Wi-Fi Help for Residence Halls: Meet Our Apogee ResNet Tech

Are you a student who lives in the residence halls here at Millersville University and need help with Wi-Fi? If so, there are staff and resources here to help you. 

Will Williams is a CompTIA Network+ Certified Network Technician who works for Apogee, the company that provides the Wi-Fi service to the residence halls. He is responsible for maintaining the ResNet Wi-Fi service at Millersville University. We interviewed him about topics that students should know about the network in the residence hall and also to provide a little personal information about himself. 



Tell me a little about yourself?
I am a complete nerd. I love technology, finance, and video games. I am studying to become a Network Engineer.

How can students in the residence halls obtain help for internet-related issues they may be experiencing?
Support is available 24/7 for students. Call 833-548-7747 for support or go to millersville.apogee.us for more support options.

What advice do you have for students in the residence halls to stay successful with their tech in the halls?
If you have an iPhone or iPad, turn the “Private Wi-Fi Address” setting off. Instructions can be found online for how to turn off this setting or call us and we can help. This setting can cause connection issues if it’s not turned off.

What do you like most about Millersville University?
The students and staff here have all been very friendly and welcoming. I get the privilege to work alongside a university staff that takes a ton of ownership and wants what’s best for the university.


We’re glad to have Will here as a part of our Millersville University community and thank him for his dedication! Please make sure to give him a warm Marauder “Hello!” if he ever helps you with a service request. 

Sustainability in the Residence Halls

Sustainability within the confines of university residence halls can seem like a daunting challenge, especially for those just beginning their journey towards a more eco-conscious lifestyle. As a senior with years of campus living under my belt, I’ve navigated these waters and compiled a list of strategies that have not only made a positive impact on the environment but also enriched my college experience. This guide is designed to assist both incoming students and those already residing with us in embracing sustainability in their daily lives.

1. Embrace the Culture of Donation: Clothing clutter tends to accumulate in residence halls, leading to unnecessary waste. Before resorting to the trash bin, consider donating gently used items. Local charities such as Community Aid, Good Will, and the Water Street Mission are always in need of donations. By doing so, you not only declutter your space but also contribute to a circular economy, supporting those in need within your community.

2. Innovative Water Conservation: We’ve all let the shower run to warm up, watching precious water go down the drain. A simple yet effective solution is to catch this water in a bucket for later use. This water can hydrate your indoor plants, which leads to the next point: invest in greenery. Plants not only beautify your space and improve air quality but also serve as a daily reminder of our connection to the environment. Plus, tending to them can be a great stress reliever during exam periods.

3. Active Environmental Stewardship: Participate in or organize campus cleanup events. A leisurely stroll with the added purpose of picking up litter can significantly enhance the beauty and health of your campus environment. This small act of responsibility fosters a culture of respect for nature among the student body. Campus clean-ups include: Conestoga Outdoors Club.

4. Reduce Single-Use Plastic: The convenience of plastic water bottles is undeniable, but their environmental impact is severe. Opting for a reusable water bottle, complemented by a water filtration system like a Brita filter, not only reduces plastic waste but also saves money in the long run. This simple change in habit can lead to a significant reduction in the environmental footprint of our residence halls.

5. Energy Conservation: Mindful energy usage is crucial for sustainability. Making a habit of turning off lights and unplugging electronic devices when not in use can lead to substantial energy savings. This practice not only benefits the planet but also encourages a mindful lifestyle, reminding us of the impact our daily choices have on the world.

6. Expanding Your Sustainability Knowledge: Beyond these practical tips, educating oneself about environmental issues is fundamental. Engage with campus organizations focused on sustainability or environmental stewardship. These groups provide valuable opportunities for learning, activism, and connecting with like-minded individuals. They often host events, workshops, and campaigns that can broaden your understanding of global environmental challenges and how you can contribute to solutions. Examples include: Sustainability Club 

7. Reusing Items in Innovative Ways: Taking old t-shirts and cutting them to make rags for cleaning, so you can reduce the amount of paper towels you use in your residence halls. Or using glass containers that previously had food in them and making those pots for plants to grow. You can also use these as a container to hold makeup, brushes, and other household items. When we reuse items, it helps keep those items out of the landfills. It is also helps you save money, so you do not have to buy additional items!

In conclusion, embracing sustainability in the residence halls is not only about reducing our environmental impact; it’s also about cultivating a sense of community, responsibility, and personal growth. By integrating these practices into our daily lives, we can collectively contribute to a more sustainable future, both on campus and beyond. Let’s lead by example, inspiring others to join us in this vital cause.

Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Room Selection/Housing Applications

Definitions:

On-Campus: On-campus housing is defined as residing in one of the following residence halls: East Village, Shenks Hall, South Village, and West Village.

Off-Campus: Properties owned by Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) and other student housing options within the community.

Commuter: Students residing with a parent or court-appointed legal guardian at that person’s permanent home address who is commuting fewer than 40 miles one way. A notarized statement and supplemental statement are required.

For further information, please refer to the Millersville University Housing Residency Requirement policy.

Room Selection for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 academic year will be starting in the new few weeks. In preparation for this, students living on-campus will need to do the following to be able to participate.

Pre-Room Selection Process

As returning students, you will be able to select your own room for next year. To be able to participate, you must pay the $200.00 housing deposit and complete the Returning Student Housing Application: “RETURNING STUDENTS_HousingApplication_2024-2025.”

To complete the housing application, you will log into your MyHousing Account. In your MyHousing account, you will click the Applications tab and complete the “RETURNING STUDENTS_HousingApplication_2024-2025.” You will need to complete the application to be eligible to participate in the room selection process.

You will pay the housing deposit in the housing application. Once you have completed the housing application, you will receive an email confirming the application was completed.

You can also go ahead and select roommates by logging into your MyHousing Account. Once logged in, select the Roommate Selection tab and Select Roommates. For the term, choose Fall 2024 and you can then search for a roommate by first and last name. When you find your roommate, you will select them by clicking the Request Roommate option under the name.

Please make sure you only select the number of roommates you want for the room type your looking for:

  • For a single suite, you can only select (1) roommate as single suites are for two (2) students.
  • For a double suite, you can only select (3) roommates as double suites are for four (4) students.
  • For same room selection, you cannot have any roommates selected as you can only select your same room (if that room is an option for next year).

    Room Selection Options
    The room selection process will officially start on March 14, 2024.

    March 14 – March 15, 2024: Shenks Hall Room Selection
    March 18 – March 19, 2024: Same Room Selection
    March 21 – March 22, 2024: Single-Suite Room Selection in the Villages
    March 25 – April 15, 2024: Open room selection in any hall for returning/current students.

    Shenks Room Selection
    This is room selection for students who wish to live in Shenks Hall. Shenks Hall is used primarily for returning students.

    Same Room Selection
    This is for students who currently live on campus and wish to live in the same room they are currently in for next fall. Please note that some rooms may not be available to be selected again based on different facility uses and rooms reserved for certain LLC programs. Remember, to participate in this room selection, you cannot request a roommate. A current suitemate group that wishes to live together again must each pick separately.

    Single Suite Room Selection
    This is room selection for students who wish to live in single suites (room with 2 bedrooms and a shared bathroom for 2 students). A limited number of single suites will be available for selection.

    Open Room Selection
    This is when you can select any room that is available in any of the residence halls.

    Please remember that if you do not plan to live on-campus for the Fall 2024 – Spring 2025 term, you must be approved to live off-campus. To submit an off-campus request, you would log into your MyHousing Account and complete the “Fall 2024 Off-Campus Request” Application located in the Applications tab.

OFF-CAMPUS WAIVER FAQS

Below are frequently asked questions and their answers related to the off-campus waiver process to help you plan accordingly for the 2024-25 academic year.

Should I apply for on-campus housing for 2024-25 academic year?

If you are returning to Millersville University for the 2024-25 academic year and not eligible for a 60+ credit waiver, you should apply to secure campus housing.

I will not have 60 earned credits until I finish the spring 2024 semester. Can I still apply for a waiver?

Yes. University Housing & Conference Services (UHSC) takes into consideration the anticipated number of credits that you will earn for the spring 2024 semester. Keep in mind that you can become ineligible if you decide to withdraw from or fail courses that will put you under the 60-credit mark by the end of the spring 2023 semester.

What if my friends I want to live with have 60+ credits and are approved, but I only have 30-59 earned credits?

Decisions regarding the availability for off-campus waivers for students with between 30 -59 credits will be determined in the summer of 2024. Additionally, those with 30-59 earned credits who are granted a waiver may only reside in Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) communities and not elsewhere off-campus.

Some of my intended roommates and I have received a 60+ credit waiver, but one (or more) have only have 30 – 59 earned credits. What should we do?

Students with only 30 – 59 earned credits are not guaranteed a waiver. You should proceed accordingly assuming that your friend may not be granted a waiver. It is recommended that you make off-campus roommate arrangements with students who do have a 60+ earned credit waiver.

If I do not have the required credit hours to move off campus, can I take summer classes to get the needed credits?

You may do so if this will place you at a level of 60 or more earned credits prior to the start of the fall semester.

What if I already signed a lease somewhere other than Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI)?

You may only sign a lease somewhere other than Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) if you have acquired a 60+ earned credit waiver.

I received a waiver last year but never used it, can I use it this year?

No. You must apply for a waiver each year.

Can I transfer my waiver to someone else?

No. Waivers are not transferrable to other students.

If 30 – 59 credit waivers for SLI are granted, how are they chosen?

Waivers will be granted in sequential order by the date and time of the of “Fall 2024 off-campus request application” until the number of waivers available are exhausted. Waivers granted for those 30 – 59 earned credits will not be based upon any intended apartment roommate arrangements that you may have.

If I do not know if I will be granted a 30 – 59 credit waiver, do I have to live on campus for the summer?

Students are not required to live on campus during the summer months but may do so.

Is there an appeal process for those students with 30 – 59 credits who were denied a waiver?

No. All decisions are final.


Tips for success during Final exams.

Greetings, Marauders. Final exams are approaching swiftly, and it will soon be time to put your efforts to the test. While it may be challenging to stay focused and motivated with a heavy course load, maintaining a healthy mindset will guide you on the right path.

Here are three essential practices to enhance your performance in your final exams.

1. Studying in your most effective learning style, tailored to your own preferences, will be very accommodating. Your learning style is the way you best absorb information in an educational setting, whether it’s auditory, visual, or hands-on learning. Being aware of your preferred learning style will not only make it easier for you to retain information but will also benefit you during exams, presentations, projects, or any form of assessment.

2. Ensure you get plenty of rest and prioritize self-care. While studying is crucial, taking care of yourself is also essential. Remember to get adequate rest, practice self-care, and stay hydrated to perform at your best when the time comes to apply yourself during the exams.

3. Seeking help and assistance will propel you forward. Having an honest conversation with your professor or academic advisor is always encouraged. Your advisor and professors were once undergraduate students themselves, so gaining an additional perspective can be very helpful. Your professor has also developed the materials you are being tested on; therefore, they are the best source for addressing any questions and aiding in your studies.

Final exams represent the culmination of your hard work, reflecting a true representation of your studies. These three tips aim to guide all of you in the right direction as the final week of classes approaches on December 7th, 2023. We at UHCS congratulate all of you for your hard work and making this Fall 2023 Semester one to remember. Best wishes on all of your final exams.

Residence Hall Winter Break 2023-2024 Bulletin

1. Winter break housing will start at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The residence halls will be closed during winter break. Resident students who are continuing in the residence halls to spring 2024 may request break housing for all or portions of the winter break by completing the “Break_Winter_2023-23 Application”. There is no additional cost to stay over the break, but you must apply to be approved. All students that apply to stay are approved and you will receive and email confirmation once you have completed the application. The application will close at 4pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023. The residence halls will reopen for the spring semester at 12 noon on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

2. Students that are graduating or working graduation on Saturday, December 9 are permitted to stay, but must be checked out of the residence hall before 6pm on Saturday, December 9, 2023.  You must email your Residential Area Director (RAD) to receive permission to stay till 6pm on Saturday, December 9, 2023. The University Housing and Conference Services Office will confirm with the Registrar’s Office students who have requested to stay due to graduating. Once confirmed, you will receive additional check-out instructions from your RAD. You do not need to complete the Break Housing Application.

3. If you are requesting winter break housing and you have scheduled a room change for the spring semester, you must complete the room change before the start of the break. If the room change cannot be completed prior to leaving for the break, you may be asked to take all personal belongings home. This is to help the housekeeping staff clean and prepare for the spring semester. Please see your Residential Area Director (RAD) to make that arrangement. Students assigned to continue housing in the residence halls for spring 2024 are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break nor need to move out all your belongings.

4. Students not returning or are thinking of not returning to Millersville University for the spring semester must contact their Residential Area Director (RAD) to receive instructions for checking-out of the residence halls. You will need to follow the instructions given to you by your hall director. Failure to properly check out will result in your being billed.

East Village –Yvonne DeBlois – yvonne.deblois@millersville.edu

Shenks Hall – Matthew Rutkoski – matthew.rutkoski@millersville.edu

South Village – Kei-shon Graham – kei-shon.graham@millersville.edu

West Village – Philip Watson – philip.watson@millersville.edu

TO COMPLETE THE WINTER BREAK APPLICATION:

  1. Log into your MAX Account
  2. Select Student Services
  3. Select Housing and Dining
  4. Select MyHousing
  5. In your MyHousing Account, go to the Applications tab on the left side and complete the “Break_Winter_2023-24Application”.
  6. Once you complete the application, you will receive an email stating that your application was completed.

GENERAL WINTER BREAK INFORMATION

  • 24-hour quiet hours go into effect at 9:00 PM on Friday, December 1, 2023, and continue through the end of the semester.
  • The residence halls will be closed during winter break except for returning residents who have requested and been approved for winter break housing by University Housing & Conference Services.
  • Card access for all resident students will be discontinued during the winter break. Only returning residents who have requested winter break housing will have card access privileges.
  • Guests and visitation are not permitted during the break.
  • See Dining ServicesHealth ServicesSMC, and The Hub websites for hours of operation.
  • For non-urgent police and campus calls during holiday closing times dial (717) 871-4357. For fire, police, and EMS emergencies, always dial 911.
  • Students assigned to continue housing in the residence halls for spring 2024 are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break nor need to move out all your belongings.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staff will be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that may require entrance to resident rooms. The University Housing & Conference Services staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied during the winter break. This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking. Please leave it in place for the duration of the winter break.
  • All students assigned to the residence hall for fall 2023 are automatically assigned to continue in the residence halls for spring 2024 unless you have filed an official withdrawal from the University, filed and been approval for an official leave of absence for spring 2024, filed for leave of absence due to call to active military service for spring 2024, filed or been approved for study abroad for spring 2024, or are a current study abroad visa international student not returning for the spring 2024 semester. All these circumstances require that you are not registered for classes at Millersville University for spring 2024.

WINTER BREAK PREPARATION PROCEDURES

The residence hall staff will conduct health and safety inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the winter break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Prior to the start of the break, all resident students returning for the spring and not registered for the winter break period MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • Defrost your refrigerator.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break, please take any valuables home with you.
  • If you are leaving for the break please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have an approved animal through Learning Services in your room, you must take the animal with you. You may not leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

Congratulations to our December 2023 graduates!

Happy Holidays and stay safe!

Navigating Thanksgiving Break: Safety and Wellness Tips for College Students

As the semester winds down, college students eagerly anticipate the much-needed Thanksgiving break—a time to relax, recharge, and reconnect with family and friends. However, amidst the excitement of heading home, it’s crucial for students to prioritize their safety and wellbeing. In this blog post, we’ll explore essential safety and wellness tips tailored for those students living on campus.

  1. Travel Smart

Whether you’re flying, driving, or taking public transportation, planning your journey is key to a safe and stress-free trip. Check the weather forecast, ensure your vehicle is in good condition, and inform someone about your travel plans. If you’re flying, arrive at the airport early to avoid unnecessary stress. Utilize transportation services provided by a ride sharing service, local transit, or travel with friends when possible.

  1. Secure Your Living Space

If you’re leaving for the break period, take a few moments to secure your bedroom and suite. Ensure all doors and windows are locked. Please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding. Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.

Learn more about all closing procedures by reading the Residence Hall Thanksgiving Break Bulletin.

  1. Maintain Healthy Habits

Regardless of where you spend Thanksgiving break, prioritizing your well-being is crucial. The Thanksgiving break can be a time of indulgence, but it’s essential to maintain healthy habits. Get enough sleep, eat balanced meals, and stay hydrated. Consider packing healthy snacks for your journey home to avoid relying on convenience foods. Maintaining a balance between festive treats and nutritious choices will help you return to campus feeling refreshed. If you’re staying on campus, use this time for self-care. Take walks, try out new recipes, or engage in activities that bring you joy.

  1. Communicate Effectively

Keep your family, friends, and roommates informed about your plans. Provide them with your travel itinerary, including departure and arrival times. In case of any unexpected changes, make sure you have a reliable means of communication, such as a fully charged phone or a portable charger. Regular check-ins with loved ones can also provide peace of mind for everyone involved.

For those staying on campus, staying connected is essential. Reach out to friends, classmates, or neighbors who may also be in the area. Consider exploring nearby events or activities that foster a sense of community and connection. You can also attend the Fun Fest on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from 2-6 p.m. in the Quad and South Village Great Room to foster connections and build a supportive community. Effective communication can be a bridge to forming meaningful relationships during the break.

  1. Be Mindful of Mental Health

Thanksgiving break can bring a mix of emotions, from excitement to stress or even homesickness. It’s important to be mindful of your mental health during this time. Take moments for self-reflection and relaxation. If you’re struggling, reach out to friends, family, or campus resources for support.

For help with a mental health crisis or emergency after Counseling Center hours, please call:

  • MU Police at 911
  • Crisis Intervention (Lancaster): 717-394-2631
  • National Suicide Hotline: 988
  • Crisis TEXT Hotline: text “HELLO” to 741741

The break can be challenging for those facing difficult home situations or spending the break alone on campus. Be gentle with yourself and recognize the importance of your mental health. Seek out virtual support groups or online communities where you can share experiences and find understanding. Surround yourself with positive influences, even if they are virtual, to create a supportive environment during this time.

6. Manage Your Time Wisely

While Thanksgiving break is a time for relaxation, it’s also an opportunity to manage your time wisely. Set aside dedicated study periods to review class materials or work on upcoming assignments. Creating a study schedule can help you balance academic responsibilities with holiday festivities, ensuring a smoother transition back to campus life. Use this time to get ahead on coursework, reducing stress as the semester comes to a close.

Conclusion

Thanksgiving break is a well-deserved opportunity for college students to unwind. By following these safety and wellness tips, you can make the most of your break, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience. Remember, a little preparation goes a long way in creating a Thanksgiving break filled with joy, relaxation, and peace of mind.

Residence Hall Thanksgiving Break 2023 Bulletin

Thanksgiving Break will begin at 10pm on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, after night classes. All students planning to stay for Thanksgiving Break must register by completing the “Break_Thanksgiving_2023 Application” that is in your MyHousing Account. There is no additional cost to stay over the break, but you must apply to be approved. All students that apply to stay are approved and you will receive an email confirmation once you have completed the application. The application will close at 3pm on Monday, November 20, 2023. Students not staying for Thanksgiving Break can return to the halls starting at 12 noon on Sunday, November 26, 2023.

To complete the application, follow these instructions:

1.      Log into your MAX Account

2.      Select Student Services

3.      Select Housing & Dining

4.      Select MyHousing

5.      In your MyHousing Account, go to the Applications tab on the left side and complete the “Break_Thanksgiving_2023 Application.”

6.      Once you complete the application, you will receive an email stating that your application was completed.

The Residence Hall Staff may conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the Thanksgiving break. Please carefully review the following instructions and information to avoid violations of the Student Code of Conduct for improper maintenance of your residence hall suite/room.

Thanksgiving Break Housing Information:

  • All University Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2023, and Friday, November 24, 2023.
  • Guests and Visitation is not permitted during the break. Guest visitation will start back up at 12noon on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services , Health ServicesThe Hub websites for hours of operation
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staffs may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.

Thanksgiving Break Preparation Procedures:

Prior to the start of the break, all resident students MUST:

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside your residence hall.
  • Clean your room/suite, including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, and showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove stale food from your refrigerator and properly dispose of it through proper trash removal.
  • If you are leaving for the break, turn off the lights.
  • If you are leaving for the break, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • If you are leaving for the break, lower the blinds halfway, but leave them open.
  • If you are leaving for the break, lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • If you are leaving for the break, please move all items from your residence hall floor, especially computer equipment and any items that can be damaged by flooding.
  • If you are leaving for the break and you have a Learning Services approved animal in your room, you MUST take the animal with you. You MAY NOT leave animals in the residence hall in the care of another student or staff member.

 Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Break!

Student Marketing Manager Paid Internship Opportunity

Exciting Undergraduate Student Internship Opportunity at Millersville University!

Are you a dynamic and creative Millersville University undergraduate student looking to gain valuable marketing experience? Do you want to work with a team that values professionalism, creativity, and innovation? Millersville University is thrilled to announce an incredible internship opportunity for a Student Marketing Manager within the University Housing & Conference Services (UHCS) department. We are seeking student candidates in their senior year with majors in Business Administration, Business Analytics, English / Writing Studies, Interactive and Graphic Design, Management, and Marketing.

Position Overview: As a Student Marketing Manager intern, you will play a pivotal role in representing the UHCS department and engaging with students, families, visitors, and the wider MU community. You’ll be at the forefront of promoting departmental initiatives and events through various marketing channels, including the department’s blog, social media, and traditional media.

The UHCS blog serves as a vital educational resource for residents and their parents, addressing current topics related to housing, applications, and department-sponsored activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create and promote engaging content for the UHCS blog, social media platforms, and print materials.
  • Collaborate with various university stakeholders to boost the reach of departmental content.
  • Manage and monitor social media accounts, including Instagram.
  • Record and analyze metrics related to marketing strategies and departmental goals.
  • Conduct research on industry-related topics to identify student needs and trending subjects.
  • Maintain confidentiality and uphold ethical standards.
  • Develop audiovisual presentations and written materials for the department.
  • Attend training workshops and professional development opportunities, supported by the department.

Qualifications:

To be eligible for this internship, you must:

  • Be a full-time student at Millersville University.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.30.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Possess experience in social media, particularly Instagram.
  • Showcase strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Exhibit excellent research, organizational, and time management abilities.
  • Be flexible to work during university breaks.
  • Show a commitment to diversity.
  • Successfully complete background checks (Act 34, Act 114, and Act 151).

Preferred Skills:

While not mandatory, experience or familiarity with the following will be advantageous:

  • Blogging, particularly using the WordPress platform.
  • Understanding of SEO best practices.
  • Experience with digital publishing and generating traffic.

Benefits:

In return for your dedication and hard work, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage of $11.00.
  • Personalized mentorship from the Director of University Housing & Conference Services.
  • Opportunities to learn from and network with marketing professionals through professional development and training opportunities.
  • Paid professional membership to the American Marketing Association for one year.
  • The chance to build a portfolio of work for future employment.
  • Potential for continued paid student employment in this role if you remain enrolled as a Millersville University student, including full-time during the summer months.

This is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring marketers to gain hands-on experience, work with an experienced team, and leave their mark on the Millersville University community.

If you’re ready to kickstart your marketing career and make a difference at Millersville University, apply today. Don’t miss the chance to enhance your skills, develop your professional network, and contribute to our vibrant campus community.

Application Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2023, by 4:30 p.m. 

You can apply through the Millersville University Handshake portal using your MU credentials. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott M. Helfrich.

Tips for 2024 Course Registration

Attention, Marauders! It’s that time of year again when course selection for Spring 2024 is just around the corner. It may feel like you were starting your Fall Semester courses just yesterday, but planning ahead and staying organized can significantly benefit your studies at Millersville University.

Here are four essential tips to help guide you in the right direction:

1. Consider Your Credits and Course Schedule for Self-Care
When selecting your courses, it’s crucial to not only focus on academic performance but also allow time for self-care. Planning your schedule to accommodate study, rest, and peak performance on campus is a significant undertaking, but the effort is always worthwhile. Depending on your credit hours, look into the course timings and ensure they align with your availability. Remember, it’s vital to set aside time for your mental well-being as well.

2. Open and Honest Communication with Your Academic Advisor
Communication is key, especially when it comes to completing your degree. Have an open and honest conversation with your academic advisor about your course load and employment opportunities. Your advisor is there to support you and can provide valuable insights on tailoring your schedule to meet your needs effectively. Remember that your advisor was once a student like you, and their perspective can be a tremendous asset to your academic journey.

3. Meet with Your Academic Advisor in Advance
To ensure a smoother course selection process, meet with your academic advisor well ahead of the selection date. This way, you’ll already know which courses you need to take before they fill up. The earlier you prepare, the more seamless your upcoming semester planning will be.

4. Leverage Your Current Courses and Professors
Your current courses, particularly your core classes, provide a glimpse of what’s to come. Stay focused on your academic performance and don’t hesitate to seek advice on course selection from your professors during their office hours. Building an honest connection with your current professors is an excellent way to ensure academic success and receive occasional assistance. Just like your advisor, your professors were once undergraduate students, and their valuable insights can guide you.

Remember that thinking ahead is a wise practice, especially when it comes to course registration. Registration begins on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, and we hope that these four tips we’ve provided will be of great help when the course registration date arrives.

Join Our Team: Explore the Exciting World of Event Management with Conference Services

Are you an enthusiastic Millersville University student looking to gain real-world experience and earn a paycheck while you study? University Housing & Conference Services (UHCS) is on the hunt for dedicated and creative students to join our dynamic team. At UHCS, we are the driving force behind the seamless execution of year-round events, including indoor/outdoor athletic camps, conferences, tournaments, and external group facility rentals. If you’ve got a knack for problem-solving, a flair for creativity, and a passion for organizing unforgettable experiences, this is your chance to shine!

Why You Should Apply:

1. Dive into the World of Event Management: Event management is a thrilling and multifaceted field that combines creativity, precision, and innovation. When you join UHCS, you’ll get hands-on experience in planning, organizing, and executing a variety of events, from corporate conferences and sports camps to weddings, music festivals, and charity fundraisers. This role will set you on the path to a bright future in the event industry.

2. Shape Events with Purpose: Your work at UHCS will be integral to Millersville University’s mission and vision. Whether it’s an educational symposium, a promotional extravaganza, a celebratory gala, or a charity event, you’ll have a hand in making events align with our EPPIIC Values and leave a lasting impact.

3. Gain Invaluable Skills: Event management is all about adaptability, organization, and problem-solving. As a UHCS student worker, you’ll develop essential skills in project management, budgeting, and teamwork. These skills will serve you well in your academic pursuits and future career.

4. Networking Opportunities: Working at UHCS means you’ll interact with a wide range of individuals, from university staff to external clients. The connections you make can open doors to future internships, job opportunities, and references.

Available Positions:

  • Student Worker – Conference Services Manager: If you’re a natural leader with a knack for overseeing event logistics, this role is perfect for you. You’ll have the opportunity to manage various aspects of events and work closely with our professional staff.
  • Student Worker – Conference Services Event Staff: This role is ideal for detail-oriented individuals who thrive on the day-to-day execution of events. You’ll be the backbone of our events, ensuring everything runs like clockwork.

The Roadmap to Event Management:

At UHCS, you’ll have the chance to explore the ins and outs of event management. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

1. Event Planning:

  • Define event objectives, goals, and target audience.
  • Create a budget and identify funding sources.
  • Choose the perfect date, time, and venue to achieve event objectives.
  • Develop a comprehensive event plan, including a timeline, program, and marketing strategy.

2. Venue and Logistics:

  • Select a venue that matches the event’s theme and size.
  • Arrange permits and licenses, and coordinate logistics like transportation, catering, and audiovisual equipment.

3. Event Execution:

  • Supervise and coordinate all event aspects to ensure flawless execution.
  • Handle any unforeseen issues or emergencies with poise and professionalism.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to event attendees.

4. Post-Event Evaluation:

  • Collect valuable feedback from attendees, sponsors, and staff.
  • Analyze the event’s financial performance and assess goal achievement.
  • Document lessons learned and identify areas for future improvement.

Are you ready to embark on this exciting journey into the world of event management? Join UHCS, and let’s create unforgettable experiences together! Click on the links above to apply for the positions that align with your skills and ambitions.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with a dynamic team, develop critical skills, and make your mark on Millersville University’s event landscape. Apply today, and be part of something truly extraordinary!

Please contact Assistant Director Michael Kurland at (717) 871-4200 or michael.kurland@millersville.edu with any questions you may have.

*** Graphic by Scott M. Helfrich, Ed.D.

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