West Quad Staff Update

November 10th-November 14th

New Hire for Shorney Hall

Please join me in welcoming Andrew Shediac to the West Quad Staff. Andrew will be the RA for the fourth floor of Shorney Hall. He will train from 11/12-11/20 and move into Shorney Hall on 11/21. Following Thanksgiving Break he will be a full time staff member ready to tackle on call rounds, programming and community development!

Thanksgiving Closing will begin on Friday 11/21 at 5:30pm in Curtis West Lounge!

Thanksgiving Break Closing Teams

Thanks to all those who are staying late to help close for Thanksgiving Break. We will begin closing at 5:30pm on Friday November 21st. We will meet for dinner and a review of closing in the Curtis West Lounge.

Thanksgiving Closing Teams:
Morgan & Archit: Curtis East (Basement and 1st Floor)
Drew & Eric: Curtis East (2nd and 3rd floor)

Anna & Conrad Curis West (Entire Building)

Honore & Maria A.: Smith (First and second floor)
Ollie & Ashley B.: Smith (3rd Floor)

Macey & Andrew: Shorney (Basement through Second Floor)
Emily & Frances Shorney (Third & Fourth Floor)

To make the teams even, you are not necessarily closing the building you lead in. This is because we need to have an even number of people on closing teams. Once your building is closed, you will assist with the north quad closing. The north quad has less staff members than the West Quad and the apartments are difficult to close. Thank you for your patience, leadership and diligence with this necessary process!

Health and Safety Check

Health and Safety Checks take place on November 17th-21st. This ensures that our students are following National and Federal safety policies related to fire safety and prevention as well as not violating our University Student Code of Conduct.


Your Head Resident placed you on teams of 2 and you will be expected to complete your health and safety checks between the hours of 9am-9pm (they should take and hour at most).


NOTE to Head Residents: DO NOT FORGET TO PLACE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY FELLOWS ON A TEAM. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO HELP WITH THIS PROCESS!!


You will pick up your Sequence key and clipboard between 8am and 4pm from Denise. Note: Denise takes lunch from 12pm-1pm.

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Questions about your RA Pay?

Here is the math:

30 weeks in the academic year X 7 hrs/wk == 210 hrs per academic year X $8.75/hr == $1837.50 which was rounded up to $1838.00 for the academic year.


That amount is divided by 2 (2 semesters) $1838.00 / 2 == $919.00


$919.00 is divided by 10 (10 pay periods per semester)


Students are consistently paid their stipend during Thanksgiving break - Semester break and Spring Break even though they are not working...


They typically receive a continuous check from September to the end of May.