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Your move in guide, Fall 2017

One-stop guide to University Housing and the residence halls

Move-in day - Fall 2017

All Residence Halls will open Saturday, August 19 at 9am.

University Housing staff eagerly anticipates your arrival, and want to ensure an efficient and timely Move-In Day. Our staff will be available from 9AM until 10PM on August 19 as well as Sunday, August 20 from 10 am until 10 pm to check students in. Please check in at the residence hall in which you were assigned. Arriving later in the morning or afternoon will be less congested. Please keep in mind that parking may not be readily available around the halls. Please make sure to have your Pitt State Gorilla Card (student ID card) or student ID number available when checking in.

Check-in

Upon check-in, residents will meet their resident assistant. The RA will explain their keys as well as review the Room Inventory Card and provide an overview of campus via a welcome packet. There will be mandatory hall and floor meetings for all residents on Saturday.

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Room assignments will be e-mailed starting July 10, 2017

Move in Saturday, August 19 starting at 9 am.

Questions? Contact us

What You Need to Know About Living On Campus

Furnishings

University Housing provides residents with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, chest and wardrobe. All beds are extra long (36”x80”). All furniture provided must remain in the rooms during the year. University Housing does not provide storage for any room furnishings or personal items from residents. Furniture cannot be brought into the halls unless it has heavy felt protection on the base. Please review the Guide to Hall Living available online and handed upon check-in.

Parking

Parking around the halls is limited and located around and behind the buildings. Orange parking permits are required to park in the residence hall lots. Students with an Orange parking permit may also park in Brown lots. Students can go online to obtain their permit.

Laundry

Each residence hall is equipped with washers and dryers that operate on Banana Bucks, which are loaded onto your Gorilla Card. The washing machines can only use liquid laundry cleaning products.

Air Conditioning

All residence halls have air conditioning deriving from a centralized system serving the entire campus. Air conditioning is seasonal.

Delivery of Information

All students who live in the residence halls are responsible for checking their official campus e-mail address, their assigned hall mailbox or their cell phones for any information from University Housing. Our office also utilizes hall postings frequently to inform all residents on a regular basis of any happenings.

Meningitis Information

The Kansas Board of Regents requires state universities to establish polices that require all incoming students residing in university housing to be vaccinated for meningitis.    All newly enrolled PSU students living in university-owned group housing are required to be vaccinated for meningitis within the past five (5) years.  If the vaccination was received greater than 5 years ago, a booster dose will be necessary.   In the absence of proof of the meningitis vaccination, an enrollment hold will be applied and the student will be unable to enroll in subsequent semesters.

In addition, Pittsburg State University has recently adopted an immunization compliance policy for ALL new incoming students.  For more information regarding the Immunization Compliance Policy; click on the "Immunization Compliance" link on the Bryant Student Health Center website:  www.pittstate.edu/health

Rules and Regulations

Please note upon signature of the contract, the student agrees to abide by all University and University Housing rules, regulations, policies, including those contained in the Guide to Hall Living. These rules, regulations, and policies, along with any reasonable alterations, communicated to residents, will be considered a part of this contract with the same force and effect as though written herein. There may be special rules and regulations that apply to certain halls as well. Please pay close attention to special building policies. All building policies are subject to change. 

Remember to bring

  • Linens & pillows
  • Wastebasket
  • Computer - halls are wired and wireless
  • Refrigerator—4 cubic feet or smaller + Microwave*--only acceptable cooking + Computer—halls are wired & wireless + Fan—all buildings are air-conditioned

Please leave these at home

  • Cooking devices other than a microwave
  • Pets—only aquarium fish are allowed, no pets are allowed to visit the halls
  • Weapons of any kind—this includes but not limited to firearms, knives, bow & arrow, martial arts equipment, paintball guns, ammunition & fireworks
  • Extension cords—only grounded power strips with resettable breakers allowed
  • Halogen lamps
  • Lofts—all beds are bunkable and their height can be adjusted
  • Wireless routers—the use of these greatly affects the wireless network
  • Wireless printers

GusNet Internet Access

University Housing utilizes the same wireless Internet found throughout campus. When you are ready to use the internet, you can connect your devices using your PSU login and password. The network is compatible with the latest versions of Windows and OS X operating systems. For assistance with GusNet, Gorilla Geek technicians are available in the Gorilla Geeks office (109 Whitesitt Hall) to answer questions and help with set up or visit www.pittstate.edu/geeks

Payments and Charges
All students are responsible for checking their official GUS account for billings and charges.

PAYMENT, LATE FEES, STATEMENTS
A. Payments are to be paid to the University for housing accommodations, dining service, and properly billed charges in accordance with the rate and payment schedule specified in this contract and/or payment plan terms. The Cashiers and Student Accounts office will maintain and publish tuition, housing and fees billing for all students enrolled at Pittsburg State. Billing will be produced each month and notification is then sent to the student’s official campus e-mail address. Students will access their e-bills through their GUS portal and will set up other users and notifications. Visit the Cashiers and Student Accounts website: http://www.pittstate.edu/office/cashier to view payment dates and options, billing cycle, installment fees, late fees and other related payment policies.

B. A late fee will be charged if payment (semester, installment, and properly billed charges) is not received by the fifth of each month. If charges remain unpaid, meal service will be suspended, and procedures to evict the student from University Housing will be initiated. Past due accounts will be sent to a collection agency and/or the state set-off program for collection. Collection costs will be assessed and added to balance due on these accounts.

C. Statements are accessible through the student portal (GUS) with your ID and password. Details about the payment options and credit card policies are available online at www.pittstate.edu/office/cashier. Timely payment in accordance with established schedules is not dependent upon receipt of statement.

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