#URSuccess Contest Winners

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the third annual #URSuccess contest! More than 100 incredible entries were received from over 50 individuals, creating a tough time for our panel of judges to choose these five winners.

Only students who are registered to live in University Residences next year were eligible to win. Posts were judged on creativity, originality, and showcasing the theme of success in University Residences.

First Place: Nicholas Sabatini (Shreve, recontracted in Cary Quad)

Nicholas filmed “Shrevival” to show how to survive while living in Shreve Hall. He managed to set up camp, find a water source, and go hunting throughout the video. Nicholas was awarded free housing for Fall 2016 semester for showcasing how he is successful on campus!

Second Place: Matt Cunningham (Shreve, recontracted in Third Street)

Matt showed what living in Shreve was like for him and his friends this year. By recreating Pure Michigan’s famous commercial for his floor 6-West, he made it to the winners list and will receive a free meal plan for the Fall 2016 semester.

Third Place: Jamila Hachlaf (Shreve, recontracted in Honors College)

Jamila captured the essence of creating a community on campus with a slideshow of pictures featuring the friends she has made while studying at Purdue. Jamila’s prize is a free parking pass for the 2016-2017 school year!

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Fourth Place: Will Baud (Shreve, recontracted in Shreve)

Will filmed Shreve 4-West having a Viking Floor Dinner at Earhart Dining Court with their Faculty Fellow, Jason Ware, and his kids. Will presented and enforced the 3 rules for a Viking Dinner: no utensils, no cups, and viking noises. Will has won pizza and milkshakes at Harrison Grillé for the whole floor!

Res Life Staff Award: Hyesoo Chae (Shreve, RA in Honors College next year)

Hyesoo has won two tickets to a Convos show and dinner at the Sagamore Restaurant. Hyesoo was awarded this prize because the residents on her floor produced the most entries for the contest.

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Congratulations to all of the winners of this year’s #URSuccess Contest!

 

#URSuccess Contest Rules

Do you want FREE HOUSING next semester? Then you want in this contest.

The ultimate goal of Purdue University Residences is student success. We at UR want to see that success, so we’re holding our third annual #URSuccess contest, where residents capture themselves or others being successful in University Residences or around campus. Last year’s winner was a YouTube video of residents brushing their teeth with their Faculty Fellow, while the runner-up was a wall of Swipe Out Starvation cards in the shape of the Purdue P. Posts can be funny, or sentimental, or artistic, or even just a selfie.

Post your interpretation of University Residences success on social media with the hashtag #URSuccess and you’re in the contest.

2014 First Place Winner: Alex Hamlin (Shreve)

OFFICIAL RULES
1. An entry can be text, image, video, vine, meme – anything on social media that includes the hashtag #URSuccess.

2. You can post as many times as you want between before the deadline of Feb. 29, 2016, by 5 p.m.

3. You must be currently enrolled at Purdue and plan to live on campus next year. Only entries posted by students who have signed a housing contract for 2016-17 by the deadline (Feb. 29) are eligible to win prizes.

4. Your legal name must be listed on your profile or included in your post. We have to know your name to give you a prize.

5. Your post settings must be set to “public”  or we can’t see it. We have to see it to give you a prize.

PRIZES
Entries will be judged by a team of administrators, and prizes will be awarded based on creativity and originality.

First Place: FREE HOUSING for the Fall 2016 semester (meal plan not included)

Second Place: A free parking pass for the entire 2016-17 academic year

Third Place: Pizza and milkshakes at Harrison Grillé for you and 10 friends.

Res Life Staff Prize: The Resident Assistant or Staff Resident with the highest number of quality posts from his or her floor will receive a customized dinner for you and 10-12  friends at the Athletic Dining Room.

Winners will be contacted the week of March 7 through their Purdue email address and/or the social media platform from which they posted. You will have until March 11 at 5 p.m. to respond to your notification, or your prize will be forfeited. Once you respond, University Residences staff will contact you to coordinate the details of your prize. No cash value can be exchanged for your prize if you win.

#URSuccess Contest Winners 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in the second annual #URSuccess contest! We received more than 100 incredible entries, making it tough for our panel of judges to choose these four winners.

Only students who are living in University Residences next year were eligible to win, and posts were judged on creativity, originality, and fitting the theme of success in University Residences.

First Place: Alex Hamlin (Shreve)

Alex filmed a Shreve 2-West floor program where the residents gather to brush their teeth together, Toothbrush Monday. The guys manage to make good oral hygiene a bonding experience. Alex won a customized dinner for 20 friends at the Athletic Dining Court.

Second Place: Drake Krohn (Cary Quad)

Drake captured the Swipe Out Starvation wall in Cary Quad, where each card represents money raised to help end starvation. Drake’s prize is a customized dinner for 15 friends in the Windsor Hall Kitchenette.

2nd Place - Drake Krohn

Third Place: Anna Francis (Shreve)

Anna and her friends showed off what’s great about Purdue’s campus. Anna will receive pizza and milkshakes for 10 friends at Harrison Grillé

Director’s Choice: Shreve 5-West (Shreve)

The gentlemen of Shreve 5-West contributed many #URSuccess posts, none better than a poster celebrating the service worker on their floor. Shreve 5-West will get a meal at the Sagamore Restaurant at Purdue Memorial Union.

Director's Choice - Shreve 5-West

BoilerTV On Demand

BoilerTV On Demand is here! You can now watch movies and original Purdue programs on your computer and mobile devices. Simply visit housing.purdue.edu/BTV in any browser, select the “On Demand” tab, install the plug-in, and you’re ready to watch! To watch on a mobile device, download the Swank Media Player App, then visit BoilerTVondemand.housing.purdue.edu in your browser to choose your movie.  Movies from the last three months of the BTV Movie Channel (4.1), as well as BTV Original Videos, are all available online.

Happy watching!

#URSuccess Contest Rules

The ultimate goal of Purdue University Residences is student success. We at UR want to see that success, so we’re holding our second annual #URSuccess contest, where residents capture themselves or others being successful in University Residences or around campus. The winners get sweet prizes, so it’s worth your time.

Last year’s winner was a YouTube video of a resident rounding up friends and going sledding at Slayter Hill. Second place was an RA’s Instagram photo of a diversity-themed bulletin board, and the third place entry was a tweeted photo of a jam session in someone’s room in Cary Quad. We saw a lot of cool hall programs and plenty of our awesome dining courts.

Posts can be funny, or sentimental, or artistic, or even just a selfie. Post your interpretation of University Residences success on social media with the hashtag #URSuccess and you’re in the contest.

2014 #URSuccess First Place – Matt Tornquist, Cary Quad

OFFICIAL RULES

1. An entry can be text, image, video, vine, meme – anything on social media that includes the hashtag #URSuccess.

2. Entries must be posted by March 31, 2015, by 5 p.m.

3. You must be currently enrolled at Purdue and plan to live on campus next year. Only entries posted by students who have signed a housing contract for 2015-16 by the deadline (March 31) are eligible to win prizes.

4. Your legal name must be listed on your profile or included in your post. We have to know your name to give you a prize.

5. Your post settings must be set to “public”  or we can’t see it. We have to see it to give you a prize.

Third Place - Stephanie Leeth, Hillenbrand

2014 #URSuccess Second Place – Stephanie Leeth, Hillenbrand

PRIZES

Entries will be judged by a team of administrators, and prizes will be awarded based on creativity and originality.

First Place: Customized dinner for you and 20 friends at the Athletic Dining Room – you get to work with a Purdue Dining & Catering chef to select your personalized meal! Your favorite foods will be prepared by a professional chef.

Second Place: Customized dinner for you and 15 friends in the Windsor Hall Kitchenette, personalized to your tastes and prepared by a professional chef.

Third Place: Pizza and milkshakes at Harrison Grillé for you and 10 friends.

Winners will be contacted by April 6 through their Purdue email address or the social media platform from which they posted. You will have until April 10 at 5 p.m. to respond to your notification, or your prize will be forfeited. Once you respond, University Residences staff will contact you to coordinate the details of your event, which will take place during the spring semester of 2015. No cash value can be exchanged for your prize if you win.

Nichol Wuertemberger

 2014 #URSuccess Third Place – Nichol Wuertemberger, Cary Quad

Gingerbread Contest Winners

Congratulations to Hillenbrand Dining Court, which won both the Judges’ Choice and Peoples’ Choice Awards in the 2014 Gingerbread Contest!

 

To see all of this year’s entries, visit the gallery on the Purdue Memorial Union Facebook page.

The judges awarded ribbons for first, second and third place. The judges’ first place winner will receive a bowling and pizza party at PMU and a $1,000 prize to be used in the dining operation. The people’s choice winner also receives a traveling trophy, with Hillenbrand Dining Court keeping the trophy as repeat winner of the fan vote.

Thank you to everyone who voted, the judges who judged, and most of all the students and staff who worked to bring these delicious dwellings to life!

 

Gingerbread Contest

Take a stroll this week through the student lounges by the Great Hall of Purdue Memorial Union and gaze at the gallery of edible edifices on display, constructed by teams of students and staff from campus dining courts and caterers. These candied citadels are entries in the 2014 Gingerbread Contest – see the gallery on the PMU Facebook page!

This year’s theme is “Tunes of Christmas,” and each gingerbread house was judged by a panel of Housing & Food Services administrators and voted on by students and staff. The panel is evaluating entries for appearance, creativity, detail, difficulty, adherence to the theme and student/staff participation. Fans could vote based on whatever criteria they choose, such as which house you’d most like to take a bite out of. Eating the entries on site is possible, but discouraged until everyone’s had a chance to see them.

The primary rules given to participating organizations (all five residential dining courts, the Athletic Dining Room, PMU Catering and the Central Production Kitchen (CPK)) are that (1) all components of the houses must be made of edible products, with exceptions for the base and any battery-operated devices (such as lights). Edible materials include candies, nuts, cereal, crackers, pasta, ice cream cones, pretzel sticks, gum, etc., and (2) that student workers most do a minimum of 50 percent of the design and construction.

The panel judged the gingerbread houses Dec. 10 and will award ribbons for first, second and third place. Earhart Dining Court is the defending champion and home to the traveling trophy. The judges’ first place winner will receive a bowling and pizza party at PMU and a $1,000 prize to be used in the dining operation. The people’s choice winner also receives a traveling trophy, with Hillenbrand Dining Court the reigning winner of the fan vote.

The winners will be announced Friday afternoon on Dec. 12.