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January 2012 UNCW office of housing and residence life division of student affairs www.uncw.edu/housing Creating Experiences for Life

2012-2013 Returning Student Room Selection Sign-up Begins Feb. 6

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t’s the time of year to be thinking about 2012–13 housing plans. In order to be eligible for on-campus housing, students must complete a housing contract and pay a $105 non-refundable housing contract fee five business days prior to their expected sign-up or pull-in time. Luckily for you, it’s simple and entirely online!* How to contract: 1. Go to mySeaport beginning on January 25, 2012. 2. Click “Contract and Payment” link. 3. Complete the process. *If unable to complete the housing contract online, please come into the Office of Housing and Residence Life, and complete a contract, and make the payment in person. Room selection will begin at 10 a.m. on the first day listed and remain open until 4:30 p.m. on the last day listed. For example, if you’re selecting your room during Stage 1, the process will open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 7 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. If you need help completing the process, please come to the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

SEAHAWK CROSSING, SEAHAWK LANDING, SEHAWK VILLAGE Students who sign up for lease-based Seahawk Crossing (2 & 4), Seahawk Landing or Seahawk Village should note that the terms of their lease agreement end on July 17, 2013, unless they select to live in lease-based housing for the 2013-14 academic year (i.e. have a continuous lease agreement). Housing and Residence Life will facilitate room changes in lease-based housing through a transition process for students who select a different lease-based space for the 2013-14 academic year. Students should be available for the month of July and the first week of August to facilitate this move. RECLAIM ROOM (ACADEMIC YEAR & LEASE-BASED)

Stage 1 Monday–Tuesday, Feb. 6-7 Returning students currently living in the Village, Landing or Crossing can reclaim their current room. Students cannot pull in roommate(s) during this time. Stage 2 Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 8-9 Returning students currently living in the Village, Landing or Crossing who reclaimed their current room in Stage 1 may pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen or newly admitted transfer students, during this time. Students cannot reclaim their room during this time. Open Room Sign-up (Academic Year & Lease-based) Monday –Tuesday, Feb. 13-14 (Times based on class level)

Students living in lease-based Village, Landing or Crossing (2&4) can move anywhere in lease-based Village, Landing or Crossing (2&4). Students living in academic year Crossing (1&3) can move anywhere in academic year Crossing (1&3). Students can pull in roommates of any class standing except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. Class levels build upon each other beginning on Monday; once you are able to access the system, your permission remains active until the end of this stage. Seniors: Monday 10 a.m. to Noon Juniors: Noon to 2 p.m. Sophomores: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, all students who are eligible for this phase may sign up for spaces. Rising Seniors (Village & Landing Only) Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 15-16 Rising seniors currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a space in either the Village or Landing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. Rising Juniors (Village & Landing Only) Monday–Tuesday, Feb. 20-21 Rising juniors currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a space in either the Village or Landing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. ROOM ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON GPA For the first day of each phase, eligible students are able to access the system according to the following GPA-based

On the Cover: Campus Dining Services, Wagoner Hall. Photo by UNCW/ Jamie Moncrief.

schedule. Once students are able to access the system, their permission remains active until the end of that phase. 4.0: 10 to 11 a.m. 3.29 – 3.0: 2 to 3 p.m. 3.99 – 3.7: 11 a.m. to Noon 2.99 – 2.5: 3 to 4 p.m. 3.69 – 3.5: Noon to 1 p.m. 2.49 – 2.0: 4 to 5 p.m. 3.49 – 3.3: 1 to 2 p.m. 1.99 – 0.0: 5 p.m. *For the following sophomore and junior assignments, please refer to the above schedule. Rising Sophomores (Village & Landing Only) Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 22-23 (Based on GPA) Rising sophomores currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a space in either the Village or Landing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. On Wednesday, eligible students need to refer to the GPA-based schedule. On Thursday, eligible students may sign up any time, regardless of GPA. Rising Juniors (Academic Year Crossing Only) Monday–Tuesday, Feb. 27-28 (Based on GPA) Rising juniors currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for an academic year space in Seahawk Crossing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. On Monday, eligible students need to refer to the GPA-based schedule. On Tuesday, eligible students may sign up any time, regardless of GPA. Rising Sophomores (Academic Year Crossing Only) Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 29- Mar. 1 (Based on GPA) Rising sophomores currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for an academic year space in Seahawk Crossing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. On Wednesday, eligible students need to refer to the GPA-based schedule. On Thursday, eligible students may sign up any time, regardless of GPA. Rising Juniors (Lease-based Crossing Only) Monday–Tuesday, Mar. 5-6 (Based on GPA) Rising juniors currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a lease-based space in Seahawk Crossing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. On Monday, eligible students need to refer to the GPA-based

schedule. On Tuesday, eligible students may sign up any time, regardless of GPA. Rising Sophomores (Lease-based Crossing Only) Wednesday–Thursday, Mar. 7-8 (Based on GPA) Rising sophomores currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a lease-based space in Seahawk Crossing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students. On Wednesday, eligible students need to refer to the GPA-based schedule. On Thursday, eligible students may sign up any time, regardless of GPA. Rising Seniors (Seahawk Crossing) Friday, Mar. 9 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) Based on availability, rising seniors currently living anywhere on campus can sign up for a lease-based space in Seahawk Crossing. They can pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students.

TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC YEAR HOUSING: (University Suites ONLY) Reclaim Room

Stage 1 Wednesday–Thursday, Mar. 21-22 Returning students currently living in University Suites housing can reclaim their current room. Students cannot pull in roommates(s) during this time. Stage 2 Monday–Tuesday, Mar. 26-27 Returning students currently living in University Suites housing who reclaimed their current room in stage 1 may pull in roommate(s) of any class level, except for newly entering freshmen and newly admitted transfer students, during this time.

Open Room Sign-Up Students currently living ON campus

Thursday, March 29 (until all available spaces are full) This sign-up time is for students who are currently living on campus.

Students currently living OFF campus Monday, April 9 (until all available spaces are full) This sign-up time is for students who are currently living off campus.

Ready, Set, Go!

Tips for a Successful Semester A new semester brings excitement, new classes, and for some students, a fresh start. The beginning of the semester is the perfect time for you to think about what you want to accomplish in the next few months and HOW you plan to accomplish it. Here are some tips to help start the semester off right. • Review the syllabus – You should review each syllabus right away and review it very carefully. Write important due dates on your calendar, become familiar with attendance policies, buy the required texts, and know what to expect. If you have questions about the policies and procedures of the class, now is the time to ask your professor. • Get organized – Start using a planner or calendar, create a notebook and note-taking system, and know where things are from the beginning. • Meet the professors – You should visit professors during office hours to introduce yourself or ask any initial questions. Most students wait until they get the first test grade to talk to professors. Getting to know them early allows the class experience to be more personal (especially for large lectures) and shows initiative. • Get involved – Without overdoing it, you should seek out at least one activity, club, or organization to commit to for the semester. You will meet new people, learn things about yourself, and add to your campus experience. • Establish a routine – You must decide how to use free time between classes (go back to the room to take a nap or go to the library to review class notes?). You should also build study time into your daily schedule, figure out where to study and what to accomplish. • Get help as soon as it’s needed – You should not wait until mid-term to request tutoring or to attend Supplemental Instruction sessions. If you are registered for a course you might struggle in, you should request a tutor. If you start to see concerns, academically or personally, make an appointment with a tutor and talk to professors. • Over-prepare for the first test or paper – Lots of students don’t know what to expect on a first test and don’t prepare adequately. They figure they can just make it up with the other tests. You should over-prepare for the first test or paper, so that you are ready for anything. You should study all your notes, read the textbook and start preparing early. Not to mention, talk to your professors to get a better sense of how tests will be structured and how to best prepare. • Meet with your academic advisor – You should schedule an appointment with your University College advisor to review your schedule of courses (preferably before add/drop), to help set goals, to get connected to resources, and to address any questions or potential concerns right away.

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” - Alan Kay University College • Westside Hall • 910.962.3245 www.uncw.edu/uc • uc@uncw.edu

Important Spring 2012 Dates and Deadlines:

January 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday – No classes January 18 – Last day to drop / add classes; registration closes at 9 p.m. February 28 – Last Day to withdraw with “W” March 10-18 – Spring Break – No classes April 9 – Pre-registration for summer and fall terms May 2-8 – Final Exams

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Technology Assistance for Students

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Need help with a technology or computing issue? Get answers at AskTAC, UNCW’s self-service knowledge base, available 24 hours a day (https://asktac.uncw.edu). Students should log in with their UNCW email username and password to view the complete range of topics. AskTAC provides answers to questions on UNCW-specific applications and also on standard industry applications like Blackboard, Adobe, Mac, Microsoft, Word, Excel and more. Need in-person computing assistance? Stop by the Technology Assistance Center (TAC), conveniently located in Randall Library. View their website for hours at www.uncw.edu/tac. • TAC phone: 910-962-HELP (4357) • TAC email: tac@uncw.edu

FREE Antivirus Software for Students UNCW students receive free Symantec Antivirus/Endpoint software. For details on installing the software, go to www. uncw.edu/virus. If you have questions, contact the TAC at 910-962-HELP (4357).

Reminder: Plug It In! For the fastest, most secure connection, you should plug your computer into the Ethernet port in your room.

CHWK Goes Digital

UNCW Television Improvements New Channels! New HD!

Great news! The CHWK—your campus news and movies television network—has completed a major upgrade to HD. We heard your request for digital stream and more movie content; thus, the Residence Life Cinema contract was renegotiated to bring you movie content in all digital format with many titles in digital high-definition! See these movies and more on CHWK 77.1 & 77.2. Here’s the breakdown: • The CHWK is now being broadcast on digital channel 77.1 (with movies and UNCW news) and digital channel 77.2 (UNCW news only). • Previously, the CHWK was available on analog 77 (news and movies) and analog 78 (news only). • As of this semester, channel 78 is no longer available, and channel 77 is continuing to broadcast an analog version of the HD movie channel for those who do not have an HD TV. This analog channel will be in place until 2013. • To pick up the digital changes on your TV, please “rescan” or “retune” the network using your television menu.

New UNCW Channels

Removed UNCW Channels

You gave us your opinions, and we listened! The UNCW cable channels now include the following new channels which YOU requested in the Cable TV survey sent out this past fall. The new channels are as follows: • AMC - American Movie • NatGeo Wild Classics • TruTV • VH1 Classic • Hallmark Movie Chan• Cooking Channel nel • TeenNick • Discovery Fit & Health • Encore

To make room for these new channels, the following channels are no longer in the cable line-up, also based on your feedback in the fall survey. Removed channels are as follows: • • • • •

CNBC Hallmark CNN Headline News Lifetime Real Women CSPAN

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CSPAN2 TBN – Trinity Broadcast Network Galavision Univision

Reel Good Fun

For January’s schedule, visit www.uncw.edu/stuaff/housing/involvement/chwk.html or scan the QR code to go directly there on your smart phone!.

The Hangover Part 2 Sun. 11 am Sun. 12 am Tues. 9 pm Fri. 9 pm Sat. 6 pm

Friends With Benefits Sun. 6 pm Wed. 6 9m Thur. 9 pm Sat. 9 pm

The Change Up Sun. 9 pm Mon. 9 pm Wed. 12 am Fri. 912 am

Harry Potter DH Part 2 Mon. 12 am Wed. 9 pm Fri. 6 pm Sat. 12 am

Pineapple Express Mon. 6 pm Thur. 12 am

Wedding Crashers Tues. 12 am Sat. 2 pm

Step Brothers Sun. 2 pm Thur. 6 pm

Driving Miss Daisy Tues. 6 pm Sat. 11 am

Roomers Needs Your HELP! Tired of the current Roomers covers? Want to see your picture

there instead? Now is your chance! Roomers is now accepting entries for its March cover and we need your help! The requirements for entry are simple: • UNCW related, preferably involving students • Portrait layout, 8.5 “ x 11” • 300 pixels per inch (the higher the resolution the better) • Send attached to an email with Roomers Cover Entry as the subject line to Danielle Ferrell (drf5657@uncw.edu) • Include any details you wish to include about your photos contents.. Once all the entries are in, we will post them to the UNCW HRL Facebook (www.facebook.com/UNCW.HRL) and allow students to vote on their top three. We will select the winner from these three finalists, whom will receive credit on Roomers’ first page. Get started today!

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Now, Go AWAY

ot ready to be back from the holiday break? Then go away! UNCW’s diverse education abroad programs offer you an invaluable opportunity to study abroad and experience the world. With more than 500 programs in more than 50 countries, there are options available that can meet personal goals, academic interests and budget concerns. Financial aid can be used for any study abroad program; scholarships are available and course credit can be earned for all courses taken abroad. During the spring semester the Office of International Programs will be accepting applications for programs that take place over the summer, fall semester and next academic year. UNCW faculty led programs are also a great way to earn credit and gain international experience. This summer’s faculty led programs are diverse in destination and course offerings. For a complete list of programs, summer and beyond, visit: www. uncw.edu/international/abroad/places.html. Get started today and come to a study abroad information session, where we will provide all the information you need to find the right program for you! Join us every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. through May 11 at our Office of International Programs An international experience is an integral part of any education. We encourage you to get started today. It’s a world of opportunities! Office of International Programs 118 Friday Annex 910.962.3685 www.uncw.edu/international

Winter Weather Reminders

Although we have not seen much winter weather yet, it may be just around the corner. Remember UNCW’s winter weather procedures in case of snow and ice: • “It is the policy of UNCW to maintain normal operations to the extent that this can be accomplished in a safe manner during conditions of snow and ice.” • If we have snow and/or ice, the Chancellor and Crisis Decision Team will make a determination of the severity of the weather and if the University will officially close or have a delayed opening. • To find out about UNCW closings and delayed openings, call the Emergency Information Hotline at 910.962.3991 or toll free at 888.657.5751, check the UNCW homepage and safety Web site (www.uncw. edu/safetyandemergency), check your e-mail and pay close attention to local media. • “Priority will be given to supporting essential services to include supporting students in residence.” • Residential buildings are first priority when restoring telecommunications, electricity, HVAC, and plumbing. • Campus Dining will ensure that there are adequate stocks of food supplies on hand for students who live on campus.

Have a fun and safe winter season!

Who’s Who In Housing Director of Housing and Residence Life

Brad Reid reidb@uncw.edu

Interim Associate Director of Residence Life

A. Kristen Tucker tuckera@uncw.edu

Associate Director of Operations

Assistant Director for Technology And Communications

Sean E. Ahlum ahlums@uncw.edu

Assistant Director for Business Operations

Nate Miner minern@uncw.edu

Nic Troutman troutmann@uncw.edu

Residence coordinators:

The residence coordinator (RC) is a full-time, live-in professional with a masters degree, who reports to the associate director of residence life. These individuals are assigned to administer a specific residence hall or area, supervise a graduate assistant, the resident assistants, coordinate the educational, social and recreational programs, and enforce university policy. Belk/University Apartments

Seahawk Crossing

Cornerstone/International/Honors

Suites/Schwartz

Galloway

Seahawk Landing

Graham/Hewlett

Seahawk Village

Adrienne Strain straina@uncw.edu

Jemilia Harrison harrisonj@uncw.edu Bradley Davis davisb@uncw.edu Justin Wojcik wojcikj@uncw.edu

Lindsey McDaniel mcdaniell@uncw.edu Justin Inscoe inscoej@uncw.edu

Katie Kolkmeier kolkmeierk@uncw.edu Clifton Williams williamscd@uncw.edu

How to Contact UNCW Housing and Residence Life For general inquiries, you can reach the UNCW Office of Housing and Residence Life at 910.962.3241, e-mail sampselm@uncw.edu, or visit the UNCW HRL office located across from the entrance to Schwartz Hall. To keep up with what’s going on at UNCW Housing, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UNCW.HRL or Twitter @UNCWHRL!

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Roomers January 2012