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Orientation Presentation 2009. Why Live On Campus? “The greatest benefit is the GCSU community… a natural system of close encounters between young men.

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1 Orientation Presentation 2009

2 Why Live On Campus? “The greatest benefit is the GCSU community… a natural system of close encounters between young men and women which stimulate, challenge and influence each other as they share life lessons.” -John B. Fox, Rome, GA

3 Why Live On Campus? Students who live on campus statistically achieve higher academic success, are more engaged with faculty, more connected with campus, more likely to return for a second year, and go on to graduate.

4 Why Live On Campus? Develop time management skills Living with peers and forming new friendships

5 Why Live On Campus? Students are in the classroom only 16 of the 168 hours in a week Getting involved outside the classroom is important

6 Service and Convenience One bill that includes: –All utilities (no caps) –Local telephone services –High-speed Internet –Expanded cable television

7 Service and Convenience Prompt maintenance response No need to hunt for parking

8 Service and Convenience Food services

9 Laundry Pay with your Bobcat card Web-based view /text alerts $1.25 to wash, $0.50 per cycle to dry High-efficiency washers

10 Safety and Security Card access to enter all resident halls Emergency notification buttons Blue light emergency phones Cameras Public Safety

11 Transition Parent Support - parents cannot take the test for the student in the classroom, we ask they allow students to “pass the test” outside the classroom as well. We have the staff to help!

12 Living With a Roommate Make plans over the summer, determine what to bring to avoid duplication Communicate with each other

13 Be careful judging a roommate based upon Facebook or MySpace Treasure diversity and learn from it Living With a Roommate

14 Utilize the roommate/suitemate agreement (available online) The building staff is there to a assist if needed Living With a Roommate

15 Getting Involved Join the hall Facebook group Help select movies for PawFlix Look for opportunities to get involved in RSA

16 Leadership Opportunities Hall Council The Resident Student Association (RSA) Resident/Community Assistants

17 Move In 2009 Thursday, August 13 Move in time is based on your last name –L-P8 a.m. to 10 a.m. –Q-Z10 a.m. to Noon –A-DNoon to 2 p.m. –E-K2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 13th

18 Move In 2009 Just bring the basics Plastic tarps in case of rain 20 minutes to unload, be kind and move your car Thursday, August 13th

19 Move In 2009 Two wheel carts Cat Crew Full details will be mailed July 15 th and are available at sing Thursday, August 13th

20 Summer Communication Linen program Renters insurance Move-in packet Check your MyCats

21 Contract Renewals Be on the lookout for information beginning in late fall semester Renewal begins in January Returning students have first priority

22 The Village The privacy of apartments with the convenience and benefits of living in on-campus housing

23 Advantages of The Village Private bedrooms, full kitchens, free laundry, convenient shuttle service

24 Advantages of The Village West Campus Center –Meeting space –Sandella’s Restaurant Intramural fields Tennis courts Baseball/softball fields

25 Tours of University Housing Adams Hall and The Village will have tour rooms available Noon to 3:30 p.m. Thank you for not seeking out your actual assignment

26 We’ll See You August 13 th ! This presentation is available online at


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