Move-In, Move-Out, & Winter Break

As a resident of the college community, you must abide by all rules and regulations outlined in the Residence Life Policies and Procedures (PDF). Be sure to familiarize yourself with proper check-out procedures before leaving for winter and summer breaks, as outlined below

Fall Move-In 2015

First-year students may begin moving their belongings only into their rooms on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 19, and may officially move in Thursday, Aug. 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Housing opens for upper-class students Saturday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m.

Winter Break 2015

All residential facilities close for winter break at noon on Friday, Dec. 18, without exception. Whether you will be returning to the same room, switching rooms, or leaving campus for the spring, before you leave for break, you must follow certain procedures. If you will return to your same room for spring semester, before leaving you must:

  • Ensure thermostat is turned onto low setting
  • Empty all trash and take out all recycling
  • Unplug all appliances except refrigerator
  • Empty and clean the refrigerator
  • Remove all holiday decorations from the windows
  • Close and lock room windows and raise the blinds halfway
  • Turn off all lights
  • Close and lock room door

If you will be changing rooms for spring semester, before leaving you must:

  • Contact the current resident of the room into which you will be moving and set-up a time you can move your things prior to leaving for break.
  • Move all of your belongings out of your current room and into your new room.
  • Check-out of your current room following the checkout procedures.
  • Turn in your room key. You will check-in and receive your new room key after the break.

If you will not be returning to campus in January, before leaving you must check-out of your room with your Residence Life student staff member, following all check-out procedures.

The residence halls reopen on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, for all students.

Spring Check-Out 2016

All students must follow proper check-out procedures before leaving campus for the summer. Those who do not follow procedures may face improper check-out fines.

All seniors must check-out of their rooms or apartments before noon on Monday, May 16, and all non-seniors must check-out of their rooms or apartments before 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in order to avoid late check-out fees up to $250.

All students must check out individually. Be sure to:

  • Follow the check-out checklist
  • Empty your room and common areas completely
  • Turn in your room key. Non-seniors may keep their mailbox key over the summer.

Seniors: If you need to check-out before 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15, you must schedule an appointment with your resident adviser or building manager. Residence Life staff will be available for check-outs from 1-7 p.m., on Sunday, May 15, and 8 a.m.-noon, Monday, May 16.

Non-seniors: You must make an appointment with your hall counselor, resident adviser or building manager at least 24 hours prior to your check-out time. Residence Life staff members will be available for appointments from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. each day except for Sunday, May 15, when they will be available from 1-5 p.m. Non-seniors who check-out after 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, will incur a late check-out fee of up to $250.