Week of May 16, 2016   Volume 3 Issue 34
Closing Information
Have a Great Summer Break!
We hope you have a safe and happy summer break! Below is information on residence hall closing and summer storage.

Underclassmen and Non-graduating Students
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.  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
Graduating seniors are permitted to remain on campus for Senior Week, which begins Tuesday evening and ends with Commencement on Saturday. Move-out will begin immediately following Commencement. All residence halls close on Saturday, 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. 

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Today's Events
Textbook Buyback & Rental Return

Rentals are Due Back by this Wednesday
The Campus Store will be hosting textbook buyback and rental return events today, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Remember to bring your student ID!

Lounge at Citizens Library

Today until 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.

Last W&J Weekly of the Semester

Look for our Summer Update Emails
This will be the last issue of W&J Weekly for the semester. Keep an eye out this summer for updates and our back to school edition in August.

Seniors - Return Your Clamshell Containers!

If you are a graduating senior and used one of the green EcoClamShell containers sponsored by the Sustainability Committee, please return it to Dr. Jamie March or to a dining services representative before you depart campus. Thank you for helping us to reduce waste during your time at W&J! Questions? Email sustainability@washjeff.edu .

Remember to Return Library Materials
Please return any library materials you are no longer using before leaving campus for the summer. You can return materials via the library's book drop 24 hours a day or at the User Services Desk during the hours listed below.

Monday - 8:00 am-2:00 am
Tuesday - 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday - 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Good luck with finals! - U. Grant Miller Library

Ecology & Sustainability Summer Internships
The W&J Sustainability Committee is hiring up to two summer campus ecology and sustainability interns. Duties include facility and campus sustainability projects, such as the campus garden and composting, Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) projects at Abernathy Field Station and administrative support, such as assistance with the Food Recovery Network. Applications due by 5:00 pm on Thursday. Cover letter and resume needed to apply. Questions? E-Mail sustainability@washjeff.eduApply here.

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

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:
ˇ  Go to Search for Jobs/Opportunities Posted to My School
ˇ  Type W&J in the Company Name
ˇ  Select "Seasonal" from the Job Type section
ˇ  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
Dining Hours This Week

The Commons
Regular Hours

Breakfast:  7:15am-11:00am
Lunch:  11:00am-2:00pm - Last meal plan served in Commons
*Meal Plans available until 7:00pm at G&T's 
*Seniors staying for Senior Week will still be able to swipe

Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm-5:30pm (Senior Week Meal Before Pirate Game)
Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm (Senior Week Meal)
Dinner: 5:00pm-6:30pm (Senior Week Meal)
Breakfast: 8:30am-9:30am
Lunch: 11:00am-2:00pm (Senior Week Meal)
Breakfast: 7:00am-9:00am (Senior Week Meal, Continental Breakfast)
George and Tom's Place
Dining Event - Cheesesteaks
Regular Hours

*End of Meal Plans
Barista Café 
Regular Hours

Grab and Go Bags

Tuesday from 9:00 am Until Gone
Stop by the Hub to grab a snack pack. Great for packing and traveling time!

Senior Week Events

President's Pub Senior Night
Tuesday at 8:00 pm at President's Pub (88 N. Main St.)
Enjoy food (included in ticket price), drink specials (cash bar), and live entertainment during open mic night at President's Pub! Senior Week ticket required.

Zero Year Reunion
Wednesday from Noon to 2:00 pm in the Ski Lodge
With graduation day quickly approaching, the Office of Alumni Relations would like to welcome you into the alumni family. Join us on Wednesday, May 18, from 12-2 p.m. in the Ski Lodge for the Class of 2016 Zero Year Reunion. Enjoy free food and drinks, music, and games alongside your classmates and friends.
Let us know you are coming by registering at www.jayconnected.com/zeroyear16. NOTE: Those who made a donation to the Senior Class Gift can pick up your recognition cord at this event. If you haven't made a donation yet, please visit www.jayconnected.com/seniorgift. Cords that are not picked up at the event will be distributed to donors' mailboxes on May 19.
Pirates Game
Wednesday at 5:30 pm at PNC Park
Depart promptly from the Campus Center Circle at 5:30 pm for Pirates vs. Braves game beginning at 7:05 pm featuring W&J Camerata Singers for the National Anthem. Seniors must use provided transportation. Senior Week ticket required.

Painting with a Twist
Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Hub Alley
Learn to paint with step-by-step instruction from a local artist. Price includes two drink tickets and snacks. All paint supplied will be provided.  Optional Advanced ticket required. 

Army ROTC Commissioning
Thursday at 4:45 pm in the Old Main Chapel
You are cordially invited to the Washington & Jefferson College Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning of Cadets Emma Church, Dakota Holloway, Garett Pyle, Stephanie Solida, and Ulysses Laman.

Music, Milkshakes & Moe's
Thursday from 8:00 to 11:00 pm in the Hub Lower Level
Live music, s'mores, Monti's Senior Night, and catered Moe's! Senior Week ticket required.

Senior Gift Dedication
Friday at Noon in the Ballroom
Come support your Senior Class Gift Committee as they present the Senior Class Gift to the W&J Board of Trustees.

Senior Picture - 5:15 pm
Cap and gown are required for the Class of 2016 photo. Please be prompt.

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Week Service Project!

East Washington Clean-Up
Join us on Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to volunteer with the East Washington Borough for a local community and park cleanup. Right on the edge of campus, volunteers will help clean up the parklet area near the East Washington sign and prepare the space for spring and summer. Get out, enjoy the sunshine, and help you community one last time for the school year! To sign up, email volunteer@washjeff.edu. Please email to sign up in advance so that we can plan accordingly for our number of volunteers!

Have Items That You No Longer Need?

Consider Donating to the City Mission!
By recycling at City Mission, you can dispose of your excess items, go green, and bring hope to the homeless, all at the same time! City Mission accept appliances, electronics, ball caps, belts, clothing, shoes, purses and books. Please bag your items, placing similar items together if you are able, and take them to the City Mission thrift store donation center on West Beau Street. For further details and specific location, visit http://www.citymission.org/ourstores/ or call the City Mission (724) 222-8530. If you have further questions, email volunteer@washjeff.edu.

Schedule of EventsEventsSchedule
Parkhurst Event - Cheesesteaks, G&T's
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4), Campus Store 
12:00 pm - Lounge at Citizen's Library, Citizen's Library (55 S. College St.)
4:00 pm - Dean Eva's Open Office Hour (until 5), Student Life (Rossin UL)

9:00 am - Grab & Go Bags (until gone), The Hub
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4), Campus Store 
8:00 pm - Senior Week: President's Pub Senior Night, President's Pub

10:00 am - Residence Halls Close for Underclassmen/Non-graduating Students
10:00 am - Textbook Buyback (until 4), Campus Store 
12:00 pm - Senior Week: Zero Year Reunion, Ski Lodge
5:30 pm - Senior Week: Pirates Game, PNC Park

2:00 pm - Senior Week: Painting with a Twist, Faculty/Staff Dining Room
4:45 pm - Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Old Main Chapel
8:00 pm - Senior Week: Music, Milkshakes, and Moe's, Monticello's

12:00 pm - Senior Gift Dedication, Ballroom
5:15 pm - Senior Picture, Old Main
5:30 pm - Baccalaureate Ceremony Line-up, Old Main
6:00 pm - Baccalaureate Ceremony (Reception After), Church of the Covenant

8:30 am - Commencement Ceremony Procession Line-up, Old Main
10:00 am - Commencement Ceremony (Reception After), Olin Tent
4:00 pm - Residence Halls Close

No Scheduled Events

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