Fall 2020 Closing Information:

Residence Halls and Apartment Communities

 All residence halls and apartments will close Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12noon. It is very important that you plan ahead for your departure so that you leave campus no later than 12noon on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. For those requesting winter housing, you MUST complete the WINTER BREAK HOUSING FORM by October 26, 2020. Winter pricing can be found below. The buildings are currently anticipated to open tentatively on January 20th, 2021. Please note this date is subject to change based on processes that may need to change to ensure a safe move in process during the COVID 19 pandemic.

**NEW** Spring 2021 Housing

Current students, living on campus, can confirm that they are returning to live on-campus for Spring 2021 by completing SPRING HOUSING INTENT FORM now. This form is REQUIRED to complete in order to return to housing for the spring semester so please complete as soon as possible.

  • If you register and plan on returning to campus, you may leave items in your current room, to return to this room for Spring 2021.
  • NO access will be allowed during break, so pack important items, medications, etc. Due to safety procedures surrounding COVID 19 and the College’s efforts to limit the possibilities of transmission, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. As the spring semester is still undetermined, you must take all items that you need, with the understanding that you may return later than the currently scheduled date. Many factors will depend upon the state of COVID 19 in the spring semester.
  • Students will be required to agree to and sign a COVID 19 Residence License Agreement Addendum prior to moving on to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. 

November Closing Information

Please take time to review the closing procedures and read through these important instructions, to ensure that you leave no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 12noon.

All students need to do the following before leaving campus:

  1. Clean your room and suite/apartment common area.
  2. Close and lock your windows and lower the blinds/shades.
  3. Unplug ALL electronics! (Except for institutional provided refrigerators and ovens – EMPTY FRIDGE OF PERISHABLE ITEMS).
  4. Residence Halls: Be sure to clean out, defrost and unplug the refrigerator (HINT: Start this 48 hours prior to your departure).
  5. Apartments: Please clean out your institutional provided refrigerators (leave plugged in) and kitchens of all perishable items. Ensure that your oven/stove is OFF.
  6. Remove ALL trash and recycling from your room/apartment. Trash removal/exterminator costs can be charged to students failing to complete this task.
  7. Turn off all lights (room and bathroom and common areas/hallways).
  8. Adjust room/apartment thermostat to 70° F.
  9. Take all the belongings you will need during the break. You will not have access to your room after you check-out. It is recommended that valuables be taken home with you.
  10. Lock your bedroom door/apartment door and remember your keys/ID! Please note, that the locks are changed temporarily over break, but you will need your keys if you return in January 2021.

Start packing now!

Don’t get caught in a last minute rush. Make a list of all the items you must take home, including items you no longer need. And start planning your transportation now!

Commonly Forgotten Items:

  • Medications
  • ID’s (License, Passport, More Card, etc.)
  • Credit Cards/Money
  • Keys (House Keys, Car Keys, Residence Hall/Apartment Keys, etc.)
  • Electronics (Chargers, Phone, Computer, etc.)
  • Textbooks
  • Other Valuables
  • Any holiday presents for friends or family

Community Engagement Staff will enter your room upon your departure to ensure closing procedures were completed. If you are found in the building or there are violations in your room, you will be referred to the Office of Community Standards. As always, please let your RA or RC know if you have any questions.

NOT RETURNING?

If you are not returning to on-campus housing for ANY reason, including graduation, for the SPRING 2021 semester, the deadline to notify Community Engagement is October 26th, 2020. Please notify our office by completing the HOUSING EXIT FORM. Failure to notify Community Engagement may result in additional charges, including your Spring 2021 Housing Bill, and/or a nonrefundable Breakage Fee in the amount of $200.00.

  • All students leaving campus housing (and NOT returning) must check-out and return their keys prior to departing. Failure to do so will result in an improper check-out fee of $55 and a lock change fee (cost is dependent on the specific location). You will complete the Express Check Out process in order to withdraw from housing. Please see your RA or your Residence Coordinator for more information on this check out process.

ANY SPACE WITH A VACANCY – If you will have a vacancy (empty bed) in your suite or apartment, please note the following:

  1. The room will be entered to ensure it is inspected and prepared for a new student. You MUST have ALL personal items from the bathroom, and common areas placed in your bedroom so that the other bedroom and common space may be cleaned during break. Students that do not move their items into their bedrooms will be billed accordingly.
  2. Any students approved to fill the vacancy, MUST MOVE-IN AFTER BREAK. Any items left in the space will interfere with our closing/cleaning responsibilities, and may be discarded. (The College is not liable for any items that are lost, discarded, etc.).
  3. Failure to do so will result in damage billing charges.