Communication Archive

Dear Owl,

 

We know that the winter break usually feels a little too short for our residents, but we’re excited to welcome you back for the spring 2022 semester next week! Here’s the important information you need to know:

 

Move-In Day is Tuesday, January 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Housing Assignments

You can confirm your spring housing assignment and roommate information on your MyHousing Portal at any time. 

 

Selecting a Move-In Time

You can also visit your MyHousing Portal to select your move-in time now through January 14th at 4:30 p.m.  The move-in time selection option is located on your main page underneath the room assignment section.

 

  • To select a move-in time, you must be fully compliant with the university. Please confirm that you are:

    •  Matriculated and registered for at least 6 course credits for the spring 2022
    • Health compliant with an up-to-date health record (including all immunizations and COVID requirements)
    • Financially compliant with an up-to-date payment plan or balance paid in full
    • Complete check-in forms located on your MyHousing Portal underneath the “Applications” tab (available now).

 

COVID Compliance Information

While not required because of the limited availability of tests, we strongly encourage all residents to complete a PCR test within three days prior to arrival for move-in (if you are able to secure an appointment). If you choose to be tested, you do not need to submit your results in advance. 

Especially because we are not requiring a negative test prior to arrival, we implore you to stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms. Seek an antigen test (either by appointment or via  a home kit) to determine whether you might be contagious with COVID before you return to campus.

 

COVID Arrival Testing

All residents must complete a COVID antigen test upon arrival to campus before you will be allowed to move in. You must receive a negative result to be permitted to move in. Testing will only be available between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on January 18th, 2022. More information will be provided in your confirmation e-mail once you select your move-in time.  

 

*Per the CDC, individuals who have had documented COVID-19 within 90 days should not be included in screening testing programs for asymptomatic individuals. If you have tested positive with the past 90 days (anytime between 10/21/2021 - 1/9/2022), please bring printed proof of your positive test result to show the COVID-19 Coordinator (who will be able to exempt you).

 

**Please note: on-campus isolation spaces are extremely limited. Students who test positive upon arrival will be asked to isolate at home. Exceptions may be made for students living at a significant distance from the university.

 

At this time, we will not be offering early move-in. We hope that you enjoy the rest your winter break and we can’t wait to welcome you back to campus!

 

Please reach out via email (reslife@southernct.edu) or phone (203-392-5870) if you have any questions or concerns.

Dear Owls,

 

We hope your holiday season was restful and restorative. We know that many people are facing the challenges posed by increasing COVID cases around the state, but we are thankful that most new cases remain mild, with improved recovery rates. Nevertheless, we understand that some of our students and their families may be experiencing some concerns about the upcoming semester, and we wanted to reassure you of Residence Life's commitment to student safety.

 

We remain committed to upholding:

  • Mask mandates across campus
  • Increased social distancing in the residence halls 
  • Consistent monitoring of the CDC guidelines and all state COVID policies
  • Stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols in all public residential spaces
  • Modified and multimodal programming for the start of the spring semester

 

We are in close contact with the university COVID Coordinator and will work in tandem to ensure that sanitizing supplies are available, testing is completed by residents and staff as directed, and all other COVID precautions are taken.

 

As we remain vigilant in our response to COVID, we are also devoting significant energy to preparing for your return and planning lots of fun programs and activities for the start of 2022. We are so excited for residents to be back on campus and for the warm spring weather that is ahead; we're looking beyond the snowflakes forecast for the end of this week!

 

Please continue to check your email regularly. We will be sending a subsequent message in the coming days with important move-in reminders, sign-up information, COVID pre-arrival/arrival requirements, and compliance information. 

 

We hope you and your family are well. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns: (203) 392-5870 / reslife@southernct.edu.

Hi,

We wanted to make sure you had this important information about the spring 2022.

Your housing assignment for the spring 2022 is: INSERT HOUSING ASSIGNMENT FOR EACH STUDENT.

Your current meal plan is: INSERT MEAL PLAN FOR EACH STUDENT. If you are not a first year student and would like to change to your meal plan for the spring semester, please follow the steps below. The deadline to change your meal plan for the spring 2022 semester is February 1st, 2022.

Steps to change your meal plan:

  • 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 "Meal Plans"
  • Click "Dining Plans"
  • Under “Purchased Meal Plans” select spring 2022 term
  • Click “Change my Meal Plan”
  • Select the circle for the new meal plan you would like to select
  • Click “Purchase Meal Plan"

We hope the winter break is restful and restorative for you all. Please know that we will be eagerly preparing for you to join us on campus! We are continuing to make updates and repairs during your absence and are very excited to launch new and improved outdoor recreation spaces once the warmer weather arrives in the spring. 

Mark your calendars or set a reminder to begin checking your Southern email starting on January 5, 2022. We will be sending additional information about spring move-in, early move-in requests, and more!

Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season and a happy, safe new year! 

The Office of Residence Life

Hi,

Before the semester ends and winter break begins, we wanted to make sure you had this important information about the spring 2022.

Your housing assignment for the spring 2022 is: INSERTED HALL ASSIGNMENT PER EACH RESIDENT

Your current meal plan is: INSERTED MEAL PLAN PER EACH RESIDENT. If you are not a first year student and would like to change to your meal plan for the spring semester, please follow the steps below. The deadline to change your meal plan for the spring 2022 semester is February 1st, 2022.

Steps to change your meal plan:

  • 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 "Meal Plans"
  • Click "Dining Plans"
  • Under “Purchased Meal Plans” select spring 2022 term
  • Click “Change my Meal Plan”
  • Select the circle for the new meal plan you would like to select
  • Click “Purchase Meal Plan"

We hope the winter break is restful and restorative for you all. Please know that while you are away, we will be eagerly preparing for your return! We are continuing to make updates and repairs during your absence and are very excited to launch new and improved outdoor recreation spaces once the warmer weather arrives in the spring. 

Before you leave for break, mark your calendars or set a reminder to begin checking your Southern email starting on January 5, 2022. We will be sending additional information about spring move-in, early move-in requests, and more!

Wishing you health and happiness this holiday season and a happy, safe new year! 

The Office of Residence Life