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Winter Break Preparation

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Below is some important information regarding the upcoming winter break. 

International Travel:

  • Any student traveling internationally needs to have the travel endorsement signature on their I-20 (page 2) or DS-2019 (page 1) up to date.
  • If your I-20/DS-2019 was previously signed and the signature is a year old (dated before January 22, 2016), you will need to have it signed again. Signatures are only good for one year.
  • Stop by Cumberland House or Adams House to have your document signed.

Housing:

  • The residence halls will close for the fall semester on Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
  • All students staying on-campus during winter break will be required to move to the winter housing location. Winter Break Housing Requests are due December 11th.
  • Complete your break housing request here.
  • Students not taking classes over Winter Term or returning for the spring semester are required to check out of the residence halls by Friday, December 15 at 7pm.
  • The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, January 21 at 12:00 noon for the spring 2018 semester.

Dining Services

  • Refer here for the schedule of dining services during Finals Week and the remainder of December.
  • Fall meal plans end after lunch on Sunday, December 17, 2017.
  • Spring meal plans resume at lunch on January 21, 2018.

Information for Students Enrolled in Winter Term

Housing:

  • Housing will provide you with instructions on how to register for winter housing. Reach out to your RA on what steps are necessary.
  • All students staying on-campus during winter break will be required to move to the winter housing location, Lehigh Hall. You will move back to your permanent room after break. Talk to your RA for more details.

Dining Services:

  • Dining options on-campus are more limited during the winter term.
  • Refer here for the schedule of dining services during Finals Week and the remainder of December.
  • Dining services and hours of operation for January can be found here.
  • Meal plans cannot be used during winter term. Students will have to use FLEX, Marauder Gold, cash, or credit card.
  • There will be no dining services available on-campus from December 23-January 1. Students are encouraged to visit grocery stores ahead of time.
  • Fall meal plans end after lunch on Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Spring meal plans resume at lunch on January 21, 2018.

Local Grocery Stores:

  • The closest grocery store to campus, John Herr’s, is about a 20 minute walk. It is located near the end of George Street at 25 Manor Avenue. Their business hours are found here and they will be closed on Christmas Day.
  • Another nearby grocery store is Weis Markets located at the Manor Shopping Center at 1204 Millersville Pike, Lancaster PA. Students can take the #16 bus there, but this bus will not be running on Christmas Day (December 25) or New Year’s Day (January 1), so students should plan to purchase food beforehand.

You’ve almost made it to the end of the semester. Keep going strong! If you have any questions regarding the information above feel free to stop by Cumberland House or Adams House for more information.  

Don’t know what to do over the winter break? Check out this article on that very topic!

Alternate Spring Break Opportunity – Apply Now!

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International students!

I’m pleased to offer the opportunity to all  students to join the Alternative Spring Break program on our trips to Black Mountain, NC and Lancaster, PA March 11-16, 2018! Join us on a week of traveling and service around the country with these two unique opportunities.

NC- $250  – Working with the YMCA and doing various service projects that will be preplanned. We will be leaving Sunday morning and returning late Friday night. On the way home we will be stopping and have a fun activity to break up the trip.

Lancaster- $100 – I will be planning this trip closer to the dates utilizing community organizations and planning a week of service. This focus will be on social enterprises, advocacy, and education with immigration and migration.

Both trips will meet on a regular basis, according to their schedules. They will organize 2 fundraisers to cover the costs of the experiences, as well as raise awareness for the trips.

I just provided some general information on the trips, I attached a brochure with some more information. If you have any specific questions or anything please let me know and I would be happy to help!

*The applications had a due date of October 6th, however we are on a rolling admissions. Those that applied by that date were on a first come first serve basis. (If you are interested, apply today!)

If you have any questions feel free to contact myself at emily.reed@millersville.edu or stop in the Huntington House 2nd Floor to meet with me!

Thank you!

Emily Reed, BSW

MSW 2018

Student Manager

Alternative Spring Breaks

Emily.Reed@millersville.edu

 

Thanksgiving Break

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Thanksgiving Break will be here soon! Below is some important information for you.

Classes:

There will be no classes being held starting on Wednesday, November 22nd, with classes resuming on Monday, November 27th. During this time campus with still remain open, but will be less active.

Some of you may be taking advantage of this break to plan a trip or take a few days to relax and recharge. No matter what your plans, continue reading for preparations to make for break regarding international travel and remaining on campus during that time.

Traveling Internationally:

  • Any student traveling internationally during break needs to have the travel endorsement signature on their I-20 (page 2) or DS-2019 (page 1).
  • If your I-20/DS-2019 was previously signed and the signature is a year old, you will need to have it signed again. Signatures are only good for one year.
  • Stop by Global Education to have you documents signed.

Housing:

  • Click HERE for information from the Housing Office.
  • On-campus student wishing to stay in the residence halls during break must complete a request form with Housing. Housing will be emailing you specific instructions on how to do this soon and it will also be in Ville Daily.
  • Students not staying on campus during the break are required to vacate the residence halls by Tuesday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Dining Services:

  • During break MU dining options are more limited and you cannot use your meal plan after Tuesday evening. Refer to the Campus Dining Schedule for what dining services will be available during this time.
  • Meal plans cannot be used during break. Students will have to use FLEX, Marauder Gold, cash, or credit card.
  • There will be no dining services available on campus from Thursday, November 23-Saturday, November 25.
  • Due to the restrictions with dining services you may wish to visit local grocery stores in addition to dining on campus.

Local Grocery Stores:

  • The closest grocery store to campus, John Herr’s, is about a 20 minute walk. It is located near the end of George Street at 25 Manor Avenue. Their business hours are found here and they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Another nearby grocery store is Weis Markets located at the Manor Shopping Center at 1204 Millersville Pike, Lancaster PA. Students can take the #16 bus there, but this bus will not be running on Thanksgiving Day, so students should plan to purchase food beforehand.
  • Due to limited store hours and transportation, it is highly recommended to plan your grocery shopping ahead of time.

You’ve almost made it to the a well-deserved break. Keep going strong! If you have any questions regarding the information above feel free to reach out to the Global Education office.