Somerset Hall

Exterior of Somerset Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Named after a county in southern Maryland

Date Opened: 1949 Renovated and reopened: 2002

Co-ed hall living -- Traditional bedrooms
151 capacity
78 women, 73 men


MAIL
Letters and small packages are delivered to your mailbox located in the lobby of Somerset Hall.

LAUNDRY
Room 0108
3 Washers and 3 Dryers

BIKE RACKS

There are bike racks located outside on the quad-side facing McKeldin Library.

Secure bikes to these racks only. Any bicycles found locked to handicap ramps, outdoor railings, trees, or in stairwells will be removed. Bikes left here over the summer are considered "abandoned" and will be removed from bike racks.


DOOR RELEASE SYSTEMS
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

For your personal safety, never open the stairwell door for someone you don't know.


VENDING & PAY PHONES

Vending machines are located off the basement in St. Mary's Hall.
There is a pay phone in St. Mary's Hall.

Pepsi refills 800-626-3935
Pepsi repairs 800-562-6800
Snack machine refills 800-511-5340

Refunds:
www.dbs.umd.edu/corp

Change machine refunds 800-229-7837


RECYCLING
Collection points:
Room 0108: Plastic, glass, metals, aluminum, and newspaper

ELECTRONIC SECURITY
Your building is equipped with an electronic security system which consists of card readers and prop monitors. Cards readers read the magnetic stripe on your student identification card to grant access to residents, staff, and authorized others. Prop monitors sense whether exterior doors and interior security doors are closed and latched securely, and sound horns to notify residents and staff if they are not. In most cases, closing the door will silence the horn. Some special application locks and horns must be reset by a staff member.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
 
ASBESTOS
Floor tile: None, removed during last renovation
Pipe Insulation: None, removed during last renovation
Additional Asbestos Information

LEAD
Paint: Some exterior; rarely on interior
Solder on Copper Pipes: Copper pipes with lead-free solder
Additional Lead Information


HEAT
The heating/air conditioning system is provided by fan coil units. There is a little door on the unit that you push open to access the fan controls. In addition, some units have a thermostat knob which needs to be switched from air conditioning to heat.

Please note that once the system is converted from air conditioning to heat, and vice versa, the fan coil unit will only provide heat when the thermostat is set at heat; otherwise, it will simply circulate the air in the room.

The number one problem encountered during the heating season is when residents block the fan coil unit with a bed or a large piece of furniture. This blocks the air flow to the unit and prevents proper operation. Consider this when you arrange your room.


EXTRAS
BUNKING BEDS -- If you would like to bunk your beds, you may do so by borrowing the pins for oak bed ends from Resident Life's South Campus Office located in 0200 Calvert Hall.

MICROWAVE OVENS are not allowed in the resident rooms. Some floors own a microwave oven which is secured in the floor lounge; check with your RA.


PEOPLE TO KNOW
Building Services Staff Assignments
Cheryl Nelson, x47465, North Hill Zone Supervisor
Keenan Turner, Assistant Zone Supervisor
Lizeth Chavez, Building Chief
Maria Matamoros
Sareouth Say
Lascelles Walker, project and relief

Brian Hain, x43486, Biologist

North Hill Community Staff
Wendell Vaughan, South Campus foreman
Dale Hough, Maintenance
Stanley Proctor, Maintenance


NEED A JOB?

Employment opportunities are available year-round, including summer full- or part-time positions. Summer jobs have discounted housing.

Call x57440 or come to our Student Employment Office, located in the Leonardtown Office Building, for additional information.