Roomers May 2012
The Office of Housing and Residence Lifea at the University of North Carolina Wilmington pressents May Roomers2012, a monthly publication for resident students.
roomers whatâ€™s happeninâ€™ in the UNCW residence halls twitter.com/UNCWHRL facebook.com/uncw.Housing May 2012 UNCW office of housing and residence life division of student affairs www.uncw.edu/housing Creating Experiences for Life Transition Process: May 2012 Things You Need to Know: • You MUST make an appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA) to check out of your current space. • Check out appointment sign-up sheets will be available in Residence Halls no later than Tuesday, May 1. Please see your RA for more information. • The Office of Housing and Residence Life DOES NOT guarantee that your selected space for the summer will be available before the residence halls close at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. • ALL notifications regarding pre-summer room changes will be sent via your UNCW e-mail account. • ONLY graduating seniors are pre-approved to remain in their current spaces through 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. • Unless your are a graduating senior, participating in the May transition process or otherwise approved by the director of the Office of Housing and Residence Life, you MUST vacate your spring assignment no later than 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 9. May Transition Group Information Lease Based Housing to Leased Based Housing Option Seahawk Village, Landing and Seahawk Crossing Bldgs. 2 &4 If your spring assignment is in leased-based housing and your summer assignment is in leased-based housing: • You can remain in your spring assignment until the Summer Assignment is available. • You will be contacted by the Assistant Director of Business Operations to move into your new space. • Upon notification, you will have 48 hours to vacate your spring assignment. Summer School Housing Option (Belk Hall) If you currently live on campus and your summer assignment is in Belk Hall: • You may remain in your spring assignment until noon Sunday, May 13. • You should check into Belk Hall between noon and 2 p.m. at the front desk of Belk Hall. • You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Academic Year Housing to Leased-Based Housing Option If your spring assignment is in academic year housing and your summer assignment is in leased-based housing, then: • If your room becomes available prior to May 9, you can move directly into your summer assignment. • You will be notified via UNCW e-mail when your space is ready and MUST check out by 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13. • If your summer assignment does NOT become available prior to May 9, then there are three options: • You can remove all your belongings from campus no later than 10 a.m. Sunday, May 13, and return to campus upon notification that their space has become available. • Your can plan to move into a transitional space and should go to Seahawk Crossing (SC) Building 3 between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. • You can choose to use SC Bldg. 3 as a temporary storage location and not actually stay in Seahawk Crossing throughout the transition process. • Come to SC Bldg. 3 to check in prior to bringing all your belongings to SC Bldg. 3. It is possible that your summer assignment will be ready to move into directly. • You will be able to remain in SC Bldg. 3 until your leased-based space becomes available. • You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13. Important Check in will be between noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13. You MUST check out of your spring assignment no later than 5 p.m. May 13. For more information contact your RA or call the Office of Housing and Residence Life at 910.962.3241 Find Oceans of Opportunity Dive Into SeaWork! I n 2006, the UNCW Career Center began hosting SeaWork, a centralized database for student to get up to the minute information on current part time and full time jobs and internships. Upon completion of orientation every summer, students are provided a free account in SeaWork for life. The staff of the Career Center does extensive research to identify relevant jobs for students and alumni. Since January, over 1500 new postings where added to SeaWork! This semester, SeaWork partnered with internships.com, indeed.com, collegemonster.com, careerookie.com, and careerbuilder.com to grow the number of postings by the thousands. Go online and visit www.myseawork.com to search for the perfect position for you. While we know technology is a powerful tool to jump-start your job search, never forget the power of the people in your life – your natural network! For every 2 jobs you find online, there are 8 more you will never see in print. Look to family, friends, roommates, faculty, advisors, speakers in classes, and RAs (your natural network) to learn what they know about job openings. Be proactive and tell your support system you are looking. You never know who knows who and who may be hiring. Before you begin networking, make certain that you have a resume ready to go. The staff at the Career Center can help you with resume writing and will partner with you to develop a custom job search strategy. Want to e-mail your resume? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prefer to meet us in person? Call 910.962.3174 to set up a time or drop in 2 – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday! We are located in Fisher University Union 2035, right above Dittos Copy Center. For more information, contact: Leslie K. Wright Assistant Director UNCW Career Center email@example.com QofL Survey Winners! Thank you to all the students who participated in the Quality of Life Survey (QofL) survey. The QofL survey helps us to evaluate the general well-being of students living on campus. From residence halls to activities offered we wanted to know how you felt about the UNCW community. In addition, we would like to congratulate the following students for winning the QofL random drawing. • Jessica Rudolph • Taylor Deese • Dana Clark Again, thank you all for participating, we really appreciate it! COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE From University College As the semester comes to a close, the academic advisors in University College want to provide you with information about your grades, academic standing and important SeaNet dates. Spring 2012 Grades and Academic Standing Final grades can be viewed on SeaNet by following this sequence: SeaNet >> Student Services and Financial Aid >> Student Records >> Final Grades >> Select Term • Paper grades are not mailed home. Students can view grades as they are posted. Instructors enter them at different times. All grades will be in the system by Tuesday, May 15th. Grade point averages will be finalized a few days after that. You will be able to see your GPA on your academic transcript in SeaNet. • Understand FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Parents cannot have access to your educational records without your written permission. To learn more about FERPA go to http://www.uncw.edu/reg/records-ferpa.htm Dean’s List To be included in the Dean’s List at the close of each semester, students must meet one of the following criteria: • Students carrying 12-14 hours must earn a grade point average of 3.50 or better with no grade less than B (3.00). • Students carrying 15 hours or more must earn a grade point average of 3.20 or better with no grade less than B (3.00). • Students participating in the Honors Program who are carrying 12-14 total hours but are not receiving a grade for the current semester of honors work shall be eligible for the Dean’s List if their grade point average on the remaining 9-11 hours otherwise meets current standards for the Dean’s List. • Students carrying 11 hours or fewer are not eligible for the Dean’s List. Pass/fail hours will not be used in the calculation of Dean’s List. Academic Probation Anytime your cumulative grade point average is below a 2.0, you are considered on academic probation. • Students whose cumulative GPA is below a 2.0 will be limited to enrolling in no more than 14 hours the following semester. • Students will be notified by the Registrar’s Office if they need to adjust their fall 2012 schedules. Below Retention-Academically Ineligible UNCW policy specifies that unless you meet the cumulative GPA retention requirement (see chart on next page) by the conclusion of the spring semester, you will be declared academically ineligible to return for the following fall and spring semesters. Students declared ineligible are allowed to make up deficiencies during summer sessions immediately following the spring semester. Ineligibility can only be removed by taking classes at UNCW. Total Quality (GPA) Hours & Transfer Hourse 1 to 45 46 or More GPA Required for Eligibility to Continue in the University 1.75 2.00 Academic Probation 1.75 to 1.99 If you are not eligible to continue you should contact your academic advisor immediately to arrange an appointment prior to the start of summer classes. Your academic advisor can assist you with developing an academic recovery plan in order to regain academic eligibility for the upcoming fall semester. Do not delay in meeting with your advisor prior to May 17th! â€˘ Summer Session I â€˘ Summer Session II May 17th - June 19th June 27th - July 27th Below 1.0 Based on academic policy, if your grade point average for the spring semester is below 1.0, you will be dismissed at the end of spring 2012. You can appeal to return, and if the appeal is granted, you will be allowed to return under specific conditions. The current UNCW catalogue states: Full-time students (at least 12 hours) who do not earn at least a 1.0 semester GPA and pass at least nine academic hours in any semester will be reviewed by the appropriate dean to determine academic eligibility. If you fall in this category, contact your academic advisor immediately and look for an e-mail from University College. The e-mail will outline the steps you must take in order for you to appeal your dismissal. There are strict deadlines associated with the appeal process. You WILL be allowed to enroll in the upcoming summer terms regardless of your appeal outcome. It is strongly encouraged that if you fall in this category that you attend summer school here at the university. 0.0 GPA Based on academic policy, full-time (at least 12 hours) students who earn a 0.0 GPA in any semester will be dismissed from the university and will not be permitted to enroll for two consecutive regular semesters. You can appeal to return, and if the appeal is granted, you will be allowed to return under specific conditions. If you fall in this category, contact your academic advisor immediately and look for an e-mail from University College. The e-mail will outline the steps you must take in order for you to appeal your dismissal. There are strict deadlines associated with the appeal process. You WILL be allowed to enroll in the upcoming summer terms regardless of your appeal outcome. Again, it is strongly encouraged that if you fall in this category that you attend summer school here at the university. Your Fall 2011 Course Schedule If you have questions about grades, academic standing or your fall 2012 schedule, you should contact your Academic Advisor before leaving for the summer break. In addition, during the summer break you should continue to check your UNCW email. Academic advisors continue to communicate with their students over the summer. If your advisor is unavailable during the summer, contact University College for assistance. Important SeaNet Dates When does SeaNet close & re-open for fall & summer? See link for dates: www.uncw.edu/reg/ calendars-events.htm University College, DePaolo Hall 910-962-3245 www.uncw.edu/uc firstname.lastname@example.org Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated! By: Ashley Perrone, Health Promotion Peer Educator Whether you are staying in Wilmington for the summer or going home, one important thing to consider during periods of hot weather is your hydration levels. Most signs of dehydration include dizziness, weakness, and/or headaches. No one wants any of these symptoms to ruin their summer. Dehydration is a serious matter. To make it a little easier for you, we have come up with a couple of things you can do this summer to keep your body hydrated and fully replenished. First, keep a water bottle with you at all times — it’s easy to refill at water fountains. If you have plans to be out all day, it may be wise to pack a cooler with plenty of water and even Gatorade in it to make sure you’re hydrated. Remember to recycle all your single-use plastic bottles as well! Secondly, when exercising, especially in the heat, be sure to drink plenty of water before, during and after your workout to make sure that your body doesn’t dehydrate as a result of your activity. Lastly, eat your water! Consume as many fruits and vegetables as you would like because these foods naturally have water in them. Try to add a little more fruits and veggies into your diet and you are sure to feel replenished all summer long. Don’t let dehydration bring you down this summer! Follow these simple tips and be sure to drink plenty of water for a “fun-in-the-sun” kind of summer. For more information, contact UNCW Health Promotion, 910.962.4135 and on the web at www. uncw.edu/healthpromo. On The CHWK Network (Channel 77) The following movies will be playing throughout the month of May on Channel 77. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Get Him to the Greek The Three Musketeers She’s Out of My Dinner for League Schmucks Mon., 12 a.m. Tue., 6 p.m. Fri., 9 p.m. Sat., 2 p.m. Sun., 9 p.m. Tues., 9 p.m. Fri., 12 a.m. Sat., 6 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m. Wed., 6 p.m. Thur. 9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. Sun., 6 p.m. Wed., 9 p.m. Sat., 12 a.m. Couples Retreat The Tourist Mon., 6 p.m. Thur., 12 a.m. Tue., 12 a.m. Fri., 6 p.m. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Sun., 11 a.m. Mon., 9 p.m. Wed., 12 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. Sun., 12 a.m. Thur., 6 p.m. Discounts on Computers & Software Roomers Reel Good Fun Tech Corner @ Need a new computer or updated software? Take advantage of student academic discounts to purchase: • Apple Computers • Dell Computers • $29.99 - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade (32-bit or 64-bit version) • $29.99 - Microsoft Office Professional 2010 for Windows • $29.99 - Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC • $85.00 - 4-year subscription to LoJack (computer recovery software) If you are interested in purchasing a computer, you can order online via the UNCW Apple Store or UNCW Dell Store at: www.uncw.edu/computers. If you wish to purchase software, visit B1NAR1ES Technology Store in the Fisher University Union or order online. You can even have it shipped to you! To order software on-line: • Log into mySeaport • Click the “Student Services” tab • Click on “Online Store” link under the B1NAR1ES section & complete the agreement & order form • Go to B1NAR1ES during regular hours to pick up your software or have it shipped directly to you If you have questions or need assistance, you may contact B1NAR1ES at 962.0101 or TAC at 910.962. HELP (4357) or email@example.com. More details about B1NAR1ES services at www.uncw.edu/binaries. Access Free Academic Software Whether you are on or off campus, using a PC, Mac or mobile device, you can access free UNCW software (including Microsoft Office) through TealWare in the Teal Cloud. Please note that this is a secure, private cloud for the UNCW campus community. Check out details on the TealWare site at www. uncw.edu/tealware. AskTAC for 24/7 Tech Help AskTAC, UNCW’s self-service knowledge base, provides answers to questions on UNCW-specific applications and on standard industry applications like Blackboard, Adobe, Mac, Microsoft, Word, Excel and more. If your solution is not found in AskTAC you can “Open Incident” to contact the Technology Assistance Center (TAC) . Be sure to log in with your UNCW email username and password for the most complete support. AskTac is available 24/7. Log in at https://asktac.uncw.edu Questions? Contact TAC at 910.962.HELP (4357) SEAHAWK SUPER VALUE MENU* Y WL LED E N DE O EM OPEN UNTIL 3:00 AM ON WEEKENDS 2:00 AM ON WEEKDAYS • Lobby open till close 910-799-8820 R #1 Large Inspired Pizza 1 topping #2 599 Delivery $ 99 6 Pickup $ code 113 Seahawk Value Deal Choose any of the following includes 20oz drink • Sandwich • Breadbowl Pasta • Medium 1 topping Pizza $ code 112 W U NE THR IVE OW DR IND W 699 code 111 Text “dominos” to 90947 for more coupons to your phone. #3 NEW! 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