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Residential Life

Residential Life
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Housing Guide for New Students and Parents

The Hill Card

The Hill Card is your student ID card, and you’ll find that you’ll want to carry it with you everywhere you go because it has a lot of uses!

The Hill Card works on a proximity based system to give you access to the exterior doors of residence halls. By simply holding your card near one of the proximity readers, you can gain access to most residence halls between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and between 8 and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. You will also be able to gain entry to your own residence hall 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The proximity system is also set up to work on the All Night Reading Room in the library. This space is available 24 hours a day for students who need some extra peace and quiet to get some school work done.

The Hill Card also carries your campus meal plan information. Any time you head to a dining hall on campus, make sure you have your Hill Card. A friendly checker will swipe the card in order to charge the meal to your prepaid meal plan.

Lastly, you can also add funds to your card online, or through the business office. These funds can be used at the campus bookstore, in vending machines throughout campus, and even in laundry machines (no more carrying quarters around on laundry day!), and the Hill Card is accepted at many off campus merchants.

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