NEW STUDENT INFORMATION
Welcome to the Residential Life page devoted exclusively to students new to Union! All new Union Students receive instructions in June on how to create a housing profile through the “my housing” online system. After filling out this profile, students are then formally notified of their housing assignment in early August.
RESIDENCE LIVING OPTIONS
First Year Housing-
INFORMATION FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
Time Warner Cable (This is information for students that would like to purchase a cable box)
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?
Q) What are the basic rules and policies on Union’s campus?
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.