Freshman Class of 2018 Housing

As an incoming first-year student at SHU, you are about to embark on an exciting and wonderful endeavor- your college experience. While you might now be thinking about everything from academics, athletics, and socializing, you may be nervous about the experience of living away from home. We understand those feelings and are here to help! Your housing experience doesn't start at move-in, it starts today!

Take the time to review the letter that was sent home as well as the instructions on how to apply for housing, list your preferences, and even search for a roommate online! We have found that students that make the effort to complete the online application & preferences as well as RoomSync thoroughly and honestly are much more satisfied when they arrive in the fall.

Over the years, I have been asked for my advice in helping recent HS graduates make it through this summer transition before college. This is what I would say:

  • Students should take ownership over their college experience. The student should be asking questions, filling out the forms, and in general- being responsible for their college experience. Once they get to college, mom and dad won't be around to fill the forms out for them.
  • Be flexible. There are few guarantees in life, but one is that life at college will be different than life at home. Beginning to think now about how to be flexible with time, res hall room space, and a new roommate will pay big dividends later.
  • You don't need all that stuff! Save yourself the time and trouble of having to move many of the things you won't really need or use at college. If you don't think you'll use something more than once per week at college, it's probably not worth bringing.

I wish you all the best this summer!

Joel Quintong, M.A.
Director of Residential Life

Joel Quintong

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Events Calendar

Penny Wars
Phi Sigma Sigma Raffle
Campus Wide Tunnel of Oppression
University Commons Auditorium
Wednesday, March 25, 4pm – Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7pm

We are setting up what is known as a Tunnel of Oppression, which is a diversity awareness program that walks people through to open their eyes to the impact of diversity issues that are still prevalent today.

The room would be divided into 7 smaller rooms within the space. Each room represents a different form of a ism that is still prevalent in society today. Some of these include ageism, sexism, racism, etc.

As people walk through they will be immersed in a room that treats them as if they are the minority of that category. This experience opens their eyes to what people in this category face on a daily basis.

For the Sacred Heart Campus Wide version we need to set up the night before to make sure everything is in order. We will use pipe and drape from campus operations to divide up the room into 7 sections.

Once that is set up each room will need to be set up to represent the different topic we are addressing. It will be a combination of audio, visual imagery in the form of posters, videos, and words, as well as students that may participate.

Res Life in addition with student activities, the counseling center, different major offices, and student groups will be in participation for the set up and walking through of students through this project.

Our tentative schedule to begin the tunnel is 10:00am on March 26th and have it continue until about 3:30/4:00pm to allow for maximum exposure for the campus.

After this we will breakdown the event in time for the next group to utilize the space.


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