Before moving into the First Street Residence Hall, be sure you know what amenities are available and what to bring with you.
Phones are not provided in the suites so a cell phone is necessary. There are phones available in the hallways for emergency and campus use.
The Office of Housing and Residential Life does not provide student storage. Students may be able to arrange for storage on their own and at their own risk and expense through a local commercial vendor.
Electrical equipment and appliances must be UL-certified (UL stands for Underwriters Laboratory). Look for the UL mark.
Extension Cords—only 16-gauge or lower permitted
Power Strips—with integrated (built-in) circuit breakers only permitted
We strongly recommend that you use a 15-amp power strip (with integrated circuit breaker) if the number of electrical items in your room exceeds the number of outlets. These multiple-connection strips are much safer than the lower-cost rubber adapters.
In addition to electrical load consideration, unsafe or excessive electrical devices can pose a fire hazard. For more about permitted and prohibited items, see A Resident's Guide to Community Living. University Housing and Residential Life reserves the right to require the removal of any fire hazard, regardless of its inclusion or exclusion from these guidelines, in a student suite or elsewhere in the residence hall.
A cable TV outlet is provided at no cost in the living room and bedrooms of each suite. TVs are not provided in the suites or bedrooms.
Our residence hall has washers and dryers available to residents on each floor. Washers and dryers are coin operated. Washers cost $1.25 per load and the dryers cost $1.00 per load (prices subject to change). You may also add Blue Bucks to your Mcard for use in any laundry room within First Street Residence Hall.
What Are Blue Bucks All About?
Use your M-Card as a Debit Card on Campus!
Blue Bucks is a debit card service that is designed to supplement your meal plan, used to do laundry, and purchase items from the vending machines located on level 1 of First Street Residence Hall.
Blue Bucks can also be used at the following locations:
Riverview Dining Room
Simply to Go
UCEN Information Center
WSW Information Center
Blue Bucks can be purchased online using an electronic check. An account can be set up to send low balance warnings to family members. Authorized family members can view balance and transaction history via the website and they also have the ability to reload the M-Card with Blue Bucks.
Funds remaining at the end of each semester will automatically carry over to the next semester. Unused Blue Bucks can be refunded from the Cashiers Office, 261 University Pavilion.
To purchase Blue Bucks, click on "Blue Bucks"
For more information, please contact:
Event and Building Services
176 University Center
COMPUTERS & COMPUTING
Our residence hall is completely wireless. If you need hardwire capabilities you may obtain it for a cost of $100.00. This cost would be added to your student account or you may pay by credit card, cash, or check by visiting the Student Accounts office.
Vending machines are located on the 1st floor near to the front desk. Soft drinks, juice, water and snacks are available. All vending machines are coined operated.
There is a printing station located in the first floor lounge in the residence hall. Students can send documents to this printing station from their residence hall suite or anywhere on campus and then go to there to finish the printing process.
Lounges are located on each floor. These spaces can be used for residence hall programs, studying or socializing.