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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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Fall 2020 Housing Information

We have compiled a list of questions and answers regarding important information about housing and move-in for the Fall 2020 semester. This information only applies to campus housing, which includes East, South and West Villages along with Reighard and Shenks Halls. We truly appreciate your patience through this challenging time.

Q: When will I know my room/suite assignment and be billed?

  • A: Students who previously requested housing by filling out the housing application and did not cancel/opt out of housing will have a housing space secured. August 3, 2020 was the deadline for students to cancel so that the University can readjust those remaining in housing to make sure the “one-per-bedroom” strategy is adhered to. Building/suite assignments and the corresponding billing will be available to view on a student’s MAX account starting on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020.

Prior to moving in, all residential students will need to electronically sign the housing agreement and newly added addendum by logging into their MAX account and following these menu choices: Student Services >> Housing and Dining >> MyHousing >> Applications >> Fall 2020 Application. 

Q: When is move-in?

  • A: Students with on-campus housing for the Fall 2020 semester should plan for move-in to occur from Aug. 17-23 with 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. one-hour timeslots. New students participating in Orientation move in Monday-Thursday and returning students will move in Thursday-Sunday. Once assignments are finalized, students will be sent a specific link for their particular residence hall to sign-up for a move-in date and time.

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

  • A: To maintain a safe and socially distant move-in process, students will be required to sign-up for a specific day and time. Time slots will be in one-hour increments starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. 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). 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. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 situation, we ask that you do not pack everything you own, and that you stick to bringing the absolute essentials. This will also expedite the move-out process in the case that we need to fully close the residence halls due to the changing COVID-19 environment. Additionally, on-campus housing will be closed for the remainder of the semester on Nov. 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. We stress that you pack lightly in order to simplify the move-out process.

Q: Will I have a roommate if I live on-campus in the fall?

  • A: We are placing students “one student per bedroom” in order to create social distancing within the residence halls. This means that you will not have a roommate in your bedroom, but you may have a suitemate in the bedroom(s) next to you. Students will be generally placed based upon suite type originally chosen and the suitemate preferences given. Placement changes can be requested via housing@millersville.edu after you view your rooming assignment on Wed. August 12.

Q: Will parents be able to visit their students in the residence halls?

  • A: During the academic year, visitors of students will be limited to those who reside in the same residence hall. While parents won’t be allowed in the residence halls, you can meet outside on campus. In extenuating situations, we will work with parents regarding access into the residence hall as a visitor / guest.

Q: What happens if I have a housing scholarship?

  • A: Housing scholarships are only applied to the cost of your housing charges. A student not living in the residence halls would not receive the scholarship for the fall semester as there would not be any housing charges. If we are able to house students for the spring semester, dependent upon the fluid COVID-19 situation and various government mandates, students living in the Villages would still receive that semester’s portion of the award. So, for example, if a student is awarded $1,000 for fall 2020 and $1,000 for spring 2021, they would still receive the $1,000 for spring 2021. Also, students would not receive any of the awarded housing scholarship as a “refund” if a student withdraws or the University needs to close due to a COVID outbreak. Additionally, students cannot sum the total award and apply it for the spring. So a $1,000 fall + $1,000 spring awarding cannot be applied as $2,000 for the spring.

Q: When do residence halls close for the fall semester and do I need to take my belongings?

  • A: The residence halls will close for the fall semester on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Students need to fully vacate by removing all their belongings and turn in their room key. No room rate adjustments will be provided between this date and the end of the fall semester.

Q: What happens if there is an outbreak and the residence halls need to close during the semester?

  • A: Should the need occur to evacuate campus, the Department of Housing & Residential Programs, with the assistance of University Communications & Marketing, will inform students of the closure of the residence halls. Students will need to fully vacate the residence halls by fully moving out with all their belongings. Students will be able to “express check out” by placing their key in a provided envelope and drop it in a locked box in each of the residence hall front desk areas. This eliminates the need of a staff member having to physically check a student out of their room.

Q: Will there be housing available during the break?

  • A: Break housing will be available between the period of Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. and the start of the spring 2021 semester for students demonstrating extenuating circumstances and approved by the Department of Housing & Residential Programs. More information will be sent out during the semester on how to sign up.

Q: If I am not living on-campus this fall, will I receive a refund for my housing deposit? 

  • A: Your housing deposit will be retained on your student account and applied toward the cost of your housing for the spring semester per the provisions of the housing agreement. Should we not be able to accommodate you for student housing for the spring due to COVID-19 restrictions, your deposit will be refunded or applied to your general student account if you have a balance.

Q: Will there be spring housing?

  • A: We are planning on having student housing for the spring if we have space available and provided that we are still able to house students dependent on the COVID-19 situation. During a “normal year” we typically open with more vacant spaces in the spring than we do in the fall. A student who opted out for fall, or is a new admit for the spring, will need to complete a Spring 2021 Housing application that will open Oct. 1, 2020. A student who is here for fall will not have to re-apply for the spring. We will certainly post more information as we progress through the semester to inform the student community on the status of housing and dining for the spring.

We ask that students check their MU email account regularly for any important information sent from Housing & Residential Programs. Students and parents can also refer to the @villehousing Twitter and Instagram accounts and Millersville Fall 2020 Webpage for more information about the Fall 2020 semester.