Residence Hall Closing/Vacations
Residence Hall Closing and Vacations
The mission of Residence Halls is to provide housing when college is in session. All residents are required to vacate the Residence Halls during scheduled recesses and vacation periods. Special services will be provided for international students and homeless youth, as staffing allows. The hall closing and opening schedule is contained in the academic calendar in this handbook. If the resident is returning to the halls at the end of the recess or vacation, the resident’s belongings can remain in the resident’s room except for summer recess. If the resident is not returning to the residence halls after the recess, all of the resident’s belongings must be moved from the room by the closing deadline and the student must follow withdrawal or checkout procedures.
The remaining roommate must prepare the room for a new roommate. Failure to prepare this room for a possible new roommate will result in a monetary fine. The Dormitory Corporation staff reserves the right to prepare the room if necessary. Any staff preparation of rooms will result in a $50 fine.
During vacation periods, recesses and between semester breaks, front door access to each building is changed; students may not access the buildings with their proximity cards when the Residence Halls are closed. The access is returned to normal at the end of the recess.
Any student who cannot meet the hall opening or closing deadlines should request early arrival/later departure from a professional staff member by the published deadline. Special arrangements can be made for individuals who have legitimate reasons for arriving early at the halls, or for leaving after the hall-closing deadline. Residence Hall closing is not an excuse for class absence. Arrangements can and will be made.
All students must vacate the buildings by the published closing time each semester. Failure to sign-out on a Room Inventory Form at the end of your residency during an academic year will automatically result in forfeiture of the security/damage deposit refund.
Whenever the Residence Halls close for recess or vacation, it is important to complete the following tasks in your room. Failure to do so will result in a $25 fine.
- Let your R.A. know when you are leaving.
- Unplug everything, including defrosting the refrigerator. Please place towel under the refrigerator.
- Shut and lock all windows tightly.
- Close all blinds.
- Remove all trash to dumpster.
- Shut off all lights.
- Lock your door.
- Remove perishable food
All prohibited items will be confiscated without notice. Sanctions may be levied.
Any student failing to remove large items from the property, e.g. a couch, when they end residency, will be charged a disposal fee of $50. This fee will be increased if the Dormitory Corporation incurs additional disposal fees.