2017-2018 Student Handbook

Page 30 of 107 Updated 1.25.17 breaks. Students may have to consolidate to another building with new roommates for the break periods. There are no additional charges for break housing, but any student who is given permission to stay during the holiday is held to a higher standard of behavior and must sign a Holiday Housing Agreement prior to remaining in housing. Those not making arrangements will need to leave campus for the Christmas break period as defined by Residence Life and the university calendars. Residence halls will remain open for fall, Thanksgiving, spring and Easter breaks. Apartments and university houses will remain open 365 days a year without closure restrictions. Students not registered for break housing will have their access to their residence hall turned off and are not allowed to return to campus prior to the date announced in the Residence Life and university calendars. Room Check-In Procedure Once a student has signed their housing agreement and/or lease and has been assigned a room by Residence Life, they are eligible to move into their on-campus housing location on the dates provided by the Residence Life Office. Before a student may move into their housing assignment, they must complete a room and/or apartment/house inventory. Students may request the assistance of Residence Life Staff to complete the room inventory. This inventory will be used during check-out to assess damage to the assigned location. Room Check-Out Procedure Students checking out at the end of the year must make a check-out appointment with their Resident Assistant, Residence Director or acquire the necessary Express Check-Out materials no later than 5:00 p.m. the Monday of finals week. Those students who will be moving into Transitional/Summer Housing will also need to make an appointment to check into their new location before they check out of their current location. At all other times throughout the year, students must make a check-out appointment at least 48 hours prior to their departure date. Students not making an appointment in advance will receive a $25 fine. At the end of each semester, each student must check out of their living area no later than 24 hours after their last final exam. Exceptions can be made with their Residence Director for those who are participating in the graduation ceremonies or are limited by flight schedules. Students with official university business (such as athletes with games or essential student workers) may arrange additional housing with the Residence Life Office, but local students in this category are still expected to move out 24 hours after their last exam. Any student who disrupts the study atmosphere of the residence halls during finals week may be required to leave immediately. Residents must be on time and prepared for their check-out appointment. All personal items must be removed from the room and cleaning completed. All residential keys must be returned at the check-out appointment. Students must be completely moved out, room cleaned and ready to turn in their key to qualify for checking out. Any belongings left in housing after the required check out time will be considered discarded property and will be donated or disposed. Please keep in mind the following fines throughout the check-out process: • $50 per key for failure to return keys at check-out to replace cores and keys • $25 hourly rate for cleaning charges for any areas left dirty - average cleaning charges for students who leave without cleaning anything is 6 to 10 hours • $25 for every hour a student stays past established housing deadlines (example: 5:00 p.m. the day following the last exam day of each semester) • $25 hourly rate for cleaning and disposal for furniture/personal belongings that are left in the living area