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 it’s already November? Though the semester’s end will be here before we know it, we still have the month to prepare for finals and the semester end closing. Please be sure to take a look at the following items of information and make sure you are on track for the end of the semester.
Southwest Hall Sign-up for 2016-2017
Are you enjoying your time in Southwest so far? For those of you not graduating this year, don’t miss out on your opportunity to come back and live with us for another school year. We will be beginning our room reservation process for Southwest Hall beginning Tuesday, November 10th. The first part of the sign-up process is specifically for current Southwest Hall residents to sign up. Below are the timeslots for sign-up dependent on which category you fall into. Please click here for more in-depth information regarding Southwest Hall Sign-up. If you have questions specific to this, see a Southwest staff member for clarification.
- Same suite sign-up: 6:00-7:00 PM
- Full suite sign-up: 7:00-9:00 PM
- Consolidation sign-up: 9:00-10:00 PM
All in-hall sign-up will take place in the Southwest Hall Multipurpose Room. Please be sure to bring your completed application and $150 prepayment. You will not be able to reserve a space without both of these items as well as your Pioneer Passport. Individuals unable to attend the sign-up process may find a proxy to turn in their paperwork. We will not accept paperwork to the front desk prior to sign-up on November 10th.
Midterm grades were due late October. Be sure to check your course grades on PASS and follow-up as necessary. It is still not too late to try and get a handle on a struggling grade. Be sure to work with your instructors and attend their office hours to seek help. Other great resources include University Tutoring Services, Writing and Tutoring Center and Student Support Services. All of these great campus offices are here to help you to be successful.
Keep yourself motivated to finish the semester strong. It can be easy to lose motivation in the middle of the semester, but be sure to be taking care of yourself and your academics. Forming study groups can really be a beneficial way to make studying more of a social experience and boosting your motivation.
Southwest Hall will close for students not registered to stay for the break beginning at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, November 25th. The halls reopen for students beginning at noon on Sunday, November 29th. If you would like to stay in the Southwest for all or part of Thanksgiving Break, please follow this link to sign up. There is no charge to stay for the break.
Southwest Hall Spring 2016 Intents
All residents will be asked to complete an intent form for the spring semester coming up. These forms are used to determine room changes, open spaces, etc. Residents in Southwest are held to a full academic year contract, but are able to change rooms or move to a different suite-style building if they would like. Note: no students living in the suite-style halls may move to a traditional hall per contract terms.
We do terminate contracts for a few reasons including graduation, participating in a university sponsored activity (i.e. internship, co-op, student teaching) or discontinuing your status as a student. Please be sure to stop by the Department of Residence Life office in 120 Royce Hall to pick up the contract release paperwork. The office is open from 7:45 AM-4:15 PM Monday through Friday.
Students interested in moving into Southwest Hall for the spring 2016 semester may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest and be put on a waiting list. Notification of placement will be sent out via email in early December.
Have a wonderful month of November! As always, please be sure to stop by or email with questions or clarification.
Southwest Hall Resident Director