University Village Resident Welcome Guide
A Checklist for the Move to Purdue University Calumet
- UV residents need to make sure that all financial arrangements are in place prior to their move-in date. You will not be able to move into The UV if they are not.
- UV residents should review the “Basics” Checklist to have an idea of what to bring and what to leave at home.
- UV residents should plan ahead and build a budget…think about how much buying food for the apartment, and other personal items will cost. Some students are caught off guard because they do not plan ahead.
- Take time to read the information you are given during Information Sessions with the resident assistant staff.
Items To Bring With You…
(Provided: x-long twin-size bed, dresser, desk & chair)
- Sheets (twin extra long)*
- Blanket (Comforter) and pillows*
- Alarm clock
- Computer and printer
- Ethernet cord (wi-fi available in lobbies only)
- Small TV
- Small lamp
(Provided: shower, toilet, sink w/ mirror)
- Bath rug
- Shower curtain
- Bathroom supplies/necessities
(Provided: sofa, chair, coffee table, end table, entertainment center)
- Compact Stereo (quiet hours at 11pm)
- TV & Cable Cord (Dish TV provided)
- Floor Lamps (no halogen bulbs)
Kitchen / Dining Area
(Provided: full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal)
- Plates, Cups, Glasses
- Utensils (silverware)
- Pots & Pans
- Coffee maker and toaster
- Cleaning supplies
- Garbage Can and bags
- Recycle bin
(Provided: 3 washers/3 dryers on each floor)
- Fabric Softener
Items to Leave at Home…
- Halogen Lamps
- Furniture (sofas, etc)
- Mini fridge taller than 20 in.
- Sub woofers
Things to Know About The University Village Community
Who to See About Questions/Concerns
We encourage all UV residents to address questions and/or concerns as soon as they arise. There are a variety of staff members available to help you address the questions/concerns or make a proper referral to a staff member who is able to do so. Please do not wait until the problem persists/worsens to bring the question or concern forward. For more information regarding who to see for different types of questions/concerns, please see below…
Housing and Residential Education Staff Members
Examples of questions/concerns include, but are not limited to:
- Service Desks (Housing and Residential Education Clerk and/or Community Assistants)
- General questions, mail process, checking guests in and out, checking into computer lab and meeting rooms, emergency assistance that may be needed (after PUCPD has been notified), etc.
- Resident Assistants
- General questions, how to get involved in programs and events resources on campus, suitemate agreements/concerns/mediation, concerns regarding guests, facility concerns, emergency assistance that may be needed (after PUCPD has been notified), etc.
- Residence Life Coordinator and/or Graduate Assistants
- How to get involved in programs and events, persistent suitemate concerns and mediation, persistent guest concerns, persistent facility concerns, health and safety questions, Resident Assistant/Community Assistant concerns, concerns from parents or families, information about the resident conduct process, request for room switches, etc.
- Assignments Coordinator
- Assignment questions, room switch process facilitation, contract conversion or cancellation process, facility concerns, website questions, ID card/key/mail key access questions/concerns, emergency assistance that may be needed (after PUCPD has been notified), etc.
- All concerns that have been unresolved by the student and full-time administrative staff. Unresolved situations meaning that a solution has not been put into place. We ask that you give full-time administrative staff a reasonable amount of time to resolve questions or concerns. We encourage on-going communication. Please note that some situations may be resolved but all parties may not be in agreement with the solution. Information about student leadership opportunities such as UVHC and NRHH.
- Silent Witness (PUCPD Website)
- In cases that UV residents do not wish to become involved in officially reporting a concern that may involve a Housing and Residential Education policy violation or alleged criminal act, we encourage UV residents to use the Silent Witness reporting mechanism on the Purdue University Calumet Police Department website to report the concern anonymously.
- As stated on the PUCPD website (the Silent Witness link is located on the left hand side of the page): “Community involvement is the key to any quality Community Oriented Policing Program. Prompt, informative and responsible reporting of criminal incidents and suspicious activity by the community is essential to an effective and efficient response to these incidents. We urge the campus community to contact the University Police if they witness a crime or have been a victim of a crime. We realize and recognize an individual’s need to remain anonymous. Therefore, you can report criminal incidents and/or suspicious activity anonymously by completing the form below or by calling the anonymous hotline at 219-989-2912. http://webs.purduecal.edu/police/silent-witness/
(All Rules and Regulations policies for The University Village community are noted in the HRE Resident Handbook.)
Important: Please do not remove the Emergency Preparedness or Evacuation Plan Placards on the back of the apartment suite door.
- Weather Advisories
- Please note weather advisories when they are posted on the white boards by the Service Desks in each building. It is the responsibility of the UV resident to be aware of the weather, but staff members will do their best to post timely information regarding the weather. In the case that a Tornado Warning is in effect, all UV residents will be notified through the Emergency Notification System in The University Village to proceed down to the Storm Safe Areas of each building, which are the first floor hallways of each building.
- Fire Alarm Activations
- If the fire alarm is activated in Phase I or Phase II, UV residents in the Phase where the alarm is sounding are REQUIRED to leave the building and meet in the front of Phase I. PUCPD and Housing and Residential Education staff members will inform UV residents of information in the designated location as soon as information is made available.
- Evacuation Plans
- Evacuation Plan for apartment suites, meeting rooms, and computer labs are located on the back of the respective doors.
- ALERT ME!
- As stated on the ALERT ME website, “ALERT ME!, PUC’s newly developed text messaging service, provides the capability to communicate brief, urgent information /notifications that affect the status of campus operations to students, faculty, staff and the community.” To sign-up for the service, please visit the following website: http://webs.purduecal.edu/alertme/.
Laundry Facilities and Expectations
Please employ these useful tips when using the laundry rooms. It will go a long way in creating a clean and comfortable living environment for everyone in the community as well as enhance safety measures.
- Please clean out the lint trap in the dryer after each use. Neglecting to clean the lint trap will not only inconvenience the next resident who uses the dryer, but more importantly, it can create a fire hazard. Lint build-up in the trap can cause the pilot light to spark and set fire to the lint. As responsible University Village community members, residents must do their part to keep The University Village community clean and protect the community against fire hazards.
- Please clean up after yourself while you are using the laundry room and after you have finished your laundry; this includes, but is not limited to: removing lint from lint traps, discarding used dryer sheets, cleaning up spilled laundry detergent, and other miscellaneous laundry materials. It is important for University Village residents to be considerate of their fellow community members when using community resources.
- Please do not forget your clothes in the washing machine and/or the dryer. Leaving your clothes in a machine may prevent another resident from washing/drying his or her clothes. As a reminder, set your cell phone timer to the time remaining on the machine. By doing this, your cell phone will alert you when your clothes have finished washing or drying.
Purdue University Calumet’s recycling program is managed through the Building Services and General Services Departments. It was developed to provide a means for the University to minimize solid waste and promote recycling.
Our recycling program is expanding to ensure that we meet the goals that were established by the Indiana 1990 General Assembly for recycling and waste reduction. Our program is being expanded to ensure that Purdue Calumet meets those goals. The new program will support recycling of glass, plastics, metals, office paper, and cardboard.
By following some of the Recycling Tips that will be provided in your move-in packets, you can make a difference in the recycling program and help Purdue University Calumet meet its recycling goals. If in doubt about what to recycle, refer to the Recyclable Material List, or if you would like some additional reasons for recycling, refer to the Benefits of Recycling included in the Housing and Residential Education Recycling brochure which will be included in your move-in packets.
University Police Department
The Department of University Police is responsible for campus security at Purdue University Calumet. We are located in the Central Heating and Cooling Facility (H-Building) located on the north section of campus and operate on a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week schedule. Under Indiana Law, University Police Officers possess full police powers including the power of arrest under (IC29-12-3.5) on all property owned or occupied by the University. The department also has a written mutual aid agreement with the City of Hammond Police, although primary jurisdictional areas are routinely respected.
All University Police Officers graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and attend continuing education programs through the Public Safety Council of Northwest Indiana.
Students, faculty, staff and guests of the University are encouraged to report emergencies and criminal activity to the Department of University Police immediately. To report any emergency on campus, dial 2911 from any campus phone. Emergency phones have been placed in each academic building on campus. Additionally, outside call boxes are located in each campus parking area. The call boxes have an automatic dialing system that will connect the calling party to the police emergency phone line. To report criminal activity in which there is no immediate danger to persons or property, dial extension 2220 from any campus phone or 989-2220 from off campus phones. A police officer will be dispatched to investigate and take a report.
University Police Contact Information: http://webs.purduecal.edu/police/ / 219.989.2220 (non-emergency) / 219.989.2911(emergency)