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Poling Hall has a large, recently-remodeled kitchen with an attached eating area and lounge on the fifth floor. The kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator and freezer, oven, cooktop and microwave, and is available for residents to use 24/7. Cooking equipment is available for checkout from the front desk. Each floor also has a shared microwave for resident use.
Poling Hall has a large lounge in the basement with games, study space, and cable TV. In addition, the first floor houses a large classroom, and there are smaller lounges on each floor of the building where students can gather to study, relax, and socialize. All lounge spaces are available to residents 24/7.
Innovation Nation: Poling is one of three halls that serves as a home to Innovation Nation, the living-learning community for students in pre-Business majors. Students living in Innovation Nation have access to a high-tech makerspace, as well as social events and symposiums for executives and entrepreneurs. Business students are required to live in Innovation Nation, with few exceptions.
Substance-Free Floor: The fifth floor of Poling is a substance-free floor. In addition to the policies outlined in the UHDS policy guide, residents on this floor sign an agreement to live in and a support a substance-free lifestyle (no drugs or alcohol).
Second Year and Above: 1st floor of Poling Hall
The resident director is a professional staff member who lives in Poling Hall and supervises the student staff members. Contact the resident director for help transitioning to college life, room changes and roommate issues, guidance and support.
The live-in student staff members of Poling Hall include resident assistants (RAs), a community relations facilitator (CRF), and an academic learning assistant (ALA). Contact student staff members with questions about your building as well as for help with personal, social and academic needs, and general community issues.
The Area Director for Conduct and Community Standards (ADC) is a professional staff member who lives on campus and supervises several resident directors. The ADC helps administer the conduct process in residence halls and meets with students for advising and training on community standards.