EOY - Residence Halls

End-of-Year Check-Out Information

As you prepare to take your finals, pack up your room, and head out for great adventures this summer, please review the important information that follows to avoid unnecessary charges and difficulties when you move out of your room.

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Preliminary Check-Out Trash, Recycling, Donating Financial  


Moving Out and Hall Closing

All of the residence halls close at noon on Sunday, May 5, 2013.  Residents must be packed and have all of their belongings out of their hall at that time. Students, including those who are returning next year, may not store any belongings on-campus.

Those residence hall students who are moving to Spooner Hall and taking classes during the first summer session (or all summer) may remain in their room until their Spooner Hall accommodations are ready.  Please contact your Resident Director or Resident Adviser for more information.

Those residents who are moving into a University apartment for the summer may remain in their residence hall room until their University apartment is ready.  Please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 227-2620 or housing@nmu.edu if you have any questions.

Current students who are waiting to get into an off-campus apartment for the summer must move out of their residence hall room by noon on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

House Meetings

Your RA will schedule two house meetings - on different days and at different times - in the next few days to cover important end-of-year check-out information.  You are expected to attend one of these meetings and are encouraged to attend the meeting with your roommate.  Please contact your RA if you are unable to attend either of the meetings.

Preliminary Check-Out

Following the house meetings, you and your roommate must schedule a time for your RA to review the condition of your room and provide you with guidance in preparation for your final check-out at the end of the semester.  At that time, you and your roommate complete the form that states who is responsible for what with regard to check-out related room preparation.

Your Mail

Housing and Residence Life staff will forward 1st class mail after you check out, either to your home address or to another address if you provide it on your Residence Hall Contract Termination Form (the form that will document your check-out).  It is important that you change your address with those who send you mail - e.g., friends and family, magazines, newspapers, companies with whom you do business, etc.  Mail, other than 1st class, will be returned to the sender.

If you plan to live off-campus next year, you should change your address with the Registrar's Office or by going to www.my.nmu.edu to make sure your University mail is sent to the correct address.  Please remember to check the University's Housing Requirement to make sure you are eligible to live off-campus before making plans to do so.


Your Bicycle

If you have a bicycle on-campus, please don't forget to take it with you.  Bicycles that are left will be considered abandoned property and will be handled according to the University's Abandoned Property Policy.

If you had a bicycle that was removed from a bicycle rack last fall, chances are it is still in storage.  If you wish to reclaim it, please contact the Spooner Hall desk well in advance of your check-out to make arrangements to retrieve it.  Note that if you do so, there will be a $25 Retrieval Fee.


Trash, Recycling, and Donating Unwanted Items

Dumpsters and "roll-off" dumpsters will be placed near each residence hall for you to use when disposing of unwanted items.  Please click here to learn more about trash disposal and recycling.

If you have belongings that are in good condition that you don't wish to take with you, please consider donating them to the Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul, or some other non-profit benevolent organization.  Goodwill carts will be in the lobby during finals week.

Dining Services Hours

The following schedule has been set for Dining Services for the end of the semester:

The Marketplace

Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Friday, May 3 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Closed for the summer


Cat Trax Convenience Store

Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 6 a.m. 1 a.m.
Friday, May 3 1 p.m. 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Closed for the summer


Wildcat Den Food Court

Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3 7 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 Closed Closed


Cafe Libri

Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 6:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3 6:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 4 
(coffee and bakery only)

7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 5 Closed Closed



Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday, May 3 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Closed for the summer



Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 7:30 a.m. 7 p.m.
Friday, May 3 7:30 a.m. 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 Closed for the summer


Stone Creek Coffee

Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Friday, May 3 Closed Closed



Day/Date Open Close
Through Thursday, May 2 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m.
Friday, May 3 Closed Closed


Temaki & Tea

Day/Date Open Close
Hours begin Monday, May 6, 2013
Mondays - Fridays 11 a.m. 9 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Sundays 12 noon 7 p.m.


Smoothie King

Day/Date Open Close
Summer Hours begin Monday, May 6, 2013
Mondays - Fridays 8 a.m. 9 p.m.
Saturdays 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
Sundays Noon 7 p.m.

Questions regarding dining services hours should be directed to Dining Services at (906) 227-2520 or dining@nmu.edu

Final Check-Out

  1. Your RA will have a check-out schedule posted on or near his or her door.  You must sign up for a time on this schedule to check out of your room with your RA at least 24 hours before you plan to leave at the end of the semester.  Note:  All students must be properly checked out by noon on Sunday, May 5.  Exceptions will be made for students moving to Spooner Hall or to the on-campus apartments.
  2. Before you check out of your room, you must:
    1. Make sure all of the University furnishings that belong in your room are present.
    2. Properly reassemble your bed if appropriate.  Please make sure your bed is not accidently left upside down to avoid charges (springs left upside down may tear the mattress.)
    3. If you have rented a University loft, please be sure to disassemble the unit, make sure all parts are present, and fill out a Loft Return Receipt (which your RA can help you with).
    4. Remove all your personal belongings.  Note that window screens must remain in place at all times.  Your belongings may not be removed through your window.
    5. Items to be disposed of should be properly placed in the large dumpster located behind your building.  Furniture and carpeting must be placed in the large construction dumpster located in the courtyard.
    6. Thoroughly clean your room and bathroom:
      1. Clean the shower, sink, countertop, and toilet.
      2. Wipe down surfaces such as the tops of study desks and dressers.
      3. Place chairs on top of the desks.
      4. Sweep and mop the floor in your room and bathroom.
      5. Empty waste baskets and properly dispose of trash.

Financial Responsibility

You can be held financially responsible for:

  1. Damage to your room beyond normal wear and tear.
  2. No properly cleaning your room and/or bathroom and/or not properly disposing of trash or personal items.
  3. Not properly checking out with your Resident Adviser.


Loading Your Vehicles

Driving or parking on sidewalks or lawns is prohibited.  Doing so is a violation of State law and violators will be ticketed ($150 misdemeanor ticket).  To facilitate vehicle loading, several loading zones have been identified in the parking lots as close to the residence halls as possible.  Please click here to view the loading zone map.  Students who choose to use one of the designated loading zones will have 45 minutes to load their vehicle.  Personal belongings should be packed, organized, and ready to move prior to parking in a loading zone.  The residence hall desks will have several carts for student check-out to aid in moving your belongings (students will be required to leave their driver's license with the desk staff prior to using a cart).

Final Inspections

Housing and Residence Life staff will inspect all rooms after the residence halls close.  Additional charges for cleaning and/or damages to student rooms may be assessed within 30 days of check-out.

Please handle recyclables properly!