Winter Break Housing

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING CLOSING AND WINTER BREAK HOUSING
The last day of finals is Tuesday, November 25, 2014. As a resident student, you are required to vacate the residence hall within 24 hours of your last final exam. All residence halls officially close on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 12pm SHARP! All residence halls will open again on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 12pm, and no earlier.

In addition, ALL resident students must do the following:

  • Attend a mandatory closing process meeting with your Resident Advisor (RA), Apartment Manager, House Manager, or House Coordinator regarding closing procedures.
  • For all room changes or permanent move-outs (i.e. graduation, study abroad, etc.), all room changes must be completed before the resident leaves for the Winter break. No exceptions!  Sign-up with the RA (or housing staff member) to check-out of your room, or complete and turn in an Express Check-Out Form, which is available in the Residential Life main office, Reamer 409.  Otherwise, possible fines can include $50.00 Improper Check-Out fee, $50.00 key replacement fee for not submitting an Express Check-Out Form and/or not returning your room key.
  • Unplug EVERYTHING including the refrigerator.
  • Defrost the refrigerator (the inside needs to be completely dry!) and discard any perishable food items.
  • Clean room and remove any trash (put trash in dumpsters).
  • Lock windows and close the blinds/shades.
  • Leave thermostats at 70 degree (if applicable).
  • Take home all valuables.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Lock doors.
  • Complete and sign the Check-Out door tag (and leave it taped to your door).
  • Vacate the room within 24 hours of last exam.
***Residential Staff will be checking rooms for compliance after your departure. ***

Winter Break Housing

  • All residents, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS that need to stay late (past 24 hours after last final exam) or need to stay for any part of the Winter Break must submit a break housing form located here.
  • Students must have approval from Residential Life to stay late or reside on campus during the Winter Break.
  • For athletes on Winter sports teams, these students are sponsored by the Athletic Department. Athletes are not required to submit a Winter Break Housing Application.
  • For international students, you must also notify the Office of Student Support Services about your plans to stay over the break.
  • If you have any questions regarding the Fall Closing procedures or Winter Break, please call the Office of Residential Life at 518-388-6117 or talk to your RA, Minerva House Coordinator, Apartment Manager, Theme/Greek House Manager, or Residence Director.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a safe and enjoyable break.