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Welcome to Augsburg University Residence Life!
Welcome to your home on campus! First-year students live in Urness Hall. We in the Department of Residence Life look forward to helping you navigate your adventure through college!
The Assistant Director of Residence Life, Lizzie, would like to welcome you all to the Augsburg community! She is really excited that you will be joining us and will work tirelessly to make sure your experience will be great.
As an Assistant Director of Residence Life, Lizzie supervises the RA staff and makes sure the day-to-day operations of the building run smoothly. Lizzie’s office is located in the Urness/Mortensen lobby, but is also available via Zoom to meet.
As part of the First-year Residential Experience, there will be a Resident Assistant (RA) on your floor. Your RA helps to create a healthy and inclusive environment for all residents, as well as serving as a resource to help you navigate your first year.
WHAT TO BRING AND WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
What to Bring
- Desk lamp
- Bucket or basket to carry toiletries
- Storage crates
- UL-approved multiple outlet strips (with circuit breaker)
- Extra-long bed sheets (36″ x 80″)
- Shower sandals
- Fridges 5 cubic feet or less
- Appliances with self-contained, thermostatically controlled heating elements with automatic shut off may be used in student rooms
- Appliances with open heating elements (e.g., coffee maker, griddle)
- Fish that are in tanks no larger than 10 gallons
- Posters, pictures, decorations (see Seasonal Decorations Policy)
- Stereo, computer, TV, DVD player, video games
To make your room your home away from home, consider bringing posters, pictures, decorations, and favorites from your bedroom.
What to Leave at Home
To prevent injuries, fires, and loss of property and lives, you may not use or store the following items in the residence hall:
- Fridges larger than 5 cubic feet (full size)
- Flammable fluids
- Potpourri pots with an open flame
- Hot plates
- Pizza ovens
- Air conditioners (unless approved by Residence Life and installed by Facilities Management)
- Illegal weapons
- Fireworks, firecrackers, or bottle rockets
- Hunting items
- Explosive devices
- Halogen lamps
- Personal bed frames, mattresses, or springs (unless authorized by the CLASS Office)
- Cinder blocks and bricks
- Pets (unless approved by the CLASS Office)
- Appliances with immersion coils, water heaters without thermostatic controls, and exposed coils (e.g., space heaters, toasters) unless provided by Residence Life or Department of Facilities Management
- Natural evergreen trees, boughs, and wreaths
- Hot tubs
Appliances must have enclosed heating elements and have the underwriter’s laboratory approval. The University reserves the right to, and will, remove unauthorized or dangerous electrical appliances, lighting, or items.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
In order to pick up your keys, you must have completed the online Emergency Contact Information form. Interacting with Augsburg University Records and Registration, please log on to Augnet using your username and password. Click on Records and Registration which directs you to a new site in which you must click on Student Information/Contact. You can find it at Records and Registration on Inside Augsburg.
Completion of this form is required for all students living on campus. The information entered on this form will aid the University in providing assistance in the event of an emergency. All information is private and is used solely by the Augsburg University administrative staff.
Please have the following information ready when you fill out the form:
- Home address,
- Cell phone number, and
- Emergency contact information.
RESIDENCE LIFE Handbook
The Residence Life Guidebook has been revised for the 2021-2022 year. Please take some time to look over our residence hall and campus policies and procedures.
PERSONAL PROPERTY AND RENTERS INSURANCE
Augsburg University is not responsible for lost/stolen/damaged personal property. We encourage residents to have homeowner’s/renter’s insurance or make sure they are covered under their parents’ policy. If you have roommates, we also encourage you to have open discussions regarding the utilization of property. We provide a Roommate Agreement form to assist with this conversation.
Laundry facilities are provided by Coinmach Corporation. Laundry facilities are located in each building and are available 24 hours a day. The machines are FREE to wash and FREE to dry. Use your smartphone to check to see which machines are available and receive text alerts when your cycle is done.
LOFTS – FUTONS – MICROFRIDGE
Interested in lofting this school year — look no further than BedLoft, the leader in college residential lofting supplies and resources. Although not required, the addition of a loft can provide desired space as you transition to shared living. If you are interested in renting a loft or microfridge or purchasing a futon, you will indicate that on your housing contract that you sign in your housing portal.
We’re so excited to have you on campus! Move-in information for the 2022-2023 academic year is coming soon
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to send something to campus before I arrive…
Please contact Shipping & Receiving at 612.330.1750.
First Year Students – what should you bring?
For tips on what to bring, what to leave home, and other questions incoming First Year students may have, see the First Year Residential Experience Guide
All residents must fill out the Resident Students Next Steps Form to help us ensure we have the appropriate resources available and to aid in the coordination of move-outs. This includes out of state residents and students who are off campus waiting to check out.
Please continue to monitor for updates on the Augsburg Coronavirus Planning Website
How to check out of your space
- Connect with your roommate(s) to coordinate your move out plans
- Schedule a block of time to move out
- Move your belongings out of your room, wipe down your personal spaces prior to leaving, and lock the unit.
- Drop off your keys – Use the express vacate envelopes on the Residence Life desk. Fill out the envelope, enclose your key, and slide it into the gold mail slot of the main Residence Life door in the Urness/Mortensen lobby.
- IMPORTANT: Inform us that you have successfully moved out and returned your key by sending a text message to 612-217-1922 (Residence Life’s text message number).
Quick Answers for Checking Out
Fobs: You are not required to turn in your fob at checkout.
Bedlofts and Microfridges: You can leave your bedloft and microfridge in your unit when you move out. We always have our vendor pick up equipment at the end of the academic year. Please make sure you disassemble your bedloft as you are able. We will update with more information as we are in conversations with our vendor.
Cleaning your space: We ask that you remove all your personal items and wipe down your personal space.
Carts: Carts will not be available given safety protocols in place.
Dumpsters: Large dumpsters will be located behind Mortensen Hall. Please use this for any large items that you need to throw away that upon move out.
Connect with your roommate(s)
Connect with your roommate(s) to coordinate your move out plans to best follow social distancing guidelines. We recommend that you allow for a minimum of 3 days apart between each move out. Minnesota Department Heath states that the virus remains active for 72 hours.
Schedule your move out time
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your move out time. Include
- Full Name
- Room number
- Desired date to move out
- Reason for moving out
Moving your items out of your room
Move your belongings out of your room, wipe down your personal spaces prior to leaving, and lock the unit.
Consider efficient moving practices.
Techniques for success:
- Pack up your personal items in your room
- Move boxes and items into the hallway.
- Move boxes and items to the elevators or stairwell.
- Make focused trips between elevators to the outside doors of the hall.
- Follow social distancing guidelines and keep 6 feet between you and others.
Carts are available during Residence Life desk hours Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm.
Sidewalks cannot be used for vehicles during the checkout process.
Drop off your keys
Use the express vacate envelopes on the Residence Life desk in the Urness/Mortensen lobby. Fill out the envelope, enclose your key, and slide it into the gold mail slot of the main Residence Life door in the Urness/Mortensen lobby.
If you prefer to use your own envelope – Required envelope information:
- Name, Hall, Room number
- Date of move out
Damages and Cost Sheet
Your space should be cleaned and possessions removed from the space before departing.
The Damage Cost Sheet listed below details the costs associated with common damages to residence life spaces. We encourage you to look over this spreadsheet so that you are better prepared for any possible damage costs attributed to your space
Late stay requests
Residence Life is not approving late stay requests at this time. Please email your Residence Hall Director or email@example.com with any concerns.