New Bolton Center Dormitory Policies and Procedures
NBC is located approximately 35 miles from Philadelphia in a small rural area. Facilities and services are somewhat scattered. The nearest town, Kennett Square, is approximately 4 miles away. The nearest movie theater is 10 miles away at Painters Crossing, and the closest hospital is 12 miles from NBC. There is NO public transport, so a car is really a necessity.
PETS ARE PROHIBITED FROM NBC. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS REGULATION WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF ROOM PRIVILEGES.
Rooms and Room Mates:
The dorm rooms are newly refurbished. They contain three beds, two desks, lamps and storage for personal belongings. NO food is allowed in dorm rooms.
When You Arrive at NBC:
You will need your Penn I. D. card to gain access to the dorm. On the first day of your rotation, keys for dorm rooms will be available at 7.30 AM at the housekeepers office, which is located on the first floor of the dorm. At this time please have your $15.00 refundable deposit with you.
If you arrive at NBC on the evening before your rotation begins, you must check in at the admissions desk at Widener hospital. The security officer will accompany you to the dorm and give you access to a room for that evening. You must then go to the housekeepers office the following morning to pick up a key.
If you are participating in more than one rotation, please keep your room key for use when you return. If you are not returning, please hand in your key at the end of your rotation and your deposit will be returned to you at that time.
If you cannot do this, please leave your key and your home address [not your VHUP address] in an envelope at the admissions desk and your deposit will be returned through the mail in the form of a check.
Sheets, Pillowcases and Blankets are provided for your use. You must bring your own towels and pillows. The linens are placed in the hallways of the dorms. Please place all dirty linens in the bins provided.
We have a full service cafeteria, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner items. It opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 2:00 PM.
If you wish to cook your own meals, the dormitory has a well-equipped kitchen on the second floor. It has a stove, refrigerators, freezers, microwaves, toaster oven and dishwasher. Cleaning supplies are provided. Dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils are provided. Each student has a storage locker for dry goods. Please Label and date everything you put in the refrigerators and closets, because at the end of each rotation the housekeepers will discard any unlabelled food items without exception.
The dorm rooms are cleaned at least once a week. Hallways and bathrooms are cleaned daily. Common rooms are cleaned as needed.
In Your Room, the housekeepers are responsible for sweeping floors, dusting furniture, window sills and frames, emptying trash, washing floors, vacuuming, reporting problems concerning repairs, maintenance and pets. The housekeepers will NOT move any of your personal belongings, so if they cannot get into your room to clean, your room will not be cleaned.
Coin operated washers and dryers are available on the first floor of the dorm.
The University does not insure your car or personal belongings. Please do not bring large amounts of cash with you. The locks on the dormitory doors are equipped with dead bolt mechanisms, which can be activated by using your key to lock the door. For your own protection please use the key to lock the door and turn it until you hear the dead bolt trip. Once in place no one can gain access to your room unless they have a key. You will need your Penn card to gain access to the dorm from Alumni hall or from the back door.
While on campus please drive slowly. The speed limit is 15 mph, and park only in designated parking areas.
Dial 911 for Chester County emergency services.
All full time students are required to carry health insurance either through the student plan or a private insurer. If you are injured or become ill while at NBC, you or your health insurance plan will be responsible for payment of all medical services.
Your mail is delivered to the Widener hospital daily and placed in the student mailboxes. All out going mail can be left at the mailroom located in the Widener hospital. First class postage stamps are available from the mailroom daily from 9.30 to 10.00 am.
We look forward to meeting you and hope your stay at NBC is pleasurable. If you have any problems please contact Carol Sheets by phone - 610.925.6123 or by email at email@example.com.
Last Update: 12/8/10