ERC Residence Life Student Handbook
The Office of Residence Life for ERC and I- House located on the ground floor of Earth Hall next to the mailboxes and across from the Middle Earth Lounge. Come to the office to receive assistance from the staff. We are here to help you with general questions and concerns as well as with lock-outs, programming questions, roommate/apartment issues, equipment checkouts, scheduling appointments with the Resident Deans, etc.
ERC ResLife Office:
Monday - Friday
The Student Activities Center (SAC) is located on the ERC Green directly across from Cafe Ventanas. Student workers or the RA on duty can help you with lock outs and packages. Student ID card and $1.00 is necessary to receive a courtesy key. Student ID card and the appropriate package slip is required to retrieve a package. You can also check out equipment to play with the pool table, fooseball table, or air hockey table located in the SAC.
Student Activty Center
7 days a week
1:00pm - 9:00pm
RAs are assigned to duty on a rotating basis, and the name of the RA on duty for a given day is posted in a yellow sheet on the glass windows of the SAC, along with their phone and room number. The SAC located next to the ERC Laundry room on the South end of the ERC green, next to the Pangea parking structure.
The RA on duty can be found in the SAC between 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. After closing the SAC, the RA serves duty in his or her room or apartment, and is available until 8:00 a.m. the following day. You can always reach the RA on duty by calling the duty line: (858) 534-5518. If you have a question or concern during daytime hours (8:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) contact your RA or the ERC Residence Life Office.
RA on Duty:
7 days a week
9:00pm - 9:00am
Phone: (858) 534-5518
If something breaks or ceases to function, any maintenance or custodial services can be addressed by calling (858) 534-2600. This line is open 24 hours but please restrict all non-emergency calls to regular operating hours.
In the Residence Halls: Generally, residents of a particular living area (i.e., suite, apartment and/or building) are collectively responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their assigned common areas: this includes issues concerning trash, dishes, bathroom sinks, etc. Charges for excessive filth may be billed to the residents responsible for an area at any time. You are responsible for the condition of your room and appropriate common areas in the residence halls. The bathrooms and public areas are cleaned daily by the custodial staff. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. Vacuum cleaners are available through the custodial staff, your RA, or the Residence Life Office.
In the apartments and International House: The common areas of the apartments (bathrooms, kitchen, and living/ dining room) are cleaned weekly by the custodial staff. All Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bedrooms, washing dishes, taking out the garbage, and providing their own room garbage bags. A vacuum is provided in your apartment. Bathtubs and sinks should only be cleaned with non-abrasive cleaners. Each apartment is equipped with a garbage disposal; please use it carefully, as it can be a temperamental piece of equipment. Never put rice, bones, seeds, eggshells, hard fruits or vegetables (for example: avocado pits, peach pits, celery, etc.) in it. Always run cold water at high pressure when operating the garbage disposal. If your garbage disposable is inoperable, call in a work order to (858) 534-2600. Apartment residents will be responsible for damages resulting from misuses or improper use of the garbage disposal. All custodial staff wears uniforms and university identification tags.
Toilet: Do not flush tampons or sanitary napkins down any toilet. The toilet may become clogged, and the suite or apartment responsible will be billed for the repair. Trash from your room or apartment should be placed in the large dumpsters adjacent to the parking lots. Do not use public trash cans or the trash cans in the laundry rooms to empty your trash. Accumulated trash and recycling containers are prohibited on patios and balconies for health and safety reasons. Avoid attracting pests such as ants, mice and rats by keeping trash and recycling from piling up in your living areas, balconies, and patios.
Maintenance and Key/Lock Problems: Call the Housing Maintenance Customer Service Center (858) 534-2600 for maintenance requests such as light bulb replacement, broken windows, apartment appliance problems, etc.
Each resident is assigned a mailbox located next to The Office of Residence Life across from the Middle Earth lounge. You will receive a combination to your mailbox when you return your room inventory form and move-in checklist during Welcome Week. Your mail box number corresponds with the mail code you received with your address assignment. If you are assigned a shared mailbox, discuss with your roommate whether it is ok to retrieve each others mail from the box.
The address format you should be using is:
*2_ _ _ _
9450 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA. 92092-0100
SBC can be contacted directly at 877-7CAMPUS. When ordering or referencing your telephone service, tell them you live at 10001, N. Torrey Pines Rd. (this is different than your mailing address). You may also need to tell them your building name, apartment number, and room number.
Please Note: You may not have the jack rewired so that the same line rings in more than one location. Contact 877-7 CAMPUS if you have trouble having your telephone installed. See the letter from the Director of Housing in the back of this handbook for more information on telephone wiring.
The RSOs are hired by the UCSD Police Department. They help maintain the safety and security of the residential areas enforce university policy and are great resources for assistance in a variety of matters. RSOs begin their shifts in the evening and do security rounds of the residences and parking lots until the following morning to ensure that everything at the college is safe and sound.
To contact an RSO call (858) 534- HELP.
Students are encouraged to personalize their Residence Hall Rooms or Apartments, with pictures, posters etc. When doing so, please take into account the following guidelines: Do not drill holes in the walls, ceilings, doors or furniture. If you plan on hanging posters or pictures, please purchase non-staining and non-marring adhesive mounting putty such as Tac-n-Stick™, or removable fasteners such as 3M Command Adhesive™ (most major home and hardware stores carry these items). Nails or hooks are not allowed in the walls or ceilings.
Please note you are not allowed to drill or nail anything into the walls to install bookcases, shelves, and so on. Students may not paint any portion of their living quarters. Street signs, cones, and other objects that have been illegally acquired are prohibited. Residence Hall Rooms or Apartments must be returned to their original condition upon checkout—failure to do so will result in a charge.
Please keep in mind while cooking:
- Never leave a stove unattended while cooking anything, especially while heating oil for frying.
- Have a lid or cover next to you when you’re frying foods.
- Never attempt to use water to extinguish a flammableliquids fire.
- Learn where your two nearest fire extinguishers are (one may be missing).
- Only attempt to extinguish small fires, using a fire extinguisher of the appropriate type. Using a blanket or towel to beat out a fire most often intensifies the fire due to the increased oxygen supply you are providing. If a fire is large, GET OUT!
- Notify staff immediately of a fire, even if you have already put it out.
- Call 9-1-1 immediately if a fire is larger than is able to be extinguished without use of a fire extinguisher or fire hose.
Heating in the Eleanor Roosevelt College and I-House residential facilities is provided by hot-water-heated radiators situated on the wall in each room. Each radiator is individually controlled. The radiators are mounted on the wall usually just above the floor, look like a series of stacked white flat panels, and vary in height and length. It is preferable that you do not place furniture in front of the radiator if at all possible in order to keep it functioning properly.
You will encounter two possible types of radiator controls. The first type (Figure 2) would be a white knob with numbers 0 to 5 on it situated at the end of each radiator, and the second possibility (Figure 1) is a large white knob mounted on the wall above the radiator with numbers on its face from 0 to 5. Both control knobs are turned counter-clockwise to increase the heat (turned from 0-5) and clockwise (turned from 5-0) to reduce the heat or turn it off. The white knob is calibrated so that the number 0 on the dial turns the heat off, the number 1 is roughly equivalent to 53° F, number 3 is equal to 68° F, and the number 5 is 80° F. Please remember to set your radiator to “0” when leaving campus for a long weekend or quarter breaks. Do not set your radiator to the snowflake symbol as it does not cool the room but rather heats and insulates the pipes against extremely cold weather conditions.
Figure 1. Control Mounted on Wall Figure 2. Control Mounted on Radiator
Basketball courts are located between Geneva Hall and Kathmandu House. The courts may be used between 9:00am-11:00pm.
There is an Air Hockey Table, 2 Pool Tables, and a Foosball table in the SAC. SAC hours are 1:00pm-9:00pm.
Trick Skating of any kind is not permitted on the Eleanor Roosevelt Campus.