Before You Move
Emergency Contact Information
Emergency Contact Information Sheet
Complete the Emergency Contact Information form. Bring this completed form to check in at your hall. The information you provide will be retained in the residence hall for emergencies. It is your responsibility to update the contact information if it changes.
UNI Alert System
Complete the contact information to be included in the UNI Alert System. The UNI Alert System notifies the campus community of emergencies and threats to physical safety in emergency situations: tornado, violence, hazardous material incident, cancelled classes, University closure, etc. Notification is by cell phone, landline phone, e-mail and text message. Please see this link for further information: http://www.uni.edu/resources/alert.
The Department of Residence is not responsible for personal belongings in a room. We suggest you purchase renter's insurance, which is fairly inexpensive. Often, this can be purchased as a rider to a parent's homeowner policy.
Contact magazine or other periodical publishers about publications that you want sent to you at UNI, to let them know that your address should be changed to the address you get in your assignment letter. Do this about a month before move-in weekend.
New residence hall students have the option of purchasing a C ($53.30 proposed for the year) or an R ($36.60 proposed for the year) permit. The purchase of a C permit does not guarantee the holder a space in C parking areas. Overflow parking for the residence halls is generally in the R parking areas. People with R permits are never allowed to park in C parking areas.
Parking permits (decals) for 2013-2014 should be purchased and displayed by the time classes begin on Monday, August 26. This can be done anytime after August 1, at the Department of Public Safety in Gilchrist Hall. It can also be done online prior to August 15.
To purchase online, go to the UNI Web site and locate the MyUNIverse link. Once you have logged on with your university ID and password, find the Tools for Success box (right column) and click onto the Forms Repository. Clicking on the P in the index will take you to the parking permit application (where you will need to log in before you complete it). Questions regarding this should be addressed to UNI Police at 319-273-2710.
When you come to campus, make sure to park only in lots designated "C" or "R" if you have a "C" permit. Parking permits will be processed and billed in August. Changes or cancellations can be made to a current application until August 1.
Apply Online for a Great Job
Earn money, get great employment experience, and overcome homesickness through contacts you'll make at work in UNI's Dining Services. More than 750 students work together, all over campus, helping to provide high quality dining services to more than 4,500 diners every day. These part-time jobs range from 6-40 hours a week; you determine the number of hours. Pay starts at $7.75 an hour. (If you haven't worked on campus before, you will need a document to establish identity, a driver's license or voter registration card, and a document to establish eligibility to work, either a social security card or birth certificate.) You can apply apply online on the Employment page.
Whether or not you have a personal computer in your room, you will have access to computers in labs that are located near all residence halls. Click here for computer lab locations.
You will access your email using your CatID. View instructions on using your CatID.
ResNet Internet Access
ResNet is the Department of Residence's Internet access provider, which provides free Internet access to all on-campus residents. Each room has a wired network port for you to connect your computer to the Internet and has convenient wireless access available. To register, you will need supported hardware, software and login information.
A wired network card and network cable. If your computer does not have a network (Ethernet) card, you will need to purchase one online or in most electronics departments. You will also need a network cable (also called an Ethernet cable.) You may provide your own cable or purchase one in the Redeker Center or the Hillside-Jennings office. 20' purple cables cost $10 and 40' gold cables cost $15.
A wireless network card. ResNet's wireless requires the following standards:
- 802.1x a/g/n wireless standards
- WPA-Enterprise encryption with 802.1x authentication
Wireless devices that do not support the standards above (such as game consoles, printer, older e-readers, etc.) are not compatible with UNI's wireless network. A complete list of devices may be found on the ResNet website. Computers with older wireless cards may purchase USB wireless adapters that meet the above standards.
ResNet supports operating systems with all critical updates installed, such as:
- Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP with Service Pack 3
- Macintosh Computers OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7
- Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04
For Windows computers, updated and supported anti-virus software is also required. Free anti-virus software (such as Microsoft Security Essentials) can be found on ResNet's Helpful Links page.
You will need to know your UNI Active Directory login to register for ResNet Internet access. This is the same login used in ITS computer labs and for UNI's wireless network. To log in for the first time, simply visit a UNI computer lab or kiosk and follow the instructions. After logging in, you will be able to register your personal device with your Active Directory account.
Is there anything I should do to my computer before coming to campus? Update your computer for security updates before coming to campus. Note: Please bring ALL discs that were shipped with your computer to campus in the event that they are needed, especially System or Operating System disks.
What if I have problems connecting? Please call the ResNet Call Center, 3-7768 (RSNT), or visit the the ResNet website.