Facilities & Operations
Just like attending SU, living on campus is a privilege. With the privilege
comes many rights and responsibilities in maintaining the integrity and respect
essential for a safe and secure community. As you read through this page you
will find many references to “University policy” which are better described as
community standards. In conjunction with the “Salisbury University Promise” we
want “residents to connect what they learn to how they live, demonstrate
personal and academic integrity, respect diverse groups and individuals, and
bring honor to the University and themselves.” If everyone makes this
commitment, living on campus can be a great experience for all!
Work Orders Submitting work
orders is now quicker and much easier than ever before. Follow this link:
http://www.salisbury.edu/physplant/ and click on “Generate Online Work Order
Request” to log a work order anytime of the day. Once you submit the work
order, the online system will send you an email confirmation which contains
a work order number. Keep this number handy in the event the work doesn’t
get completed. That number can be given to your RA, Resident Director or
Area Director for them to follow up and get more information. If it’s a
priority one issue: AC/heat not working; power failure; lock failure; water
leak; etc., call Facility Repair at 410-677-3097 Monday through Friday
between 8am and 5pm, or University Police at 410-543-6222 during other
hours. The time it takes you during the semester to call in a room repair
could save you big bucks at the end of the semester.
For work orders dealing with phones, cable TV, room furniture, and
washers/dryers email these problems to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Include in this email your name, room, and telephone number. Please be as
detailed as possible with the issue, and someone will be in touch as soon as
Safety Inspections Every
2-3 weeks residence life staff will conduct health and safety inspections in
your room. Inspections allow our staff to make certain the room is in good
condition, and ensure that living guidelines are being adhered to
(especially outlet use, adhesives on walls, and smoke detectors). Requests
will be made by the staff for you to correct any problems, or work order
room issues. Any violations observed will be confronted, and if necessary
referred through judicial procedures. These inspections are limited to
what’s in plain view, and residence life staff will not open a students
desk, dressers, or closets (with the exception of those buildings where
outlets are located in the closet). You will always be given at least 24
hours advance notice of safety inspections, and if you aren’t present in the
room the inspection will take place in your absence. If you have any
questions regarding safety inspections please see your building AD/RD.
Procedures Issues of fire safety are very important to
us, and these pictures of a recent incident on campus are the reason why.
With the assistance of University Police we’ll conduct 2-3 fire drills each
semester. During these drills residents are expected to vacate the building
and follow fire evacuation protocols. Residence Life staff will be outside
of the building to record who’s left the building. The practice of checking
in during a building evacuation allows emergency personnel to know if anyone
may still be in the building. Located on the rear of room doors and at
posted points throughout the building are evacuation routes. You can also
check out the environmental safety website for more the location of
emergency equipment, including automated external defibrillators (AED’s) for
use by anyone in an emergency situation.
In the event of weather related emergencies such as hurricanes and
tornadoes, shelter spaces have been established in each building. Residents
living in: Manokin, Nanticoke, Pocomoke, and Wicomico Halls should go to
their basement; Choptank, Chester, and Severn Halls should go into the
hallway of their floor; St. Martin’s Hall should go into their bathrooms;
Chesapeake Hall should go into the long hallway between their bathrooms; and
Dogwood Village should go to the basement of the Commons.
Before the End of Semester? Moving Rooms? Listed here is information for checking out of your room during the middle of
the semester, whether you’re moving to another room on campus, moving off
campus, or withdrawing from SU. It is important to make contact with your AD/RD
as soon as possible if this is a move off campus or away from SU. Your
building’s director will have you complete a Residence Hall Contract
Cancellation form along with filling out the Room Condition Report you completed
when you moved in. It’s important these forms are completed, especially if
there’s a possibility you will be refunded any portion of your room fees.
Additionally, the completed Room Condition Report allows us to know what the
condition of room was when you left in the event damages occur after you leave.
If you’re simply moving to another room on campus, you’ll need to coordinate
your move time with your AD/RD so your Room Condition Reports can be completed,
and your Gull Card can be programmed properly for new access. Just remember,
your room, your responsibility!!
Winter/Summer Housing Winter and summer housing is
available for all SU students taking classes during the mini-semesters or
working on campus. Prior to the start of winter and summer session classes
information will be posted online and available in Residence Life to apply for
housing. Room rates vary depending on room accommodations; housing is only
available when classes are in session. Meal plans are not active during the
winter and summer sessions, but fully stocked kitchens are available in each
Guest housing is also available on a limited basis if the guest is sponsored
by a University department. Please contact Diana Federici for more information,
including room rates and availability.
Between late May and early August, residence hall space is available for
camps and conferences. Staying in the residence halls allows for convenient
access to athletic facilities, academic buildings, and dining space. Please
contact our office to get more information!
A convenient laundry service is available to all residents which allows you to
track the usage and availability of washers and dryers without leaving your
room. Click here to get more information and save yourself a trip
downstairs. In addition, we’ve included a laundry fee in your room rate and this
will give you unlimited access to washers and dryers without ever having to
remember if there’s enough money on your Gull Card. You also do not
need to bring laundry detergent with you! We provide the soap for the
washing machines and it is automatically dispensed into each wash load (Students
living in Chesapeake Hall and Sea Gull Square still need to bring laundry detergent).