Mail Service Reminder

Residents, campus mail service will officially end May 6, 2015. Please review this information to ensure you are able to plan accordingly.

  • The US Postal Service in Chapel Hill will not forward mail and will not accept standard address change request forms for residence hall addresses. The Post Office does not have the capacity to process thousands of address change requests at once and will disregard your request if submitted.
  • This means you need to change your address individually with your bank, credit cards, cell phone provider, magazines, newspaper, family and friends.
  • Tip: Use your home address for your tax returns!
  • Tip: Start early! Some companies take 4-6 weeks to process an address change.
  • Note: Residents staying through all or part of the summer in Odum Village or Ram Village will continue to receive mail. However, mail will not be forwarded after you move out. You still need to change your address 4-6 weeks prior to moving out.

Have questions? Contact Joanna Luke, Residential Communication Services Manager: jluke@email.unc.edu, 919-962-3695.

Meet the Interns: Jason Wolonick

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Jason Wolonick

Position: Video Production/Marketing Intern

Class: Senior

Major: Journalism: Public Relations

Dream Job: Photo Safari Guide in Kruger national park

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Celebrity: Haruo Kaneko

Interesting Fact: “I used to work for the Daily Tarheel.”

 

UNC Summer Olympics

Join RHA for the 2015 UNC Summer Olympics! Free t-shirts will be given to all participants, and trophies will be awarded to each championship team and the most valuable olympian in each sport.  Competition is scheduled from April 6 to April 18 to determine which Tarheels reign supreme.

Basketball and volleyball games will be held from April 6-11.

Soccer and dodgeball games will be held from April 13-18.

5 players are required to play each sport, however up to 10 players can be added to each team. The exact number of players for each sport are as follows:

5-on-5 Outdoor Basketball
6-on-6 Beach Volleyball
5-on-5 Indoor Soccer
7-on-7 Dodgeball

Teams are permitted to enter as many sports as they choose.  Schedules will come out as soon as team registration is complete.  Each team must choose a residence community or on campus organization to represent during competition.  The Summer Olympics is available to all students at UNC, including graduate students. Click this link to sign up!

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Meet the Interns: Victoria Price

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Victoria Price

Position: Marketing/Instagram

Class: Junior

Major: Journalism: Graphic Design

Dream Job: Get paid to pet animals

Favorite Food: Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Bacon (she couldn’t decide)

Favorite Celebrity: Kat Dennings (pictured on the right of the bio pic)

Interesting Fact: “Cameron Diaz complimented one of my paintings once.”

 

Meet the Interns: Jacob Blount

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Jacob Blount

Position: Marketing/Facebook

Class: First Year

Major: Journalism: PR

Dream Job: 

Marketing Director for Chickfila

Favorite Food: Anything Chickfila

Favorite Celebrity:

Jennifer Aniston

Interesting Fact: 

“I flew through a typhoon while traveling to the Philippines.”

5 Springtime Musts in Chapel Hill

Spring is finally here, which means Chapel Hill will rival rival any place in the country for the title of “most beautiful weather.”  Be sure to take advantage of our priceless gem before you freeze in New York or Chicago during your years as alumni.   Here is a list of five great activities to do during a beautiful spring day in Chapel Hill.

1) Go to a Baseball Game at Boshamer Stadium

Take in a baseball game at one of the best college parks in the country.  The Heels are a perennial powerhouse in the ACC, hotdogs are only a dollar on weekdays, and t-shirt give-a-ways are the standard.

2) Spend an Afternoon in the Arboretum

Bring lunch, a book, or just nothing at all and enjoy the beautiful gardens of Coker Arboretum.

3) Take a Nap in McCorkle or Polk Place

Attach a hammock or lay in the grass on a warm afternoon after class.

4) Play Soccer or Ultimate at Hooker Field

Recruit a group of friends and have fun with friendly competition while you exercise on the turf.

5) Bike to Weaver Street Market

Technically in Carrboro, only a few short miles separate you from Weaver Street Market where a great variety of food awaits.

Spring Break Tips and Reminders

1) Residence Halls close definitively at 10am on Sunday morning.  Please be sure to plan your packing and departure from campus so that you are not rushed at the last minute. Halls will re-open at 9am on March 15.

2) Empty all trash cans, recycling, and compost containers.  RAs will be checking on this as they check-out each room, but you won’t want to come back to a smelly room either.

3) Unplug all electronics except your refrigerator.  This will also be checked, but it saves energy and will keep your food fresh if you choose to leave any behind.

4) Be sure to sign the check-out sheet on your door before you leave.

5) Have a safe and fun Spring Break! Remember to save some time to re-charge if you have a lot scheduled, and spend some time having fun if you don’t!

Check Out the UNC Housing Scoop.it!

Scoop.it! is a social media platform designed to function similarly to an electronic newspaper.  All you have to do is insert the link of an online article to your Scoop.it! profile.  Instead of writing the articles yourself (which users can still do) Scoop.it! enables users to pull relatable articles from other sources and create a hub for articles of one topic or another.  Luckily, UNC Housing now has its own Scoop.it!  Check out our page and the most recent scoop about Carolina Cupboard, written by our friends at the Daily Tar Heel!

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What Goes on in my Brain- a Snow Day Recap

Like a third-grader speculating about future Christmas presents, I checked the weather forecast incessantly in order to calculate the odds of having class Tuesday morning.  The Accuweather and Weather Channel hourly forecast feeds became mainstays as tabs in my browser.  I had to know the moment my chances of frozen greatness were increasing. The first email came during my Spanish class on Monday- classes canceled from 2pm until 11am Tuesday.  For the first time ever I cursed my Tuesday/Thursday-heavy schedule; the cancellations brought no respite from the world class education I am fortunate to receive everyday.  After regaining composure I reasoned that Tuesday class would almost certainly be canceled if a portion of Monday’s had been, despite no flakes in view yet.  With great tranquility I went about the rest of the day and opted not to write the essay that was due Tuesday.  I knew deep down that even the mighty Chancellor Folt would inevitably bow to Mother Nature.  Down came the ice, snow, and freezing rain as I rejoiced from my bed.  When the particularly wet precipitation subsided, swarms of first-years and upperclassmen alike took to the hilly parts of campus.  Skipper Bowles Drive became a four-lane race track occupied by anything but conventional sleds.  Students everywhere shouted with excitement.  The snow gave us instant entertainment, more days to study for our midterms, and something that we could all rally around together.  After hours of fun in the winter weather I returned to my room and prepared to go to sleep.  I set my alarm for 6am so I would be awake early to check my email.  Not even entertaining the possibility of Tuesday class at this point, I was simply eager to glut in the serenity of an Alert Carolina weather update.  I was Roy Williams, inserting Blue Steel to a blowout that was minutes away from becoming a victory.  When I awoke, there was no such update to be found.  Flabbergasted, I fell to my knees as the gravity of the situation hit me.  I had no choice but to try and finish my essay.  My mind running in a thousand directions, I furiously typed away with utter nonsense in order to make the minimum page requirement by class time.  The hours to write waned and I felt increasingly desperate, until the familiar chime of a new email in my inbox stopped my typing at once.  I received a number of false alarms earlier in the morning, but something about this email felt promising.  While holding my breath I opened my inbox. Class canceled until Wednesday at 8am.  I shrieked and fist pumped like Tiger Woods after holing a chip shot.  Snow had done it again, and boy did it feel good.bell tower

Student Organization Spotlight: Mimi Shim

 

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Mimi Shim

Organization: Honor Court

Year: Junior

Major: Business Administration

Dream job: Sports Car Designer

Favorite cereal: Cap’n Crunch

Hometown: Cary, North Carolina

Favorite Quote: “The only thing I understand is that I don’t understand anything.”

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How did you first get involved with Honor Court? “I joined Honor Court during the spring semester of my freshman year.  I didn’t know anyone in Honor Court, but I saw a flyer about it in the Union and I was interested enough to apply.  I’ve really enjoyed it over the years, and now I serve as the Vice Chair.”
How exactly does the Honor Court work? “Basically the Honor Court takes on cases that are severe enough to warrant a possible sanction for the student but not serious enough f0r the student to be immediately expelled and removed from campus.  Each case goes through the Attorney General Staff, and an investigative and a defensive counsel are assigned to each case.  The investigative counsel functions on the prosecuting side of the case, and the defensive counsel helps to defend the student.  The Dean of Students ultimately decides if the student should receive a sanction, but he strongly considers the findings of the Honor Court.”
What are the biggest challenges of working for the Honor Court? “Sometimes it is difficult to make a decision when you can see where a student is coming from but you also have to do what is in the best interest of the University.”
So then what is your favorite thing about Honor Court? “I think it is really cool to see what goes on behind the scenes, and also I think it is really important that the Honor Court is student led because we can relate with other students best and most fairly assess their situations.”
How does Honor Court help prepare you for your future career? “It helps immensely with professionalism, especially with communication.  I communicate with students, police officers, and professors, and it is important to go about all of it the right way. Sometimes unexpected things happen, which is helpful as well.”
 Do you have aspirations to be a lawyer or work in the legal system one day? “No, I’m mostly just interested in business, but I enjoy Honor Court a lot and it definitely gives me a better perspective on UNC.”
What advice would you give someone who is considering applying for Honor Court? I would encourage the student to reach out to the Chair of Honor Court with specific questions to decide if it is for him or her.  Our recruitment is in the spring, so the student should also come out to one of the interest meetings and then apply if Honor Court seems like something they would be interested in.”
Residents! If you are involved in a great Student Organization and would like more people to learn about it, contact us so we can Spotlight your Organization on the UNC Residence Life blog!