The offices of Housing, Residential Life and University Communications have come together to put on a contest in which students share pictures of their residential living spaces.
The contest begins Monday, Nov. 5, and will end on Sunday, Nov. 11.
To enter, students must post pictures of their living area on any social media platform and add the hashtag #SVSUBestNest to the caption.
The contest is specifically for on-campus residents, but off-campus students can take part in the voting process. University Village and Pine Grove are included in those eligible to participate.
“The SVSU Best Nest contest is a way for SVSU to celebrate how our residence halls were recently ranked number one in the U.S.,” said commw1ication specialist Justin Engel. “Our residential students also provide a foundation for that on-campus culture.”
A group of winners will be selected on Saturday by a panel of SVSU staff and students. The finalists’ pictures will be posted on SVSU’s Facebook page from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16. The top two pictures that get the most likes and shares will receive prizes.
The first-place winner will receive housing benefits for next year. They will be given first-choice in room assignment for available bed space and receive a $200 discount applied to next year’s housing contract prepayment.
They will also receive four large pizzas and four 2-liter sodas delivered by Coop and Homecoming King and Queen Tyler Boylen and Kayla Flintoft.
The second-place winner will receive a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card and $50 in declining balance for Fall 2019.
“Housing Operations and Residential Life want current residents to start thinking about re-contracting for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020,” said Director of Auxiliary Operations Dawn Iseler. “Housing Operations is committed to providing safe, convenient and efficient use of our facilities and services.”