CATALOG • 2009-2010
Residence Hall Information
A traditional student is expected to live in a College residence hall if she is registered for twelve or more hours of academic credit unless she is officially designated as a commuting student. Official designation of commuter is made by the Dean of Student Affairs. A student will be eligible for consideration as a commuting student if she lives within a 60-mile radius of the College and is currently residing with her parent(s), legal guardian or spouse. A student who has completed six semesters of college work elsewhere as a full-time student in good standing, or a sophomore, junior, or senior class student also will be eligible for consideration as a commuting student. A student is also eligible for commuter status if she is designated as "independent" for financial purposes. Emergency housing in cases of inclement weather conditions also may be available to students, subject to space availability.
Campus residency requires that a student have a meal plan. All new students must purchase the 19 meal plan. After the first year, students have the option of choosing the 19 meal plan, the 190 meal block plan or the 150 meal block plan. Each plan provides students with $50 in Flex Dollars. The 19 meal plan is available to all students and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and brunch and dinner on the weekends. All first year students and new transfer students are required to participate in the 19meal plan. The 190meal block plan and the 150 meal block plan offer students greater flexibility in how many meals they choose to eat each week, plus it offers the option to use a meal from their plan to pay for an invited guest. The block plans allow students to use meals in any given meal period in all dining locations. During the last two weeks of the semester, students may use no more than four meals during any given meal period. The residence and dining halls are closed for winter vacation between semesters. During all breaks there is limited food service available through the Bistro, but it is not included in any of the meal plans.
Selection and Assignment of Room
In the spring, each returning traditional student in the College is given an opportunity to choose her roommate for the coming year and to select her room. Each student signs a housing and food services contract with the College. Financial clearance, registration for at least twelve Fall credits, and a $200 non-refundable deposit are required at that time. If an entering student has no particular choice of room or roommate, she is given the most desirable room available under the living option of her choice.
All rooms are furnished with a single bed and mattress, study desk, chair and book shelving for each student. All residence halls have a computer lab. Automatic coin washers and dryers are located in the laundry rooms of the residence halls to take care of personal laundry. Items that remain in the Residence Hall after the student departs or is no longer enrolled in the College will be considered abandoned and will be disposed of by the College. The College assumes no responsibility for loss of student property through fire or theft. The cost for replacing missing furniture and repairing damaged rooms will be assessed. Payment will be the responsibility of the room occupant(s). Additional information may be obtained from the Director of Residence Life.
General Hall Information
Each residence hall has the following amenities:
- Kitchen(s) with stove, microwave, and refrigerator
- Computer lab
- Laundry room
- Vending machines
- Wi-Fi in main lobby and rooms are wired for internet and cable access
Each student is provided with the following accommodations in her room:
- Desk and chair
- Full length mirror
- Digital phone with voicemail
- Trash can
- Overhead lighting
- Blinds/shades on windows.
In the Center of it All!
When you live in Butz Hall you also live in the center of campus and all its activity! Not only does Butz Hall have a great layout Ñ with lots of window space and plenty of light Ñ but the hall also is a popular gathering space for students and activities. Spend your time in the Butz Fireside Lounge and make an impromptu dinner with your friends. Stop by the new student space on the east end of the building and work with "The Crestiad" student writers and editors as they put together this week's edition of the paper, or sign up for your own slot as a DJ on the College's radio station, which broadcasts from the lower level of Butz. Plus the Tompkins College Center is right next door! You don't have far to go to reach the dining hall, theatre, bookstore and other activities (like Pilates, yoga, swimming etc.) that are also close by. At Butz Hall, you will be part of a large family that likes to have fun and enjoy everything the campus has to offer.
A Room with a View... and More!
With sweeping views of Cedar Creek Parkway and Cedar Crest's beloved Quadrangle, Moore Hall may qualify as the residence hall with the best views on campus. Because of its easy access to one of Allentown's most beautiful parks, Moore Hall also offers you terrific recreational opportunities with great walking and jogging trails Ñ as well as Allentown's acclaimed Rose Garden Ñ only steps away! In the residence hall, you can gather with your friends in the newly renovated lounge to watch your favorite shows on a large flat screen HDTV. Or you may choose to spend your time next door at the College's Cressman Library, whose proximity makes a late night study or research session both convenient and accessible. When it snows, you will join your Moore Hall neighbors and grab a cafeteria tray for a traditional ride down the steep hill behind the hall. After sliding in the snow, you will be happy to return to the warmth of your Moore Hall room, recently updated with new furniture, and enjoy a warm cup of cocoa.
Dancing... Shopping... Cheering!
If you love privacy, but also want to be in the middle of a vibrant community, then you may enjoy living in Steinbright Hall. With all the rooms arranged around a central lounge area, Steinbright offers a friendly and lively gathering place just steps away from the privacy of your room. Although it is tucked away on the southwest end of campus, Steinbright Hall is far from out of the way. The hall is home to the College's state-of-the art dance facilities, so your dance company rehearsal or movement class is held right downstairs. With athletic fields adjacent to the building, you will have a front row seat to field hockey, soccer, tennis, lacrosse and softball games. Although there is convenient parking directly in front of the building, you won't need a car to get to the stores and restaurants near campus. In fact, with The Shops at Cedar Point directly across the street from Steinbright, you can easily run to the supermarket, pharmacy or restaurant to grab a bite, pick up some essentials or just to take a study break.
My Classes are right downstairs!
Roll out of bed and right into class by living in Curtis Hall! One of the College's most stately buildings, Curtis is a multi-use facility with residences on the third floor and academic and administrative offices right below. Curtis Hall is a quiet, studious community, so if you are looking for a place to hunker down and study, Curtis may be the best place for you. Curtis Hall features some of the most spacious rooms on campus – plus all the beds are easily converted into lofts, giving you even more room for you to personalize your living space. Living here, you will have easy access to many academic departments – including psychology, social work, education and business – as well as Health Services, Information Technology, Academic Services and more! Plus members of Curtis Hall regularly develop a tight community and your Curtis Hall floor mates are bound to become friends for life!