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OHIO Residential Housing

Pete Trentacoste

Closing Tips:

24-Hour quiet hours begin Sunday, April 28th at noon and will continue through closing. Violations of finals week quiet hours may result in a conduct 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 breakfast in Shively on Saturday, May 4.


Mail will be forwarded to your home address as listed in your MyOHIO Student Center.


Remove all trash, recyclable, and perishable food items from your room. Failure to do so will result in a minimum charge of $25 dollars.


Loft Returns:


Lofts from bedloft.com must be taken down and returned on Friday, April 26 or Saturday, April 27.

Failure to properly return your loft will result in an improper return fee of $50 being billed to you. Additionally, if you leave your loft in your room, you will be charged an additional improper return fee of $50 by the university. If your loft is not returned, you will be charged the full replacement cost of $400.

Loft return locations and times can be found here.


Confiscated Items:


Items that have been confiscated by Residential Housing staff this year can be picked up in the green office before leaving campus. Items not picked up will be donated to charity or discarded.

Items can be picked up between Monday, April 29 and Friday, May 3 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


Storage:


If you currently have items in storage, do not forget to remove them or they will be discarded. 

If you would like to put something in storage for next year, items can be stored in the residence hall to which you have been assigned for the 2013-2014 academic year, provided that space is available.  Items are stored at your own risk and must be boxed with appropriate storage forms attached.

Items must be placed into storage between Monday, April 29 and Friday, May 3 between 8:30 PM and 10:00 PM. Contact the hall you will be residing in next year for additional information.

Please note that storage is NOT available in Adams, Biddle, Bromley, Brown, Convo, Crawford, Ewing, Foster, Johnson, Lincoln, Mackinnon, Pickering, Read, Scott, Shively, True, Voigt and Weld.

The Academic Year is Winding Down
by Pete Trentacoste, Executive Director of Residential Housing
@housingdirector

As you begin to plan for the end of this academic year, I want to share several updates and important information. First, please remember that all Ohio University residence halls officially close at 6:00 PM on Saturday, May 4th, so you should plan your travel arrangements accordingly. Any students who are attending summer classes and wish to remain on campus between terms must make special interim housing arrangements and complete an interim housing application.

Also, as you begin to think about moving all of your belongings out of your room, consider taking things home gradually over the next week in order to reduce the pressure and stress of trying to move everything at once.

Please note that the West Green area will be very congested with graduation parking and traffic. We encourage those who are able to check out by the evening of Thursday, May 2nd, especially those living in the Convocation Center, James, and Wilson Halls, to do so.

If you are graduating or ushering for the 2:30 PM commencement ceremony, please notify your Residential Coordinator or Resident Director so they can assist with finalizing your move out arrangements.

Finally, if you have reusable items in your room that you no longer want, please consider donating them to those in need before you leave campus. University Recycling will be collecting everything from non-perishable food items to carpet and furniture. More information can be found at www.ohio.edu/recycle.


Preparing Your Room for Checkout

Your room must be left in move-in condition, which includes:

  • All university issued furniture must be present and in good repair.
  • Room must be dusted, swept, and mopped (if necessary).
  • Refrigerator and microwave units should be cleaned and defrosted 24 hours prior to leaving. Once clean and wiped out, please place the cord over the opened doors so that the doors will not close completely. Water should not be left standing in the freezer from the defrosting process.
  • Lofts must be returned and beds reassembled. More information on loft returns can be found in the sidebar on the left.
  • All trash must be removed from the room and disposed of in the dumpster outside of the building. Trash must not be left in the hallway.
  • Clean recycling bin and trash cans.
  • Double and triple check closets, drawers, desks, and other storage areas in the room.
  • Remove all tape and tape residue from the walls, floors, ceiling, and furniture.

While packing up and cleaning your room, please do not store items in the hallway for an extended period of time (such as several hours or overnight). All of your personal items (including carpets, posters, personal furniture, and belongings) must be removed before a staff member can check you out.

Cleaning supplies (such as brooms and mops) will be available in each area to use while cleaning your room. If you reside in a suite in Adams or Bromley, you must also clean your bathroom before departing.

Also remember to return any "borrowed" items to the appropriate locations (i.e. library books, dining hall items, etc.).

Don't forget that as members of the community, it is your responsibility to ensure that public areas (hallways, mods, lounges, etc.) are free from excessive trash. If trash accumulates, you may be asked to assist with removing it from the area. If damage or vandalism occurs at any time, you may be held financially responsible.


Checkout Appointments

You must formally check out with a Residential Housing staff member before departing the building. Our staff can not check you out until you remove all of your belongings from the room and clean it. Failure to check out with a staff member in person will result in a minimum fine of $25. You are not permitted to have another student complete your checkout or leave your keys behind.

Available checkout times are 10 AM to 10 PM from Tuesday, April 30 through Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 10 AM to 6 PM. If residents are leaving before April 30, they must schedule an individual appointment to check out with a Resident Assistant in their building.

When you are ready to depart, go to the staff office for your hall / complex to begin the checkout process. Please be patient as our staff will be completing a large number of checkouts in a short time frame.

During checkout, the staff member will complete the checkout section of your Room Condition Report (RCR) and note any changes in the condition of your room and furnishing since your arrival and ensure that all closing expectations have been met. RAs do not assess damage billing, they merely document changes. The Senior Staff member responsible for your building will conduct a thorough final review after you depart and assess charges for damage as necessary.


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, May 4 through Friday, May 10, 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.


Summer Housing

Shively and Tiffin Halls will house summer session students.  If you are planning to attend the first Summer Session and have a signed contract through Residential Housing, you may check into your assigned hall on Friday, May 10th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Airport Transportation

Transportation to the airport for out-of-state and international students is available.  For information, see the web site: www.ohio.edu/transportation. Another alternative is the Go Bus.  For more information visit www.ridegobus.com.

 

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