Learning from Each Other to Support Student Success



          As your student embarks on their EU journey, you play a critical role.  Both academically and financially, we recognize that your family goals are important.  Whether your student is finding their career path, learning how to navigate University life on campus, or discovering social opportunities, we look forward to hearing your perspectives.  Residence Life and Housing embraces diversity, promotes community involvement, and provides experiential learning and student leadership opportunities within each residence hall. 

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          Residence Life and Housing welcomes families to EU! 

          We can be reached at 814-732-2818 or at boroliving@edinboro.edu 

          If you are the parent or family member of an EU student, our office is available to you. We understand the anxiety and questions arising from your student’s moving onto campus.  As you explore the housing options, feel free to call Residence Life and Housing at any point to get answers to your questions. While we employ professional staff members who can assist with conflict mediation, student mental health issues and development of student leadership skills, we look forward to learning from you to ultimately support your student’s academic success.

           

          FAQ For Parents

          Where can my student live?

          First year students can reside anywhere on campus. However, Highlands 3 is the designated First Year Experience residence hall. Through a partnership with the Academic Success Center, transitional workshops are offered to develop college level study strategies, test taking skills and time management.

           

          What benefits are offered by on-campus living?

          Resident Assistants (RAs) develop community on each floor—your student’s RA is the gateway to their success! RAs help students navigate questions regarding clubs, sports, dining facilities and where to get the best coffee in the Boro.

          In addition, benefits such as tutoring and study groups and access to peers in similar academic majors have a significant impact on academic progress. RAs also coordinate a variety social activities and events geared toward supporting unique first year student needs.

          What if my student has food allergies or special dietary needs?

          The Dining Services staff is available to accommodate a wide array of nutritional and dietary needs.
          Information on how to reach out to our chef for personal attention
          Ask a dietician

          Can my student continue living on campus beyond their sophomore year?

          Students also elect to remain on campus in their junior and senior years. Some students find the tasks of shopping, meal prep, cleaning and bill paying to be overwhelming.  Other students simply enjoy the proximity to academic facilities, the library and recreational facilities. Beyond the sophomore year, the one year housing agreement.

             

          What specific academic benefits exist within the residence halls?

          Please encourage your student to meet their Graduate Hall Coordinator in the first few weeks. As part of our commitment to the academic success of EU students, the Graduate Hall Coordinator staff are available for consultation about campus academic resources.  These staff members are in graduate student programs enrolled in EU Master’s degree programs. Students taking advantage of these academic conversations gain an increased awareness of:

          • How to email and communicate with professors
          • How to begin seeking an internship
          • How to find a study partner or
          • How to sharpen their study skills

           

          How early can I send mail to my student each semester?

          Within one week prior to move-in each semester, mail may be sent to the EU campus. Traditional residence halls have mailboxes conveniently located on the ground floor. Each student receives the combination for their mailbox. 

          Highlands students receive mail and packages in Pogue Student Center, located on the second floor. Students are issued a key to their mailbox by Residence Life & Housing.

           

          What if my student needs to arrive early?

          Please contact the Residence Life & Housing office at 814-732-2818 for details on the Early Arrival process. There is a fee for moving in prior to August 24, 2018.

           

          What else should my student know?

          Because each student will encounter these processes in their first year, it is beneficial for students to know the following:

          • When and how to do laundry
          • How to use a microwave
          • How to clean their residence hall room and shared space
          • How to manage a bank balance and how to write a check
          • How to make an appointment (by phone and online) and use their health insurance card
          • Use EMTA (Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority) public transportation to save on gas money
          • How to write a hard copy letter (addressing a letter, stamping and using the post office)
          • How to store private documents safe (such as student’s Social Security Card, ATM card, etc.)