Spring Semester Closing Information

Students who live in Traditional Halls, Suites, Husky Village, and Northwood Apartments (undergrads) must check out within 24 hours of completing their last exam or by 12:00pm (noon) on Monday, May 9, 2022--whichever occurs first.

 

Students who are living in Hilltop Apartments or Charter Oak Apartments must check out within 24 hours of completing their last exam or by 12:00pm on Sunday, May 15--whichever comes first.

 

Quiet Hours

  • 24-hour quiet hours begin Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:00PM until Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 7:00PM.
  • Final exams are stressful for everyone. Remember that although you may have finished your finals, it does not mean that everyone else is finished as well.
  • Remember, if noise can be heard outside of your room, then you are being too loud. This includes the areas outside of the building, such as the parking lots, basketball courts, or volleyball courts, and other residence halls.
  • RAs will be extremely vigilant about enforcing these quiet hours, so please make it easier on everyone and abide by the Quiet Hours policy.

 

Please click on the options below to learn more about end of semester closing:

Closing Date/Information for Traditional Residence Halls, Suites, Husky Village, Northwood Apartments (Undergrads)

  • All residents must check out of their residence hall within 24 hours of completing their last exam or by 12:00PM on Monday, May 9, 2022 – whichever comes first.
  • If you are awaiting a ride that will arrive after 12:00PM you will need to wait for them at an alternate location (not in the residence hall).
  • All students who plan on staying on campus for Summer Housing (after May 10, 2022) must fill out a Summer Housing Application found in their MyHousing Account by the deadline (May 2022).
  • All card access will be turned off on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 12:00PM, and you will not be able to re-enter the buildings.

Before You Check Out

  • Remove all personal belongings (couches, carpets, wall hangings, etc.) from your room.
  • Return the room to its original condition. All furniture that was in the room in the beginning of the year must be in the room at the end of the year. Furniture not returned to a student room will be billed to the appropriate student(s) at full replacement cost.
  • Do not place personal items/trash in common areas (hallways, stairwells, lounges, bathrooms). Any items left will be removed and residents will be billed accordingly.
  • Close and lock your windows. It is recommended that you lower your window shades.
  • Clean out the room by removing decorations from the walls or door of your room, disposing of any garbage and sweeping/mopping. Remove all stickers, tape, and sticky tack from the walls and ceilings. Also, remember to clean both the inside and outside of your door including any writing and adhesive from message boards.
  • Rooms should be swept and all surfaces should be wiped down. You may also need to mop. Avoid cleaning charges by returning your room to its move-in condition. DO NOT sweep your room into the hallway and leave dust/debris there. You will be billed if you do so.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Lock your door as you leave.

Trash & Recyclables

  • Don’t forget to take your trash and recyclables out of your room. Take these items to the trash room.
  • Do not leave trash in the hallways, stairwells, lounges as either you or the entire community will be billed. All large items (carpets, personal furniture, etc. – that need to be discarded, rather than donated) must be taken to the dumpster and placed neatly beside it if the dumpster is already full.

Dining Hall Dishes/Cup/Utensils

  • Please return all dining hall owned dishes, cups, utensils (anything that belongs to the dining halls) before you depart from campus. You can return these items directly to the dining hall. No questions asked.

Closing Date/Information for Charter Oak, Hilltop Apartments & Northwood Apartments (Grads)

  • All residents must check out of their residence hall within 24 hours of completing their last exam or by 12:00PM on Sunday, May 15, 2022 – whichever comes first.
  • If you are awaiting a ride that will arrive after 12:00PM you will need to wait for them at an alternate location (not in the residence hall).
    • All students who plan on staying on campus for Summer Housing (after May 16, 2022) must fill out a Summer Housing Application found in their MyHousing Account by the deadline (May 2022).
    • All card access will be turned off on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 12:00PM, and you will not be able to re-enter the buildings.

How to Check Out of a Room

  • Beginning Saturday, April 30, 2022 Residence Hall Offices will be staffed from 10:00AM to 10:00PM. When you are ready to check out, proceed to your area’s Residence Hall Office to process your check-out.
  • At this time you will:
    • Return your room and mail key(s) that were assigned to you.
    • Escort a staff member to you room to inspect for condition of room.
    • Be officially checked out of the space.
    • Those who are checking out need to:
    • Remove all personal belongings from the room. Return any University furniture to its proper and original location – this includes re-assembling disassembled furniture. If any room furniture is missing, students will be charged for the replacement cost.
    • Leave the room/your half of the room clean (surfaces wiped down, floors swept, all trash thrown out). Rooms left in a condition which poses a threat to health and safety standards will be followed up with. Failure to do so will result in University staff cleaning the room and the student being billed accordingly.
  • Failure to check out properly (i.e. return keys or complete the aforementioned tasks) will prohibit you from contesting any damage charges. Failure to return your room key to a staff member will result in an automatic lock change that will be billed to you. The cost for this lock change is $100.00. Failure to return your mailbox key will result in an additional $10.00 charge.
  • All rooms will be entered and checked by Residential Life Staff to ensure compliance with guidelines provided and fire safety regulations (which can be found in the housing contract).

Checking Out After Hours

  • Students checking out of their assignment outside of office hours must return keys to the drop box located on the parking lot entrance to the Residential Life Central Office located in Whitney Hall in East Campus. All keys must be placed in an envelope provided at the entrance with all fields filled in.  When checking out outside of business hours you are not able to contest charges for damage to the room.  We strongly recommend you record yourself returning your keys for your records.  More information about the drop box location is available on the Residential Life Key Drop Box page.
  • Failure to check out properly (i.e. return keys or complete the aforementioned tasks) will prohibit you from contesting any damage charges. Failure to return your room key to a staff member will result in an automatic lock change that will be billed to you. The cost for this lock change is $100.00. Failure to return your mailbox key will result in an additional $10.00 charge.
  • All rooms will be entered and checked by Residential Life Staff to ensure compliance with guidelines provided and fire safety regulations (which can be found in the housing contract).

Mail

  • All mail and packages should be picked up before departing campus after Spring semester. Any packages that have been in the mailroom available for pick up for more than 7 days will be returned to sender on the last day of classes.
  • Send any purchases/package you need over break to the address where you will be residing after the last day of classes.
  • Individuals who apply for and are granted Summer housing will be able to pick up mail and packages (an email will be sent to you once mail services receives the approved to stay list from Residential Life).