Spring Fling and Summer Preparations

April 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hello Parents,

I hope you’re all having a great week! It’s hard to believe that there is only one more week left in the 2014 – 2015 academic year! I don’t know about you, but this year definitely flew by! The gorgeous warm weather and soul-brightening sunshine make it almost impossible to say inside and study, even as we’re getting down to crunch time. Although we’ve been waiting for this weather all year, it couldn’t have come at a worse time, as this point of the semester is always the busiest and requires a great deal of study time. At least the snow will be melted as some of you make your way up for commencement in few weeks!

As the semester is approaching its final weeks, it’s important for your students to be aware of a few things before they leave for summer break.

Check out

Before your students leave for the semester, they must make an appointment with their RA at least 48 hours before they plan to leave to make sure that their room is in proper order. Students must check out by noon Saturday, May 2 unless they are a graduating senior, and they may check out by Sunday, May 3. If your student has extenuating circumstances and would like to check out at a later date, they need to complete the late departure form found at http://goo.gl/PbrjPh. After checking out, your student must complete an inventory card and return their keys in the blue checkout envelope. Fees will occur for improper check-out and lost or stolen keys. A final inspection of rooms will be made by Housing and Residential Life.  Any damaged or missing items will be charged to both roommates equally unless one assumes full responsibility.

Room Cleaning

In order to pass checkout, your student must adhere to the following:

  • Empty room of all belongings

  • Clean desk and dresser drawers and surfaces

  • Empty closet/wardrobe

  • Clean inside of door and all whiteboards. Remember to remove all tape marks, stickers, and signs.

  • Vacuum floor and empty wastebasket

  • Remove any tape or glue from door jams and door surfaces
  • Clean window sills and ledges

  • Close and lock window and door

The dining halls will be closed after dinner on Friday, May 1, and the reception desk will be closed after Sunday, May 3.  Mail received after Saturday, May 2, will be forwarded to your student’s home address on file. All mail received after May 31 will be returned to sender. In addition, all vehicles must be removed from their lots by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4, or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

In addition to all of the excitement that comes with the end of the semester, Spring Fling will take place this Friday, April 17!  Spring Fling is a long-time Michigan Tech tradition that takes place on the Friday of Week 13 every year to celebrate the coming of spring. Sponsored by the Memorial Union Board (MUB Board), Spring Fling is a really fun and exciting event that involves a plethora of activities sponsored by various student organizations and clubs for both the campus and local communities. This year’s theme is Superheroes! Held outdoors on the main campus, student organizations will be hosting different superhero-themed booths and give out goodies to visitors. The MUB Board will be giving out superman ice cream, superhero mac ‘n’ cheese, t-shirts, a caricature artist, inflatables, a green screen, and much more!

That’s all I have for you this week! If you have any questions about summer preparations or Spring Fling 2015, please feel free to email me at vjtaglio@mtu.edu. I hope you all have a fantastic week and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Until next week!

-Valerie