Residence Life and
West Chester University
202 Lawrence Center
West Chester, PA 19383
December 2014/early January 2015
For Parents of Current Residents
Winter Break Information
The following information is provided to help students and their families prepare for the closing of the North Campus residence halls for the semester break. Students who live in the South Campus and College Arms apartments are permitted to remain in their apartments over the break period if they are continuing as students for the Spring 2015 semester.
All residence halls will close on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5 p.m. for undergraduate students and on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. for graduating seniors. Students must sign out within 24 hours after their last examination, unless it occurs on December 13, or if they are graduating.
Students must complete a list of items to prepare their room for the break. Resident Assistants hold floor meetings to communicate this information with students. Information about the closing schedule for campus dining facilities is also shared with students at this time. In addition, the information is sent to each student’s WCU e-mail account and is on our Website – see link under our announcements area of our home page.
Mail is not forwarded during the holiday vacation. Family and friends are encouraged to send mail to students’ home addresses after December 1.
Students who are not returning to the residence halls for the Spring 2015 semester must schedule and complete a check-out with their Resident Assistant and return their room key before leaving campus. Failure to do so can result in a charge for a lock change. If students are planning to commute or move off-campus while they attend WCU in the Spring, they must request a release from their student occupancy agreements. More information about this process is available under the Housing Information-> Forms and Applications section of our website.
All residence halls reopen for the Spring 2015 semester on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. Meal plans will start with brunch on this date.
Any questions regarding this information should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at email@example.com or 610-436-3306. Questions regarding Allegheny Hall, Brandywine Hall, Commonwealth Hall, University Hall, The Village or East Village can be directed to the University Student Housing staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-430-4988.
For Parents of Incoming Resident Students for Spring 2015
Students are sent housing information via e-mail when they are admitted as resident students and have paid their deposit. North Campus Traditional and South Campus Apartment spaces are no longer available for the Spring semester as of December 8. Students who applied prior to December 8 will be sent their Spring 2015 housing assignment information via e-mail (to their WCU account) early in the week of January 12.
All residence halls open for the Spring 2015 semester on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 9 a.m. Meal plans will start with brunch on this date.
Any questions regarding this information should be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services at email@example.com or 610-436-3306.
For All Parents
Encourage your student to register for the WCU Alert campus emergency system. Once they have created their account, they can add a second phone number, such as a parent’s mobile phone. For more information, please see this link: http://www.wcupa.edu/wcualert/