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Welcome to McGregor Hall
McGregor Hall, named after past UWP president Duncan McGregor and built in 1961, accommodates approximately 162 men and 60 women. McGregor Hall, with its convenient location, offers many benefits to its residents. In addition to kitchenettes on each floor, a variety of other facilities such as a computer lounge, a conference room and recreation areas are provided throughout the hall to meet the needs of residents. McGregor Hall is equipped with an elevator, therefore students with physical mobility concerns will find it very accommodating out of the ten residence halls on campus. The first and second floors are reserved for upperclassmen only, therefore the majority of students living in McGregor are not freshmen. The residents of McGregor Hall are very supportive of the annual Luau sponsored by McGregor and Wilgus Halls every fall. McGregor staff as well as the Hall Council Executive Board also put on Duncan Diner every February.
From the Desk of the Resident Director
Greetings from McGregor Hall!
Wow, how the time has flown by and we are quickly beginning to put a wrap on the 2012-2013 school year. I have certainly enjoyed getting to know many of the residents of McGregor Hall this past year and countless memories have been made! We are very excited to finish up these last few weeks and move into summer vacation and for a handful of our residents, life after college. With all this comes lots of excitement, anticipation, information, and of course—FINALS!
With finals just around the corner, you may be looking for some assistance. Here are a few tips to try and boost those final grades just a bit more!
- Check out one or several of the on campus offices for academic support. The Writing and Tutoring Center is always willing to help out wherever they are able. The Algebra Skills Center as well as the Math and Science Learning Center are also great offices for math and science specific questions. If you are unsure as to where to find these offices feel free to stop down to my office and grab a campus resource packet!
- Have you taken advantage of your professor’s office hours yet? If not, it is never too late to stop in and ask for help. Professors really do appreciate when students come by and ask questions and get to know them better.
- Try putting together a study group; but only if studying with others helps to learn the material better. Not everyone does well studying in groups. Be intentional on picking who to study with and be sure those people are motivating you to study and not to procrastinate.
- Talk with your RA regarding their study habits. They will surely have a few tips as this is an especially busy time of the year for them.
- Stay healthy! There is nothing worse than trying to study while being sick. Make it a point to eat healthy, exercise and keep your body on a schedule to keep yourself feeling good. Take advantage of the nice weather and get outside to re-energize yourself during study breaks!
- Be sure to get plenty of sleep each night. Burning the midnight oil to cram in those last few facts tends to hinder your performance more than help. Spend some time now to plan out your study schedule well in advance rather than cramming in the night before the big test.
- Don’t forget to give yourself a break here and there as well. Your brain needs time to relax and regroup. Even if it means taking a few moments to walk down the hall to talk to a friend, be sure to take plenty of study breaks and stay refreshed!
As finals week approaches so does a plethora of information regarding year-end closing. Closing wing meetings have been taking place over the past week. If you missed your closing wing meeting, please be sure to touch base with your RA so you know all the information needed. Take advantage of the information on the closing bulletin boards throughout the wing to make sure you are completing everything you need. Some key information to keep in mind is the following:
- McGregor Hall Loft return will happen Thursday, May 9th from 7-9 pm. Loft return will begin with collection on 4th floor and will move down the building 1 floor at a time every half hour. Once Lofts are check by staff for damages, residents will be asked to take their lofts to the basement and return to the loft storage room. Anyone not able to be present for loft return will need to find a proxy as late lofts will be charged a $15 improper return fee.
- 20 Hour Quiet Hours will begin on Sunday, May 12th at 1 AM and remain in effect until the building closes on Friday, May 17th at 6:00 pm.
- Students needing to stay past closing on the 17th must seek prior approval from myself by Tuesday, May 14th. Only extreme circumstances will be considered.
- Residents are to sign up with their RA to check out at least 24 hours in advance of leaving. Please be sure to follow the cleaning checklist before checking out with the RA to insure a smooth checkout process. Checkouts typically take about 15 minutes.
- All residents are expected to be checked out of the building within 24 hours of their last final.
- Regular parking rules will be enforced through finals week. If parents or others are in need of parking please be sure to purchase a parking permit from University Police in Brigham Hall or through the McGregor Hall Front Desk. Parking permits are $2/day. Please note that Lot 13 between Brigham and McGregor Halls is not enforced after 4 pm each day.
- Lastly, for those returning to the halls next year, be sure to consider being a member of the 2013 Welcome Crew! Crew members have the opportunity to return to the halls early before the rush of move-in and will be provided with meals and a free t-shirt. This is a great leadership opportunity and way to get to know many of the residents of the building early on!
Once again, the McGregor Staff would like to thank you all for a wonderful year! Good luck on all of your finals and we look forward to seeing all of those returning next year. Have a restful and relaxing summer!
McGregor Hall Resident Director
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