Monthly On-Campus Update
December 2019
One Semester Down ...
Congrats on surviving your first semester of the academic year! We wish you luck on your finals, and look forward to welcoming you back for the spring semester.

Don't forget that the Savor the Season dinner will be hosted at all three dining centers Thursday, Dec. 12. Read on for more info on the menu and guest reservations. Also, Late Night Breakfast is coming up! Finals fuel comes in the form of French toast and tater tots from 8-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Derby Dining Center. A shuttle bus will take Kramer Community residents to Derby, running every 15 minutes.

There's lots more — be sure to take advantage of all the festive goings-on around campus as the year winds down. Happy holidays from Housing and Dining Services!
Heading Home? Complete the Checklist
Please follow the checklist you received from staff to ensure a proper checkout before leaving for break. Be aware that staff are required to check rooms for safety reasons prior to break, which means staff will be in your room. Each roommate should assist with closing procedures and sign their name at the bottom upon departure. It's the responsibility of the last resident of the room to see that the checklist is completed. 

You must sign this form and post it on the outside of your door so it’s visible to the staff. Failure to complete and sign the checklist will result in a $75 improper checkout fee.
Reserve Your Space for 2020-2021
If you would like to return to the residence halls for another year, room selection for returners begins Jan. 21 (the first day of spring semester classes). Students will need to complete the residence hall contract prior to selecting a room. The contract is now available for completion.

If you’re unsure of where you would like to live next year, we encourage you to complete the contract in December. If you decide to live elsewhere later, you have until June 1 to cancel the contract for a full refund of the contract down payment. Watch your email for your selection time and additional instructions.
If you’re interested in moving into an apartment setting, we encourage you to consider the on-campus Jardine Apartments . With more than 70 floor plans and multiple room types, there are many options to choose from. Students who are interested in Jardine can complete the application in the Resident Portal at any time.

Your RA and community coordinators will also be working to ensure you understand the process and timeline. 

We're happy to answer your questions. Call us at 785-532-6453 or email .
A Few Quick Policy Reminders
Mail Over Break
Mail will be distributed to residents in continuous housing as usual. For students living in halls that close for break, mail will be brought to the halls periodically over break and logged/distributed once the halls reopen. Residents will not be able to retrieve mail from halls that are closed.

Names on Packages
Please remember to have mail and packages addressed to your full name and room number when being delivered to the halls.

Snow Removal Policy, Jardine Apartments
Residents are responsible for removing snow from apartment entrances, as well as porch and balcony
Snow Removal Policy, cont'd
walkways. Snow shovels are available for free use and can be found under the stairwells or in the storm shelters. Ice melt is located at the top of the stairs in the apex of the apartments. Please return snow shovels when finished to allow other residents to use them. The streets and parking lots are the responsibility of the K-State Division of Facilities and Parking Services, respectively. You will be notified if you need to move your vehicle to aid in the snow removal procedure. Main sidewalk areas are cleared by facilities management staff.
Donate Before You Leave
Do you have a little extra nonperishable food on hand? Or maybe a little extra cash for some canned goods? Food donation bins will be in the lobby of every residence hall Dec. 16-19. 

Please only donate nonperishable goods.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, is the first day of spring semester classes.
Winter Break Residence Hall Closing/Opening
The residence halls close at noon Saturday, Dec. 21.

We ask that residents complete their checkout procedure and vacate their hall within 24 hours of their last final, however. Please consult your hall staff if you have questions.
The residence halls open for spring semester early occupancy at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. A daily charge will apply, which covers the additional living costs and meals. The dining centers will open for dinner Jan. 16.

The halls will officially open for the spring semester at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. The first meal served will be breakfast Monday, Jan. 20.
Savor the Season Dinner
And you thought Thanksgiving was good! The Savor the Season holiday dinner will be served at all three dining centers Thursday, Dec.12, and will feature this festive menu:
  • Eggnog and Warm Cranberry Wassil
  • Assorted fresh greens and toppings

Main Fare
  • Weber Smoked Steamship Round of Beef
  • Royal Prime Rib
  • Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Cranberry Reduction
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli with Squash Sage Sauce
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Main Fare, cont'd
  • Whole Kernel Corn with Cream Cheese
  • Roasted Broccoli
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Pumpkin Apple Gingerbread

  • Christmas Nut Stollen
  • Truffle Glazed Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Mini Fruit Turnovers
  • Assorted Petite Cookies
  • Peppermint Bark
  • Ice Cream
Guest meal tickets must be purchased and paid for by Monday, Dec. 9 (Cash, check or cat cash. No bonus/guest meal swipes accepted.)
Take the shuttle bus from Kramer to Derby for this semester's Late Night Breakfast! It will be running every 15 minutes.
December's Spice of the Month: Sage
Remember: All-Access Meal Plans provide students with unlimited meals, but only 75 On-the-Go swipes. For more information about your selected meal plan, visit our rates and meal plans webpage .
Fall Break Dining Center Hours
Van Zile Dining Center will close after lunch Friday, Dec. 20, and reopen for breakfast Monday, Jan. 20.
Derby and Kramer dining centers will close after dinner Friday, Dec. 20, and reopen for breakfast Monday, Jan. 20.
Hours for winter break residents will be posted to the dining center hours page shortly.
Introducing Cornerstone Coffee & Bakery Happy Hour Specials
Come enjoy a half-price specialty drink for your study session at Jardine's Cornerstone this December. Happy Hour will be from 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday. The special pricing will be for dine-in orders only. A single is $3 but will be $1.50 half price and a double is $4 but will be $2.50 during the discounted time. The special study hour drinks will be: 

  • Cinnamon Roll Latte: Maple spice and caramel syrup topped with whipped cream, cinnamon spice and caramel drizzle
  • Pumpkin Chai Latte: Chai and pumpkin spice syrup, topped with whipped cream and pumpkin spices
  • Spiced Mocha: Mocha sauce and spiced brown sugar syrup topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle
  • Salted Caramel Mocha: Salted caramel and mocha sauce topped with whipped cream, mocha and caramel drizzle 
  • Irish Fizz: Irish cream syrup, espresso, cola and a splash of half and half, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon spice
  • Caramel Apple Cider: Steamed apple juice and caramel sauce topped with cinnamon spice
All retail locations will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 11, to allow for upgrades to our IT systems.
Winter Break Hours at HDS Retail Locations
JP's Sports Grill
Closing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, through Monday, Jan. 6.
Reopen Tuesday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Mondays.
Cornerstone at Jardine
Closing at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 5.
Reopen Monday, Jan. 6, through Sunday, Jan. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Academic hours resume on Sunday, Dec. 1.
Holiday Food Drive
Overtime Grill is hosting a holiday nonperishable food and clothing drive for our community.

Donations can be dropped off anytime at Overtime during business hours or at the marked container at the top of the Overtime stairs in the Wefald lobby. 
Wine Tasting Event
Wine lovers are invited to attend a fun and informative wine and dine tasting event from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Table Room at  JP’s Sports Grill .  

Guests will enjoy a taste of the chef’s culinary expertise with a special four-course dinner inspired by and paired with selections from wine buyer Mike Phillips. Read more about the event .
JP's Scholarship Winners Announced
Four students have been selected as the recipients of the JP’s Scholarship for 2019-2020. Each student will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

The recipients are Deanna Durler, junior in human resource management and communication; Lindsey Gercken, senior in food science industry and bakery science; Dayen Gierhart, junior in mechanical engineering; and Stacy Tuxhorn, senior in social work and gender, women, and sexuality studies. 

Tuxhorn and Gercken are both supervisors at JP’s Sports Grill. Durler is a server at Union Station by JP’s and Gierhart is a server at JP’s Sports Grill.

JP’s employs and supports students in their academic pursuits while developing their professional skills in the workplace. As state employees, they are unable to accept tips. Instead, contributions to the JP’s Scholarship Fund are graciously made by patrons at both JP’s locations. Housing and Dining Services thanks those guests for their support of JP’s student-oriented mission.  Congrats to our winners!
Upcoming Career Center Spring Events
Update your resume ( need help with that ?) and mark your calendars for these important spring semester events hosted by the K-State Career Center. You can view the full list of events, plus familiarize yourself with the many free services the Career Center offers to help you prepare for life after college at their website .
Survive finals week with K-State Libraries
By Darchelle Martin

K-State Libraries have you covered during finals week! We’ve got study locations in addition to free snacks, caffeine and de-stressing activities to keep you going. 

Hale Library will be  open 24/5 with extended weekend hours . Room 181 will be designated for quiet study. We’ve also compiled  a list of other study locations across campus including our branch libraries. 

Now that Hale Library is open, Caffeine Fix is back and better than ever! Thanks to our lead sponsor, Joyce and Joe’s Cornerstone Café, we will provide coffee, tea, hot cocoa and snacks while supplies last at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, and 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16.

Random Acts of Snacks will continue this year. Library staff will work their way through Hale Library to distribute snacks and encouragement during finals week. 

At any point, if you find that you need to take a quick break to unclench the ol’ brain muscle, visit our De-Stress station near the entrance of Hale Library. You’ll find coloring pages and pencils, Sudoku, word searches and more. 

Snacks throughout the week include pizza, fruit, fresh cookies, doughnuts, and many other goodies. Make sure to thank our sponsors who make these events possible: Housing and Dining Services, Bakery Science Club, Cats for Clean Air, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs, Lafene Health Center, McAlister’s Deli, Personal Financial Planning Program and Varsity Donuts. 
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