LSU Residential Life 2013 Move-In Day Newsletter
Connect with us @LSUResLife Welcome It is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to returning and new students for the start of another school year. You are part of your residence hall or apartment community, and I encourage you to take advantage of it! Get to know your resident assistant (RA) and the rest of your in-hall staff who is willing to offer advice, information, or guidance on just about anything. Be sure to meet your neighbors at your community’s planned socials, check out any number of LSU student organizations, seek leadership positions in the Residence Hall Association (RHA), or ask about how to make your LSU community a better place to live. We are here to help you Love Purple and Live Gold during your time with us. If you need anything, just let us know. We hope your time at LSU is an exciting and transformational experience. Welcome to LSU Res Life and your new home! On behalf of the staff and all of LSU, I wish you the best. Students with last names beginning with L-Z check in between 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Students with last names beginning with A-K check in between 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This schedule does not apply to Honors College students. They may check in at any time after 8:00 a.m. in order to participate in Honors College events. All students may still check in after 2:00 p.m. by going to their community’s front desk. Find your room key pickup location at lsu.edu/moveinday. Check In Find recommended routes to campus at lsu.edu/moveinday. Driving Steve Waller Executive Director of Residential Life For additional campus maps, visit lsu.edu or download the LSU app for your mobile device. When moving in, please use the designated unloading zones near the entrances of the buildings. Volunteer move-in crews will help quickly unload students’ belongings. We suggest that a family member stay with the student’s belongings until a room key is secured. After unloading, please move vehicle(s) to the back of parking lots or to the parking garage at Union Square to ensure access for other movers. Unattended cars parked in unloading zones or blocking the flow of traffic may be towed at the owner’s expense. Students participating in pre-approved programs may move into their rooms before August 22 to be on campus in time for their program’s start date. Only those students who have a fall 2013 housing assignment and are required by an LSU department or organization to arrive to campus between August 15 (at noon), through August 22, 2013 are allowed to arrive early. Students participating in authorized programs must contact the sponsoring department or organization to request early arrival housing. Unless a program specifically states that housing costs are included in the program’s registration costs, a EARLY ARRIVALS daily cost of $26.23 per night will be added to the student’s fee bill for all days that he or she stays in his or her residence hall room prior to the August 22 move-in day. The total due will be rounded to the nearest dollar. For more information about early arrival, read the FAQs at lsu.edu/moveinday or contact Lynn Livingston, manager in Residential Life, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 225-578-4441. For additional Move-In Day info and helpful packing tips, check out the 2013-14 Living on Campus Handbook at lsu.edu/moveinday. Looking for a way to gain leadership experience, make amazing new friends, organize or participate in huge campus-wide programs when you get to LSU? Perfect, because we have just the organization for you. LSU Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the second-largest student organization at LSU. RHA is composed of an executive staff and several community councils in which you can get involved. RHA is responsible for major programming throughout the year, such as the annual crawfish boil and Splatterbeat, an outrageous night of fun in which students splatter paint on each other while listening to music. RHA also spearheads other efforts, such as policy recommendations within the residence halls, and is the official representation of on-campus residents to LSU’s administration. RHA members will also welcome you either when you move in to your hall or at your first community meeting. However you decide to get involved is great...just do it! Getting involved on campus is a great way to connect with new people, pursue your interests, build a foundation for success, and make a difference. There are so many opportunities for leadership and involvement at LSU, so don’t miss out. You can try RHA, your community council, intramurals, and so much more. Learn more about involvement opportunities in Res Life at lsu.edu/rha or by talking with your RA. GEAUX TECH GREEN YOUR ROOM Use a recycling bin and recycle items rather than throwing them away. Share a mini-fridge, microwave, and TV with your roommate. Use energy efficient light bulbs and dispose of them properly. Use a reusable water bottle. Wash and reuse dishes instead of using paper plates and plastic cups. Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Turn off lights when not in use. Living on campus means you’re always connected. On-campus residents can get tech help from Res Life IT via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 225-578-0560. All residence halls, apartments, outdoor courtyards, and common areas have wireless and wired Internet connectivity. All res hall computer labs have a free-use printer, but residents must provide their own paper. You can sign up for in-room, local telephone service through your myLSU account. 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Get t sLife u/par king meal he dish on plan. y lsudin our camp ing.co us m MOVE -IN CHE CKLIS T DATES TO KNOW Move-In Day festivities don’t end when you unpack your last box. Throughout your first week here, the LSU community will continue to welcome you to campus and help you prepare for a great first semester! With so many activities to choose from, here are a few highlights. Sunday, Aug. 25, 8:00 p.m. Mandatory first floor meeting See your RA for specific location in your res hall or apartment community. Thursday, Aug. 22, 8-10 p.m. Res Hall Welcome Social Main lobby of your community Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Agriculture Res College Welcome and Lunch 4-H Mini Farm If you think you see something wrong on campus, at a school event, or your residence hall or apartment, say something to local authorities. Report suspicious activity immediately by calling the LSU Police Department at 225-578-3231. Always be safe when getting around campus after dark. Call Campus Transit at 225-578-5555 anytime from 5:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. every day for a ride to and from any location(s) on campus at night. Remember: 1) Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. 2) Lock your door and take your keys with you at all times. 3) Always carry your keys and LSU ID with you. 4) Never prop an unattended door open. 5) Never let someone you do not know into your res hall or apartment. STAY SAFE SEE SAY something! something, If you MOVE-IN CREW Moving on campus is an exciting time for you and your family. But we understand it may feel overwhelming doing it alone. Thatâ€™s why we are here to help you on Move-In Day! When you drive up to your res hall or apartment, you will be greeted by our Move-In Day Crew of volunteers in their purple shirts. Your resident assistants and staff will be in their gold shirts. Your in-hall student staff leaders are here to support you in any way they can while you are living on campus. Meet them on Move-In Day and get connected to your community as soon as you get here. For more information about check-in, driving routes, parking, or packing tips, visit lsu.edu/moveinday. MEET Friday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Business Res College Convocation Business Education Complex Friday, Aug. 23, 11 a.m. Herget Res College Convocation Union Theater Saturday, Aug. 24 RHA Block Party See RA for more information Visit lsu.edu/ bengalbound for a complete list of Bengal Bound activities and events. TOUR Every res hall or apartment community on campus is led by a professional res life coordinator (RLC). With a dedicated passion for giving residents the best experiences, RLCs are here to support you! Get to know your RLC before Move-In Day by visiting lsu.edu/ moveinday. Really want to see where youâ€™ll be living in the fall? No problem! Browse guided video tours of res halls and apartments at youtube.com/LSUResLife. Subscribe to our channel for new videos published throughout the summer. LSU Res Life joined Pinterest this summer! For great decoration ideas, follow us at pinterest.com/LSUResLife. From storage tricks to space-saving tips, our boards are packed with fun ideas. Start getting creative before you even move in. CREATE Division of Student Life & Enrollment Department of Residential Life 99 Grace King Hall . Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit 733 Baton Rouge, LA MOVE IN DAY 8.22.13 TWEET QUESTIONS Find yourself pondering those “random questions” and not sure where to get answers? Send your questions out to the Twittersphere! Tweet us @LSUResLife and we will help you in 140 characters or less. Don’t forget to follow us for the latest news and updates about Move-In Day and all things LSU. GET CRAFTY n I k c Che CONNECT WITH US Hop over to Facebook and get to know us before moving in to your res hall or apartment. You can also find great photos and more info about your community by “liking” our page at facebook.com/LSUResLife. Be a part of the buzz before you get to campus in August! So you’ve toured, met your roomie, and are ready to start shopping? Follow us at pinterest.com/ LSUResLife for great decorating ideas. Let the pinning begin! TAKE A TOUR Really want to see where you’ll be living in the fall? No problem! Browse guided video tours of our res halls and apartments at youtube.com/LSUResLife. Subscribe to our channel for new videos published throughout the summer. START PACKING Thinking about bringing everything but the kitchen sink to campus? Find helpful packing tips and Move-In Day info at lsu.edu/moveinday.