UR Newsletter #8

Monday, November 14, 2016 – Issue #13
Happy Fill Our Staplers Day University Ridge!


We’ve decided to extend our game throughout the entire fall semester! Come to the Ridge Community Center and guess the number of pieces of candy in the jar. The closest guess not only wins all of the candy, but also a $50 gift card to Walmart!! Guesses are $1 each and all of the money is donated to The United Way. Guess as many times as you want!



All emergency information related to University Ridge and Ridge students will be sent to students via text message. Texts could range from issues related to weather, power outages, natural disasters, or other emergency situations. However, to receive this extremely important information, you must sign up. If you do not sign up, you will not receive this crucial information in a timely manner. In order to receive these texts and make sure that you are getting all important info, you must text @dh7eh to 81010. Messaging rates apply. We also use this service to alert students to upcoming program opportunities and Ridge Community Council Meetings. Sign up today!



Every Wednesday at 9pm, we will be having a program for all Ridge residents in the Ridge community center! Here is the info on our next round of “WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY” programming!


Wednesday, November 16th @9pm in the community center



Wednesday, November 30th @9pm in the community center




Tuesday, November 15th @9pm in the community center


How much does the Ridge pay for electricity? Garbage? Internet? Find out how to reduce costs not only at the Ridge, but also when you have your own place off campus! Plus, we will be raffling off a $50 dollar gift card!




Even though University Ridge is part the ESU housing community, one significant difference from other campus housing options is that students who live at the Ridge are not required to leave for any holiday breaks! That’s right, there is no requirement for you to leave over Thanksgiving or winter break! Ridge students are able to stay at the Ridge full time without having to leave. Students are welcome to come and go as they please!


However, if you choose to leave for break, please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Make sure that all doors and windows in your apartment are locked and secure. Also, if you plan to be away from your apartment for an extended period of time, we suggest that you not leave any valuables in your apartment/bedroom. This includes, but is not limited to cash, jewelry, electronics, and text books. Lastly, if everyone is leaving the apartment for Thanksgiving break, please make sure that your thermostat is turned off so that electricity is not being wasted on heating or air conditioning your apartment when no one is there.


If you have any additional questions, please stop by the Ridge office and speak to a professional staff member.


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November 14, 2016