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About the Halls

Hall Announcements

Each residence hall is equipped with a public address system. DRs read important announcements at 7:00 p.m., 5 days a week. Announcements for the Special Interest houses are posted on the bulletin boards. 

Hall Equipment

Equipment for cleaning and recreational purposes, such as cooking utensils, irons, cleaning items, games, and athletic equipment, is available for your use. To use the equipment, you must present your ID card at the desk of your residence hall.

Kitchens

Each residence hall has a kitchen area for resident use, with the exception of Dixon Hall.  These kitchens, equipped with a sink, refrigerator, stove, and oven, are often used for special programs and activities within the residence halls. Individuals may also use them. Check at the front desk of your residence hall for any kitchen equipment that may be signed out.

Laundry Facilities

A combination of coin-operated and swipe card washers and dryers, are located in the laundry room of each residence hall.  Cost:$1.25 washer, $1.00 dryer 

Students residing in Golden Bear Village West may use the  laundry facility in Rothermel Hall. 

Golden Bear Village South laundry's are located in buildings 10 and 80 (residents in buildings 10 - 40 should use the building 10 laundry; residents in buildings 50 - 80 should use the building 80 laundry).  These are provided by Auxiliary Services.

Lounge, Recreation and Study Areas

Most residence halls have a main lobby, a TV lounge, a recreation area, and a study area, which are open to students 24 hours a day. Some restrictions may apply on the usage of these facilities. If you have questions concerning usage, please check at the desk of your residence hall.

Mail

Each student will be assigned a mailbox in the lobby of your residence hall. Mail will be delivered once each day, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays and University vacation periods. If you receive a package, a notification slip will be placed in your box. Please report to the desk with the slip and your ID to claim your package.

You should inform your relatives and friends of the correct format for addressing mail to you. Please do not use Kutztown University in any of the addresses.

The correct format for the residence halls is:

John Doe
555 Bonner Hall
Kutztown, PA 19530

The correct format for the Golden Bear Village apartments is:

Jane Doe
123A Golden Bear Village South, Building #20
Kutztown,PA 19530

The correct format for the Honors Building apartments is:

Jane Doe
181 College Blvd. Apt #123
Kutztown,PA 19530

Hall Desk

Each residence hall has a central desk and staff office.

Recycling Program

Each residence hall contains labeled trash/recycling containers in designated trash/recycling rooms or in central locations on each floor. Beginning in Fall 2013, all residence halls will be participating in the single stream recycling program. GBVS, GBVW and University Place have portable recycling containers for cans, glass, paper and plastics in each apartment/suite. Students living in these areas can take trash and recycling to designated dumpsters located outside in various locations. Students interested in recycling/sustainability programs in the residence halls can join SPARK (Students Promoting Acts of recycling at Kutztown).  Contact the building director for more information.

Safety

Kutztown University has taken prudent steps to promote a safe, clean, and healthy environment for its community members. You can help assure your own safety and security by being aware and alert, and by avoiding situations that encourage crime. You should always protect yourself and your possessions. To ensure your own safety, follow these crime prevention measures:

  1. Always lock your door and windows when you are away from your room or are asleep. You should never leave notes on your door announcing that you aren't there.
  2. Mark and inventory your belongings, especially your clothing.
  3. Mark items that you regularly take to class.
  4. Keep money and valuables in a safe place and out of sight. Large amounts of money are safer in a bank, and items of high monetary value should be left at home.
  5. Make a list of your credit cards, ID cards, checking account numbers, etc., and keep this list in a safe place.
  6. Don't leave items of value in your car or unattended in public areas.
  7. Help enforce visitation and escort policies, limit the number of people in your room, and do not allow overnight guests you don't know.
  8. Don't open your door to strangers, just as you shouldn't give your name, address, or phone number to them either.
  9. Never prop open secondary doors and never open these doors to let in someone you don't know.
  10. When you are going out, let a friend know where you are going and when you expect to return.
  11. At night, travel on well-lighted paths. As there is safety in numbers, you should travel with a friend. If you need an escort, contact the Department of Public Safety at extension 34002 or 610-683-4002.