The following information pertains to Spring End-of-Year check-out. It is your responsibility to review this information thoroughly.
- End-of-Year Check-Outs
- Check-Out Expectations: Avoiding Fines and Fees
- Late Stays
- Quiet Hours
- Summer Storage
- Front Desk Closures
- Garbage & Recycling
- Give & Go Donations
All Residence Halls close at 12:00 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2022
All residents are required to vacate and check out of their units by Wednesday, May 18 at 12:00 PM unless you have received an approved Late Stay. In general, students are encouraged to vacate their spaces within 24 hours of their last finals.
To check out, you must:
- Check out independently with a Checkout envelop (found at your halls front desk)
- Pick up a Key Envelope from your hall's Front Desk/Office
- Pack up and clean your unit before turning in your Key Envelope to the key drop box
- Write your name and room number on the envelope, place your room key(s) inside, and turn the envelope in to your front desk's drop box. Note: If you are not returning to Pacific, you must return your mail key directly to Mail Services.
- Depart for summer!
- Check your email for any notifications regarding possible charges related to damages, cleaning or improper-check-out.[Return to Top]
- Avoid cleaning charges:
- vacuuming/sweep/mop all floors
- wiping down all surfaces
- clean all appliances and bathrooms, as applicable
- check to make sure your belongings are out of every drawer by check-out appointment time. Note: Any items left behind at the end of the academic year will be promptly donated or disposed of.
- Tip: The room should be clean enough for another student to move in after you.
- Do not try to repair any damages to your room. This could result in further repair costs.
- Avoid an Improper Checkout Fee: report your move-out plans via the Check-Out Signup Form by Monday, May 2 at 5pm, stick to the plans your reported, follow check-out instructions, don't miss your appointment with staff or your deadline to turn in your key envelope.
- Take all trash, recycling and "Give and Go" donation items to designated places. Don't allow trash/recycling to pile up in the hallways or trash rooms.
- Follow directions from your RA, AC, and the Residence Life Handbook.
For more information on Improper Check-Out Fines, see the Residence Hall Handbook.
A $50 Improper Check-Out Fine will be applied for each instance of the following:
Staying later than May 18th at 12:00 PM without an Approved Late Stay
Failing to properly turn in your Check-Out Key Envelope
This year, anyone who needs to stay beyond Wednesday, May 18th at 12:00 PM must apply for a Late Stay via emailing filling out the Campus Housing Sign-up Form, which will be emailed to you. You can contact email@example.com for any questions about Late Stays.
- Late Stay: Check out between Wednesday, May 18th at 12:00 PM and Sunday, May 22nd at 12:00 PM.
Please note that all policies will remain in effect for the duration of your stay and that staff will be performing building rounds as normal during this time. Quiet hours will remain on their typical schedule after 24-Hour Quiet Hours end for finals (beginning at 10 pm on weekdays and midnight on Friday and Saturday.) All students approved for staying late may be asked to depart immediately if a policy violation occurs. Students approved for late stay will have a "room occupied" sign posted on their doors until they depart
Beginning on Tuesday, May 11th at 10:00 PM, 24-hour Quiet Hours go into effect throughout the residence halls. These hours will last until Tuesday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m.
This means that all sounds/noise should be confined to one's own room. Noises that can be heard outside of your room either in hallways, neighboring rooms, or rooms above or below yours are not permitted. Conversations taking place in the hallway are also not allowed.
Finals week quiet hours are set to ensure a quiet study environment for all residential students. Keep in mind that while you may not be studying on certain days or at certain times for your finals, other people are, and they deserve a quiet environment to study.
Note that there are scheduled "relaxed quiet hours" between 7:00-9:00 PM daily. During relaxed quiet hours students may make more noise (ie. run a vacuum cleaner, etc.) but please continue to be aware of the individuals around you and refrain from talking loudly in the halls, playing music at loud levels, etc.
Please note: 24-hour courtesy hours are always in effect. Please be respectful of your fellow residents.
If you violate 24-Hour Quiet Hours:
- You will receive a emailed letter from the Office of Student Conduct, to your Pacific University email, instructing you to schedule a meeting within 4 days with your Area Coordinator to discuss the matter. Should you fail to attend the meeting, a formal conduct hearing will be scheduled.
Any policy violations that accompany noise will go to a conduct hearing in addition to the outcomes listed above.
Storage is available on first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate storage space to fill up; once it is full, residents will need to store belongings off-campus. Storage boxes are typically available for purchase in the mailroom.
- Storage for students returning to live on campus in Fall 2022 is available in Burlingham 4th floor, regardless of your Fall 2022 housing assignment.
- Long-term storage (studying abroad in Fall 2022, but returning to housing next Winter or Spring 2023) is only available in McCormick Hall, 1st floor.
- Bike storage is in Gilbert Hall 1st floor (you may store your bike here own your own).
- You may store 2 boxes: 23” x 18” x 18” (or similar sized box purchased from the mail room) or 1 box and 1 small refrigerator (must be thawed, dry and cleaned before storing)
- Materials must be packed in 2mm plastic bags and then put neatly into boxes that are shut tight and sealed.
- To check your items into summer storage, Residence Life staff will be available on the 4th floor of Burlingham during the following times:
- Friday, May 13 from 10 AM - 12 PM
- Monday, May 16 from 3 PM - 5 PM
- Tuesday, May 17 from 4 PM - 6 PM
- Saturday, May 21 from 3 PM - 5 PM
- To check your items into storage for Study Aboard, please firstname.lastname@example.org with “Storage” in the subject bar.
- Items in storage must be properly labeled (markers, paper, and tape will be provided at storage check-in).
- Items are stored in the building at the resident’s risk. While the staff makes every effort to protect residents’ personal property, we cannot guarantee the security and safety of your belongings.
- Items stored may only be picked up by the resident storing them.
- Any items not picked up will be considered abandoned property and may result in shipping charges if the property must be returned.
- Information about picking-up storage items in August 2022 will be announced via email. You may not collect your items outside of the scheduled pick-up times, even if you are reporting back to campus at an earlier date for a University-sanctioned purpose.
This is also your notice that all Front-Desk items are due by Tuesday, May 10 by 10:00 PM for end-of-semester inventorying. The RA on Call will be available by phone to check out available vacuums and cleaning supplies between 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM each night of finals.
Due to the large amounts of waste generated at the end of the year that overfill the hall bins and create large messes which inevitably result in a building-wide cleaning charge, all residents are be required to take garbage and recycling directly to the dumpsters once the hall bins are full.
*Any garbage or recycling piled above bins, overflowing, or spilled in the hallway or recycling rooms will result in a charge to the responsible person(s) or the entire community*
Any garbage or recycling piled above bins, overflowing, left beside bins, or spilled in the hallway or recycling rooms will result in a charge of the responsible person (if their identity is known) or the entire community. We will have additional dumpsters around campus for your convenience and RAs can provide you with garbage bags if needed.
This program aims to decrease waste, promote reuse, and offer altruistic opportunities by inviting you to donate unwanted items and support community organizations.
Donations of the following items will be accepted: clothing, hangers, books, unopened toiletries, electronics (working and broken), kitchen utensils, unopened non-perishable food, shoes, towels, bedding, school and crafting supplies. Look for signs advertising Give & Go hours and locations.
Give & Go hours: May 14th through May 20th
Location: Walter/McCormick parking lot
For more information, email: email@example.com
If you are changing rooms, leaving mid-semester, or moving out at the end of the term, you must first be approved by the Department of Housing. Once approved, select one of the following:
For both methods, you must report your check-out time to your RA within 24 hours of your departure. Regardless of the option you select, you must check out of your room by the date established by the Housing Office. Additionally, staff will not check you out of your space if you have not been approved by the Housing Office to vacate.
- Sign up for a check-out appointment with your RA at least 24 hours in advance of your departure (note: your RA may not be available to check you out at your desired time; you may work with your RA to find another staff member to check you out, or you may need to use the Check-Out Key Envelope method)
- Pack up and clean your unit before your check-out meeting.
- Attend your check-out appointment to turn in your keys and complete check-out paperwork; your unit will be locked at the end of this meeting.
- Check your email for any notifications regarding possible charges related to damages, cleaning or improper-check-out.
- Pick up an Key Envelope from your RA at least 24 hours in advance of your departure
- Pack up and clean your unit before turning in your Key Envelope
- When you are ready to leave, fill out the form on the envelope, place your room key(s) inside (mail keys must not be placed in this envelope; they should go directly to Mail Services), and turn the envelope in to your front desk's drop box
- Check your email for any notifications regarding possible charges related to damages, cleaning or improper-check-out
Note: If you choose this check-out method (checking out on your own with a Key Envelope), you waive your right to appeal any fines, fees, or damages resulting from the staff assessment of the room
If you fail to properly turn in your Key Envelope by the time you indicated to your RA or SRA, or do not meet with a staff member to check-out of your space, you will be charged a $50 improper check-out fee.
Check-Out Tips: Avoid Fines
- Avoid cleaning charges to your room by vacuuming, wiping down all surfaces, and checking to make sure your belongings are out of every drawer by check-out appointment time. The room should be clean enough for another student to move in after you.
- Do not try to repair any damages to your room. This could result in further repair costs.
- Make an appointment to check out with your RA, or report when you will be submitting your Check-Out Key Envelope and departing at least 24 hours in advance.
- Meet your check-out deadline and attend your check-out appointment.
Follow directions from your RA, AC and the Residence Hall Handbook. Any of the following actions shall constitute an Improper Check-Out (subject to a $50 fine):
- The resident vacates their space and does not complete the check-out process with a Residence Life staff member or Check-Out Key Envelope. By not properly checking out, the student waives his or her right to appeal any fines, fees, or damages resulting from the Facilities and Residence Life assessment of the room upon check-out.
- The resident fails to make advanced check-out arrangements with the designated Residence Life staff member at least 24 hours in advance or by the advertised deadline, whichever occurs first.
- The resident fails to check-out of the space by the date and time arranged with the staff member prescribed in their housing contract.
- The resident fails to follow other check-out instructions, including but not limited to leaving trash or more than a drawer full of personal property in the space after vacating.
If you are studying abroad for spring semester and need a place to store some items, you have one of two options:
1. Store your items in McCormick Hall (1st floor) until the following May and no longer
2. Store your items in Burlingham Hall (4th floor) until the following August and no longer
For either storing option, you can to contact the RA's on-call between 7pm and 9pm to check your items into storage.
You may ONLY store one box and one fridge, or two boxes (size guidelines can be found in the Residence Hall Handbook.) Storage space is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.