As your student embarks on his or her EU journey, you play a critical role. Both academically
and financially, we recognize that your family goals are important. Whether your student
is finding a 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.
Residence Life and Housing welcomes families to EU!
We can be reached at 814-732-2818 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
First-year students can reside anywhere on campus. However, Highlands 2 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.
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
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 of social activities and events geared toward supporting unique first-year
The Dining Services staff is available to accommodate a wide array of nutritional
and dietary needs.
Students can elect to remain on campus in their junior and senior years. Some students
find the tasks of shopping, meal prep, cleaning and billpaying 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.
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
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
Within one week prior to move-in each semester, mail may be sent to the EU campus.
On move-in day, students are issued a key to their mailbox by Residence Life & Housing.
Mail and packages can be picked up in the Pogue Student Center mail room, located
on the second floor.
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 Aug. 23, 2019.
Because each student will encounter these processes in their first year, it is beneficial
for them 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
How to write a hardcopy letter (addressing a letter, stamping and using the post office)
How to store private documents safely (such as student's Social Security Card, ATM