Hadlock Student Center: Important Update

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The opening of the Hadlock Student Center will be delayed, with an anticipated grand opening event for the entire campus community the week of Sept. 10. We are working closely with our contractor and will keep the campus community updated regarding the opening date as soon as it is confirmed.

When the center opens, there will be a number of exciting new programs and services for students and employees. Please take a few minutes to review the policies for employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests.

Two important items to note:

  1. Anyone entering the building will be required to have a valid George Fox University ID card; There will be no exceptions.
  2. All employees, spouses, dependents, students and guests will be required to have a completed liability and release form on file. This form will be live on MyGFU soon, and information will be sent out with a link once the form is available.

From Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Sept. 7, the fitness center space in Wheeler will remain open with limited hours to employees and students. Hours are as follows: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 11 p.m. The Wheeler Fitness Center will not be open on the weekends.

We are excited to share this beautiful new facility with the campus community! Contact Rob Simpson, director of campus recreation (simpsonr@georgefox.edu) or Keith Schneider, assistant director of campus recreation (kschneid@georgefox.edu) with any questions.

Don’t forget to rent or purchase your textbooks

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Now is the time to rent and/or purchase your fall textbooks. Go to georgefoxshop.com today! At checkout, select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick your books up when you arrive in a few weeks!

Thank you, and go Bruins!

Please vacate these lots for Welcome Weekend move-in day Thursday

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Welcome Weekend is almost here! In order for our hundreds of new students to have a seamless move-in experience, we need extra cooperation from the staff and students already here on Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • If your on-campus residence is Pennington, Edwards, Weesner Village, Hobson, Macy, Sutton, LeShana, Gulley or Brandt, we need you to vacate those lots Wednesday evening and stay out of them until Friday morning.
  • If you normally park in the Le Shana lot, please move your cars as close to Fulton Street as possible so that the area in front of the building is clear, or move your cars to the Bauman or Morse lot Wednesday night.
  • Everyone in the Pennington lot and “lollipop area,” Edwards or Weesner Village needs to move to the lot on 99W Wednesday night.
  • Please keep Sheridan Street clear for easier access for our incoming students.
  • The Morse lot and the front lot only of the Roberts Center are also available for Thursday. The lot in between the Roberts Center and Gulley and Brandt halls must be vacated Wednesday night.
  • If you are going on a retreat this week, you MUST move your cars to the Bauman, Morse or 99W lots before leaving on your retreat. Please don’t block up the entire moving-in flow with your left-behind cars!

Questions? Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 and also view the parking brochure on the CPS web pages for lot locations.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help make next Thursday be the best day ever for our new students!

Now is the time to rent or purchase your textbooks

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Now is the time to rent and/or purchase your fall textbooks. Go to georgefoxshop.com today! At checkout, select in-store pick-up for free shipping and simply pick your books up when you arrive in a few weeks!

Thank you, and go Bruins!

Please say away from unfinished areas around Hadlock Student Center

Friday, August 17th, 2018

As the finishing touches are being made on the new Hadlock Student Center, we ask that members of the university community stay away from construction areas of the building. It is very important that you do not walk around unfinished areas, as this poses a safety hazard.

Thank you

FoxHole reservation form now available

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Commuter Life has created a new form to manage reserving the FoxHole lounge. This is a highly utilized space, which is awesome! We want to provide the best customer service, and this form helps us manage reservations. Please use this easy form to reserve this space.

When reserving, keep in mind that the kitchen area is cleaned by the Commuter Life student leader team. Please be sure to clean the kitchen after using it. Additionally, all coffee and food supplies in the FoxHole are purchased by Commuter Life for commuter events. Please bring all paper products and items needed for your event. Enjoy the FoxHole this year!

If you have questions, ask Kristi Welker, director of Commuter Life, by emailing kwelker@georgefox.edu or calling ext. 2308.

Students: Please park where your permit allows only

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Students already on campus: Campus Public Safety is receiving complaints of student cars being parked in staff lots, reserved spaces and in fire lanes by the Canyon Suites, etc.

All staff and faculty are now back working, and staff lots are off-limits for students, as are reserved staff parking on Carlton Way, visitor rows, etc. If you have already registered your vehicle, please print out the temporary permit from the link emailed to you and place that on your dashboard until your parking permit arrives.

Thank you in advance for your prompt cooperation and moving your cars to the appropriate areas.

Undergraduate commuter lunches announced for the year

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Undergrad commuters: We invite you to join the Commuter Life team for lunch. All lunches will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please see the schedule below for the dates and location of these lunches. The lunches are highly social and all about building community within the undergraduate commuter community.

  • Monday, Sept. 10 (FoxHole)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Thursday, Nov. 8 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, Jan. 24 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 20 (FoxHole)
  • Thursday, March 7 (Canyon Commons Dining Room)
  • Monday, April 8 (FoxHole)

Like us/Follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date with Commuter Life happenings!

Questions? Contact Kristi Welker at kwelker@georgefox.edu.

Commuter students: Please be sure to review Student Handbook

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Commuter students: Please be reminded that you should take time to review the Student Handbook. Since you are living off campus and are not attending all-area meetings through Residence Life, this is your reminder from the Office of Commuter Life to review our community’s expectations of you.

The Undergraduate Student Handbook is significant resource that serves to articulate the lifestyle standards, community policies and other aspects of being a member of the George Fox community. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this handbook, it is not a binding contract and it may be changed, updated, amended and/or modified at any time by action of appropriate university personnel.

Students of George Fox University are responsible for reviewing and adhering to all published university policies. We hope that you find this searchable handbook to be a tool that is both informative and helpful. The handbook can be found at studenthandbook.georgefox.edu.

If you have any questions regarding the Handbook, please email studentlife@georgefox.edu.

University launches Bruin Community Pantry this fall

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The Office of Student Life is excited to announce the start of Bruin Community Pantry, an initiative seeking to address the real problem of hunger (“food insecurity”) on campus. It’s our goal to help meet the needs of community members who, for one reason or another, do not have access to enough healthy food.

Four different components of Bruin Community Pantry include:

Food Pantry
All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in the Roberts Center (Room 110). Community food drives will be held to provide non-perishable items for the pantry, and athletic teams will facilitate food drives during home games.

Contact student life for a list of items non-perishable food and household items needed for the pantry. Donations are now being accepted in the student life office on the third floor of the Stevens Center.

Hospitality
Partnerships with local businesses for “gifts in kind” have been established with Bon Appetit, Newberg’s Grocery Outlet and Ray’s Produce. A variety of pre-packaged foods are available for students, located at hospitality tables in the student life office, spiritual life office, and the Intercultural Resource Center (Moore House). The tables are open during office hours, which are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Duke Athletic Center will host a peanut butter and jelly sandwich bar that is available to all George Fox students.

Leftovers
The student life office will arrange for quality leftover food to be stored in a refrigerator in our office. All food donated will be adequately contained and dated. Food not picked up in the appropriate amount of time will be disposed of.

Students participating in this program can sign up by contacting our office. A waiver is required for anyone participating in the Leftovers program.

Outreach
Partnering with existing local outreach initiatives facilitated by spiritual life, students who want to support their efforts will be connected to their programs.

We live in a society with easy access to processed food. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting food in its natural state. This aspect of our outreach will endeavor to provide cooking classes in various living areas on campus using recipes from “Eat well on $4 a day, Good and Cheap.”

For more information, visit this link or contact Jere Witherspoon in the student life office (jwitherspoon@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2312).

Summer student employees: Please park in your designated areas

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

With the return of staff and faculty to campus today, summer student employees need to now park where their 2018-19 parking permits allow in order to free up the staff lots and visitor rows for staff and faculty who have returned to work.

The 2018-19 parking brochure is available on the Campus Public Safety website if you are unsure where your permit allows you to park, or come and see the parking map in person at the Campus Public Safety office.

Thank you for all of your hard work this summer!

Staff, administrators and faculty: Please pass this on to your summer student employees.

Please vacate these lots for Welcome Weekend move-in day

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Welcome Weekend is almost here! In order for our hundreds of new students to have a seamless move-in experience, we need extra cooperation from the staff and students already here on Thursday, Aug. 23.

  • If your on-campus residence is Pennington, Edwards, Weesner Village, Hobson, Macy, Sutton, LeShana, Gulley or Brandt, we need you to vacate those lots Wednesday evening and stay out of them until Friday morning.
  • If you normally park in the Le Shana lot, please move your cars as close to Fulton Street as possible so that the area in front of the building is clear, or move your cars to the Bauman or Morse lot Wednesday night.
  • Everyone in the Pennington lot and “lollipop area,” Edwards or Weesner Village needs to move to the lot on 99W Wednesday night.
  • Please keep Sheridan Street clear for easier access for our incoming students.
  • The Morse lot and the front lot only of the Roberts Center are also available for Thursday. The lot in between the Roberts Center and Gulley and Brandt halls must be vacated Wednesday night.
  • If you are going on a retreat next week, you MUST move your cars to the Bauman, Morse or 99W lots before leaving on your retreat. Please don’t block up the entire moving-in flow with your left-behind cars!

Questions? Please contact Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090 and also view the parking brochure on the CPS web pages for lot locations.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation to help make next Thursday be the best day ever for our new students!

Wilderness First Aid course offered on campus Oct. 27-28

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Campus Recreation is hosting a Wilderness First Aid course on on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28. The cost to current George Fox students is $100. Space in the class is limited, so please register early if you are interested.

Additional details can be found on the registration form.

Contact Keith Schneider at kschneid@georgefox.edu with questions.

Reminder: Fitness Center Information

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

We trust you are excited about the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27 (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice most of the space has been cleared in anticipation of remodeling it for athletics’ use since the HSC will be opening soon. Due to this upcoming remodeling of the Wheeler fitness center space, some equipment has been moved into the adjacent dance studio space (Wheeler 211) for general student and employee use until the HSC opens. The squat racks are also still available for use and are in their original spot.

There are more limited hours for this interim space in Wheeler, as it will now be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience during this transitional period and trust that the new space in the HSC will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu) regarding the HSC or Adam Puckett (apuckett@georgefox.edu) regarding the Wheeler Sports Center space.

Important Vehicle Registration and Parking Information for Commuters

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

With the new academic year comes new changes in parking policies. This letter is to inform you of those changes ahead of time so you can act accordingly.

All changes mentioned in this email begin with the 2018-19 academic year. The university, not Campus Public Safety (formerly Security Services), has elected to bill all commuters for your annual parking permit automatically.

Your student account will be charged each semester through Student Financial Services. Additionally, there is an increase in the cost of the parking permit: $100 per semester ($200 annually).

When you go online to register your vehicle on MYGFU, under “GFU Resources,” click on “Vehicle Registration.” There will be no cost shown, and you will enter your vehicle information.

Complete instructions on vehicle registration can be found on Campus Public Safety’s website. Once you have completed the vehicle registration process, your permit will be mailed to you in 14 to 21 days at the mailing address you provided during the vehicle registration process.

For those who live nearby and would rather walk or ride a bike to campus, an online form will be available to request a refund for the permit charge. Please read the form thoroughly to understand the conditions of your refund. Information on where to access this form will be announced in an upcoming Daily Bruin.

Those of you living in the Good Neighbor area, when you bring in the required proof of residence to receive your free parking permit, your information will be submitted to Student Financial Services for a refund of permit charges. Details about parking off-campus can be found on the Off-Campus Parking website.

Please watch this summer for any changes regarding parking policies or permits. Check your George Fox email regularly or you might miss something important.

If you have any questions, please call Campus Public Safety at 503-554-2090. Details about the university’s parking policies can be found on the Campus Public Safety website: Parking 101.

Donations being accepted in Bruin Community Pantry

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Bruin Community Pantry (BCP) is an Office of Student Life-led initiative seeking to address the real problem of hunger (“food insecurity”) on campus. It is our goal to help meet the needs of our community who, for one reason or another, do not have access to enough healthy food.

We are currently soliciting donations for the BCP. Those wishing to contribute by donating money can contact Jere Witherspoon (jwithers@georgefox.edu or 503-554-2316) for more information.

Here is a list of suggested donation items:

  • Boxed meals, such as mac and cheese and Hamburger Helper
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Tortilla and pita chips
  • Beef jerky
  • Crackers and cereal
  • Cheese sticks
  • Nuts
  • Peanut butter, jelly and honey
  • Applesauce pouches and fruit cups
  • Protein bars, granola bars and fruit bars
  • Dried fruit (cherries, figs, blueberries)
  • Coffee and tea
  • Hot sauces
  • Canned veggies, fruits, beans and meats
  • Chili and soups
  • Salsa and marinara sauce
  • Chicken and vegetable broth
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder, spices of any kind
  • Oil
  • Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Body wash
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry and dish soap
  • Notebooks, pens, pencils and lined paper

Donations can be dropped off at the student life office on the third floor of the Stevens Center during regular business hours. Any excess of items donated will be delivered to FISH in Newberg. We will take donations of non-perishable food items and essential toiletries throughout the year.

All George Fox community members have access to the pantry, located in the Roberts Center (Room 110). Community food drives will be held throughout the year to provide non-perishable items for the pantry.

Seven spots available in next week’s CPR/First Aid/AED class

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Now is a great time to get trained in CPR/AED/First Aid! There are seven spots remaining in next week’s class, scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14.

You can sign up online on the Campus Public Safety website. Our hope is that every department would have a minimum of one person trained in CPR/AED/First Aid. The classes are also open for community members, so spread the word and sign up today to secure your spot!

Register cars now to receive your permit before school starts

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Sophomores, juniors, seniors and grad students: Please register for your residential and commuter permits now in order to receive them before school starts!

Commuters and grad students should input the address they are commuting from as the “mailing address.” Students registering for a residential permit should use their George Fox address and PO box for the “mailing address” so it will be waiting for you to sign for at Mail Services. They will not be in your PO box.

Be sure to print out your temporary permit from the link sent to you after successfully registering and place it on your dashboard until your permit has arrived. Affix your permit to the exterior of your car’s back window, check your parking brochure to see where you can park after moving in, and you will be ready to go by the time school starts!

Questions? Contact Nadine Kincaid at nkincaid@georgefox.edu or call 503-554-2090 during business hours.

Updated Fitness Center Information

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

We trust you are excited about the new Hadlock Student Center (HSC)! Assuming everything continues on schedule, the fitness center portion of the facility will be open with limited hours (tentatively 4 to 9 p.m.) beginning Monday, Aug. 27 (anticipated grand opening and full hours will begin Monday, Sept. 3). This is subject to change if there are unexpected delays in construction.

If you use the fitness center in Wheeler, you’ll notice most of the space has been cleared in anticipation of remodeling it for athletics’ use since the HSC will be opening soon. Due to this upcoming remodeling of the Wheeler fitness center space, some equipment has been moved into the adjacent dance studio space (Wheeler 211) for general student and employee use until the HSC opens. The squat racks are also still available for use and are in their original spot.

There are more limited hours for this interim space in Wheeler, as it will now be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed Saturday and Sunday). We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience during this transitional period and trust that the new space in the HSC will make it worth the wait!

Questions? Contact Rob Simpson (simpsonr@georgefox.edu) regarding the HSC or Adam Puckett (apuckett@georgefox.edu) regarding the Wheeler Sports Center space.

Bruin Den is closed this week

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

The Bruin Den will be closed this week (Aug. 6-10) in preparation for the upcoming school year. We will reopen Monday, Aug. 13, with summer hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) until classes start on Monday, Aug. 27, when we start school year hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.