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July 20, 2012

It’s hard to believe we’ve already passed the mid-summer mark.  I for one am still waiting for the weather to figure out that it’s summer.  Anyway, as we all continue our preparations for Fall Semester, we in Campus Living would like to remind you of the dates that new and continuing students can move into their campus housing.

  • New students are expected to arrive for New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 29 at 8 a.m. and will begin moving into their rooms at that time.  (Exceptions include student athletes involved in pre-season conditioning, new international students and TCKs and those students who are participating in Great Expectations prior to NSO.  These students are already cleared for early arrival.)
  • The residence halls and campus apartments open for continuing students on Sunday,  September 2 at 9 a.m.

If you have need for your student worker to return early or you are requiring students to return to participate in special co-curricular activities prior to the dates listed above, it is important that you make us aware of those students by Friday, August 10, 2012.  Of course, this is only necessary if the student needs to move into their residence hall.  Campus Living will be happy to cover the cost of the room, however, given current budget constraints, it will be your responsibility to cover the cost of the meal plan for your student/s.   For new students, that cost would extend from their arrival date until NSO begins on August 29.  For continuing students, the cost must also include the period between August 29 and September 2 when the board plan commences.  You should anticipate $18/person per day for food in Fields Dining Room.  We will need the following information: Student Name, Date of Arrival, Reason for Early Return/Arrival and your Departmental Budget Number.

Once we know who is arriving early, we will be able to ensure that access to student rooms is as efficient as possible.  Please help us remind early arriving students that if they have items in our storage rooms, access to their belongings will be very limited while our Resident Advisors and professional staff are in training (beginning August 19) and preparing the halls for opening.

Thank you in advance for your help and I hope you are still looking forward to some summer fun and relaxation!



Sandi Bottemiller
Director of Housing & Orientation
503-768-7183 (voice)
503-768-7977 (fax)