Helpful Tips About Housing & Residence Life @ Etown
Staff in the Residence Halls
Resident Assistant (RA): RAs are returning students who apply for and are selected to serve in this vital campus leadership role. They are trained to foster community building, belonging, help with decision-making, and are there when you need a sounding board or advice. Each building has an RA to student ratio of about 1:30. They return to campus early for training on communication, health and well-being, policy, conflict mediation, crisis response, and mentorship. They participate in an on-call rotation each evening and are available to connect you to campus resources.
Community Assistant (CA): CAs are returning students eligible to live in the apartments or quads. They have previously served in the RA role and come to the independent living units (ILUs) to provide a touchpoint for upper division students. They help with deadlines, community development and building, and preparing students for the transition to off-campus life after graduation. They also provide support to our commuting students through programs and other resources.
Assistant Directors (ADs): ADs are professional staff who hold Masters degrees in Counseling, Social Work, or Higher Education Administration. They live on-campus and supervise teh RAs and CAs. Each AD oversees a speciality area such as student activities, diversity & inclusion, etc. They provide support to the RAs for higher level issues. They also serve in an on-call rotation and are trained in more advanced levels of crisis response, mental health, and resource referrals. In addition, they are often serve as conduct hearing officers through Student Rights and Responsibilities.
ES Staff: ES stands for Environmental Services and these are our amazing custodial and janitorial staff through faciltiies management. Each building has the same staff and we hope you get to know them and welcome them into the community!
Facilities/Maintenance Staff: Facilities and Maintenance staff are those here to help with work orders you've submitted through our School Dude work order system. They are often in the buildings making repairs and proactively ensuring that everything from the heat to the plumbing is working properly.
Caldwell & Gregory Staff: Caldwell & Gregory is our laundry vendor. They come to campus when our laundry machines need repair and service. If you notice a machine needs tending to, please email the information to email@example.com
Erhlich Staff: Erhlich is our campus exterminator and pest control vendor. They come to campus on Tuesdays to provide pest control support. If you have an issue, please submit a work order to faciltiies services.
Campus Security: Campus Security is available for lockouts, escorts to and from campus buildings, and support in the event of an emergency situation. They do not patrol the halls, but you may see them from time to time as they are here to keep us safe!
New Student Housing & Roommate Information
Make your deposit to access your housing information in your applicant portal
is your commitment to Etown that you will reside on campus each semester, up to eight semesters, while you are an undergraduate student.
- Exceptions to this are students who are commuting from their family’s home, which is within 30 minutes/miles from campus.
- The Roommate Questionnaire helps Community Living find the most compatible roommate matches. If you already have a roommate, please list their name as your preferred roommate and also complete the questionnaire--just in case. Make sure they list you as their preferred roommate on their form. This lets us know you both agree to live together. Family members, please allow your student to complete this form on their own.
- Dependent on occupancy, a limited number of single rooms may be available to students with a documented medical need that is approved by the Office of Disability Services.
- Housing and roommate assignments happen throughout the summer months for students entering in the fall semester. Our goal is to have your housing assignment and roommate information live on JayWeb no later than the first week of August. We encourage you to reach out to your roommate to discuss what you are each bringing, and to get to know one another.
When will I get my housing and roommate assignment?
Housing and roommate assignments will be emailed to you and available on JayWeb no later than the first week of August.
How can I see my residence hall?
You can watch this video to see what a standard room looks like in each residence hall. We will also be providing hall tours of Schlosser, Ober, and possibly Myer during June NSO.
Which building is the freshman dorm?
We don't really have a traditional first-year residence hall at Etown. We believe there is value in students from all different academic years living together. However, because returning students choose where they live starting their second year we do see some trends. It is rare for first year students live in Brinser, Myer, and of course first years are not eligible for the Hackman Apartments or Schreiber Quads. That means we do have first year students who live in Founders, Ober, and Schlosser Halls. If there are openings in Brinser and Myer, we will place first year students there, too.
Can I live in a single room?
Single rooms are available for students with a documented medical accommodation that is approved by the Office of Disability Services.
I am in the Honors LLC and my preferred roommate is not. Can we live together?
In partnership with the Honors LLC program they highly encourage students in the program to live with others in the program. By choosing to live with someone not in the Honors LLC, you will not be able to live in Schlosser where the program is housed. This is a change after an external review of the Honors LLC program, which took place in March 2021.
I am a student athlete and my coach is assigning me to live with another teammate. What do I need to do?
Some of our coaches do ask their athletes to live with teammates. Those coaches work directly with Community Living to make the best roommate matches among teammates. We will also do our best to make sure you are in similar buildings with your teammates. If coach tells you the name of your teammate, please make sure you put their name on your roommate questionnaire and that they list you. If we miss the information just send us a quick note via firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is move-in?
- Fall student athletes will move in Tuesday, August 17 between 8am and noon.
- Momentum students will move in Wednesday, August 18 between 8am and noon.
- Honors students will move in on Thursday, August 19 between 8am and noon.
- All other new students will move in on Friday, August 20 between 8am and noon.
What should I bring with me?
I'm a transfer student. What should I expect?
Students who have completed 60 or more credits and are transferring from another college or university are considered Junior or Senior status and are eligible for housing in our the Hackman Apartments or Schreiber Quads, what we collectively refer to as our Independent Living Units or ILUs. ILUs are popular with our students and we cannot guarantee ILUs are available for incoming transfer students. However, if you are transferring to Etown, have 60+ completed credits and are interested in living in one of our ILU’s, please email email@example.com to inquire about availability and/or be added to our waiting list. Otherwise, you will be housed in a traditional residence hall.
I'm not sure my roommate and I will work out. What should I do?
Sometimes we miss the mark. However, we do hope that you will give us a fair shot at the match we've made. If you're really not feeling your roommate assignment, that's ok. Please reach out to your Assistant Director to discuss options and next steps.
Helpful "How Tos"
How to find your housing assignment
To access your JayWeb account watch this short, instructional video or follow the instructions below:
1. Go to JayWeb by clicking the link.
2. Log in using your Etown email and password that you activated in May.
3. Click on "student" near the top of the page.
4. Click on "housing" in the left-hand menu.
At this point your housing and roommate assignments will appear.
How to find your roommate's email address
1. Go to your Etown Outlook Email by following the link and clicking on the "Email" button.
2. Log in using your username (your Etown email address without the @etown.edu) and password that you activated in May.
3. Click on "find someone" at the top right of the screen.
4. Type in your roommate's last name, first name (you may have to turn off your pop-up blocker). Your roommate's email address will appear in the box.