Week of May 2, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 32
DUBJAM!
This Saturday starting at 2:00 pm!
DUBJAM is a new event which combines SAB's Street Fair and SGA's Spring Concert into a whole day event! 

Street Fair
The Annual Street Fair will be held Saturday on the Olin Lawn from 2:00 - 6:00 pm and features FREE food, carnival games, water attractions, live music, a petting zoo with exotic animals, air jump, rock wall, tie-dye t-shirts, stuff-a-bear (limited quantity), amazing prizes (grand prize is two tickets to Cedar Point with all you can eat passes) and more!

Spring Concert - 
Featuring Kid Ink
Henry Gym doors open Saturday at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm

Students get 1 free ticket and can purchase extra tickets for guests for $20 (cash or check only). Student ID must be presented when picking up tickets. Attendees must be over 18. Guests must be accompanied by their designated W&J student to be admitted into the event. 

Tickets are also now available to purchase for faculty & staff for $30.

Sponsored by the SGA & SAB

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Today's Events
G.I.V.E. Club's Mr. President

Today at 7:00 pm in the Ballroom
G.I.V.E club's 2016 Mr. President competition will be held on today in the Rossin Ballroom! This year all proceed from the event will benefit the breast cancer nonprofit, The Glock Foundation.

The event is a male beauty pageant featuring a formal-wear event, a talent portion, and a brief interview for each participant. 

Donation Suggestion for Attending: $2, you will be put into a raffle for a visa gift card when you make a donation of at the door or throughout the week.
There will be food (pizza) and drinks!

Yoga Class

Tonight at 8:00 pm
Yoga Club is hosting their weekly yoga class tonight a 8:00 pm in The Alley (Hub LL). All are welcome to attend!

Announcements
Open Office Hour with the President

Meet with the President in McMillan Today
President Haring-Smith will be available at the following times for Students, Staff, and Faculty:

2:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Students (until 3)
3:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 4)
4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty (until 5)

SGA Class Rep Positions Available

Want to be an SGA Class Rep - Submit your Petition by This Friday
Petitions are now available for SGA Class Representative positions. Petitions are due to Mailbox #572 by Friday at 12:00 pm. No late petitions will be accepted. Elections will take place on May 9 and 10 (10 representatives per class will be elected). You do NOT have to be a current member of Student Government to run for a class representative position. Click here for a copy of the petition.

Your Choice. Your Gift. Your Legacy.

Make a Donation to the Class of 2016 Senior Class Gift!
As graduating seniors in your final semester, it's not hard to reminisce about your college career: the lasting friendships you made, the lessons you learned in and out of the classroom, and the memories you will never forget. Now is the time to pay it forward to the College and all those who made your four years here something you will cherish long after you graduate! Make a gift to the area of W&J that means the most to you. Remember, it is not the size of the gift that matters; what matters is that you believe in the College enough to give! All donors will receive recognition cords to wear on Commencement Day.
 
For more information or to make a gift, please visit here. Please contact Kaley Tomsic, assistant director of alumni engagement, at ktomsic@washjeff.edu or (724) 531-6864 with any questions.  

Cap and Gown Distribution

This week from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Campus Store
Graduating Seniors may come by the Campus Store to pick up your cap and gown this week during business hours. Make sure to hang your gown up prior to graduation to reduce the wrinkles for your big day! 
 
Summer Housing

For any student that is planning on attending classes at W&J College over the summer of 2016 or for anyone else that needs housing on campus from June 5th-August 6th, please sign up by completing the

All students will be housed in one of our President's Row buildings.  On the form, you will also be able to sign up for the meal plan that is offered during the summer months.

We have several housing options for you to choose from:
Double Room without A/C: $145 per week
Double Room with A/C: $155 per week
Single Room without A/C: $180 per week
Single Room with A/C: $200 per week

Closing and Move-out Information

Please be aware of the dates and times as listed below
Classes end on May 10. Final exams will take place from Thursday, May 12 - Tuesday, May 17.

Underclassmen and Non-graduating students ONLY
Students are expected to move out within 24 hours after their last final.  Otherwise, the residence halls including Chestnut street housing will close at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 18.  Students must sign up in advance for a time to check out with their Resident Assistant when they are ready to depart. At the time of check out, all belongings must be removed from the room and the room must be cleaned. Check out is not complete until students have returned their room key(s) and signed and received a copy of their Room Condition Report or filled out an express check-out form.
 
If you are unable to check out with their RA or a member of Residence Life, you may complete an Express Check-Out envelope, available at the Office of Residence Life.  Completed envelopes must be delivered to Residence Life or, if after normal hours of operation, to Campus & Public Safety. 
 
*Students are expected to move-out on May 18 by 10:00 am, those who do not adhere to the policy will be charged a fee each day that they remain on campus.  If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact reslife@washjeff.edu
 
Graduating seniors ONLY
Graduating seniors are permitted to remain on campus for Senior Week, which begins on May 13 and ends with Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Move-out will begin immediately following Commencement. All residence halls close on May 21 at 4:00 pm. Please consider this information as you make travel arrangements.  
 
 
Summer Storage
Storage is available on a first come, first serve basis, to students who live more than 400 miles from campus. For more information, or to complete the Summer Storage Agreement, please visit the Residence Life Spire Forms Page.  Students, who are approved, will be sent a confirmation and asked to sign-up for a time to access storage. 
 
If you have questions, please contact us at 724-229-5120.  If you have questions regarding Spring Closing please contact the Office of Residence Life in person, via phone, or via e-mail at reslife@washjeff.edu so that we may assist you. 

Pre-Orientation Leader Applications Available!
 
Are you interested in being a student facilitator and peer leader for our pre-orientation programs? Apply here today! We are taking applications for both the Summer Transition for Entering Presidents (S.T.E.P.) Pre-Orientation Program and the Outdoor Experience Program. All leaders will be required to return to campus by Friday, August 26 for leader training (August 26 & 27). Students are required to participate in the program in its entirety from August 28-August 31, and will have some additional requirements during orientation, August 31 - September 3. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 5. Questions? Email jdandoy@washjeff.edu.

Next Steps High School Mentoring Program

Applications Available! 
Were you unsure about how to begin your college search? Apply for financial aid? Unsure if college was even for you? So many of our young community members have these same concerns! YOU can be the work to help them answer those questions. W&J is selecting several of our students to serve as mentors in W&J Next Steps: A College Access Program. Mentors will be partnered with one or two local high school students who are beginning their college search process, and will help them navigate the process through monthly meetings, workshops, and follow up. Mentors will commit to the program for the full year, and will receive a stipend for their participation. Apply here! Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 5. Questions? E-Mail volunteer@washjeff.edu.

Summer Jobs at W&J
 
Apply Today on College Central Network 
Summer is right around the corner and we are preparing for the 2016 Summer Student Employment Program at Washington & Jefferson College. The program commences on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 and spans through Sunday, September 4, 2016. You must be a returning W&J student to be eligible.

The vacant positions are currently posted and additional positions will be posted on a continuing basis throughout the summer. Please follow the instructions below to learn about W&J's summer employment opportunities. Application procedures are included in each job posting.

2. Click the "Student" icon
3. Click on the link "Create Account" - Enter the number on the back of your W&J ID card as the Access ID. Create a password.
4. After you log in, you will need to complete a short registration form and agree to a "Terms of Service" agreement.

To search for summer campus jobs:
  Go to Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School
  Type W&J in the Company Name
  Select "Seasonal" from the Job Type section
  Select Begin Search
 
Fall Semester Meal Plans
 
It is that time of year again that W&J students have the opportunity to change their meal plans. We are once again doing it online so please click here in order to change your meal plan for next semester.  If you want to stay on the same meal plan as the Fall 2016 semester you do not need to do anything! 

Please remember that you only have until Fall Semester drop/add to change your meal plan which is Friday September 9, 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 hbreedlove@washjeff.edu or 724-223-6013


2016-17 Parking Permits
 
Registration Begins on July 5
Parking registration the 2016-2017 academic year starts on July 5 with the deadline for upperclass being August 15. Upon registration, the parking permit will be issued and placed in your student mailbox prior to fall term. 

Please note that all students must reapply for parking permits, even if you already have one.
 
More information on how to apply will be sent to your W&J email this summer. 
Upcoming Events
This Week's Parkhurst Dining Events

Tuesday
MTO Grilled Cheese at the Commons Deli

Wednesday
Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Sandwich at G&T's

Thursday
Cinco de Mayo at the Commons

Friday
Late Night Wings at G&T's

Japan Relief Fundraiser

All Week from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Commons
Your help is needed! Stop by the Commons at dinner to learn more about our Japan Relief Fundraiser and donate to people who are suffering from the Kumamoto Earthquakes in Japan. A Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Kumamoto on April 16 and over 850 earthquakes hit Japan in the past two weeks. There are more than 180,000 victims suffering from this disaster who need our help! Please come to the Commons from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and get more information! 

You can also check out our cloud funding website:
https://www.gofundme.com/japanatdubjay and help us further help the people of Japan by sharing this link with your friends and families!

Questions? Contact Kate (Kae) Ozaki at ozakik@jay.washjeff.edu.


International Iced Tea Time!
 
Tuesday at 7:00 pm outside of the Hub
Since the weather is getting warmer and the flowers are starting to bloom, the International Club would like to invite you to come and enjoy Iced Tea and Lemonade outside of the Hub on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Come and hang out on the lawn to play some international bingo and get some iced tea, lemonade, and snacks before finals week stress kicks in!
 
Senior Week Ticket Sales
 
Get Yours Throughout the Week
Senior week tickets will be sold throughout the week at G&T's and the Commons from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 7:00 pm, respectively. Tickets are $40 (cash or check only) and include the following events: 
  • President's Pub Senior Night (5/17 @ 8:00 pm)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates Game (5/18 departing @ 5:30pm)
  • Music, Milkshakes, & Moe's (5/19 @ 8:00 pm).
  • There is also an optional on campus event for an additional $20, Painting with a Twist (5/19, 2:00 - 4:00 pm).
The last day to purchase tickets will be May 10.  For more event information, please check out the events tab on the Senior Week Spire page!
 
Feel Good Friday

Friday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Campus Center Circle
The Student Activities Board will be hosting this week's Feel Good Friday. The event will feature Rita's Italian ice and information about Dubjam!

Late Night Snacks with the Thetas!

Friday at the Kappa Alpha Theta Porch
On Friday, the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta will be selling late night snacks from their porch from 10:00 pm - 1:00 am.

Volunteer Opportunities
Produce to People!

This Tuesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds
The Greater Washington County Food Bank Produce to People food distribution is in need of volunteers on Tuesday, May 3 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Produce to People is the Food Bank's large-scale produce distribution program. Volunteers are needed to assist with anything from passing out the produce, to acting as runners and support. Volunteers can sign up for the full experience or for shorter shifts. Transportation is provided, and a shuttle leaves campus on the hour each hour and returns to campus on the half hour. Student volunteers are eligible to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant or store! To register to volunteer, fill out the form herePlease register today by 5:00 pm.


Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
Monday
9:00 am - Spring Concert Faculty/Staff Ticket Sales BeginStudent Life
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales, G&T's
2:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Students (until 3), McMillan
3:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Staff (until 4), McMillan
4:00 pm - President's Open Office Hour for Faculty (until 5), McMillan
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5), Student Life Suite (Rossin UL)
7:00 pm - G.I.V.E. Club's Mr. President Event, Rossin Ballroom
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Tuesday
Parkhurst Event - MTO Grilled CheeseCommons
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 2), G&T's
7:00 pm - International Iced Tea Time and Bingo, Outside of Hub
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Wednesday
Parkhurst Event - Sundried Tomato Chicken SandwichG&T's
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7), Commons
7:30 pm - Student Recognition Recital, Olin Theatre

Thursday 
Parkhurst Event - Cinco de Mayo ThemeCommons
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7), Commons
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Late Night WingsG&T's
11:30 am - Feel Good Friday, Campus Ctr. Circle
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 2), G&T's
1:00 pm - Free Friday Bowling with W&J ID (until 3), Alpine Lanes
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL
10:00 pm - Kappa Alpha Theta's Late Night Snack Sale (until 1), KAO House

Saturday
11:00 am - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 11:00|1:00|3:00), Campus Ctr. Circle
1:00 pm - Baseball vs Thomas More (DH), Ross Memorial Park
2:00 pm - DUBJAM, Olin Lawn
6:30 pm - Pittsburgh Pipeline (departs 6:30|8:30|10:30), Campus Ctr. Circle
7:30 pm - Doors Open for Kid Ink Show, Henry Gym
9:00 pm - Monticello's, Hub LL

Sunday
12:00 pm - Baseball vs Thomas More, Ross Memorial Park
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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