RPS News & Announcements
Experience IU—Early Move-In
Beginning July 15, you can register to move in early through The Office of First Year Experience Programs at the Early Move-In registration site.
To arrive before August 16, students must either be a part of a sponsored group (listed), or agree to participate in the Experience IU program.
Students moving into Hillcrest, Mason, Union Street Center, or Willkie South and Center apartments may move in anytime starting on August 3 at the rate of $17 a night from August 3 – 12 and $40 a night August 13 – 15. Costs are prorated based on day of arrival and will be billed to student bursar bill in September/October. To register, please visit the Early Move-In registration site.
Welcome—New Director of Dining Services
New Director of Dining Services, Rahul Shrivastav
Please join us in welcoming Rahul Shrivastav as our new Director of Dining Services!
Rahul comes to Indiana University Bloomington with nearly 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
"My mission with food and beverage has been creating an environment of great food, great friends, and great service. I look forward to working with a great team at IU to enhance those aspects of hospitality," says Rahul.
Rahul holds degrees in Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Bhopal, India and in Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Southern Cross University in Sydney, Australia. He previously worked in university dining services at both University of Michigan and Penn State University, and worked for InterContinental, Marriot, and Wyndham Hotels.Rahul begins his new position on the IU campus on July 17.
Welcome—New Director of Residential Life
New Residential Life Director, Andrea (Andi) Cailles
RPS is excited to introduce our newest team member, Director of Residential Life, Andrea (Andi) Cailles!
Andi, who is originally from Floyds Knobs, Indiana, brings 16+ years of residential life experience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with additional experience from her time at Millikin University and Western Kentucky University. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Kentucky University.
"I will strive to be a collaborative partner with our campus stakeholders, an active listener to the staff seeking to understend their priorities and needs, and an engaged leader who is responsive, attentive, and above all else, contributing to our students' educational aspirations," Andi says.
Andi will start in her new position with RPS on June 1. Please join us in welcoming Andi to our team!
In Touch Newsletter
InTouch will return next school year. We wish you a wonderful summer!
Missed the last In Touch Newsletter of the 2016-17 school year? Read it here!
2017 Summer Housing Contract
2017 Summer Dining Hours
Please review the adjusted 2017 summer dining hours at The Bookmarket Eatery and across IU Bloomington campus café's and dining halls.
|RPS Dining Locations||Dates||Days of the Week||Hours|
|The Restaurants at Woodland (Forest Quad West)—Bloomingberry, The Clubhouse, and The Round||Sunday, July 30–Saturday,
|Monday–Friday||7 a.m.–7 p.m.|
|Saturday–Sunday||9 a.m.–7 p.m.|
|The Restaurants at Woodland (Forest Quad East)—A Cut Above, Caliente, Fusion, Mangia, Romaine, and The Stone Grill||Monday, July 31–Friday, August 11||Monday–Friday (lunch)||11 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|Monday–Friday (dinner)||5–7 p.m.|
|Union Street Market|
|Monday, June 5–Friday, July 28||Monday–Friday||7 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Wright Food Court||Tuesday, June 6–Saturday,
|Monday–Friday||7 a.m.–9 p.m.|
|Saturday–Sunday||9 a.m.–9 p.m.|
|Hoosier Café's||Dates||Days of the Week||Hours|
|Cyberinfrastructure Building||Tuesday, May 9–Friday, July 28||Mondays–Fridays||7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.|
Monday, July 31–Friday, August 11
|Mondays–Fridays||7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.|
|Ballantine Hall||Tuesday, May 9–Friday, July 28||Mondays–Thursdays||7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.|
|Fridays||7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|Jordan Hall||Monday, June 5–Thursday, July 27||Mondays–Thursdays||8 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|Fridays||8 a.m.–1 p.m.|
Hoosier Café & Store at Wright
|Thursday, August 3–Friday, August 4||Thursday–Friday||7:30–10:30 a.m.|
|Monday, August 7–Friday, August 11||Monday–Friday||7:30–10:30 a.m.|
Herman B Wells Library
|Monday, June 5–Friday, July 28||Mondays–Fridays||8 a.m.–3 p.m.|
|SPEA Building||Monday, June 5–Friday, July 28||Mondays–Thursdays||7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.|
|Fridays||7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.|
|School of Education||Tuesday, May 9–Thursday, July 27||Mondays–Thursdays||9 a.m.–2 p.m.|
|Fridays||9 a.m.–1 p.m.|
Get It Fixed! Reporting Needed Repairs
Students that run into things in need of repair should email a thorough description of the problem and it's location to the appropriate Fix It! account, or call your residence hall's center desk. If your problem is an emergency—don't email—call us! We'll answer 24/7.
|Campus View & BBHNfirstname.lastname@example.org||812-855-5553|
|Collins & Hillcrestemail@example.com||812-855-5553|
|Evermann & Redbudfirstname.lastname@example.org||812-855-4307|
|Tulip Tree, 3rd & Union, & Universityemail@example.com||812-855-2108|
|Union Street Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||812-855-5513|
|Willkie & Mason Hallemail@example.com||812-856-4804|
Consider a Learning Community
On February 1, 2017 we'll open applications for new students seeking a place to live on campus in the 2017–18 year. Since the application process will be a new experience for most people, we've outlined what you need to do before you start your application.
One of the biggest decision's you'll have to make to complete your housing application is about the type of college experience you want to have. You may be surprised to hear that decision isn't about a neighborhood or specific building. Your collegiate journey is about your personal growth and at IU Bloomington you can choose to enhance your journey by joining a learning community.
Learning communities come in a variety of sizes, subjects and responsibilities. You can review the full list of communities and consider the possibilities.
What Everyone Should Know About Flying Drones on Campus
Tech gifts are big this holiday season and one of the most popular tech items is the drone. If you happen to get one of these flying marvels, there are some things about using the air space on campus that you need to know.
- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and that does include drones.
- Indiana University does have a policy regulating UASs on it's campuses.
- Drones cannot be flown inside a residential building or a locker room, or restrooms, or other places where people normally expect to have privacy,
- You may be required to get a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the FAA. You'll need to contact the IU Office of Insurance Loss Control & Claims (INLOCC) to start and complete this authorization process,
- These COAs aren't free. There are fees involved.
So, if you're still undaunted and set on flying your new drone on campus, be sure to ready the university's full Unmanned Aircraft policy and contact INLOCC to start your approval process.