Communication Archive

I am excitedly counting down the days until the Fall 2021 semester begins and students are back on campus in full force. We can’t wait to see you!

 

I wanted to reach out with a few important notes:

  • Effective August 2nd, all offices at Southern will full reopen for in-person service. Our Hall Directors and central office staff are here and ready to help, so please stop by or give us a call! You can reach us at reslife@southernct.edu or (203) 392-5870.

 

  • Move-In is coming! Make sure you know your move-in date and timeframe.

    • August 23rd: New Student Move-In (including both first-year students and new transfers)

    • August 24th: Sophomore Student Move-In (for students entering their second year at the university*)

      *Sophomore Move-In is for all students returning to Southern for a second year; you do not need to be Sophomore status by earned academic credits to participate

  • August 25th: Returning Student Move-In (for students entering their third+ year)

  • Move-in time selection will be available beginning August 16th. Visit your MyHousing Portal to select a time.

    • We’re so pleased to announce that your loved ones can join you for move-in day. Parents, guardians, friends, and partners are welcome to help you unpack and settle in to your new home-away-from-home. Masks are required and we will stagger move-in times and encourage social distancing, but we hope this experience will be joyful and comfortable for all involved. 

 

As you finish packing and prepare to come to campus, I encourage you to think about what you would like the 2021-2022 academic year to look like for you. Opportunities await, and there has never been a better time to capitalize on all SCSU has to offer. Here in Residence Life, we’ve been busily brainstorming and preparing for all of your big ideas and ambitions.

 

  • Hall Directors are ready for students to elect their Hall Councils and to help these new leaders prepare awesome in-hall programs and events. Will you be the next Hall Council President? Treasurer? Hall Council members make FUN happen in your community.

  • The Residence Hall Association recently held their planning retreat. Events for the fall include block parties, a scavenger hunt, roller skating, Owl Fest, and much more! RHA meetings are held every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.; join them in the Farnham Programming Space or live via WebEx!

  • Our Resident Advisors return to campus next week to prepare the halls, gather materials, and create a welcoming and homey atmosphere!

 

Please continue to check your email regularly as we provide important updates and further information about returning to campus and move-in requirements. And don’t forget to follow us on social media!

Sincerely,

Robert C. DeMezzo, M.B.A.
Director of Residence Life

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Office of Residence Life Southern Connecticut State University 
501 Crescent Street I New Haven, CT 06515
T: 203.392.5870 I F: 203.392.5867 I E: 
reslife@southernct.edu
Wwww.southernct.edu/residencelife

Dear Student,

With orientation well underway, we are reminded of the excitement and energy we feel when campus life is in full swing. We’re so excited for your arrival this fall!

Room Change

If you’d like to make an adjustment to your housing assignment, the room change process will be available Wednesday, July 28th between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. During this time, you may select an individual space on campus.

  • Please note: if you previously selected a room with a roommate, you will have to select a room individually to participate in room change. There is no roommate matching during the room change process.
  • Important update: Neff Hall single rooms will be available to ALL residential students with no credit limit.  Neff Hall singles feature a private living space with shared bathroom facilities on each floor. A meal plan is required for students living in Neff Hall.
  • All other building credit limits remain in effect during the room change process.

Other Important Reminders

  • University bills are due Thursday, July 15th, 2021. At this time, your bill must be paid in full or you must be on a current payment plan with the university. Please check your university account to ensure that you are financially compliant. If you have questions regarding your bill please click here for contact information.
  • Health forms are due Sunday, August 1st, 2021. Please visit your SCSU Patient Portal to ensure full health compliance. If you have questions regarding your compliance status please contact Health Services, click here for their information.
  • COVID Vaccine card submission are due Monday August 9th, 2021. Please visit your SCSU Patient Portal to submit you vaccine information. If you have questions regarding your vaccine submission please contact COVID Coordinator Erin Duff at covid-19coordinator@southernct.edu.
  • The deadline to cancel your housing contract is June 30, 2021BannerWeb will be down for routine system maintenance June 30th and July 1st, so please plan accordingly. Requests to cancel your housing contract must be submitted by June 29th due to the system outage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at any point over the summer.

Sincerely,

Office of Residence Life

Dear Residents,

As a reminder, the deadline to cancel your housing contract is June 30, 2021. After June 30th, you are financially bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for the entire academic year (fall and spring semester) and the housing contract can not be cancelled to reside off campus during the contract term.

  • Please note: BannerWeb will be down for routine system maintenance June 30th and July 1st, so please plan accordingly. Requests to cancel your housing contract must be submitted by June 29th due to the system outage.

Other exciting updates: As you may know, the Office of Residence Life is offering additional single housing options for the 2021-2022 academic year in Neff Hall. We are opening these single accommodations to all residential students and removing the credit limit. Pricing for a Neff Hall single can be found here. Neff Hall singles feature a private living space with convenient laundry and shared bathroom facilities on each floor. Neff Hall is also the site of multiple quiet study lounges, recreational spaces, and convenient proximity to the West Campus garage and residential quad. Utility rooms on each floor provide convenient access to laundry machines and kitchen space. A meal plan is required for students living in Neff Hall.

  • If you are interested in living in a Neff Hall single, please email reslife@southernct.edu by June 30th, 2021 in order to adjust your housing assignment.

Lastly, please remember to upload your vaccination information to your SCSU Patient Portal. If you have any questions about the vaccines or vaccination process, feel free to reach out to the COVID Coordinator at covid-19coordinator@southernct.edu.

Sincerely,

The Office of Residence Life

Good afternoon!

When you arrive on campus for orientation in in the coming weeks, you will notice a flurry of activity on the residential side of campus. We are busily preparing for students’ return in the fall 2021 semester, and we have so many exciting updates and changes on the horizon.

  • At the intersection of Farnham Avenue and Wintergreen Avenue, you will notice construction underway for the brand new school of business.
  • Residence Hall rooms across campus are receiving a fresh coat of paint.
  • Floors are being waxed, recarpeted, and scrubbed throughout the buildings.
  • New and replacement furniture is being installed in residential rooms.
  • And so much more!

You may notice “detour” signs or other notices advising you of the work underway. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as you navigate around the work.

During orientation, we hope you’ll stop by and visit us anywhere you see the Residence Life logo! We’ll have information available about living on campus and engaging in our specialized housing communities. Plus, we’ll have various opportunities to win prizes! That’s right, we’ll have a prize wheel, and we’re offering incentives for students who confirm their vaccination status! Grand prizes include Amazon gift cards, Apple watches, and JBL speakers!

After orientation, please continue to check your email and follow us on social media for updated information and announcements.

We look forward to seeing you soon, and we thank you for pardoning our appearance as we prepare for move-in this fall! 

Sincerely,

The Office of Residence Life

Dear Students,

We're so excited you've chosen to live on campus for Fall 21 and even more thrilled that you'll be able to select your room next week during room selection.

We wanted to send some information on how to select a room and reminders of items to be sure you complete by the deadline. We see you're attending New Student Orientation on June 17th, due to this your room selection will be on June 16th, so you can select your space prior to arriving on campus!

Roommate Matching

The ability to create your profile and roommate match has been available since April 26th. The deadline for roommate matching is June 13th, at 11:59 PM. Your requested roommate needs to confirm/request you by June 13th. In addition, please be sure to decline any unwanted roommate matches that are pending. It is very important that you are fully matched.

Click here for detailed information on the items below:

  • Steps to complete roommate survey and roommate profile
  • Steps to search and request a roommate
  • Steps to accept or deny a roommate request

You are not required to match with a roommate, but we encourage students to find their own roommates to ensure that they are happy with their living experience next year. Students interested in trying to select a single do not need to match with a roommate.

Room Selection

Your room selection will be on Wednesday June 16th, 2021. Your room selection time will be posted on your MyHousing Portal by 5pm on June 15th. Your room selection time is determined by the date you completed your housing application and deposit, and will be the average of you and any matched roommates.

Below are the steps below to select your room.

  • To select your room, go to your BannerWeb account through MySCSU:
  • Click on "Student Services"
  • Select "MyHousing Portal"
  • Proceed to MyHousing Portal
  • Next to the Residence Life logo on the top left, click on the three lines
  • Click "Room Selection"
  • Click "Select Room/Suite"

Please see below for important criteria and guidelines for room selection.

  • Any student who does not select a space on June 16th will be placed by the Office of Residence Life; building and roommate preferences are not guaranteed.
  • Either you or your matched roommate can select the room for your group, but only ONE of you need to select your space.
  • Please be sure to review the room type and cost before selecting a room, as prices vary and room selections are FINAL and cannot be changed once selected.
  • If you are not matched with any roommates, we ask that you please make every effort to select a room where there is only one space available and only select an empty room if there are no other options available. We will change your assignment to consolidate rooms if necessary.
  • You have already been assigned to the Unlimited meal plan. Incoming freshmen are required to remain on this meal plan for both the fall and spring semester. All other students are eligible to change their meal plan through the Meal Plan tab on the MyHousing portal beginning July 1st.

Building Information

Still not sure which building is right for you? Follow us on Instagram (@scsureslife) to see our highlight reels where Resident Advisors from this semester have posted tours of each halls.

Below you'll find building's information for selection. In addition, please click here to view the current costs associated with each building and room type prior to your selection.

Incoming New students

  • Buildings your eligible for:
  • Chase Hall
  • Farnham Hall
  • Hickerson Hall
  • Neff Hall (SINGLE options only)
  • Wilkinson Hall

Transfer students

  • Buildings your eligible for depending on credits you?ve transferred in:
  • Chase Hall (Maximum credit 24)
  • Farnham Hall (Maximum credit 24)
  • Hickerson Hall (Maximum credit 24)
  • Neff Hall (Maximum credit 60) SINGLE options only
  • Wilkinson Hall (Maximum credit 24)
  • Brownell Hall (Minimum credit 24)
  • North Campus (Minimum credit 45)
  • Schwartz Hall (Minimum credit 30)
  • West (Double) (Maximum credit 60)
  • West (Suite) (Minimum credit 24)

Check our social media, your email and your MyHousing Portal for additional information.

If you have further questions regarding roommate matching or room selection, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@southernct.edu or 203-392-5870.

Office of Residence Life

Hey Residents!

 

With all residential students now eligible to receive the COVID vaccine, the Office of Residence Life has decided to offer another great incentive to get your vaccine now!

 

All residential students who provide verification of their vaccination status (first dose or fully vaccinated) by May 7th will be entered into a raffle for 1 of several prizes including a $100 Amazon gift card!

 

TO VERIFY YOUR VACCINATION STATUS:

  • Log in to BannerWeb through MySCSU
  • Click "Student Services"
  • Select "MyHousing Portal" 
  • Proceed to MyHousing Portal and login
  • Next to the Residence Life logo on the top left, click on the three lines
  • Click "Applications" 
  • Select "Vaccine" from the drop-down menu
  • Complete the application

 

Not vaccinated yet? No worries!

All residential students are now eligible according to the state of Connecticut to receive the COVID vaccine. If you haven't been able to schedule your first dose yet though, never fear. We'll be offering additional prizes and incentives to students returning for the fall 2021 semester. Check your SCSU email regularly over the summer for more information!

 

If you have any questions about the vaccines or vaccination process, feel free to reach out to the COVID Coordinator at covid-19coordinator@southernct.edu.

 

We encourage you to visit our website for more information about vaccination locations and updates regarding additional prizes and incentives. 

 

We hope you enjoy the rest of your spring semester!

 

Sincerely,

 

Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life is excited to be offering summer housing for this summer 2021. Students matriculated and registered for the fall 2021 are eligible for summer housing at Southern.

Summer housing assignments for students will be in North Campus, accommodations for students include a kitchen apartment. Students will not be billed until their request has been verified and approved within 72 business hours of submission. Once approved, students will receive a confirmation email from our office with their dates of stay and the amount billed. The charges will be added to their account and must be paid by 4:30pm on the Friday before you check-in.

  • Summer housing for students $37.50 per night.
  • Summer housing University student employee $15.50 per night. 

Students will have the option to choose one or more sessions or they may customize their dates of stay, if they prefer. Please click here for summer session dates.

Follow the steps to apply, 

  • Log into your Southern Admissions Portal
  • Click on "Next Steps?
  • Select the ?Housing? tab
  • Click on the "MyHousing Portal" button
  • Proceed to MyHousing Portal
  • Next to the Residence Life logo on the top left, click on the three lines
  • Click "Applications" 
  • Select "Summer Housing Application" from the drop-down menu

If you have any questions about summer housing, please feel free to contact our office at (203)392-5870 or reslife@southernct.edu.

Office of Residence Life

 Dear Student,

We are thrilled that you will be joining us on campus for fall 2021! We’re excited to see you’ve chosen Southern and even more excited to see that you’ve submitted your housing deposit and application. We offer our incoming students the opportunity to search and match with roommates and to also select their own room during room selection.

Myhousing Portal

You’ve already completed your housing application on your myhousing portal and moving forward everything you need for housing occurs there. Below is information to access your account.

    Log into your Southern Admissions Portal
    Click on "Next Steps”
    Select the “Housing” tab
    Click on the "MyHousing Portal" button
    Proceed to MyHousing Portal

Roommate Matching

The ability to create your profile and roommate match is now available. The deadline for roommate matching is June 13th, at 11:59 PM. Your requested roommate needs to confirm/request you by June 13th. In addition, please be sure to decline any unwanted roommate matches that are pending. It is very important that you are fully matched, as you will be placed into a room selection process based on your group size.

Click here for detailed information on the items below:

    Steps to complete roommate survey and roommate profile
    Steps to search and request a roommate
    Steps to accept or deny a roommate request

You are not required to match with a roommate, but we encourage students to find their own roommates to ensure that they are happy with their living experience next year. Students interested in trying to select a single do not need to match with a roommate.

Room Selection

Room selection will be occurring on June 17th or June 18th depending on your student status (incoming new student, incoming transfer, or incoming graduate student) and group size (match group of 2 or no roommate preference). More information will be coming soon.

Not sure which building is right for you? Follow us on Instagram (@scsureslife) to see our highlight reels where Resident Advisors from this semester have posted tours of each halls.

Check our social media, your email and your MyHousing Portal for additional information. If you have further questions regarding roommate matching or room selection, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at reslife@southernct.edu or 203-392-5870.

Office of Residence Life