Information for New Residents
Things to Bring with You
For a dowloadable list of what to bring, and what not to bring, please click here. You may want to coordinate with your suite mate about which items they are bringing for the bathroom and living room areas. Assignment letters usually include your assigned roommate and a means to contact them in order for you to communicate before you come to Sul Ross.
When do we get our housing assignments?
Assignments will be email Thursday August 1st . The assignment will be sent to your listed email address on your application. If our email bounces back or no email account is provided on your application then the information will be sent to your permanent address. Your housing assignment will include the following: building & room assignment, roommate name, email or phone number of your roommate, the fall move-in date, what to bring and what not to bring and the Residential Living contact information.
When is Move-In for Fall 2013?
Saturday August 24th@ 9am behind the Lobo Village Main Office in the Lobo Village Community Room (LVCR).
Any early move-in request must be cleared in advance with Residential Living and is reserved only for pre-approved students in athletics, student workers for the Post Office, etc. Housing or Athletics will send those individuals their move-in date.
When does school start for Fall 2013?
Wednesday August 28th.
How do I pay for housing?
Housing charges will be added to your bill along with your classes, tuition, meal plan, fees, etc. The full charge for rent is added at beginning of each semester. Tuition will be paid first, and then your housing charge will be paid. Since every student’s scholarship, loans, grants etc. are different please check with Financial Aid to see what aid will apply to housing.
Is there wireless internet in Lobo Village?
Currently wireless routers and devices cannot be used in housing. Modern wireless routers will steal IP addresses from other rooms in the building. We even had a router so powerful that it knocked out an entire building’s internet service. One way to tell if you have a routing device is that the MAC address, usually found on the bottom of the device, has an 802.11 designation for the first 5 numbers. If you need to plug multiple in devices that need internet access (e.g. Xbox, internet speakers, tablet, etc) to one port then please use a switch or hub instead and plud your cable directly into one of those. If your computer, laptop or tablet does not have an internet port then please use a USB adapters, cards or dongles for wired internet connection. These can usually be bought online for between $3 to $13, usually with free shipping.
How do I request a roommate?
Please cross list each other on your applications (e.g. person A picks person B on their application and vice versa). We cannot honor a roommate request if both people do not cross list each other. It is also helpful if you put the student ID number (commonly referred to as your “A” number since it begins with an A) of your desired roommate on your application.
How do I change a roommate request?
Please submit all request changes in writting before Aug 1st. After this date change requests can be submitted after the 1st day of class.
Tips for Moving-In
Be safe! Remember that Alpine may be at a higher elevation (~4,500 feet) and the air may be thinner than you are used to experiencing. Take your time moving in and get acclimated. This humidity may also be lower for you and it will certainly be warm that day. Drink water and be sure to take frequent breaks. Some other tips are:
- Pack in small boxes. While large boxes let you pack a lot of personal belongings they frequently are too heave to move safely and effectively.
- Leave extras behind (mementos, piano, antiques, etc.). Please remember that everything you move in for fall has to be moved back out in spring.
- Bring a dolly or hand truck. This makes move in faster and easier.
- Elevators can have a long wait-try the stairs to bring boxes up faster.
- The hot part of a day is between noon and 2pm. Take that time to get lunch, cool off, and unpack.
- There will be a long line at 9am Saturday morning. Avoid the line and check in later. Typically lunchtime and later in afternoon usually not busy and check-in is a much fast process.
- Take your time! There is not a rush-your room will be there for you.
If you have any further questions or concerns please contact our office at (432)-837-8190 or email@example.com.