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 Student 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 SA’s door (or email their apartment SA). 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.
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
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 SA or AM if you have questions.