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12.1. Student Health Program

 

12.1.1. General

There are three components to the Student Health Program provided by the Seminary: (1) the Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP); (2) health-related services partially funded by the comprehensive fee (e.g., counseling services on campus and at Trinity, medical evacuation and repatriation coverage for students traveling abroad); and (3) health and wellness-related services. Additional information is available in the SHBP brochure, at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and on the Seminary’s website under Health Resources.

12.1.1.1. Emergency Contact

The Office of Student Life is the center for emergency contact for all students. In the event of a personal emergency, the Office of Student Life will assist students by informing the appropriate Seminary personnel. PTS may use the emergency contact information listed on the entering student survey form to notify designated persons in certain emergency situations where this is deemed necessary. Students are responsible for any coursework that has been missed and must contact their professors to make appropriate arrangements upon return to the Seminary.

12.1.1.2. Contact Numbers Including Psychological Crises

Students with serious illness or injury should call 911 and will be transported immediately to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, the local hospital. In less severe cases, Campus Security may be contacted for transportation assistance at 609.497.7777. After hours, in psychological crises only, call 609.273.9727 (on campus) and 609.273.9726 (CRW) to reach a security officer, who will contact an administrator from the psychological crisis response team.

12.1.1.3. Immunization

Before initial registration at Princeton Seminary, every entering student must submit an immunization history completed by a family or school physician to the Seminary’s contractor, Princeton HealthCare Systems. A standard report form for this purpose is made available from the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid of the Seminary, and on the Seminary’s website. The deadline for submission is August 15 for most students. Students receiving immunizations to satisfy State of New Jersey mandated requirements prior to beginning classes at the Seminary must pay for the services at the time they are received, no matter who the provider is.

12.1.2. Student Health Benefits Plan

12.1.2.1. Health Insurance Requirements

Every full-time student is required to have major medical insurance coverage while enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary. In order to assist students in meeting this requirement, the Seminary provides a Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP).

12.1.2.2. Waiving SHBP Coverage

All students are required to enroll in the SHBP unless allowed to waive the coverage. Verification of an employer-sponsored plan, government-sponsored plan, or church-sponsored health plan that provides coverage that is comparable to the SHBP (ex. plan maximum, deductible/copay amounts, in-network providers in the Princeton area, prescription drug coverage, mental health benefits, etc.) must be supplied to the Office of Admissions before a waiver can be approved.

12.1.2.3. Dependents and the SHBP

Student spouses and children are eligible for the SHBP.

12.1.2.4. Part-time Students and the SHBP

Part-time students may enroll on a voluntary basis during specified enrollment periods.

12.1.2.5. Foreign Nationals and the SHBP

International degree candidates are required to enroll in the SHBP and are not allowed to waive SHBP coverage, regardless of the existence of any other health insurance coverage.

12.1.2.6. Duration of Coverage

Completed enrollment forms must be submitted by August 15 for coverage beginning on September 1 of that year. All coverage under the SHBP ceases on August 31, following the student’s graduation or when a student ceases to be enrolled. This is a student health insurance plan and therefore not subject to continuation of benefits under COBRA.

12.1.2.7. Cost

The cost for single students to enroll in the Student Health Benefits Plan for twelve months of coverage is posted on Princeton Theological Seminary’s website. The bursar can also be consulted for the fee schedule. Dependents may be included for an additional fee. The Seminary’s Student Health Benefits Plan provides superior coverage for students and their dependents for most of the major medical costs incurred as a result of accident or illness. The SHBP is administered by HealthSmart, Inc.

12.1.2.8. Further Information

The SHBP brochure, enrollment, and waiver forms are available on the Seminary’s website and also at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

12.1.3. Counseling Services

 

12.1.3.1. Campus Counseling Services

Counseling services are available through the Office of Student Counseling in Scheide Hall for students and spouses. The first two sessions are free of charge, which facilitates crisis management and referrals. If a student or spouse continues with counseling on campus, the fee is $10 per session for up to eight subsequent sessions and is billed to student accounts.  The copayment is $15 for sessions 11- 20 and $25 after that. There is a $15 cancellation fee in non-emergency situations without 24 hours’ notice. No one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. Intake forms can be found on the Student Counseling website and in Scheide Hall. The website also includes information about all counseling and spiritual direction options, support groups, mental health and self-assessment screenings, and guidelines for responding to a psychological crisis.  If you are in a psychological emergency during work hours, please come directly to Scheide Hall.  After hours, in psychological crises only, call 609.273.9727 (on campus) or 609.273.9726 (CRW) to reach a security officer, who will contact an administrator from the psychological crisis response team. Confidentiality in counseling is overridden when life or property are at risk. If you have counseling-related questions, please call the Director of Student Counseling on her confidential line at 609.497.7891 or email nancy.schongalla@ptsem.edu.

12.1.3.2. Mental Health Medication Consultation and Management

Lynn Shell is a psychologist and advanced practice nurse who will provide a few hours each week for consultation and monitoring of medications and supplements for students and spouses.  Her orientation is holistic and collaborative.  The copayment of $25 is billed to student accounts and referrals are through the Director of Student Counseling.

12.1.3.3. Vocational Self-Exploration

Maggie Furniss, an on-campus contract counselor and board-certified life coach offers a four-session module for students and or spouses which focuses on increasing self-understanding and awareness in the context of vocation and work.  Professional instruments such as the Birkman Inventory are used along with a variety of information gathering tools to assess personality traits, values, interests, and functioning in work environments.  Participants are expected to complete relevant assessments as “homework” during the process.  Additional sessions, resources and support are available as needed.  On-campus fees apply.  Interested individuals should contact the Director of Student Counseling.

12.1.3.4. Wellness Life Coaching Services

Wellness Life Coaching is an alternative or a complement to traditional counseling and/or spiritual direction. Wellness coach Julie Collins provides guidance and support for individuals who want to make positive lifestyle changes such as eating in a healthier way, developing an exercise schedule, managing time effectively, or dealing with chronic health challenges. The approach includes mindful awareness and attention to the body’s wisdom. Referrals are through the Office of Student Counseling. On-campus counseling fees apply. 

12.1.3.5. Groups and Seminars for Support, Faith Formation, Enrichment, and Psychotherapy

Groups are offered on- and off-campus to provide additional avenues for the psychological, relational, and spiritual formation of students and spouses. Spiritual Direction and Art of Discernment groups meet twice per month, are led by local, trained spiritual directors, and are organized through the Student Counseling Office, in Scheide Hall. Support and psychotherapy groups are offered periodically, including Stress Management, Mindfulness Meditation, Sexual Compulsivity, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Perfectionism, Procrastination, ADD, Anxiety, Parenting, Relationship Enhancement, and Spirituality and Creativity. The copayment for most groups on or off-campus is $10/meeting irrespective of a person’s insurance; seminars led by on-campus staff for mood regulation skills are free. Financial aid is available.

12.1.3.6. Individual Spiritual Direction

Many students and spouses benefit from spiritual direction while at Princeton Seminary, often in addition to personal counseling. While there is an overlap between counseling and spiritual direction, monthly spiritual direction sessions focus on how to listen for God in one’s life and may include reflection, silence, prayer, and being present with God. Themes often addressed in spiritual direction are discernment and call, taking in God’s grace, connecting head and heart, and spiritual practices. Students enrolled in the Student Health Benefits Plan have a benefit that makes the copayment for spiritual direction $10–15 per session. For others the copayment ranges from $20–45. Two directors do not charge a fee. Information about spiritual direction is available in the Student Counseling, Chapel; Student Life, and Field Education offices.

12.1.3.7. Trinity Counseling Service (TCS)

Trinity Counseling Service, at 22 Stockton Street, 609.924.0060, provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families.  Students enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan have an unlimited number of sessions available at TCS with a consistent copayment of $15.  Students who have paid the comprehensive fee and are not in the SHBP, can access up to thirty individual, premarital, or marital sessions during their years at PTS subsidized by the comprehensive fee, where the copayment is $10 for sessions 1 - 10, $15 for sessions 11-20, and $25 for sessions 21-30. Spouses and children are not eligible for Seminary-subsidized counseling, but TCS works with most insurance companies and has a sliding scale that helps make counseling affordable for many people. A referral by the director of student counseling can be helpful in making arrangements to be seen by TCS staff, but it is not required. Ministry candidates and their ordination committees can use TCS for vocational and psychological evaluation testing to assist with the discernment process. While the Seminary subsidy and the SHBP insurance do not cover these services, many judicatories pay a significant portion of the cost for their ministry candidates.

12.1.3.8. Specialty Counseling In-Network Providers

A select group of thirty-five therapists is available for students and spouses enrolled in the PTS Student Health Benefits Plan (SHBP). These mental health professionals are ethnically diverse and have different specializations. Several provide medication consultation and management. SHBP counselors are accessed only by referral through the Office of Student Counseling. A new referral is needed each September if counseling continues into the next academic year. The copayment is $25 per session. There is no session limit for individual, marriage, or pre-marital counseling.

12.1.3.9. Responsibility for Costs

Responsibility for the cost of counseling, except as noted above, is assumed by the student. As an educational institution, the Seminary does not assume financial responsibility for counseling beyond that indicated. It does, however, encourage students to seek necessary help and stands ready to assist in financial planning, together with the possibility of loans, through its financial aid officer.

12.2.1. Residential Facilities

The Seminary maintains several residential facilities for students who are pursuing their work on a full-time basis Three residence halls on the main campus accommodate single students, who take their meals in the Mackay Campus Center. More than two hundred fifty apartments of varying size, each with a kitchen, are available for single students, married students, and married students with families.

12.2.1.1. Housing Resident Assistants

Housing resident assistants (HRAs) are students who act as liaisons between residents and the Housing and Facilities offices. They facilitate communication and help enforce rules and regulations. HRAs are located in Alexander, Brown, and Hodge Halls, Witherspoon, Roberts/Tennent, and at CRW.

12.2.2. Application for Seminary Housing

Persons who desire Seminary housing for an academic year, including those who already reside in such housing, must make a new application each year. Applications will be processed only for persons who are enrolled full time as degree candidates or who have been admitted as such.

12.2.2.1. Deadline for Housing Applications

All returning students, including those currently in Seminary housing, interns, students who wish to move from off campus to on campus, and those returning from leaves of absence, must submit housing applications by March 1 to be considered for housing during the next academic year. Dates may be subject to change.

12.2.2.2. Post-deadline Housing Applications

Housing ordinarily can be guaranteed to eligible incoming full-time degree candidates who have submitted housing applications, and confirmed admissions, by March 1. If housing is still available, it will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to persons confirmed after April 1. Any special requests will be prioritized based on the date of admission confirmation.

12.2.2.3. Spring Semester Housing Application Deadline

The housing application deadline for students entering in the spring semester is December 31. If housing is available, assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis to persons whose housing applications and admissions deposits have been received.

12.2.3. Primary Housing Eligibility

Primary eligibility for residence hall and apartment accommodations is extended to full-time MDiv, MA, and MA MA(TS), transfer students, dual-degree students, and PhD candidates. Assignments are based on the date of confirmation. International students and military chaplains are ordinarily placed in the primary category.

12.2.4. Secondary Housing Eligibility

Secondary eligibility may be extended to full-time ThM candidates, and MDiv/ MSW (4th year) after those with primary eligibility have been accommodated.

12.2.5. Apartment and Residence Hall Lottery

Information regarding single student apartment lottery and residence hall room draw for the following fall term is circulated at the start of the spring term each year. A list of available residence hall rooms is posted prior to the drawing date in late March. The drawing is conducted on a priority basis, with PhD students drawing first, followed by returning interns, then rising MDiv and MA seniors and rising dual-degree students in years three and four, then rising MDiv middlers and dual-degree students in year two. A student wishing to have his or her room assignment changed during the year should contact the director of housing and auxiliary services. The cut-off date to change rooms for the spring term is March 1.

12.2.6. Limits on Seminary Housing

In the interest of fairness in the allocation of resources, there are limits on the time students in various programs may occupy Seminary housing. In all cases eligibility expires with graduation. With the exception of PhD candidates, it ordinarily is not possible to obtain Seminary housing for successive programs. The maximum limits of occupancy for students in the several degree programs are: MDiv candidates: six semesters; MA(TS) and MA: four semesters; dual-degree candidates: eight semesters; MA (transfer), and ThM candidates two semesters; PhD candidates: first ten semesters in the program.

12.2.6.1 Seminary Housing Agreements

Students residing in Seminary housing must sign a housing agreement each year. Housing agreements for residence halls are for the academic year (fall and spring semesters) and do not include the summer. Housing agreements for apartments are for the full year (July 1 through June 30), and include the summer. The agreement terminates based on the limits as stated above.

12.2.7. Preclusions to Seminary Housing

Students who go on internships or leaves of absence are not eligible to remain in Seminary housing and, upon returning, are considered the same as other returning students and are governed by the same procedures. Should an MDiv or ThM student continue into the PhD program, he or she is considered for Seminary housing in the same manner as a student entering from elsewhere.

12.2.8. Housing Deposit

Each student occupying Seminary housing is required to make a housing deposit, usually in advance but occasionally upon arrival. The amount of this deposit is $150 for a residence hall resident and one month’s rent for a Seminary apartment resident. These deposits, which also cover repairs for incidental damage, are not treated as rental payments and are retained until after the student has vacated Seminary housing. Moving from one Seminary accommodation to another may require a change in this deposit. Within forty-five (45) days after the student vacates Seminary housing, damages will be assessed and a refund of the unused deposit will be issued. The cost of repairs, based on a per hour charge that includes labor and materials, is determined by the director of facilities and construction. 

12.2.9. Guest Facilities

Limited guest facilities are available at a nominal charge. Reservations for these accommodations should be made during regular office hours. Visits to the Seminary campus by groups must be arranged in advance with the director of housing and auxiliary services, whether the Seminary is in session or not. Guests under college age shall not be housed overnight in Seminary facilities. The group leader will be given instructions regarding meals, rooms, parking, and facilities available on campus. If meals are involved, arrangements must be made at least one week in advance. It is important that these steps be followed so that visitors not be embarrassed by lack of arrangements or by conflicting schedules.

12.3. Identification Cards

A photo identification card is issued to each entering student at the time of registration and is valid for the duration of his or her program. This ID card is for the exclusive use of the person whose name and photograph appear upon it and is nontransferable. It is used for several purposes: as a board card for persons on the Seminary board plan, as a declining balance card, as an access card for residential buildings, mailroom, Stuart basement (for CRC) and the gym, for borrowing books from the Seminary libraries, and as a credential for obtaining borrowing privileges at the Princeton University library facilities. The loss of an ID card must be reported immediately to the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services. The cost of a first replacement is $20. This fee is raised in $5 increments each time a card must be replaced. Spouse photo identification cards are issued at time of check-in. Spouses and dependent children (ages13–18) are also required to have photo ID.

12.4. Dining Service

The dining hall in the Mackay Campus Center is open daily during the academic year and is available to members of the Seminary community, special groups, and invited visitors. It is also frequently used by persons from the community at large. The schedule is normally as follows, although it does change between semesters and the summer when classes are not in session.

12.4.1. Hours

12.4.1.1. Monday through Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Retail Only: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lite Lunch: 1:30p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Retail Only: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Retail Only: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

12.4.1.2. Saturday/Sunday

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Retail Only: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Brunch: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lite Lunch 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Retail Only: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dinner: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

12.4.2. Meal Plans and Declining Balance

All students living in the residence hall are required be on a meal plan. There are no exceptions to this policy.  Selections for the meal plan are made on the housing application each year and may be changed only between semesters by contacting the Housing Office no later than the close of the last business day before the beginning of the new term.

Meal Plan options:

Unlimited meal plan – student may eat as many meals as they wish each week

15 meal plan with 50 declining balance points per semester)- student may eat any fifteen meals each week

10 meal plan with 100 declining balance points per semester)- student may eat any ten meals each week.

*weeks start Monday at breakfast and end Sunday after dinner.  Meal plans do not carry over from week to week.  Declining balance points are valid only for the current academic year.

Meals are non-transferrable and can only be used by the student participating in the meal plan.

The Seminary ID card serves also as the meal card for those students on the meal plan. Students  who are unable to attend a particular meal have two options.   First, they can contact the Dining Services Office to make arrangements for a boxed meal that they can pick-up during operating hours and a meal will be deducted from their weekly plan. Second, they can prepare a to-go meal while they are in the Dining Hall and as they are checking out, will fill out a “missed meal form” with the cashier and that meal will be deducted from their weekly plan. 

Meal Plan equivalency – Meal plan equivalency can only be used during stated retail periods. Students may use up to one meal plan equivalency during each meal period, with a maximum of 3 meal and/or equivalency swipes each day, and does count against the weekly meal plan allowance.  A meal plan equivalency is one beverage (fountain or coffee), one complete entrée with side (signs at each station denote what counts) an additional side, and a desert.  Bottled beverages and packaged products cannot be substituted.

 Cashier check out - The procedure for persons on the board plan is to present their ID card to the cashier in the dining hall at the time of checkout. In the absence of an ID card, the cashier will either request cash payment or suggest that the card be retrieved. Lost cards should be reported immediately to the Housing and Auxiliary Services Office, who will issue a new card.  Replacement cards are subject to a replacement fee.

Declining Balance Points

Declining balance and other meal cards are available to other members of the Seminary community and sometimes to visitors. These points can be used either in the Dining hall or the Brick Café.  To purchase points, payment can be made in cash or credit card at the cash register. Balances on declining balance cards expire the last day of the spring semester meal plan. There are no refunds on balances after the expiration date and do not carry forward into the summer or into the next academic year.

Special Dietary Needs

Students who have special dietary needs should speak to the director of dining services to see if their needs can be accommodated at dining@ptsem.edu or 609-497-7745.  Menus are posted on the website with nutritional value information.

The dining hall in Mackay Campus Center is open daily during the academic year and is available to members of the Seminary community, special groups, and invited visitors. It is also frequently used by persons from the community at large.

**all dates, times and plans are subject to change

Academic Year Schedule

Fall Semester 2016

Entering(new) Residence Hall Students

Meal plan begins lunch on 9/6, ends on 12/22

Returning Residence Hall Students

Meal plan begins breakfast on 9/9, ends of 12/22

Spring Semester 2017

Residence Hall Students

Meal plan begins breakfast on 1/23, ends on 5/8

Hours:

Monday -Friday

Breakfast: 7:30 am to 9:30 am

Retail Only:  9:30-11:30am

Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Lite Lunch: 1:30-2:30 pm

Retail Only: 2:30-5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday

Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Retail Only: 9:00-11:00am

Brunch: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Lite Lunch 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Retail Only: 2:00 pm to 5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

January Term 2017

Residence Hall Students

Meal plan begins breakfast on 1/3, ends on 1/17

Monday through Friday, Closed Weekends

Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Dinner: Closed

 

Note:  There are certain times of the day where the serving area will be closed for a brief period of time to allow for food prep for the next meal.

12.4.4. Special Dietary Needs

Students who have special dietary needs should speak to the director of dining services to see if their needs can be accommodated.

12.5. Mail Service

12.5.1. Mailroom Location and Hours

The mailroom is located on the lower level of the Mackay Campus Center. The mailroom is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed 12:30

p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. During the summer (June to August), hours may change and will be posted. Although the mailroom closes at 4:30 p.m. each day, access to student, faculty, and department mailboxes is available. After 6:00 p.m. the exterior door of the mailroom will be locked; however, access can be obtained using the student’s Seminary ID card.

12.5.2. Processing Mail

Students who do not reside in the residence halls have the option of using their home addresses or their Seminary mailboxes for incoming mail from the U.S. Postal Service, but all Seminary-generated mail will be delivered to the Seminary mailbox.

12.5.3. SBNs and Keys

All students are assigned a Seminary mailbox and should have mail addressed to the Seminary box number (SBN). Keys are obtained at the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services upon presentation of appropriate identification and must be returned upon graduation, taking a leave of absence, or otherwise terminating the program. The fee for a replacement key is $15.

12.5.4. Regular Checking of SBNs

Students should check their Seminary mailboxes regularly. They should remember to bring their keys, since members of the mailroom staff are not authorized to retrieve mail from student boxes. The staff does not accept calls inquiring about the contents of a mailbox.

12.5.5. Addressing Mail

12.5.5.1. For USPS

Incoming mail from the U.S. Postal Service, destined for a Seminary mailbox, should be addressed as follows:

Student’s Name

SBN xxx, Princeton Theological Seminary

Box 5204

Princeton, NJ 08543-5204

12.5.5.2. For Non-postal Carriers

Parcels from non-postal carriers also may be delivered to the mailroom and should be addressed as follows:

Student’s Name

c/o Princeton Theological Seminary

64 Mercer Street

Princeton, NJ 08540

12.5.6. Summer Addresses

All students must file a “summer address” with the registrar. In addition, those who receive mail from the U.S. Postal Service at an address other than their SBN, and who plan to be away for the summer, should file an address change directly with the post office. Forms for this purpose are available from the mailroom. All first-class and address-correction mail addressed to the student’s SBN will be forwarded promptly, but the mailroom will dispose of other classes of non-deliverable mail. Campus mail will be placed in the student’s mailbox, where it can be picked up on the student’s return.

12.5.7. Students Not Returning in the Fall

It is important that students not returning in the fall both file a change of address order with the post office and inform the mailroom and housing of a new address. First-class and address-correction mail will be forwarded to this address until August 31 after graduation. Students who leave at any other time will have mail forwarded for three months after their official leave date. After these deadline dates, all mail will be returned to sender.

12.6. Duplicating Service

Students may request to use duplicating equipment for large projects. Please contact the mailroom for more details and costs.

12.6.1. Provisions for Duplication

Reports and papers prepared in fulfillment of academic requirements may be duplicated on Seminary equipment, subject to the following provisions:

(1)   The user should prepare a duplicating request form for all printing work and present it, together with the work to be processed, to a member of the duplicating staff.

(2)   All equipment other than the xerographic copier will be operated by a member of the staff.

(3)   The coordinator of duplication should be consulted about work exceeding twenty-five pages.

(4)   Where extensive printing or collating is required, work must be at the duplicating office at least one week before the desired completion date.

(5)   Work for faculty and administration ordinarily has priority, and staff services for others is subject to these priority commitments.

(6)   The charge for copies is six cents per page.

12.7. Lockers

Small lockers for commuters and other students who live off-campus are located in the basement of Stuart Hall. Assignments are made through the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services, 203 Templeton Hall.

12.8. Use of the Whiteley Gymnasium

12.8.1. Hours

The Fitness Center is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Fitness Center is closed for cleaning Monday through Friday from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

12.8.3. Racquetball Court

The racquetball court is open during Fitness Center hours, but closed for cleaning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Please be sure to sign up in advance. The athletic director has a sign-up board outside the court. You will need to provide your own racquets and balls. Be sure to turn off the lights after use.

Appropriate footwear (non-marking sneakers) must be used.

12.8.4. Basketball Court

The basketball court is open during Fitness Center hours, but closed for cleaning from 10:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All individuals must wear the appropriate non-marking sneakers on the basketball court.

Equipment: A volleyball net and stanchions are available for use. Soccer nets are also available. Equipment must be returned to the back hallway. Basketballs and volleyballs are available when a gym attendant is on duty. Rollerblading and street hockey are not permitted. Tape of any kind is not permitted on the court or walls.

Etiquette: When playing a game or just recreational use, please use proper etiquette and fair play. Please do not use foul language.

12.8.5. The Excercise Room

The Excercise Room located in the lower level of the Gym is open during normal gym hours. The schedule is posted on the door. The room may be reserved through the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services for gym-related activities only.

12.8.6. Holidays

All gym and fitness facilities are closed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas break.

12.8.7. Fitness Center Rules (Whiteley Gym and CRW locations)

For safety reasons the following Fitness Center rules must be observed at all times:

(1)   Children age 12 and under are not permitted to be in or use the Fitness Center at any time.

(2)   Children age 13 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult and have proper Seminary ID.

(3)   All beverages must be kept in a sealed container.

(4)   Proper footwear is required.

(5)   Use the equipment properly and at your own risk.

(6)   Wipe down all exercise equipment after use.

(7)   A maximum of twenty minutes per exercise machine is permitted when people are waiting

(8)   Music or televisions should not be played loudly or before 8:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m, portable headphones are highly recommended.

(9) Personal trainers are not permitted.

Safety and Security

Access to the Fitness Center requires a Seminary ID card. The Fitness Center is only to be used by the Seminary community.

For your safety, the exterior doors are kept locked at all times. Please do not prop the doors open. For liability reasons, guests are not permitted at any time. Anyone without proper identification will be asked to leave the facility.

Lights

Please turn off the lights if you are the last person to leave.

12.8.8. Gym Access

Access to the gym requires a Seminary ID card. Members of the Seminary community including students, faculty, administration, staff, visiting scholars, CTI members, their spouse and children and/or legal dependents, and guests at the Continuing Education Office are all eligible for ID cards. Seminary ID cards must be carried at all times, and presented to the gym attendant if requested.

12.8.9. Eligibility for Gym Access

Immediate family members of employees and students who are eligible to use the gym must obtain a photo ID card from the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services.

12.8.10. Access for Children

Children of members of the Seminary community ages thirteen to seventeen may use the gymnasium facilities other than the Fitness Center without being accompanied by an adult, providing that a parental consent form for minors is completed by the parent as part of the process of obtaining an ID card. Children age twelve and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times and cannot have an ID card.

12.8.11. Guests

Members of the Seminary age eighteen and over may bring one (1) guest per visit, with a maximum of 4 visits during a calendar year. The guest must be accompanied by the member at all times. The guest must sign-in each time with the Seminary member. Children age seventeen and under may not bring guests at any time.

12.8.12. Group Use

12.8.12.1. Seminary Group Use

Seminary groups should schedule their use of the gym through the intramural director.

12.8.12.2. Outside Group Use

Outside groups may use the gym when approved and authorized by the director of the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services. Proper insurance coverage must be provided. Scheduling is done through the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services, 609.497.7730. Outside groups are only allowed to use the facilities they have been scheduled to use during their allotted time.

12.8.12.3. Scheduling Group Use

The intramural director schedules all Seminary groups who wish to use the basketball court Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Outside groups may use the facility with permission from the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Scheduling subject to change.

12.8.13. Footwear

All groups/individuals must have the appropriate footwear. Only proper white-soled sneakers can be worn to use any of the basketball facilities.

12.8.14. Bringing Equipment

Individuals should plan to bring their own equipment (basketballs, volleyballs, etc.). A volleyball net and stanchions are provided.

12.8.15. Lockers

The top row of the gymnasium lockers may be reserved through the Office of Housing and Auxiliary Services. The bottom row of lockers is for daily use only and cannot be reserved. Lockers are not for long-term storage nor are they considered personal lockers. Lockers that are not reserved will have locks cut off and personal items in the locker discarded.

12.8.16. Personal Trainers and Coaches

Personal trainers and coaches are not permitted to use any of the fitness facilities, gym or indoor/outdoor recreational spaces.

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