Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Welcome to the KaSue News! The KaSue News is a weekly newsletter that we publish for residents of Sue Lombard and Kamola Halls with programming information and things to keep in mind for the future.
We welcome a new staff member, Jazmyn Johnson, to the team! She will be hosting a social with CANDY for anyone interested in meeting and mingling at her room on the third floor of Kamola Hall.
Friday, November 30th @ 7:00 PM
The staff will be hosting a Study Day Breakfast starting at 11:59PM on Sunday, December 2nd in the Kamola 202 lounge (Sue Residents are encouraged to come over!). Join us for French Toast and feed your brain!
1. In preparation of finals, 24-hour quiet hours start FRIDAY, November 30th at 10pm and continue through Saturday, December 8th. Please be supportive and respectful of each other. Some of us may be stressing out about classes/finals now.
2. One last TRANSFER DAY will occur online at http://www.cwu.edu/housing/. It will open at 7:00 am on November 29, 2012. Once approved, this room change must be completed prior to your departure for winter break.
3. Please make arrangements to leave for break 24 hours after your last final or on Saturday, December 8th by noon – whichever comes first. The locks on exterior doors will be changed around noon on Saturday.
4. There is limited Winter break housing available in Munson. This can be requested through University Housing Office in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org to stay on Munson Hall for $300. Winter Break Housing is not a regular part of the housing contract (unless you have a 12 month contract in Wahle or are an AUAP student). All the buildings close at noon on Saturday, December 8th. Please make arrangements to be out of the building by noon. If you have an extreme special circumstance and need to leave after noon on Saturday, please talk talk with a staff member who will assist you.
5. If you are returning winter quarter to your same room, you do not need to sign up for a check out time. Complete everything on the closing (blue) checklist that is taped to your door, write your name and date on the checklist when you leave.
6. If you are withdrawing from CWU for winter quarter you need to submit your contract cancelation to the University Housing office in Button Hall prior to your departure (or as soon as you know).
7. If you are not returning to campus next quarter, you need to sign up for a check-out time. Sign up schedules will be posted outside of each RAs door. Make sure to sign-up 48 hours in advance. Sign-up sheets are taken down the day before. Please be aware that staff members are in the middle of finals too. Have your room completely ready, cleaned, with all your belongings out, for your check-out time. You will be asked to complete an exit survey to give us feedback about your on-campus experience.
8. Break periods tend to be a time of opportunistic theft. We may be tempted to leave our doors open or unlocked or prop exterior doors to take things to our cars. We might consider leaving our bike outside unlocked just for few moments. Unfortunately there are people who take advantage of these times to steal. Bring your bike in or take it home. Make sure entry doors are latched. Lock your doors.
9. If you are leaving your car on campus during break, please move it to Lot N19 by the Music Building. If it snows heavily the lots will need to be plowed. Your car might be towed if it isn’t moved to N19. Take anything of value out of your car that might attract attention. The police will be doing extra checks of the N19 lot to reduce the likelihood of break-ins.
10. Make sure to bring everything that you need with you when you leave for break. Staff members will NOT be able to let anyone re-enter the building during break. The locks on exterior doors will be changed around noon on Saturday, December 8th and reopen at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 1st 2013.
11. If you have a vacancy in your room, you should have received/will receive a letter informing you to prepare your room for a new roommate. Approximately 120 new and transfer students will arrive starting on January 1st to check in. We want them to feel welcome – it isn’t easy coming into a community that is already established. Be aware that a person can be charged for occupying two spaces if a new student is unable to move into their assigned space. Your room should be clean, space for a new student should be clear and your room should be welcoming.
12. If you have maintenance issues please call 3000/submit on line now so items can be fixed over break.
13. Please take plants and fish home or make arrangements for their care. Staff members can not be responsible for plants or fish during break.
14. Remove holiday decorations (trees, lights, etc.).Throw away garbage and food that might smell after 3 weeks or attract ants and rodents (fruit, bread, milk, etc.).
15. Check your mail before you leave and remember to have all important items mailed directly to your break address. Mail will not be delivered or forwarded 12/8-1/3.
16. Please unplug everything in your room to reduce the risk of fires. Unplug ALL electrical items except your MicroFridge/refrigerator/stove. Electrical items should be unplugged – take care of your electronics so no one else has to touch them.
17. Please clean out any perishables and leave your refrigerator plugged in and turned on over winter break.
18. Turn your thermostat to approximately 66 degrees; this will keep your room warm but not hot. If your room has a vanity or sink, please open the door under the sink so that pipes do not freeze.
19. Move items away from the radiator/heater so that things do not get scorched.
20. Close and latch all windows, close curtains and turn off all lights. Bring your keys with you and lock your door.
21. If something happens during break and you need to check out of your room, call University Housing at 888-298-4663/509-963-1831 to schedule a check-out time.
22. Please be aware that housing, custodial and maintenance staff will be entering rooms during the break. RAs will check rooms to make sure windows are closed, items are unplugged and doors are locked. Custodial and maintenance staff will check again during the break to make sure there are no problems with heat or leaks.
23. No one is looking for policy violations when we do these safety checks – we’re trying to make sure rooms are safe throughout the break. If, however, a policy violation is in plain view, it will be documented and you will have a conduct meeting after break. If we find a problem in a room, we will leave a note regarding the situation and you will get a letter to meet with a professional staff member when you return. We will not open drawers or closets unless necessary, e.g. liquid is coming out of a closet, something in a drawer smells really bad or is attracting bugs, etc.
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