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2021-2022 University Housing & Conference Services Resident Assistant Awards

On Friday, April 29, 2022, after a two year hiatus, the Department of University Housing & Conference Services celebrated student staff success during the annual department banquet. We are very proud to announce the winners of the various accolades our department awards to outstanding service to the department, the University, and our students.

Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Award

Jamie VanHorn

The Dr. Clyde S. and Pauline F. Stine Endowed Scholarship was seeded in 1988, by Drs. 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 many years. 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.

It is our honor to be one of very few Student Affairs Departments recognized with an endowed scholarship. 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 Stine Award is given annually to a continuing Resident Assistant member of the junior class. The successful applicant must have a record of demonstrated outstanding service and positive contributions to the Department of Housing and Residential Programs and the general campus community. Applications are reviewed and the recipient selected by members of the Housing and Residential Programs Department Administration. The recipient will receive a monetary scholarship applicable to the expenses of their senior year.

The 2021-21 is Jamie VanHorn, an Art Education major from Highspire, PA. She has been a Resident Assistant in West Village since August 2021. Jamie has shown great strengths in the areas of role modeling and professionalism in her position as a Resident Assistant. In West Village, Jamie has made it a goal to know as many residents as she can and knows their first names. Jamie does her best to provide fun programs for the residents and is always available to talk when someone needs help or advice. She is always level-headed and never lets someone’s negative attitude bring her own attitude down. When dealing with a difficult topic, Jamie is always positive and tries to help everyone focus on the goal and stay determined. Any time there is a challenging situation, Jamie is always willing to help and take the lead on resolving the situation.

Academically, Jamie excels at making sure she is doing her best to reach her graduation goals and success for after college. Outside of the Resident Assistant Position, Jamie has been involved in other activities around campus and the community. Jamie volunteers at the Loft and works with the MU Color of Teaching organization, who goal it is to support current MU students of color that are education majors by providing them leadership opportunities and a support group network. Jamie currently presents at the MU student art exhibits, which helps get more student active in the art community. From 2019- 2020, Jamie was also a member of the Millersville University Marching Band. Jamie is committed to being a positive influence for students and for trying to help others here at Millersville and the community at large.

EPPIIC Staff Member of the Year

The EPPIIC Staff Member awards recognize one new and one returning RA staff member that best exemplifies what it means to be EPPIIC.

Exploration:  

The resident assistant creates programs that engage residents.  The programs promote community and allow residents to expand their interests.   

Professionalism:  

The resident assistant is in good academic standing.  They are responsible and trustworthy.  They act as a role model to residents.  

Public Mission:  

The resident assistant is prepared to respond to issues in the halls.  They are cool and collect when incidents arise.     

Inclusion:  

The resident assistant promotes inclusion and equality.  They stand up for what is right and strive to create a welcoming community on their floor. They use their position to voice the concerns of residents to ensure the residents’ needs are met.    

Integrity:  

The resident assistant tries their best in the role.  They don’t complete tasks that are expected of them for the recognition.  They do the right thing because it is the right thing to do.  

Compassion:  

The resident assistant is available for their residents.  They make an effort in getting to know the interests of their residents and tries to implement said interests into programs and interactions with the residents.  When conversing with residents, the RA is empathetic and engaged in conversations.  They get to know their residents as individuals, not as another name on a door. 

Returning RA – Jimmeaha Mack (East Village)

Jimmeaha is a second-year resident assistant (RA), and the past two years have been filled with sunshine that Jimmeaha brings to the position. Jimmeaha serves as a role model for all residents throughout East Village and other RAs with whom she interacts.

New RA – Marissa Treibley (South Village)

Marissa has done a great job in her first year as an RA. She became a great mentor for her residents and created a welcoming environment for everyone on her floor. Marissa is a great communicator and handled many situations this semester with compassion ensuring all resident needs were met.

Program of the Year 
East Village – Jeopardy!

The program of the year for East Village was hosted by RA Jimmeaha Mack with the assistance of RA Evan Jones and was titled “Jeopardy!” This program took place in the Fall 2021 semester and was so popular that it attracted residents from East Village B as well. 

    • Jimmeaha Mack
    • Evan Jones
South Village – Puppy Play Session

The South Village program of the year was a puppy petting program put on by Jack, Ben, and Hunter. They brought in a couple service dogs in training for the residents to play and interact with. It was a great break for the residents and over 50 students attended.  

    • Ben Spangler
    • Jack Kopp
    • Hunter Ridge
Shenks/Reighard – Cupcake Decorating

The goal of this program was to provide students with a fun grab and go event where they could create their own items, while having fun interacting with the other students and staff involved.  This program let students’ express creativity and while students were allowed to just grab and go, many stayed to hang out and have fun.  Over 30 students stopped by the event and staff had a fun time getting to talk with their residents.  

    • Analise Fenwick
    • Victoria Wyszynski
    • Larry Jeter
    • Rosa Soriano Rosario
West Village – Acai Bowls : Part 2

The goal of this program was for students to learn social and emotional skills. Residents have been throughout a lot this semester and they need time to decompress and destress before finals.  The staff spent a lot of time buying the supplies and one staff member especially put a lot of working into prepping all the supplies needed for this event.  With over 100 students attending and almost all of them leaving with smiles, the goal of this program was met.  

    • Jaelinn Leftridge
    • Larry Jeter
    • Anthony Rodriguez
Spring 2022 RA Graduates

Congratulations to all of our 2022 Resident Assistant graduates!

Haley  Bucci  East Village  2 semesters (1 year) 
Chyna  Gubbings  East Village  4 semesters (2 years) 
Evan  Jones  East Village  5 semesters (2.5 years)  
Siaka  Kosha  East Village  6 semesters (3 years) 
Jimmeaha  Mack    East Village  4 semesters (2 years) 
Grace  Howell  Shenks  6 semesters (3 years) 
Sam  Mackey  Shenks  6 semesters (3 years) 
Niema  Abdullah  South Village  6 semester (3 Years) 
Amanda  DiPaula  South Village  6 semesters (3 Years) 
Andy  Hoffman  South Village  2 semesters (1 Year) 
Jack   Kopp  South Village  6 semesters (3 Years) 
CJ   Longo  South Village  4 semesters (2 Years) 
Ryan  Martin  South Village  6 semesters (3 Years) 
Jenna  Masenheimer  South Village  6 semesters (3 Years) 
Hunter  Ridge  South Village  2 semesters (1 Year)
Benjamin  Spangler  South Village  6 semesters (3 Years) 
Logan  Vandeweghe  South Village  4 semesters (2 Years)
Trinity  Young  South Village  4 semesters (2 Years) 
Olivia  Bernardini  West Village  2 semesters (1 year) 
Congratulations to all of our award winners! Thank you for all you do and keep up the amazing work!

ScreenU Alcohol Assessment

Are you interested in learning more about how alcohol affects your life? It only takes 10 minutes! Research suggests that alcohol misuse impacts students at a variety of levels, from academic failure to delayed advancement, due to injury or student conduct issues. ScreenU Alcohol is an anonymous and confidential screening tool that will give you immediate unbiased feedback on your alcohol use and risk for experiencing negative consequences. It will also provide you with the community and campus resources and support needed for you to be successful academically and beyond.

If you are interested in taking the screening, please use the following link: https://app.screenu.org/screening/e1fc1344-ed6f-4b15-ac94-369675295e50 or scan the QR code with the camera on your mobile device. The screening with be open until Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 PM.

Millersville University Residence Hall Spring 2022 Closing 2022 Bulletin

The residence halls will close at 7 PM on Friday, May 06, 2022.  Residents are expected to move out of their residence halls and turn in their keys within 24 hours after their last exam.  Resident students who are graduating, are involved in graduation, have a Friday afternoon final, or has an extenuating circumstance must speak with their Residential Area Director by 5 PM on Wednesday, May 04, 2022, to obtain permission to remain in the halls until Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Everyone staying will need to be checked out by 6 PM on Saturday, May 07, 2022.

Students may move out prior to finals, just make sure to follow the procedures listed below

 Review the following information carefully 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, 24 hours a day, beginning at 9PM Friday, April 29, 2022, and continuing through the end of the semester.

 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).  You may not keep items in your suite and there is no storage available.
  • Dispose of trash by removing it to the dumpster area outside of your residence hall.
  • Clean the room by sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture to remove dust and sticky residue.
  • Clean the bathroom(s). This would include cleaning the toilet, shower, sink, and floor area. This should not be left for the last resident to clean.
  • Return furniture to its original position. See the schematics posted on the bulletin board of your hallway.
  • Un-bunk beds and make sure that the bed frame is at the proper height.

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 and suite door.

EXPRESS CHECK-OUT

 To use the Express Check-out Procedure:

  • When you are ready to check-out, proceed to the main desk of each residence hall and you will find express check-out envelopes next to a locked drop box.
  • Complete all the information required on the front of the envelope.
  • Sign your name as indicated.
  • Place your room key inside the envelope and seal it. Shenks/Reighard residents should include your parking pass.
  • 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.

BICYCLES

Remember to take your bicycle with you before you leave campus.  As of Sunday, May 8, 2022, all bicycles left in the residential areas will be removed.

MAIL

The last day for mail delivery will be Friday, May 6, 2022.  All first-class mail will be sent to your home address over the summer except for packages, which must be returned to sender.  Newspapers and magazines cannot be forwarded.

SUMMER SCHOOL

Registered summer session residents will be assigned to live in South Village D wing.  You must move out of your spring room assignment by the deadliness published above even if residing in South Village D.  There is no storage available, and you will need to remove all your belongings at spring closing and checkout using the instructions above.

For information regarding summer housing, please contact the University Housing and Conference Services Office in Lombardo at (717) 871-4200 or see “Summer Housing” on the Housing webpage.  Student housing on-campus is available during Summer Sessions 1, 2, & 3.

MOVE-IN FOR FALL 2022 REMINDER

Returning Students can check into the halls starting on Saturday, August 20, 2022. More information will be forthcoming for Fall 2022 opening calendar and instructions.

If you have any questions, please speak with the Residential Area Director for your residence hall.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

 

2022 Annual Skyfactor Benchworks Residential Student Survey

Starting on Monday April 4, 2022, the Department of University Housing & Conference Services will have the annual Skyfactor Benchworks survey administered. All non-staff residential students (i.e., Reighard Hall, Shenks Halls, Villages) will be invited to take the survey through Friday, April 22, 2022. Students will receive an email invitation with detailed information on how to take the survey. Two follow-up reminder emails will be sent to those who have not completed the survey. All residential students who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win $100.00 worth of gift cards for the university store.

This assessment is crucial for the Department of University Housing & Conference Services as it helps us to understand the successes and areas of improvement of our program, and the services of various campus partners in comparison to other colleges and universities across the country. The survey assesses 21 different factors, which include the following:

Satisfaction

  • Hall Student Staff
  • Hall Programming
  • Hall Environment
  • Facilities*
  • Services Provided
  • Room Assignment
  • Room Change
  • Safety & Security
  • Roommates
  • Dining Services*
  • Community Environment

Learning

  • Personal Interactions
  • Sense of Community
  • Diverse Interactions
  • Self-Management
  • Alcohol and Drug Use
  • Sustainability
  • Living-Learning Community (LLC) Connections & Support

Overall

  • Overall Satisfaction
  • Overall Learning
  • Overall Program Effectiveness

*University Housing & Conference Services does not supervise these areas, but works as a partner with the departments responsible for these services.

Millersville University Residence Hall Spring Break 2022 Bulletin

The Spring Break will start after classes on Friday, March 4, 2022.  The residence halls will be available for occupancy during the spring break, but resident students must register intention to stay on campus no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022.  This registration is for spring break only. 

 To request Spring Break Housing please follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX. For best results please use Goggle Chrome, or Firefox, and do not use Internet Explorer.
  2. Log into your My-Housing account.
  3. Select “Application” from the menu in black and then choose “Spring Break Housing 2022” on the drop down menu.
  4. Complete the required information.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.  If you select other, you must explain in the next box. Please be brief.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application.
  7. You only need to request Spring Break Housing if you need to continue your housing during any portion of the break period – 7:00 p.m. Friday March 4, 2022 through Sunday March 13, 2022, Noon.

EAST VILLAGE WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE NOTICE:

The Facilities team and contractors will be performing maintenance on one of the three hot water heaters on Monday, March 7, 2022 during the morning. This means that cooler than normal water will be available during the few hours this maintenance is being performed. Please plan accordingly. Updates will be provided to those East Village students who register to remain.

The Residence Hall Staff will conduct Health and Safety Inspections in each residence hall suite at the start of the spring 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.

SPRING BREAK HOUSING INFORMATION:

  • Guests and visitation is not permitted during the break.
  • The residence halls will be operational during the break.
  • All University administrative offices will be open during the break.
  • Residence hall offices will have limited hours of operation during the break – see front desk for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • Students are not required to surrender residence hall keys to the staff prior to leaving for the break.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management staff may be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that require entrance to resident rooms.  The Housing staff may post a courtesy sign on your door indicating that the room is occupied.  This sign will ensure that workers will not enter your room without knocking.  Please leave it in place for the duration of the break.

SPRING 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 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 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 70 degrees.
  • If you are leaving for the break, close and lock your room window (Villages only).
  • 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.

COVID-19 PREPARATIONS

  • Those students who may become COVID positive will be required to isolate for 10-days in campus housing designated for isolation or return home.
  • Please be aware that those students approved to remain for spring break housing will have to make their own food purchase and delivery arrangements for breakfast in the case they need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Meal delivery will only be available for lunch and dinner only.

Enjoy the much deserved break!

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Fall 2022 Housing Room Selection & Off-Campus Waiver Information

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM

https://millersville.zoom.us/j/91282316983

Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

https://millerville.zoom.us/j/99066773229

ON-CAMPUS ROOM SELECTION DATES FOR FALL 2022

It’s time for room selection for those current students who plan to live on campus next year. See below for important dates and information about the different types of room selection. Room selection is in MyHousing (self-service): MAX >> Student Services-Housing & Dining >> MyHousing.

February 1, 2022: Housing Application and Roommate Selection Opens

Complete and sign the housing agreement and select specific roommates during this process.

March 15 – 16, 2022: Same Room Selection

“Same Room Selection” is for those students who currently live on campus and wish to live in the room they are currently in for next Fall. 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.

March 17 – 18, 2022: Shenks Room Selection and Honors College Room Selection

This is room selection for students who wish to live in Shenks Hall or wish to live in Honor’s College Living Learning Community (LLC).

March 22 – 23, 2022: Single Suite Room Selection

This is room selection for students who wish to live in single suites (i.e., two private bedrooms and one shared bathroom in the Villages). Limited number of single suites will be available for selection.

March 24 – April 15, 2022: Open Room Selection

“Open Room Selection” is when you can select any room that is available. There are two types: “Open Room Selection with Roommate Matching” (i.e., for students who have already requested a roommate) and “Open Room Selection without Roommate Matching” (i.e., for students who did not request a roommate).


OFF-CAMPUS ROOM SELECTION DATES FOR FALL 2022

It’s time for requesting to live off campus for current students who would like to live off-campus. See below for important dates and information about the different types of off-campus requests:  All requests are Applications in MyHousing (self-service):  MAX >> Student Services >> Housing & Dining >> MyHousing.

February 1, 2022 – Student Lodging Inc. (SLI) Waivers for students with 60+ completed credit hours opens:

Complete application in MyHousing. Completed credits the by end of Spring 2022 are used for validation. This process is for students planning on living at properties owned by the Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) affiliate student housing, which includes Brookwood, Wellness, and College View apartment options.

February 15, 2022 – Off-Campus (60+) and Commuter Requests application opens:

Complete application in MyHousing. Completed credits by end of Spring 2022 are used for validation. This process is for students planning on living in the community and have completed 60 credits.  This is also open for current students who plan to commute from legal residence within 40 miles one way of campus. Students under 60 completed credits need to have an additional notarized form signed for approval.

https://www.millersville.edu/housing/files/commuterrequest2019-final.pdf

March 18, 2022 – Student Lodging, Inc. (SLI) Waivers for 30-59 Completed credit hours opens:

Complete application in MyHousing. Completed credits by end of Spring 2022 are used for validation.  This process is for students requesting to live at properties owned by SLI, including Brookwood and Wellness, and have not completed 60 credits. LIMITED QUANTITY of these waivers are available each year.

Steps:

  1. Submit: Students submit an application in MyHousing using the dates above for the particular request. Please allow five (5) business days for processing.
  2. Review: The Coordinator of Occupancy Management will review all requests in consultation with the Director of University Housing & Conference Services and / or their designee(s) with the intent of the Millersville University residency requirement and will render a decision. This decision will be given within five (5) business days when possible. Missing documentation will delay processing.
  3. Documentation: Students will receive and email of approval or denial.  At the time a housing waiver application is approved, any pre-existing, on-campus housing assignment is released. SLI waiver applicants will also be notified of the decision and waiver number if approved.

Definitions:

On-Campus: On-campus housing is defined as residing in one of the following residence halls: East Village, Reighard Hall, 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:

https://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/pdf/administration/housing-residency-requirement.pdf

More information about room selection will be released throughout the semester, so please continue to check your Millersville email and this blog for updates. Please subscribe to our blog (this website) to receive email alerts when updates are shared so you’ll be the first to know about them.

Spring 2022 Move-In Testing FAQs

*** UPDATED AS OF 01/14/21 at 9:15 PM ***

If I tested positive with COVID-19 recently, will I still need to be tested at move-in?

If you tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days you are exempt from Spring 2022 move-in testing; however, you will still need to sign-up for a “test” slot for check-in.  In lieu of being tested, please show a copy of your provider’s letter and/or a copy of your COVID-19 test results.  (Your documentation will need to have a test date to ensure it meets the 90-day window requirement)

Can I return to campus on Day 5 of isolation or quarantine, per the new CDC guidelines?

Millersville University is using the guidance from CDC for congregate settings. The University requires a 10-isolation period for students who test positive with COVID-19 and a 10-day quarantine period for students who are unvaccinated and had a significant exposure to a COVID positive individual.

Are you accepting home test kits?

The University is providing FREE antigen testing at move-in.  We will NOT be accepting negative results from a home test kit.

Are your accepting negative test results from an outside facility?

A rapid Antigen or PCR test is acceptable if performed at a medical facility/pharmacy/doctor’s office, etc. Remember, tests need to be performed within 72 hours prior to arriving on campus. At-home tests are NOT accepted.

You still need to schedule an appointment for testing and show your results to the testing staff to be exempt from testing. They will then provide you with a clearance certificate to move-in to the residence halls.

What happens if I test positive?

Those with a positive result will be contacted and provided additional instructions. A student must return home to isolate for the required 10 days before returning to campus. More complete instructions will be given at that time. 

What about weather concerns for Sunday and Monday?

Additional testing has been scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the South Village Great Room for those who may be need that option. You may change your appointment through your MAX account as long as enough testing slots are available.

Where can I find more information about the actual testing process for move-in?

Please see our previous post by clicking on the links below.

Spring 2022 Move-In Information: Testing & Process

We appreciate your help and compliance with this process as we want everyone in the residence halls to be healthy and safe.  

Spring 2022 Move-In Information: Testing & Process

Following recent guidelines and best practices, Millersville University made the decision to test all students living in the residence halls for COVID-19 as part of the Spring 2022 move-in process. Health care professionals 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) on Sunday, January 16, 2022 and Monday, January 17, 2022 before all students will be permitted to enter their residence hall. Testing on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 will occur in the South Village Great Room. This includes new and returning students, vaccinated and non-vaccinated students. Student-athletes are exempt from this process as they have already undergone testing in accordance with NCAA guidelines.

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 or move back into the halls. 

If a student has proof of receiving a negative test that was administered within 72-hours prior to arriving on campus, they may present this to the health care professionals during your scheduled time 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 Sunday, January 16, 2022, and Monday, January 17, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m in Luek Hall and on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the South Village Great Room. 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 HIPAA 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 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022 & MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022 (LUEK HALL)

  • 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, wearing a mask, 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 or move back into your suite. 
  • Those with a positive result will be contacted and provided additional instructions. A student must return home to isolate for the required 10 days before returning to campus. More complete instructions will be given at that time. 

TESTING ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022 (SOUTH VILLAGE)

  • Please report to the South Village Great Village, 120 Centennial Drive, 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, wearing a mask, to receive the test to eliminate crowding and to help with social distancing.  
  • After receiving the test, the student should return to their vehicle. 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 or move back into your suite. 
  • Those with a positive result will be contacted and provided additional instructions. A student must return home to isolate for the required 10 days before returning to campus. More complete instructions will be given at that time. 

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Residence Hall Winter Break 2021 Bulletin

Winter break housing will start at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021. The residence halls will be closed during the winter break. The residence halls will reopen on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 12:00 PM. Resident students who are continuing in the residence halls to spring 2022 may request break housing for all or portions of the winter break by completing the MyHousing registration for Winter Break Housing through your MAX account no later than Noon on Friday, December 3, 2021This includes requests for both the December and January portions of the winter break.

While we do offer winter break housing for residential students continuing into the spring 2022 semester, we encourage you to take full advantage of the break. You must be formally approved through the application process to remain over the winter break. Various approved reasons, include the following:

  • International student status
  • Formal independent status
  • Credit-bearing academic placements
  • Student athletes scheduled for collegiate athletic competition
  • Other reasons will be considered dependent upon legitimate need

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. Please see your Residence Area Director (RAD) to make that arrangement. If you are not scheduled to live in the residence halls for the spring 2022 semester you are not eligible to request housing during the winter break. Students assigned to continue housing in the residence halls for spring 2022 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.

COVID-19 PREPARATIONS

Those students who may become COVID positive will be required to isolate for 10-days in campus housing designated for isolation. Please be aware that those students approved to remain for winter break housing will have to make their own food purchase and delivery arrangements in the case they need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19.

SOUTH VILLAGE WATER LINE REPAIR

Special facilities notice to South Village residents requesting and approved for winter break housing:

  • South Village will undergo a water line repair from Monday, January 3rd through and including Tuesday, January 4, 2022. The South Village A wing will not have any water during this time. South Village B, C, and D wings will only have cold water; hot water will be out for the entire South Village. 
  • Resident approved winter break housing in South Village A will have to make alternate arrangements for water during this time due to this scheduled repair.

WINTER BREAK REQUEST INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Open MAX.
  2. Log into your “My Housing” account.
  3. Click on Applications and click the Winter Break application.
  4. Complete the information required.
  5. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu. If you select other, you must provide a brief explanation it in the next box.
  6. Select “Continue” to submit your application.
  7. You will receive a response in three (3) business days.

GENERAL WINTER BREAK INFORMATION

  • 24-hour quiet hours go into effect at 9:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021, and continue through 12:00 PM on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
  • 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.
  • All University Administrative Offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 24, 2021, until 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022. Residence hall offices will have limited hours of operation during the break. See the front desk of your residence hall for contact information.
  • See Dining Services, Health Services, and SMC 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 2022 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 2021 are assigned to continue in the residence halls for spring 2022 unless you have filed an official withdrawal from the University, filed and been approval for an official leave of absence for spring 2022, filed for leave of absence due to call to active military service for spring 2022, filed or been approved for study abroad for spring 2022, or are a current study abroad visa international student not returning for the spring 2022 semester. All these circumstances require that you are not registered for classes at Millersville University for spring 2022.

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 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 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 2021 graduates!

Happy Holidays and stay safe!