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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Phase III: Roommate Matching

During Phase III, all roommates who have completed Phase II will be able to send roommate requests and match for the Housing Selection Process. Students who are grouping together must be matched with all potential roommates. For Housing Selection purposes, all Housing Selection matching must be complete by February 29th.


Roommate Matching can be with 3 additional residents, maxing out at a group of four total residents.

Phase III: Roommate Matching

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.

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Close Your Windows

This weekend we are anticipating freezing temperatures. Please be sure to keep windows closed and secured in order to prevent facilities issues. If you are leaving campus for the weekend, please be sure to check your windows before leaving.

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

SUBMIT A WORK ORDER!

Submit a work order using your woosync account.

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Late Night Lancer - Trivia Night

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 9pm

Student Center 3rd Floor

Come by the 3rd floor of the Student Center for Trivia Night sponsored by SEC!

Student Affairs Fair

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 10am

Student Center

Come by and learn what Student Affairs at Worcester State University has to offer!

FILM: BLACK POWER MIX TAPE: 1967 TO 1975

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 5:30pm

Ghosh Science and Technology, Room 102, Lecture Hall, First Floor

Originally lost in an archive in Sweden until recent discovery, Danny Glover presents The Black Power Mix Tape, a compilation feature documentary film that illustrates the story of the African-American community from 1965-1975.

A post-film discussion will be led by Professor Francisco Vivioni of the Sociology Department.
Sponsored by the student organization, Third World Alliance, this event is free and open to the public.

FILM: SELMA

Wednesday, Feb. 24th, 7:30pm

Sullivan Academic Center, Eager Auditorium, First Floor


Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

This film screening is free and open to the public.