24-Hour quiet hours begin Sunday, December 9 at Noon. Violations of finals week quiet hours may result in a judicial referral without a warning.
Plan to depart your residence hall well in advance of the official closing time. Anyone who remains in the hall past this time will be billed a minimum of $25.
The last meal served in the dining halls will be a continental breakfast on Friday, December 15.
Mail will be forwarded to your home address as listed in your MyOHIO Student Center if it is received between December 15th and January 5th. Please be aware that the university is closed for a week during this period, which will delay mail forwarding. All mail received at the US Post Office in Athens after January 5th will be held for delivery on January 14th.
If you have a vacancy in your room, make sure that it is prepared for the assignment of a new roommate by clearing the appropriate bed, closet, drawers, and desk before leaving campus.
Remove all trash, recyclable, and perishable food items from your room. Failure to do so will result in a minimum charge of $25 dollars.
The residence halls will reopen on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:00 AM.
Classes begin on Monday, January 14.
Dining Halls will reopen for lunch on Sunday, January 13.
Fall Semester Comes to a Close
by Pete Trentacoste, Executive Director of Residential Housing
The conclusion of fall semester is fast approaching, and I am writing to review some important information regarding residence hall closing. As you make your transportation arrangements, please keep in mind that the residence halls officially close on Saturday, December 15, 2012, at Noon. All residential students are required to vacate their residence hall within 24 hours of their last exam or by the official closing time indicated above, whichever comes first.
If you have extenuating circumstances that might delay your departure, please consult with your RC or RD to discuss your options as soon as possible.
Please review the information contained in this newsletter carefully as it provides details related to leaving the halls, break/interim housing, and spring semester opening. As always, your RA or RC/RD can answer any additional questions you might have.
Best of luck on your final exams, and I hope you have a safe and relaxing winter break!
Leaving Personal Items in the Halls
You are permitted to leave personal items in your room during the break. However, we recommend that any valuable or sentimental items be taken home. Although exterior doors on the residence halls and individual student rooms will be locked over the break, there could be a need to enter a student room for emergency or planned maintenance, or to assess capital projects planned for next summer. We also house a limited number of students during the break in specific halls.
Interim / Break Housing
Students needing to remain on campus for any portion of the break period can elect to stay in interim housing. Interim housing is available from Saturday, December 15 through Saturday, January 12, and the cost is $29 / night. A reservation is required and can be made by visiting the Residential Housing website, clicking the "Apply Online" button, and then selecting the "Interim / Temporary Housing" contract.
Not Returning to OHIO?
If you are not returning to Ohio University for spring semester, you must notify your RA before you leave and arrange a checkout time. You must properly check out in person with a Residential Housing staff member before leaving campus. You must return your keys, put your room in its original condition, and sign your Room Condition Report (RCR) in order to properly check out. Failure to do so will result in an improper check out fee of $25 being assessed to your student account.
If during winter break you decide not to return to OHIO, you must schedule an appointment to check out with a Residential Housing staff member between January 3 and January 6. Please call Residential Housing to schedule an appointment at 740.593.4090.
If you have been academically dropped, suspended, or had your registration cancelled for nonpayment of fees, you must satisfactorily complete any required steps and be officially reinstated prior to returning for spring semester.
Help Keep the Greens Clean!
The staff at university grounds have asked us to remind you to help do your part to keep our campus clean by remembering to always dispose of your trash in the proper receptacles. Please do not place room trash bags in the litter receptacles on the greens as it fills them up, and causes them to not be available for their intended use. Please note that improperly disposing of your personal trash may result in a $15 fine and/or disciplinary action. You can help by doing your part and always taking your room trash bags to the dumpster. Thank you!
Dealing With Changing Temperatures
Facilities management has asked us to remind all students that window air conditioning units should not be operated when outside temperatures are below 50 degrees. Using your AC at temperatures below 50 degrees can result in damage to the unit, which might result in not having a working AC unit in the spring. For additional information on regulating the temperature in your room, click here.