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Welcome to Southwest Hall
Southwest Hall, completed in 2006, is home to 380 students who will live in 95 four-person suites. Each suite has four single bedrooms, a living room, a dining area with kitchenette, and two bathrooms. There is high speed internet access in every bedroom and elevator access to all floor levels. The entire building is air conditioned and each suite is fully furnished. Each of the six floors has a study room with a computer that can be used for group projects. Other public areas include the main desk, mailroom, lobby, multipurpose room, laundry room, and community room with vending area. Southwest Hall remains open during the official academic year breaks.
From the desk of the resident director
Greetings Southwest Hall!
Can you believe that we are already almost a full month into the spring semester? This semester is already off to a roaring start and it is important that you are up to date on what’s in store for the month of February in Southwest Hall.
First off, room reservations for the 2014-2015 school year have begun. The room reservations process is once again online and you can STILL sign-up to live in Southwest for the 2015-2016 school year. You can reserve your space in Southwest (or another hall) from the comforts of your own room! Please be aware that there are an extremely limited amount of spaces left in Southwest so be sure to sign up right away. The important dates to remember for this process are as follows:
- Now until February 12th: Current Southwest residents may sign up for remaining spaces in the building.
- February 12th-15th: Students with junior or senior academic standing (60 credits and above) may wish to sign up for any open space on campus
- February 16th-27th: Students with freshman and sophomore academic standing may wish to sign up for any open space on campus.
Please be aware that we are continuing to enforce the UW-System 2 year live-on requirement. This means that all current freshmen are required to register for housing for the 2015-2016 school year. There are a few exemptions to this rule, and those exemptions may be found here. Please also note that when registering for a room that you are signing a full year contract to live with us. After registering for a room, you may NOT cancel your housing contract for any reason.
For those interested in the Resident Assistant position for next school year, the process is well underway! We would like to thank all of those that took the time to apply and interview with us. I would also like to thank all Southwest residents with your patience as we used much of the common area space in the building for interviews. Notifications of employment will be sent out Monday, February 9, 2015.
Southwest Hall has a very exciting February coming up! There are plenty of opportunities for a good time right here in the building this month. Join the Southwest Staff on Wednesday, February 4th and February 11th to sharpen your skills and get ready for the Career Fair. Wednesday the 4th, staff will be conducting Mock interviews. You can also bring your resume and get that looked at too! The 11th we will be playing the Game of Life. Be sure to check out the Career Fair in Velzy Commons on February 10th-12th if you are interested in finding a summer internship or a job after graduation! You may find more information about the Career Fair on the Academic and Career Advising Center website.
Another fantastic event to check out this semester is the Spring Blood Drive hosted by RHA and NRHH. This semester’s blood drive will be held on Tuesday, February 24th-26th. Appointments for donating are encouraged, but not required. If you prefer not to donate blood and are still looking to get involved, there are many opportunities to volunteer at the event. Be on the lookout for the sign-up sheet at the Front Desk to volunteer!
The last item I would like to touch on is the change of evening for Southwest Suite Forum. Our meetings will be on Monday evenings this semester at 9:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room. I would encourage everyone to attend as this is a great opportunity to gain some points for your wing in our wing wars competition as well as get caught up on valuable campus information. We invite everyone to come on down and participate in our meetings. Without your input we cannot make Southwest the hall you want it to be!
As always, please be sure to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Southwest Hall Resident Director
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