The standard bike racks (non-hanging) surrounding the residence halls and apartments will be removed during Thanksgiving break. Not only are bikes at risk of damage if exposed to the elements through the winter season, bikes and racks interfere with the campus snow removal process.
All bikes stored on the non-hanging racks must be removed by Monday, November 19, 2018. Bicycles not removed by this date will be removed by Housing and Residence Life staff and handled as abandoned property in accordance with university policy.
A $25 retrieval fee will be charged to students who pick up bicycles that have been removed by university staff.
If you would like to store your bike on-campus, you can take advantage of Bike Storage in Spooner Hall. This is a free service offered to students living in the residence halls and on-campus apartments that allows for bikes to be stored in a clean, dry and secured place during the winter months. All bikes must be registered with Public Safety before they can be stored. If you haven't registered your bike yet, you may do so when you bring it to Spooner Hall to check it in for the winter, though it may speed up your drop off time if you register beforehand. Please note: Bike Storage is provided for the entire winter. You will not have access to your bike until Bike Retrieval near the end of the Winter semester. An email reminder will be sent out to remind you to pick up your bike.
Bike Storage will take place daily from 1:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. from Monday, November 12, until Wednesday, November 16, 2018, at Spooner Hall.
To store your bike for the winter you must:
- Bring your NMU ID and bike to the Spooner Hall Front desk between 1:00 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily Monday, November 12, until Wednesday, November 16, 2018.
- Register your bike with Public Safety and Police Services at the Front Desk if you have not already done so.
- Provide contact information so your bike can be logged at the Front Desk.
- Plan to return during Bike Retrieval which will take place near the end of the Winter semester.
If You Think Your Bike Was Removed
Every year a number of bicycles get removed from bike racks and stored in Spooner when the racks are moved by university staff. If you feel that your bicycle was removed from the racks, please contact Andrew Snitka, the Resident Director of Spooner Hall, to set up a time to discuss your situation since the desk personnel are unable to investigate or give access to bike storage. Andrew may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 227-2570. You will also need to bring your NMU ID in order to claim your bike if it is in fact stored in Spooner. There is a $25 charge if your bike needed to be removed and stored by university staff.
Bicycles that are not claimed will be handled according to NMU's abandoned property procedures; typically held for 30 days before being disposed of.
If you register and store your bicycle in Spooner hall during the winter, you will receive an email with information on when to retrieve you bike. This typically occurs near the end of the Winter semester. You will need to bring your student ID with you when you come to retrieve your bicycle. Specific information will be posted when it has been determined.
Please contact Andrew Snitka, Resident Director of Spooner Hall, at 227-2570 or email@example.com, if you have any questions.