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Princeton USG Welcome to the official page of Princeton's Undergraduate Student Government! We'd love to hear from you! The Undergraduate Student Government is divided into two main areas: the USG Senate, which is the main body of the USG that represents the entire student body, and class government.

The USG Senate is divided into three areas: the executive committee, the U-Council, and class senators. The USG executive committee is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Secretary, Communications Director, and the chairs of the core committees. The core committees are Academics, Social, Undergraduate Life (ULC), and Campus and Community Affairs, and the IT Committee. In

The USG Senate is divided into three areas: the executive committee, the U-Council, and class senators. The USG executive committee is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Secretary, Communications Director, and the chairs of the core committees. The core committees are Academics, Social, Undergraduate Life (ULC), and Campus and Community Affairs, and the IT Committee. In

Operating as usual

On Tuesday, April 6, the USG Senate will be hosting a Town Hall with Dean Dolan, VP Calhoun, VP Klaus, EHS Director Izzo...
04/03/2021

On Tuesday, April 6, the USG Senate will be hosting a Town Hall with Dean Dolan, VP Calhoun, VP Klaus, EHS Director Izzo, and other campus administrators. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions, share your opinions, and express concerns regarding move-out, room draw, and other topics relating to the summer and fall.

The Town Hall will be held from 7:00- 8:30 PM ET. The event is open to all students, and we highly encourage you to complete the form that has been sent to all student inboxes ([USG] Spring 2021 Town Hall) if you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend the Town Hall, we encourage you to submit your question through this form regardless. USG will also be sharing detailed notes after the event.

The Zoom link has been made available on the form.

On Tuesday, April 6, the USG Senate will be hosting a Town Hall with Dean Dolan, VP Calhoun, VP Klaus, EHS Director Izzo, and other campus administrators. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions, share your opinions, and express concerns regarding move-out, room draw, and other topics relating to the summer and fall.

The Town Hall will be held from 7:00- 8:30 PM ET. The event is open to all students, and we highly encourage you to complete the form that has been sent to all student inboxes ([USG] Spring 2021 Town Hall) if you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend the Town Hall, we encourage you to submit your question through this form regardless. USG will also be sharing detailed notes after the event.

The Zoom link has been made available on the form.

10/24/2020
Voting Power Hours

We’ve had an exciting week of Voting Power Hours and they continue today! Tonight, stop by and text with Selena to make sure your friends & family are vote-ready! We hope to see you there! #Vote #AllInVoteChallenge #VotingPowerHours

The USG Senate is excited to partner with Vote100 and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) on the upc...
10/18/2020

The USG Senate is excited to partner with Vote100 and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) on the upcoming "Voting Power Hours" which are one-hour "text banking" events featuring different hosts each day from 10/19 to 10/24 (Vote Early Day). We feel strongly that the voice of our generation must be heard. One of the most powerful ways to get the vote out is a text from a friend, which is what inspired these Voting Power Hours. Like all other projects with Vote100, this effort is non-partisan and open to everyone regardless of voter eligibility status.

What is a Voting Power Hour?

As of 2018, 75 percent of college students were registered to vote, yet only ~40 percent eligible actually voted. In 2016, 28.5 percent of registered Princeton undergraduates did not vote. This year - more than ever - we recognize the importance of getting the vote out. Recent studies find that friend-to-friend texting may be the most effective voter mobilization tactic, increasing the likelihood of voting by more than 8 percent.

We believe more voices of the next generation should be heard. We believe friends don't let friends 'ghost the vote'!

That is the inspiration for the "Voting Power Hours" -- each day during the week leading up to Vote Early Day (10/19-10/24), we are inviting Princetonians everywhere to join us for a dedicated hour to text friends/family to commit to a voting plan.

1. Each hour will be "hosted" by a different surprise celebrity 'emcee' and DJ. Students will get to interact directly with the celebrity volunteers.

2. We've partnered with OutVote, Vote.org and ALL IN to help get the word out (via their texting platforms).

3. Each participant has 60 minutes to get as many texts to friends out, and to help them confirm their voting plans… Let's make them count!

We hope you can join us starting on Monday. There has been great momentum with civic engagement thus far, and we are looking forward to finishing strong! Feel free to reach out to the Vote100 group at [email protected] or a USG representative at any time.

Yours in voting,
USG Senate, Vote100 and ODUS

09/23/2020

Hey, Tigers! Let’s win this Ivy Challenge (and get a chance to chat with Damien Chazelle) by participating in this awesome voter engagement campaign! Using the Outvote app, join TEAM PRINCETON by using the code 020333. The school that reaches the most people via text wins! We got this!

This week, students will be able to participate in the annual Academic Expo virtually through Canvas.This Expo is an exc...
08/17/2020

This week, students will be able to participate in the annual Academic Expo virtually through Canvas.

This Expo is an excellent opportunity for students, most especially first-years, to explore Princeton's academic offerings.

Click the link below to start exploring!

https://princeton.instructure.com/enroll/DKDAG4

Also, special shoutout to the USG Academics Chair, Christian Potter, whose collaboration with administration helped make this event possible.

The following announcement is on behalf of Labyrinth Books:...Dear Students,Whether you are studying on campus or from h...
08/13/2020

The following announcement is on behalf of Labyrinth Books:
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Dear Students,

Whether you are studying on campus or from home or elsewhere, please read this note carefully for all the information you’ll need to get your course books from Labyrinth at your usual 30% discount. We have new deadlines and procedures you will need to follow. These are in place to allow you to get the books you need in time for the start of classes and in a safe and efficient way. We ask for your cooperation. Savings under the buyback program still come to 55% off new books and 62.5% off used books.

Shipping for students studying remotely:

Shipping to out-of-town addresses via UPS will be free for up to two orders. Please note that international shipping times will vary greatly due to Covid-19 restrictions and timely arrival cannot be guaranteed.

How and when to order books:

On August 15th, the classes of ‘21, ’22, and ’23 & all graduate students can start ordering assigned books via your Blackboard course sites or via the book icon on the Registrar’s listing for your courses. Please order all the books you know you will need in a single order and place this order as early as you can to allow maximum time for processing and shipping.

The ordering schedule is as follows:

August 15 – 24: open ordering.

August 25 – 27: reserved for first-year student order processing as these students can only complete their registration at this point.

August 28 – September 18: open ordering.

September 18: last day of order shipment for fall course books.

In-town Order Delivery & Pickup:

If you are an undergraduate student coming to campus, you will be able to pick up your books at check-in on campus so long as you order them at least 24 hours before your check-in.

If you are a graduate student, an undergraduate living locally, or an undergrad on campus who was not able get your books at check-in, you must make an appointment for socially distanced pickup in the store after you get your ‘order ready’ email by visiting labyrinthbooks.setmore.com. This is how we will ensure that you can be helped safely and efficiently. Pick-up appointments start August 20th. Please do not come to the store for course book pickup without an appointment.

If you are a graduate student needing to quarantine on arrival, we ask that you pick up your books after you have completed your quarantine by making a pickup appointment.

There will be no in-store counter service this term.

**Important: We recommend that you order all the books as you know you will need in a single order early in your class’s order-window.**

If you still have a question, please write to [email protected].

The USG Senate has planned four focus groups for you to provide feedback on the policies and plans that were announced i...
07/10/2020

The USG Senate has planned four focus groups for you to provide feedback on the policies and plans that were announced in regards to reopening. These themed focus groups will take place over the course of two weekends at the following dates and times:

Academics: Saturday, July 11th @ 1 PM ET

Housing and Dining (for Students on Campus): Sunday, July 12th @ 1 PM ET

Virtual Programming: Saturday, July 18th @ 1 PM ET

Student Life and Student Groups: Sunday, July 19th @ 1 PM ET

We encourage you to RSVP at the Fall 2020 Focus Groups form sent to all student inboxes on July 6. In addition to sharing notes from these focus groups with the student body, we will be sending notes from each of the focus groups to the Office of the Dean of the College as well as the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life as well as any other relevant administrative offices (i.e. the Office of Wintersession and Campus Engagement for the focus group on virtual programming).

If you are unable to attend a focus group or if you prefer to share your concern or question anonymously and/or outside of a group setting, we’ve created a section on the RSVP form for you to do so. All concerns expressed on this form will be shared directly with Dean Dolan (Dean of the College), Vice President Calhoun (Vice President for Campus Life), and Dean Dunne (Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Students).

The USG Senate has planned an initiative to make two texts of professors in the African American Studies department avai...
06/26/2020

The USG Senate has planned an initiative to make two texts of professors in the African American Studies department available to the student body.

We are able to provide each undergraduate a free digital copy of either Breathe by Professor Imani Perry or Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Professor Eddie Glaude; in order to request a book, please fill out the form linked below by Sunday, June 28th at 11:59pm ET.

Both Professors Perry and Glaude have generously agreed to host a book talk on each of their respective works in August, and we will be announcing the dates later this summer.

For more information about this initiative, please read the Anti-Racism Book Initiative Announcement that was delivered to all student inboxes.

Book Form:
https://tinyurl.com/USGBook

Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government stands in solidarity with Princeton’s Black community. In these times of se...
06/01/2020

Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government stands in solidarity with Princeton’s Black community. In these times of senseless tragedy, it is imperative that we support and advocate for one another.

As student leaders, and more importantly, your peers, we firmly believe in the vision to bring about positive change within the Princeton community and the world. We contend that it should not be tragedy that facilitates change, but rather, relentless unity — bound by the belief that each and every one of us is a worthy, deserving, and integral member of our community. We condemn all acts of hatred and oppression towards Black communities; these acts are emblematic of the systemic racism insidiously built into virtually every element of our society.

USG shares in your grief, your frustration, and your refusal to be complicit in unjustifiable systemic racism and oppression.

We are looking for ways to partner with you and empower all students to work towards a more just society. Thus, we have committed funds to support projects and events that will engage the University community in this important work. If you are an individual or student group with an idea, please reach out to the USG Treasurer Rachel Hazan ‘21 at [email protected] to determine next steps. Both USG and ODUS are committing funds, and we will do our very best to support ideas as they come in.

In solidarity,
USG Senate

We hope that this message finds you safe and healthy wherever you are right now. Because of the toll that online classes...
04/24/2020

We hope that this message finds you safe and healthy wherever you are right now. Because of the toll that online classes, life on or off-campus, and uncertainty about this situation can take on mental health, the USG’s Mental Health Task Force has worked with Dr. Calvin Chin, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS), to compile important information about resources that are available to you, included below in question-and-answer format. We want to emphasize that CPS continues to offer counseling and many of its on-campus services remotely, and we encourage you to use these to support your psychological well-being.

The FAQ can be accessed with the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hl3g_LOY9hNHdHOLrh1eBI0tS_dEfM5D/view

Tomorrow, on April 23, USG will be continuing its weekly office hours! These sessions are your opportunity to speak with...
04/22/2020

Tomorrow, on April 23, USG will be continuing its weekly office hours! These sessions are your opportunity to speak with your student representatives, learn about the work of USG, ask questions, and raise concerns.

In light of current circumstances, this transparency initiative will take on a different format. Sessions will be held weekly on Thursdays via Zoom at 9:00 PM EST. Questions submitted through this form will be answered live during the session. Additional questions and comments are also welcome during the sessions themselves, however, it is highly encouraged that this form is completed in advance to ensure that a USG member who can answer your question will be present.

In consideration of time differences, this form permits students to participate in office hours even if they are unable to attend the live sessions themselves. The decision to hold office hours at 9 PM was an effort to include students from all different time zones, however, if you are unable to attend the session, USG members will schedule a Zoom meeting to meet with you at a time of your convenience.

Should you have any questions about this initiative, or would like to arrange an alternative meeting with one of your USG representatives, please contact USG's Director of Communications, Hannah Kapoor, at [email protected]

Link to form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6sRSPFf8FvbKYeBnbWnkM7994Wz_1oxvyXFKV1oG7OWANhw/viewform

USG and L2S are excited to present our newest pilot initiative: Buds at a Distance (BuD)! BuD fosters student companions...
03/31/2020

USG and L2S are excited to present our newest pilot initiative: Buds at a Distance (BuD)!

BuD fosters student companionship and community building over digital communication (in adherence to the principles of social distancing, indubitably), helping students from all over the world meet new people and feel just a little bit closer to campus. We all want to live out our college experience to the fullest, and many say that it's the people that really make it what it is in the end.

We hope you'll take that first step/click in meeting someone new – maybe you'll make a BuD along the way!

Linked below are the sign-up form and guidelines document.

Sign-up form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10Z_zpJb9ihZZwTf_4kw5sbxv9Ag7XUTdGmPuEHGoUcs/viewform?edit_requested=true

Guidelines document:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1meksDAi6lZPb_RigkY5FxvPZBJfd0B3qxkSDTY0qEnM/edit



Questions? Feel free to contact us!
Aaron Leung (USG Undergraduate Life Chair) at [email protected]
Hannah Reynolds (L2S President) at [email protected]
Jordan Bowman-Davis at [email protected]

03/09/2020

An Official Message from the University: “The University continues to monitor developments regarding Covid-19 and is working to develop policy responses to ensure the health and safety of the community. Once any new policies and guidance are developed, we will share those as widely as possible as soon as possible. We have been developing a new website to keep the University community informed on policies, guidance, and best practices to ensure everyone’s health and safety during this evolving situation. Policy information under development was inadvertently made viewable to the public. We will share any and all new policies and guidance as soon as they are finalized.”

USG's Mental Health Task Force and Letters to Strangers (L2S) is pleased to share their new Mental Health Resources Guid...
03/03/2020
USG and Letters to Strangers Mental Health Guidebook

USG's Mental Health Task Force and Letters to Strangers (L2S) is pleased to share their new Mental Health Resources Guidebook with you.

Our hope is that this guide will clarify many of the questions you may have about mental health on campus. Beyond that, we sincerely hope that this guidebook serves not only as a resource to you but also as a reminder that you are not alone.

Be sure to check out the guidebook via the link below.

Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuu’s millions of monthly readers. Title: USG and Letters to Strangers Mental Health Guidebook, Author: usg-prin...

Vote to Name the New Sustainability Frist Space!The Office of Sustainability needs your help deciding the name for the f...
02/25/2020

Vote to Name the New Sustainability Frist Space!

The Office of Sustainability needs your help deciding the name for the future student space in Frist Campus Center which will have a grand opening in the fall! Thanks to everyone who submitted names in the survey.

The Top Three Submissions:
1)Eco-Lounge
2)Eco-Space
3)The Greenery

Vote by clicking on the following link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3q03wzwHLwBGcjcbNlilfu4yru025kDk6h8TOxTiKOlRS9Q/viewform

Thanks for your help, Tigers!

The Menstrual Products Task Force wants to invite you to Period Palooza - a conference centered on discussion, action, a...
02/25/2020

The Menstrual Products Task Force wants to invite you to
Period Palooza - a conference centered on discussion, action, and service around the issue of menstrual equity: the social justice movement working to ensure that all people who get periods have equitable, safe, and affordable access to menstrual products, in all environments!

This week, we're celebrating the official start/expansion of a free menstrual policy program at Princeton, working to provide menstrual products for homeless women in the NJ area, and bringing some of the biggest names in women's health & menstrual policy (Forbes 30 under 30 Founders, NY Times Best Selling Authors, CEOs) to campus for conversation on entrepreneurship, stigma, and innovation within the field!

Check out the events below:

Monday: Me********on Trivia w/ PSRJ!
1:30-4:30pm | Frist Campus Center

Tuesday: Period Packing Party w/ Coffee Club!
Help pack me********on kits to be donated to girls & women experiencing homelessness in the local NJ area while enjoying Coffee Club!
4:30 - 6pm | Campus Club

Thursday: Period Panel
Join us with female founders, CEOs, and best selling authors as they discuss entrepreneurship, stigma, and challenges within the industries of women's health & me********on!
6:30 - 8pm | Robertson 002 **dinner provided

Friday: Launch Party !!
Celebrate the implementation of me********on products around campus! Learn more about the past/future of the program and network with local and national partners working on menstrual equity; Free dinner, photo booth, swag, and more!

Address

204 Frist Center
Princeton, NJ
08544

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The Undergraduate Student Government is divided into two main areas: the USG Senate, which is the main body of the USG that represents the entire student body, and class government. The USG Senate is divided into three areas: the executive committee, the U-Council, and class senators. The USG executive committee is made up of the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Executive Secretary, Communications Director, and the chairs of the core committees. The core committees are Academics, Social, Undergraduate Student Life (USLC), and Campus and Community Affairs. In addition, the U-Council chair and another U-Councilor designated to serve as a representative are part of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee sets the agenda for the weekly senate meetings, has the power to approve or reject appointments made by any member of the USG Senate, and has the power to establish ad-hoc committees. U-Councilors sit on the Council of the Princeton University Community (CPUC), the most comprehensive group of administrators, faculty, and students, and serve as liaisons to various administrative departments. Class Senators are representatives to the USG Senate from their respective classes and work on the USG's primary projects. The USG Senate also funds the Projects Board and the Movies Committee. The Projects Board provides funding for the over 300 student organizations on campus, and Movies Committee provides Princeton Students with tickets to recently released movies. Class Government is responsible for fostering class pride and unity and throws events to achieve these goals. Each class has 5 officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Social Chair, and Secretary.


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SUMMER STORAGE PROJECT Dear USG Members, My name is Vladimir Borovkov and I am the president of 1st Moving Corp. For the last 4 years we worked with USG of Princeton University (Summer Storage Project) and Haebin Kim - Founder of that project; and built a very strong logistics in providing a high quality service at a very reasonable cost for students. Statements of Facts : 2010 - First Year - 350 boxes at $ 12.50 per box - No Claims; 2011 - Second Year - 2,000 boxes at $ 9.50 per box - 1 Claim - Resolved; 2012 - Third Year - 2,700 boxes at $ 9.00 per box - No Claims; 2013 - Fourth Year - 2,800 boxes at $ 9.00 per box - No Claims. The success of the whole project was based on : 1. Proper logistic and timely scheduling groups of students. All that was done by USG Government and Haebin Kim personally. 2. Proper organization, ability to deliver cardboards, professional pickup, storage and quality delivery. All that was done by 1st Moving Corp. We were informed that by the decision of USG Government, you are not going to use our services in 2014. In order to keep the project going, growing an saving students money and time, we contact Jarrett Fischer and ask him to be subcontracted by Student Moving Agency and continue to provide a very reasonable and unbeatable rates, together with a high quality service. Jarrett's reply email said that he will contact us within 1-2 weeks with a decision (from March 7-th). Not yet. Looks like, for now it is not enough time to organize the project and make it all works. As per Jarrett Fisher, he offered a two-tier program for the collaboration between Students Moving Agency and USG. The first tier would continue the agency’s pickup and delivery directly to the student’s dormitory room, and the second would continue the USG’s drop-off location. The cost per box for the first option would remain consistent with PSA’s previous price schedule, and the cost for the second option would be $11 — the same as the USG’s current offer. Other words: Students will have two options : 1. Pickup/Delivery from/to the dorm Approx. $ 40-45 per box for the summer storage + Cardboard Price $ 5 = $ 45-50 per box. 2. Pickup Delivery from/to drop-off location - $ 11.00 per box for the summer storage + Cardboard Price $ 5 = $ 16.00. 1st Moving Corp. Proposal was $ 9.00 per box (including cardboard) for everything!!! Based on 2013 year contract the amount of boxes provided/delivered/stored was 2,800. Price Difference : 1. Students Moving Agency (from/to the dorm), 2,800 boxes X $45.00 = $ 126,000.00 2. Students Moving Agency (from/to drop off location) 2,800 boxes x $ 16.00 = $ 44,800.00 3. Possible 1st Moving Corp. (from/to drop off location, with upfront box delivery) : 2800 boxes x $ 9.00 = $ 25,200.00. YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE Strong Reasons to hire/subcontract a professional, experienced, licensed, insured service provider for the summer moving and storage project : 1. Level of Professionalism : With all the respect to Moving Agency, they are a completely student run company (can't be really experienced). In order to provide a very effective schedule for pickups and deliveries , we are using 8 Professional movers with a supervisor ( approx 11-12 hours every day). Only Because of the level of professionalism, detailed organisation and strong supervision we had only 1 claim during the last 4 years. Moving and Storage agency had 4 claims in 2013 and approx. 10-15 claims in each previous year. Our Service level and Strong Strategy was built during the last 4 years of hard work and sucessfull innovations in the Summer Moving and Storage Project. 2. Ability to handle a job : Moving and Storage agency is very busy during May 15-25 of every year. Based on the information provided by Assistant Manager Alec Rush ’14, Moving and Storage Agency stored nearly 4000 items from 650 students in 2013.This number is more than double the 1,900 items the agency said it stored during the previous summer break. Agency prices are higher during the high volume (May 17-27). Also, agency is completely student run and all pickups are made during exam periods, so everyone is obviously very busy. That is why it is going to be very hard (even impossible) to find a professional full day (with overtime) crew for a few days for the pickups (because all professionals will be busy with picking up the stuff from the dorms directly and going through the study exams at the same time). 3. PRICES : 1. Students Moving Agency (from/to the dorm), 2,800 boxes X $45.00 = $ 126,000.00 2. Students Moving Agency (from/to drop off location) 2,800 boxes x $ 16.00 = $ 44,800.00 3. Possible 1st Moving Corp. (from/to drop off location, with upfront box delivery) : 2800 boxes x $ 9.00 = $ 25,200.00. YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE We understand that it is late to start and not enough time to organize the project, but we would like to ask you to share your summer storage experience with us in September of 2015. Please describe all positive and (if any) negative aspects of your storage experience ( packing, boxes, prices, where and how you store, etc...). We contact Haebin Kim - the Project Founder, and that's what she wrote : "I'm sad to see the project go, but I'm honestly also not too sure what can be done to convince USG to continue pursuing the project. I'm aligned with you that the project brings a lot of value to students. But for the organizer (me or Deana's role) it is an incredible time commitment during exam periods (i had to put in at least 30 hours a week for two months to put everything together from the university and student organization side) that I can see not too many Princeton students would be interested in. As you can gather, I would say the bigger problem is finding a person to take charge of it, than the political tension with the student agency. A lot of people benefit from the project if one person decides to sacrifice, but it is hard to find that person who is willing to take on a project with little upside and huge risk if anything goes wrong". I wish you all a Successful Exams and a Great Enjoyable Summer !!! I wish we can work together in a future and continue the project. Vladimir Borovkov 1st Moving Corp. (732) 414-2727 www.FirstMovingUSA.com [email protected]
SUMMER STORAGE PROJECT Dear USG Members, My name is Vladimir Borovkov and I am the president of 1st Moving Corp. For the last 4 years we worked with USG of Princeton University (Summer Storage Project) and Haebin Kim - Founder of that project; and built a very strong logistics in providing a high quality service at a very reasonable cost for students. Statements of Facts : 2010 - First Year - 350 boxes at $ 12.50 per box - No Claims; 2011 - Second Year - 2,000 boxes at $ 9.50 per box - 1 Claim - Resolved; 2012 - Third Year - 2,700 boxes at $ 9.00 per box - No Claims; 2013 - Fourth Year - 2,800 boxes at $ 9.00 per box - No Claims. The success of the whole project was based on : 1. Proper logistic and timely scheduling groups of students. All that was done by USG Government and Haebin Kim personally. 2. Proper organization, ability to deliver cardboards, professional pickup, storage and quality delivery. All that was done by 1st Moving Corp. We were informed that by the decision of USG Government, you are not going to use our services in 2014. In order to keep the project going, growing an saving students money and time, we contact Jarrett Fischer and ask him to be subcontracted by Student Moving Agency and continue to provide a very reasonable and unbeatable rates, together with a high quality service. Jarrett's reply email said that he will contact us within 1-2 weeks with a decision (from March 7-th). Not yet. Looks like, for now it is not enough time to organize the project and make it all works. As per Jarrett Fisher, he offered a two-tier program for the collaboration between Students Moving Agency and USG. The first tier would continue the agency’s pickup and delivery directly to the student’s dormitory room, and the second would continue the USG’s drop-off location. The cost per box for the first option would remain consistent with PSA’s previous price schedule, and the cost for the second option would be $11 — the same as the USG’s current offer. Other words: Students will have two options : 1. Pickup/Delivery from/to the dorm Approx. $ 40-45 per box for the summer storage + Cardboard Price $ 5 = $ 45-50 per box. 2. Pickup Delivery from/to drop-off location - $ 11.00 per box for the summer storage + Cardboard Price $ 5 = $ 16.00. 1st Moving Corp. Proposal was $ 9.00 per box (including cardboard) for everything!!! Based on 2013 year contract the amount of boxes provided/delivered/stored was 2,800. Price Difference : 1. Students Moving Agency (from/to the dorm), 2,800 boxes X $45.00 = $ 126,000.00 2. Students Moving Agency (from/to drop off location) 2,800 boxes x $ 16.00 = $ 44,800.00 3. Possible 1st Moving Corp. (from/to drop off location, with upfront box delivery) : 2800 boxes x $ 9.00 = $ 25,200.00. YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE Strong Reasons to hire/subcontract a professional, experienced, licensed, insured service provider for the summer moving and storage project : 1. Level of Professionalism : With all the respect to Moving Agency, they are a completely student run company (can't be really experienced). In order to provide a very effective schedule for pickups and deliveries , we are using 8 Professional movers with a supervisor ( approx 11-12 hours every day). Only Because of the level of professionalism, detailed organisation and strong supervision we had only 1 claim during the last 4 years. Moving and Storage agency had 4 claims in 2013 and approx. 10-15 claims in each previous year. Our Service level and Strong Strategy was built during the last 4 years of hard work and sucessfull innovations in the Summer Moving and Storage Project. 2. Ability to handle a job : Moving and Storage agency is very busy during May 15-25 of every year. Based on the information provided by Assistant Manager Alec Rush ’14, Moving and Storage Agency stored nearly 4000 items from 650 students in 2013.This number is more than double the 1,900 items the agency said it stored during the previous summer break. Agency prices are higher during the high volume (May 17-27). Also, agency is completely student run and all pickups are made during exam periods, so everyone is obviously very busy. That is why it is going to be very hard (even impossible) to find a professional full day (with overtime) crew for a few days for the pickups (because all professionals will be busy with picking up the stuff from the dorms directly and going through the study exams at the same time). 3. PRICES : 1. Students Moving Agency (from/to the dorm), 2,800 boxes X $45.00 = $ 126,000.00 2. Students Moving Agency (from/to drop off location) 2,800 boxes x $ 16.00 = $ 44,800.00 3. Possible 1st Moving Corp. (from/to drop off location, with upfront box delivery) : 2800 boxes x $ 9.00 = $ 25,200.00. YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE We understand that it is late to start and not enough time to organize the project, but we would like to ask you to share your summer storage experience with us in September of 2015. Please describe all positive and (if any) negative aspects of your storage experience ( packing, boxes, prices, where and how you store, etc...). We contact Haebin Kim - the Project Founder, and that's what she wrote : "I'm sad to see the project go, but I'm honestly also not too sure what can be done to convince USG to continue pursuing the project. I'm aligned with you that the project brings a lot of value to students. But for the organizer (me or Deana's role) it is an incredible time commitment during exam periods (i had to put in at least 30 hours a week for two months to put everything together from the university and student organization side) that I can see not too many Princeton students would be interested in. As you can gather, I would say the bigger problem is finding a person to take charge of it, than the political tension with the student agency. A lot of people benefit from the project if one person decides to sacrifice, but it is hard to find that person who is willing to take on a project with little upside and huge risk if anything goes wrong". I wish you all a Successful Exams and a Great Enjoyable Summer !!! I wish we can work together in a future and continue the project. Vladimir Borovkov 1st Moving Corp. (732) 414-2727 www.FirstMovingUSA.com [email protected]