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Division of Student Affairs

Housing & Residence Life

Announcements & Coming Events

Announcements

Check here frequently for important information about Housing & Residence Life.

Updated September 15, 2020

Coming Events

Look here for events happening in the residence halls.

COVID-19 Testing

Required Weekly Random Testing

A randomly identified set of resident students and resident staff will be scheduled for Covid-19  testing each week throughout the semester.  If you are identified on the random list, you MUST comply with the testing.  You will be notified by email on Monday if you are selected for testing for the week.

Testing will take place (at no charge to you) in the O'Neill Center on the Westside Campus on Tuesdays from 1 - 5 pm or Wednesdays from 1 - 5 pm.  You may not opt to be tested at another facility.

Failure to complete your required testing will result in a written warning for the first refusal.  A second refusal for completing the Covid-19 testing will result in a judicial referral and possible separation from housing.

Health Services will notify you of your test results, whether negative or positive.

If you were tested on campus by Griffin Health, you may be able to retrieve your results from their Patient Portal.  If you need assistance, you may call Griffin Health at (203) 735-4372, Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.

 

 

 

Changes due to Covid-19

Please take a moment to read more about some of the changes that you’ll find to on campus life when you return for the fall by clicking here.

You can also listen in to @WCSU‘s podcast with the information,  https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/wcsu-summer-updates-housing , if you’d prefer, or https://soundcloud.com/wcsumedia/gab-grow-college-in-covid

HBO Max Logo

You now have access to HBO Max, included with your on-campus housing! HBO Max is all of HBO, together with a collection of classic TV favorites, even more great movies, and new Max Originals. Stream all HBO favorites from Game of Thrones and The Sopranos, to Euphoria and Insecure, and even more great shows like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and so much more. Plus, enjoy exclusive Max Originals, such as Love Life starring Anna Kendrick, Search Party, and Selena + Chef. It’s all waiting for you. Download the HBO Max app and start streaming today!

Ways to get HBO Max

Download the HBO Max app through the following app stores:

  • Apple App Store
  • Google Play
  • Samsung TV
  • Web Browser:  hbomax.com

How to Log In

  • Go to the app or hbomax.com
  • Click ‘Sign In’
  • Go to ‘View All Providers’ and Select your College/University
  • Sign In using your school credentials

We’ve moved!

The Housing & Residence Life offices have moved for the 2020 academic year.

Our offices have relocated to Pinney Hall, where we’ll be found in apartments C21 and C24.

If you have housing questions, you may call 203-837-8533 (Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm) or email us at housing@wcsu.edu.

Currently, the university remains open, but will be operating virtually.  Offices will remain in operation,  but  will be closed to the public physically.  Questions and business may still be conducted through phone and email.

WCSU will continue to update information via Reopening WCSU,  if you’d like the most up-to-date info from WCSU.

We know this is an unsettling time for us all.  We will do all we can to inform you of what is happening.  We also implore you to remain calm, patient, and kind as everyone finds their way through these unusual times.  Seek out clear, truthful information, ask questions, and look out for each other. We’ll get through this unusual time if we do these simple things.

 

Television on campus – Important information

For a new list of the updated cable channels, please click on this link.

Your digital television must have a QAM tuner (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) to work with the school’s cable service. The QAM tuner allows your TV to receive high definition cable programming without a cable set top box. Unfortunately, some less expensive TVs come with a low quality QAM tuner that may not be able to pick up all the digital channels. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

A NTSC (National Television System Committee) tuner is not compatible. This TV will require a digital-to-analog converter box to view television signals. (See information below to purchase a converter).

An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner can receive digital signals but is not compatible with the school’s cable system.

Here is a link to an informal compatibility reference for newer devices. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. You should verify the specifications when you purchase your TV.

http://campustelevideo.com/customercenter/#faq

Insurance Information

Take a look at this video for why it’s important for you to be covered by insurance for your belongings:

Centennial Hall Events

How to Build a Relationship With Your Professors – Tuesday, September 22 @ 4 pm.  Join the Webex – See Caitlyn for details.

Spa Delivery Night – Tuesday, September 22 @ 5:30 pm.  Look for the QR code posted in the building to take the survey and win prizes.

You Are Not Alone Meditation – Tuesday, September 29 @ 7 pm. Look for Webex info from RA Erin.

Take Control of Your Time – Wednesday, September 30 @ 8 pm.  ARM Sara will send out Webex login instructions.

Get Your Priorities Straight – Thursday, October 1 @ 6 pm.  Look for details from Caitlyn.

Fairfield Hall Events

Fairfield Hall is closed for the 2020-21 year.

Grasso Hall Events

Terrarium – Thursday, September 17 – check with Nicole for information.

Letter to Myself – Friday, September 18 @ 6 pm.  Look for Grace for details.

Grasso Hall & Westside Photo Scavenger Hunt – September 18 – 25 – watch your email for clues and instructions from RA Sean.

Do You Know How You Learn Best? – Wednesday, September 23 @ 2 pm. See Tamia!

 

Litchfield Hall Events

Masked and Answered – Friday, September 18 @ 4 pm. Info will be on your way from Tyler.

Walk the Walk – Monday – Friday, September 21 – 25. See details from Faizah for all you need to know.

 

Newbury Hall Events

Exploring Microsoft Office – Thursday, September 17 from 7 – 8 pm, hosted on Microsoft Teams.  Email ARM Sam for your invite (cross017@wcsu.edu)

Jon’s Declassified: College Survival Guide – Saturday, September 19, 2020 starting at 2 pm in the Main Lounge!

Pinney Hall Events

Inter-Residence Hall Association (IRHA)

Please stay tuned for more information coming soon from IRHA and its fall programs.