2013 New Student Orientation - Florida Institute of Technology

Report
Welcome to Florida Institute of
Technology!
Business & Retail Operations
Fall 2013 Student Orientation
• Dining Services
• Campus Services
• Bookstore
• ID Card Services
• Student Health Insurance
• Mail Room Services
We are committed to providing the Florida
Tech community with quality food and
services at an excellent value, in a clean,
comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
Dining Locations
Panther Dining Hall
Dining Locations
Panther Dining Hall
Located in the center of campus next to the Aquatic Center. Features “all you care to eat” dining with a variety
of Display Cooking stations, Pizza, Homestyle entrees, Pasta & more. Open seven days per week.
Panther Grocery
Featuring a hot & cold deli, grill, rotisserie, snacks, beverages and groceries. Open every day and conveniently
located in the center of campus.
SUB Café
The Student Union Building Café is an ala carte quick service restaurant with Deli , Grill, Specials, Coffee Bar and
Salad Bar open for Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday
Center Court
Located in the Clemente Recreational Center, serves Freshen’s® Smoothies, wraps, pizza, and specialty
sandwiches. Center Court is open Monday through Friday.
Dining Locations
The Rathskeller
Located on the ground floor of Evans Hall, the Rathskeller is open seven days per week for lunch
and late night activities.
Black Kats Kafé
Our late night coffee house and lounge, is located adjacent to the Rathskeller on the ground floor
of Evans Hall.
Library Coffee Shop
Serving Coffee, Pastries, Sandwiches & Salads in the Northwest lobby of Evans Library
Services
Groceries 4 U
Groceries 4U is Florida Tech’s virtual grocery store. It provides students with a selection
of over 800 items that can be purchased through our online electronic catalog.
Pizza & Sub Delivery
The Rathskeller Pizza and Sub Delivery is open seven days per week from
6:00 PM until 12:30 AM
Vending
Dining Services operates the campus snack and beverage vending machines and most
are equipped with card readers to accept FlexCredits and Panther Cash Account
Services
Sick Trays / Bag Lunches
Sick tray and bag lunch service is available from Panther Dining Hall when
necessary, contact the manager to make arrangements.
Nutritional Information
Nutrition information is available at all Dining Locations for most items that
we provide. Web publication is a feature “coming soon”.
Special Diets
Most special and medically necessary diet can be accommodated in our
residential dining room. Please contact our Chef or the Panther Dining
Manager to discuss your requirements.
Services
Catering
Florida Tech Dining has a very robust and affordable catering department that
can supply everything from simple beverage and snack service for meetings to
white glove VIP service for groups up to 500. Also as part of your meal plan, we
have a low-cost pick-up program for student events. Whatever your need, Dining
Services can help satisfy your requirements.
For full scale catering with service, call the catering manager in the SUB Café.
To access student pick-up and take-out catering, call the manager in Panther
Dining.
Freshman Meal Plans
Plan
Eligibility
Unlimited
MealCredits
FlexCredits
Per Semester
Cost
Per Semester
A1
All Students
Seven Days per Week
$150
$2,660
A2
All Students
Monday - Friday
$350
$2,660
MealCredits are unlimited and allow entry into Panther Dining Hall during all
business hours, either 5 or 7 days per week according to your plan.
FlexCredits are credited per semester and unused portions will roll to spring.
Unused FlexCredits have NO VALUE at the end of spring semester
Plans are priced per semester but have an annual contract.
MealCredits
MealCredits are a component of all Freshman Meal Plans.
MealCredits allow UNLIMITED “all-you-care-to-eat” access
in Panther Dining Hall either five or seven days per week
according to your plan.
With UNLIMITED MealCredits you are assured to have food
access every day for the entire semester.
FlexCredits
FlexCredits are part of every meal plan we offer, giving students the
flexibility and freedom to purchase food and services from all Campus Dining
Locations including:
Panther Dining Hall
The Rathskeller
SUB Café & Deli
Black Kats Kafé
Panther Grocery
Center Court
Rathskeller Convenience Store
Groceries 4U
Discounted Beverage Vending
Pick-Up Catering
Pizza & Sub Delivery Service
Snack Vending
Library Coffee Shop
Meal Plan Changes
Fall 2013 Semester Meal Plan changes may be made until
Friday, August 23, 2013.
Spring 2014 Semester Meal Plan changes may be made until
Friday, December 13, 2013.
Visit Campus Services to submit your request.
All changes require university approval.
What Do I do If I Run Out Of
FlexCredits?
Purchase FlexCredits
(Added to your Student Account at Campus Services)
Deposit to Panther Cash Account
Go to fit.edu – “Quick Links” drop down list –
select “Panther Card Online Deposits”
Use Cash or Credit Card
Florida Tech Dining Services
Telephone: 321/674.8076
www.fit.edu/food
Campus Services
Housing Services, Meal Plans, ID Card,
Residence Life
Campus Services
Services we provide:
• Housing
• Residence Life
• ID Card Services
• Meal Plan Administration
• Health Insurance Waivers / Enrollment
Housing Services
Services Offered
• Housing Contracts
• Check-In Check-Out Forms
• Housing Assignments
• Room Changes
Residence Halls
Columbia Village
Roberts Hall
Mary Star of the Sea
Harris Village
Quad Halls
Panther Bay Greek Village
Southgate Apartments
Residence Life
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Live-In Professional Staff
Graduate Residence Directors
Undergraduate & Graduate Resident Assistants
24 Hour On-Call Duty Rotation
Residence Hall Association
Programs - Academic, Social, Educational
Residence Life
Campus Services
Telephone: 321/674.8076
http://www.fit.edu/housing
Florida Tech
Bookstore
The Florida Tech Bookstore is located on the 1st floor
of the Homer Denius Student Union Building
The Florida Tech Bookstore hours:
Monday through Thursday
Friday
Saturday & Sunday
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closed
EXTENDED HOURS:
Saturday, August 17th
Monday, August 19th & Tuesday, August 20th
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
8:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Textbooks
New
Used
Rental
Digital
All titles available
Selected titles available
Selected titles available
Selected titles of electronic books
* Bring your class schedule with you to the Florida Tech
Bookstore. Freshmen bring your block schedule with
you.
Textbook Returns
• Students have one week from the first day
of class to return their textbooks
• August 24th is the last day to return for a
full refund
• Receipt is needed at time of return
Textbook Buyback
• Textbook buyback is all year round
• Students can receive up to 50% of the original
price of textbook back.
• Prices vary for new and used textbooks
• A Florida Tech ID card is required for textbook
buyback.
Florida Tech Merchandise
Emblematic (logo) merchandise is available at
the Florida Tech Bookstore…from t-shirts to
coffee mugs to key chains.
Sundries are also available at the Florida Tech
Bookstore…from greeting cards to snacks and
candy.
The Florida Tech Bookstore accepts…
• All major credit cards: American Express,
Discover, MasterCard and Visa.
• Panther Card Cash
• Student Financial Aid
Florida Tech Bookstore is also on-line…
http://fit.bncollege.com
Textbook orders require 24 to 48 hours to process.
Florida Tech Bookstore is operated and managed by
Barnes & Noble Bookseller
Florida Tech Campus
Bookstore
Telephone: 321/674.8042
http://fit.bncollege.com
Your Florida Tech ID Card
Your key to CAMPUS
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
The Panther Card is the official identification
card of Florida Tech
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Meal Plan
Access
Debit Card
PNC Bank ID Card Linking – activation required.
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
Provides you with ….
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Food at all Campus Dining Locations
Access to your residence hall, various classrooms & labs and the Clemente Center
Services in the Student Health Center
Beverage and snack vending machines
Products from Groceries 4U
Laundry machines in the residence halls
Campus pizza and sub delivery
Books and apparel from the Florida Tech Bookstore
Services from participating off-campus retailers
Copies and services in Evans Library
Discounts from participating retailers
PNC Bank ID Card Linking – On campus ATM and Cash Machines - activation
required
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
The Panther Cash Account is a perfect complement to your meal plan. The university
offers the Panther Cash Account as a campus debit card that uses your ID card for
access.
The Panther Cash Account is a convenient, fast, safe and simple method for students
to access goods and services available throughout the campus.
Panther Cash can also be used at various participating off-campus retail
establishments. For a listing of participating off-campus retailers go to
www.fit.edu/campus_services/PantherCard.php
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
The Panther Cash Account is a pre-paid debit account encoded to your ID card.
Once a Panther Account is opened students and family members can make deposits
from their room or from home electronically at
www.fit.edu/campus_services/PantherCard.php
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
ON-Line Card Access
www.fit.edu/campus_services/PantherCard.php
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On-line Deposits to the Panther Plan
No Credit Card FEES
Track Spending
Lost Cards
Low balance warning and e-mail warnings
Parents Access with Student permission
Your Florida Tech Panther PNC Bank ID Card Link
PNC Bank ID Card Linking
Your PNC account can be linked with your Florida Tech ID Card so that you can easily
access bank funds through the PNC Bank ATM located at the Student Union and the
PNC Bank Cash Machine located at Panther Dining Hall. You can open a PNC account
at a local bank branch or on-line:
1. Visit pnc.com/fit
2. Complete the online application
3. Click to open your account!
If you have questions or want more information, just visit pnc.com/fit, stop by any
PNC Bank branch.
Your Florida Tech Panther ID Card
This is your ID Card Protect it!
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Don’t let anyone borrow your card. ID cards will be confiscated from unauthorized
users.
If you lose your ID Card contact the Campus Security office at ext. 8111 and the
Campus Services Office at ext. 8076.
Lost ID card replacement charge is $20
Your card has a VALUE.
www.fit.edu/campus_services/PantherCard.php
Florida Tech ID Card
Services
Telephone: 321/674.8076
For information and to process an electronic deposit visit:
www.fit.edu/campus_services/PantherCard.php
Florida Tech
Student Health Insurance
Bollinger Insurance Solutions is the Student Health
Insurance provider for Florida Institute of Technology
The Florida Tech Student Health Insurance Office is
located at the Florida Tech Commons Building 3011
South Babcock Street, Suite 113
• Office Hours:
Tuesday through Thursday
10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
The Florida Tech Student Health Insurance Policy
• Florida Tech Student Health Insurance policy
information is available on line at
www.BollingerInsurance.com/FIT
Student Health Insurance
Telephone: 321/674.7707
www.BollingerInsurance.com/FIT
[email protected]
Florida Tech
MAILROOM SERVICES
The Florida Tech Mailroom is located at the Homer
Denius Student Union Building 1st floor
The Campus Mailroom is open:
• Monday through Friday
• Saturday
• Sunday
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
10:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.
Closed
Mailroom Services:
All Students who reside on campus are provided with a mailbox at no
charge. Please stop by the mailroom to receive your mailbox
combination.
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Mailing parcels, envelopes and small boxes
Overnight, global priority and priority mail
Certified, registered and insured mail
Package weighing and delivering to post office
Change of address forms
Post office boxes
Stamps
CORRECT ADDRESSING
Main Campus
Student Name
FIT BOX ------150 W. UNIVERSITY BLVD
MELBOURNE, FL 32901
PACKAGE HOLD TIME (30 Days)
Package received by the Florida Tech Mailroom will be held for 30 days after which
it will be returned to sender.
CORRECT ADDRESSING
Mary Star of the Sea
Student Name
Mary Star of the Sea – Newman Hall
3311 South Babcock Street
Apartment # ___ (Include bedroom letter A,B,C,D)
Melbourne, Florida 32901
PACKAGE HOLD TIME (30 Days)
Packages are received at the front desk and will be held for 30 days after which it
will be returned to sender.
CORRECT ADDRESSING
Panther Bay Village
Student Name
Panther Bay Village
1550, 1560 or 1660 Skippers Way or
1800 or 1890 Nautical Way
Apartment #____ (Include bedroom letter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
PACKAGE HOLD TIME (30 Days)
Packages are received at the Clubhouse front desk and will be held for 30 days after
which it will be returned to sender.
FED EX & UPS Packages
FED EX AND UPS DO NOT DELIVER TO MAILBOXES
INSTEAD OF FIT BOX USE: UNIT # OR APT#
A valid Florida Tech ID card is required at time of
package pick-up. All students will be notified with
a card in their mailbox that a package is ready for
pick-up.
Cash only please…
The Florida Tech Mailroom accepts cash only.
The Mailroom cannot accept credit cards for
purchases or postal services.
Mailroom Services
Telephone: 321/674.7224
www.fit.edu/pmm/mailroom
Questions?
Once again…
Welcome to Florida Tech and let us know if we
can assist you.
http://www.fit.edu/business-operations

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