Student move in is on Sunday, January 13, 2013*. Please follow the schedule to help spread out the traffic flow and alleviate some of the stress always associated with moving.
*It is important that you arrive on the date & time specified so that our full staff is available to help serve you. If you need to move in early for any reason other than official university- approved early arrivals (e.g. pre-season sports practice, approved university groups) - There is an early arrival charge of $35/day once access is granted to your room, regardless if you are living in the room.
Important Early Arrival Information
Important Information Regarding Items NOT Permitted in the residence halls
The health and safety of all residential students is of the utmost importance. Please note the following items that are not permitted in the residence halls, paying close attention to items that may not have been prohibited in the past. This is not an exhaustive list. For a complete listing of all items that are prohibited, please refer to the student handbook and/or occupancy agreement.
The following items are prohibited from ALL university apartments and residence halls:
- **Upholstered furniture 24” in length or larger**
- This includes sofas, couches, loveseats, sofa chairs, futons, loveseats, etc.
- Permitted: desk chairs, video game rockers, all university provided furniture
- Candles & incense
- Refrigerators of any size
- All pets other than fish
- Halogen Lamps
- Drugs & Drug Paraphernalia
- Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons, Explosives, etc.
In addition, the following items are prohibited from all first-year residence halls: (Merton Hall, Seton Hall, Roncalli Hall)
- Alcohol & Alcohol Paraphernelia (including shot glasses, bottle & can collections, boxes, cartons, etc.)
- Toaster ovens, hotpots, or oven burner cooking appliances
- Cars – first year students are not permitted to bring cars to campus
Helpful Information about moving in and living on campus
The following are some responses to frequently asked questions about the accommodations, amenities, and living arrangements
- The dimensions and layouts of rooms vary from building to building and room to room. All rooms are commensurate size, shape, and space to accommodate the number of people assigned to it at its capacity. That is, a double room is meant to handle 2 people at most and a triple room is meant to handle 3 people at most.
- All students regardless if it is a double or triple, get their own set of furniture to use: bed, desk, desk chair, 3-drawer dresser, and wardrobe.
- The bed height can be lowered to just 6” off the ground or raised as high as the ceiling and virtually any height in between. Utilizing just the standard bed frame and placed at the highest setting, the 3-drawer dresser can be placed underneath. A bed can be ‘lofted’ with university-provided lofting kits to raise the bed high enough that the desk can be placed beneath the bed for ordinary desk usage. See a staff –person at move-in to request a lofting kit or for assistance lofting a bed. Beds can also be bunked; typically the dressers would not be able to fit beneath bunked beds. Ladders or rails are not provided by the university of lofted or bunked beds.
- The bed size is STANDARD TWIN or 75” long. Some publications may indicate that the beds are another length, but they are in fact STANDARD TWIN. Mattresses of any other length or size are not provided by the University.
- The dimensions of the wardrobe are as follows: Seton & Merton Hall (60” x 20”). Roncalli Hall (76” x 23”) Roncalli Hall wardrobes also have 2 smaller drawers built into the wardrobe. **Roncalli Hall 3rd floor furniture has been updated recently and is more like that in Seton/Merton.
- The dimensions of the 3-drawer dresser are as follows: Seton & Merton Hall (30” x 30”). Roncalli Hall (34” x 36”). **(see above for Roncalli 3rd floor furniture)
- All furniture must remain in the room. No furniture may be removed from the room at any time for any reason. If a room has an unoccupied space, the furniture must still remain in the room and be available for a student to move into it any point. Furniture missing from a room is subject to a replacement charge being waged against the residents of the room.
- All rooms have windows; the window sizes vary from room to room. There are blinds provided to cover each window. Decorative window curtains may be hung provided that they cover only the window, do not reach the floor, and are not flammable. Additionally, holes should not be drilled into the walls.
- 1 (one) microwave/refrigerator combo (aka ‘microfridge’) is provided in each room, regardless if it is a double or triple. Due to code, no additional microwaves or refrigerators may be brought to campus for use in a student room.
- 1 (one) cable TV jack is provided in each room, regardless if it is a double or triple. There is no limit to the number of televisions or the size of a television that may be brought, but the department recommends that only 1-2 televisions be brought per room.
- In Seton, rooms on the second floor and higher are carpeted. In Merton, rooms on the fourth floor and higher are carpeted Students may bring an area rug for their room.
- The following are NOT provided in the rooms and may be brought by students: mirrors, desk lamps, night stands, hooks.
- Each room has a fixed, overhead light operable by a standard wall-plate switch. Students are not responsible for the replacement of these bulbs. They should submit a MOPS work-order request.
- The student’s ID card functions as the key for the room. Students are required to have their ID card on them at all times. We would advise that a student never leave a door unlocked or propped open in an unattended room.
- Rooms are heated and air conditioned via a central system that are automatically controlled. Temperatures and comforts vary from room-to-room and person-to-person. It is not advisable to open the windows with the intention of regulating the heat or A/C. We aim to make the environment as comfortable as possible, understanding that what one may view as perfectly comfortable, another may feel is unbearable.
- If something is not right in the room at any point during move-in or during the year, seek the assistance of a staff person (like an RSA). Depending on the nature of the problem, the student will be directed to submit a MOPs (Maintenance Organization Program) work-order request.
- Lockboxes are not provided in the room. If a student wishes to secure personal belongings, they may bring their own lockbox.
- Bicycles may be brought on campus but are not permitted in the residence halls. You are responsible for locking your bike on the rack near the basketball court (for Merton/Seton) or near the entrance of Roncalli Hall.
- There is no storage available for excess student belongings that don’t fit in the room (e.g. luggage, boxes, oversized items). It is advisable that students be mindful of what they are bringing, keeping in mind that they are likely to be sharing the space with one or two other people.
These are guidelines to aid in planning your arrival. Amenities and policies may change from time to time. If there are any further questions, please contact the Residential Life Office- Reslife@sacredheart.edu