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Olmeca to Maya Transition 2019

Olmeca Hall residents during fall of 2018 will become the first group of residents to transition and move into the newly renovated Maya Hall for the spring 2019 semester. Subsequently, Olmeca Hall will close to undergo renovation during the spring semester.

Maya Hall is the adjacent building of Olmeca Hall, and renovations will include a complete refresh of student rooms, restrooms, laundry rooms, kitchen, and common areas. Student rooms will receive new flooring, window coverings, paint, HVAC and modular furniture. Restrooms will have new fixtures, toilet stalls and showers. Common area renovations will include a new kitchen, updated STAR Center, a pool table, furniture and TV’s.

 
Renderings of Maya & Olmeca

Communications

Important Dates

 

1) Attend the Building-Wide Meeting (Wednesday, October 3 - 4:30 PM)
Representatives from Housing Administration aund Residential Education will provide details about the transition logistics, timeline and expectations.

2) Take a Tour (Thursday, November 1 - 4:00 PM) 
Tours will be offered of renovated Maya on a first-come, first-served basis for up to 20 residents at a time.

3) Pack Your Belongings (prior to Friday, December 21, 2018)
Students will pack belongings into university-provided containers before leaving for winter break. Olmeca will remain open for one additional day after finals to accommodate the packing of items. Consider taking items (like summer clothes or unused items) home during Thanksgiving break so you will have less to pack.

4) Check Out (by Friday, December, 21, 2018)
All residents will be required to check-out no later than Friday, December 21 at 10 A.M. to confirm their:

  • Personal items are properly tagged and ready for moving (Please take valuables home with you over break)
  • Rooms are clean and furniture is in proper repair
  • Keys are checked-in

Please Note: Anyone who does not check out properly or has failed to pack their items as instructed will be subject to the improper checkout fees.

5) Enjoy Winter Break (December 21, 2018 - January 21, 2018)
While you are on break, SDSU will hire licensed and insured movers to move your belongings from Olmeca to Maya. All items will be placed in the appropriate rooms prior to spring semester move-in. Please note that students will have the same room and roommate assignments as in Olmeca, just in the newly renovated building.

6) Move-in (Monday, January 21, 2018)
Students will check-in to Maya to receive their key. Floor meetings will be conducted (at to-be-determined times) to orient residents to the remodeled building and expectations regarding cleaning, safety, construction activity, mail, etc.

More details will follow as the year proceeds. This is an exciting time in SDSU’s history and we welcome you to be a part of it. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit: http://housing.sdsu.edu/current_residents/olmeca_to_maya.aspx

FAQs

What will be the opening date for Maya Hall?
Answer: At this moment, the residence hall will be available for move-in starting Monday, January 21, 2019.

What will be my options for room assignments Spring semester?
Answer: You will have the same room and roommate assignment as in Olmeca, just in the newly renovated building.

Will I be provided moving support?
Answer: Yes. The university will provide moving services to make the transition as easy as possible for impacted residents.

What will happen to Olmeca after all of the students move-out in January?
Answer: We will close the hall and begin renovations during the spring semester. As Olmeca will be offline, residents will access Maya via tha Zura entrance.

Will I be able to tour Maya before it opens? 
Answer: Yes. We will be conducting tours exclusively for the Olmeca community throughout the fall semester. Please check your email for the most up to date information on these tours.

What will the amenities be in Maya?
Answer: There will be a complete refresh of student rooms, restrooms, laundry rooms, kitchen, and common areas. Student rooms will receive new flooring, window coverings, paint, HVAC and modular furniture. Restrooms will have new fixtures, toilet stalls and showers. Common area renovations will include a new kitchen, updated STAR Center, a pool table, furniture and TV’s.  

How will mail be managed?
Answer: All mail will be sent to Zura after the transition. Once mail is received, the REO staff will follow the standard process for mail and packages. Residents can pick up packages in Maya during designated hours. There will be mailboxes in Maya for small envelopes. Residents can visit the mailboxes 24/7.

Will bins be provided for move out/move in?
Answer: Yes. You will be able to check out a large bin from the front desk for move out and move in. Please remember that as winter break approaches, you will want to take valuable items home with you. More details to be shared in November.

What do I do if I want to move rooms?
Answer: Follow the standard room switch process. Visit the OHA office in person to submit the room switch request form. All room switch requests must be submitted by November 9, 2018. If approved, room switches must be completed no later than November 16, 2018. For additional questions, please contact us at [email protected].

What will be the security measures?
Answer: Residents will be verified at the Zura front desk. SDSUcards must be shown 24/7. Access will be granted to the Zura first floor only. Any guests must be checked in at this same location.

When can residents move into Maya/When do residents need to be completely out of Olmeca?
Answer: Residents are able to move into Maya starting January 21st at 10 a.m. Residents need to be out of Olmeca by December 20th at 10 a.m. Access to Olmeca will be turned off on December 20th and you will turn in your mechanical key at checkout.