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FALL 2012 Move-In Guide


In order to assist you in your preparations, we present this move-in guide for your use. If you have any other questions after reviewing this information, feel free to contact us at: • Department of Housing and Residential Life Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 • 561.297.2880 • housing@fau.edu • www.fau.edu/housing FRESHMAN CHECK-IN: Begins on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Students should report directly to their assigned residence hall to check-in. Algonquin Hall residents should report to Heritage Park Towers. Please plan your arrival based on the following schedule: Even Floors – 8:30 a.m. – noon Odd Floors – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Please note that we will be unable to accommodate early arrivals, so we ask that you make other arrangements if you find it necessary to arrive in Boca Raton prior to August 15th. UPPERCLASS CHECK-IN: Begins on Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Students, please report directly to your assigned residence hall to check-in. Algonquin Hall residents should report to Heritage Park Towers to check-in. Once you have arrived, please begin to review the Housing Guidebook and get to know the rules and regulations of your new home.

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The Weeks of Welcome

The Weeks of Welcome (WOW) are two weeks of fun, exciting and informative events to help students begin their academic and social journey at FAU. More information is available at www.fau.edu/wow.

WOW EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO:

General Information ROOM ASSIGNMENTS, ROOM CHANGES AND SUITEMATES In some cases, suitemate information and assignments may change due to unforeseen needs for relocation as determined by the Department of Housing and Residential Life. Should this occur, we make every attempt to contact you as soon as we are aware of a change. To request a room change, you may complete a room transfer request form, beginning on August 15. These forms are available in the area office of your hall.

CONTACTING YOUR ROOMMATE FOR THE FIRST TIME Meeting and living with your new roommate is an exciting event that can enhance your college experience. The key to every relationship, including the one with your roommate and suitemates, is communication! We encourage you to contact your new roommate as soon as you receive contact information. The two main things you want to do in this initial conversation are to introduce yourself and to provide some information about your likes and dislikes. This is also the time to discuss and coordinate with your roommate what items to bring. It is natural to feel a little apprehensive about speaking with a new roommate for the first time. You will find that it is easier if you can be upbeat, positive and respectful of your roommate’s right to his or her opinions, and to expect some differences. The most important goal of the conversation should be to establish solid communication between your roommate and yourself, so that you have a base to build on when move-in day arrives. Some topics to get you started might include: • Favorite music, food, movies or TV shows • Your planned major or classes that you’ll be taking at FAU • What each of you will bring; TV, computer, refrigerator, microwave, etc. • Ways to stay in touch over the summer

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PEOPLE YOU WILL MEET

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Knowing where to go and who to talk to is an important first step toward making your experience at FAU as rewarding as possible. There is an extensive network of people awaiting your arrival. In the Department of Housing and Residential Life, the most important people to know include:

Research shows that students who are involved in at least one University organization are more likely to graduate than those who are not. Several organizations and leadership opportunities exist for you in the Housing and Residential Life community. Take a look at them and get involved. Community Councils operate in each of the residential living areas:

YOUR RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA) is a student, just like you, who

is specifically selected and trained to work with other students to establish a sense of community for you and residents who live around you. The RA is a great resource person who can help answer questions regarding the University and surrounding communities. Your RA can assist with roommate conflicts, maintenance concerns and other issues of interest. Throughout the year, RAs will plan various programs and activities with, and for, the residents. Also, an RA is on duty each night and during weekends.

 Apartment Community Council • (ACC) For University Village Apartment residents

•  Glades Park Community Council (GCC) For Glades Park Towers residents

• Algonquin Hall Community Council (AHCC) For Algonquin Hall residents

•  Innovation North Community Council (INCC) For Innovation Village North residents

 Heritage Park Community Council • (HPCC) For Heritage Park Towers residents

•  Innovation South Community Council (ISCC) For Innovation Village South residents

YOUR RESIDENT COORDINATOR (RC) AND HALL COORDINATOR (HC) live in your area, oversee the administration of your

•  Towers Community Council (TCC) For Indian Rivers Towers residents

community and supervise the RA staff and area office staff. The RCs are full-time, professional master’s level staff members who provide guidance and direction to your community and the facility. The HCs are graduate students who have housing experience and assist with the running of your hall.

THERE ARE SIX AREA OFFICES located in Glades Park Towers, Heritage Park Towers (this Area Office also serves the residents in Algonquin Hall), Indian River Towers, Innovation Village Apartments North, Innovation Village Apartments South and University Village Apartments (also serves the Business Professional Women’s Scholarship House). An Area Secretary, in your area office, works Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is ready to assist you with any administrative needs and general questions. Area offices are staffed by students during daytime, evening and weekend hours. AREA SECRETARIES are full-time professional staff members who oversee the operation of the Area Office; including the oversight of room occupancy, room condition reports and keys. They can issue a spare (TAG) key, provide housing information and assist you with submitting work orders and addressing facility concerns. Area Secretaries assist the Resident Coordinator with the overall administration of the facility.

These groups meet on a bi-weekly basis and identify social, educational, recreational and cultural needs for programs and activities that are organized throughout the year. Each floor/area has a representative who will attend meetings for their specific council and assist in making decisions and planning events. Each council is a contributing member to the Resident Student Association. The Resident Student Association (RSA) is the overall governing body for all students in University Housing. The RSA plans events, advocates for students and recommends improvements to the oncampus experience. Each Community Council holds voting rights and privileges at RSA meetings. RSA meetings are held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Nations Multi-Purpose Room. Meetings are open to all students who live on campus. The RSA is active in state, regional and national organizations. Students attend meetings and conferences throughout the year in a variety of locations across the country. The RSA office is located on the 2nd floor of Indian River Towers and can be emailed at RSAfau@gmail.com.

oversee the operation of the Mail Center; including the selling of stamps and distribution of mail and packages requiring signature.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Chapter at Florida Atlantic University is comprised of the Top 1% of student leaders living on-campus. The organization has new member selection each semester and requires applicants to have high academic achievement, leadership experience, and a desire to recognize the work of others. Every resident is encouraged to participate in the programming and service projects sponsored by NRHH to see what the organization is all about! To contact NRHH email them at: Top1Fau@gmail.com.

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GUIDEBOOK The University Housing Guidebook outlines residential policies and expectations in your community. You will receive a copy of the Guidebook when you check in. Please be sure to review this information, as you will be held responsible for the expectations in the Guidebook. It can also be found at www.fau.edu/housing/ publications. You’ll want to attend a floor/area meeting for the residents on your floor or in your area. The dates and times will be posted at the front desks, on the floors and in the laundry rooms. The purpose of this meeting is to get to know those living around you, meet your RA and get a basic introduction to University Housing and its policies and procedures. It is also a chance to ask the student staff any questions you may have.

COURTESY PHONES Each residence hall floor has a courtesy phone located in the floor lounge, by the elevator, or on hallway walls. In University Village Apartments, courtesy phones are located at the entrances.

COMPUTER CONNECTIONS Free, high-speed internet access is provided in your residence hall or apartment suite. In addition to wireless internet in all the halls and apartments each bed has its own wired network connection. Any current computer with a network or WiFi card will be able to get online. More information on how to connect to wireless at FAU can be found at: www.fau.edu/oit/wireless

Computer labs In addition to campus labs, six resident-access computer labs are available. They are located in Algonquin, Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers, Glades Park Towers, Innovation Village Apartments South and the University Village Apartments: http://www.fau.edu/oit/labs/open_labs/

Online printing When connected to the FAU network you can print (at a cost) to printers in the computer labs in the halls and apartments: printonline.fau.edu

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CABLE TELEVISION Each suite or apartment is wired and provides basic cable television. Those who wish to take advantage of this service should bring a cableready television and a coaxial cord with them. Students residing in Innovation Village Apartments have the option of upgrading their cable package by contracting directly with Comcast. Comcast will be on site in Innovation Village Apartments the first week of the semester.

LAUNDRY Washers and dryers are available for use by FAU residents only. The cost is $1 for each wash and $1 for each 30-minute drying cycle. You may use quarters or deposit money into a debit account (at the Owl Card Center) and use your student I.D. card on our card-reader system, available at most laundry sites. The Innovation Village Apartments North include washer and dryer in each apartment. Innovation Village Apartments South laundry is free to those residents only.

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Be sure to keep your valuables safe by bringing cable locks to secure your computer to your desk. Bring a separate surge protector for your computer or laptop and bring battery backup, as well.

On-campus repairs

Need to have your computer looked at? Visit Tech U in the Student Union. Tech U is the only on-campus computer store for sales and service at FAU! Tech U offers special prices for FAU students on all accessories, computers and software, and Tech U fixes most laptops/ desktops at half the cost of most service centers.

Routers and hubs

Personal routers, hubs and wireless access points are not allowed in the residence halls.

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Why lug everything to and from campus every year!

PARKING DECAL All vehicles must have a parking decal. Parking decals will be available online beginning in early August. We encourage all residents who are bringing cars to secure your parking permit before coming to campus. In order to expedite delivery of your parking decal, please be sure to include the full 9 digit zip code of your residence hall address (included on the specific hall pages in this guide). For more information, visit www.fau.edu/parking. Residents may park in green permit parking areas.

BICYCLES

• We deliver the Smartbox to your residence hall. • We pick up and store your belongings for the summer in an air conditioned and secure warehouse. • We redeliver your Smartbox to your new residence hall for the fall semester.

• Special rates for extended storage and study abroad!

To reserve a Smartbox or get more information, call 954-788-3594 or 1-87-smartbox.

All bicycles should be registered with the FAU Police Department after you arrive on campus.

INSURANCE The University does not provide insurance for you or your property. You are encouraged to check your family homeowners’ and health insurance policies or to carry your own insurance. Two insurance companies that specialize in providing renters insurance for college students who live away from home are listed below. GradGuard Renters Insurance: www.gradguard.com/renters

• The ONLY on-campus computer store for sales and service at FAU! • Tech U offers special prices for FAU students on all accessories, computers and software. • Tech U fixes most laptops/desktops at ½ the cost of most service centers. Visit them on-campus in the Student Union or online at techustore.com!

National Student Services Incorporated: www.nssinc.com

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CONTRACT CANCELLATION If your plans have changed, please contact us in writing and let us know if you wish to cancel your Housing Contract. You should review the cancellation section of your contract to see if you qualify to cancel and to determine cancellation fees. You may fax, e-mail or mail a signed and dated cancellation request with the reason you are requesting a cancellation. In order to cancel your meal plan contract, you will need to contact Business Services directly at 561-297-2041.

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Hurricane Information Our Hurricane Guide is located at www.fau.edu/housing and click on ‘Publications’.

Housing fees must be paid by the established University payment deadlines for both the Fall and Spring semesters. Financial Aid may be used to pay some or all of your housing fees after tuition and fees are paid. Payment plans are also available through the University, at www.fau.edu/controller/student_information/tuition_pay_plan.php

For answers to our most frequently asked move-in questions, visit www.fau.edu/housing/General_Information/FAQ.php and click on the ‘Move-In’ section.

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AlGonquin hall (ALG)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately 1/2 mile. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

In Algonquin Hall, each student is provided with an extra-long bed (36” x 80” extra-long twin mattress), desk, desk chair and dresser. The common area of each suite is unfurnished. Student rooms in Algonquin Hall are carpeted and the common area of the suite is not carpeted.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE: Exit Glades Road/Exit #75 Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/north side of the road. FOR ALGONQUIN HALL: Turn left at the first FAU entrance onto West University Drive. The staging area on Move-In Day is Lot 16, off West University Drive, in front of the Student Union, on your right. Once you have completed moving belongings into Algonquin Hall, please move your vehicle to Parking Garage 1 or Lot 10 to allow for other students to park their cars in the staging area. Toasters are not allowed in Algonquin Hall. ALGONQUIN HALL RESIDENTS: Please report to the Heritage Park Towers Lobby to check-in and receive your keys.

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Algonquin Hall

Single

13’8”x 10’3”

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The community lounge provides four computer workstations along with a big-screen TV and comfortable furniture.

Kitchen Appliances In Algonquin Hall, one Microfridge® unit is provided for every suite. A Microfridge® is a specially constructed unit that contains a separate refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Additional refrigerators should be 3.6 cubic ft. or smaller and have a maximum of 400 watts at 120 volts. Additional microwave ovens should be 1.3 cubic ft. capacity or smaller and have a maximum of 1,100 watts at 120 volts.

MAILROOM SERVICES Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move-in day, so please plan accordingly. The mailroom for Algonquin residents is located in Heritage Park Towers.

ADDRESS FOR ALGONQUIN HALL RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 1800 Brevard Court Boca Raton, FL 33431-6471 9


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Glades park towers (gpt)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately 1/2 mile. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

In Glades Park Towers, each student is provided with an extra-long bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress), desk, desk chair and chest of drawers. Student rooms are not carpeted in Glades Park Towers.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE: Exit Glades Road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/ north side of the road.

Kitchen Appliances

FOR GLADES PARK TOWERS RESIDENCE HALL: Turn left at the first FAU entrance onto West University Drive. TURN RIGHT onto Indian River Street and then TURN LEFT onto Dade Avenue. The staging area on Move-In Day is Lot 18, off Dade Avenue on your right. Once you have completed moving belongings into Glades Park Towers, please move your vehicle to Parking Garage 1 or Lot 10 to allow for other students to park their cars in the staging area.

Residents may bring a small refrigerator and/or microwave. Additional refrigerators should be 3.6 cubic feet or smaller and have a maximum of 400 watts at 120 volts. Additional microwave ovens should be 1.3 cubic feet capacity or smaller and have a maximum of 1,100 watts at 120 volts.

GLADES PARK TOWER RESIDENTS: Please report to the Glades Park Towers Lobby to check-in and receive your keys.

MAILROOM SERVICES

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Glades Park Towers

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Single (Rooms ending in A or B)

13’5”x 9’2”

Double (Rooms ending in C)

20’2”x 10’4”

Double (Rooms ending in D)

16’1”x 12’9”

Double (Rooms ending in R or L)

19’8”x 10’

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Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to a very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS for GLADES PARK TOWERS RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 921 Indian River Street Boca Raton, FL 33431-6440

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heritage park towers (hpt)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately 1/2 mile. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

In Heritage Park Towers, each student is provided with an extralong bed (36” X 80” extra-long twin mattress), desk, desk chair and chest of drawers. Student rooms are not carpeted in Heritage Park Towers.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE: Exit Glades Road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/north side of the road. FOR HERITAGE PARK TOWERS RESIDENCE HALL: Turn left at the first FAU entrance onto West University Drive. The staging area on Move-In Day is Lot 16, off West University Drive, in front of the Student Union, on your right. Once you have completed moving belongings into Heritage Park Towers, please move your vehicle to Parking Garage 1 or Lot 10 to allow for other students to park their cars in the staging area. HERITAGE PARK TOWER RESIDENTS: Please report to the Heritage Park Towers Lobby to check-in and receive your keys.

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Heritage Park Towers

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Single (Rooms ending in A or B)

13’5”x 9’2”

Double (Rooms ending in C)

20’2”x 10’4”

Double (Rooms ending in D)

16’1”x 12’9”

Double (Rooms ending in R or L)

19’8”x 10’

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Kitchen Appliances Heritage Park Towers residents may bring a small refrigerator and/ or microwave. Additional refrigerators should be 3.6 cubic feet or smaller and have a maximum of 400 watts at 120 volts. Additional microwave ovens should be 1.3 cubic feet capacity or smaller and have a maximum of 1,100 watts at 120 volts.

MAILROOM SERVICES Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to a very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS FOR HERITAGE PARK TOWERS RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 1800 Brevard Court Boca Raton, FL 33431-6471

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indian river towers (irt)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately 1/2 mile. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

In Indian River Towers, each student is provided with an extralong bed (36” x 80” extra-long twin mattress), desk, desk chair, small shelf unit and a chest of drawers. Also, a sofa, side chair, end table and shelf unit are provided in the living room. Student rooms are not carpeted in Indian River Towers.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE: Exit Glades Road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

Kitchen Appliances

FOR INDIAN RIVER TOWERS RESIDENCE HALL: Turn left at the second FAU entrance onto East University Drive. Take the first LEFT onto Indian River Street and then TURN RIGHT onto Brevard Court. The staging area on Move-In Day is Lot 23, on your left. Indian River Towers will be on your left. Once you have completed moving belongings into Indian River Towers, please move your vehicle to Parking Garage 2 or Lot 25 to allow for other students to park their cars in the staging area.

Indian River Towers residents may bring a small refrigerator and/or microwave. Refrigerators should be 3.6 cubic feet or smaller and should have a maximum of 400 watts at 120 volts. Microwave ovens should be 1.3 cubic feet capacity or smaller and should have a maximum of 1,100 watts at 120 volts.

INDIAN RIVER TOWER RESIDENTS: Please report to the Indian River Towers Lobby to check-in and receive your keys.

MAILROOM SERVICES

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions, and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Indian River Towers

Double

13’x 12’

Single

11’x 9’

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Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move-in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS FOR INDIAN RIVER TOWERS RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 815 Indian River Street Boca Raton, FL 33431-6459

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University Village Apartments (UVA)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately 1/2 mile. The campus is on the left/north side of the road.

In University Village Apartments, each student is provided with an extra-long bed (36” x 80” extra-long twin mattress), dresser, desk and desk chair. In addition, a full-size refrigerator, stove and kitchen sink are also provided for each apartment. Students who live in the four-bedroom apartments are also provided a sofa and chair for the living room. Student rooms are carpeted in the University Village Apartments. Studio apartments are equipped with armoires.

FLORIDA TURNPIKE: Exit Glades Road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/north side of the road. FOR UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS: Turn left at the second FAU entrance onto East University Drive. The apartments will be on your right. Parking is available throughout the area. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENT RESIDENTS: Please report to the University Village Area Office in Building 56 at the south end of the complex to check-in and receive your keys.

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions, and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.).

Residence Hall

University Village Apartments

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Studio Double

15’8”x 12’

Single (in four-bedroom apartment)

12’5”x 8’7”

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Kitchen Appliances The University Village Apartments are not furnished with a microwave; however, the kitchens are equipped with a refrigerator and oven/cooktop. Microwave ovens are welcome, they should be 1.3 cubic feet capacity or smaller and have a maximum of 1,100 watts at 120 volts.

MAILROOM SERVICES Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move-in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS FOR UNIVERSITY VILLAGE APARTMENTS RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 1880 East University Drive Boca Raton, FL 33431-6488 17


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Innovation Village Apartments North (IVAN)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately ½ mile. The campus is on the left/north side of road.

In Innovation Village Apartments, each student is provided with a full-size bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. In addition, a fullsize refrigerator, stove and kitchen sink are also provided for each apartment. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa, chair, TV stand, coffee table and kitchen table. Bedrooms and living room are carpeted.

Florida Turnpike: Exit Glades road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/ north side of the road. FOR INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS: Turn left at the second FAU entrance onto East University Drive. Continue on East University Drive. Innovation Village Apartments are located on the intersection of East University Drive and N.W. 8th St. The staging area on Move-In Days is Lot 36, off Florida Atlantic Boulevard on the west side of the Innovation Village Complex. Once you have completed moving belongings into Innovation Village North, please move your vehicle to parking Lot 5 or 40 to allow for other students to park their vehicles in the staging area.

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions, and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Innovation Village Apartments North

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Single (in four-bedroom apartment)

9’3” x 11’9”

Single (in two-bedroom apartment)

9’3” x 11’5”

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Kitchen Appliances Innovation Village Apartments include a full-size refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen area.

MAILROOM SERVICES Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move-in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS FOR Innovation Village Apartments North RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 980 North University Drive Boca Raton, FL  33431-6481

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Innovation Village Apartments South (IVAS)

DIRECTIONS TO YOUR NEW HOME – FAU

FURNISHINGS

I-95 NORTH/SOUTH: Exit Glades Road/Exit #45. Travel east approximately ½ mile. The campus is on the left/north side of road.

In Innovation Village Apartments, each student is provided with a full-size bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. In addition, a fullsize refrigerator, stove and kitchen sink are also provided for each apartment. Each apartment is furnished with a sofa, chair, TV stand, coffee table, kitchen table and four chairs. Bedrooms and living room are carpeted.

Florida Turnpike: Exit Glades road/Exit #75. Travel east approximately 4.5 miles on Glades Road. The campus is on the left/ north side of the road. FOR INNOVATION VILLAGE APARTMENTS: Turn left at the second FAU entrance onto East University Drive. Continue on East University Drive. Innovation Village Apartments are located on the intersection of East University Drive and N.W. 8th Ave. The staging area on Move-In Days is Lot 36, off of Florida Atlantic Boulevard located on the west side of Innovation Village Apartments South. Once you have completed moving belongings into Innovation Village Apartments South, please move your vehicle to parking Lot 5 or 40 to allow for other students to park their vehicles in the staging area.

ROOM DIMENSIONS Each of the dimensions listed below is approximate; some rooms vary due to location within a building or architectural detail. The following are bedroom dimensions, and do not include other space (such as living rooms, study rooms, bathrooms, etc.). Residence Hall

Bedroom Type

Approximate Bedroom Size

Innovation Village Apartments South

Single (in four-bedroom apartment)

9’3” x 11’5”

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Kitchen appliances Innovation Village Apartments include a full-size refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher in the kitchen area.

MAILROOM SERVICES Each student is provided with a mailbox. It is imperative to use the address below to insure proper delivery. Due to very limited space in our mailrooms, we are unable to hold large packages prior to the official move-in day, so please plan accordingly.

ADDRESS FOR Innovation Village Apartments South RESIDENTS Your Name Your Assigned Box Number 990 North University Drive Boca Raton, FL  33431-6482

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PACKING FOR MOVE-IN DAY

Don’t try to bring everything you own. You can always get it later. Not all residence halls have elevators, and we have a limited number of carts, so it is better to pack a number of moderate-sized boxes that can be handled by one person, rather than a few large boxes. There is no space for storage of boxes, suitcases or trunks. If you plan to have any of your items mailed or sent via parcel post, please make arrangements for an arrival date after your initial move-in day.

ITEMS TO BRING

r Pillow, bed linens, blankets, mattress pad, etc. Innovation Village Apartments mattresses are full size – 54” x 80”. All other residence halls and apartments are extra long twin– 36” x 80” r Towels, washcloths, bath and toiletry supplies, toilet paper, towels, shower supplies

r C  offee mug, drinking cups, dishes and cutlery for snacks, other supplies for light food preparation r Assorted plastic containers with tight lids for storing snacks, detergent or other items r Room decorations, pictures of family and friends (you may use blue painter’s tape) r Hurricane supplies (flashlight, batteries, nonperishable food) r Padlock for lockable storage unit

OPTIONAL HANDY ITEMS TO CONSIDER

r Small microwave (see Furnishings section, for specific size specifications)

r Small refrigerator (see Furnishings section, for specific size specifications) r Throw rugs

r Cleaning supplies: broom, dust pan, etc.

r Crates or stacking containers

r Lamp for desk (not halogen)

r Digital camera

r Alarm clock

r Reading pillow for your bed

r Surge protectors/power strips—15-amp circuit breaker, UL approved; use a power bar instead of an extension cord

r Sewing kit, scissors, safety pins

r Umbrella

r Bicycle and a good lock

r First aid kit

r Television, computer, stereo

r Flashlight and batteries

r Headphones so your music does not disturb others

r Clothes hangers r Laundry basket/bag, detergent, rolls of quarters

r Iron and small ironing board

r MP3 player or iPod r Ethernet cable r Coaxial cable TV Cord

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TOP 10 TIPS FOR MOVING IN

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Arrive during your check-in time

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(see page 1). Make sure you have your OWL ID card from Orientation or the Student Union, you can’t check-in without it!

The student should go to their assigned

THINGS TO LEAVE AT HOME   Pets (except for fish in tanks no larger than 10 gallons)   Halogen lamps

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  Amplified equipment (amplifiers and subwoofers)   Weapons (any type of knives, bow and arrow, firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, etc.)  Fireworks, candles (no open flames), incense   Alcohol, chemicals or illegal substances and drug paraphernalia   Toasters, hot plates and other items with open heating elements

  Wireless access points, routers and hubs

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE WHEN YOU ARRIVE

r  Keys to your room and suite or apartment. r  A Room Condition Report (RCR), which is to be completed and signed before you can move in. You must check the room before you move in to ensure that the RCR is accurate. This form will be used at check-out to assess if any damages have occurred— and to charge you for those damages that may have occurred during the year. This is a very important document. r All residents will receive mailbox keys. Check your mailbox on the first day.

r  The Housing Guidebook should be reviewed to learn all of the rules and regulations of on campus living.

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residence hall to get his or her room key FIRST. Only students will be given their keys with their OWL ID card. Have someone stay with your vehicle while unloading; then move vehicle to designated parking location once unloaded.

Keep traffic moving so everyone can have access to the building to unload. Be mindful of the limited unloading space. Once you’ve unloaded your belongings, be sure to move your car to make room.

Park only in designated parking spaces (no fire lanes, grass or handicap spaces).

Stay hydrated. Water is available throughout the halls.

Be patient. Almost 2,000 people will check-in on August 15 and nearly 1,000 people will check-in on August 16.

Remember, room transfer period begins Aug. 29, space permitting.

Take advantage of the many opening day activities happening around campus!

Keep a sense of humor! There’s always something to smile about around FAU, and this may be the last time you see loved ones in a long time.


O N E D AY

PA RK ING

PASS Housing Move-In Day Only (August 15 or 16)

Student Name

Building and Room Number

Cell Phone Number with Area Code

PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED PARKING SPACES • Do not park in fire lanes • Do not park on grass • Do not park in handicap spaces unless you have a handicap decal

PLACE ON FRONT DASHBOARD THIS SIDE UP printed on 10% post consumer recycled paper


2012 Fall Move-In Guide