Week of May 9, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 33
Textbook Buyback 
Rental Return
Rentals are Due Back by Wednesday, May 18
The Campus Store will be hosting textbook buyback and rental return events on the following days from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm:

Thursday, May 12
Friday, May 13
Next Monday, May 16
Next Tuesday, May 17
Next Wednesday, May 18

Remember to bring your student ID!
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Today's Events
Senior Week Ticket Sales
 
Get Yours Throughout the Week
Senior week tickets will be sold today and tomorrow at G&T's from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and the Commons from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 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!
 
Announcements
Use Your JayCash and Dining Dollars

A friendly reminder from the Business Office to all students in regards to their Dining Dollar and Jay Cash Balances.
 
To ALL SENIORS with JAY CASH:  Please use ALL your JayCash by the end of the spring 2016 semester.  You may use your Jay Cash at The Bookstore, and at any Dining location on campus including the Barista & Roasted.  If you do not use your Jay Cash, any remaining balances will be forfeited.  Please remember this is for SENIORS only.  Jay Cash rolls over each academic year for all other students!
 
To ALL STUDENTS with DINING DOLLAR BALANCES: Please use ALL your Dining Dollars before the end of the spring 2016 semester. These do not carry over to the new academic year. These Dining Dollars can be used at any Dining location on campus, including the Barista. 
 
So get out there and spend your Dining Dollars!  Remember, it's use it or lose it!!! 
 
SENIORS - use that Jay Cash, too!

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.  

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. 

Summer Jobs at W&J
 
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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

Today
Make Your Own Smiley Cookies at the Commons
Chicken Tender Wrap at G&T's

Tuesday
End of Year Celebration at the Commons
It's Time For Pastabilities at G&T's

Wednesday
Late Night Breakfast at the Commons
Walking Tacos at G&T's

Thursday
Pork Chop Night at the Commons
Smoked Turkey Bacon Sub at G&T's

Friday
Lo Mein Bar at G&T's

Saturday
The Commons Dining Room will open early before morning final exams
Breakfast: 7:30 am - 9:00 am (*Open Early)
Brunch: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Finals Stress Busters! 

Hypnotist Eric Mina
Tuesday at 8:00 pm at G&T's 
Hypnotist Eric Mina will be performing live to help you relieve some stress before going into finals. Sponsored by SAIL.

Panhel Giveaway!
Wednesday from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at G&T's
Stop by the tables near G&T's to pick up a stress relief giveaway made with all the luck from the Panhellenic Council. Sponsored by the Panhellenic Council.

Make Your Own Smoothie!
Wednesday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at Student Life
Come up to Student Life and make your own smoothie with a variety of fresh ingredients! Sponsored by Student Life.

Painting with a President
Wednesday at 2:00 pm in the Hub Alley
Painting with a President is a free event, all materials provided. Receive step by step instruction on how to create your very own painting (hint: there is a W&J famous building included)! No experience required. Sponsored by SAIL.

Late Nite Breakfast
Wednesday from 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm in the Commons
Head to The Commons for a free late night breakfast served by College staff members! Sponsored by Student Life & Parkhurst Dining Services.

Lounge at Citizens Library
Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Citizens Library (55 S. College St.)
The local library has designated a space for W&J students to relax. A study area, along with a space for quiet activities such as puzzles and coloring will be available on the lower level. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Citizens Library.

Chair Massages
Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Hub Fireplace & TV Lounges
Indulge in a chair massage and learn some guided relaxation techniques to help reduce any finals stress. Sponsored by Student Life.

Finals Feast
Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm at the Church of the Covenant
Take a break and enjoy donuts, fruit and drinks. The gym will be open for basketball, volleyball and corn hole. Sponsored by the Church of the Covenant Deacons.

PAWS for a Study Break
Saturday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Walker Room (Library)
Canine counselors of all shapes and sizes are back to help you de-stress during final exams. Sponsored by the Library.

Movie: "Sisters"
Saturday at 8:00 pm in the Media Room (Commons Lower Level)
SAIL presents "Sisters", starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Movie snacks will be provided!

Lounge at Citizens Library
Monday from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at Citizens Library (55 S. College St.)
The local library has designated a space for W&J students to relax. A study area, along with a space for quiet activities such as puzzles and coloring will be available on the lower level. Light refreshments will be available. Sponsored by Citizens Library.

Grab & Go Bags
Tuesday, May 17 in the Hub Lobby
Stop by The Hub to grab a snack pack. Great for packing and traveling time! 
9:00 am until gone!

Library Exhibition Opening Reception

Tuesday from Noon to 1:00 pm in the Walker Room (U. Grant Miller Library)
The U. Grant Miller Library at Washington & Jefferson College, in conjunction with Professor Hilary Miller's Introduction to Public History class, invites you to attend an opening reception for two exhibits displaying items from the Learned T. Bulman '48 Historic Archives & Museum.

The exhibits, developed by students from the Public History class, focus on two different aspects of W&J's history: the Mock Presidential Conventions held on campus from the 1880s to 1940s and the 50th anniversary of the U. Grant Miller Library. Digital content, including an online version of the exhibit, will also be released at that time.

During the Spring 2016 semester, Professor Miller's class embarked on a journey to discover the field of public history, a subfield of history that takes historical works and makes them available to a wide audience, often outside of the classroom. The class completed a series of projects focused on multiple aspects of the field of public history, including archives and museum collections, historic preservation, interpretation and programming, museum studies, and digital history. For many of these projects, the class partnered with the College's U. Grant Miller Library.

SGA General Assembly Meeting

Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium
SGA is having a general assembly meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Yost Auditorium (Burnett Center). 

The attire for the meeting is business casual, as usual. Snacks will be provided.  For a full agenda of tonight's meeting, please see the SGA Spire or Sakai pages.

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
Monday 
Parkhurst Event - Make Your Own Smiley Cookies, Commons
Parkhurst Event - Chicken Tender Wrap, G&T's
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5:00), Student Life
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7:00), Commons
8:00 pm - Yoga Class, The Alley (Hub LL)

Tuesday
Parkhurst Event - End of Year Celebration, Commons
Parkhurst Event - Pastabilities, G&T's
12:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 2:00), G&T's
12:00 pm - Library Exhibition Opening Reception (until 1:00), Walker Room
5:00 pm - Senior Week Ticket Sales (until 7:00), Commons 
5:00 pm - Travel Shuttle Registration Deadline
7:00 pm - The Rush Shopping Shuttle, Campus Ctr. Circle
7:00 pm - SGA General Assembly Meeting, Yost Auditorium (Burnett)
8:00 pm - Hypnotist Eric Mina, G&T's
8:00 pm - Zumba, The Alley (Hub LL)

Wednesday
Parkhurst Event - Walking Tacos, G&T's
11:30 am - Panhel Giveaway, G&T's
12:00 pm - Make Your Own Smoothies (until 5:00), Student Life Suite
2:00 pm - Painting with a President, The Alley (Hub LL)
10:00 pm - Late Night Breakfast (until 12:00), Commons

Thursday 
Parkhurst Event - Pork Chop Night, Commons
Parkhurst Event - Smoked Turkey Bacon Sub, G&T's
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback & Rental Return (until 4:00), Campus Store
3:00 pm - Lounge at Citizens Library (until 8:00), Citizens Library
6:00 pm - Chair Massages and Guided Relaxation Techniques (until 8:00), Hub

Friday
Parkhurst Event - Lo Mein BarG&T's
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback & Rental Return (until 4:00), Campus Store
1:00 pm - Free Bowling with W&J ID (until 3:00), Alpine Lanes
8:00 pm - Finals Feast (until 10:00), Church of the Covenant

Saturday
11:30 am - Paws for a Study Break (until 1:30), Walker Room (Library LL)
8:00 pm - SAIL Movies presents "Sisters", Media Room

Sunday
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center



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