Winter Break Edition   Vol. 3 Issue 14
Happy Holidays!
We hope you have a safe, restful, and fun winter break!

Residence Halls Close on Sunday
Halls close at 10:00 am on Sunday. All students should vacate the halls by this time, but are expected to leave within 24 hours after their last final. Halls will reopen on January 6 for any student enrolled in an Intersession course or participating in a W&J sanctioned activity during the month of January. The halls will reopen on Tuesday, February 2 for the Spring Semester. 

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Today's Events
Textbook Buyback with Rental Return

Rental Books are Due Back by December 21
The Campus Store is continuing their textbook buyback and rental return event today from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Remember to bring your ID!

Finals Study Break: Grab & Go Bags

Friday Starting at 9:00 am in the Hub Lobby
Stop by the Hub to grab a snack pack. Great for packing and traveling time! 9:00 am until gone. Sponsored by SAIL.

Extended Library Hours for Finals

The Library will be open today until midnight for finals.

This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

Late Night Wings at G&T's

Athletic Facilities Holiday Hours of Operation

Swanson Wellness Center
Dec. 19-20: Closed
Dec. 21-23: Open 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Dec. 24 - Jan. 3: Closed
Jan. 4 - Jan. 6: Open 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Jan. 7 - Resume normal business hours
Henry Memorial Center
Dec. 19-20: Closed
Dec. 21-23: Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dec. 24 - Jan. 3: Closed
Jan. 4 - Jan. 6: Open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jan. 7 - Resume normal business hours
Henry Memorial Pool
Dec. 19 - Jan. 6: Closed
Jan. 7:  Resume normal business hours
Swanson Tennis Courts
Closed for winter (until March 1)

Hub Hours for Break

December 18-23: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
December 24 - January 3: Closed
January 4 - January 6: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
*Regular building hours will resume on January 7 for Intersession

Intersession Housing

If you intend to live on campus for Intersession, you must complete the Intersession Housing Request Form, which can be accessed on the Residence Life Spire page, to have swipe access to your residence hall over the Intersession Term.  The Office of Residence Life will not automatically include you on the approved roster for Intersession Housing just because you register for a course.

Intersession housing is designed for students that are registered for Intersession classes, student athletes in season, students working for a campus office, or an international student approved to stay.  For student workers on campus, your office will need to contact the Office of Residence Life at or 724-229-5120 to verify that you are going to be working over Intersession.

Intersession housing will open on Wednesday, January 6th, at 12:00 pm. Classes begin the following day.

Important Info: Next Semester Meal Plans

It is that time of year again when W&J students have the opportunity to change their meal plans. Once again, we are doing it online so please follow the link below in order to change your meal plan for next semester.  If you want to stay on the same meal plan as the Fall 2015 semester you do not need to do anything! 
Please remember that you only have until Spring Semester drop/add to change your meal plan which is Wednesday February 10, 2016, there will be no meal plan changes taken after this date. 

If you have any questions about meal plans please contact Heather Breedlove in the Business Office.  She can be reached at or 724-223-6013

Student Employment Opportunities!

Student Ambassadors & Student Fellows for Fall 2016
The Office of Admission seeks articulate, responsible, and
energetic students to represent the College by interacting with prospective students and families, providing campus tours, interviewing prospective students, assisting with Admission events, and performing office tasks.
Start Date:  Fall Semester 2016 (training occurs in Spring semester 2016)
Applications are due by 5:00 PM Friday, January 15th.
Selected applicants invited to interview will be contacted the following week to set up interviews!
Student Ambassadors
Job Description:  Student Ambassadors work with the Office of Admission staff to ensure successful and informative campus tours, events, open houses and overnight programs for visitors.  The nature of the work will require some weekend and evening commitments, especially during the spring semester.  Ambassadors will assist with a variety of office responsibilities including, but not limited to: campus visit and event coordination, office communication, application processing, etc.
A successful candidate must be able to work independently with little direction and have strong organizational skills. Students must also possess outstanding interpersonal skills and enjoy communicating with a variety of people. In addition, Student Ambassadors must be able to adapt to the changing needs of the office environment.
Student Fellows
Job Description:  We are seeking current freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are articulate, responsible, and show great leadership within the College community. Student Fellows are a prestigious and select group of students who assist our office in interviewing prospective students who visit the College.  Not only do interviews with a Student Fellow give prospective students a chance to meet with a person who can give them first-hand information about the W&J experience, but it will give our Student Fellows the opportunity to assist in recruiting potentially successful students to our College.  Student Fellows will primarily conduct interviews on Saturdays.
Students do not have to be work study eligible to apply.
However, this position may be used for work study hours if eligible.
Questions/Concerns?  Please contact Katelyn Glaser at

Keep Your Bike Warm This Winter!

Do you have a bicycle on campus, but don't have anywhere to store it this winter and don't want to have to take it home? The Sustainability Committee is offering indoor bike storage to students on campus! This is only available to a limited number of students, and it will be on a first come first serve reservation basis. The bike storage unit will be in the lower level of Beau in a locked unit, and you will be able to lock your bike to wall-mounted bike racks in the room. Students utilizing the bike storage will receive a key to the room. If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot for your bicycle, please email
Volunteer Opportunities
Reusable Food Containers Available!

Help reduce the use of disposable products. Last academic year W&J consumed approximately 238,000 styrofoam "to go" containers and paper boats, which were used for only minutes before heading to the landfill. The Sustainability Committee and Parkhurst are proud to offer the opportunity to use reusable "To Go" containers.  How it works: Take the container to the cashier at G&Ts or the Commons. You hand the container to the cashier, she/he will then hand you a clean container in which to place your food. You enjoy your delicious food and then rinse out the container. Next time you head to G&Ts or the Commons for food, simply bring your used container with you. Place your order with the cashier, hand him/her your used container, and the cashier will hand you a clean container in which to place your food. To get your first container or if you have any questions or concerns please e-mail

Schedule of Events
Parkhurst Event - Late Night Wings at G&T's
9:00 am - Grab & Go Snack Packs (until gone), Hub Lobby

Examinations End & Winter Break Begins
10:00 am - Residence Halls Close for Winter Break

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