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HOUSING PARENT NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2013

 
NEW PARENT NEWSLETTER

WELCOME

The Housing Office is excited to unveil our new Parent Newsletter! Our hope is the new format will lend towards more effective dissemination of important information related to your student's housing at Santa Clara University! We're also open to suggestions and feedback, so please do not hesitate to share any insights by sending our office an email!

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WE'RE ALREADY HALF-WAY THROUGH WINTER QUARTER!

THIS MONTH STUDENTS MAY...

  • Submit dining plan change request forms for Spring Quarter
  • Apply for summer positions with the Housing Office
  • Compete in the "Who Has the Most Awesome Room?" Facebook Competition

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

  • February 11 - Summer Assistant applications become available for students interested in summer positions with the Housing Office
  • February 15 - Deadline to submit dining meal change requests for Spring 2013 by 5:00PM in the Housing Office
  • March 5 - Housing Application is available at 3:30PM via eCampus for current Freshmen
 
ON-CAMPUS VS. OFF-CAMPUS

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIVING ON-CAMPUS?

Research has shown that students who live on campus and who are connected to their university community tend to achieve greater academic success. Students are likely to enroll in more academic credits and earn overall higher grade point averages. Additionally, students who live on campus are more likely to persist and graduate.

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College students who live on-campus are also more likely to feel more connected to their campus and will tend to meet more people. Friendships formed while living on campus will last a lifetime. Plus, friends are more likely to be within close proximity which can only be beneficial for studying and just hanging out.


By living on campus, students also avoid extra utility bills, expensive trips to the grocery store and chasing down roommates for their portion of the rent.  Additionally, the convenience of living near university resources such as the library & learning commons, classes, dining services, the fitness center, and other university services, all contribute towards greater student success unmatched by other living options!


As you and your student plan for housing for the coming academic year, we encourage you to consider the many benefits of living on-campus! Housing at Santa Clara University offers a variety of options to meet the unique needs of our student population. The varied options range from townhouses to traditional residence halls to suite-style accommodations, as well as options for single or double occupancy. For more information about these varied options, please click here. To find out about rates for the 2013-2014 academic year, click here.

 

 
DINING SERVICES UPDATES
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BUY UP BEFORE FEBRUARY 15 & SAVE!

Buy up to a larger dining plan today and receive 20-100 BONUS dining points! For next quarter, why not increase your student's dining plan to save time and money? It's easy! Buy up today! Remember that Dining Plan Change forms for Spring 2013 are due February 15 at 5:00PM in the Housing Office. Click on the image above for more information!

 

GLUTEN FREE DINING AT SCU!

Did you know that Dining Services at SCU offers a wide range of gluten free items at each cafe located on campus? By clicking on the image above you can learn more about gluten free intolerance and sensitivity as well as find out about the various options offered at each Dining Services Cafe. Cheers to healthy eating!

 
STAY CURRENT BY FOLLOWING SCU HOUSING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA!
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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!

Did you know the Housing Office is on Facebook? Make sure to become our Facebook friend by clicking on the Facebook image! Look for events and other interesting information on our page!

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TWEET THE HOUSING OFFICE!

You can also follow us on Twitter! Look for interactive tweets and other housing and Santa Clara University information by following us on Twitter!