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Housing refunds to start this week

Housing refunds to start this week
April 15, 2020

Students who left their on-campus housing due to the coronavirus pandemic should have seen housing credits on their TouchNet accounts Monday. If the students qualify for refunds, they will start to...

Students try to stay focused despite distractions at home

Graduate Cailan Walters paints a flamingo in her room April 4. Walters said she is spending her newly found free time doing new hobbies.
April 8, 2020

Students were forced from their campus housing in mid-March, a move that sent them back to their parent’s house or other residence. This can be problematic but they’re making the most of it. “I...

Students feel the frustration of quick move out turnaround

Morgan Beyer, a freshman biology major, moves out of her on-campus apartment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020

Students must leave housing by Sunday, a quick turnaround causing many frustration and confusion. The move-out went into effect to facilitate social distancing, according to a university statement. Students...

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing

University moves to online classes for remainder of semester, shuts down housing
March 17, 2020

President Ron Rochon announced today the university will move to online-only classes for the remainder of the semester because of COVID-19. Campus, along with all other university owned property,...

Students react to new housing options

Students react to new housing options
March 3, 2020

Many students may find college to be a difficult time with housing because same-gender rooms may not be comfortable for students. Freshmen Carmyn Torres and Jackson Cieslack will be living together next...

Is there enough care for students put into USI’s funding?

Is there enough care for students put into USI's funding?
February 18, 2020

The first thing we hear in our high school career is, “where are you going to college?” This question haunts us until we eventually decide where we will spend the next four years of our education.  The...

Gender neutral, summer housing to begin in May

Gender neutral, summer housing to begin in May
February 18, 2020

Students will have the option to live on campus this summer, even if they’re not taking a summer course. Amy Price, director of housing and residence life, said everyone has an option with new changes...

Gaming, outdoor adventure LLCs coming in 2020

Freshman Nursing students Sophie Mckinney (left), Jayden Fleetwood (center) and Sonography major Whittney Norris (right) leave their Nursing and Health Professions LLC in Ruston Hall Nov. 12.
November 12, 2019

Incoming freshmen next year may have the opportunity to live in a community that will help them balance studying and gaming.  The university will be adding new Living Learning Communities (LLC) for...

Boil advisory hits campus; housing and food services offering bottled water

Boil advisory hits campus; housing and food services offering bottled water
October 10, 2019

The Evansville Water and Sewage Utility has placed a boil advisory on the university's campus as well as in housing due to a main water line break on North Red Bank Road. The impacted areas include...

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes

Apple computer source of Wi-Fi woes
September 16, 2019

Multiple Wi-Fi issues have affected campus within the last few weeks and it's all because of a sleeping Apple. The root of the problem is a rare combination when an Apple Mac is on the university’s...

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year

Trustees approve housing, meal plan increases for third straight year
September 5, 2019

The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase student housing and meal plan costs for the next school year during their meeting Thursday morning. Meal plans will be increasing by $22 for is for...

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy

SGA approves resolution of support for change in housing policy
February 14, 2019

The Student Government Association General Assembly voted to approve a resolution of support for the Student Housing Association’s (SHA) proposal for a change in the overnight visitation policy at their...

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