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1 Housing and Residence Life Building Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities

2 Working Together on Safety  Residence Halls locked 24/7  Bedrooms - “hard key” access  Exterior Door access via Cat Card except Valley  Do not loan keys – report lost keys immediately  Guests must be escorted at all times  Students received Housing Handbook today  Student and Professional Staff Available 24/7  Cat Cops, CSO’s, Blue Lights  Fire System connected to UCM Police Dispatch

3 Sierra Terraces: Mariposa and Tuolumne Halls

4 The Summits Cathedral, Half Dome, & Tenaya  Pod Communities: 5 rooms share a bathroom  Mostly Triples with few Quad, Single, Doubles  Laundry, Lounges, Tenaya Computer Lab & Study

5 Valley Terraces  Continuing & Transfer Residents  Exterior Entrances –increased privacy  Apartment Like Suites  Private Bathrooms – residents clean  Living Room – social & study space  Double and Single Occupancy  Laundry – in the Terrace Center, shared with Sierra Terraces

6 Dining Services Residential Dollars*Cat Dollars**Semester Total C $ 1,387 $ 1,050$ 2,437 A $ 1,387 $ 650$ 2,037 T $ 1,387$150$ 1,537 * Use in Dining Center only, rolls over to spring semester, and ends with contract ** Flexible funds, use in ALL dining services (Lantern, Diesel Dogs, The Marketplace, Dining Center), available until no longer a UC Merced student Change Your Meal Plan: July 21: last day to change for fall semester November 4-15: change meal plan for spring semester Dietary Needs-arrange with Dining before arriving

7 Learning while Living On Campus  Resident Learning Center  IT Help Desk  Tutoring  Academic Peer Mentors  Computer Labs & Printers  Academic Excellence  Fiat Lux program  Gender Inclusive  Game Rooms  Resources  Scholarship  Citizenship Programs and Services Helping Your Student Succeed

8 Inclusive…Embracing Our Diversity  Be Open  Respect  Communicate  Room/suitemate agreements  RA’s and Staff  Approach as “Safe Practicum” for life after college  Treat your student as an adult  Hold students accountable  Honor their Due Process  Listen and help only when appropriate  Refer them to the resources to get services  Encourage participation Your Student’s ResponsibilityWhat to Expect from us…

9 Community  Community Councils  RHA  Join the Staff  Resident Assistants  Office Assistants  Programming Assistants  Lead positions  Staff available 24/7  Mediation & Communication support  Overnight Guests  Cleaning Schedules Tools for SuccessBecome a Resource

10 Resident Parking  First-year residents by exception  Due Aug 1 st  Remote Parking  Options  Cat Tracks  Hertz on Demand

11 Orientation Fair & Tours The Fair  Staff Available  Answer Individual Questions Tours:  Housing Tours  on-going between 4-5pm  Meet @ Tuolumne Hall  Look for this Banner outside the Fair

12 Get Ready for Move-in DateImportant Event July 21Meal Plan Change Aug. 1Parking Exceptions Aug. 8Assignment and Move-in info emailed to student. Hard copy in the mail. Look for Assigned Time and Color Coded Dash Pass Aug. 20Payments Due Aug. 24New Student Move-in Aug. 28Classes Begin

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