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We’ve Got Some News…About What’s New

Rockbot, Qualtrics, 90 parking spaces and Hire a Red Hawk and more!

Posted in: Announcements, Facilities, Parents and Family, Parking and Shuttle

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We’re looking forward to the start of the fall 2017 semester! Check out what’s new on campus this fall in parking, technology, student services web, career services, the bookstore and facilities:


  • Additional Spaces! Lot 26 is a NEW commuter/resident lot. This adds approximately 90 spaces.

Become familiar with the University’s Parking Map.


Public Computer/Lending Labs:

•    All of the computers in the public computing labs have been upgraded to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) and Office 2016.
•    The Library Lending Lab and printers have moved into a new space on the first floor of Sprague Library.

View the Public Computer/Lending Labs hours

Survey Tool

  • Information Technology now offers all students, faculty and staff free access to the survey tool Qualtrics. Qualtrics survey tool is an easy-to-use, full-featured, and web-based tool that allows users to build and distribute surveys, view reports, and tabulate and analyze responses.

View the details about Qualtrics.

Password Updating

Keep it secure! Information Technology will be initiating periodic password resets for students beginning in this fall. Look for more details in an upcoming issue of Red Hawk News!

New Student Services Website

The Student Services website ( is now responsive! You can easily view and access, on any device, the links and services provided such as:

  • NEST
  • HawkSync
  • Important dates
  • Academic and support resources
  • A quick-access Toolbox with frequently used links
  • “What’s Open Now” (An up-to-the-minute list of what’s available including dining venues, computing labs, the University Bookstore, the Student Recreation Center, computing labs and the Drop In Center.)
  • And so much more!



Check out the new eats and fun!

Rockbot at Sam’s Place

Enjoy a modern day juke box, right from your phone, now playing at Sam’s Place. Choose from over 14 million songs (for free) to play during your visit at the dining hall.

Off-campus Red Hawk Dollars

Did you know you can use your Red Hawk Dollars at off-campus venues!  You can! And two new partners will soon be added:  Whole Foods and Stop & Shop. View the full list of On-campus and Off-campus Red Hawk Dollars Partners today! Go to:

Plant-based Station at Sam’s Place

A new vegetarian station has been added to Sam’s Place (an all you care to eat facility) this fall. Enjoy a variety of plant-based proteins, vegetables and more at the Fresh Market station.

Trends in Dining

Dining Services has incorporated current trends in their menus across campus. Trends include using vegetables from Imperfectly Delicious and using foods from local vendors.

View it all at:

Career Services

“Hire a Red Hawk”

Your job and internship just got easier! Hire a Red Hawk is an online job search tool and career planning resource that is being used by thousands of top employers looking to hire college students just like YOU! Learn how to access your Hire a Red Hawk account, today!

University Bookstore

Always on the cutting-edge, here are just a couple of hot items new at the University Bookstore:

-New selection of canvas, acrylic and oil paints
-Fall 2017 styles of League, Champion, and Under Armour
-Fall 2017 styles of Vera Bradley and Kate Spade accessories


School of Communication and Media

The new School of Communication and Media building is a 105,000-square-foot facility joins together Morehead Hall and Life Hall into a single, multi-functional communications and multimedia facility.

The new building is equipped with a leading-edge, multi-platform “newsroom of the future,” along with a 150-seat presentation hall, broadcast studios, integrated media lab, film screening room, and acting and dance studios. Keep a share lookout for the announcement about their upcoming Open House in a future Red Hawk News!

Student Center 3rd Floor Lounge

Oh, you’ve got to check this out! Visit the 3rd Floor lounge in the Student Center. Beautiful new seating and lighting welcomes you, but what’s really exciting is all the new power sources! Group study, share good eats from the Cafeteria or the Rathskeller or just enjoy some comfy quiet time!

Mallory Hall Renovation

Mallory Hall is getting a reno with new state-of-the-art 43,800 GSF instructional and research space for the Computer Sciences including the addition of a fourth floor! The building will also be life-cycle renovated to include a new heating and cooling system, plumbing and electrical upgrades and more. Construction will be completed in 2018.

College Hall

Our campus iconic building is being renovated. Stage one is underway. Get all the details about this important project: College Hall Renovation.