Last updated 04/17/14
Questions about Returning Student Room Selection?
Group forms were in last week, and if you turned them in and paid a deposit on time, you have been sent (via your campus email) an appointment to come in to select your room. If you are required to be at the selection portion and have a conflict, you may fill out a PROXY Form, which will allow someone else to select your room for you. This can be a fellow classmate, or you may opt to allow our office to select for you.
Remember - all selection appointments are at the West Side Campus in Pinney Hall. DO NOT COME to the Midtown Housing Office to select a room!
If you were late paying or haven't yet paid your deposit, it's not too late. You will need to complete a new Housing Application, and we will place you in an available space once the selection process is completed. If you have questions, please see your RDs immediately, or stop in at the Newbury Housing & Residence Life Office.
2014 Norovirus Information
Although the flu season is coming to a close, outbreaks of illnesses that cause vomiting and diarrhea are still occurring in the state and throughout the Northeast. To prevent getting sick, meticulous hand hygiene is recommended. Wash with soap and water because hand sanitizers do not kill all the viruses that cause these illnesses. If you do experience vomiting and/or diarrhea, go home or remain in your dormitory room and advise a friend, roommate, family member or resident director that you are ill.
High fever, dizziness, bloody stools or inability to walk or breathe indicates that you may need to be seen in the Emergency Room. A student may call WCSU Health Services Department for advice on stomach flu and will be assessed on the phone. If you are sick, do not get on the shuttle because this will spread infection. Rehydrate gradually with clear fluids. Do not return to school until you are symptom-free for 24 to 36 hours.
If you consider your situation to be an emergency, call 911. Those who are less ill and need help after hours can visit the WCSU afterhours health service link for local urgent care or walk-in centers at http://wcsu.edu/healthservices/afterhours.asp. Go to this site for more information on these types of illnesses: http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/norovirus.html
Are you going to be an incoming first year or transfer student wanting to live in the residence halls? You have a bit longer to pay your deposit for the 2014-15 year. Deposits for New and Transfer students are due by May 1st in order to guarantee a spot in on-campus housing for next year. Again, you can pay via the EZPay webpage. Don't forget, if you've never lived on campus before, you will need to fill out a housing application, pay your deposit, and provide the University Health Service office with evidence that you have had a meningitis vaccine before we can place you in a room. Read more about it here.
Shuttle Bus Notice:
The WCSU Shuttle no longer stops at Brookview Commons on its route.