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IUP Meal Plan Costs Remain at 2020 Rates; Council of Trustees Approve Additional Meal Plan Options to Provide Additional Value to Students

On May 6, 2021, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved new meal plan options for students, reducing the cost of one meal plan and holding the line on costs for all meal plans. Prices have remained static since fall 2020.

Posted on 5/6/2021 4:12:22 PM

Housing Leadership Organizations win Regional Awards

Congratulations to the IUP NRHH-National Residence Hall Honorary Great Oak Chapter for their award as the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls “Building Block Award,” presented at the CAACURH 2021 Regional Business Conference in late February 2021.

Posted on 3/5/2021 10:14:45 AM

Dining on Campus, Spring 2021

As we start the spring semester, we have exciting changes to the dining program to share with you along with some temporary changes in hours of operation.

Posted on 1/13/2021 8:37:31 AM

Information for Residential Students from Housing

We know that students may be concerned aboutwhen they can return to the residence halls. Housing and Dining will be openfor students beginning Saturday, January 16, 2021. Before the first day of classes(Tuesday, January 19), please tell us your plans.

Posted on 1/8/2021 2:50:08 PM

Housing Team Gives Presentations at 2020 CAACURH

The Office of Housing,Residential Life, and Dining congratulates Graduate ResidenceDirector/RHA Advisor Annika Philippe-Auguste and Suites on Pratt GraduateDirector Tori Campbell for their “Top Ten” programming placements at theCentral Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls conference, held virtually by the University of Toledo in lateNovember 2020.

Posted on 12/3/2020 8:50:58 AM

November Break Signups Available

Indiana and Punxsutawney studentscan now sign up for November break housing on the Indiana campus.

Posted on 11/4/2020 8:58:08 AM

A Night at the IUP Museum

Join usfor a night of activities at the IUP Museum in Sutton Hall on Friday, October 30, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The eventful eveningwill include tales of secrets about various artworks and artists, a museum hunt, Halloweengifts, and an opportunity to dress or accessorize as your favorite characterfrom the movie A Night in the Museum.

Posted on 10/28/2020 1:49:53 PM

OHRLD Announces 2020–21 Best Dressed Room Contest

Housing, Residential Living, and Dining announces this year’s Best Dressed Room Contest! On-campus residents should send a picture of their room and get a chance to win some great prizes and show off their style and creativity. This year features a new category: “Fall Décor, Lighting, or Fandom.”

Posted on 10/15/2020 3:40:45 PM

IUP Housing Spirit Week 2020

IUP Housing Spirit Week 2020 runs October 5–9. Prizes for the best picture per day on Instagram will be awarded.

Posted on 10/2/2020 3:07:10 PM

Housing Announces Its Newest Faculty-in-Residence Partners

The Faculty-in-Residence program announces the participating faculty members for2020–21: Michele Papakie from the Department of Journalism and PublicRelations and Holly Boda-Sutton from the Department of Theatre, Dance, andPerformance.

Posted on 7/14/2020 12:34:16 PM

Council of Trustees Approve Changes to On-Campus Residency Policy

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Council of Trustees approved changes to the residency requirements for commuters and transfer and international students, effective for the 2020–21 academic year.

Posted on 5/26/2020 4:24:05 PM

Housing Physical Distancing Changes for Fall 2020

To best serve students and inform them of social distances changes in housing for Fall 2020 wehave compiled  a Housing Physical Distancing FAQ

Posted on 5/22/2020 3:25:58 PM

Living-Learning Partner of the Year Award 2020

The IUP Living-Learning Communities are proud to announce the nominations for and winner of the Living-Learning Partner of the Year.

Posted on 5/4/2020 10:19:36 AM

OHRLD Student Leadership Zoom Banquet

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining held a Student Leadership Banquet on Zoom, presenting awards that included Resident Assistant of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Office Worker of the Year, Residence Hall Council Member of the Year, the Heart and Soul Award, Living Learning Partner of the Year, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Posted on 4/28/2020 12:53:17 PM

Living-Learning Executive Team Members Publish on Community Certificate Programs

Several Living-Learning Executive Team members published an article to LearningCommunities Research and Practice. “AnEnhanced Approach to Living and Learning Together at IUP: Living-Learning CommunityCertificate Programs” details the development of Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs at IUP.

Posted on 4/20/2020 10:46:23 AM

Faculty-in-Residence Program Accepting Applications for Academic Year 2020–21

The Office of Residence Life is seeking motivated, full-time, tenured and tenure-track faculty to participate in the Faculty-in-Residence program for the academic year 2020–21. The program integrates a faculty member into residential communities as an intellectual catalyst for the residential community experience.

Posted on 4/14/2020 11:39:29 AM

Join IUP NRHH in the Free Rice Project

National Residence Hall Honorary is sponsoring the Free Rice Project in which participants can help combat food insecurity and hunger simply by completing a few online quizzes.

Posted on 4/13/2020 9:32:55 AM

Ruddock Hall Computer Lab is Open for On- and Off-Campus Students

If you need to print on campus or just need a computer to use, the Ruddock Hall computer lab is open for off-campus students.

Posted on 4/6/2020 10:19:18 AM

Statement from the Office of Residence Life

Residence Life is committed toproviding the highest quality of services and support to students and theirfamilies even during this fast-changing worldwide emergency. We appreciate our students and their families’ patience as we work to respond to their needs and questions.

Posted on 3/27/2020 2:54:09 PM

Spring Break Dining Hours 2020

Dining Hours the week of Spring Break 2020

Posted on 2/17/2020 11:26:17 AM

Apply for the Aramark Scholarship

Aramark scholarships are established and donated by the IUP food service contractor in honor of Nicole A.Chichy.

Posted on 1/28/2020 3:40:04 PM

North Dining to Feature Indoor Hydro-Gardens

Starting in the spring 2020 semester, NorthDining will feature two hydroponic gardens, letting dining customers benefit from a year-round sustainable gardenexperience. Two vertical gardens will feature a variety of herbsand leafy greens, and the harvest will be incorporated into the menu at NorthDining.

Posted on 1/13/2020 9:00:39 AM

National Residence Hall Honorary Inductees

The Department of Residence Life is pleased to recognize ournew inductees into the National Residence Hall Honorary, Great Oak Chapter ofIUP.

Posted on 11/20/2019 3:39:32 PM

New Concept of IUP Living-Learning Community Presented at NLCC 2019

Dan Burkett and Li Teng, two members from the IUP Living-Learning Executive Team (LLET), attended the National Learning Communities Conference on November 14–16 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and presented a session titled “Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs: An innovative model at IUP.”

Posted on 11/18/2019 1:30:23 PM

IUP Residence Life Delegates Attend Pitt-Greensburg Leadership Conference

A delegation from IUPResidence Life attended the Pitt-Greensburg Leadership Conference on Saturday,November 2, 2019, and gave presentations on several topics.

Posted on 11/5/2019 1:30:13 PM

IUP Delegation Attends Residence Halls Regional Leadership Conference

IUP’sdelegation will be heading to the University of Pittsburgh on November 8–10for the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls 2019 Regional Leadership Conference.

Posted on 10/29/2019 2:10:54 PM

OHRLD Hosts Housing Sign Up Party

OHRLD will host a housing sign up party in North Dining Hall on Monday, October 28 from 11 30 am until 7 00 pm.  Students can stop by and take advantage of reduced housing rates for the 2020 2021 school

Posted on 10/24/2019 3:59:05 PM

Coming to a Residence Hall Near You: Faculty Office Hours

This fall semester, four professors are spending a portion of their office hours in four different living-learning communities to connect with their students in a whole new way.

Posted on 10/8/2019 9:07:31 AM

Housing Available for Alumni, Parents of IUP Students for Homecoming Weekend

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining has made on-campushousing available for Homecoming weekend (October 4–6). The deadline to sign up is noon on October 4.

Posted on 9/27/2019 4:10:24 PM

Leadership Development Living-Learning Community Responds to Racist Social Media Post

The Leadership Development living-learning community in Suites on Pratt organized a program on September 9, 2019. where students were able to discuss how to use their freedom of speech to positively combat hate speech.

Posted on 9/18/2019 12:26:23 PM

It’s Time for the 2019–20 Best Dressed Room Contest

Entries are now open for the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining's Best Dressed Room contest. Students can win valuable prizes in categories such as Best Overall, Most Creative, Best Man Cave, and Best She Shed.

Posted on 9/18/2019 9:44:53 AM

Chemist Ashe Engages Students with Wednesday Programs at Northern Suites

Every Wednesday, students can walkinto Northern Suites and see science right at their front door.  From creating lava lamps and slime to making Dippin' Dots with liquid nitrogen, Professor Colin Ashe brings science to life.

Posted on 9/11/2019 2:36:10 PM

Business Living-Learning Community Welcomes New Business Students

On Sunday, August 25, the Business Living-Learning Community and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology welcomed over 200 new Eberly students into its home, Stephenson Hall.

Posted on 9/6/2019 8:48:47 AM

Labor Day Weekend Dining Hours

Here is a list of IUP dining hours for Labor Day Weekend 2019.

Posted on 8/27/2019 8:38:47 AM

Starting to Shop for Your On-Campus Room? Check Out These Decorating Tips!

Katherin Tonelli, the winner of last year’s Best Dressed Room Contest, has provided some of her cost-saving tips for creating a residence hall room that is on point. Katherine spent about $200 to form her prize-winning room’s decor. Here is how she did it.

Posted on 7/1/2019 3:54:26 PM

IUP Delegates Present on Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs

Mimi Benjamin, Dan Burkett, Justin Fair, Sondra Dennison, Dawn Smith-Sherwood, and Li Teng attended the Conference on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice and presented a session titled, “An Enhanced Approach to Living and Learning at IUP: Living-Learning Community Certificate Programs.”

Posted on 6/20/2019 12:56:28 PM

Baroni Elected to NACAS Regional Board

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Diningcongratulates Valerie Baroni, director of Housing and Dining, forher election to the regional board of the National Association of CollegeAuxiliary Services.

Posted on 6/6/2019 3:37:10 PM

IUP Community Cares Now Accepting Donations

As students prep for finals and moving out of their residence halls, we will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items, clothing, electronics, bedding, and more.

Posted on 5/2/2019 2:20:27 PM

Housing Recognizes Students in Annual Banquet

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining held its 19th annual Student Leadership Banquet on April 23 in the HUB, Ohio Room.

Posted on 4/30/2019 4:24:41 PM

Glitz and Glam is Back!

All are invited to join us for the Glitz and Glam Drag Show on Friday, April 12, in the HUB Ohio Room. This year will be hosted by none other than Lola LaCroix and Sasha Nolan.

Posted on 4/11/2019 9:39:48 AM

Trip to WJAC-TV Johnstown

OnMonday, April 1, 2019 the Ruddock Hall Communications Living Learning Communitytook a trip to Forever Media and WJAC-TV in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Posted on 4/10/2019 9:54:12 AM

Glitz and Glam Drag Show Returns

The IUP Residence Hall Association and LGBTQIA Support bring you “Glitz and Glam.” This yearly event is ever popular and will be hosted by none other than Lola LaCroix and Sasha Nolan! All are invited to attend this fun night starting at 8:00 p.m. on April 12 in the HUB Ohio Room.

Posted on 3/20/2019 3:18:05 PM

Penn Article Highlights Focus on Student Retention and Engagement

In an article titled “SGA Focuses on Student Retention, Engagement,” the Penn highlights a February 26 discussion between Student Government Association and President Michael Driscoll.

Posted on 3/6/2019 3:25:41 PM

Wallwork RD Neil Publishes on Getting the Most Out of Individual Meetings

Zachary Neil, residence director of Wallwork Hall, published his article “Learning: The Secret Ingredient of One-On-Ones” in the latest edition of MACUHO Magazine.

Posted on 2/28/2019 12:58:39 PM

Student Leadership Appreciation Event, February 21

On February 21, 2019, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining held the annual OHRLD Student Leadership Appreciation event to honor community assistants, office workers, residence hall association, and residence hall council members for all their efforts.

Posted on 2/26/2019 10:33:32 AM

IUP Students Win Big at Regional Business Conference

IUP’s Residence Hall Association and National Residence Hall Honorary sent four student delegates and an advisor to a regional business conference for the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.

Posted on 2/13/2019 3:51:38 PM

Folger Dining Hall Introduces True Balance Allergen Solutions Station

Beginning in spring 2019, Folger Dining Hall will have a True Balance Allergen Solutions station to accommodate students and customers with food allergies and gluten intolerances.

Posted on 1/25/2019 11:35:07 AM

Papakie Is First Housing Faculty-in-Residence

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Diningannounces that Michele Papakie is their first Faculty-in-Residence. She will reside in Stephenson Hall for the entire spring semester.

Posted on 1/23/2019 8:46:18 AM

IUP Dining Ranks Third Across Aramark Higher Education Accounts

From October to December 2018, IUP Dining customers responded to the “Your Dining Voice” instant feedbacksurvey 1,814 times. These results ranked IUP Dining third across all Aramarkhigher education accounts and 15.6 percent points ahead of the customer service goal.

Posted on 1/22/2019 3:41:28 PM

Presidential Symposium: Friday, January 25

All are invited to a livestreaming of the ACPAPresidential Symposium, titled “70th Anniversary of the StudentPersonnel Point of View (1949) Through a Racial and Social Justice Lens,” on January 25, 2019, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Monongahela Room in the HUB.

Posted on 1/17/2019 8:41:35 AM

Best Dressed Room Winners Announced

In September, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining held the “Best Dressed Room Contest” for on-campus students at IUP. Now in its third year, the contest continues to gain popularity, with 35 students entering.

Posted on 11/14/2018 2:02:04 PM

Housing Asking for Students to Offer Opinion of Services

The Office of Housing is looking for any students who are willing to discuss their opinions of the services offered in regard to campus housing, residential living, and/or dining.

Posted on 10/30/2018 11:04:33 AM

IUP Delegates Presented at ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives Conference in Pittsburgh

Sondra Dennison and Li Teng, along with living-learningpartner Theresa McDevitt, attended the 2018 ACUHO-I AcademicInitiatives Conference in Pittsburgh. Theypresented a session titled “Building Bridges to Tomorrow: Cultivatingpartnership and dialogues between academic and student affairs.”

Posted on 10/24/2018 8:57:39 AM

Halloween Weekend Activities

There's a lot to do around campus to celebrate Halloween weekend!

Posted on 10/16/2018 9:10:18 AM

Housing Office Provides Students Proactive Tips for Dealing with Weather

Across the state, high humidity levels are being reported due to the extreme amount of rain that we have recently experienced. Unfortunately, some of the residence halls at IUP are no exception. Please download the letter from the executive director of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

Posted on 9/25/2018 2:57:38 PM

OHRLD Announces 2018–19 Best Dressed Room Contest

The Office of Housing, Dining, and Residential Living is now accepting entries for the 2018–19 Best Dressed Room Contest. Send us a picture of your room and get a chance to win some great prizes and show off your style and creativity.

Posted on 9/13/2018 12:09:19 PM

Live On Campus: 2019–20 Housing Sign-Ups Open With Reduced Rates

This year’s opening of on-campus housing sign-ups comes with a perk: reduced 2019–20 housing rates for all current students.

Posted on 8/29/2018 12:19:36 PM

IUP to Attend 20th National Summer Institute on Learning Communities

Mimi Benjamin, Dan Burkett, Sondra Dennison, Justin Fair, Dawn Smith-Sherwood, and Li Teng will leave for Washington Center at the Evergreen State College on Monday, July 9, to attend the 20th National Summer Institute on Learning Communities.

Posted on 7/5/2018 2:47:09 PM

IUP North Dining Facility Wins Best of Education Design Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s North Dining facility won the 2018 Best of Education design award from the Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware International Interior Design Association.

Posted on 6/29/2018 11:43:22 AM

End-of-the-Year OHRLD Student Leadership Banquet

The Office of Housing, Residential Living and Dining proudly celebrated another year with our residents, student leaders, and professional staff at the end-of-the-year OHRLD Student Leadership Banquet on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Posted on 4/24/2018 3:22:42 PM

Join a Tour of Local Farms on Earth Day

Students are invited to a Farm Tour on Earth Day, April 22. Those attending will have the opportunity to interact with other students, learn about sustainable farming practices, and witness a variety of animals, including dairy cows and pasture-raised chickens.

Posted on 4/4/2018 9:37:40 AM

Make a Positive Difference Event

During the week of March 26, 2018, campus was abuzz thanks to a new initiative looped into the Community Assistant Placement Process by the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining.

Posted on 4/4/2018 9:20:48 AM

Bridging Educational Systems Across the Globe

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining partnered with the Office of International Education and the College of Education and Communications for an event called Bridging Educational Systems Across the Globe.

Posted on 3/29/2018 2:25:39 PM

Gelato for Sale at North Dining

IUP Dining is pleased to announce that its homemade gelato from North Dining is now available for purchase in pints. A variety of gelato pints will be available each day, along with homemade vanilla and chocolate ice cream and a sorbet.

Posted on 3/28/2018 3:19:55 PM

IUP Dining Expanding Partnership with Iron Chef Cat Cora

Award-winningIron Chef Cat Cora and IUP Dining introduce Wicked Good, a new dining concept openingMarch 19, 2018.

Posted on 3/2/2018 1:59:32 PM

Center for Multicultural Student Leadership and Engagement Opens with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The center, located on the first floor of Elkin Hall, opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the new facility, and a reception. The center was created to offer one location on campus where students can access services to address multiple aspects of culture, identity, and diversity.

Posted on 1/26/2018 3:35:33 PM

IUP Housing Staff and Indiana Library Sponsor STEM Program

Preschool and elementary school children will have thechance to “go for the gold” while doing hands-on science experiments on January 20from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Indiana Free Library in downtown Indiana.

Posted on 12/19/2017 8:31:59 AM

IUP Delegates Attend ACUHO-I Academic Initiative Conference in Atlanta

Four members of IUP Living-Learning Executive Team, Sondra Dennison, Mimi Benjamin, Dawn Smith-Sherwood, and Li Teng, attended ACUHO-I Academic Initiatives Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 28–30, 2017.

Posted on 11/3/2017 12:44:13 PM

PrimaDonna’s al Fresco Coffee House Night

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Arts by Design Living-Learning Community held its first PrimaDonna’s al Fresco Coffee House nightin front of Donna Putt Hall.

Posted on 10/23/2017 10:28:05 AM

Student vs. Professor Trivia Night

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, residents of Northern Suites battled it out against six faculty members in a student vs. professor trivia night.

Posted on 10/23/2017 10:14:19 AM

Wallwork CA Dietrich Selected for Incentive Program

Congratulations to Autumn Dietrich, a junior sociology major and the head community assistant for Wallwork Hall.

Posted on 10/18/2017 10:09:44 AM

Baroni Selected for Senior Housing Officer Institute

Valerie Baroni, director of Housing and Dining, has been selected as a participant in the 2018 Senior Housing Officer Institute through the Association of College and University Housing Officers, International.

Posted on 10/18/2017 10:01:53 AM

Students Show Off Residence Hall Rooms in This Year’s “Best-Dressed Room Contest”

This year’s Office of Housing, Residence Life, and Dining “Best Dressed Room Contest” winners have been announced.

Posted on 10/16/2017 8:52:35 AM

On-Campus Housing Sign-Ups

There will be $120,000 in housing grants awarded to 110 randomly selected students who sign up for housing for the 2018-19 school year.

Posted on 10/10/2017 9:52:42 AM

Ice Cream Under the Stars Event

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, the Northern SuitesCommunity Assistant staff, in conjunction with the American Chemical Society,Alpha Chi Sigma, and professor Justin Fair, held the program “Ice CreamUnder the Stars” for the residents of Northern Suites.

Posted on 9/20/2017 12:09:37 PM

IUP Cuts Ribbon on North Dining Facility

IUP “cut the ribbon” to open North Dining on Friday, August 25, 2017. This new facility is phase three of IUP’s $37-million dining master plan, IUP Dining Innovations.

Posted on 8/28/2017 3:47:42 PM

Preparing to Come to Campus

Not sure what to bring to campus when you move in? Please see the Housing Packing List for a list of suggested items to bring.

Posted on 8/18/2017 9:49:47 AM

Post Your Flyers in Residence Halls

If your office or recognized student organization would like to submit applications for flyers/posters to be hung in the halls, please follow these instructions.

Posted on 8/18/2017 9:36:44 AM

Faculty and Staff Meal Plan Now Available

IUP Dining is celebrating the culmination of the Dining Innovations Master Plan by introducing a faculty and staff meal plan option.

Posted on 8/15/2017 11:34:40 AM

Students Selected to Attend 2017 National Leadership Conference

Eight students were selected to attend the National Association of College and University Residence Halls annual conference designed to enhance and develop leadership skills. IUP was one of over 500 schools in attendance.

Posted on 6/30/2017 2:43:21 PM

Turner Serves as Faculty at Regional Entry Level Institute

Malaika Turner spent three days in Amherst, Massachusetts, at Regional Entry Level Institute, a professional development institute that provided intensive training and educational activities for entry-level professionals who are looking to work in mid-level positions in residence life.

Posted on 6/28/2017 2:58:58 PM

“Islam and Muslims in the United States” Event in Wallwork Hall

Wallwork Living Learning Communities hosted “Allah America: Islam and Muslims in the United States” event on April 6, 2017, in G98 Wallwork. Michelle Sandhoff, Sociology, facilitated an interesting and interactive discussion with 28 students on how American culture has been shaped by Muslim influences.

Posted on 4/14/2017 1:27:07 PM

IUP Student Chosen for STARS College

AutumnDietrich, sophomore sociology major, was chosen to participate in the STARSCollege in Rhode Island in summer 2017. STARSCollege is a three-day pre-conference of the Association of College andUniversity Residence Halls, International. Autumn was also chosen as president of the year by the CentralAtlantic Affiliate for College and University Residence Halls last fall.

Posted on 4/5/2017 3:33:01 PM

First IUP Best Dressed Room Contest Begins

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining willbe holding a Best Dressed Room Contest for students residing in residencehalls on-campus. Prizes will be awardedin three categories: Best Overall, Most Creative, and Most School Spirit/Best Organized.

Posted on 3/29/2017 2:00:10 PM

“Straight Outta this Country: A Look at Education from Around the World”

The IUP community is invited to hear first-hand experiences of international educators in the International Leaders in Education Program at IUP. Each will give a short presentation on Wednesday, March 29, about education in their country, followed by an open discussion and question-and-answer session.

Posted on 3/27/2017 4:03:19 PM

Real Talk Event Held in Suites on Pratt

The Leadership Living Learning Community in Suites on Pratt hosted a “Real Talk: Battle of the Sexes” on Tuesday, March 7.

Posted on 3/13/2017 2:53:33 PM

Student Dietrich Named RHA President of the Year

Autumn Dietrich, IUP Residence Hall Association president, was awarded Residence Hall Association President of the Year by the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls.

Posted on 2/24/2017 10:30:55 AM

Free Pizza, Music, and Conversation on Harlem

Students are invited to celebrate Black History Month and a taste of Harlem’s rich musical heritage at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in Room 126 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building.

Posted on 2/16/2017 8:37:35 AM

Learning Communities Faculty Scholars Program

Several Living Learning Community partners and Li Teng, assistant director for Living Learning, will attend the 2017 Learning Communities Faculty Scholars program.

Posted on 2/10/2017 12:57:24 PM

Turner Selected for Prestigious Housing and Residence Life Conference

Malaika Turner, the associate director of IUP’s Office of Housing,Residential Living, and Dining, was recently selected to participate in the20th annual Regional Entry-Level Institute, to be held this spring in Amherst,Massachusetts.

Posted on 1/27/2017 3:41:57 PM

Global Café: Spring 2017

“Global Café: Pursuing International Experience” sessions focus on facilitating international students and scholars to make connections with each other and to promote cross-cultural conversations between international and domestic students.

Posted on 12/20/2016 8:17:13 AM

How Green is Your Nest?

The Green Nest Project is an ongoing initiative to promote sustainability with the residential communities at IUP. With community-wide competitions and other events, the goal is to bring the residential communities together to make IUP a bit greener.

Posted on 12/16/2016 4:14:21 PM

Health and Wellness to Hold “No Stress Fest”

Beginning December 3, the Health and Wellness Living Learning Community in cooperation with Students Opting for Drug and Alcohol Responsibility, and the Suites on Maple East Residence Hall Council will be hosting “No Stress Fest.”

Posted on 12/1/2016 3:13:41 PM

Student Trip to Pine Grove State Correctional Institute

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 20 students from the Criminal Justice Living Learning Community, which is housed in Delaney Hall, traveled to State Correctional Institute Pine Grove for a tour of the facility.

Posted on 11/10/2016 1:19:36 PM

Contribute to the Wallwork Global Newsletter

Are you an international student or a domestic student who has studied broad? Do you want to share your story and your culture with others? Are you proud to belong to a unique culture? Well, then the “Wallwork Global” is definitely for you!

Posted on 11/10/2016 9:15:35 AM

Returning Residential Students Sign Up Now for a Chance to Win Housing Grant for 2017–18

Any current student IUP that signs up for 2017–18 housing on campus by November 18, 2016, will be entered to win one of 250 housing grants in the amount of $400 ($200 per semester).

Posted on 11/9/2016 1:44:51 PM

Student Leaders Attend CAACURH Conference

TheOffice of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining is proud to announcethe accomplishments of our student leaders this past weekend at the CentralAtlantic Affiliate for College and University Residence Halls leadership conference at Temple University.

Posted on 11/9/2016 1:09:08 PM

Living Learning Housing Fair to Introduce On-Campus Housing Options

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining hosted a Living Learning Housing Fair on Wednesday, October 5, in the Oak Grove.

Posted on 10/7/2016 10:06:40 AM

Living Learning Housing Fair

The Living Learning Housing Fair will take place Wednesday, October 5, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Oak Grove.

Posted on 10/3/2016 8:29:38 AM

The Annual Around the World Passport Program Is Back!

This big kick-off for the “Global Adventure Series” in Wallwork Global Awareness Living Learning Community is a one-night event taking place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Wallwork Hall.

Posted on 9/26/2016 1:23:27 PM

Residence Halls Spotlighted on Social Media

TheOffice of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining will showcase each residencehall during IUP Hall Highlight Weeks throughout the fall semester. Follow @iupohrld on Facebook, Instagram, andTwitter to learn more.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:14:03 AM

Housing, Residential Living, and Dining Prepares for Student Success

Members of the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining completed a five-week Professional Staff Training program designed to orient, train, and prepare staff to empower residents as they find their success at IUP.

Posted on 8/11/2016 9:04:56 AM

Aramark Food Truck to Provide Picnic Foods in Oak Grove During Summer Months

Aramark will offer picnic foods at its food truck in the Oak Grove from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. onJune 15 and 29 and July 20 and 27.

Posted on 6/13/2016 9:59:31 AM

Call for Programming Proposals: Housing, Residential Living, and Dining

This article provides information for IUP professionals who may be interested in presenting to Housing, Residential Living, and Dining community assistants and academic successmentors.

Posted on 5/5/2016 9:52:37 AM

Living Learning Partners Appreciation Coffee Event Held

Many Living Learning Partners, Residential Living staff, and students participated in this event. LLCs at IUP provide students opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom and into our residence halls, which tie directly into their academic success at IUP.

Posted on 5/3/2016 11:09:28 AM

Annual Student Leadership Banquet at KCAC

On April24, 2016, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining held the 16th annual Student Leadership Banquet, recognizing the work that our more than 200 student staff andleader volunteers do on a daily basis.

Posted on 4/26/2016 2:08:02 PM

IUP Sophomore Featured in “Black Enterprise” Magazine

Ryan Stewart, a sophomore at IUP majoring in accounting, was featured as an “American Dreamer” in “Black Enterprise” magazine. Ryan is a part of the Student Managed Investment Portfolio, mentors incoming first year students, and serves as a community assistant in the Business Living-Learning community.

Posted on 4/13/2016 1:02:49 PM

Diversity Awareness Program Brought to Campus

IUP alumnus Justin Brown engaged a group of students, staff, and faculty members in a diversity program, “Diversity, I’m ’Bout That Life,” which falls under the Diversity Awareness Program, the platform he uses to travel the country educating colleges and universities about diversity awareness.

Posted on 4/7/2016 8:52:10 AM

Join IUP Alumnus Justin Brown for “Diversity! I’m ’Bout That Life”

On Tuesday, April 5, multicultural competence will meet a real reality in this high-energy and engaging program that will challenge student leaders at IUP to increase their awareness of diversity and inclusion through interactive games, along with small and large group discussions.

Posted on 4/1/2016 9:40:11 AM

Leadership Living Learning Community (Suites on Pratt) Hosting Student Lunch Discussion at Folger Dining Hall

Over the next two weeks, the Leadership Living Learning community will be hosting lunches in Folger Hall where topics such as career/professional development, politics, and establishing/maintaining healthy relationships will be discussed with staff and faculty from IUP.

Posted on 3/29/2016 3:05:48 PM

“Save Your Buds” Campaign Hosted by Wallwork Global Awareness Living Learning Community

Wallwork Global Awareness Living Learning Community will be hosting a “Save Your Buds” campaign on Wednesday, April 23, to raise awareness on the effects of hearing loss and how to preserve hearing.

Posted on 3/15/2016 4:18:16 PM

The Art of the Handshake: March 16

Kara Romance, assistant dean for Undergraduate Student Services, Eberly College of Business and Information Technology, will present this program. According to Business Insider, you only have seven seconds to make a positive first impression. Make sure your handshake doesn’t cost you!

Posted on 3/14/2016 2:31:46 PM

Social Justice LLC Program

On February 29,2016, the Delaney Suites Social Justice Living Learning Community, incollaboration with the African American Culture Center, hosted a program incelebration of black history month titled “An Evening with Dr. MelvinJenkins, talking about race and the important role the Tuskegee Airmen playedin World War II.”

Posted on 3/2/2016 2:22:55 PM

An Evening Discussing Buffalo Soldiers with Dr. Jenkins

The IUP community is invited to “An Evening with Dr. Melvin Jenkins Discussing Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legacy” on the last day of Black History Month, February 29, at 7:30 p.m. in G98 Wallwork.

Posted on 2/24/2016 10:40:03 AM

A Look at Education from Around the World

All are invited to “Straight Outta This Country: A Look at Education from Around the World,” presented by the Wallwork Global Awareness Living Learning Community for the IUP community on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Posted on 2/17/2016 3:58:06 PM

Student McKinney Elected to Regional CAACURH Board of Directors

Claudine McKinney was elected to the regional board of directors for the Central Atlantic Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls at a regional leadership conference held at Bowling Green State University, February 13-14, 2016.

Posted on 2/16/2016 8:54:52 AM

“Music Around the World” Diversi-Tea Party

Wallwork Global Awareness Living Learning Community presents to the IUP community “Music Around the World” Diversi-Tea Party on Thursday, February 18.

Posted on 2/10/2016 10:00:58 AM

Housing and Residence Life Student Staff Put on Senior Prom at St. Andrew's Village

The student staff from the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life held a senior prom at St. Andrew's Village, a local assisted living facility, on January 16, 2016. Dozens of residents participated in the event and were entertained with BINGO, board games, crafts, and live music by IUP students.

Posted on 1/26/2016 3:27:54 PM

Winter Workshop Concludes for Spring 2016

In January, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining conducted its annual training for the student staff, including Diversity Behind Closed Doors, where student staff members were put through scenarios where their "residents" were working through difficult life issues related to diversity.

Posted on 1/20/2016 1:54:09 PM

Office of Student Conduct is On the Move

As of Monday, November 23, the Office of Student Conduct will be relocated to G11 Ruddock Hall.

Posted on 11/20/2015 8:41:18 AM

Teng and Majer Present at College and University Housing Officers Conference

Li Teng, residence director, and Anthony Majer, graduate residencedirector, presented a session titled “Gender-Neutral Housing: Stay neutral when accommodating gender-nonconforming students” atthe annual MACUHO (Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers) Conference on October 29–30, 2015.

Posted on 11/2/2015 12:20:11 PM

Housing Staff Attends MACUHO Conference

Over the weekend of October 24, 2015, the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining sent eight staff members to the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers Student Staff Live-In Conference, a one-day event hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J.

Posted on 10/30/2015 9:56:40 AM

Turner Presents Poster at Students In Transition Conference

Malaika Turner, PhD,  assistant director of the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining, presented “Texting, Tweeting, Googling, Yet Struggling: A Look at At-Risk Digital Natives” at the Students in Transition Conference, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

Posted on 10/26/2015 1:35:08 PM

Wallwork Festival of Colors on Friday, October 9

Holi is a spring festival, also known as the Festival of Colors or the Festival of Love. Holi got its name as the Festival of Colors from Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors. Feel free to wear your own white t-shirts to the event.

Posted on 10/2/2015 4:18:52 PM

Third Annual Around the World Passport Event

This kick-off for the Global Adventure Series in the Global Awareness Living Learning Community is a one-night event taking place on Monday, September 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Wallwork Hall. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited.

Posted on 9/8/2015 9:52:37 AM

Reminder to Residential Students: Use of Electronic Cigarettes is Prohibited Within the Residence Halls

This is a reminder to all residential students that the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited within the residence halls.

Posted on 8/31/2015 4:29:55 PM

Residential Living Winter Workshop 2015 a Great Success

Under the leadership of Julene Pinto-Dcyzewski, assistant director of Residence Life, and Li Teng, committee chair and residence director, the Winter Workshop Committee welcomed back almost 80 community assistants from both the Indiana and Punxsutawney campuses on Wednesday, January 14. The four-day, ongoing trainin

Posted on 1/21/2015 9:59:51 AM

Nkumsah Receives Recognition at Housing Officers Conference

On November 5–7, 2014, Nancy Nkumsah, residence director for the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining , attended the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers in Valley Forge, Pa. She presented a program entitled "Black & Yellow: Colorism Within the African-American Cultur

Posted on 11/10/2014 4:34:00 PM

A Special Thanks for Move-In Day

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining wouldlike to thank everyone who made our fall 2014 move-in a success.

Posted on 8/29/2014 3:29:05 PM

Associate Deans Lend a Hand at CUSP Move-in

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 over 500 new IUP students participating in CUSP moved in to the residence halls. Associate deans were on hand to help the students and their families.

Posted on 8/17/2014 5:34:59 PM

Students Leaving Campus for Summer

The Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining and the Student Affairs Division would like to wish everyone a great summer.

Posted on 5/9/2014 1:16:02 PM

IUP Community Cares, May 2–May 10

IUP Community Cares is an end-of-the-academic year donation drive whose purpose is to help students and other members of the IUPcommunity recycle/reuse unwanted items. Item drop-off locations will be set up in the lobbies of each of the residence halls (or other designated area) beginning the afternoon of M

Posted on 4/29/2014 9:47:40 AM

CUSP Students Receive Helping Hand from Boy Scouts

See pictures of members of the IUP Boy Scout troop as they were loading up carts and helping with move in.

Posted on 8/23/2013 2:05:27 PM

Residential Students: Fill Out a Change of Address Form for Summer

If you do not want your mail forwarded during Summer 2013, your mail will be returned to sender. If you are coming back in the Fall, your mail will remain here at the IUP Post Office.

Posted on 5/13/2013 1:53:59 PM

“Everyone Matters at IUP” Committee Earns National

Everyone Matters is a global social media campaign encouraging inclusivity and non-judgment of others. The “Everyone Matters at IUP” committee has been recognized as the National Spotlight for February 2013 by the National Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls for their great campaign.

Posted on 3/26/2013 4:42:11 PM

Everyone Matters at IUP

Everyone Matters is a global social media campaign encouraging inclusivity and non-judgment of others. At IUP, we treat each other with civility, dignity, and respect. Come join us at one of our following events to take a stand against hate!

Posted on 3/1/2013 11:11:47 AM

How to Access the Internet in Residence Halls

Please see our How Do I Connect My Computer or Device to the Internet? page for instructions on how to connect your computer, game machine, or wireless device on IUP’s network. Note that you cannot use game machines on IUP’s wireless network. They do not have the ability to authenticate wirelessly on our network.

Posted on 8/23/2012 9:46:57 AM

IUP Hosted Residential Student Leaders Conference

The IUP Residential Living staff, led by Residence Directors Adam Jones and Caitlin Codding and Graduate Assistant Diane Eshelman, hosted a conference for residential student leaders from the 14 PASSHE schools on Saturday, January 28, 2012. With 96 participants in attendance, this conference provided all involved with

Posted on 2/3/2012 10:58:31 AM

Office of Housing and Residence Life Name Change

The name of the Office of Housing and Residence Life has been changed. The new official name is the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining .

Posted on 10/14/2011 2:29:50 PM

National Residence Hall Honorary “Of the Month” Awards, January 2011

“Of the Month” Awards (OTMs) spotlight exceptional people and events that happened in the previous month. OTMs are nominated and voted on every month, and everyone has a chance to win (if you are nominated by a friend or nominate your friends). The RHA (Residence Hall Association) gives these awards. RHA is loca

Posted on 2/22/2011 9:18:35 AM

Become a Facebook Friend of Housing and Residence Life

Become a friend of the Office of Housing and Residence Life on Facebook. Visit the OHRL Facebook page , add it to your “likes,” and stay up to date with IUP housing information.

Posted on 1/24/2011 2:09:16 PM

“Only Love” Campaign at IUP

The “Only Love” campaign, designed to encourage acceptance of all people regardless of personal preferences and/or beliefs.

Posted on 10/18/2010 8:38:29 AM

Campus Dining Survey

ARAMARK, IUP’s campus dining partner, is conducting a survey to better understand the campus community’s lifestyle and preferences.

Posted on 9/28/2010 1:18:08 PM

Grand Opening of P.O.D. (Provisions on Demand) Market in Wallwork Hall

Come celebrate the grand opening of the P.O.D. (Provisions on Demand) Market, located in Wallwork Hall. Happy Hours 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free Samples from Monday, September 13, to Thursday, September 16 Giveaways and entertainment! Regular Hours Monday to Friday: Noon to midnight

Posted on 9/8/2010 9:54:03 AM

Community Assistant Harris Receives National Recognition

Community assistant Glen Harris was recognized as the National Resident Assistant of the Month (OTM) winner for July 2010 by the National Residence Hall Honorary. Glen Harris was a community assistant (CA) for the IUP at Punxsutawney campus during the month of July. As a CA, Glen went beyond expectations and real

Posted on 9/1/2010 1:05:08 PM

IUP Chef to Compete at National Competition

IUP Chef Kevin Hodgkinson earned second place at the Eastern Regional ACE competition held in March 2010. He will now represent the Eastern Region ACE culinary team at the National ACE Challenge on July 25, 2010, in San Francisco.

Posted on 6/30/2010 8:51:28 AM

Aramark Announces 2010–2011 Scholarship Winners

Food-service  provider Aramark announces the winners of its scholarships for 2010–2011: $1,000 Off-Campus Awards Carly McPartland Elaine Miller Emily Vaughn Tanisha Bolig Rachel Eckenrode $1,000 On-Campus Awards Kristin Long Christopher Wright Dylan Kuhns Miranda Wortel Me

Posted on 6/22/2010 3:28:47 PM

Office of Housing and Residence Life is on Facebook

Members of the Office of Housing and Residence Life hope to connect with current students, new students, parents, and alumni on our Facebook page with information about housing at IUP. You will be able to stay current on what is new with housing. We will make regular updates on this page, to include important dat

Posted on 6/11/2010 3:41:24 PM

Crimson Hawks Food Truck Back for the Summer

The Crimson Hawks Food Truck will resume operation in the Eberly College east parking lot on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Selling pre-packaged ready to go. Look for weekly specials! Office of Housing and Residence Life

Posted on 5/28/2010 10:19:21 AM

Aramark Named One of World’s Most Admired and Ethical Companies

Aramark has once again been ranked number one in its industry on Fortune magazine’s list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2010, and named as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute . The following is from a letter sent to IUP from Aramark: Dear Valued Client, We unde

Posted on 4/14/2010 1:06:19 PM

Housing Facilities Conference Presentation

Tom Borellis, Lenny Kasubick, and Mike Lemasters presented a program about the Residential Revival and Student Housing Development on October 29, 2009, at the ACUHO-I/APPA Housing Facilities Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Office of Housing and Residence Life

Posted on 11/2/2009 10:35:41 AM

On-Campus Housing Sign-Up Announcement

The time to sign up for IUP on-campus housing for 2010–2011 is fast approaching. Learn when you can sign up for housing for next year . Office of Housing and Residence Life

Posted on 10/8/2009 4:11:50 PM

Come to Convocation, RHA President Says

The following is a letter from Adam Friedman, who serves as president of the IUP Residence Hall Association.   Dear IUP Faculty and Staff: I write to invite you to attend this year’s Freshman Convocation.  Going into my fourth year study at IUP, I have been to a few convocations during my tenure here. I feel

Posted on 8/14/2009 9:53:55 AM

Residential Revival Phase IV Has Begun

The fourth and final phase of the Residential Revival is underway. This phase will include the demolition of Scranton, Shafer, and Lawrence halls and the Bridge at Eberly, and the building of a new suites residence hall for 596 beds. The new residence hall will for be ready for occupancy in Fall 2010. Office

Posted on 6/29/2009 8:27:44 AM

Aramark Scholarship Winners Announced

Food-service  provider Aramark announces the winners of its scholarships: $1,000 Off-Campus Awards Andrew Fluder Tyler Gregorchik Mark Peterson Amanda Tanner Ashley Todd $1,000 On-Campus Awards Tabitha Barrick Tiffany Bartlett Allison Abey Matthew Harding Christoph

Posted on 6/16/2009 8:40:50 AM

RUCKUS Service Shut Down

This past weekend, the RUCKUS service shut down. The company was bought and the business was shut down . The RUCKUS player will still play music that hasn’t yet expired, but cannot download or renew any new music. Questions may be directed to the  Office of Housing and Residence Life .

Posted on 2/9/2009 9:16:50 AM

Dyczewski Receives Ronald Lunardini Mentorship Award

Julene Pinto Dyczewski, assistant director for Residence Life, was awarded the Ronald Lunardini Mentorship Award at the statewide conference of the Pennsylvania College Personnel Association, October 19-21, 2008, in State College.

Posted on 10/27/2008 2:28:05 PM

Change in Crimson Event Center Reservation Requests

The  Office of Housing and Residence Life  and Dining no longer take reservations for the Crimson Event Center, in Folger Hall. To reserve the Crimson Event Center, please contact  Conference Services  at 724-357-7709.

Posted on 10/23/2008 3:56:00 PM

Aramark Scholarship Winners Announced for 2008-2009

List of recipients for on-campus, off-campus and meal contract awards.

Posted on 6/6/2008 11:11:58 AM

Suite Space Reservation Request Form

There is now an electronic form to make it easier to request a reservation of public space in the Suites.

Posted on 2/26/2008 1:55:09 PM

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