Greetings from Administration
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Heather’s Welcome - Manager Hospitality Services, Room W-620
We welcome you to The University of Lethbridge, and thank you for making the choice to come stay with us! We’re looking forward to a great year with all of you.
The role of our team in Hospitality Services is to assist you in making your stay with us enjoyable and successful. Over the years, students keep telling us that staying in Residence provided the best opportunities to make life-long friendships. Residence isn’t just a place to stay; it’s a place where each of you contributes to a community life, the way you want your community to function. Our Residence Assistants and the Organization of Residence Students through their effort and dedication are credited with making the Rez Life experience enjoyable. Please take advantage of all the activities offered through the Residence and the University in general. This is your opportunity to expand your horizons. It has been proven that students living in residence integrate into the community better than non-residence students integrate, and achieve higher grades. I think we can all agree this is good news!
I encourage and invite you to let us know how we can be of help, ask questions of us when you aren’t sure of something, and above all, please feel free to make suggestions or comments on however we can best serve you. Campus Housing is a very dynamic place that is continuously evolving and improving. With your input, we can develop goals and make operational changes within our resources that fit with your needs, likes, and dislikes. Drop by and let us know how we’re doing.
I wish you well and lots of success in the upcoming year.
Heather Mirau, M.B.A.
Marge’s Welcome - Associate Manager Hospitality Services, C420
Welcome to the University of Lethbridge and welcome to Residence. If you are at the university to successfully complete a degree program, to have fun, to meet people and to grow, you could not have made a better choice on where to live. Residence is a place filled with those opportunities.
Residence is more than a convenient place to live. There are events, workshops, competitions and loads of social opportunities. Get involved and you’ll have a great time while you earn your degree. The key is to balance social involvement and academics. Too much of one without enough of the other will not allow you to reap all of the benefits that residence has to offer.
The U of L “Rez Handbook” is a summary of the services, policies and programs that pertain to campus housing. This Handbook is designed to let you know what you can expect from Housing, and what we will expect from you as a Student in Residence.
To help you take advantage of all the opportunities of Rez life; I offer three suggestions to you:
1. Read this contract. We designed it to answer the “most often asked questions”, with the hope of making you more comfortable and aware of campus life. If you have a question that is not addressed in this contract, come see us at the Housing office or see your RA.
2. Get to know your Resident Assistant (RA). Our RAs are here to help make your transition into Campus living as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. They work with you to organize activities, both recreational and educational, giving you opportunities for input to help ensure that Rez is a fun, safe and comfortable place to live.
3. Take care of yourself, each other and your home. The policies and procedures described in this booklet are developed to give you maximum freedom, while defining your responsibilities as a member of our residential community. Participate, learn and have fun.
Housing Services is pleased to welcome you as a Student into Residence. We wish you all the best with your studies and look forward to meeting you as the year progresses.