Bloomsburg University Office of Residence Life
Phone:(800) 287-7543
Fax:(570) 389-5070
Email:buhouse@bloomu.edu
Address:400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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Residence Life provides and supports a number of services, extending beyond housing.
These include:

Campus Dining

AramarkBloomsburg University's dining service consists of eight facilities on campus, each one with a unique flavor and variety of dining options. All of the dining service facilities accept cash, flex and bonus point (Faculty and Staff). However, most students prefer to use their student ID with a meal plan and/or flex dollars. Meal plan or cash equivalency can be used in four location.

Students who reside in residence halls are required to maintain a meal plan. Your meal plan and flex dollars are accessed through the use of your student ID card. Your ID card is non-transferable and must be presented each time you use it. Your ID card must be presented at each meal period. You may use your meal plan at the Scranton Commons, the Husky Lounge, the Italian Kitchen, and Monty's. Flex dollars may be used at all facilities. Only flex dollars and cash may be used at the the 2nd Street Café, Roongo's, Starbucks and the Expresso cart. It is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct to knowingly permit another student to use, or for a student to use another's identification card to obtain a meal at any dining service location.

Our menu selections and operations have been created with dietetic balance, popularity, nutritional value and variety in mind. ARAMARK, our contracted food service provider, also offers daily and weekly specials, at various locations that can be redeemed using Flex, Premium and/or Bonus Points.

The Campus Dining website, details menus, membership options, hours of operation, locations and more. Full dining service program details, options and limitations can be found here.

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University Card Center

The University Card Center issues identification cards to all University students, staff and faculty. You ID card is intended to be used as the primary source of identification on University property and to provide a more secure University community.

The Card Center reminds students to hold on to your ID! A lot of privileges are granted through your ID: Rec center admission, meals, library books, laundry, vending etc. A replacement ID is $20.

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Husky Gold

Husky GoldThe University Card Center administers a flexible spending account known as Husky Gold. Husky Gold is a single declining balance, multipurpose fund that is available to all students, faculty and staff of Bloomsburg University. Cardholders who elect to deposit funds into a Husky Gold account agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of Husky Gold.

Husky Gold allows the campus community to buy food and beverages from dining areas, buy books and merchandise from the University store and even do laundry on campus all without having to use cash. Instead, you add funds to your Bloomsburg University ID card and use your card as a debit card.

Husky Gold even carries over from semester to semester as long as you remain an active member of the Bloomsburg University community.

How is Husky Gold different from FLEX? FLEX is a dedicated fund used only in the dining services on campus. Depositing into the FLEX allows students to set aside funds specifically for meals and snacks reducing the need to tightly manage their Husky Gold account for fear of not having enough money for food.

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Residential Computing

Residential Computing, or ResComp, provides computer and technology support for students who residence in the residence halls.

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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is a unique and dynamic department, committed to providing the very best in service to Bloomsburg University students, staff and faculty as well as community members. This Office exists to serve all members of the Bloomsburg University community - resident students, town students, continuing adult students, commuter students, faculty, staff and so forth.

If a student - or student organization - does violate the Code of Conduct, the Office of the Dean of Students, where possible, will institute sanctions and other requirements designed to facilitate learning and growth. The intended result is one where individuals and groups are able to make better, more informed, choices for the future.

Although certain aspects of the Office of the Dean of Students are reactive, we also strive to be proactive. Through educational materials, presenting programs, meeting with individual students, meeting with student organizations, we work to provide the relevant and requisite knowledge such that future choices and decisions can be more informed.

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Off-Campus Housing and Commuter Services

Off-Campus Housing and Commuter Services provides helpful information to assist you in your search for off-campus housing in the Bloomsburg area. You will find basic information regarding moving off campus, phone and contact numbers you may need, current housing & apartment vacancy listings as well as a host of other useful items which includes information on landlord and tenant responsibilities, security deposits, leases and personal property insurance just to name a few.

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Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (formerly known as the Multicultural Center) was established in 1993 with the support of Bloomsburg University, The State System of Pennsylvania and the Community Government Association. Just as experiential learning programs provide credit and opportunities for individuals to advance their education, units such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) serve two purposes: to support the social and academic development of multicultural students through specific academic support services, and to educate the entire academic community through sponsored/co-sponsored programs.

Institutions of higher learning that have supported the founding of multicultural affairs offices recognize that such units provide a distinct level of programming and educational services that addresses the specific challenges and issues faced by historically under-represented individuals and/or groups (HUIs) include, but are not limited to, United States citizens of African, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano and indigenous descent, disabled, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender individuals, women and religious groups. The OMA staff is dedicated to helping students succeed and graduate from Bloomsburg University.

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PSECU (Banking Institution)

PSECUBecause you belong to the Bloomsburg University Campus Community you are eligible for a Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) membership. Three are 3 PSECU ATM machines on campus (Bookstore, Student Services Center & Monty's). You can even get your ID card encoded for use as an ATM card.

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MicroFridge Rental

Campus Specialties You may bring your own refrigerator provided it is no larger than 2.4 cubic feet and draws no more than 0.6 amperes of electricity when running. You will receive information about a MicroFridge unit in your room upon arrival. The MicroFridge is a trademarked name of a product that contains a microwave and refrigerator together with built-in energy saving circuitry. Residence Life allows a private vendor to provide these units. You may call the company directly (800-525-7307) or order the unit online. Rentals for the MicroFridges are contracted between individual students and the vendor.

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Recycling

Recycling at BUThe CGI (Campus Green Initiative Committee) in collaboration with various other campus offices, LLCs and student organizations such as HOPE, OWLS, DASL, etc.. are promoting recycling, energy & conservation efforts to the campus community.

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Personal Property Insurance

National Student Services, Inc. has been a leader in College Student Property Insurance since 1971. For pennies a day you and your student can be protected against financial hardships caused by loss of property. The Student Personal Property Plan protects your financial investment in personal property and guarantees your satisfaction. For more information view their PowerPoint Presentation or visit them online at www.nssi.com.

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