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Final Weeks of Spring 2012 Semester

April 11, 2012 in Academics, Communication, Housing

Residence Hall Checkout Procedures

With a little more than one week of regular classes and then final exams, Michigan Tech students are ready for a much needed summer break.

Recently, students residing in the residence halls received the “You Deserve a Break” newsletter in their mailbox and via email. The newsletter contains all the necessary information regarding important checkout procedures.

Before students can leave for summer break, they will need to make sure they return all the furniture in their room to its original setup.  Students will also need to vacuum and clean out their dresser and desk drawers.

Forty-eight hours prior to checking out, students must make a checkout appointment with their Resident Assistant. The Resident Assistant will verify that the student’s furniture is back to the original setup, that the room is clean, and that there are no damages to the room.  The Resident Assistant will provide students with a signed yellow checkout form after checking the room; students will take that form to their residence hall reception desk—along with their key—when they are ready to leave campus.Following this checkout process is very important.  Improper checkout results in a $25 fee and students who do not turn in their key prior to leaving campus will receive a $55-75 fee.  Students who are not graduating this spring must vacate their room and properly check out before noon on Saturday, April 28. Students who are graduating must vacate their room and properly checkout before noon on Sunday, April 29.

Students with extenuating circumstances may request a late departure by filling out the Early Arrival/Late Departure Form at under the online forms link. A fee will be assessed to students registering for late departure.

All the above information also applies to residents in Hillside Place; the only difference is those residents will need to return their yellow checkout form to the reception desk in McNair Hall.


Mail received after Saturday, April 28 will be forwarded to the home address students have on file with the University until June 2.  If a student will have a forwarding address different from their home address, this will need to be indicated on the top portion of their yellow checkout form before turning it in at the residence hall reception desk.

It is also a good idea for students to verify that their home address is correct on Banweb by going to the Personal Information tab and clicking on the View Addresses link.  Mail will only be forwarded until June 4, so it is extremely important for students to notify senders of their change of address as soon as possible.  All mail received after June 2 will be returned to sender.

Reminders for Students:

On Friday, April 27 the DHH and McNair dining halls will close after lunch and the Wadsworth dining hall will close after dinner.  The Campus Café in Wadsworth Hall will close on Friday, April 27 at 1 a.m.

Students who utilized bike storage organized by the Residence Hall Councils will need to make arrangements to retrieve their bike if they have not already. In addition, students must take their bikes home with them for the summer. Public Safety will remove any bikes left on the outside bike racks on Sunday, April 29.

There is limited storage available for students who will be returning to the residence halls next year.  Students may keep a maximum of one box or plastic bin in storage. Please note there is not room in storage for large furniture items such as futons or chairs.  Students who place a box in storage will not be able to access their belongings until the fall.  Residents who are not returning to live in the residence halls may not keep a box in storage.

Final Exams:

Final exams will take place the week of Monday, April 23. Starting Saturday, April 21 at midnight, twenty-two-hour quiet hours will go into effect in the residence halls.  This means that students in the residence halls must remain quiet and be respectful to those who are studying in the residence halls twenty-two hours a day until Friday, April 27 at noon. The consideration hours, in which students can resume their normal daytime volume level, are noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. daily.

I wish your student the best of luck on final exams.  Please feel free to email me any questions, comments, or suggestions you may have. Don’t forget to check back for next week’s article in which I will be writing about the upcoming spring commencement.

Samantha Allen