Closing Information

The end of the Spring Semester is almost here…. It will be here before you know it.  If you don’t take a few minutes to plan your departure, it will catch you by surprise.  Life is busy with paper, projects and all of the end of year things that are made possible by the nicer weather.  We always end up with a couple of students who haven’t made any plans for leaving…  We also end up with students who just don’t want to leave… 

All of the information related to closing (which is on Saturday, May 14, at 12:00 noon)is now posted on the Housing Division web page.  Please take a few minutes to review it.  Your RA will be contacting you about closing meetings that they will all be scheduling.  Please attend.  Invest in being on top of things so that you won’t suffer any undue stress unnecessarily.  

Closing is simple —-  Plan how you will get home so that you can leave when you are finished with your finals….  Make travel arrangements now, if you haven’t already.  If you are from not too far away – plan a quick trip home to take a load of stuff.  Somehow your things will have multiplied since the beginning of the year and the vehicle you packed to come last August may not hold everything you have now.  Plan to clean your room/apartment before you leave.  If there has been damage, have everyone in your room/suite/apartment complete the on-line damage form to have the appropriate people accept responsibility.  Get a key envelope from your RA and make sure to turn in your keys when you leave.

If you are graduating or have to stay beyond closing, look at the LATE STAY section of the web page.  It details who is eligible to be considered.  I won’t list that information here…  Please look closely at this information.  We have many facilities that will not be available for late stays due to renovation projects and demolitions this summer….  Parts of Lambeth, Gooch/Dillard and buildings in  Alderman Road will not be available..  If you are making beach week plans before graduation, it’s important to note what the options are for where you live… and make plans that include those limitations…

To be able to be considered to stay beyond closing, you must go to the Late Stay application on-line and submit your reason/need.  Please do not apply if you don’t meet the criteria.  We occasionally get students who want to stay based on personal convenience…  If your summer sublet or lease doesn’t start until later, we can’t help you with that.  If you have a job that you want to sign up for extra shifts to earn more money before you leave town, we also  can’t extend your stay for that.  As University housing, we can only provide housing during the term of your enrollment and the exceptions we can make for graduation related activities are clearly defined and limited.

It’s supposed to be over 80 degrees today – enjoy the weather, but don’t let it distract you from everything else.


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