Spring 2021 Parking Reminder

Residential students, please remember to only park in your assigned blue lined parking space when you are at your residence hall to avoid receiving a fine. If you have not done so already, be sure to apply for a parking permit.
Click here to visit the parking division webpage to learn more about how to apply for a parking permit and other important parking information.

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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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How to Be Successful This Semester

Happy first week of classes, Marauders!!!!

Does anyone else feel like winter break is flew by? It seems like just yesterday we were taking finals and excitedly waiting for 2020 to be over. Now that the spring semester is here, it’s time to shift gears and work hard to accomplish great things. Here are some tips to help you succeed this spring semester!

Reflect on Last Semester

Take some time to think about what you can learn from last semester. Think about any areas for improvement. For example, if you didn’t participate in your classes often during the fall, you might want to commit to asking questions or volunteering more in your spring semester classes. If you found yourself getting easily overwhelmed by your workload, take this time to learn about how to handle stress in a healthy way (like by reading our blog post about dealing with stress). If you feel like you did really well last semester, think about what you did to be successful and continue doing those things in the next semester.

Set Goals for Yourself

Jot down some things that you hope to achieve during this semester. As time goes on, remind yourself of those goals and keep track of the progress you’re making towards reaching them. Setting goals that you feel confident you can achieve will help you start the semester on the right foot. When you’re setting your goals, make sure to also list the reason(s) why you want to achieve them. That way, when you’re feeling particularly unmotivated to do schoolwork, you can look at those goals and the reasons you gave for setting them and feel inspired to keep up the hard work. Not sure where to start? Fortunately, we have a blog post all about how to set and achieve goals! Click here to check it out.

Check D2L and Your Millersville Email Everyday

It’s always a good idea to check D2L on a daily basis, especially now that most classes are held virtually. Remember that the syllabus is a guide you should refer to throughout the semester, not just during the first week of classes. I highly recommend either writing down important dates and deadlines in an agenda or putting them in the calendar on your phone.  It is your responsibility to keep track of what is due and when it is due, so prioritize staying organized and checking D2L everyday. I would also recommend checking your Millersville email daily to see if any of your professors have contacted you about their class. If you have questions about the information on D2L, contact your professor for clarification. Make sure to check the class syllabus before reaching out to make sure you are following any communication guidelines they may have set.

Grow Both Personally and Academically

Doing well in your classes is very important, but it isn’t the only thing that matters during your time in college. You’re only a college student for a limited amount of time, so make the most of it! Join organizations and participate in events that interest you. Make connections with professors in your field of interest and your fellow students. Explore your passions. If there’s a subject you really enjoy but aren’t interested in majoring in, consider minoring in it. Click here to read our blog post to find out if getting a minor is the right decision for you.

Take Care of Yourself

Your mental health has a major impact on your ability to succeed in your classes. Take care of yourself throughout the semester not just to stay physically healthy, but to stay motivated to do your best work as well.  Get plenty of sleep, keep a positive attitude, and take time to do the things you enjoy. No matter how busy you are, you  can always take some time to relax and enjoy yourself – you’ll be grateful you did.

We can’t wait to see what you accomplish this semester! What class or activity are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.

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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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CAHSS & Lombardo College of Business Advisement Center

If you’re a student in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the Lombardo College of Business, the McComsey Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success is here to help you get through the Spring 2021 semester!

If you need academic advising this semester, you’re encouraged to drop in during their office hours from Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 1pm. They are here to help you and support you on your journey to graduation.

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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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COVID Testing and Housing Move-In Directions & Parking

Scheduled COVID testing and corresponding residence hall check-in will occur on Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:30 – 11a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. There will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you have not already, please review the procedures for the Spring 2021 Move-In: Testing & Process. You must schedule a time for Monday or Tuesday.

Health Services Testing Location & Parking

  • Make your way to Millersville University coming on North George Street and turn left onto East Frederick street at the stop light.
  • Travel 260 feet, and then turn left onto Highschool Avenue.
  • Susan P. Luek Hall and its parking lot are located on the right.
  • Enter for testing from the rear entrance.
  • Handicapped accessible entrance is located on the opposite side of the building by the front parking lot.
  • Family should wait in the vehicle while the student enters for testing or to show verification of a previous result.

Result Wait Lot

  • After being tested, the student should return to the vehicle and travel to the Result Wait Lot, which is the Creek Drive parking lot.
  • From Luek Hall, take a right onto Pucillo Drive and continue through campus past the academic buildings and down a large hill to Creek Drive.
  • Turn right onto Creek Drive and another right at the next stop sign (Creek Drive).
  • The Creek Drive parking lot is on the right where you should park and wait until you receive your result on the NAVICA app.

Residence Hall Move-In

  • Those with a negative result can make their way to their prospective residence hall to check in. You will need to show your negative result in order to be able to receive your keys.
  • Family should remain with the vehicle until the student returns with their keys to move in.
  • Those who may have a positive result will be called by Health Services and be given further instructions at that time.

Late Arrivals

To reiterate, there will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

Spring 2021 Move-In Information: Testing & Process

In an effort to provide you with information related to moving into your residence hall, we wanted to remind you of the new requirement. As announced to students via email on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Vice President Hazlett, students living in the residence halls will be required to be tested for COVID-19 as part of the Spring 2021 move-in process. Health Services will be on campus to administer the rapid COVID-19 test (free of charge) in Susan P. Luek Hall (24 Pucillo Dr., Millersville, PA 17551) before students receive their room keys. Students living in the residence halls will need to present to Housing staff proof that they have tested negative before they can receive their room key.

If a student has proof of receiving a negative test that was administered within 48-hours prior to arriving on campus, they may present this to Health Services in lieu of on-campus testing. We do understand this may cause various logistical hardships, and we appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work through this process, which is designed to keep you and our campus community healthy and safe.

MOVE-IN / TESTING SCHEDULE – NOW OPEN

Students will schedule concurrently for a move-in / testing date and time through their University MAX account. Go to MAX-Student Services >> Housing & Dining >> MyHousing. The check in times available are below your assignment. These will be limited to available slots on Monday, January 18, 2021 and Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 7:30 – 11a.m. and 1 – 5 p.m. There will be a strict adherence to this schedule in order to manage the flow of students arriving on campus, so late arrivals cannot be accommodated.

When you schedule your appointment for testing, you are acknowledging that you understand your HIPPA privacy rights as outlined below and authorize the release of COVID-19 test results. Consent / Release form (CLICK to review) and a HIPAA notification (CLICK to review)

Any late arrivals will have to reschedule and will not be able to move into the residence halls. Additionally, any special accommodations for scheduling will need to be coordinated and approved through the Health Services.

COVID RESULTS APP

Before arriving for testing, please download the NAVICA App and create an account to receive your results.

Receiving your test results:

  • You MUST install the NAVICA App on your phone and create an account to receive your test results.

The NAVICA App is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.

TESTING & MOVE-IN PROCESS

  • Please report to Susan P. Luek Hall at 24 Pucillo Dr., Millersville, PA 17551 on your scheduled day and time where you will receive your COVID-19 rapid test. There are numerous legal parking spots located near the building which may be used. Students should remain in their vehicle until their scheduled appointment time to avoid crowding at the entrance of the building.  Only the student should enter the building to receive the test to eliminate crowding and to help with social distancing. 
  • After receiving the test, the student should return to their vehicle and drive to the Creek Drive parking lot. Within approximately 15 minutes, you should see your test results on the NAVICA app.
  • Those with a negative result can park in their designated residence hall parking lot and proceed to their residence hall front desk to check-in. You MUST present the cell phone screen from the NAVICA app displaying the negative COVID result to the residence hall staff to be permitted to check-in.
  • Those with a positive result will receive a phone call from Health Services staff and will be given additional instructions. If able, a student may return home to isolate for the required 10 days before returning to campus. Students testing positive who are not able to return home, will be required to temporarily move into isolation housing in a Marauder Suite “pod” unit in East or West Village for 10 days. These are 10 single bed units in one suite with two common bathrooms and a living room/ kitchenette area. More complete instructions will be given at that time.

This testing is NOT for students with symptoms. If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have had significant contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, you should not report to campus. Please contact your primary care provider. Once you are asymptomatic, contact Health Services to be tested for admittance to the residence halls.

MOVE-IN LOGISTICS

  • Once you have parked and have received a negative result through the NAVICA App, the student should go directly to the front desk of their residence hall. Signage will be posted outside the residence halls directing you to the main entrance. All guests should remain outside and begin unloading items until the student returns.
  • No more than two (2) guests may accompany the student inside the residence hall during the move-in process.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the residence halls.
  • We strongly encourage students to bring their own handcarts and / or carts as there will be none available to assist with moving-in. There will be no volunteers assisting with carrying student belongings to the rooms.
  • You are required to bring your own personal protection equipment, such as masks and gloves to use inside the residence hall along with any disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Please note, the use of facial masks are required while on the Millersville University campus.
  • Students should also bring with them a personal thermometer for daily self-screening.
  • Dumpsters will be located outside of the residence halls so that you are able to dispose of any trash. Please breakdown all boxes before disposing.

We are working under federal, state and PASSHE guidance. Please continue to view the University’s Coronavirus page for updates as well as checking your student email account for ongoing information.

We appreciate your help and compliance with this process as we want everyone in the residence halls to be healthy and safe. Students should check their email daily as well as follow our Twitter and Instagram account for important updates.

Sincerely,

Health Services

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Housing & Residential Programs

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Free SHOWTIME ANYTIME for Residential Students!

SHOWTIME ANYTIME gives you unlimited on-demand access to award-winning original series, hit movies, sports, docs, and more on your TV, tablet, phone, and computer. If you are an on-campus student – meaning you either currently live in or will be living in one of the residence halls (East Villages, South Villages, West Villages, Shenks Hall, or Reighard Hall) during the Spring 2021 semester – you can access SHOWTIME ANYTIME from anywhere on or off campus for FREE! Follow the steps below to start streaming:

In the app:
  1. Download the SHOWTIME ANYTIME app
  2. Click “MENU” and then click “LOG IN”
  3. The following message will pop up on your screen: “Allow ‘SHO Anytime’ to use your TV Provider subscription?” Select “Don’t Allow”
  4. Select “SEE ALL PROVIDERS” and click on “APOGEE”
  5. In the search bar, type “Millersville University”, then click “Continue”
  6. Log in to SHOWTIME ANYTIME with your Millersville username and password
On the website:
  1. Go to SHOWTIMEANYTIME.com
  2. Click “LOGIN”
  3. Select “SEE ALL PROVIDERS” and click on “APOGEE”
  4. In the search bar, type “Millersville University”, then click “Continue”
  5. Log in to SHOWTIME ANYTIME with your Millersville username and password

Residents, enjoy watching episodes of your favorite shows like Shameless and much more for free anytime, anywhere (just one of the many perks of living in the residence halls)!

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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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Best Student Discount Sites and Deals Part Two

Love saving money? So do I! That’s why I wanted to make a part two of my previous blog post, “Best Student Discount Sites and Deals”. If you missed out on Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, don’t worry, there’s plenty of other deals out there for you to take advantage of just in time for Christmas. Here are some more helpful links to sites and discounts that will make you and your wallet happy (again): 

*Disclaimer: We are not endorsed by any of these sites or brands. This post is simply offering suggestions based on popular student discount sites and deals*

Sites

1. BrokeScholar

BrokeScholar | Scholarships for college, Scholarships for college students, School counseling

BrokeScholar is a great resource for students to find tons of student discounts. They have a web page dedicated to showing student discounts for a variety of brands like Target,  Apple, Nike, Levi’s, Gymshark, and much more. 

2. Offers.com

Offers.com: Today's Best Coupons, Promo Codes & Deals

Offers.com is a website that posts coupons and deals for various stores and brands. They have a blog called “Saving Tips” where they offer advice and recommendations for how to save money. They have a blog post titled “100+ Student Discounts for 2020” which was written by Lisa Davis. The post shares student discounts in a variety of categories such as Tech and Software, Clothing, Food, and more. 

3. Dealhack

Dealhack Press Kit

Dealhack is another site that shares promo codes, coupons, and deals. They created a student discounts guide, which is a massive compilation of deals for students to take advantage of. The guide breaks down discounts into 17 categories and is also available in PDF format. Click here to access it and download the PDF. 

4. The University Network

The University Network is a website that has tons of student resources such as college prep, internship and job opportunities, student budgeting advice, and much more. A section of the site is dedicated to sharing student discounts, coupons, and deals. They have a “student save engine” which is a search engine students can use to lookup their favorite stores and brands to find deals. 

Deals

  1. Keds: Students as well as teachers, nurses, first responders, and military can receive 20% off their purchase at Keds if they have an ID.me account. 
  2. Champion: College students can get 10% off at Champion by verifying that they are a student with ID.me.
  3. New York Times: The New York Times is giving students unlimited access to articles from any device for $1.00/week.
  4. Vineyard Vines: Students save 15% at Vineyard Vines once they verify their student status on the website.
  5. Best Buy: Students can create a Best Buy account (if they don’t already have one) and can sign up to receive student deals which are accessible through their “Member Offers” page.
  6. Pacsun: Pacsun is offering students a 10% discount when they register through UNiDAYS, a site that offers a variety of student deals.
  7. Caseable: Students can get a 40% student discount at Caseable, a shop where you can create custom phone cases, through StudentBeans, another site for student deals.
  8. Missguided: Get a 15% off discount code for Missguided when you verify your student status with StudentBeans.
  9. Adidas: Students get a 15% off discount at Adidas when they verify their student status through UNiDAYS.

Happy shopping!

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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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Advice From a Senior: How to Survive Finals Week

Finals week is a stressful time for any college student. Preparing to take your final exams can feel very overwhelming, especially during a pandemic. Fortunately, there are ways you can manage the stress of finals week and feel confident that you’ve done the best you can to prepare yourself for your exams. Here are some of my favorite pieces of advice for surviving finals week:

  1. Get your priorities straight: Sometimes, finals week consists of not only exams but final projects, papers, discussion posts, and so on. I recommend writing out every assignment/exam for each of your classes and indicate which ones will take the longest to do or the ones that you feel will be the most difficult. Prioritize those assignments or exams.
  2. Plan study times: I would highly recommend designating certain time slots throughout finals week for studying. Creating a schedule will motivate you to stick to it and will help you feel less overwhelmed. You can also schedule times for breaks to reward yourself once you’ve studied.
  3. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed: I know firsthand that it’s much easier to let yourself get overwhelmed by the pressure of finals week than to try and fight it. However, panicking will do more harm than good. When you feel yourself getting overwhelmed, take a step back from your work, take a few deep breaths, and get back to it when you feel ready. You may feel like taking a break will leave you with less time to study, but giving yourself time to relax will actually help you be more productive when it’s time to study again.
  4. Don’t forget to take care of yourself: During finals week, it can be tempting to pull an all-nighter. Although it may seem like a good idea at the time, it will end up making you feel exhausted which is never a good way to feel before taking a test. Remember to get some sleep and use the free time you have during the day to study rather than staying up all night.
  5. Remind yourself that it’s almost break: Whenever I’m studying really hard for a final exam (when all I actually want to be doing is watching Netflix), I keep reminding myself that by next week, the stress of the semester will be a thing of the past. I constantly tell myself that if I work hard now, it’ll pay off once final grades come out. Remembering those things always motivates me to study.

Good luck on your finals!! Remember: Don’t panic,  do the best that you can, and remember that hard work DOES pay off!

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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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Meet the RA’s: South Village RA’s Jenna Masenheimer and Logan Vandeweghe

Welcome to the fourth post in our series “Meet the RA’s”! This series consists of posts that will help you get to know more about some of the RA’s that help make the residence halls great. This post will be about South Village RA’s Jenna Masenheimer and Logan Vandeweghe!

Jenna Masenheimer

Where are you from?

Jenna (J): Fleetwood, PA

What is your major?

J: Music Industry with concentrations in Music Management and Live Audio

What is one fun fact about yourself?

J: I have an emotional support cat living with me named “Keys” who likes to cuddle

What is your favorite hobby/pastime?

J: Dungeons and Dragons

Who do you see as a role model?

J: Claire Wineland

What advice do you have for new Marauders?

J: Learn to budget your time. It’s a skill that is never not useful.

What are you looking forward to most as an RA this year?

J: Helping navigate the unknown climate residents are in right now.

What do you plan to do after graduating from Millersville?

J: My goal is to work for a live theatrical venue and work to make performances accessible.

Logan Vandeweghe

Where are you from?

Logan (L): Pottstown, PA

What is your major?

L: Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science

What is one fun fact about yourself?

L: I love playing Magic the Gathering

What is your favorite hobby/pastime?

L: Watching YouTube or Twitch

Who do you see as a role model?

L: My parents

What advice do you have for new Marauders?

L: Don’t be afraid to ask people for help when you need it.

What are you looking forward to most as an RA this year?

L: Getting to know all of the residents and fellow RA’s.

What do you plan to do after graduating from Millersville?

L: Go into environmental conservation

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Stay tuned for more posts in this series! If you are a resident and your RA is either Jenna or Logan, let us know what you love about them in the comments.

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Grubhub Now Accepts Marauder Gold!

Great news! Millersville University students and staff can now use Marauder Gold as a payment option within the Grubhub app!

Here’s how to add Marauder Gold as a form of payment for Grubhub:

  1. Download, install, and login to GET (if not already done)
  2. Download and install the Grubhub app (if not already done)
  3. Launch the Grubhub app and create an account (if not already done, does not need to be MU email)
  4. Click this link and follow the steps below to add Marauder Gold as a payment option in the Grubhub app:
      1. Click “My Grubhub” at the bottom of the screen
      2. Click the gear symbol in the upper right hand corner
      3. Click “Campus Dining”
      4. Click “Find Your Campus”
      5. Type in “Millersville University”
      6. Click “Add Affiliation”
      7. Add your campus card

To deposit money into your Marauder Gold account, login to GET and click the “+ Add Funds” button located below where it shows your Marauder Gold balance.

Parents, guardians, and other relatives who would like to deposit money into a student’s GET account, click here and click the button that says “$ Deposit Into A Student’s Account”

So go ahead and grub using your Gold today!

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