ODU VA IRE Move-In Guide 2013
Housing & Residence Life VIRGINIA & IRELAND HOUSE MOVE-IN GUIDE Enter the Quad area from 48th Street off Powhatan Avenue; staff will be there to direct you! Exit Only ARRIVING TO CAMPUS Saturday, August 24, 2013 All Virginia and Ireland House residents should arrive on campus Saturday, August 24, 2013. Residents will check in at the Virginia House Community Room (located on the map by the green dot). Move-in times are assigned according to the ﬁrst letter of your last name. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Last names beginning with the letters W-Z 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Last names beginning with the letters S-V 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Last names beginning with the letters O-R 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Last names beginning with the letters K-N 2:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m. Last names beginning with the letters G-J 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Last names beginning with the letters D-F 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Last names beginning with the letters A-C In order to check-in, you must have your ODU identiﬁcation card. Once arriving, our staff will activate your ID for your meal plan and building access. EARLY ARRIVAL If you need to arrive early to campus due to a required University sponsored activity, including Preview, you can submit an Early Arrival Request. A $25.00 fee will be assessed to your student account for every night you check in prior to August 24th. Please check with your University sponsored group to determine if the group is paying for your arrival or if you will be responsible for the costs. Please visit our website beginning August 1 for more information regarding requesting an early arrival. LATE ARRIVAL ODU ID CARD If you have not gotten your University ID card you must proceed to the Monarch Card Center, located in the Webb Center, prior to checking in. If you will not be arriving to campus on the date of your scheduled move-in, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, building assignment and University Identification Number (UIN) number to alert us of your arrival date. BEFORE MOVING TO CAMPUS CHECKLIST Review the “What to Bring/ What Not to Bring” to campus list on the housing website: www.odu.edu/housing Contact your roommate(s) Read the Housing & Residence Life Policies and Procedures Handbook located on our website Purchase and pack necessary items Review family insurance for covering belongings while staying with us Get your ODU ID card PARKING & TRANSPORTATION Parking permits will be on sale August 1. If you are bringing a car to campus, you can order your parking pass on-line through the Parking & Transportation Services website: www.odu.edu/af/parking/ in advance of your arrival. Additionally, the shuttle bus schedules and routes are posted on www.odutransit.com. ROOM FURNISHINGS All rooms come with basic furnishings to meet your everyday needs. You will have a closet, desk with chair, dresser and bed. Additionally, apartments include a sofa, two chairs and dining room table. If you would like to see your speciﬁc room style, ﬂoor plans are located on our website for each individual building. GARBAGE & RECYCLING Garbage and packing items tend to create a lot of waste during move in. Please consider unpacking appliances from boxes or removing tubes from carpets prior to arriving to reduce packing materials. Additionally, we ask that you not leave trash in the hallways. There are dumpsters for waste disposal conveniently located near each building. SHIPPING ITEMS If you would like to mail some of your belongings prior to arriving on campus, you may do so by contacting our ofﬁce for details and addresses. If items are shipped in advance, please note the residence halls do not begin mail delivery until the ﬁrst week of classes so it is best not to mail items you will need upon your immediate arrival to campus. MEAL PLANS You can begin using your meal plan on August 23rd. You have the option to change your meal plan one time during the Meal Plan Change Period; you can change your meal plan online at www.odu.edu/cardcenter starting August 30th through September 7th for the fall semester and/or January 14th through January 18th for the spring semester. If you need additional information please stop in the Card Center located in Webb University Center to pick up a meal plan brochure, visit www.odu.edu/cardcenter, or email email@example.com PROPERTY INSURANCE Prior to moving to campus review your family’s insurance to determine if your belongings will be covered while you attend ODU. Your family’s homeowners insurance may cover this. If your family’s homeowners insurance does not provide coverage, we recommend you purchase renters insurance. ODU is not liable for your personal belongings while you reside on campus. Pack smart! Use boxes and bags to allow for quicker move-in PETS If you would like a companion while at college we do allow fish to accompany you to ODU. Otherwise, please do not bring pets to visit or live with you while you reside on campus. BICYCLE REGISTRATION As part of the City of Norfolk compliance, all bikes on campus need to be registered. The University Police are happy to assist you with registration at either of their locations in the University Village or Powhatan Apartments. DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS Check-in will be in the Dominion House Community Room, located on the corner of 49th St. and Elkhorn Ave. From the North: 1. Take I-95 south toward Richmond 2. Exit at 84A (left exit) onto I-295 south, follow signs for Norfolk/ VA Beach. 3. Off I-295 south take exit 28A onto I-64 east 4. Continue on I-64E until exit 276, VA 406/Naval base/ Terminal Blvd., proceed to exit. 5. Stay to the right on the exit ramp to reach Terminal Blvd. 6. Continue through two traffic lights; at the third light make a left onto Hampton Blvd. 7. Follow Hampton Blvd. until you reach 49th St.; make a right onto 49th St. then follow the map on the previous page. From the South: 1. Take I-85 north or I-95 north to Route 58 east. 2. Follow Route 58 east to I-264 east toward Portsmouth/ Norfolk. 3. Go through the Downtown Tunnel and follow the signs to St. Paul’s Blvd. Make the right turn onto St. Paul’s Blvd. 4. At the third light make a left onto Brambleton Ave. Stay on Brambleton Ave. until you see signs for Hampton Blvd./ODU. 5. Bear right onto Hampton Blvd. 6. Follow Hampton Blvd until you reach 49th St.; make a left onto 49th St. then follow the map on the previous page. SMOKING INTERNET & CABLE Smoking is prohibited inside all of our residential facilities. If you do smoke, you Your housing fee includes wireless, must be at least 20 feet away from the high-speed internet access and cable outside of the building. television service. If you need help getting connected once you arrive to campus your Resident Assistant will be LAUNDRY FACILITIES You will have 30 loads or 60 starts, each happy to assist you. semester, for the laundry machines located in each residence hall, available via your ODU ID card. You may add additional funding to your card via the Card Center Office located in the Webb Center. FORGET SOMETHING? Our fully stocked campus bookstore will be open Saturday, August 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. HOUSEKEEPING Our housekeeping staff is responsible for cleaning the common areas of the building. We recommend you bring cleaning supplies for your personal space, including your bathroom. MONARCH MOVERS HRL is seeking volunteers for move-in on August 22, 23 & 24 to be a part of our Monarch Move-in crew. Monarch Movers help incoming students carry their items into their rooms and welcome them to ODU. Visit our website for more information or to sign up to participate! Trafﬁc will be heavy make sure you follow the provided directions! Suggested Packing List Bedding Extra long twin sheet sets, blankets, quilts or comforters, pillows, pillowcases Home Decor Area rugs, posters, plants, photo albums, memo boards Common Acronyms in HRL AHD - Assistant Hall Director DR- Desk Receptionist HRL - Housing & Residence Life NDR - Night Desk Receptionist OA - Office Assistant P.O.D.- Provisions on Demand are campus convenient stores located in Dominion House and on Monarch Way in the University Village Quad - Residence Halls located in the center of campus (Scotland, England, Virginia, Ireland, France and Dominion houses) RA - Resident Assistant RCR - Room Condition Report RHA - Residence Hall Association RHD - Residence Hall Director SCA - Summer Conference Assistant TED - Ted Constant Convocation Center UIN- University Identification Number Important Paperwork Medical insurance card, University paperwork, insurance paperwork, car registration (if applicable), bank information Cleaning Supplies Sponges, disinfectant wipes, dish and laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner, broom, mop, mop bucket, vacuum, fabric softener, stain remover, paper towels, garbage bags Bath Bath towels, washcloths, bath mat, bathrobe, shower caddy, personal hygiene products, toilet paper, tissue Bedroom Clothes, desk lamp, hangers, laundry basket, storage tubs/ organizers, iron, ironing board, coffee maker (w/ auto off) Medical Supplies First-aid kit, prescription medication, cold medicines School Supplies Notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, highlighters, scissors, tape, stapler, calendar, calculator, backpack Electronics Television, cell phone, stereo and speakers, DVD player, camera, batteries, WiFi ready computer, printer; printer paper, surge protectors, Ink cartridges, ďŹ‚ash drive/ CDs, mini-fridge (up to 4.3 cu. ft.) CONTACT US: Housing & Residence Life If you own a dolly, bring it with you; it can save you time unloading! 4603 Elkhorn Ave, Suite 1208 Norfolk, VA 23529 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (757) 683-4283 Fax: (757)683-4863 www.odu.edu/housing www.facebook/ODUHousingandResLife Important Dates: August 24: First day of classes August 26: Tuition, Room and Board Fees Due September 2: Labor Day - No Classes (Halls are open) September 3: Last day to add and drop classes October 12-15: Fall Break - No Classes (Halls are open) November 11-22: Spring class registration period November 27: Residence halls close at 10 a.m. for Thanksgiving Break December 1: Residence halls re-open at 10 a.m. December 6: Classes End/Exams begin December 14: Residence Halls close at 10 a.m. for semester break January 12: Residence Halls re-open at 10 a.m. January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes March 8: Residence Halls close at 10 a.m. for Spring Break March 16: Residence Halls re-open at 10 a.m. May 10: Residence Halls end of year closing at 10 a.m.