The Residence Life Experience

Dining Services, Housing & Residence Life Overview
Residence Hall Options
Living-Learning & Theme Communities
The FULL Eastern Experience
Campus 3S
Dining Locations
Meal Plan Overview
Nutritional Commitment
Benefits of Living On-Campus
Housing & Residence Life:
12 Residence Halls & 3 Apartment Communities
• First year students have 10 options, and all include programming
specific to a first year’s adjustment to college.
All 10 first year options are fully staffed with:
• ACD (Area Complex Director, Professional Staff Member)
• GHD (Graduate Hall Director, Graduate Student)
• RA (Resident Advisor, Undergraduate Student)
2 for each floor in first year areas
We have more than 100 RAs spread over 12 Residence Halls:
• Nearly 300 programs every month on campus!
Living on campus is required for all first year students, unless they are
commuting from their primary guardian’s permanent address within
a 50 mile radius of campus.
Dining Services:
11 Dining locations & 1 all-you-care-to-eat facility
11 chefs on our culinary team
More than 200 years of combined culinary experience
Allergen safe kitchens to meet a student’s dietary needs
Dining available 7 days a week
Facilities open as early as 7am and remain open as late as 2am
Housing Options:
First year resident options:
Putnam & Phelps
• first year only
Walton & Sellers
• first year & upperclassmen
• first year & upperclassmen
The Towers (Pittman, Hoyt & Hill)
• first year & upperclassmen
Downing and Best
• Honors students
• Best also for H.S. GPA of 3.3 or higher
Housing Options:
Upperclassmen options:
Buell Hall
The Village
All Apartments
Want more from your Housing &
Residence Life experience?
Apply to be part of a
Living-Learning & Theme Community!
Arts Appreciation – Walton Hall
Graduate Cluster – Munson Apartments
Honors Community – Best & Downing Halls
International Community – The Village
Marching Band Community – Wise Hall
Over 21 Floors – Hill & Hoyt Halls
Pre-Professional Community – Hill Hall
ROTC Community – Pittman Hall
SPECTRUM Community – Hoyt Hall
Substance-Free Community – Hill & Sellers Halls
Sustainability Community – Wise Hall
Transfer Floor – Pittman Hall
Included in your FULL Eastern Experience:
All utilities
• Electricity, water, heat, cable & enhanced WiFi
• Close to your classes, friends, the Rec/IM, Halle Library,
Student Center & more than 11 Dining locations
Exclusive programs
• In your hall, on-campus & leadership opportunities
Meal Plans
• Leave the planning, shopping, cooking & dishes to us
A 3S Campus!
Safety Service Support
Dining Services:
11 Dining locations
All-You-Care-to-Eat Facility
o The Commons
Food Courts
o Student Center
o Eastern Eateries
o CrossRoads
Eagle Cafes
o Seven locations
(in academic buildings)
Convenience Stores
o Lobby Shop @ Student Center
o MarketPlace @ CrossRoads
o QuickFixx @ Eastern Eateries
Meal Plans
Residential Meal Plan Membership:
Platinum 18
3 meals per day Mon. – Fri.
2 meals on Sat.
1 meal on Sun.
2 Guest meals per semester.
$75 Flex Dollars
Gold 13
Silver 8
4 Guest meals per semester.
8 Guest meals per semester.
$150 Flex Dollars
$250 Flex Dollars
2 meals per day Mon. - Sat.
1 meal on Sun.
8 meals per week
to be used at any time
Each provides a specific number of meal transfers per day and/or week
on an ongoing basis throughout the semester. Purchasing these
memberships provides a guarantee of nutritious food availability to
students living in the residence halls no matter what the weather,
nutritional needs or special dietary accommodations necessary.
Meal Plans
Commuter dining plans:
Come discuss them with us at the Resource Fair.
Dining FAQs:
What is a meal plan transfer?
Designed to purchase combos
(valued up to $7.35 for the 13/14 academic year pricing)
Entrée, a side & a beverage
Entrance price to The Commons
What are Flex Dollars?
Like a debit card for Dining Services locations
Lump sum for an entire semester
Designed to cover meal overages and snacks
Dining Services
Commitment to Student Needs:
Chefs in every unit
4-8 specialty dinners or events each month
Food Allergy and Intolerance Program
Vegan & Vegetarian options at every location
Employment Opportunities:
Dining Services / Housing & Residence Life
is the largest student employer on campus!
(Work study not required)
Housing & Residence Life
Positions are open to any student living on campus:
Office Assistant
Night Watch
Social Media Assistant
Dining Services
Positions are open to any student:
Cooks/Line Servers
Pizza, Salad and Sandwich Makers
Benefits of Living On-Campus
Students who live on-campus are more likely to:
Have higher GPAs
Be involved with campus programs
Connect with professors and classmates
Stay enrolled
Be more satisfied with their overall college experience
Have access to on-campus dining options
Fulfill Learning Beyond the Classroom (LBC) credit
Sign up to Live the
FULL Eastern Experience Today!
• Complete the Housing & Dining contract online at:
• A pre-payment of $200 is required to reserve a room
• First year students can find a roommate through our
online match program
Stay Connected to Us.
* Check out our Parent page on the
Housing & Residence Life website.
Please come visit us at the Resource Fair for handouts
& answers to your questions!

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