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Special arrangements available for students arriving early

July 31, 2013

  • Director of Housing and Orientation Sandi Bottemiller

Isn’t it hard to believe we’ve already passed the mid-summer mark? Unlike the last few summers, the weather has been incredible and I hope it has provided you with some opportunities for rest and relaxation. 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 room on campus.

  • New students are expected to arrive for New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 28 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 or New Student Trips prior to NSO. These students are already cleared for early arrival.)
  • The residence halls and campus apartments open for continuing students on Sunday, September 1 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 9, 2013. Of course, this is only necessary if the student needs to move into their room. 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 meals for your students. For new students, that cost would extend from their arrival date until NSO begins on August 28. For continuing students, the cost must also include the period between August 28 and September 1 when the board plan commences. You should anticipate $18.50/person per day for food in Fields Dining Room. We will need the following information from you by Friday, August 9: ID#, Student Name, Date of Arrival, Reason for Early Return/Arrival and your Departmental Budget Number. Please send it to

Once we know who is arriving early, we will be able to ensure that access to students 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 belongs will be very limited while our Resident Advisors an professional staff are in training (beginning August 16) and preparing the halls for opening.

Thanks in advance for your help and cooperation. Please call Campus Living at ext. 7123 if you have any questions.

Sandi Bottemiller

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Campus Living