Welcome to South Campus
Your Home for Spring 2013
RESIDENCE LIFE The Office of Residence Life (ORL) welcomes you to the South Campus community for the 2012 â€“ 2013 academic year! We hope that your move into your apartment goes smoothly. The South Campus apartment environment Eric Nestor is unique on campus in Assistant Director Office of Residence Life that it provides you with South Campus an opportunity to live more independently than in a residence hall while still providing the amenities of living on-campus. Please review the following information as it is designed to be a resource for you in this process.
Both the South Campus Housing Office and the South Campus Office of Residence Life are located in the Goldstein Student Center (GSC). If you have questions about your housing, meal plans, or keys, please visit the SC Housing Office in GSC room 210. The SC Housing Office is located across from South Campus Express convenience store. If you have questions about roommates, adjustment to college or apartment living, want to find ways to get involved at SU, or have other concerns, please visit the South Campus Office of Residence Life (SC ORL) in the GSC room 206. The entrance to our office is the double doors facing the staircase to the fitness and laundry facilities. The SC ORL staff are ready and prepared to assist you. While you are here, check-out our digital media sign, which is updated monthly to include important information you might like to know.
My office is located in the Goldstein Student Center, room 206. Stop by sometime so I can get to know you. Below is a little information about me: Education: M.S., College Student Personnel, Shippensburg University; B.A., History, Shippensburg University Involvement in ORL: Oversee residence life operations and technology; Community Committee (Co-Chair); Liaison to Office of Judicial Affairs and Maxient judicial system I have worked in ORL at SU since 1998, am married, and have three beautiful daughters. I am an avid college football, Miami Dolphins, and SU Menâ€™s Basketball fan. Best wishes for a great year! Go Orange!
Your South Campus Residence Life Staff
Please take a few minutes to get to know your Office of Residence Life staff and the important information of which you should be aware as you move in to your apartment. This information in this packet will help you to get connected and learn more about living on South Campus.
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STAFF BRAD STALTER Brad oversees our Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge apartments.
Brad Stalter Residence Director
Education: M.Ed., College Student Affairs, University of South Florida; B.S., Sport, Fitness, & Leisure Studies, Salem State College
Involvement in ORL: Safety Committee (Co-Chair), S.C.O.P.E. (Co-Advisor) Ryan has worked in ORL since 2011. He is a huge theater fan who enjoys cooking and exploring new recipes in his spare time. Email Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ERICA MOORER Erica works with our apartments in Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge. Education: Pursing a masterâ€™s degree in Student Affairs Counseling; B.A., International Relations, Oakland University
Hometown: Asuchnet, MA Involvement in ORL: NRHH Advisor, SCOPE (CoAdvisor), RA Selection Committee Brad has worked in ORL since 2006, is originally from SE Massachusetts, and loves Boston sports. Brad is an avid fly fisher, enjoys being in the wilderness, loves to travel and hopes to backpack through Europe and see the Tour De France! Email Brad at email@example.com.
Erica Moorer Assistant Residence Director
Hometown: Waterford, MI
Involvement in ORL: Underrepresented RAs United (Co-Chair), SCOPE (Co-Advisor), Main Desk Assistant Selection Committee, Inclusivity Committee Erica has worked in ORL since 2010. In her spare time, she likes to bake cupcakes and travel with friends. Erica loves opportunities to try new things.
Ryan works with our apartment in Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge.
Email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education: B.A., Government, Georgetown University Hometown: Vineland, NJ
Ryan Gavigan Assistant Residence Director
Desk Assistant Selection Committee
Noura oversees the Slocum Heights apartments and the Skyhalls.
Email Jake at email@example.com.
Education: M.S.Ed., Educational Foundations, Old Dominion University; B.S., Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University Hometown: Danville, VA Noura Allen Residence Director
Involvement in ORL: Residence Education Committee and Learning Committee Noura is entering her first year at Syracuse University. She is originally from Danville, VA, a small city in south central Virginia. She is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. In her spare time you can find Noura listening to live music, playing drums, or watching the Oakland Raiders.
MELINDA SECOR Melinda is the administrative specialist for the South Campus Office of Residence Life. She is often the first person you will see when you visit us. Involvement in ORL: Community Committee Melinda Secor Melinda enjoys fun with Administrative Specialist family, good films and books, good friends, and her cats, Tom-cat and Miss Kitty.
Email Melinda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email Noura at email@example.com.
JAKE PUUSALU Jake works with the Slocum Heights apartments and the Skyhalls. Education: B.S., Public Health, Syracuse University Hometown: Chemung, NY Involvement in ORL: Safety Committee, Main
Jake Puusalu Assistant Residence Director
CAMPUS #SOCIAL LIKE US,
South Campus is everywhere! Stay up to date with South Campus information, announcements, and events and engage us in conversations. Weâ€™re on Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare, and are continuing to build our Pinterest site! Stay connected with us throughout the academic year! Last year, we heard a strong desire for neighborhoods to get to know each other better. To help facilitate this, we created individual neighborhood pages on Facebook. Join yours and the main South Campus page today! Check-out all of our social media pages: Twitter @SU_South Pinterest www.pinterest.com/susouth Facebook South Campus Chinook Farm Acre Lambreth Slocum Heights Skyhalls Small Winding Ridge Foursquare Office of Residence Life â€“ Goldstein Student Center Skyhall 1 Skyhall 2 Skyhall 3 Web South Campus Residence Life Web Site South Campus Blog
AND Syracuse University is committed to the provision of safe and secure housing for South Campus residents. In a setting such as the South Campus apartments, where there exists numerous apartment buildings spread over a wide area, and a high turnover of residents, it is important that students utilize common guidelines related to sanitation and safety procedures. For your own safety, please remember to lock your apartment door, sliding glass door (where available), and security screen (where available) whenever you leave your apartment. It is good practice to also lock your doors while you are home. For more information on safety, please contact the Department of Public Safety (publicsafety.syr.edu).
INSPECTIONS Your apartment will be inspected at least once during the academic year. The inspection will take approximately ten minutes and it is not necessary for you to be home when the inspection is performed. Two to three University staff members will enter your apartment for the inspection between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. A copy of the completed inspection report will be left for you. While Health and Safety Inspections are not limited to the following items, the following items are prohibited in or around South Campus apartments: a. Candles, incense, lava lamps, multiheaded lamps, and halogen lamps. If these items are found in your apartment during the course of a Health and Safety 4
Inspection, they will be confiscated and disposed of immediately. b. Pools. c. Tapestries hanging on the ceiling or covering fire safety equipment. Tampering with fire safety equipment will result in a referral to the Office of Judicial Affairs. d. Propane and charcoal grills. Propane tanks and grills will be confiscated and not returned. e. Empty alcohol containers in apartments occupied solely by students who are under the legal drinking age of 21. f.
Standard household electrical extension cords. Extension cords must be 12 gauge wire with 3rd prong ground.
g. Pets, other than fish living in ten gallon fish tanks (see below for more details). No remuneration will be provided to students for property disposed of under the terms of these policies.
POLICIES In order for you to be more informed of the policies, and aware of your rights and responsibilities for living on South Campus, please review ORL Departmental Standards and University Housing Terms and Conditions. Refer to the following website addresses: housingmealplans.syr.edu/pdfs/formsanddownloads/ Termsandconditions.pdf (Terms and Conditions); www.syr.edu/currentstudents/studenthandbook/ (Student Handbook, including Residence Life Policies); and, orl.syr.edu/current-students/southcampus/apartments/health-safety-inspections.html (Health and Safety Inspection details). As a reminder, pets are not permitted in University housing, other than fish living in ten
gallon fish tanks. Students found with pets in their apartments will be asked to permanently remove the pet from South Campus. Due to the significant health, safety, and sanitary concerns caused by animals living in SC apartments, students who violate the University housing pet policy while living on South Campus may be reassigned to a new housing location or lose University housing. In addition, please review the guest policy and related registration procedures. In the interests of the rights of roommates, suitemates, and other residents, there are limits to the duration and frequency of such visits. The full guest policy and registration procedures can be found in the Student Handbook. Overnight guests must be registered online at the following website address: orl.syr.edu/current-students/guest-passregistration.html. In order to receive a parking pass for your guest, Parking Services needs to verify that you have registered your overnight guest through this system.
S.C.O.P.E. is the South Campus Organization for Programming Excellence and provides numerous events for you throughout the year. In the past, S.C.O.P.E. has brought students on South Campus such events as a Multicultural Dinner, Glow Dance, Ice Skating, and BBQs, just to name a few.
Have some ideas? Let your South Campus student organization know: @SCOPESU Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 5
AND As an apartment resident, you will be provided with a mailbox to receive mail and packages from the United Stated Postal Service. Your check-in information will contain your mailbox location. Packages sent via a private vendor will be delivered directly to your apartment door. For the security of your packages, we recommend that you request “signature required” for all deliveries to prevent delivery/shipping companies from leaving your package at your door unattended. For more information on mail and package delivery, please visit the Housing Website at housingmealplans.syr.edu/pdfs/SCaptmailinfo.pdf.
THE Campus bus service is coordinated through Parking and Transit Services and serviced by the Centro bus system. On South Campus, bus service throughout the apartments and Skyhalls operates using a 7-minute schedule. As a result, there should be a bus stopping at the bus stops about every 7 minutes during peak class time usage. While this provides a bus service that a convenient, with frequent pick-ups, it is important to plan accordingly based on your academic schedule/transportation needs and the usage of other riders. It will be unlikely that you can ride the closest bus to your class time as other residents may be on the bus, causing it to be full. The emergency contact number for bus related issues is 315.443.4652, option #7 (Parking & Transit Services). Please report all incidents promptly via phone or email (email@example.com) within 24 hours, and state all pertinent information (i.e., date, time of day and bus number if known) in order for incidents to be resolved in a timely manner. Information regarding road closures, detours, and current weather conditions that have an impact on transportation will
be distributed through the Parking and Transit Services’ Twitter Account: @suparking Passengers with visual impairments riding the Caz Limo Nob Hill and James-East Genesee Street routes are encouraged to tell the driver their destination when boarding the bus. The driver can then announce the stop to ensure that it is not missed. Passengers requiring the use of a wheelchair or other mobility aids on Caz Limo Nob Hill and James-East Genesee Street routes are encouraged to contact Caz Limo in advance at .315.807.8109. Contacting Caz Limo in advance will allow drivers the opportunity to ensure that space is available in the areas designated for passengers who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids. New for 2012 - 2013! A #444 Small Road Bus will be active this year, operating Monday – Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This addition should help alleviate some of the congestion experienced last year during peak academic times. The #444 will operate on Small Road only, traveling through Manley. In order to keep this new route flexible for tweaking the schedule as needed, it will not appear on any the official bus schedule. However, Small Road residents should be aware of the existence of this new route. Another new for 2012 improvement! To help with congestion on return trips from North Campus in the afternoons, an additional bus is being added to the 3:30 p.m. pick-up time from College Place. Take some time to ride the bus at different times to learn what works best for you and your schedule.
AND Please be respectful of your neighbors. If you have concerns about noise coming from an apartment that is disturbing you, please talk with the residents living there. Conversely, if someone comes to you asking you to keep your noise level down, please be respectful and do so. If you have immediate concerns with noise, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 315.443.2224. If you would like to file a noise complaint with the Office of Residence Life, please call us, email us, stop in, or complete the online form at orl.syr.edu/currentstudents/south-campus/apartments/noisecomplaint.html. Information completed via this form is not monitored 24 hours per day; however, it will be received and follow up will occur.
garbage, food, or recyclables outside your apartment. They will attract animals and pests, causing a health and sanitation concern for you and your neighbors. If trash and recyclables are not disposed of properly, you and/or your apartment building may be billed for this violation. Please respect your environment and your living area. Dispose of all items properly.
THOUGHTS Please keep in mind that living on South Campus is a privilege. Any violations of University policies, Residence Life Departmental Standards, Code of Student Conduct, or the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing may result in relocation or removal from University housing. We look forward to you joining our community!
If you have any maintenance needs, from a leaky faucet or squeaky door to needing a light bulb replaced, FIXit is ready to assist you. Contact them via twitter @SUFixit, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, 315.443.4948. To learn more about FIXit, visit http://housingmealplans.syr.edu/pdfs/fixitflyer.pdf.
REMOVAL Snow shovels are provided in each apartment. Residents are responsible for removing snow from their own walkways. In addition, residents with should remove snow from around their vehicles on a regular basis to ensure that the University snow removal plows can see clearly.
Office of Residence Life â€“ South Campus Goldstein Student Center, Room 206 P: 315.443.3893 | E: email@example.com
AND South Campus is unique with free standing apartment buildings and a lot of green space. Please help to keep South Campus looking nice by disposing of your trash and recyclables in the appropriate dumpsters/containers outside of your apartment building. Do not place trash bags, 7
South Campus Office of Residence Life at Syracuse University welcome book for spring 2013