Issue #5 – January 11, 2007
Open Door Issue 5Happy New Year and welcome back! Open Door is a publication of the Center for Residence Life; you are receiving this email because you live on-campus. Be sure to take a quick read to find out news about happenings in RIT Apartments and at the RIT Inn.
Keys to a New YearHousing Operations will be installing new cores into apartment doors and distributing new keys for residents currently living in Racquet Club, Riverknoll, Perkins, and Colony Manor. The installation of the new cores should require approximately 10 – 15 minutes to install, and installation teams will be escorted by Housing Operations staff. Residents who are at their apartment at the time of the installation will be able to sign out their new keys at that time. Otherwise, residents will be able to sign out their keys during extended office hours (please refer to the notice you will receive prior to your complex installation time, for more details). To insure your security, residents will only be able to sign out or pick up their key, by presenting an RIT ID or other photo identification.
Give ResLife a Piece of Your Mind!Residence Life will be looking for your feedback on your experience living in the apartments and RIT Inn. The satisfaction survey will be administered by a third party, Educational Benchmarking. Your responses will remain anonymous and upon completion of the survey, your email address will be entered into a drawing for one of several cool prizes. Prizes will include a grand prize of a Nintendo Wii*, a Cannon Sure Shot digital camera and no cool prize pool would be complete without at least an iPod Shuffle or Palm handheld. Watch for an email your unique link to the survey in the first week of February: Complete yours early for more chances to win! *Nintendo Wii dependent upon availability – equivalent prize may be offered.
Assistantships at RITThinking about graduate school at RIT, but aren’t sure how to pay for it? RIT offers a variety graduate assistantships. If you like working with people, supporting and advocating for students, then consider a position with Residence Life. Check out the job descriptions for a community advocates on the web at http://reslife.rit.edu/about/employment/ca.php.
Safe Winter Driving TipsDon’t let the warm weather fool you. Winter will strike: be prepared during your travels.
About.com and Edmunds.com have some helpful guidelines to get you safely to your destination. [continue…]
Catch the Art BugFrom film and photography at Eastman Kodak to the contemporary work displayed at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester has a deep history in the Arts. Though these two places are the most discussed in the city, there are a number of other galleries to explore. Here is a list of some places that you may or may not have heard about. [continue…]