Weekend of May 12, 2016     Vol. 3 Issue 31
Residence Hall Closing & Move Out Information
Underclassmen and Non-Graduating Students
Students are expected to move out within 24 hours after their last final. 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
Graduating seniors are permitted to remain on campus for Senior Week, which begins on Tuesday, May 17 and ends with Commencement on Saturday, May 21. 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. 

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Today's Events
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!

Lounge at Citizens Library

Today 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 & Guided Relaxation

Today 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.

Announcements
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.
 
Friday, May 13 - 7:00 am-12:00 am
Saturday, May 14 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, May 15 - 11:00 am-2:00 am
Monday, May 16 - 8:00 am-2:00 am
Tuesday, May 17 - 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 18 - 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 5:00PM on Thursday, May 19. Cover letter and resume needed to apply. Questions? E-Mail sustainability@washjeff.eduApply here by 5:00 pm on Thursday, May 19.

Summer Housing
 
For any student that is planning on attending classes at Washington & Jefferson 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 2016 Summer Housing Request Form.  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

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!

Fall Semester Meal Plans
 
It is that time of year again that W&J students have the opportunity to change their meal plans. 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

This Weekend's Events
This Weekend's Parkhurst Dining Events

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

Friday
7:15 am-10:15 am - Extended Hot Breakfast Hours at the Commons
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
 
Sunday
10:00 am-1:30 pm - Normal Brunch Hours at the Commons
 
Finals Stress Busters! 

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!

WCGSA Fundraiser Concert

Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Ballroom
Support the WCGSA (Washington County Gay Straight Alliance) at their fourth annual fundraiser featuring the Renaissance City Choir of Pittsburgh. The concert will take place on Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Rossin Campus Center Ballroom. The theme this year is Cabaret: Lights! Glamour! Blockbuster Talent!  A reception to meet and mingle with the performers will be held on site following the show. Please note this is a change of venue on campus for the event this year.  Student tickets are $10. Adults are $25.

Volunteer Opportunities
Senior Week Service Project!

East Washington Clean-Up
Join us on Thursday, May 19, 1:00 pm - 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.

This Weekend's Schedule of Events
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)
7:30 pm - WCGSA Fundraiser Concert, Ballroom
8:00 pm - SAIL Movies presents "Sisters", Media Room

Sunday
7:00 pm - Mass, Newman Center

Announcements
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.



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