Today I received the Rez eNews 101 in my inbox; it has important information for everyone moving into rez this September so make sure you read through it! Here’s some key, rez specific information to make a note of.
1. The first-year move-in dates are Sunday, September 1st and Monday, September 2nd. The details for each rez is listed here and if you still aren’t sure of where you’ll be staying, don’t forget to log in with your Quest log-in info right here. If you need to move in early, you must fill in the Early Arrival Form by Thursday, August 22nd. If you are moving in late, you must fill in the Late Arrival Form and arrive by noon on Monday, September 9th or else your contact will be cancelled and you will lose the $500 deposit.
2. When moving in, don’t forget to bring your WatCard or photo ID and your student number to get your keys! You can skip the line and be entered to win one of three iPad minis by submitting a photo for your WatCard now. If your photo is approved, the WatCard centre will email you to let you know when you can visit the SLC (Student Life Centre) to pick it up. Remember to bring the proper documents with you when you’re going to pick it up!
3. There are plenty of opportunities available at the University of Waterloo and featured in the Rez eNews 101 were some part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities. The paid, part-time positions include being a Residence Ambassador, Special Event Residence Ambassador, and being part of the right FIT Promotion Team. You can also volunteer to be part of the Marketing Advisory Board and Residence Council. These are great opportunities for you to get involved and develop leadership skills. It’ll also look good on your résumé. ;)
4. Bring less and be ready as soon as you get to your rez by ordering some rez essentials off Residence Linens by Friday, August 23rd. If you need a mini fridge, rent one from Coldex by Tuesday, August 20th. Don’t forget to check out the packing lists for traditional-style rez or suite-style rez.
5. Read up on this now so you can set up your wireless Internet as soon as you move in, in case you’re not sure of how it all works already. All rez rooms have wireless internet access and a wired port. You know you need that internet access to
skype your parents go on FB and catch up with friends. Okay but seriously, do say hi to your loved ones.
Fees are due on August 26th so mark your calendars. You can view that info on Quest by going Student Centre> Finances > Account Inquiry.
Annnd that’s it for now! Comment below if you’ve got any post suggestions. We’d love to hear from you. :)
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