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SUMMER 2000-01
Volume 44, Number 4

IN THIS ISSUE

Computer Users Beware: Violations Can Result in Expulsion, Prosecution

Popular Learning Communities Expand: Health Science Students May Live Together in Rienow

Five Residence Halls Sport Makeovers

Hillcrest Market Place Rules! Students Enjoy New Spacious Dining Facility

Daum Resident Wins Droll Award for Citizenship

Family Weekend: Take a Class, See a Game, Enjoy a Tailgate

Saving Time, Saving Hassle

Residence Hall Calendar

Important Numbers

Parent Times Briefs

University Calendar


Saving Time, Saving Hassle

When Caitlin Welsch and a friend decided they’d like to room together in Currier Residence Hall next year, they went to their computers and signed up.

This is the first year for Self-Assignment System (SAS) on ISIS, which allows students to choose a particular room in a residence hall and choose a food plan. Welsch, a first-year student from Winfield, Iowa, says, “It was very easy to do, very simple. You type in what kind of room you want and a list comes up showing all the rooms that meet the description.”

SAS is being used for the first time this year. Dicta Schoenfelder, manager of the Housing Office, says the transition has gone smoothly. Some students won’t get the room they wanted since some rooms are not available because they’re being used for learning communities, are already reserved for the coming year, or are undergoing renovations. But most have found a room without problems.

Students are assigned times to access the self-assignment system. If they’ve completed 60 semester hours of courses, they receive top priority. Within each priority level, a lottery is held in each category to assign specific times.

 

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