End of Year Closing Information

Residence Halls officially close for the spring semester at 10am on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  University apartments close at 10am on Thursday, May 31. Please read all information provided on closing below.

You must check out of your residence hall space no later than 24 hours after your final exam

Exceptions will be made for graduating seniors or for non-graduating seniors who have an official role in Commencement. If you are involved in any of the above activities, you must be listed on rosters submitted to Residence Life by the administrator or faculty member coordinating your activity. It is your responsibility to confirm you are on the list.

If you are a non-graduating resident NOT participating in an APPROVED activity, you are expected to check out no later than 24 hours after completing your last exam. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from meeting this deadline, you must submit a break housing request in Self Service. 

Check-out Information for Apartment and Residence Hall students

You must schedule a time to check out with your student staff member. They will have signup sheets posted outside of their doors beginning in mid-May.
Once everyone has checked out of your specific room/apartment, a Residence Life staff member will inspect your room/apartment to evaluate the condition of the room and whether or not to assign charges.
The Community Director will make the final decision whether or not to charge for damages.

You can avoid damage charges by doing the following
• Have a discussion with your roommate(s) and decide who will take responsibility for which tasks in the room.
• Be sure all university furniture is present in the room/apartment.
• Remove all personal belongings.
• Remove all non-university furniture such as lofts, carpets, chairs, bookshelves, refrigerators, etc. Do not leave these items in stairways, hallways, or lobby areas.
• Remove trash and sweep floors.
• Remove all posters, tape, stickers and nails from furniture, walls, ceilings, closets and doors. Remove all items from your room/apartment door bulletin board.
• Wipe down all surfaces.
• Close and lock your windows.
• Make sure the door is closed and locked when the check out is complete.

Rooms/apartments with NORMAL wear and tear (minor scuffs, etc.) will not be billed. Any damage deemed intentional, malicious, or beyond reasonable may be billed.

Common Area Damage
When common area damage occurs (lounges, hallways, stairways, etc) the students in the community will be billed directly for the repairs if no one takes responsibility.

End of year closing is a major task and requires our working together to make it as smooth as possible. Please contact your neighborhood office if you have any questions.

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