Fall Closing

As the end of the semester draws near, it is time to prepare to leave your on-campus housing for Winter Break. This not only includes packing up your personal belongings that you will need over break but also fulfilling a few responsibilities to winterize your space. Read below about the five tasks you need to complete.

You will also be receiving a door hanger with closing information outlining these responsibilities. These include cleaning your room, turning off and defrosting your refrigerator, unplugging everything from outlets, taking out your trash, and locking your windows. This information will also be posted on bulletin boards, shared on social media, and described in an email to all residents. You will also need to attend a house meeting on semester closing. Your Resident Advisor will be in touch on the date and time for this meeting.

Last Person Out Charged for Concerns

All residents are asked to complete several tasks to prepare their room for winter. For each task not completed properly, the last person out of the room, suite, or apartment will be charged $10 for each task. The last person out of the room should slip their completed “Last Person Out” sheet under their RA’s door (or email their apartment RA). One will be delivered to your room. If you misplace yours, you can download, print, and complete a new one (Apartments Residents can download theirs HERE). If no sheet is present when staff check rooms, all roommates (and suitemates, if applicable) will be charged $10 for each task not completed properly.

You need to head out within 24 hours of your last final examPreparing your room for winter break. Follow these steps to ensure your room is prepped for winter break. Each step not completed will result in a $10 fee for the last roommate to leave. Ask a staff member in advance if you have any questions.

Unplug all items from all outlets.

Remove all trash and recycling from room.

Note: There are two different signs about fridges.

The first one is for students living in the residence halls. The second is for students living in the apartments.

Residence Hall Fridges

Defrost, dry, and prop open fridge. Unplug the microfridge at least one day before you leave. Let the ice melt on its own. Do not chip away the ice. Dry the unit fully and prop the doors open with the cord so that nothing mildews.

Apartments Fridges

Clean and clear out your refrigerator.

Note: There are many different signs about heating and cooling.

Look for the sign that shows controls like yours. On all, your goal is to set the unit to LO HEAT and temperature in the mid-60-degree range. This will prevent pipes from freezing without using too much energy. Please talk with your RA or AM if you have questions.

Missouri Hall

West Campus Suites

West Campus Suites: Adjust heating to required settings: 65, ON, LOW

BNB and Dobson Halls

BNB and Dobson Halls: Adjust heating to required setting: Set to 65 degrees, AUTOMATIC, and LO

Campbell Apartments

Campbell Apartments: Adjust heating to required settings: COOLER, LOW FAN; MID, On, LOW

Ryle Hall

Ryle Hall: Adjust heating to required settings: Set to "auto" and 65 degrees