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#URLeapingForward Contest Rules

Do you want free housing next fall? If so, this contest is for you!

As Purdue University celebrates 150 years of “Giant Leaps” with its sesquicentennial celebration, University Residences wants to see the impact that living on campus has had on you. The #URLeapingForward contest invites residents to capture themselves or others showing leadership skills, development and other “Giant Leaps” they are taking in their University Residences experience and around campus. Posts can be funny, sentimental, artistic, or even something as simple as a selfie.

Post your interpretation of University Residences success on social media with the hashtag #URLeapingForward to enter the contest.

Need inspiration? Take a look at the winning video from a past University Residences contest. Nicholas Sabatini 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!

 

OFFICIAL RULES

  1. An entry can be text, image, video, meme – anything on social media that includes the hashtag #URLeapingForward.
  2. You can post as many times as you want before the deadline of Feb. 28, 2019, 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 2019-20 by the deadline (Feb. 28) 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 award you a prize.

PRIZES

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

First Place: FREE HOUSING for the Fall 2019 semester (meal plan not included).

Second Place: FREE MEAL PLAN for the Fall 2019 semester (8-Meal plan: student can pay difference to upgrade plans).

Third Place: Dinner for two at the Sagamore Restaurant and two tickets to a Purdue Convocations event.

Res Life Staff Prize: The resident assistant with the highest number of quality posts from his or her floor will receive a pizza party for you and up to 12 friends, sponsored by Villa Pizza.

Senior Showcase Award: Will be awarded to the senior with the most creative post. Winner will receive a frame for their Purdue diploma.

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#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!

 

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!

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

It’s almost time for the 2014 Gingerbread Contest!

This year’s theme is Tunes of Christmas, and we need your help determining the winner. Voting will take place Dec. 10-12 on the PMU Facebook Page. Ford, Earhart, PMU Catering and others will participate in the contest. Structures will be judged on overall appearance, originality and creativity, decorating detail, difficulty, fit to theme and staff participation.

In the mean time, here’s a sneak peek of what the contestants are working on. What do you think they are making?

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Finding a Roommate in Purdue’s StarRez Portal

If you’re reading this, you got into Purdue and decided to live on campus. Both good choices! The next thing you’ll do if you haven’t already is find a roommate, the person with whom you’ll share space and time and if you’re lucky, toothpaste when you run out. That’s what friends are for.

Finding a roommate in Purdue’s StarRez online portal may seem daunting, but it’s actually pretty easy. In fact, you’ve probably already done the first step.

1. Fill out the Personal Preferences page.

This is Step 11 of 13 in the StarRez site, a simple questionnaire that will help match you with a compatible roommate.

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1. Fill out the Personal Preferences page.

2. Decide whether to live with someone you know or someone new.

Go to Step 12 of 13 in the StarRez portal, where you’ll see instructions on selecting a roommate. There are two tabs to choose from, “Search for a roommate by Career Acct. Login” if you already know the person you want to live with, or “Search for a roommate by Personal Preferences” if you need to find a roommate.

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2. Decide whether to live with someone you know or someone new.

3a. Search for a roommate you already know.

There are two ways to search for a roommate in the StarRez portal if you already know who you want to live with. First, you can ask your friend for his or her Career Account Login, which was assigned when he or she was accepted to the university. Enter that into the search button and click search, and when the login name pops up there will be a “Request” button under the name.

If you don’t know your friend’s username, you can also search the Purdue Directory from the link on the page for his or her name and then return to the “Search for a roommate by Career Acct. Login” page and enter the login name then.

Your requested roommate will then get an email to his or her purdue.edu email address, as well as a red notification in the top right corner of the page in StarRez and a listing on the Main page of Roommate Selection. You will then get an email and notifications when your prospective roommate accepts or rejects your request.

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3a. Search for a roommate you already know.

3b. Find a roommate through personal preferences.

If you don’t have anyone in mind to room with, you can find a roommate based on shared personal preferences under the “Search for a roommate by Personal Preferences” tab. All you have to do is enter the age of the roommate you would like to live with and click the search button. If you want to live with a traditional freshman, you would enter 17 or 18 (do not input a range of ages at once, just number at a time).

You will see the Career Account Login names of other students who don’t yet have roommates, ranked by similar personal preferences (as filled out in Step 1). Your compatibility is measured by the green bar across from the prospective roommate’s name. You can view the profiles of all the students in your search to see their answers to specific questions, and once you’ve chosen a roommate, click “Request” to ask that person to be your roommate.

Your requested roommate will then get an email to his or her purdue.edu email address, as well as a red notification in the top right corner of the page in StarRez and a listing on the Main page of Roommate Selection (from Step 2). You will then get an email and notifications when your prospective roommate accepts or rejects your request.

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3b. Find a roommate through personal preferences.

4. Once your roommate has accepted, synchronize your Hall Rankings.

You’re almost there! Once you and your roommate have agreed to live together, the last step is to synchronize your Hall Rankings (from Step 8 of 13 in StarRez). To ensure your roommate request is granted, you MUST have identical hall rankings, from Preference 1 through Preference 7. You don’t want to choose Cary Quad and have your roommate accidentally end up at IU or something.

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4. Once your roommate has accepted, synchronize your Hall Rankings.

That’s all there is to it! Housing assignments will be announced on or around July 15, 2014. Thanks for choosing Purdue University Residences. We look forward to seeing you this fall!