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Welcome to South Campus

Your Home for Spring 2014


The Office of Residence Life (ORL) welcomes you to the South Campus community for the Spring 2014 semester! We hope that your move into your apartment goes smoothly. The South Campus apartment environment is unique on campus in that it provides you with 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.

RESIDENCE LIFE 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.

CAMPUS #SOCIAL LIKE US, South Campus is everywhere! Stay up to date with South Campus information, announcements, and events and engage us in conversations. We’re on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Foursquare! 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

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 as well as the calendar board next the Information Desk in the main lobby area, which is updated monthly to include important information you might like to know.

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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.

Web South Campus Residence Life Web Site

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STAFF CHINOOK, FARM ACRE, LAMBRETH, SMALL, WINDING RIDGE BRIAN HOPKINS Brian oversees our Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge apartments. Education: M.Ed., Counselor Education, Clemson University; B.S., Biology, Walsh University Brian Hopkins Coordinator for Inclusivity / Residence Director

Hometown: Strongsville, OH

Involvement in ORL: Inclusivity Committee, SCOPE (Co-Advisor), Spectrum (Advisor), Anti-Bias Education Team

JESSICA PITCHER Jess works with our apartment in Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge. Education: Pursing a master’s degree in Higher Education at Syracuse University; B.A., English, SUNY Geneseo

Jessica Pitcher Assistant Residence Director

Hometown: Syracuse, NY Involvement in ORL: Engaged Citizenship Committee, S.C.O.P.E. (Co-Advisor) Jess has worked in ORL since 2011. She enjoys playing volleyball and spending time with her nieces and nephew. Email Jess at jdpitche@syr.edu.

Brian has worked at Syracuse University since 2009 after graduating from Clemson University. He is originally from the Cleveland area of Ohio. In his spare time, Brian enjoys traveling to see family, spending time with friends, reading, playing volleyball, and watching TV. He also has a passion for advocacy work focused on equality for all individuals. Email Brian at bthopkin@syr.edu.

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SKYHALLS & SLOCUM HEIGHTS

ERICA MOORER Erica works with our apartments in Chinook, Farm Acre, Lambreth, Small, and Winding Ridge.

NOURA ALLEN Noura oversees the Slocum Heights apartments and the Skyhalls.

Education: Pursing a

Erica Moorer Assistant Residence Director

master’s degree in Student Affairs Counseling at Syracuse University; B.A., International Relations, Oakland University

Hometown: Waterford, MI Involvement in ORL: Underrepresented RAs United (Co-Chair), SCOPE (Co-Advisor), RA Staff Training and Selection 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. Email Erica at ecmoorer@syr.edu.

Education: M.S.Ed., Educational Foundations, Old Dominion University; B.S., Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Noura Allen Residence Director

Hometown: Danville, VA Involvement in ORL: Residence Education Committee Noura has worked in ORL since 2012. 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. Email Noura at noallen@syr.edu.

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ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST

MAGGIE MOORE Maggie works with the Slocum Heights apartments and the Skyhalls.

Maggie Moore Assistant Residence Director

Education: Pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health at Syracuse University; B.S., Exercise Science, University at Buffalo

Hometown: Cazenovia, NY Involvement in ORL: Safety Committee Maggie enjoys weight lifting, and spending time with family and friends.

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 Administrative Specialist

Melinda enjoys being with family, friends, and values good films and books.

Email Melinda at mlsecor@syr.edu.

Email Maggie at mamoor04@syr.edu.

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CAMPUS INITIATIVES PLEDGE OWN YOUR EXPERIENCE! “The Pledge” is a year-long initiative that seeks to engage students in a guided checklist aimed at aiding students in being successful as an upper-class or transfer student at Syracuse University. We will host various Pledge events throughout the course of the semester. If you are interested in actively participating in “The Pledge” and completing our guided checklist, please contact orlsc@syr.edu. Our currently planned Pledge events for the Spring 2014 semester are: Career Fair Preparation, January 29, 8:00 p.m., Goldstein Student Center Room 201 “The Pledge” Engagement Fair, February 5, 7:30 p.m., Goldstein Student Center Room 201 Internship Tours, Fridays in March and April Watch your email for more information.

ORANGE

hashtags #WOWSU and #IAmSouth with each photo.

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

Show your pride and spirit in SU by wearing orange every Wednesday throughout the year. Tweet your pictures to @ORLCommunitySU and @SU_South and they may be featured on our digital sign, our webpage, or one of the university’s Facebook pages. Be sure to use the

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.

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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 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 Student Rights and Responsibilities. 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 Residential Policies, the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing, and the Code of Student Conduct. Refer to the following websites for more information:

Office of Residence Life Residential Policies;

Terms and Conditions of Student Housing;

Office of Residence Life, South Campus Health and Safety Inspection details);

Code of Student Conduct.

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. 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. Please keep in mind that living on South Campus is a privilege. Any violations of the Residence Life Residential Policies, the Code of Student Conduct, the Terms and Conditions of Student Housing, or any other University policy, may result in relocation or removal from University housing.

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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. Below are the major events that S.C.O.P.E. is currently planning for the Spring semester: Love and Magic, February 13, 8:00 p.m., Skybarn Multicultural Event, March 29, 8:00 p.m., Skybarn Field Day, April 27, 1:00 p.m., Softball Field

Have some ideas? Let your South Campus student organization know: @SCOPESU Email: scope@syr.edu

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 primary South Campus bus numbers are the 144, 244, and 344. See their schedules so that you are familiar with the pick-up and dropoff times. The complete bus schedule is available on the Parking and Transit Services website as well as on the Centro website. Continuing from last semester, a #444 Small Road Bus will be active, 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. 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:

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@suparking

and staff may be exiting the bus and crossing the street.

Be sure to follow them today! 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. In the event of an emergency, 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 (parkmail@syr.edu) 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. Take some time to ride the bus at different times to learn what works best for you and your schedule.

ON South Campus is primarily a residential area, although several offices and departments are located here. For the safety of our community, please abide by all posted speed limit signs and be cautious when driving near buses as students, faculty,

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.

AND 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 fixit@syr.edu, 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 vehicles parked on South Campus should remove snow from around their vehicles on a regular basis to ensure that the University snow removal plows can see clearly.

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their trash and recyclables in the dumpster nearest to their apartment building. Trash is disposed in the black dumpsters whereas recyclables are disposed of in the green dumpsters; recyclables include cardboard, glass and plastics. Trash left outside of apartment doors will attract animals and pests, causing a health and sanitation concern for you and your neighbors. Please note that if apartments are routinely found with trash outside their doors, conduct meetings and/or billing you or your apartment building may be required. 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!

Office of Residence Life – South Campus Goldstein Student Center, Room 206 P: 315.443.3893 | E: orlsc@syr.edu

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South Campus Welcome Guide Spring 2014  

Office of Residence Life Welcome Guide for students living on South Campus, Syracuse University

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