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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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University Residences at Purdue Off-Campus Services

We want to thank each and every one of our residents for having lived with us this past year. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are sorry to see you go.  We have enjoyed getting to know you, watch you grow, learn and become the amazing individuals you are becoming. We saw many of you move-out this past week, and we look forward to welcoming you back, returning to live with us next fall.

For those of you who have chosen to move off-campus, we also want to be sure you are aware University Residences is still committed to serving you as a Purdue student with several of your housing needs. This past year we created a new position – Assistant Director of Off-Campus Housing – for this explicit purpose: To provide an expert to help you navigate a myriad of situations that may arise with off-campus housing needs.

Following are just a few ways our Assistant Director of Off-Campus Housing can assist you should concerns arise: 

Housing Selection
University Residences is committed to assisting students in their off-campus housing search.  We provide detailed information on area apartment buildings and landlords, including: price, location, and amenities.  We also provide a database of apartment listings where students may find suitable housing options.  An additional page on Facebook – Purdue Alternative Housing -Student Guide – (must be logged into Facebook to view), allows students to post their sublet or roommate available listings.  Information on utilities, renter’s insurance, transportation, and other topics relevant to housing are also discussed during the students housing search.

Educational Programming
We offer programs that inform our students about their rights and responsibilities as tenants. These programs also include information on living in the community and being a good neighbor.  Programs may also cover information students should consider before deciding whether to live off campus, and an overview of the housing search timeline.

Leases
Our office provides consumer information regarding lease terms and housing code regulations.  We also keep sample leases on file and can address questions a student may have before signing a lease.  The office, in collaboration with the Purdue Student Government, will also offer a common language lease available for all students to view.

Landlord/Tenant Issues
Our office serves as an advocate for students dealing with landlord disputes.  We can provide students consumer information on their rights based on the housing code.  We will also apprise students of their options and encourage them to take a course of action that is in their best interests as a tenant.  We will at times make referrals to the Purdue Student Government legal resources that may be available to them as students.
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Additional future projects:
Landlord Survey
New Listings Database, that includes sublet and roommate information
Off-campus programming and outreach

No matter where you choose to live, University Residences is committed to serving you. Living on campus or off, we look forward to providing excellence for our students. Have a great summer – stay safe and enjoy every minute!

University Residences at Purdue University
Smalley Center
1225 Third Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2008
765-494-1000
www.housing.purdue.edu
www.facebook.com/UniversityResidences
Purdue Alternative Housing Student Guide

Pinterest Can Help Me With School?

This week we’ve been discussing productivity and creating healthy study habits. Today is Friday and I thought what the heck let’s do something fun, Pinterest! Now before you men out there quit reading this blog post, let me try to grab your attention. I will not be talking about how you can Pin wedding dress, purses, shoes, love quotes or things like that (ladies we know this is a huge draw to Pinterest but shhh.) Pinterest can help students with their productivity if used in the right ways, otherwise it tends to be a time-suck of Pinning.

First, I want to start by defining some common terms used with Pinterest. This website is basically a personalized set of virtual cork boards. Think of your cork board organized into categories like: studying, food, style, funny quotes, etc. When you find something on the Internet that you would like to keep and go back to you can “Pin” it to a “Pinboard.” A “Pin” is a singular item you would like to keep. A “Pinboard” is the virtual cork board. Once, you have mastered that, all you have to do is either search a term or topic on Pinterest or search the internet and Pin away!

Now, let’s talk about how this can be used to help you with school, studying, organizing and the word of the week, productivity. It’s important to not get carried away with things you like on Pinterest when using it for productivity/school. My first suggestion is to make a few Pinboards that are solely used for school purposes. Maybe categories like Study Inspiration or Motivational Quotes. Let’s use these categories as an example. Once you have made these Pinboards, the fun part begins. Start searching the Internet or Pinterest for things to Pin in these categories. I searched the term “graduation.” That was a big Study Inspiration for me. An example of a photo that came up:

The possibilities are endless. You can find quotes to help you stay motivated or pictures. You can Pin anything on the Internet. If you’re in veterinary school, pin a photo of a puppy…or horse, whatever get’s you motivated. If you’re an engineer, pin a photo of…well you’ve got me there but I’m sure if you’re an engineer you’ll know what photo will get you motivated.

Happy Pinning!

** Pinned from Inspiration Quotes on Pinterest