The residence halls, except Spooner Hall, will close at noon on Sunday, December 16. All students must check out of their room by that time.
New Students Participating in Orientation: Students participating in orientation may check in on Tuesday or Wednesday, January 8 or 9.
Returning students may return to their room on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
If you will be moving to another room for the winter semester, you must do so before leaving for the break. All of your belongings must be moved to your new room before you leave for break. This may require that you delay your departure so you can move.
If you have decided not to return to the university next semester, you must schedule a preliminary check-out with your Resident Adviser. You must also schedule a time with your Resident Adviser to formally check-out of your room prior to leaving (see below). See your Resident Adviser for more information.
You must check out of your room with your Resident Adviser before leaving for the holiday break. Your RA will post a Check-out Sign-Up Sheet outside of his or her door showing when he or she will be available. If you miss your scheduled check-out time, your RA will check you out at his or her convenience.
|If you fail to properly check out with your RA, you are subject to a $50 Improper Check-Out fee.|
To prepare for your end-of-the-semester check-out, you must:
There will be a routine maintenance inspection of all residence hall rooms conducted by the residence hall staff at the beginning of the break period. The purpose of this review is to inspect for maintenance problems, hazardous or unsanitary conditions, improper room maintenance and improper room readiness.
Maintenance staff may enter student rooms to make repairs when necessary during the break.
If you are alone in a two-person room and have not made arrangements for a specific roommate for next semester or do not already have a guaranteed single for next semester, a student new to University housing for the winter semester may be assigned to your room. You will need to prepare your room and bathroom for that possibility, making sure that your room and bathroom are clean and half of the space in your room (e.g., bed, closet, drawers, desk, towel bar, etc.) is available before you leave for the break.
|There is a $250 Improper Room Readiness fee for not making sure your room is prepared for a new roommate and because of this, you will also be charged for a single room or a single Spooner Hall apartment.|
If you decide not to return to NMU next semester after you have left for the break, you must notify the Housing and Residence Life Office by phone (906-227-2620) or in writing - by email (email@example.com), fax (906-227-1423) or letter (Housing and Residence Life Office, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855) as soon as possible to request special arrangements to check out of your room. Arrangements must be made at least 24 hours in advance. The deadline for checking out of yoru residence hall room or University apartment without being charged a $150 Late Contract Termination Fee is Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 6 p.m. If you do not check out before Thursday, January 10, 2013, the first day of the 2013 Winter Semester contract, you will also be charged the appropriate rental rate for every night you retain possession of your room or apartment after the 10th. There is a $50 charge for improper check-out.
Note that the Housing and Residence Life Office will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
If you decide to leave NMU while the Housing and Residence Life Office is closed you must contact the Spooner Hall Desk (906-227-2460) between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Monday, January 1, 2013 to make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a check-out time.
Once you have made your check-out appointment, it is very important that you are present at the designated time and location so the staff can let you into your building and assist you with checking out.
If you have been suspended or dismissed from the University, there are some very important things you must do when checking out of your room or apartment. Click here to find out more.
Spooner Hall will be open for the Holiday Break and residents of that hall may arrange to stay over the break by stopping by the Spooner Hall desk. There will not be a daily charge for those staying over the break.
Please contact your resident adviser/resident director or contact the Housing and Residence Life Office (phone - x2620 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org).