Information For New Union Students

NEW STUDENT INFORMATION

Welcome to Union! We are excited that you are joining us for the fall, and we are looking forward to seeing you on campus. Please read this email as it contains important information about your fall housing.

Please complete this next step by Monday, June 8!  
The next step that you need to take is completing the housing profile. 
CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED GUIDE ON COMPLETING YOUR HOUSING PROFILE

How to complete your housing profile: 

 

1. Go to the MyHousing System  (union.edu/myhousing)

2. Log in using your Union name and password (like you would for your Union email but don’t use @union.edu).  This is called MyHousing self-service. It is where you can fill out your application, and answer the questions that will help us match you with a roommate.  

3. Click the "Applications" tab.

4. Choose the "Incoming First Year Application" option.

5. Read and sign the housing terms and conditions page, and answer the questions on the following page.

6. You're done!

 

Please complete this next step by Monday, June 8! These instructions along with a screen shot are also attached. You will receive another email with information about your housing assignment and move in information by early August. 

 

If you plan on commuting from home, and have not told us, please email us that information. Please visit www.union.edu/reslife to read more about living on campus!

 

Please contact our office (housing@union.edu) or 518.388.6117 with any questions.

RESIDENCE LIVING OPTIONS

First Year Housing-

Davidson

Richmond

Webster

West

Upperclass Housing-

College Park Apartments

College Park Hall

Fox

Theme Houses

Greek Houses

Minervas

INFORMATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

-HOW TO CREATE YOUR HOUSING PROFILE

-WHAT TO BRING TO UNION

Move-in day directions

Linens information

Insurance information

Microfridge order form

E&R Laundry Service

Time Warner Cable (This is information for students that would like to purchase a cable box)

Office of Residential Life Terms and Conditions

FAQ:

Q) Can I live with my friends in my first year?

A) It is our hope that you become friends with your roommate, but we do not guarantee that you can select your roommate in our first year housing process. In your first year at Union, you are matched with your roommate based on your Minerva assignment and precept course assignment. Once a hallway is made, matching precept classmates assigned to the same Minerva, we then match students to the best of our ability using the housing profile and questionnaires to try to create the best rooming matches.  There is a small chance that we would be able to match you with a requested roommate, but it would have to happen on the small chance that you both were assigned to the same precept course and Minerva house.  In this instance there is a possibility that you would be able to live together, but we cannot guarantee it.  Additionally, because of our philosophy as a small college, we encourage our first years to try to live with someone new.  Because of everything stated above, it is very important that YOU, not your parents or friends, fill out your housing profile. 

Q) Once I’ve moved in, who is there for me to talk to if I need anything?

A) There are a number of great resources on campus available to you, including the Residential Life office, the Dean’s Office, and the Counseling Center. But our “front line” is the group of Resident Advisors. There is an RA on each floor of our Residential Life operated communities, and they are available to field any questions in addition to help maintain the standards of the community.

Q) What should I bring to Union with me?

A) What to bring to Union!

Q) What are the basic rules and policies on Union’s campus?

A) Click this link to review the student code of conduct.

Q) Do I select my own housing after my first year?

A) Yes, and you have lots of options! In the Spring term of your first year, you will participate in the selection process for standard residence halls (Fox, College Park Apartments/Hall), Theme Houses, or Minervas. Additionally, you can live in your Fraternity or Sorority’s house after your Sophomore year.