returning students move-in day information - spring 2013

Welcome Back & Happy New Year!

Check-in for all returning students is
9:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M.

Saturday, January 26, 2013 — Sunday, January 27, 2013

All returning students must be cleared/enrolled to be approved to check-in to their assigned residence hall. Students are required to check their CU student accounts prior to returning to campus on check-in days.
As a reminder, offices will not be open on the weekends. All university business must be resolved prior to your return to campus. Unresolved university business will have to be resolved on Monday, January 28, 2013 when all offices will be open during normal business ours of 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Students must present a valid and working CU ID to check-in to their assigned residence hall. If your CU ID card has been misplaced, be sure to obatin a replacement CU ID card prior to your arrival to campus to check-in.
Students will not be allowed to check-in if they do not have their CU ID card and/or they have not been cleared by the Bursar's Office prior to move in day.
Meals in the ADA Geoges Dining Hall will resume on Saturday beginning with brunch hours for those students who have been cleared by the Bursar's Office.


Be advised of the following reminders:

CU Identification Card:

You must carry your CU ID at all times while on campus. This card also serves as your card access to your assigned residence hall and your meal card. In addition, students will not be permitted to dine in the dining facilities without a CU ID card unless they pay cash.

Residents will be issued a security sticker that is to be placed on the ID and that identifies the residence hall that they are assigned to for security purposes. This sticker must be affixed to your ID at all times. If your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, you can obtain a replacement card at a cost of $24.00 (Please make payments to the Bursar's Office located on the 1st floor of the Wade Wilson Building) from IT Services on the 1st floor of the Vaux-Login building after the fee is paid. If your ID card is damaged and has to be replaced, you must return the original ID card. Students should not have duplicate ID Cards or give their ID cards to other individuals.

Unloading & Checking In:

Students must move their belongings into their assigned room as quickly as possible to minimize the wait time for other students. Once you have completed your move-in process, you must move your vehicle quickly and park in the parking areas designated for students (Motorcycle Parking Lot located on campus at the top of the hill or in the Airport Parking Lot located across the street from the New Residence Hall).

Room Condition Form (RCF):

All students completed a Room Condition Form upon checking into their assigned room that listed any damages and/or concerns in the room. Students are responsible for maintaining the initial condition of the room and reporting concerns to their RA(s).

Key & Emergency Contact Information Card:

Students will be required to complete this card upon checking into their assigned hall. Be sure to read both sides and complete the card thoroughly.

General Parking for the Year:

Freshmen students are not permitted to have cars on campus. Students are advised to read and follow all University parking regulations as posted and as advertised on the Public Safety website. Students should contact Public Safety at (610) 399-2405 for any parking related questions.

Open Room Change Period:

Will take place for all students who wish to move to another room and /or residence hall beginning the 3rd week of each semester (February 3rd through 15th) if space is available. Students should be aware that space is typically limited during the spring semester. The Open Room Change Process will be posted in your residence halls during this time period. However, we encourage all students to make the attempt to resolve roommate/suitemate issues professionally and respectfully.

E2 Campus Safety:

All students are highly encouraged to sign up for the E2 Campus Safety Services which serves as CU’s Emergency Alert System. You will receive messages/instructions in the event of an emergency (such as facility evacuations, severe weather, school closings, etc.). Log on to the website at, enter “E2 Campus” in the search box and follow all instructions. Students should register the Public Safety phone number (610)399-2405 in their cells phones for use should an emergency arise.

Ada Georges Dining Hall & the Snack Bar:

Students are required to present their CU IDs to the Metz staff in order to dine in either facility. Students who do not have a valid CU ID may pay cash or will be required to obtain a replacement ID. Be advised that all students must be familiar with and abide by all CU & Metz dining policies and procedures. Students will not be allowed to dine in either facilities without their CU ID card or cash.

Microwaves & Refrigerators:

  • Microwaves: As a reminder microwave units must be no larger than 0.7 cubic feet. Any microwaves over 0.7 cubic feet is prohibited and considered a fire safety hazard in the residence halls. Any student in possession of a microwave unit that is larger than 0.7 cubic feet will be required to take the unit home.
  • Refrigerators: The size limit on any refrigerator is 3.6 cubic feet. Any refrigerators over 3.6 cubic feet are prohibited and considered a fire safety hazard in the residence halls. Any student in possession of an illegal microwave will be required to take the unit home.

Student Housing Agreement:

Each student completed a Student Housing Agreement prior to moving into their assigned residence hall.
This contract is for the 2012-2013 academic year and is binding. Students must read and abide by the contract in its entirety.

Mandatory Hall and Floor Meetings:

There will be mandatory hall and floor meetings for each residence hall. Signs will be posted as to the date, time, and location of these meetings. The Residence Life and Housing Staff will be discussing important information, programming opportunities, etc. Please plan to attend so that you can make sure that your year begins on a positive note and that you are informed as well as successful!


The staff in the Office of Residence Life and Housing
is looking forward to your return!

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the staff in your building and/or our office.