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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Phase I: Deposit Payment

Starting January 19th - January 29th we will begin accepting Housing Deposits for the Fall 2016 semester. To select housing for the Fall 2016 semester during the Room Selection period you must pay your Housing Deposit.


All Housing Deposits can be made Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm at the Sheehan Hall front desk. Deposits must be made using your OneCard. The Housing Deposit is $150 and is non-refundable.


Interested in learning more about our new Housing Selection Process? Be sure to attend one of Informational Sessions listed below!

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Phase II: Signing your Residence Hall License Agreement and Selecting your Meal Plan

Starting February 1st - February 12th, residents who have completed Phase I: Deposit Payment, can go into their MyHousing account and sign their Residence Hall License Agreement and select their Meal Plan for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017.


Below is a video outlining how to complete Phase II.

Phase II: Signing License Agreement and Selecting Meal Plan

Additional Housing Options for Fall 2016 Housing Selection

Gender Inclusive Housing @ Worcester State University

Gender inclusive housing is defined as a housing option in-which two or more students may share a multiple-occupancy suite or apartment, in mutual agreement, without regard to a student's sex or gender. Gender inclusive housing supports the Universities non-discrimination policy and fully commits to the principles of social justice with respect to sexual orientation, sex, gender, and gender identity.


Worcester State University discourages students of any sexual orientation who are in a relationship from living together in a residence hall housing unit. It is YOUR choice if you want to tell your parents or guardian about your decision to live in a gender-inclusive housing option. Residence Life and Housing encourages you to talk with your parents or guardian about your housing choice so that they can be in support of your decision.

Gender inclusive housing will never be forced upon a student. If a vacancy occurs in a room, the room may no longer be treated exclusively as a gender inclusive space. The remaining occupants may pull in a student to maintain the gender neutrality of the room or the Residence Life and Housing will assign a student to the room based on biological sex assigned at birth.


Current Residents Applying for Gender Inclusive Housing:

· Each student must pay their $150 non-refundable Housing Deposit prior to January 29th.

· Each student must sign their Residence Hall License Agreement and select their Meal plan for 2016-2017 prior to February 15th.

· Each student must complete the Additional Housing Option Form for Fall 2016 prior to February 15th.

· Students must include the names of all Gender Inclusive Roommates in the form.

· A review of requests will be conducted by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Residence Life may reach out to students to discuss expectations and gather additional information.

· Students will select their space prior to February 22nd through a scheduled group time with Residence Life and Housing.



Living Learning Community Housing @ Worcester State University

Worcester State University will continue to offer a housing option for students returning to the Honors and CLEWS Living Learning Community.


Eligible upper class resident students interested in the CLEWS housing wing will have the option of a wing in Wasylean Hall. Approved CLEWS residents should have a predetermined group of 6 who would like to live in the same apartment/Suite. Mixed gender living arrangements will be an option for those in CLEWS. The apartments for CLEWS housing in Wasylean Hall will be 6 person apartments with 2 doubles and 2 singles per apartment. Eligible CLEWS students may choose to select apartments either as single gender apartments or as mixed gender apartments. Students in mixed gender apartments may select into an apartment with any break down of male and female students with the exception that individual bedrooms must be same-gender (2 male or 2 female students in double rooms only).


Returning sophomore, junior, and senior resident students in the honors program interested in the Honors Living Learning Community will be eligible for this option. Approved honors residents should have a predetermined group of 4 students who would like to live in the same suite in Sheehan Hall. Mixed gender living arrangements will be an option for the Honors Living Learning Community. The apartments for honors housing in Sheehan Hall will be 4 person suites with 2 doubles per suite. Students in mixed gender suites may select into a suite with any break down of male and female students with the exception that individual bedrooms must be same gender (2 male or 2 female students in double rooms only).


It is possible that the number of students interested in CLEWS or Honors Living Learning Community could exceed the number of reserved spaces. Once all of the spaces have been selected those students who have not been able to select a space during the allotted time will need to go through the Online Housing Selection process, so please be prepared to make alternate arrangements as you proceed through the process.


Current Residents Applying for Living Learning Community Housing:

· Each student must pay their $150 non-refundable Housing Deposit prior to January 29th.

· Each student must sign their Residence Hall License Agreement and select their Meal plan for 2016-2017 prior to February 15th.

· Each student must complete the Additional Housing Option Form for Fall 2016 prior to February 15th.

· Students must include the names of potential Roommates in the form.

· A review of requests will be conducted by the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Residence Life may reach out to students to discuss expectations and gather additional information.

· Students will select their space prior to February 22nd through a scheduled group time with Residence Life and Housing.

Winter Parking Ban in Effect

Please find the link to the Winter Parking Ban for Worcester city streets. The Declared Winter Parking Ban is in effect from December 1st - March 31, 2016 (pending weather) and includes Chandler and May Street overnight parking immediately.


http://www.worcesterma.gov/e-services/winter-parking-ban


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:


Parking and Transportation Office
Wasylean Hall, Office 102
508-929-8887
parkingtransport@worcester.edu

GODDARD LOT SNOW REMOVAL PLAN

  • Resident Students will be notified when it is time to move cars from the Goddard Lot to the WSU campus. In most cases, this request to move will occur after the main campus has been cleared of snow.


  • Parking and Transportation will notify the resident community of the move through: email, Facebook, and Twitter.


  • When possible, the notification will come out four- eight hours prior to the requested time to move cars.


  • The notice will include the time and duration of the Goddard lot shutdown for plowing. It will also have the expected time residents must return their cars to the lot.


  • Residents will be directed to park in the garage and Lot D (May Street Lot).


  • Depending on the amount of snow fall, students may need to shovel out portions their vehicles. Shovels are available for loan with an ID from security personnel at Goddard Lot.


  • In the event of shuttle service cancellation, resident students will be notified through: email, Facebook, and Twitter. Students returning from off campus may park in the garage until shuttle service is running again.

Residence Life is Now Hiring Work Study Students

Do you have Work Study? Are you available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/ or Friday from 9 am until 10:30 am? The Residence Life office has a position open. Please email ddanielson@worcester.edu if interested. The deadline for emails about this position is Friday, January 29th.
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SUBMIT A WORK ORDER!

Submit a work order using your woosync account.

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Housing Selection Info Session

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 5pm

Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room

Learn about the NEW Housing Selection Process at Worcester State for the Fall 2016 semester!

Late Night Lancer

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 10pm

3rd Floor, Student Center

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Casino Night!!!

Friday, Jan. 29th, 7pm

Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room

Late Night Lancer - Deal or No Deal

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 10pm

Sheehan Hall Multipurpose Room