Resident halls close on May 7


Vanessa Countryman, Digital Managing Editor

Residents of all resident halls are required to check-out of their rooms no later than noon on Saturday, May 7.

Failure to check out by noon will result in late check-out charges of $50 per hour. 

However, there are a few exceptions:

  • Students who have been approved by their Graduate Resident Director (GRD) or Resident Director (RD) for participating in graduation (graduates or volunteers). These students may be granted an extension up until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.

In order to be approved for these exceptions, residents must email their GRD or RD by May 6 at noon. The email addresses are available on

Resident Halls will host mandatory meetings regarding closing information.

Resident Checklist:

  • Close and lock window 
  • Lower and close blinds 
  • Unplug all appliances (except refrigerator)
  • Remove all items and clean the refrigerator/freezer
  • Remove all items from the room and place in dumpster 
  • Empty and clean the green recycling bin
  • Set the thermostat to Cool and Auto at 75 degrees
  • Check every drawer/closet and take home all belongings
  • Submit maintenance requests for anything now working properly in your room at
  • Turn off all lights 
  • Close and lock all doors
  • Check out with RA or complete an express check-out

Failure to check out with a staff member or complete an express check out will result in an improper checkout charge of $50.00. Failure to return your key will result in a lock change at your expense.

Break Stay and Summer School information

Move-in for Summer assignments begin at noon, May 13 but no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 13. In order to participate in Break Stay, residents must sign up to take Summer Term A classes and no exceptions will be made, according to University Housing.

Clubhouse and front desk areas will be closed during the break stay period. 

If residents want to participate in Break Stay, they must sign up via the Housing Portal. Residents can access the Housing Portal from

Bikes will be removed from the racks and donated on May 20.

University housing will have boxes available for donating any unwanted or unused items. Boxes will be located in the clubhouse of each building. Donations are made to local non-profit agencies.

Items include:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Room decorations
  • Bedding  

As students approach finals week, 24 hour quiet hours will be mandatory beginning Sunday, May 1, at 10:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 7, at noon.