How to Submit a Facilities Web Request (Work Order)
If you encounter any problems with your residence (e.g. broken air conditioner unit, clogged toilet, missing utilities), you can fill out a Facilities Web Request form on Babson Portal (my.babson.edu) and follow the steps shown below:
Scroll down the page to find Facilities Web Request option under Administrative tab on the left hand side
Click "Submit a new service request"
Your information should be automatically generated. Select location and fill out (as detailed as possible) of the issues with your rooms or area of residence. You will receive an e-mail confirming the receipt of your work order. Another e-mail will follow once your work order has been approved.
How to Order a Refrigerator
Babson is affiliated with New England Student Services and promotes the rental of their refrigerators for our students. Their user-friendly website is: http://www.nestudentservices.com/
Once on their website, click the tab “Refrigerator Rentals, Sales and Services” there you will need to type in Babson College and a code for Babson, under this click “request code for school,” fill out the info asked for and you will be emailed the 4 digit code to continue. From there, a few different renting options and prices will be given and you may select which plan fits you best. If there are any other questions, there is a tab titled “frequently asked questions” that is very helpful otherwise call them at the number listed below.
Contact New England Student Services:
PO Box 334
How do I pay for my refrigerator rental?
You can pay for your rental by Visa or Mastercard by logging in at the student orders section and selecting your rental option. Alternately, you can call our office at 401 405-0920.
How to Set-Up your Safe
Babson is affiliated with Safe Decisions and promotes the rental of their safes for our students.
To set up the safe in your room: Follow the instructions on the sticker posted to the safe. To activate your safe online, you must go to safedecisions.com. Set up a login and password. From there, click the tab ‘activate safe.’ There you will need to login and enter the number posted on the safe. From there, you will need to pay for the rental for the year ($139.95 per year) and they will email you your activation code. To activate you account by phone, call their customer support number at 1-800-SAFEDEC (800-723-3332).
To obtain a safe from Safe Decisions: Go to their website safedecisions.com. Click the “Student tab,” click “Rent Your Safe,” pick Babson College. Create an account and then login. From there you will be available to pick and pay for a safe ($139.95 per year), then you must activate your safe by clicking the ‘Activate Safe’ tab. Once this is all completed, they will deliver it to your room. If you would like to determine safe availability for your room before going through this process, please contact Safe Decisions, 1-800-723-3332.
How to Set Up your Cable
Babson is affiliated with Comcast and promotes the use of their cable services.
To Set-Up the Cable Box in your Room:
For the shorter cable cord that comes with the cable box, attach it to the back of your TV. Then, you will need to purchase another lengthier cable cord to plug into the wall as well as the back of your TV. Then your cable will be fully functioning. If you have any problems, call 888-815-0050 with the serial number of the cable box (found on bottom) ready to tell them so they can assist you faster. If they ask for the phone number the account is under tell him 781-235-1200 (which is Babson’s main line, so they understand the account is a bulk order under the college).
Paint Your Room
Residents of Canfield, Keith, Pietz, McCullough and Van Winkle are allowed to paint their room with one of the approved Babson College paint colors. If a student paints in a non-approved paint color the student can face fine and possible judicial action. Students can request a gallon can of the paint color of their choice. Paint colors can viewed on the Residence Life Life@Babson page in the documents section. Students will have access to paint brushes, rollers, trays, painters tape, and drop cloth. Students are responsible for any damage caused by painting (paint on furniture, floor, carpet, etc.) and will be billed for repair of damage. Paint will be available for pick-up for fall 2013 during the first week of classes. Paint and supplies are available on a first come first serve basis. If we run out of a paint color we will order additional. Please contact the Assistant Director for Residence Education and Special Interest Housing if you have questions.