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End of Spring Semester

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/reslife/housing/current/spring/end_of_spring_semester.html

We hope you have found living in the residence communities a rewarding, convenient, and enjoyable experience.  Whether you are leaving your room at the end of this semester or staying for the summer, everybody needs to make an appointment to check out.  The following information is designed to help make your check-out process as easy as possible.

[PDF] PDF Version of Check-Out Information for Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska Residents (340 KiB)

[PDF] PDF Version of Check-Out Information for Stadium Heights Residents (249 KiB)

 

Communities Closed

The residence communities close and will be LOCKED for the end of year at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9.  Check out must be completed by 7:00 p.m. May 9, or earlier, if your finals end earlier in the week.

Meals 

The last meal served will be lunch on May 9.  The Carcoski Dining Hall closes at 1:30 p.m. May 9.

Your Cleaning Responsibilities

Start clearing out and cleaning your living unit early.  Begin to take things home now.

 

 

 

 

 

Residents of Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska:

  • Participate in Spring Cleaning Days, Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, May 16.
  • Make sure your bed is lofted correctly. Find out more about how to adjust your loft on the web.
  • Make an appointment by Friday, May 2, with your CA to be checked out of your room.
  • Your CA will check your room for damages above normal wear and tear and collect your room key.
  • Your roommate should be present during check-out, or arrangements should be made with your roommate in advance to help determine responsibility for any damages.
  • Your room should be clean and all of your belongings should be out of the room and out of the hallway at the time of your check-out appointment.  If your room or suite bathroom requires cleaning, you will be assessed labor costs.
  • If you do not properly check out of your room by 7:00 p.m. on May 9, you will be charged an improper check-out fee of $50 (in addition to any cleaning and/or damage charges you may owe).

Residents of Stadium Heights:

  • Make sure your bed is assembled correctly.  When you leave, mattress covers should remain on your bed.
  • Make an appointment by Friday, May 2, with your ACA to be checked out of your room by May 9.
  • Your ACA will check your room for damages above normal wear and tear and collect your apartment, room and mail keys.
  • Your roommate(s) should be present during check-out, or arrangements should be made with your roommate(s) in advance to help determine responsibility for any damages in common spaces of your living unit.
  • Your room should be clean and all of your belongings should be out of the living unit and out of the hallway at the time of your check-out appointment.  If your room or public spaces in your apartment require cleaning, you will be assessed labor costs.
  • If you do not properly check out of your living unit by 7:00 p.m. on May 9, you will be charged an improper check-out fee of $50 (in addition to any cleaning and/or damage charges you may owe).

Where will My Mail Be Forwarded?

Residents of Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears and Preska:

Your mail will be forwarded to the address listed with the University as your permanent address. Make sure your permanent address is the address to which your mail should be forwarded.  Please follow the instructions below if you need to change your permanent address to reflect your forwarding address.

  • The United States Postal Service will not accept change-of-address cards from students living in Crawford, McElroy, Julia Sears or Preska Residence Communities.
  • You must notify businesses and individuals directly of your address change.
  • Periodicals are only forwarded for 60 days.
  • Priority and first-class mail is forwarded for only 365 days.
  • Residents living on-campus for summer session will have their mail forwarded to their on-campus summer address.

Need to change your permanent address?

1. Contact the Campus Hub at www.mnsu.edu/campushub or log in to mnsu.edu/eservices, and
3. Choose "Address Info" under Account Management.  Be sure to edit your PERMANENT ADDRESS.

Residents of Stadium Heights:

Mail and packages are delivered to Stadium Heights residents by the United States Postal Service.  Forwarding address cards are available at any postal office or online at www.usps.com.  Mail is forwarded by the U.S. Postal Service to the address you provide to the U.S. Postal Service.  Mail is not retained or forwarded by the Department of Residential Life. 

Questions and Answers:

  • Where should I put my trash?     
    Take all trash, discarded furniture, electronic, carpeting, etc. to the dumpster located outside your building.  Do not put any items in the trash room, floor lounge, or hallway.  Do not sweep any trash, dust, or dirt into the hallway.  You will be charged for leaving trash in your living unit.  Do not throw items out the window.
     
  • Are there cleaning supplies available? 
    Yes! Cleaning supplies can be checked out at each community front desk, ACA's apartment or the Stadium Heights office.  Bring a photo ID.
     
  • What room furnishings stay in my room?
    All furniture in your room at check-in should be there when you check out.  You will be assessed a labor charge for failure to remove personal belongings (trash included) from your living unit.
     
  • Where should I park when I am moving my belongings out?
    Do not park or drive on the grass when moving out.  Parking is permitted in designated spaces only.
     
  • How can I return borrowed dining room items
    Please return any food service items (trays, dishes, glasses, silverware, etc.) to the Carcoski Dining Hall.  No questions will be asked.
     
  • Where do I bring my To-Go Container(s) to get my $5 deposit refunded?
    To-Go Containers must be returned to receive your refund.  You can return your To-Go Container(s) and use your refund immediately at the following locations:

    * Carkoski Dining Hall by 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 9

    * Chet’s Place in Carkoski Commons by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 only

    * 1872 Grill in Julia Sears by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 9 only

  • What happens to my unused Flex Dollars?  
    Be sure to spend your Flex Dollars before you leave at the end of the semester.  Unused Flex Dollars DO NOT carry over to next year!

Prevent Theft During Check-Out

There is more opportunity than usual for theft during check-out week.  Protect yourself from theft by always locking your door(s) and by not leaving your belongings unattended in the halls.

Dumpster Diversion Program

The Dumpster Diversion Program collects useful items you would otherwise throw away and diverts them to area thrift stores so they can be used by others.  This popular program is a joint venture of the Department of Residential Life and serveral non-profits including Habitat for Humanity ReStore and MVAC Again Thrift & More Store.

You can do your part by bringing your discarded items to one of four locations (on the map on your floor bulletin board) during these times:

  • Thursday, May 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

If You Choose to Stay on Campus for the summer:

See our Summer Housing registration details.

If you have questions, please contact the Department of Residential Life, 111 Carkoski Commons, 507-389-1011, or reslife@mnsu.edu.