Presentation on theme: "Living and Dining On & Off Campus"— Presentation transcript:
1 Living and Dining On & Off Campus Introductions: Yvette Velez, Director of Off-Campus Housing, Rod Waters, Director of Residence Life, Venus Williams, Campus Card Manager and Cliff Martin, Sodexo General Manager
2 Residence Life Staff Resident Assistants Chris Scanlon (West & Modern), Residence DirectorKaila Price (Miller), Residence DirectorLynn Thach (Tremont), Residence DirectorRobyn McMicken, Assistant DirectorCaroline Davis, Associate DirectorRod Waters, DirectorWho are they, what do they do?
3 150 Tremont Street - across from the Common Introduction to the Residence Halls150 Tremont – 434 students – opened 1996 – suite & corridor styleMiller Hall – 345 students – opened 2003 – cluster style10 West – 273 students – opened suite & apartments style10 West expansion – 197 – opens Fall 2010 – suite style10 West = 470On campus 1,249 studentsLeased property – since 2005
5 10 West StreetQuick overview. Freshmen live in all of them. Try not to put freshmen in apartments. Hotels.
6 Modern Theatre Residence Hall Quick overview. Freshmen live in all of them. Try not to put freshmen in apartments. Hotels.
7 Leased Properties Since 2005 Leased Properties are used to accommodate a higher demand for housingDate of first housing deposit are used to assign students when there is a need for this optionPast Leased Properties have included:Wyndham Boston/Beacon HillHyatt Regency Boston
8 Residence Hall Amenities Rooms: Singles, doubles, triples, quadsApartments: 2-8 peopleUtilitiesHeat/AC, Cable, Phone line, wireless/wired, carpetFurnitureBed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobeMattresses75” Tremont,80” Miller/West/ModernLounges/fitness room/laundry/mail in all hallsExtensive life safety systems24/7/365 SUPD coverage at the front desks
9 Living-Learning Communities Some of the most stimulating conversations of your college years won’t happen in a classroom.Educational programsCreative activitiesProvide support and mentorshipFaculty interactionsThe LLCs for are:Accounting and FinanceMarketingGlobal BusinessEntrepreneurshipPsychologyGovernmentCommunication & JournalismHonorsExplorationsManagementLaw and Public PolicyScience and Health ProfessionsLive, exchange ideas and connect with students outside of the class.These communities host a variety of creative activities, and educational programs that provide personal support through mentorships and regular faculty interactions.
10 Staff Philosophy for Collaborating with Parents/Guardians We encourage students to take an active role in working to resolve problems that may arise.Conflicts always have multiple perspectives and points of view. We work to gather all perspectives and learn as much as we can about the situation.Professional and student staff members are trained in conflict mediation skills and can often help roommates to acquire necessary listening and communication skills that will assist them throughout their time of living on campus.Staff will work directly with the students involved to help resolve the issue.While problems may arise as your student adjusts to life on campus and in the Residence Halls, it is important that each student take an active role in working to resolve these problems. Residence Life staff members are here to work directly with your student and facilitate the problem solving process.Conflicts always have multiple perspectives and points of view. Before taking action on a reported concern, we work to gather all perspectives and learn as much as we can about the situation. Our staff will then work directly with the students involved to help resolve the issue. Both our professional and student staff members are trained in conflict mediation skills and can often help roommates to acquire necessary listening and communication skills that will assist them throughout their time of living on campus.
12 The Apartment Search Housing Search Overview: Timeline: Don’t Rush! June is the time to find an apartment. (Apartments are scarce by mid August.)Undergraduate Housing SearchFebruaryFind a roommate.Figure out the Budget.Decide on a Location.Schedule a few appointments to look at apartments.
13 Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill & North End $800-$1200 per student$1600-$24002bdrm$1000-$2000Studio/1bdrmQuaint&Cozy
14 . Rentals Apartments: unfurnished, HT & HTW Other costs-internet, cable and phoneUpfront Cost: 1st, Last, Security and FeeISD, (617) , Citizens ConnectWith a ping pong table, TV and video games, and easy access to several student organizations, this is the place to hang out if you want to relax, have fun, and meet other commuters.Sawyer Building, First FloorThis lounge offers a convenience store for snacks and drinks, a microwave and bagel toaster, as well a large screen TV and foosball table. Hang out, study, and work on assignments, or meet other students in this popular spot.Ridgeway Building, Second FloorOverlooking the intersection of Cambridge and Staniford Streets, students can use this common area to get some work done or to hang out before going to class..Bike Racks: In the passageway north of the Donahue BuildingAcross from the Sawyer Building the street at One Ashburton PlaceAt 73 Tremont Street near the Tremont Place entrance to Mildred Sawyer LibraryIn the Sargent Hall/Law School GarageAt NESAD in the 10 St. James Avenue garageFor more information on bike safety and going “carless,” visitResidence Hall OverviewLockers LockersStore your books and other school supplies on campus. Lockers can be obtained through the Facilities Management Department located in the basement of the Sawyer Building at 8 Ashburton Place. Contact them at
15 Transitions: Preparing Students for their Next Move Information SessionsRoommate listingsHousing FairNeighborhood resources
16 Commuter & Off Campus Student Resources Leasing/RentingRights & ResponsibilitiesPersonal BudgetingTrash & RecyclingParking & TransportationCommunity InformationHealth & SafetyEvents, Student Life & Activities Neighborhood & Commuter Community EventsCommuter Ambassador EventsDodgeball, First Ones on Us!TransitionsMediation
17 Public Transportation MBTA Discount ProgramThurs. July 30thReserve onlineParking- no university parking lotsCenter Plaza Garage Entrance located on Somerset Street and on Tremont Street (617) $8 evening parking with validation ($10 regular) Student discount coupon is available but must be purchased 5 at a time at $8 each. Good only after 3:30pm. .2 mi.Charles River Garage Entrance on Cambridge Street under the Charles River Shopping Plaza parking lot next to the Holiday Inn Hotel. (617) $7 (flat rate) evening parking with validation (else regular rates apply) Student discount 3:00pm to 11:00pm, $7 with student ID. .3 mi.Boston Common Garage Entrance located on Charles Street (between the parks) (617) # Cost: Enter between 6:00am—4:00pm (weekdays) Up to 1 hour: $8 Up to 2 hours: $12 Up to 3 hours: $16 Up to 10 hours: $22 After 4:00pm: flat rate $11 (must exit by 8:00am) # Evening Parking: $10 flat rate (4:00pm - 10:00am) # Weekend Parking: $10 flat rate / day .6 mi.Government Center Garage Entrances located on New Sudbury Street, New Chardon Street (617) ) $6. all day, Saturday-Sunday $6. evenings $19. all day, Monday-Friday .5 mi.Laz Parking Ltd. 290 Commercial St. Boston, MA mi.Kennedy’s Midtown 44 Province St Boston, MA (617) Daily: $24 Monthly: $400 Early Bird: $21 (Before 9am 2.5 mi.Pi Alley Garage 275 Washington Street Boston , MA /2 Hour: $9 ½ - 1 Hour: $ ½ Hours: 27 1 ½ – 12 Hours: Hours: mi.73 Tremont Street Garage Enter on Beacon Street across from One Beacon
18 Campus ConnectsCarpool, Through MassRIDES, you may access a free ridematching service.Bike, “go green”Bike RacksFor more information on bike safety and going “carless,” visit OtherZipcar, MintcarWorkout facilities: Ridgeway GymnasiumStudent Lounges-Sawyer, Donahue, RidgewayLockers-Contact facilities at
19 What to do? Where to go?Visit the Hub Information Center, located in the Sagan Lobby of the Donahue Building. Open Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm and Fridays 9am-5pm. Contact them at or (617)Keep an eye out for the Bulletins on TV screens throughout campus near elevators and other gathering places.Look out for event advertisements on bulletin boards and dining halls around campus.Read The Suffolk Journal & The Suffolk Voice (online paper).Visit our Web Calendar on the SUConnect websiteOCHO sponsored “Stay Connected Tables” every Wednesday in the Lobby.Check your SuffolkOCHO Programs: Housing Searches, Spirit Nights, Cooking 101, Commuter Student Assoc., Sports, Transitions, Get Connected Dinner, Stay connected tables,Res Life Programs: Welcome Night Parties, Program Model – diversity, social, community service,personal develp……….RHA biggies
20 Safety & Standards to Know Campus Emergency System (weather/school closings, Connect-Ed)Fire Safetyconsider insuranceCity SmartsLaws & Leases (trash, occupancy, alcohol, pets, parties)Residence Hall Policy (alcohol, drugs, pets)Your student can register their phone with the Registrar’s office. To receive text message updates. Emergency and inclement weather closings will also be posted on the website and announced on area radio and television stations.Fire Safety is very important whether in an apartment or residence hall. No candles. Make sure students have working smoke detectors.City Smarts- Common sense, students need to be aware where they are, while we are in one of the safer areas Boston is still a city. Boston Commons in the middle of the night is probably not where our students should be.Laws & Leases.Students should learn and be aware of what type of lease they signed as well as expectations of their City and Landlord.Students should know that everyone should be on a lease, when the trash days are, how to recycle in Boston, whether or not they can hold parties or have a pet. Students are encouraged living off-campus to be in groups of 2 or 4, no more than 4. No 5th wheels it is a city ordinance that no more than 4 undergraduate students can live together.Residence student should be aware that they too sign a licence agreement w/residence life for the entire academic year and only under extrodinary circumstance can they be released from their contract.Residence Hall Policy the they do no permit the following: alcohol, drugs and pets
21 Campus Dining Locations: Donahue Café Sawyer Café Miller Café Monday–Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pmFriday: 8:00am – 3:00pmSawyer CaféMonday–Thursday: 7:45am – 7:30pmFriday: 7:45am – 3:00pmMiller CaféMonday-Thursday: 7:00am – 11:00pmFridays 7:00am-10:00pmWeekends/Holidays: 10:30am – 10:00pm150 Tremont CaféMonday–Thursday: 7:00am – 11:00pmFridays 7:00 am – 10:00pm73 Tremont CaféMonday – Thursday 7 am – 8 pmFriday 7 am – 4 pm*Please note: Off-campus students must be accompanied by a resident student to dine at the residence halls73 TREMONT CAFÉ
22 On Campus Meal Plan Information Three resident meal plan optionsMeal Plan A $3134 per year/$1567 per semesterMeal Plan B $2810 per year/$1405 per semester*Meal Plan C $2506 per year/$1253 per semester*All residential students are automatically enrolled in Plan CAll are Declining Balance Plans and can be used in any dining locations.All balances carry over from fall to spring semester and then funds are lost if not spent by the end of spring semester.Example of Daily allowance of spending per semester:$1253 / 103 (average days in semester) = $12.16 per day
23 What can $12.16 per day buy? Soups & Chowder $2.50 - $4.50 Entree $ $7.00Salad To Go $ $7.00Sandwich $ $5.50Calzone $4.50Omelet $3.50Sushi $4.25 – 6.75Whole Fruit $1.25Muffin $1.95Coffee $1.85
24 Dining Highlights Find us on the web at www.sudining.com Update in JulyNutritional informationRegistered Dietician in Health ServicesKaren JewAble to accommodate variety of diet needs- let us know!Build-a-lunch (co-sponsored with Health Services & OCHO)Cooking 101 (co-sponsored with OCHO)
25 Ram CardThe RAM Card is your student’s Suffolk ID and the key to most everything!Photo IdentificationResident meal plans and laundry servicesSecure entry to Residence HallsDebit like tool used for on-campus copy and print services as well as purchases at Off-Campus MerchantsStudent Advantage logo(discount program)
26 Easily add money online RAM AccountEasily add money onlineNo danger of accumulating debt or overdraft feesOpen to the entire Suffolk CommunityFunds do not expire as long as you are a member of the Suffolk CommunityUse at all participating on & off-campus locationsGreat budgeting tool since you can only spend the amount that you add to the cardBalance info available with every transaction and onlineAlready existing declining balance account linked to Ram CardOpen to the entire Suffolk CommunityUse at all participating on & off-campus locationsGreat budgeting tool since you can only spend the amount that you add to the cardBalance info available with every transactionNo danger of accumulating debt or overdraft feesFunds do not expire as long as you are a member of the Suffolk CommunityAdd money at or in person at the Bursar’s Office………………add location information – new page?
27 Who Accepts My RAM Card? Off - Campus 7- Eleven Off - Campus7- ElevenGriddler’s Burgers and DogsBack DeckLambert’s MarketplaceBolocoPotbelly Sandwich ShopCrush PizzaPiperiCafé PodimaPrimo’sCrazy Dough’s PizzaSal’s PizzaCVSSubwayDerne St. DeliUBurgerDominosUptown CaféEarl of SandwichWhole Foods MarketFill-A-BusterZen Japanese Grille & SushiFajitas and RitasFrozen-YoOn – Campus73 Tremont Cafe150 Tremont CafeCopiers at NESAD LibraryCopiers at the Sawyer LibraryDonahue CafeThe HubLaundry FacilitiesMiller Hall CafeSawyer CafeSuffolk University Bookstore
28 How to add money www.suffolk.managemyid.com Bursar’s Office Valueport Cash Machine
29 Suffolk University Student Advantage Discounts & DealsSuffolk University Student AdvantageOnline. National. Local.Suffolk students who purchase a membership can add the service directly to their RAM Card at the Bursar’s Office.Get four years of savings for just $45!Participating merchants include: Amtrak, Greyhound, Foot Locker, Target.com and more!Sign up at
30 Important Dates Off-Campus Housing Residence Halls Events for Everyone Monday, September 1st -Neighborhood Walk-AroundResidence HallsSunday, August 31st MOVE-INEvents for EveryoneWelcome Parties ~ Community Meetings ~ Shopping Trips and more!1st Day of Classes:Wednesday, September 3!
31 Contact Us Sodexo - Bob Cirame Ram Card - Mikhail Ilin Ram Card - Mikhail Ilin- Haley Erickson––OCHO - Yvette VelezResidence Life - Rod Waters