By Morgan Givney
Finals week is a stressful time for everyone. Add having to move out of your dorm on top of studying and taking finals and it can be intimidating. There a few simple things you can do in order to minimize this stress on both you and residence life staff.
Students must check out of their room with their resident assistant by Friday evening. Appointments need to be made 24 hours in advance of their check out time.
“It helps if everyone signs up ahead of time with the 24 hour notice, and doesn’t wait until the last moment. Also, having your room completely clean makes it a lot easier so I can move on to the next person and you can head home for the summer,” said Luke Arneson, accounting junior and RA in Wallingford.
All personal belongings must be out of the room before you can complete the check out process. “The process is a lot simpler for everyone if you have all of your stuff out, clean the room, and just have everything ready to go,” said Jamie Grinstaff, athletic training junior and RA in Cole.
There is a possibility of charges and losing your housing deposit if the procedures are not followed. “For instance if you spilled red cool aid on your floor and never told anyone that is a charge. If you destroyed any part of the room, break things, stains on carpets or tiles, or have an improper checkout that is also a charge,” said Jenn Nicholson.
Nicholson emphasized the importance of plans for next year. “If you don’t have housing plans for next year set up yet it is important to contact Sarah Hallinan. If you are not returning to SC next year you need to contact financial aid, turn in your ID card and laptop. Also make sure you have no charges in the library,” said Nicholson.
Morgan Givney is a junior majoring in communication. You may e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.