Fall 2021 Housing Move-In Information

The Fall 2021 semester is fast approaching so we want you to be prepared for moving into the residence halls on campus. Please read the following important information.

RESIDENCE HALL ASSIGNMENTS

Residence hall building and room assignments will be available within your student account (i.e., MAX > MyHousing) on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

AVOID MANDATORY COVID-19 TESTING: SUBMIT VACCINE RECORD TO HEALTH SERVICES

Mandatory COVID-19 testing will be required for all residential students who do not submit proof of vaccination. Fully vaccinated students should submit a copy of their vaccination card to Health Services. Vaccines that have been approved for EUL/EUA (Emergency Use Listing/Emergency Use Authorization) by the CDC or WHO (World Health Organization), currently include Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) are accepted.

If a student is not fully vaccinated, a negative COVID-19 test will also be accepted by Health Services if performed and results provided within 72 hours of arriving on campus for checking into your residence hall. Photos of the vaccine card and test result documentation should be sent to Health Services.

Students who do not provide proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test as described above will not be permitted to move into the residence hall and will not receive residential keys.

  • Student residents who test positive for COVID, will be required to isolate for 10 days. These students should make arrangements to return home if possible during that time. Students who cannot return home will need to isolate in rooms designated for this purpose.
  • Students who have been exposed to a COVID positive individual and are NOT vaccinated will be required to quarantine in their suite for 10 days.
  • Students awaiting pending test results of a COVID test will need to quarantine in their suite.

Any questions regarding this can be directed to the Health Services staff at 717-871-5250 or via hservices@millersville.edu

MOVING IN

Below are the dates and times you may move onto campus based upon your specific residence hall assignment and whether you are a new, returning, or transfer student.  This schedule is designed to mediate the flow of traffic and avoid congestion in and around the residence halls created by the large number of students and families. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this schedule. We look forward to having you here at the ‘Ville!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 – NEW STUDENTS IN LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES (LLCs)

All Halls: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

There is still space available for LLC participation so we encourage more students to apply via the links listed above.

*LLC students will receive more information individually regarding the Wednesday evening “LLC Welcome BBQ” in the weeks prior to move-in.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2021 – NEW STUDENTS

East Village and West Village

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Terrace and First Floors

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.             2nd Floor

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.           3rd Floor

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Trailers

South Village

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.                       Terrace and First Floors

12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                   2nd Floor

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.               3rd Floor

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.               4th Floor

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Trailers

Reighard and Shenks Halls

Noon – 2:00 p.m.          2nd and 3rd Floors

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   1st Floor

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021 – TRANSFERS AND RETURNERS

East and West Villages 

8:00 a.m. – Noon          All Floors

South Villages

Noon – 4 p.m.               All Floors

Reighard and Shenks Halls

9:00 a.m. – Noon          1st and 2nd Floors 

Noon – 3:00 p.m.          3rd Floor

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021 – RETURNING STUDENTS

East and West Villages 

8:00 a.m. – Noon              All Floors

South Villages

Noon – 4:00 p.m.             All Floors

Reighard and Shenks Halls

Noon – 4 p.m.                   All Floors

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021

Fall semester classes begin

***Click for additional 2021-2022 Academic Year dates.***

Route & Parking Maps

The links below will open PDF route and parking maps. Please follow the appropriate route for your residence hall:

Black Route – Reighard, Shenks, and West Village

Green Route – East and South Village

Move-In Day Expectations

Once you arrive to campus during your designated day and time, here is what you can expect:

  • Family and / or friends may accompany you for the move-in process for help, but we encourage you to limit the number of individuals needed for support due to traffic congestion and parking availability concerns.
  • We strongly encourage helpers to be fully vaccinated and / or wear a mask when arriving on campus given the number of individuals who will be on campus during the move-in process.
  • The entire move-in process can take between 1-2 hours long during peak periods.
  • Upon your arrival to campus, you will see signs pointing you where to go.
  • Please note that if you have more than one vehicle, only one at a time will be permitted to park next to the building for unloading.
  • When you arrive at your hall, you will be able to unload your belongings. The driver will immediately move the car to the designated parking area while you go to the check-in area to receive your keys.
  • We will have faculty, staff, and student volunteers (“Movers & Shakers”) on hand to help.
  • After you unload the vehicle, you will need to move it to an open parking area, which may be on another part of campus. You will be directed to these areas.
  • Due to the high number of new students moving in, at times you might find it easier to move yourself in without help from a volunteer “Mover & Shaker.” If you would like assistance, the Movers & Shakers will help you load your belongings into large carts for transport to your room as quickly as possible.
  • We encourage you to pack lightly and bring any hard carts that you may have to expedite your move-in process.
  • Before you unpack everything, use a computer to check your e-mail and complete your room condition report. This is how you note any existing damage or worn items in your room so that you are not charged for them at the end of the year. Do not have a computer handy? Do not worry. We will have hard copies available for you to use. Just ask your RA.

NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENT ORIENTATION

On-campus orientation for first-time-in-college (i.e., new) students commences on Thursday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. on the residential Quad. Select orientation programming will be available to Transfer Students on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. Details will be provided in your University email.

Movers & Shakers Volunteering Opportunity

The Department of University Housing & Conference Services (UHCS) is looking for returning students, staff, faculty, and alumni to serve as volunteer  “Movers & Shakers” for move-in help on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Additionally, we are seeking volunteers to also help with our transfer student move-in on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Movers & Shakers are responsible for meeting and greeting new students, their families, and helping to move students’ belongings into their rooms in the residence halls. Click HERE to find out more.

Please feel free to email our office at housing@millersville.edu if you should have any questions or need further clarification.

Fall 2021 Housing “Movers & Shakers” Volunteers Needed

The Department of University Housing & Conference Services (UHCS) is looking for returning students, staff, faculty, and alumni to serve as volunteer  “Movers & Shakers” for move-in help on Thursday, August 19, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additionally, we are seeking volunteers to also help with our transfer student move-in on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Movers & Shakers are responsible for meeting and greeting new students, their families, and helping to move students’ belongings into their rooms in the residence halls.

Student Movers & Shakers will be required to attend a short instructional meeting on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. in the Great Room of South Village.

Benefits of being a volunteer “Mover & Shaker” includes the following responsibilities and benefits:

1. Volunteers who live in the residence halls can move in early on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
2. A free limited edition t-shirt to identify yourself as a “Mover & Shaker” (*the t-shirt logo is illustrated above)
3. Free continental breakfast served on Thursday and Saturday
4. Free lunch served on Thursday afternoon
5. Students who help on both Thursday and Saturday will receive a special Millersville University promotional item.
6. The opportunity to be a servant leader
7. To actively demonstrate our EPPIIC Values as we welcome new students and their families to Millersville University

*** Students: Please note that if you sign up, move into the residence halls early as a Mover & Shaker, and do not participate as promised, you will be billed accordingly for the early move-in period as well as the cost of the shirt. 
If you would like to help, please visit the following page to sign-up:

This is an exciting opportunity as it brings our University community together to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. We hope you’ll be a part of this great tradition!

Join a Campus Living-Learning Community

A living-learning community (LLC) is a group of students who live together in the same residence hall building and share similar academic or special interests. Intentionally designed cocurricular learning activities are provided for the students to foster student engagement with their peers.

Here are some of our goals with LLC’s:

  • Increase students’ peer interactions related to academics outside the classroom
  • Deepen students’ social integration into the university
  • Connect students to cocurricular opportunities that will enhance their academic experiences

Research on LLC’s illustrates the following:

  • Students in LLCs perceive a stronger intellectual dimension to their living environment and perform better academically even after controlling for pre-college achievement.
  • Students living in LLCs vs. traditional halls show a statistically higher level of academic self-confidence and scored higher in confidence in college success (i.e., math, English, writing courses, and test-taking skills).
  • LLCs can have a lasting effect on student persistence and gains in disciplinary and general knowledge.
  • Levels of academic engagement reported by LLC participants is greater than their non-participating peers

Works cited:

Inkelas, K. K., & Soldner, M. (2011). Undergraduate Living-Learning Programs and Student Outcomes. In J.C. Smart & M.B. Paulsen (Eds.), Higher education: Handbook of theory (pp. 1-55). Netherlands: Springer.

Schroeder, C.C. & Mable, P. (Eds.). (1994). Realizing the educational potential of residence halls. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Millersville’s Living Learning Communities:
Honors College

This program is designed to provide a challenging and enriching education for talented and motivated students. Throughout your journey at Millersville, the Honors College will provide academic guidance and opportunities, which will prepare you to prosper in graduate/professional schools or in the professional world.

“The Honors College LLC in South Village helps Honors students build friendships and connections with their peers. Living among other students who you attend class, clubs, community service, and other events with creates a strong sense of community. Many students utilize the various common areas in South to study together, work on group projects, or to just hang out. I’ve met so many great people by simply hanging out in the lounge while doing my homework!” says Michael Skros, an Honors College Peer Mentor.

Click HERE to apply!

Women in STEM

The Women in STEM LLC empowers young women in STEM fields to learn and grow in a supportive, collaborative, engaging environment that is designed to promote life-long confidence and camaraderie while also exploring and excelling in their courses. You will receive regular peer and faculty mentorship. Amanda McKee, a student in the Women in STEM LLC says the following about her experience living there: “The Women in STEM LLC has really helped me with my confidence within my STEM major. Being able to connect with other women who are going through a similar experience was a great way to start my college experience. This LLC is a great way to broaden your knowledge of careers after you graduate.”

You will gain skills such as leadership, confidence, networking, awareness of the interdisciplinary connections within STEM fields. Additionally, you will gain exposure to those already working in the field and develop camaraderie with other young women pursuing a career in STEM fields. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the community is filled.

Click HERE to apply!

Social Advocacy

This program empowers students to be aware of cultural and social diversity within our society. You will be surrounded by fellow students who are enthusiastic about advocacy, equality, social justice, and social inclusion. You will gain skills such as increased self-awareness, knowledge of rights, effective communication, leadership, networking, and the ability to work in diverse environments. Today’s graduates need to effectively serve the communities in which they live and work, while being good global citizens. Sarah Perales, a student living in the community, says, “Being a part of the Social Advocacy Living Learning Community has given me a unique and memorable college experience with lots of opportunities to get engaged on campus and in the local community. I have been able to make strong connections with students to make lasting friendships and make strong connections with faculty to gain support throughout my academic career.”

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the community is filled.

Click HERE to apply!

ROTC

The ROTC LLC provides students the opportunity to live in a community with other students who are interested in military service from the first day they arrive on campus. While living in the ROTC LLC, students will be exposed to resources, skill-building and current members of the Millersville ROTC program. The LLC will facilitate contact with ROTC student leaders, ROTC faculty and staff, and military professionals. Formal and informal professional development opportunities will help students learn about military service opportunities. The LLC will provide a basis for a supportive student network that will benefit students while at Millersville and after graduation.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Military Science course to live in this community and will be accepted on a space availability until it is filled.

Click HERE to apply!

LGBTQ+ & Allies

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally? Then our LGBTQ+ & Allies affinity housing might just be for you. This immersive community is developed for first-year students interested in learning about LGBTQ+ identities, history and social advocacy. When you live here, you’ll work alongside faculty and staff in bi-monthly meetings to engage with other like-minded students who are interested in LGBTQ+ related issues or shared identities to build a community based on mutual respect, understanding, and affirmation.

We will also intentionally learn about the history of LGBTQ+ identities, social movements, culture, health and others lived experiences through guided discussions. Student living in this community will be able to participate in trips and community service opportunities with local LGBTQ+ organizations. This community will provide a brave-space for students to show up authentically, learn and grow from one another!

Click HERE to apply!

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Lydia Shaloka is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing at Millersville University. Her interests include digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  Graduating in May 2021, Lydia hopes to work for a digital marketing agency either in or near her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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Residential Area Director Matt Rutkoski Leads $6,000 Food Drive for the Campus Cupboard

Residential Area Director Matthew Rutkoski lead a very successful food and supply drive for the Campus Cupboard during spring 2021 finals week.  “After noticing that students had a lot of dining money left, I made it a point to reach out to students and encouraged them to use their remaining funds to purchase and donate food to the Campus Cupboard. I provided students with a list of items they could donate and let them know that they could leave the items in the lobby of each hall or they could contact me directly.” Items requested included non-perishable foods, water, other drinks, and cleaning & bathroom supplies.

Since that time, Matt picked up, sorted, collected, and transported all items to the Campus Cupboard.  The biggest donation came from the Millersville University College Dems Initiative, which was headed by Andrew Geer who also serves as a Resident Assistant. The group donated approximately $3,200 of food.  Additional supplies, such as water and cleaning supplies we also donated.  Overall, according to the calculations, approximately $6,000 worth of items were donated to the Campus Cupboard.

Ed Weber, Director of The HUB / Campus Cupboard, shared his gratitude. “This spring marks eight years of partnership between the Campus Cupboard Food Pantry at The HUB and Millersville University. We couldn’t serve students without the generous support of MU Faculty, Staff, and Administration. Typically, the end of a school year finds us with empty shelves and low supplies, but thanks to the end of semester food drive in the residence halls, we are stocked full and ready to continue to provide food assistance throughout the summer.  Special thanks to Matt Rutkoski for coordinating this effort.  During the past week, Matt delivered over eight carts filled with the food donations of students.  We appreciate our partnership with Housing and look forward to continuing to serve MU students together.”

Thank you to both Matt Rutkoski and Andrew Geer for putting our EPPIIC Values into action through your servant leadership efforts. We are proud to have you on the University Housing & Conference Services Team!

Meet the 2020-2021 University Housing Marketing Intern – Lydia Shaloka

My name is Lydia Shaloka, and I was the marketing intern for University Housing & Conference Services from May 2020 to May 2021. Being the marketing intern helped me learn more about the department and all of the work that goes into making the residence halls as incredible as they are. I gained valuable experience creating marketing content, analyzing marketing data, and working with others from my department, outside of my department, and even outside of MU. I am so grateful for this experience and believe it has helped me grow both professionally and personally.

What did you learn about marketing and blogging?

This internship provided me with the opportunity to apply what I was learning in my marketing courses in real-world scenarios and gain a lot of new knowledge about marketing as well. I learned much more about how to use social media sites like Instagram and Twitter for marketing purposes. Additionally, I gained valuable experience using Google Analytics to analyze marketing data and understand how it can be used to improve the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. I also learned how important effective marketing is, particularly in the higher education field.

The changes and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic meant the University Housing department needed to be able to quickly communicate important information to both current and incoming students and their parents. I learned how to communicate this information by creating quality content that delivered a consistent message across all platforms. Housing’s marketing efforts have helped keep the Millersville University community safe throughout this pandemic, and I was honored to be a part of those efforts.

Prior to this internship, I had very little blogging experience. I learned so much about how to create quality blog posts and how to maintain a WordPress blog site. I also learned that blogs can be a very beneficial marketing tool.

What did you learn about yourself?

I learned that I really enjoy graphic design! I created graphics for our social media sites and the blog using Canva, a graphic design software. I also designed flyers that were hung in the residence halls and small cards that were distributed to students. I really enjoyed getting the chance to be creative and coming up with concepts for different marketing materials.

What is your favorite blog post that you wrote?

I liked writing blog posts that were creative and entertaining to read but that were also informative. One of my favorites is The ABC’s of Millersville University.  I went through the alphabet and wrote something about Millersville that started with each letter. Finding something for X and Z were tricky but I made it work! I also really liked writing the post, True or False: How Much Do You Know About Millersville’s History? I liked writing this post because I learned some fun facts about Millersville in the process.

I also liked one of my more informative posts, Should You Declare a Minor? I felt like this post contained useful information and doing research for it also helped me when I was deciding whether or not I should declare a minor. Another informative post I really enjoyed writing was What I Wish I Knew My Freshman Year. This post gave me the chance to reflect on my freshman year at Millersville and hopefully help other incoming freshman know what to expect.

What was your most memorable project?

My most memorable project was coming up with various events to hold in anticipation of room selection. We hosted Among Us games, Bingo, Jeopardy, and more. We gave away various prizes to students who participated in the events. I enjoyed this project because I got to collaborate with some amazing members of the Housing team for it and saw firsthand how we were able to host engaging and fun events virtually. Plus, who doesn’t love giveaways?

What are your plans for the future?

I am going to be working as a Marketing Specialist for Freedom Mortgage. I hope to continuing blogging on my personal blog site and mainly write about the things I’m passionate about, such as marketing and food.

2021 Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Endowed Scholarship Awarded to Delanie Dugan

The presentation of the Stine Award has been a tradition within the Department of University Housing & Conference Services for three decades. The 2020-2021 academic year marks the 33rd year for the award.

The University Housing & Conference Services Stine Award Recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year is Delanie DuganDelanie has been a Resident Assistant for the past year assigned to the East Village Residence Hall complex and previously a desk attendant in West Village. Michael Davis, Residential Area Director of East Village, describes Delanie as a gifted student, fast on her feet, and able to tackle any challenge ahead of her. He added that her RA colleagues state that she helps to keep them focused and is someone they admire because of her ability to carry herself with such a high level of character. 

Outside of the Resident Assistant Position, Delanie is very active as an Art major and is involved in the following:

  • Interactive Design Club Member
  • Marauder Graphics Club Member
  • Mentor for a first-year student within the mentorship program
  • Assistant Manager for a small business pottery studio

Delanie has also been a valuable member of the team of RAs that have been delivering food to our Millersville students who were quarantining within the residence halls this academic year.  She always made sure to check-in with them and to ensure that everyone received the food that they requested.

Graduate Assistant Will Halko noted that it is not uncommon to see Delanie engaging in smaller acts of kindness like leaving positive notes for her coworkers. “In ways both small and large, Delanie embodies the best qualities of what makes an RA and inspires those around her to do the same.”


The Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Endowed Scholarship was seeded in 1988 by Dr.’s George and Helen Stine as a tribute to the memory of Dr. George Stine’s parents.  Dr. Clyde Stine was a member of the Millersville University Administrative Faculty for 22 years (1946-1968).  He provided administrative oversight for the residence hall program as the Dean of Men. 

Dr. George Stine, Professor of Sociology, and a founding member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, retired in 2003, after a distinguished 37 years at Millersville University.  Dr. Helen Stine retired in 2003 after many years as a Reading Specialist serving the School District of Lancaster. 

Dr. George Stine has a unique relationship with the residence hall system at Millersville University, having spent the years of his childhood living in the residence halls during his father’s tenure as Dean of Men.  He holds fond memories of living in the original Bard, Harbold, and Diehm Halls as a child and later holding summer employment as a construction crew member in the completion of the Dilworth Administration Building. 

Drs. George and Helen Stine chose to recognize a Resident Assistant because Dr. Clyde Stine viewed the residence halls as an important experience in the life of a scholar and realized that Resident Assistants provide a fundamental role in the transition from student to new professional. 


The Department of University Housing & Conference Services is proud to recognize Delanie Dugan as our Stine Award Recipient for the 2020-2021 academic year. Congratulations to Delanie! 

Returning Student Room Assignment Sessions

RETURNING STUDENTS: Want more information about living on-campus for the next academic year? Come to one of our upcoming room assignment sessions:

WEDNESDAY MAY 12th at 6pm

Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/94843301185

FRIDAY MAY 14TH at 3pm

Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/92894348941

We can’t wait to see you on campus in the fall!

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Lydia Shaloka is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing at Millersville University. Her interests include digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  When she graduates in May 2021, Lydia hopes to work for a digital marketing agency either in or near her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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University Housing and Conference Services Staff Spotlight: Gabby Vaxmonsky

Millersville’s Department of University Housing and Conference Services is proud to showcase our staff and all of the incredible work they do to make the residence halls at Millersville safe and a great environment for students to live and learn in. This week’s staff spotlight pick is graduate assistant Gabby Vaxmonsky. Continue reading to learn more about Gabby, what she loves about being a graduate assistant in South Village, and her advice to students.

Q: What made you want to become a Graduate Assistant (GA)?

Gabby: I’m originally from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area of PA so coming to grad school, I knew no one and I wanted a way to not only feel more connected to the University but also build stronger connections to fellow students. I felt becoming a GA would provide that opportunity and what better way than working with a team of students and professional staff members like that in Housing!

Q: What has been the most rewarding part of being a GA?

Gabby: By far the most rewarding part has been building connections and friendships with my fellow team members in South Village. Especially this past year, I think we have all been able to lean on and support each other through these challenging times. Building those connections and being able to learn and grow together has been both rewarding and also something I am extremely grateful for.

Q: How have you been handling everything caused by COVID-19?

Gabby: I have been leaning on my friends and family, but also my teammates in Housing. We are working in-person within the safety guidelines of COVID-19 so having others around that know what that is like can be beneficial if you need someone to talk too. I have also been remembering to be kind to myself and give myself/others grace when it comes to certain things. I keep myself accountable but also don’t beat myself up if I don’t get to something in a day. It is important to remember that we are all just doing the best we can with what we have.

Q: Do you have any tips for succeeding academically given the various changes?

Gabby: Most important is your mental health. If you aren’t taking care of that, and your basic needs, you won’t be able to be successful academically. Reach out early if you know you are starting to struggle and communicate that with your professors. They are more likely to be able to help if they know of concerns sooner rather than later. Also, even though the University is predominately virtual, there are still a wealth of academic and mental health resources available. As a plug for our amazing RA’s, they can connect you with any number of those resources.

Q: Why should students consider working as a Resident Assistant (RA) or GA in the residence halls?

Gabby: You will gain a rewarding experience and long-lasting relationships that will follow you into your career. Coming into Housing I wasn’t sure what to expect because it’s a new experience for me. I am constantly surprised with how much I learn with my GA that transfers over to my area of study, School Psychology. Additionally, you will gain and develop valuable skills that carry over into any career path, such as leadership, flexibility, responsibility, and time-management.

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Lydia Shaloka is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing at Millersville University. Her interests include digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  When she graduates in May 2021, Lydia hopes to work for a digital marketing agency either in or near her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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Spring 2021 Semester Closing and Check Out Bulletin

The residence halls will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 7, 2021. Residents are expected to move out of the residence halls and return room keys within 24 hours after their last exam.  Resident students who are graduating or are involved in graduation must speak with their Residential Area Director by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to obtain permission to remain in the halls until Saturday, May 8, 2021.  Those given permission to stay until Saturday must check out by 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Students may move out prior to finals provided that you make arrangements with your Residential Area Director to turn in your keys.

Carefully review the following information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct and additional charges for improperly checking out of your residence hall room.

QUIET HOURS FOR FINAL EXAMS:

Please keep your fellow students in mind as they prepare for exams.  Quiet hours will be maintained at all times, 24 hours a day, beginning at 9:00 PM Friday, April 30, 2021 and continuing through 6:00 PM Saturday, May 8, 2021.

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

Prior to leaving for the summer break, all resident students MUST properly check out of their room.  ALL residents must do the following prior to the actual check-out:

  • Remove all belongings from your area of the room (open desk/dresser drawers).
  • Dispose of trash by removing it to the dumpster area of your residence hall.
  • Clean the room including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture to remove dust and sticky residue.
  • Clean the bathrooms. This would include cleaning the toilet, shower, sink and floor areas.
  • Return furniture to its original position (see schematics posted on the bulletin board of your hallway).
  • Un-bunk beds and make sure that the bed frame is at the proper height (3rd and 4th slots from the bottom).

The LAST resident to check-out of a room should also do the following:

  • Turn off the lights.
  • Set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • Close and lock the window.
  • Lower the blinds halfway but leave them open.
  • Lock your bedroom door.

EXPRESS CHECK-OUT:

This is the ONLY method of check out being offered this semester to provide a contact-less and quick check out process.

  • Proceed to the main desk/lobby of your residence hall where you will find express check-out envelopes on a table.
  • Complete all information required on the front of the envelope.
  • Sign where indicated.
  • Place your room key inside the envelope (Shenks/Reighard residents should include your parking pass), and seal it with the tape provided.
  • If you have lost your key, complete the envelope, and write on the front: “No key enclosed, lost key.”
  • Drop the envelope into the lock box located near the front desk.

BICYCLES:

Remember to take your bicycle with you as you leave campus.  As of Sunday, May 9, 2021, all bicycles left in the residential areas will be donated to charity.

MAIL:

The last day for mail delivery will be Friday, May 7, 2021.  Unclaimed mail and packages will be returned to sender.  The mailroom cannot forward packages to your home address so please plan accordingly.

SUMMER SESSIONS:

Registered Summer Session residents will be assigned to live in South Village A wing.  You must move out of your spring room assignment by the deadlines published above even if residing in South A.  There is no storage available. Please remove all belongings at spring closing and checkout using the instructions above.

For information regarding summer housing, please contact the Department of Housing & Residential Programs in Lombardo at (717) 871-4200 or see “Summer Housing” on the Housing webpage.  Housing is available during Summer Sessions 1, 2, & 3 only for residents registered for summer session classes.

Best wishes for a restful and safe summer season!

Vaccinate the ‘Ville!

Who: Millersville University faculty, staff and students are invited.

What: College Day at Vaccinate Lancaster at the Park City Mall. There will be prizes, raffles and activities to thank our college students and staff for doing their part! The bus ride is free and the vaccination is free!

Where: Park City Mall

When: Friday, April 30

How: Millersville University will supply free transportation to the Vaccinate Lancaster site. Buses will leave the University from in front of the Student Memorial Center at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m.

Sign up for the bus here –https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lDfskvC4k03M3owqKK1G8IUuybbEh5Cu4LuY6uDTVNUMzZCVE9WUVJKSzc3NlIxMEM0UDlKN0FHMi4u

Why: To keep the ‘Ville COVID free!

Don’t forget to wear your Millersville University gear!

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Lydia Shaloka is a senior Business Administration major with a concentration in Marketing at Millersville University. Her interests include digital marketing, content marketing, and social media marketing.  When she graduates in May 2021, Lydia hopes to work for a digital marketing agency either in or near her hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

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