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Volunteering Opportunities:

Help us make MACUHO 2017 monumental by volunteering at the conference! Volunteering is a great way to get involved, meet some new MACUHO colleagues, and contribute back to MACUHO. Volunteers will also get a conference t-shirt.

To sign up for a volunteering shift, click this link to see our available shifts on Signup.com. Review the options and select the spot(s) that you’re most excited for, then sign up! You do not need to register for an account or password to signup.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Nanna

 

Pre-Con/Walls to Halls:

Pre-Conference Session Descriptions


Market Studies and Strategic Planning – What difference do they make?

Room 1101

Presenters:

Mary Hummel,  Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park

Katie Karp, Regional Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Maria Lonsbury,   Case Manager and Special Projects, Student Affairs , University of Maryland, College Park

Cassia Sookhoo, Project Manager, Brailsford& Dunlavey


This workshop will teach participants the questions to ask and information to seek when involved in long-range planning for housing.  No matter what your current position , you will be called upon to participate in decisions that will impact the campus for the next 50 – 100 years , as we are currently impacted by the decisions made about facilities in previous generations. A case study of one partnership with an institution and a consulting firm will be used to illustrate the impact on a campus.  In addition discussion will focus on how you can participate in such a process and utilize the information on your campus.



Diversity Committee Pre-Conference Session

Room 1105

Presenters:

Curtis Chan, Diversity Committee Co-Chair

Kurtis Watkins, Diversity Committee Co-Chair


Join the Diversity Committee for an informative pre-conference session that will utilize the NASPA & ACPA Professional Competency Areas around social justice and inclusion. We will explore foundational, intermediate, and advanced outcomes with specific content that is designed to train attendants at all levels how to create intentional experiences around diversity and social justice. A collection of resources, research, and promising practices will also be included along with interactive content delivery


Walls to Halls - Pre-Conference Edition

Meet by The Common restaurant in the conference center

Presenter:

Andrew Van Der Stuyf, Residential Facilities, University of Maryland, College Park


The Department of Resident Life and Department of Residential Facilities have opened two (2) new residence halls on campus since 2011.  Both buildings boast LEED certifications and are designed with students and sustainability in mind.  This tour will focus on the facilities components of both Oakland and Prince Frederick Halls on UMD’s campus that help our halls be sustainable.  This includes a special tour to see the SCUB of Oakland Hall and how meters are used to facilitate building-wide sustainability goals.

 

Walls to Halls Tours:


The Housing & Facilities Operations and Host Committees are excited to offer two (2) Walls to Halls Tours during the conference!  Tours will take place on Wednesday, November 15 from 2-5PM.  Space is limited, so sign up today!


American University

American University is excited to showcase two exciting construction/renovation projects. Anderson Hall, an entirely freshman community, has undergone half of its renovation in summer 2017. Right now is an ideal time to see both the before and the after of this massive renovation project. AU is also very excited that three new LEED certified suite style residence halls opened on our new East Campus this past year. Both projects feature student centered design and meet LEED certification environmental standards.  Sign up for the AU Walls to Halls Tour here!


George Washington University

The George Washington University looks forward to bringing MACUHO attendees to the heart of this nation's Capitol, to tour and learn about our newest residential facility, District House.  This 300,000 sq. ft., Silver LEED certified, 877 bed facility, opened Fall 2016 in the center of GW's Foggy Bottom Campus.  District House represents nearly 10% of GW's on-campus residential beds and is (currently) the last planned new residential construction.  Learn about how the footprint of three, smaller residence halls was transformed into this facility; with a unique challenge of retaining the "historic facades" of each former building, which impacted the project's development cost, and time of construction.  District House boasts two levels of multi-purpose space (meetings rooms, a dance studio, food/retail vendors), creating a central "Boulevard" concept to student and residential engagement, which came about through extensive student input during the development and design phase of the project.

Sign up for the GWU Walls to Halls Tour here!



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