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A monthly PCH Resident Newsletter brought to you by the Housing Information Office


Interested in becoming a Resident Advisor or Resident Director?  Many Private Certified Housing facilities are currently accepting applications for RAs and RDs.  Applications are available now at Hendrick House for Resident Director, fill out an initial application online.  Applications for Resident Advisors are also being accepted at Newman Hall online.  Bromley Hall is accepting applications for both Resident Director and Resident Advisors at their front desk- call 217-384-6100 or email Bromley directly to learn more.

Interested in making a difference on campus? How about becoming an effective student leader? Then act now to become an Orientation Student Leader (OSL).  Strengthen your communication and leadership skills while helping new students make a successful start at University of Illinois.  If you’re a positive and highly motivated student interested in helping others, you’d be what we would call an Orientation Student Leader!
Applications for the Orientation Student Leader position are now open and will close Friday, Nov. 7th at 5pm. Apply HERE, then sign up for an Interview.  Visit the New Student Programs website for more information.

DADS WEEKEND Nov 14-16th

Looking for something fun to do on Dads Weekend?  Check out the University Schedule, or visit the Dads Association wesbite- for information on events throughout the weekend.  From sports events to musicals, to rock concerts, there is something for everyone!
Your Residence Halls are also offerring a number of activities throughout the weekend as well!  Visit their websites, or check our PCH Facebook page for information about events going on throughout the PCH community.

Students, the Dads Association at the University of Illinois will award six SCHOLARSHIPS for $2,000 in January 2015.  To be eligible, students must have an application for financial assistance on file with the Office of Financial Aid and submit a scholarship application.  Applications due by Friday, November 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m
For more information, as well as the application, click here.


Learn something new and grab a FREE Lunch!  The OIIR Lunch On Us series features speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, and provides introductions to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face. 

Lunches are open to ALL students, and held EVERY weekday @ 12pm, at cultural centers across campus. 



Private Certified Housing is coordinating with OIIR to host a GLOBAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION on December 7th @ Bromley Hall.  ALL PCH residents are invited for a night of food, activities, and fun.
More information coming soon to your Residence Hall and on our PCH Facebook page.

Fall Break Housing Application

Will you be around for Fall Break?  If you are looking for housing on campus over break, many of our PCH facilities are open for Fall Break Housing.  If housing is not available at your facility, visit Illini Tower, or email them to learn more about their Fall Break Housing Options. 

Looking for MEAL options?  Presby Hall will be offerring food service over break.  There is also a modified meal schedule available at Illinois Street Residence Hall- remember PCH residents can BUY EXTRA CREDITS and dine at University halls at any time.

All students are also invited to enjoy a FREE Thanksgiving Dinner @ Urbana High School at the 44th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 5pm-7pm.



Fall Break is fast approaching! Whether you are traveling home or staying on campus, be mindful before you eat so you won’t regret the bellyache later.  Instead of skipping your usual meals and snacks, balance heavy foods like casseroles and meat with lighter sides like green vegetables and fruit desserts. For more information on balanced meals and food safety for the holiday season, visit USDA’s and  You will also find great information on healthy ideas for groceries and COOKING ON A BUDGET, as well as VEGETARIAN OPTIONS!

Brought to you by McKinley’s Health Education Unit.  For more information about our services, please visit


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