How to Prepare for Winter Closing

For Residence Halls (Central, Crossroads, Farside, Wayback, Outback, and Fort Awesome)

  • Clean your room and suite common areas.
  • Close and lock your windows and lower the blinds.
  • Unplug ALL electronics! (Except for institutional provided refrigerators and ovens).
  • Residence Halls: Be sure to clean out, defrost and unplug the refrigerator (HINT: Start this 48 hours prior to your departure).
  • Remove ALL trash and recycling from your room/apartment.
  • Turn off all lights (room and bathroom and common areas/hallways).
  • Adjust room/apartment thermostat to 70° F.
  • 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.
  • Lock your bedroom door and/or suite door and remember your keys!
  • Sign the Closing Check-List located on the outside of your door.

For Apartments (The Olde, The Commons, and Alumni Village) 

  • Clean your room and apartment common areas.
  • Close and lock your windows and lower the blinds.
  • Unplug ALL electronics! (Except for institutional provided refrigerators and ovens).
  • Clean out your refrigerators and kitchens of all perishable items.
  • Remove ALL trash and recycling from your room/apartment.
  • Turn off all lights (room and bathroom and common areas/hallways).
  • Adjust room/apartment thermostat to 70° F.
  • 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.
  • Lock your bedroom door/apartment door and remember your keys!
  • Sign the Closing Check-List located on the outside of your door.

Please note: Residential Life staff will enter your room upon your departure to ensure closing procedures were completed. If you are found in the building after closing time, or there are violations in your room, you will be referred to the Office of Community Standards.