past few months, we’ve shone the spotlight on student staff who are serving in their first year as Resident Assistants, but we also have RA’s who choose to apply for a second or third (maybe even fourth!) year to continue to serve the students in our residence halls.
Meet Jen Hobeika!
Jen, originally from Lebanon, entered her second year as an RA in the Complex. Jen is no stranger to hard work, as she currently manages a Biology major, a Psychology minor and a Catholic Studies minor. When she isn’t pursuing her career and applying for accelerated Nursing Master’s programs, she is actively involved in Campus Ministry as a work study and as an active participant in St. Paul’s Outreach programs. Jen believes she is “called to help people” and puts that calling into action by serving at a local soup kitchen weekly and putting her energies into the RA position. Jen also has an adventurous side, having bungee jumped last summer and planning to skydive for her 21st birthday. In the RA position, Jen loves building community and creating unique, positive, and quality relationships with and between the students on her floor. Jen reflects on her first program ever as an RA as one of her successes in the position. Hosting a “Detox and Destress” program, she invited over 100 residents to enjoy smoothies, bubbles, and other stress relief activities. Jen loves the RA position because it’s constantly evolving and unpredictable. If you want to join Jen as an RA next year, she recommends knowing who you are and being uniquely you throughout the entire interview process.
Meet Dwyght Pena!
Dwyght is a rare RA, potentially looking to return for a fourth year. Having served the students in Complex for two years, he has embraced working with first year students in Aquinas Hall. Dwyght is proud of his membership in Sigma Pi fraternity and is actively engaged in the entire Seton Hall Greek community as the Vice President of Marketing for the Inter-Fraternity Council here at SHU. Dwyght, who is originally from Massachusetts, credits his RA, Doug Stringham, with influencing him to apply for the position. Dwyght, with Doug’s encouragement, was able network on his floor and throughout the building, stepping outside the comfort zone of his room. Dwyght applies this lesson in helping his eager first year students make the most out of their Seton Hall experience. His desire to return to the position for a fourth year is driven by the desire to impact students’ lives. As for those who want to be an RA, Dwyght wants you to know that you don’t need to be a social giant, but you need to have a genuine desire and ability to build meaningful relationships with students in your building.
Housing and Residence Life will be hosting two more information sessions in January for students who want to be like Jen and Dwyght! They will be held on Thursday, January 18th at 6 PM in the Chancellor’s Suite and on Friday, January 19th at 2 PM in the Nursing Amphitheatre.
On December 12th, the Academic Resource Center will be hosting SHU-Tutopia!! The largest drop-in tutoring event on campus!! Tutors from across campus will be available for students from 3pm to 6pm in the Main Lounge! Be sure to stop by.
Did you know that according to bestcollegereviews.org, SHU has the NUMBER 1 Christmas Celebration? This year, Seton Hall plans on continuing to remain on top! From the tree lighting, to the annual D.O.V.E toy drive and a few more surprises this year will be sure to amaze. So, stop by, have some hot chocolate, sing some carols and join the SHU community as we get into the Christmas spirit!
Date/Time: December 5, 2017 at 5:45pm
Location: SHU Green
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Residence Coordinator Shamil Henriquez at email@example.com.
You don’t have to dress up like Pirates for Halloween because you already ARRRRRR!
Wishing you a happy, safe, and fun Halloween!