Communication Archive

Returning Students

Dear Resident, 

The semester is coming to an end! It is a bittersweet time as we will miss you all in the halls during the summer break. In preparation for the semester’s closing, we have provided everything you need to know below for closing.  

The residence halls will be closing for the spring semester at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10th, 2024. At this time, the residence halls will officially be closed for the semester and students will not be permitted into the building. 

If your last final is before Friday, May 10th, we ask that you vacate your residence hall on the day of your last final. Residents can check out anytime during finals week with a staff member in their residence hall.  

Late Check Out Options:

If you require additional time past Friday, May 10th to vacate your residence hall due to final class exams, Senior Week, or extenuating circumstances, please submit your request to check out late in your MyHousing. You have until Wednesday, May 8th to complete the application for additional time. 

To complete this request, please: 

  • Go to your BannerWeb account through MySCSU. 
  • Click 'Student Services'. 
  • Select 'MyHousing' and follow the prompt. 
  • Next to the Residence Life logo in the top left-hand corner, click on the three lines. 
  • Click 'Applications'. 
  • Complete the "Spring Late Check Out Request & Senior Week Request” application.  

The late checkout options are as follows: 

  • Check out by 10:00 PM on Friday, May 10th. 
  • Check out by noon on Saturday, May 11th.  
  • SENIOR WEEK LATE CHECK OUT: Check out by 4:30 PM on Friday, May 17th. Dates are customizable.  

Summer 2024 Housing: 

We are offering housing for summer 2024 for students registered for Fall 2024 courses. Please visit the Summer Housing webpage here for more information!  

Students requesting to remain on campus into the summer break must complete the Summer Housing Application by Wednesday, May 8th so that we can process billing and access before the end of the semester. The application can be found in your MyHousing in the applications tab. 

Students requesting summer housing will remain in their current residence hall assignment until Wednesday, May 15th. On Wednesday, May 15th summer housing students will relocate to their summer housing assignment. Please read the summer housing application opening page in your MyHousing for more details!  

Closing Information: 

All residential students must check out of their residence hall with a staff member before leaving for the summer break. Once you have packed up your belongings and have removed them from the room, please see your building’s front desk staff for assistance to check out. Staff will be on shifts from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM for check out with the week of closing from Monday, May 6th to Friday, May 10th. 

Before leaving for the summer break, you must properly check out of your room by completing the following steps: 

  1. Take home all your personal belongings.  
  2. Dust, vacuum, and/or mop the floors. 
  3. Take out all garbage to the dumpster adjacent to your residence hall. PLEASE DO NOT DISPOSE OF ANY GARBAGE IN THE COMMON SPACES OF YOUR HALL. 
  4. Lock all windows and close all curtains and blinds. 
  5. Remove any tape, hooks, etc. from walls/ceilings.  
  6. Unplug and fully defrost and clean your micro-fridge unit. 
  7. Leave your modems and cable boxes plugged in. 
  8. To report any maintenance concerns in your room, please notify your Resident Advisor, email your Hall Director, or place an online maintenance request here.  
  9. Follow any additional closing procedures set forth by your hall director. These procedures can be obtained through your residence hall office. 

If you find that you have unwanted, gently used items, please consider donating to the Thrifty Owl or to the non-perishable food drive which will directly impact Southern students through the Food Pantry. Bins will be in your Residence Hall lobbies through the end of the semester.  

As posted in your residence halls, remember that 24-hour Quiet Hours begin at 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd, and remain in effect until the end of the semester. During this time, overnight guests are not permitted in the residence halls. The last day for overnight guests will be Wednesday, May 1st. Additionally, we ask you to be courteous to your fellow students by keeping volume levels low within the residence halls and by maintaining an environment conducive to academic study.    

A Note Regarding Damage Charges:

Your residence hall director and resident advisors will be going through your room/apartment to ensure you have followed all closing procedures. If Residence Life staff members determine that you have failed to follow the closing procedures or that the condition of furniture/fixtures in your room surpasses reasonable wear and tear, you may be damaged billed. Possible damage charges include (but are not limited to): 

  • Failure to clean or remove garbage. 
  • Rips or stains to furniture, mattresses, etc. 
  • Lost keys. 
  • Missing or broken furniture. 
  • Holes in walls and doors or painting are required because of excessive marks, tape, hooks, etc.  
  • Broken seal on your Comcast box. 

Please review the Guide to Living on Campus for more information about damage charges. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the spring semester closing, please do not hesitate to contact your Resident Advisor, Residence Hall Director, or the Office of Residence Life at (203) 392-5870 or send us an email at reslife@southernct.edu. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   

We hope you all have a wonderful summer and congratulations to all our graduating students! For those of you who are not graduating, we look forward to welcoming you back for the 2024-2025 academic year! 

 

Warmly,  

Office of Residence 

Dear Resident, 

We're so excited to have you on campus this upcoming Fall 2024 to Spring 2025 academic year! Our records indicate that you have been assigned to the following residence hall and room for Fall 2024: Hall, room

You may view your room assignment and roommate(s), if applicable, through your MyHousing.  

Below we have included some important updates and information you will need to know for living on campus for the Fall 2024 semester. 

Housing Billing:  

Your housing bill is expected to be posted on your university account by tomorrow, Saturday, April 20th, 2024.  

Meal Plans: 

Please see below for the updated meal plan options for the Fall 2024 semester: 

  • Full Dining Plan (Residents without Kitchens) 

·             Dining Locations: Connecticut Hall 

·             Food Loot Included: $150 

·             Total Plan Cost: $3,369.00 

  • 30 Meals Per Semester (Residents with Kitchens Only) 

·             Dining Locations: Connecticut Hall and ASC Food Court 

·             Food Loot Included: $150 

·             Total Plan Cost: $470.00 

  • 60 Meals Per Semester (Residents with Kitchens Only) 

·             Dining Locations: Connecticut Hall and ASC Food Court 

·             Food Loot Included: $100 

·             Total Plan Cost: $715.00 

  • Students with full dining plans, your meal plans have been added to your account. Meal plan bills will be posted on your account tomorrow, April 20th, 2024.
  • Students with a housing assignment with a kitchen, your meal plan will be added to your account next week.   
  • All residents who have a housing assignment with a kitchen in their suite/apartment are eligible to upgrade their meal plan on their MyHousing starting on Monday, July 1st, 2024, until Friday, September 13th, 2024.  
  • To upgrade your meal plan or view the available options, select the "Meal Plan" tab in your MyHousing, then select Fall 2024 and choose the meal plan you prefer. 
  • If you have been reassigned to or selected a housing assignment with a kitchen, please verify that you are on your preferred meal plan; we do not automatically change your meal plan.  
  • Please be aware that your housing assignment does affect your meal plan options.  

Eligibility to Live on Campus: 

  • You must be financially compliant with the university with a zero-account balance or up to date on a payment plan. Your university bill is due in full by Monday, July 15th, 2024. 
  • You must be matriculated and registered for at least 6 course credits for Fall 2024 to retain your housing assignment. 
  • You must be fully health compliant with the university to live on campus. 

Housing Withdrawals:  

If for any reason you no longer desire housing, you will have until Sunday, June 30th at 11:59 PM to cancel your contract through your MyHousing. You can now find the Housing Withdrawal Request in the Applications tab of your MyHousing. 

After June 30th, you are financially bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for the entire academic year (fall and spring semesters) and the housing contract cannot be canceled to reside off campus during the contract term. Per Board of Regents policy, deposits are non-refundable. 

Room Change Information: 

We understand that not all students were able to select their desired residence hall during room selection period. In response, we are offering the following room change options: 

 Option 1: Waitlist 

  • We will be offering a waitlist for Brownell Single Bedrooms, West Suites, North Midrise Single Bedrooms, North Townhouses, and Schwartz Hall.  
  • You may access the Waiting List through the Applications tab in your MyHousing.  
  • Please do not select from more than one waiting list; multiple selections will make you ineligible to participate.  
  • The waitlists are now open until Friday, April 26th and placement from the waitlist will continue throughout the summer. All your requested roommates must request the same hall on the waitlist if you wish to move together.  
  • Please be aware that adding your name to the waitlist does not guarantee placement in your desired residence hall. As a reminder credit eligibility still applies. 

 Option 2: Room Change Process 

  • We will be offering two-room change processes this summer for students who would like to change rooms. The first room change will occur in late June and the last process in early August. 
  • Please check your MyHousing and Southern email for more information over the summer regarding when room changes will occur. 
  • Roommate matching is not available during the room change process. You will need to remove any roommate matches you may have on your account before the room change process. If you would like to choose a different roommate, you may individually select any open room that you both meet the requirements for and assign yourselves to that room.  

SAVE THE DATE: Fall 2024 Move In 

Details for resident move-in days will be sent in the summer to your Southern email, so please be sure to continue to check it during the break. 

  • Resident Move-in Days:  

·             Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students: Saturday, August 24th, 2024  

·             Continuing/Returning/Graduate Students: Monday, August 26th, 2024  

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (203) 392-5870 or send us an email at reslife@southernct.edu. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.?? 

We look forward to having you on campus next semester!   

Dear Owl,

We hope your spring semester is going well and that you are enjoying your time living on campus! We are already excitedly looking ahead for the fall 2024 to spring 2025 academic year. As we look ahead, we are preparing for several changes and upgrades for Residence Life this summer and we cannot wait for you to see them in the fall.

We wanted to let you know that the housing application and deposits for the upcoming academic semester are now available. The housing deposit and application for the fall 2024 to spring 2025 academic year are due by Wednesday, March 27th, 2024.

To complete your housing application and pay your non-refundable deposit:

  • Go to your BannerWeb account through MySCSU.

  • Click on Student Services.

  • Select MyHousing.

  • Proceed to "MyHousing"

  • Click on the "Applications" tab.

  • Select "Continuing Spring Housing Deposit and Application" from the drop-down menu.

  • Complete the application and pay your non-refundable $250 Housing Deposit.

Important Information you need to know:

  • The $250.00 housing deposit is non-refundable.

  • The deposit must be paid online with a credit card through your MyHousing.

  • Deposits are due by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024.

  • You must pay your deposit by the March 27th deadline to be eligible to participate in room selection and be part of a roommate group.

  • You must participate in room selection the week of April 8th to select a room for the Fall 2024 semester.

  • You can start matching with roommates tomorrow, February 29th, 2024, through April 4th, 2024.

  • Upon submission of the housing deposit, you will have until June 30th, 2024, to cancel your housing contract. After June 30th, 2024, you are financially bound to the terms and conditions of the housing contract for the entire 2024 to 2025 academic year (fall 2024 and spring 2025 semester) and the housing contract cannot be canceled to reside off campus.

Your $250.00 non-refundable housing deposit for the 2024-2025 academic year is due by Wednesday, March 27th, 2024. By paying your $250.00 non-refundable housing deposit, you are agreeing to the terms of the academic year housing agreement (contract).

As always, should you have any questions regarding the housing deposit or the contract, please feel free to contact our office at (203) 392-5870 or send us an email at reslife@southernct.edu. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Best,

The Office of Residence Life

Good Morning Residential Students,

We hope you are all having a wonderful spring semester! With spring break right around the corner, we wanted to provide you with some important information regarding spring break housing and closing. Please read the information below carefully and reach out to your Resident Advisor or Residence Hall Director with any questions or concerns.

Spring Break Closing Information for all Residents:

  • The residence halls close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8th, 2024.

  • You must vacate your Residence Hall on the day of your last class if you do not have a class on Friday or Saturday.

  • You are required to prepare your room for the break and check out with a staff member. (See below: Closing Instructions).

  • The deadline for requests to stay late and the spring break housing application is noon on Wednesday, March 6th. (See below: Additional Time for Closing or Spring Break Housing).  

  • Residence Hall Directors and Resident Advisors will be inspecting your room/apartment after you leave for health and safety reasons and to ensure it is prepared for the break.

  • The Residence Halls will re-open on Sunday, March 17th at 2:00 pm.  

Closing Instructions:

Please make sure the following tasks are completed before leaving for the break.

  • Take home any valuables or items you will need during the break. You will not have access to your room over the break and the university is not responsible for items lost or stolen over the break.

  • Remove and discard any perishable items from your room/refrigerator that might spoil during the spring recess. 

  • Be sure to clean your room and take out all garbage to the dumpster adjacent to your residence hall.

  • Unplug every electrical unit in your room/apartment except for refrigerators, cable boxes, modems, and aquariums. 

  • Lock all windows and close all curtains and blinds.

  • Complete the closing form posted on your room door and be sure to check out with a Residence Life staff member at the front desk of your residence hall before you leave.

  • Please follow any additional closing procedures set forth by your residence hall director. 

  • If you wish to report a maintenance issue, please complete the online maintenance request form.

Additional Time for Closing: (For Students Who Require a Late Check-Out or Have a Saturday Class.)

If you require additional time (up until noon on Saturday, March 9th) to vacate your residence hall due to a late Friday class, a Saturday class, or extenuating circumstances, please submit your request by completing the Spring Break Housing Application. When completing the application, select the option to check out by noon on Saturday, March 9th. The Spring Break Housing Application can be found in your MyHousing and closes at noon on Wednesday, March 6th (for steps to access the application please see below: How to Reach the Break Housing Application).

Spring Break Housing:

If you require housing during the break or need to return early on Sunday, March 17th, please complete the spring break housing application that can be found in your MyHousing. The break housing application closes at noon on Wednesday, March 6th. 

  • The housing fee for part or all of spring break is $320.00. We do not offer a nightly fee during this break period.

  • There is a $40.00 housing fee for students who request to return earlier than 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17th.

  • Spring break housing fees are due upon notification and must be paid before the start of spring recess.

How to Reach the Break Housing Application:

  • Log in to your Banner Student account.

  • Select “MyHousing”.

  • Next to the Residence Life logo in the top left-hand corner, click on the three lines.

  • Select "Applications".

  • Click “Spring Break Housing”.

Please note: If you choose spring break housing, you will remain in your current housing assignment for the break.

Dining Hours Before Spring Recess:

Connecticut Hall will close at 2:30 pm on Friday, March 8th, and reopens on Sunday, March 17th at 4:00 pm.

If you have any questions regarding spring break closing, please do not hesitate to contact your Resident Advisor, Residence Hall Director, or the Office of Residence Life at (203) 392-5870 or send us an email at reslife@southernct.edu. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

We hope you all have a restful break and best wishes for the remainder of the semester!

The Office of Residence Life

Dear Resident,

A friendly reminder, the Office of Residence Life will be offering an online room change process on Wednesday, January 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for students who are interested in changing rooms or residence halls.

Please be aware that space in Schwartz, Brownell, and the West Campus Suites and all single options on campus are extremely limited and spaces may not be available for selection. This room change process is designed for individuals to select a different space on campus and not for matched roommates to move together. Roommate matching is not available for any room change process.

The Room Change Process:

On Wednesday, January 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., you may log into your MyHousing to participate in the room change process.

To view the available rooms that you are eligible for:

  • Select the “Room Selection” tab.
  • Click “Select a Room/Suite”.
  • Choose (No Filter) from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on “Find Available Rooms”.

Please note: if you choose to select a room, once you confirm your bed assignment and click submit, your room change is final, and you are no longer entitled to your previous room.

  • Students who have submitted a room change request must move out of their current assignment by noon on Saturday, February 3rd, and into their new assignment between noon and 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 3rd.
  • Please be aware that if you have a vacancy in your room, you must keep the space open and clean for a roommate to be assigned at any time.
  • Further, if you choose a different room type, your bill and meal plan will be adjusted, and you will need to pay any additional balance by February 3rd.

Meal Plans:

As a reminder, students can change their meal plan (if eligible based on your room assignment and if you are not a first-year student) until Friday, February 2nd, 2024. After February 2nd, all meal plans are final.

You can change your meal plan online through your MyHousing by selecting the “Meal Plan” tab and choosing any of the available options.

Office of Residence Life

Dear Resident,

We hope you’re settling in and your first week of classes well. The Office of Residence Life will be offering an online room change process on Wednesday, January 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for students who are interested in changing rooms or residence halls.

Please be aware that space in Schwartz, Brownell, and the West Campus Suites and all single options on campus are extremely limited and spaces may not be available for selection. This room change process is designed for individuals to select a different space on campus and not for matched roommates to move together. Roommate matching is not available for any room change process.

The Room Change Process:

On Wednesday, January 31st between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., you may log into your MyHousing to participate in the room change process.

To view the available rooms that you are eligible for:

  • Select the “Room Selection” tab.
  • Click “Select a Room/Suite”.
  • Choose (No Filter) from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on “Find Available Rooms”.

Please note: if you choose to select a room, once you confirm your bed assignment and click submit, your room change is final, and you are no longer entitled to your previous room.

  • Students who have submitted a room change request must move out of their current assignment by noon on Saturday, February 3rd, and into their new assignment between noon and 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 3rd.
  • Please be aware that if you have a vacancy in your room, you must keep the space open and clean for a roommate to be assigned at any time.
  • Further, if you choose a different room type, your bill and meal plan will be adjusted, and you will need to pay any additional balance by February 3rd.

Meal Plans:

As a reminder, students can change their meal plan (if eligible based on your room assignment and if you are not a first-year student) until Friday, February 2nd, 2024. After February 2nd, all meal plans are final.
You can change your meal plan online through your MyHousing by selecting the “Meal Plan” tab and choosing any of the available options.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the Office of Residence Life at 203-392-5870 or reslife@southernct.edu. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dear Resident,

We hope you are having a safe winter break and a great start to the new year! To prepare for your move-in/arrival back to the residence halls in just two weeks, please see the important information below regarding your on-campus housing.

You can view your housing assignment and any roommate information (if applicable) online through your MyHousing. According to our records, you are assigned to: Hall, Room

To be eligible to live on campus you must be:

  • Registered (for at least 6 course credits) as a matriculated student.
  • Health compliant with the university, including all immunizations.
  • Financially compliant with the university with a zero-account balance or up-to-date on a payment plan. As a reminder, University bills were due Friday, December 15th, 2023.
  • Complete check-in forms located on your MyHousing. (See below for information regarding check-in forms). 

Move-in Date: (See below for information regarding move-in time selection.)

Continuing and Incoming Students: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

New Residential Students: Still not sure what to bring with you on move-in day?

Click here to check out our suggested list of items to bring and more information regarding living on campus!

Check-in Forms:

Check-in forms must be completed before you can move into your residence hall. Check-in forms include emergency contact information. You can access your check-in form through the "Applications" tab of your MyHousing. Check-in forms are now live and are to be completed by January 16th, 2024.  

Move-in Time Selection:

Move-in times can be selected on your MyHousing beginning today until Thursday, January 11th. To select a move-in time, you must be registered for classes, be health compliant with the university, and your billing account balance must be zero (or you must be on a payment plan).

To ensure a smooth return/move-in experience, please complete your check-in forms and select a move-in time before January 11th.

Early Move-In Requests:

Students who have a conflict with the move-in date or need to be on-campus for university business before the start of the semester may request to move in early. The Office of Residence Life offers early move-in beginning Friday, January 12th, 2024. Check-in will be between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on whichever day you request to move in early.

Please be aware that there is a nightly charge to move in early:

  • $40.00 per night charge for early move-in.
  • $16.50 per night charge for students moving in early to work on campus between January 12th and January 16th. Your request must include your university supervisor’s name and contact information. Supervisors will be contacted to verify you are working during the date(s) requested.

The last day to request early move-in is Thursday, January 11th at noon. Students will receive a confirmation e-mail later in the afternoon on Thursday, January 11th regarding moving in early.

Parking Decals: (Required for on-campus parking.)

To have a vehicle on campus for the Spring 2024 semester, all residents are required to complete a Southern Connecticut State University Police Department Resident Vehicle Registration & Parking Permit Application online here. Online registration is now available and closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. Once the form has been completed and submitted, the application will be reviewed and processed. 

All residents’ permits will be available for pick-up at the University Police Department in Granoff Hall starting at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024. 

If you currently have the resident parking permit that was issued during the fall 2023 semester there is no need to apply for another permit. This permit is still valid.

Please be sure to bring your SCSU student ID, a current valid driver's license, and a current valid vehicle registration.

Meal Plan Changes:

If you are an incoming freshman, your meal plan will remain the "unlimited meal plan" for the entire 2023-2024 academic year. All other residents are eligible to change their meal plans on their MyHousing until Friday, February 2nd, 2024. After February 2nd all meal plans are final for the semester.

If you have been reassigned to or selected an apartment-style building, please verify that you are on your preferred meal plan; we do not automatically change your meal plan. Your housing assignment may affect your meal plan options.

To change your meal plan or view the available options, select the "Meal Plan" tab in your MyHousing, then select Spring 2024 and choose the meal plan you prefer.

We look forward to seeing you all on campus very soon! If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office at reslife@southernct.edu or (203) 392-5870. We are open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sincerely,
The Office of Residence Life

Incoming Students