HOUSING & DINING PROGRAMS JANUARY 2013 E-NEWSLETTER FOR CAMPUS RESIDENTS 2013 Important Dates (Mark your calendars!) Thursday, January 17th Room Selection Information Session at 6:30pm in Letts Formal Lounge Monday, January 21st 2013-2014 RA Applications Available Wednesday, January 23rd Room Selection Information Session at 6:30pm in McDowell Hall Lounge Wednesday, January 23rd Residential Community Cluster Showcase at 8pm in Letts Formal Lounge Monday, January 28th Spring Room Change Process Begins Tuesday, January 29th Spring Meal Plan Change Requests/cancellations due at 5pm Dear Campus Residents, Whether returning to campus after a restful Winter Break or starting up at AU as a new student, I am thrilled to welcome each of you to on-campus housing for a great semester ahead. The spring semester is always my favorite because it begins with cold, wintery weather and gets warmer as we head towards summer rather than the other way around! As I did in the fall semester, I will send email updates to you at the start of each month with important updates. It is my intent to help keep you connected to what's happening in Housing & Dining Programs through these e-newsletters, so I invite you to read these updates with interest as they will be very beneficial to you. If you have any questions about what is written in this message, please contact your Resident Assistant, your Resident Director or our Main Office staff at x3370 or email@example.com. Wednesday, January 30th Off-Campus Housing Fair from 4-6pm in the University Club Sincerely, Friday, February 1st 2013-2014 Housing Applications due at 5pm (no exceptions) Chris Moody Assistant Vice President Housing & Dining Programs Tuesday, February 12th Housing Lottery Information Session at 5pm in Letts Formal Lounge Thursday, February 21st– Wednesday, February 28th Room Selection Process occurs in McDowell/Letts Formal Lounge Wednesday, May 8th Residence Halls close at 12noon New Organic Waste Collection Bins American University is proud to announce the launch of the organic waste collection in the residence halls! Organic waste is anything that was once living (and which isn’t already being recycled), e.g. leftover food, greasy pizza boxes, and anything made from “compostable” or “biodegradable” material, such as plant-based cups and containers. This month, a new waste container labeled “Organic Waste” will be installed on your floor near the kitchen and lounge areas. To learn more about organic waste and composting, please visit the Zero Waste website:www.american.edu/zerowaste and like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZeroWasteAU!