DRL Recommends Alternatives to
Bulk Mail for Reaching Students
The Department of Residential Life has issued new recommendations for delivering mail to students living in the residence halls.
Owing to budget reductions, Mail Services no longer delivers campus mail for students to residence hall mailrooms. Mail for staff in residence complex offices will still be delivered, however, as will mail to Hilltop Apartments.
Campus mail for student residents must be delivered directly to the appropriate residence hall mailroom, where residential life staff will place it in student mailboxes. Mailrooms in the residence halls are generally open Monday through Friday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Department of Residential Life also has suggested alternative ways of reaching students in University housing that may be more cost-effective than bulk mail. The department is willing to post information about campus programs, reminders, and deadlines through the Reslife movie channel, for example. For information or to provide a listing, contact Lisa Smith at 860.486.4559 or 860.486.1618.
An electronic newsletter, The Focus, coordinated through the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, is another way to reach all students.
A third option is to provide sufficient flyers for the resident assistants to post on bulletin boards throughout the residence halls. Flyers may be delivered to the respective complex offices and the Hilltop Apartment Community Center. Approximately 300 flyers are sufficient to be divided between the five complex offices.
The locations of residence hall mailrooms are: