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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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Housing Zoom Open Forums – November 2020 Schedule

 

Housing and Residential Programs staff understands that students and parents have questions regarding housing. We highly encourage students and parents to join us for our open forums we will be holding via Zoom. Before attending a forum, please check that your question has not already been answered in our Spring 2021 FAQ post or in the 2020-21 Closing Bulletin.

Zoom Open Forum Schedule:

  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Please visit the following link at the scheduled time and date of the open forum you’d like to attend: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/97266445779. Or, type the following Meeting ID into Zoom to join: 972 6644 5779

We look forward to hearing your questions and helping provide you with more information about housing!

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Residence Halls Closing & Move Out Reminder

The residence halls will close for the semester break with residents expected to move out of the residence halls. Residents who were not already approved for break housing are expected to remove all belongings, return the residence hall key and properly check out of the residence hall no later than Noon on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Residents were emailed information with a specific link for your building / wing to sign up for a move out time. That link is unique to your building / wing and should not be shared. We are creating a week long timeframe to allow for proper social distancing. We are permitting five move-outs per hour per building / wing based upon the following schedule:

Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Saturday, November 21, 2020

Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 8 AM

Saturday: 8 AM – Noon

This should give you enough flexibility throughout the week while also helping to ensure proper safety protocols. Please understand that there will be no partial housing refunds / credits for the day that you choose to leave; the process is occurring in this manner to better ensure safety rather than having 600+ residents and their parents / guardians coming to campus to move out on the same day or two that normally occurs during a non-pandemic year. Those very few who have already been approved for either of the break housing periods and have received official confirmation do not have to reserve a day and time.

We are requiring a complete move out due to the following factors: 

  • Given the various COVID restrictions that we are facing, including the unavailability of dining services after that time, we are not approving students to remain simply for convenience sake like in previous years (e.g., prefer to stay, working locally, etc.)
  • We will have the ability to clean rooms over the break period for occupancy in the spring.
  • Dining Services will close all operations on Friday, November 20th at 8:00 PM so there will be no on-campus food options.
  • If there is another campus closure like occurred in spring 2020, students already have all their belongings with them with no need to return to campus.
  • Students may be reassigned to a different residence hall for the spring semester.

Residence Halls Closing & Move Out Information

  • The residence halls will be closed during semester break except for students already approved for Academic (to 12/13/20) or Continuous Break housing (through 01/24/21).
  • Building card access for all resident students will be discontinued during the semester break. Only students who have already been approved for semester break housing will have card access privileges.
  • No more than two (2) guests may accompany the student inside the residence hall during the move-out 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 out.
  • You are required to have your own personal protection equipment, such as masks and gloves to utilize inside of 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.
  • You may want to coordinate with your suitemates (if applicable) to coordinate different move-out dates and / or times to maximize social distancing efforts.
  • The last meal at the Upper Deck will be dinner on Friday, November 20 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
  • The Anchor will close at 6:00 PM on Friday, November 20th.
  • The dining app with pickup from the Anchor Café window will be available until 7:00 PM on Friday, November 20th.

Semester Break Checkout Procedures

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

  • Dispose of all trash by removing it to the dumpster in the parking lots outside of your residence hall.
  • Fully clean the room/suite including sweeping the floor and wiping down furniture.
  • Fully clean your bathroom and report any issues with constant run toilets, sinks, showers to the residence hall staff.
  • Remove all belongings from your suite.
  • Set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • Close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • Lower the blinds halfway but leave them open (Villages).
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Lock your bedroom door and your suite door.
  • Properly check out and return your room key to residence hall staff as directed. Instructions will also be posted by each residence hall lobby desk.

Millersville University Residence Hall Semester Break 2020-21 Closing Bulletin

The residence halls will close for the semester break with residents expected to move out of the residence halls. Residents who do not have extenuating circumstances and are not approved for break housing are expected to remove all belongings, return the residence hall key and properly checkout of the residence hall no later than Noon on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Residents requesting housing during the semester break must apply for and be approved for Semester Break housing as directed below. Resident Students requesting Academic Semester Break Housing for the period of November 21, 2020 through December 13, 2020 — or — Continuous Semester Break Housing for the period of November 21, 2020 through January 24, 2020 must have an approved reason for and apply no later than Friday, October 30, 2020 by 4:00 PM. Break approvals will be limited to those who have a credit-bearing requirement through December 13, 2020, those who have international student status, or are of independent status as recognized by the Office of Financial Aid. Notification of approval or denial will be made by e-mail on or before Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Academic Semester Break Housing starts Saturday, November 21, 2020 through the end of the academic fall semester at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Approved students must fully move out and check out of the residence hall by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday December 13, 2020.

Continuous Semester Break Housing starts Saturday, November 21, 2020 through the opening of the residence halls for Spring 2021, on Sunday January 24, 2021. Approved students must be registered for on-campus housing for Spring 2021 prior to requesting unbroken semester break housing. Those few that are approved for Continuous Semester Break Housing will be required to relocate to South Village for the duration of the break and through the Spring 2021 semester. This is due to the maintenance and housekeeping responsibilities performed over semester break and limited amount of staff that will be available.

To request Semester Break Housing please follow these instructions:

  1. Open MAX (for best results please use Google Chrome, or Firefox; do not use Internet Explorer.)
  2. Log into your “My Housing” account.
  3. Select Application from the menu in black and then choose Break Housing 2020 on the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Academic Semester Break Housing: This is housing that ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2020.
  5. Or select Continuous Semester Break Housing: This is housing continuing through Sunday, January 24, 2021.
  6. You must select a reason for requesting break housing from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you chose “Other” please specify your reason.  Maximum of 160 characters with spaces.
  8. Select “Continue” to submit your application.

Semester Break Housing Information:

  • The residence halls will be closed during Semester break except for students approved for Academic or Continuous Break housing.
  • Building card access for all resident students will be discontinued during the Semester break. Only students with extenuating circumstances who are approved for Semester Break housing will have card access privileges.
  • Guests and Visitation will not be permitted during Semester Break housing.
  • Residence Hall Offices will have limited hours of operation during the break. The information will be posted at the South Village front desks for contact information.
  • See Dining Services and Health Services web sites for hours of operation.
  • Non-urgent police calls dial (717) 871-4357.
  • Fire, Police and EMS Emergencies dial 911 at all times.
  • The Housekeeping and Facilities Management Staffs will be working in the campus residence halls to perform maintenance tasks during the break that may require entrance to occupied resident rooms. The Housing Staff may post a courtesy sign on occupied suite doors indicating that the suite is occupied during the semester break. This sign will ensure that workers will not enter without knocking. Please leave it in place for the duration of the semester break.

Semester Break Checkout Procedures

Prior to the start of the Semester 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 all belongings from your suite, properly checkout and return your room key to residence hall staff as directed.
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Set the thermostat to 70 degrees.
  • Close and lock your room window (Villages).
  • Lower the blinds halfway but leave them open (Villages).
  • Lock your bedroom door and your suite door.

Housing Zoom Open Forums – Spring 2021 Housing

Housing and Residential Programs staff understands that students and parents have questions regarding Spring 2021 housing. We highly encourage students and parents to join us for our open forums we will be holding via Zoom. Before attending a forum, please check that your question has not already been answered in our FAQ post.

Zoom Open Forum Schedule:

  • Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am
  • Thursday October 15, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am
  • Tuesday October 20, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am
  • Thursday October 22, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am

Please visit the following link at the scheduled time and date of the open forum you’d like to attend: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/95434605528. Or, type the following Meeting ID into Zoom to join: 954 3460 5528

We look forward to hearing your questions and helping provide you with more information about Spring 2021 Housing!

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Housing & Residential Programs Offers New Virtual Tours

Millersville University’s Department of Housing & Residential Programs (HARP) is proud to offer a new virtual tour option of all of our campus residence halls.  HARP partnered with Vivid Media in order to develop an immersive, virtual tour experience for current and prospective students to view what the residence hall room options look like on our campus.

Through this new platform, Millersville students and their families can explore the residence hall rooms in more detail to see the various amenities and conveniences that are offered to them prior to arriving on campus. Chris Jachimowicz, Director of New Student Programs notes, “Unfortunately the current health crisis means that we are unable to share MU’s fantastic residence halls with visitors in person. The new virtual tours, combined with our “walk through” display in the Lombardo Welcome Center, will ensure that prospective students and their families will get a good feel for what living in our halls will be like.”

The virtual tours feature each building with the option to explore each room type as well as the common areas, including study lounges, recreation rooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. In each specific building tour, visitors can click into a menu in the upper left-hand corner of the viewer to choose what type of area they would like to explore. Each room type and area is specifically listed. Additionally, there are four different viewing options to use, including the following: Explore 3D Space, Dollhouse View, Floorplan View, and Measurements. These options can be toggled by clicking on the corresponding icons on the bottom left-hand corner of the viewer. Hovering over each icon with the mouse arrow will indicate what each icon represents. The menu options will change dependent upon the current view that is showing.

Explore 3D Space | Dollhouse View | Measurements

Dollhouse View | Floorplan View | Measurements

Explore 3D Space

In this view, you can literally explore the area by clicking and progressing throughout the room as if you are actually there. Also, if you left-click and hold on the mouse, you can spin the view in all directions. The faint circles on the floor indicate the vantage point from that particular spot.

Dollhouse View

The Dollhouse View permits you to view the areas as if it were an dollhouse model. Again, if you left-click and hold on the mouse, you can spin the view in all directions. This is beneficial because it gives you a sense of the spaciousness of the room.

Floorplan View

The floorplan view gives you a simplistic overhead shot of the room that is being explored. This view can be used in conjunction with the Measurements option to manually click on any two areas to take a measurement. While we have various important measurements already listed for each residence hall, this is another option that can be used. Those measurements are listed under each residence hall‘s corresponding “Room, Bed, and Window Dimensions” section.

We hope that you will explore all of the residence hall buildings and see the features that each offer. You can see each particular building by clicking on the “Virtual Tour” links under the general information listed for each area listed here:

East Village

Reighard Hall

Shenks Hall

South Village

West Village

A special thank you goes out to Ms. Rita Miller, one of the Associate Director of Housing & Residential Programs, and the Vivid Media crew for putting together a wonderful offering for our Millersville University community! Another thanks goes out to Matt Rutkoski for assisting Rita in the set up process. Additionally, thank you to Chris Jachimowicz, Director of New Student Programs, and his team for coordinating the room display for our visiting guests.

Spring 2021 Housing FAQ

We have compiled a list of questions and answers regarding important information about housing for the Spring 2021 semester. This information only applies to campus housing, which includes East, South and West Villages along with Reighard and Shenks Halls.

This page will be updated with new information once it is released. Please check this site, the Millersville University website, and your Millersville University email regularly for important updates regarding the Spring 2021 semester.

Q: When does the spring housing application open?

  • A: The application opens October 1, 2020. To find the application, login to your MAX account > Student Services > Housing and Dining > myHousing > Applications.

Q: Who has to fill out the spring housing application?

  • A: Any student looking for housing for the Spring 2021 semester. This includes current residents and students who did not live on campus in the fall but would like to live on campus in the spring.

Q: When does the application close?

  • A: The spring housing application will close on January 15th, 2021 though this date may be subject to change.

Q: Can I fill out the application and opt-out of housing later if I change my mind?

  • A: Yes, we will be accepting cancellations.

Q: Will I be able to request a specific room through the application?

  • A: Filling out the application guarantees you a spot in the residence halls but not a particular room/suite type or building.

Q: Can I pick a suitemate?

  • A: Yes, we will try to accommodate as many requests as we can.

Q: Will I be in my current assignment for the spring semester? (applies to current residents only)

  • A: We cannot guarantee that at this time due to the evolving COVID-19 environment, but we will try our best to accommodate specific room requests.

Q: Will I be sharing a room?

  • A: Students will share a suite, but each student will be placed in their own bedroom at the listed rate for that particular type of unit.

Q: When is the bill due?

  • A: Housing assignments and bills will be released on November 13, 2020.

Q: What will move-in look like?

  • A: Information regarding move-in will be released soon. Please check your Millersville University email regularly for this information.

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Spring 2021 Housing Application Information

The Spring 2021 Housing application will open on October 1, 2020.
You can access the application by logging into your MAX account and following this path: Student Services > Housing and Dining > myHousing > Applications.
Students will be placed 1 student per bedroom.
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Affinity Group Courageous Conversations

Engage in meaningful dialogue by attending one or more of the sessions included in the Fall 2020 Courageous Conversation Series! See flyer above for more information. All of the sessions are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Listed below are the dates for each session:

  • September 24th
  • October 8th
  • October 22nd
  • November 19th

You must register by September 18th to receive Zoom links for each of the sessions. Click here to register.

We hope to see you there!

Fall 2020 MU Academic Resilience Speaker Series

This fall, Dr. Ann Gaudino and Dr. Margaret Mbindyo have organized an Academic Resilience Speaker Series which features great speakers on topics surrounding how and why students can develop academic resilience. Academic resilience is the ability to overcome challenges and grow from them. Academic resilience is especially important now because of the challenges and disruptions brought about by the pandemic.

Webinar meetings run every other Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm between September 9th-November 18th. Click here or here to register, or scan the QR code in the graphic above.

We strongly encourage you to attend these webinars to learn how you can achieve academic success and to receive support!