July 12, 2024

Requests for Sponsored Early Arriving Students Due 7/17

August move-in information for University on-campus residences may be viewed at http://students.umw.edu/residencelife/movein. Below is information for sponsors wishing to bring residential students back to campus early.  Last year, there were 750 students living on campus earlier than general move-in. With Living Learning Communities moving in early this year, the number is expected to be approximately 1,000. Students typically expect services and offices to be up-and-running even though the campus community is bustling with training, orientations, preparing for the new semester, and other opening activities, in addition to everyday operations.

There is no charge for early arrival housing if a student is sponsored by a University department for a valid reason. It is very important, therefore, that you sponsor only the students you need to arrive early. Campus employees should not grant permission to students who call or e-mail asking to come back early – there should be a real need for the early arrival. Students sponsored to come to campus early should be granted early access approval because it is vital to fulfill a purpose, to provide a service, or to be a part of a program. With the ending of summer conferences, the transition from summer campus housing, and the early arrival of students, Facilities Services and many others have a great deal of to accomplish to adequately prepare the campus residences.

Sponsors must e-mail their Early Arrival Spreadsheet (click here to access the file template) to Residence Life staff at reslife@umw.edu no later than Thursday, July 17. To complete the spreadsheet, each sponsor will need to know the information below for each residential student arriving early to campus.

  • Student’s Banner ID number
  • Student’s name
  • Student’s arrival date (the date getting key and settling-in)
  • Sponsor’s name, e-mail address, office phone number, and emergency contact phone number

Early arrivals will not be permitted on campus before Thursday, August 14. The date the sponsor should indicate their students should arrive needs to allow for unloading and unpacking of belongings (typically, one day earlier than the start date of the program or activity).

Residence Life will not coordinate meal needs. Sponsors paying for early arrival meals in the dining hall until the meal plan begins must coordinate a catering contract with Sodexo’s Leslie Jacobs (see http://www.umwdining.com) to cover any student dining needs. A detailed list of the students being sponsored would then need to be emailed to Leslie Jacobs and Patty Land for EagleOne card programming. All sponsors should make it clear to students whether meals will be provided to them in order to manage expectations upfront.

Moving In
Residence Life staff will email students approved to move in early regarding when they can move in, how to get their keys, and behavioral expectations. Sponsors must communicate information such as if they are providing meals, additional expectations, and any other logistical information. Students arriving early to campus will need to check-in at the Eagle Landing desk between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Matt Troutman, Associate Director of Residence Life for Operations and Housing, at mtroutma@umw.edu or 540/654-1192.

Student Housing Selection Information

The next five weeks will be an exciting time for students as they contemplate housing and roommate options for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • Rising juniors and seniors will decide whether to live on campus for another year or to move off campus into the Fredericksburg community.
  • Rising sophomores will decide which residence hall best meets their needs and whether to go through an administrative process or go through general housing selection on either March 15 or 22.
  • All will be deciding with whom to live.

New this year, a group of four current students consisting of two females and two males may choose to live together in one Eagle Landing apartment (the females in one double room, and the males in the other double room).  Students have received information regarding the housing selection process and important deadlines.  At no time will a student be asked to miss class for the process. In fact, the in-person selection days have moved to Saturdays.  Students needing to miss their appointment may still send a proxy to select their housing.

If you encounter students with questions or who are experiencing anxiety regarding their housing options, please direct them to the Office of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services in Marye House, where staff can assist them. For details regarding housing selection options and dates, please visit www.umw.edu/housingselection.  Your support helps to make this process a positive experience for students, and one which enhances their academic experience.

If you have any questions about student housing selection, please contact Kari Gent, Assistant Director of Residence Life at kstegel@umw.edu or by calling 540-654-1058.