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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!

Returning Student Room Assignment Sessions

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

WEDNESDAY MAY 12th at 6pm

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

FRIDAY MAY 14TH at 3pm

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

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

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

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University Housing and Conference Services Staff Spotlight: Gabby Vaxmonsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Apply Today to Work as a Summer Conference Assistant!

Apply today to work as a Summer Conference Assistant!

Looking for a summer job and want a free room on-campus? Summer Conference Assistants (SCA’s) provide desk and operational support for University guests residing in the residence halls during the summer conferencing period. Learn more by viewing our application. The deadline to apply is May 1st, 2021. 

Visit https://www.millersville.edu/housing/student-info/student-employment.php to apply, or scan here:

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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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Upcoming Room Selection Events

Now that the Spring 2021 semester has officially begun, we’re so excited to share the fun events we’ve been planning with you! In addition to being enjoyable, these events will provide you with information about Housing and the Room Selection process which will be taking place in March. We strongly encourage you to come to as many events as you can. Plus, the more activities you participate in, the more likely you’ll be to win a $200 Housing Deposit Waiver!

Here’s a list of all of our upcoming events:

*Note: This post will be updated regularly as links to the events are created. If you’d like to attend an event that does not yet have a link, please check this page regularly as well as our social media accounts for information on how to access the event*

February 4th: Room Selection 101 Information Session from 6pm-7pm

  • Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/97309504889 PASSCODE:Rooms101
  • Meeting ID: 973 0950 4889

February 9th: Among Us Game from 6pm-8pm

  • https://millersville.zoom.us/j/98397303421                        PASSCODE: Suspect
  • Meeting ID: 983 9730 3421

February 17th: Bingo with UAB from 8pm-10pm

  • RSVP here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lDfskvC4k0-3M3owqKK1G92g0bsCpxFDq0l2XMGqBHJUQTRDMlVJV1hCQzdISFBTUk5HVU1BSjhGNi4u

February 18th: Room Selection 101 Information Session from 6pm-7pm

  • Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/97309504889 PASSCODE:Rooms101
  • Meeting ID: 973 0950 4889

February 24th: Kahoot with Campus Rec – Join in anytime from 6pm-10pm 

February 25th: “Bet your Assets” Jeopardy Game with PSECU, starts at 12:15pm

  • Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87574702671
  • Meeting ID: 875 7470 2671

March 4th: Room Selection 101 Information Session from 6pm-7pm

  • Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/97309504889 PASSCODE:Rooms101
  • Meeting ID: 973 0950 4889

March 8th: Among Us Game from 6pm-8pm

  • Link: https://millersville.zoom.us/j/98397303421         PASSCODE: Suspect
  • Meeting ID: 983 9730 3421

Note: This information may be subject to change.

Room Selection Dates:
  • March 1-18: Roommate Selection
  • March 9-11: Same Room Selection
  • March 15: Shenks Room Selection
  • March 16-22: Open Room Selection

We can’t wait for you to join us at our events! Make sure to remember the room selection dates above as room selection is necessary for preparing to live on-campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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

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Spring 2021 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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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 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: When is move-in?

  • A: Move-in for the Spring 2021 semester will take place Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19th. Students must sign up for a move-in date and time. The sign-up can be accessed by logging into MAX and going to Student Services > Housing and Dining > myHousing.

Q: Do I need to get tested for COVID-19 prior to moving in?

  • A: Yes. 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. Students who do this will still need to schedule a day and time with Health Services as part of the move-in process.

Q: What do I need to know about the move-in process?

  • A: Students will receive their room keys once they show proof of a negative test to Health Services. To maintain a safe and socially distant move-in process, students will be required to sign-up for a specific day and time through myHousing. Students will be permitted to have two (2) family members or friends to help with moving in. Students and families are responsible for providing their own personal protective equipment (PPE) 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 is required while on the Millersville University campus. All students and move-in helpers are required to wear a mask while inside the residence halls. Those who do not have a mask will not be permitted inside the building. There will be no moving carts available, so students should prepare accordingly to bring hand carts/hand trucks/dollies. There will be no volunteers assisting with carrying student belongings to the rooms.

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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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