Closing Memo

2017 Residence Hall Closing, Summer Housing and Fall Opening Information

Friday, May 5, 2017            All requests for housing extensions due by 5:00 PM

Tuesday, May 16, 2017            Lunch is last meal served in dining hall for academic year meal plan

                    All meals forward are for Class of 2017 and students on extensions

Wednesday, May 17, 2017        Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for Classes of  2018, 2019, and 2020

Friday, May 26, 2017            Residence halls close at 8:00 PM for Class of 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017            Students with housing extensions relocate into Summer Housing

Monday, June 5, 2017            Summer Housing opens for all students

Saturday, August 5, 2017        Residence halls close at 12:00 PM (Noon) for Summer Housing

Saturday, September 2, 2017        Residence halls open at 9:00 AM for 2017-2018 academic year

Departure Dates

  • RDs/ACs will be posting information regarding closing procedures.  It is your responsibility to check your res hall’s communication forum for information.

  • If you wish to request an extension, you must have a faculty or administrative supervisor email Diane O’Leary in the Office of Residence Life.

  • Failure to vacate the residence hall by your deadline may result in a fine of $50 per hour.  

Move-Out Procedures

  • Student rooms must be clean and clear of all trash and debris.  All furniture must be fully assembled and present in the room.

  • If a staff member does not check the room in your presence before you leave, you waive the right to appeal any fine that is levied.  It is your responsibility to schedule a room inspection with your RA or RD/AC at least 48 hours before your departure.

  • Every student must return their room key to the key box near the RD/AC apartment or office on the day that they leave.  The key does not need to be in an envelope. Keys must be returned by 5:00 PM on May 17, 2017.

  • Seniors and those who have been approved to remain after May 17 may return keys prior to their departure but no later than 8:00 PM on May 26, 2017.

  • Failure to return a room key when you leave may result in a $30 fine.

Storage in Residence Halls

  • Please watch for specific closing and storage information in your residence hall.

  • Please note that all storage in the residence halls is at your own risk.

  • Only students returning to residence halls for the 2017 fall semester may store belongings. Students may store belongings in their current hall only.

  • Graduating seniors and students going on leave or exchange may not store their belongings on campus (see instructions for shipping or off-campus storage).

  • Access to storage areas will not be available for returning students until Saturday, September 2, 2017.  Approved early arrival students, including Student Leaders, will be contacted with schedule for early access.

Storage Procedures

  • Members of the class of 2018, 2019 and 2020 returning to residence for Fall 2017 will receive storage labels which must be attached to all stored items.

  • Seniors returning to residence must go to the Office of Residential Life to receive labels.

  • Students within a 300-mile radius of the college will receive no storage labels.  

  • Students residing within a 300-600 mile radius will receive 2 storage labels.

  • All other students from the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 will receive 4 storage labels.  

  • The label should indicate your full name and class year.  

  • Space restrictions will not allow for students to share labels.

  • Each student is allowed to store one item per label, within the following limits:

    • 1 cube refrigerator cleaned & defrosted, for one label.  Taller refrigerators are 2 labels.

    • 1 suitcase for one label.

    • 1 plastic, heavy-duty bag for one label.

    • 1 boxed bicycle must have 2 labels attached.

    • 1 plastic bin 22”16”16”

  • Absolutely NO rugs, furniture, bookcases, loose items, unboxed bikes, or oversized boxes of any kind may be stored. Such items will be removed and discarded.

  • You must be able to lift your own boxes without assistance to any shelf in the storage room.

  • You may not leave anything outside the storage area.  Items left improperly will be discarded, and a $50 fine per item will be charged.

  • There will be no access to storage areas from 8:00 PM, Friday, May 26, 2017.

Off-Campus Storage and Shipping

  • The College does not guarantee the services of these vendors and students enter into their own agreement with them to provide services.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you choose to use Door-to-Door” or “Pods” storage units, the only drop location will be in the tennis courts next to the Chapel.  Each person that will be using one of these two storage options must contact Diane O’Leary to give us your name and the dates of the drop-off and pick-up of your unit.  Students are still responsible for arranging your own storage.  These two companies will be notified of our procedures.  No units will be placed near the residence halls.  

Automobiles and Bicycles

  • If you are not a summer housing resident, automobiles may not be parked on Campus in any parking lot.

  • Summer residents should visit Campus Police for a summer parking permit.  

  • All bicycles must be removed from outside bike racks.  Bicycles left over the summer may be removed and discarded.

US Mail

  • All students should submit a change of address card to the mailroom.

  • All first-class letters and materials will be automatically forwarded to your permanent home address if no change of address card is filed.

  • Magazines, newspapers or other bulk rate materials will not be forwarded.

  • Those students living in summer housing and/or attending summer school should indicate their campus summer address on the card.