RESIDENCE LIFE OFFICE

CURRENT STUDENTS

The Resident Assistants and the R.A. Office

The RA Office is located on the first floor of your hall near the main student entrance.  You can visit this office if you are locked out of your room, need to replace a lightbulb, want to borrow cleaning supplies, or to find the RA that’s on duty.

Resident Assistants are on duty from 5:00 p.m. until midnight from Sunday through Thursday, and from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Keys

Upon arrival at your residence hall, you will be issued keys for your room and suite, a key fob for your building, and a mailbox key.  You are responsible for these and will be charged if they are lost or stolen.

Never give your keys to someone else.  Not only would you face judicial action and have to pay for a lock change, but you would be taking unnecessary risks with your property and personal safety.

There is no charge for a broken or bent key, but you should see your RA or hall director as soon as possible to complete a key replacement form, as a bent key can break off in your lock.

Key/keycard charges are as follows:

Room Key:   $30.00 
Suite Key:   $35.00
Apartment Key:  $35.00
Key Card (Porter Hall / Cassety Hall / Towers) $25.00
Key Fob:   $20.00
Mailbox Key:   $5.00

If you get locked out of your room, any RA can let you in.  You must produce proper ID to establish your identity and verify your room assignment.  For the protection of all residents, no one will be admitted to a room to which they are not assigned.

Laundry

There are free washers and dryers in each residence hall.

You can now monitor the status of your laundry or check to see when the next machine will be available online.
Go to the link below (password will be provided by your RA) and you will see all Residence Hall machines listed. Click on the building to see all machines that are in use or available. You can have a text message sent to your phone or an email sent to you to let you know when a machine is open or when your current load is done.

http://www.laundryalert.com/

Mail

General Practices for Mail & Package Delivery:
It is recommended to have any very important mail items or packages sent certified and signature confirmation required.  (cash, money order, check, passport, social security card, license, valuable items packaged and sent from home or relative, etc.)
- Check Buffalo State email regularly for notifications of mail & package deliveries that require a signature.  This type of mail must be signed for and picked up at the campus mail room located in Moore Hall (with identification)

Check your hall mailbox often for regular mail and package slip notifications.
- Packages not requiring signatures will be available for pick up in your hall office (with notification slip and identification).
Please factor in an extra day or two for delivery to cover mail room processing time and transportation between office


What is my campus address?

In order to get mail sent to your campus address, address your mail in the following manner - exactly (otherwise it may be redirected to the Buffalo Post Office and delayed in delivery):

Student's Name
Hall & Room No.
Buffalo State College
PO Box ______*
Buffalo, NY 14213-(Use the PO Box number here too)

*Based on your hall assignment, insert the appropriate PO Box number in your mailing address:

Cassety Hall

5124

Porter

5120

Perry

5127

Neumann

5108

North Wing

5121

Student Apartment Complex

5124

Tower 1

5123

Tower 2

5118

Tower 3

5119

Tower 4

5126

Moore Complex

5125



 PLEASE NOTE:  FOR SHIPPERS LIKE FEDEX AND UPS THAT WON’T DELIVER TO A PO BOX ADDRESS, YOU MAY REPLACE THE PO BOX LINE WITH “1300 ELMWOOD AVENUE” SO THE ADDRESS WOULD THEN READ:

Student’s Name
Hall & Room No.
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213-(Use the PO Box Number here too)

 How do I receive regular letter mail?

You will pick up any regular letter mail you receive in your assigned mailbox. Hall mail should be sorted and in your mailbox no later than 7:00 pm Monday through Friday.  

There is no Campus Mail Room service on weekends, holidays, or Semester Breaks. As such, no letter or packages are delivered during these times.

How do I pick up a package? 

Packages with no signature required:

  • If you receive a package slip stating you have a package in your hall, you can pick that package up (with your package slip and identification) from the Resident or Office Assistant while they are sitting desk hours in the evening. (M-F 5:00 pm – 12:00 am) (Weekends from 7:00 pm – 12:00  am) 
  • If you receive a package slip stating you have a package in the Residence Life Office, you can pick that package up (with your package slip and identification) at the Residence Life Office located in Porter Hall during business hours (M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm). 

Packages with signature required:

  • If you receive a package requiring a signature, you can pick that package up (with identification) at the campus mail room located in Moore Hall during business hours (M-F 8:00 am – 3:30 pm).  The campus mail room is Building #28 on the campus map and the door is located on the Iroquois drive side of the building * There is no access to the mail room through the Moore Complex Lounge Side.

How do I send mail?

If you have outgoing mail that you would like to send, you can drop it in an appropriate mail slot on campus. If you have large packages to mail, you will need to go to the closest post office which is located close to campus at the following address:

US Post Office
465 Grant St Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 883-8032

 

Do I need to do anything about my mail when I move off campus?

Please be sure to add your new forwarding address at:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDRsRzhyRnRHX1YwS0ttMkc4UzhSUkE6MQ

Telephone Service

If you choose to activate the telephone line in your room, call Verizon at 890-7100.  Be sure that you and your roommates agree on how the bill will be divided – neither the Residence Life Office nor the campus judicial system will become involved in these disputes.  Residence Life will, however, cooperate with University Police in cases where misuse of service may lead to criminal action.

Vending

Each hall is equipped with beverage and snack machines.