Fall 2018 Move-In Information


First Year Student Move-In Day–Friday, August 17, 2018.

Check-in will occur from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. You must arrive during this designated time to hold your room reservation. There are NO EARLY MOVE-INS, unless you are in one of the Early Start Programs.

Hogle Hall

Entrance to Hogle Hall is off 1200 East. To get there, turn west on Westminster Ave. from 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward Hogle Hall and parking to unload your items.

Carleson Hall

Entrance to Carleson Hall is off 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward Carleson Hall and parking to unload your items.

Olwell and Behnken Halls

Entrance to Olwell and Behnken Halls is off 1200 East. To get there, turn west on Westminster Ave. from 1300 East. Staff and signs will guide you toward Olwell & Behnken Hall and parking to unload your items.

MANDATORY FLOOR AND SECURITY MEETINGS

In order to build community with your fellow floor mates, mandatory floor and security meetings will be held on August 17th from 8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. We ask that you do not make plans for this time. Your meeting will take place in your residence hall. If you move in early, you will be required to attend the meeting that occurs on the August 17th.

Parking Permit

Should you decide to bring your car to campus, you must register the car and pay a fee to get a parking permit which will allow you to park in one of the parking areas on campus. Residential Overnight Parking Permits cost $200.00 and are valid until August 2019. All parking permits can be paid for online with a credit card at westminstercollege.edu/parking.

Student ID

Student IDs are necessary for access to any residence hall after move-in day and also for your meal plan. Your ID has a chip in it, which acts like a debit card. You will need it each time you spend money in the cafeteria. You may obtain a student ID during scheduled hours in the Health, Wellness, & Athletic Center before or on move-in day.

What Does my Room Look Like?

Hogle and Carleson rooms are furnished with two twin beds, wardrobes (closet and drawers), desks, and desk chairs. There are bathrooms on each floor with showers. Each floor also has a small kitchen/laundry room with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and card operated washer and dryer. Meals are available to residential students in the Shaw Student Center as part of the board plan. Housekeeping services are provided daily for the bathrooms, lounges, and hallways. Students are responsible for keeping their own rooms clean. There are pool and/or foosball tables in the community lounges in Carleson and Hogle Halls.

Olwell and Behnken Halls are furnished with two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. The apartments contain 5-6 private bedrooms that are all furnished with a twin size bed (with drawers and full length storage underneath), wardrobe (free standing closet), bookcase, desk, and desk chair. Each bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, and sink. Additional sinks and cabinets are located in the hallway, outside of each bathroom. Each kitchen has a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, sink, cabinets, and full size counter with stools. (All residents are required to be on at least the minimum meal plan to ensure the opportunity for a healthy diet.) The living room is furnished with a sofa, end tables, lamps, and two living room chairs. Pool, Ping Pong, and Foosball tables are located in the Tingey Lounge community room in the basement of Behnken Hall for residents to use.

Shipping Items to Campus

As our ability to manage and store large quantities of shipped items is limited, we encourage students not to ship items ahead of their arrival, but rather to bring their items to campus when they arrive. Students who live at a distance that prevents them from being able to drive into the city may need to ship items to the college. Our recommendation to these students is to have anything that needs to be shipped arranged to arrive to Westminster College after the official move in weekend, as access to mail storage may be restricted during the weekend (during which move in takes place). These students are strongly advised to travel with everything they will need for the first few days of living in the residence halls, until they will have access to their mailed items.

How to Access Technology Services and Resources

Access all technology services and related resources through the My Westminster page at westminstercollege.edu/mywestminster. All technology services use the same login information. Learn about the college’s technology services and resources by visiting the “New User Orientation” course located on Canvas.

The Giovale Library

The library is open 93 hours/week with extended hours during the last week of the semester and the week of final exams. Library staff members are available for research assistance during all open hours. Students may check out a notebook computer for use anywhere on campus. The library subscribes to more than 95 databases, many with full- text access to 12,500+ journals. Visit the library website at westminstercollege.edu/library for more information.

Writing Center

Located in the Bassis Center for Student Learning, the Writing Center provides trained consultants to assist students with a wide array of writing issues. The Writing Center works with students from all majors and at all stages of the writing process. To schedule a one-on-one or small group writing conference, please call 801.832.2271.

Campus Technology and Support

Westminster supports both Windows and Mac computers. On campus, computers are equipped with Windows 7, the Microsoft Office Suite, multiple web browsers, and many more academic applications. The Information Services Department staffs a Support Phone 801.832.2023 seven days a week which students may call for technical support. IS also maintains a Support website at westminstercollege.edu/support which includes a variety of do-it-yourself instructions for common technical issues.

Student Laptop Requirements

All incoming students are required to have access to a laptop computer running, at a minimum, Windows 7 or Mac OSX 10.7.1+. At this time tablet computers are not supported. With a laptop, students will be able to access Westminster Anywhere, a program allowing students to directly access files and academic programs, both in class and at home. Students can certify their laptops for use by visiting the General Computer Lab during Orientation or otherwise.

Computer Account and Resources

Every student account includes an email address, 2GB of backed-up network storage space, Wi-Fi access, and access to academic software. Students also have access to Office 365, a way for students to use the Office Suite on the web or on their own computer. Residential students also have access to the RecNet network which supports personal devices such as Xbox, Roku, AppleTV, and others. Informational sessions on computer accounts, Office 365, and how to set up RecNet are held during New Student Orientation. If you are unable to attend Orientation, you may visit the General Computer lab, located in the Giovale Library, to receive assistance with establishing your account.

Orientation Details and Contacts

Orientation invitations will be sent out in late July. If you are interested in further Orientation details, please contact the Dean of Students Office at 801.832.2230.

New Student Orientation Program

Saturday, August 18–Tuesday, August 21.

Parent Orientation Program

Saturday, August 18