Dorms - Need to move out during breaks?

<p>Do students have to move out all their stuff during the Christmas and Spring breaks?</p>

<p>Nope, just over summer break. They will sometimes cut the power though to save costs so make sure you don't leave perishables in your fridge if you bring one.</p>

<p>Actually only some of the residences approved to remain for the winter break?
Thanksgiving is fine...Spring break fine...but I don't think that's true for winter...</p>

<p>My D's RA made them clean and turn off the damm micro fridge for winter break....and she forgot to mention that it should be left open...</p>

<p>This posted on the CMU housing site from two winters ago...
Please read this email thoroughly and carefully as it contains residence hall closing information and procedures.</p>

<p>RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006.
All residence halls except Cathedral Mansions, Fairfax Apartments, Morewood Gardens and Webster Hall close at noon on Wednesday, December 20. Exterior front door locks are changed at that time and all card readers are deactivated. Buildings other than those listed above remain closed for the duration of winter break. Residents are not permitted back in the residence halls once the locks are changed.</p>

<p>CLOSING CHECKLIST.
Enclosed with this memo is the Winter Break Closing Checklist. The last person to leave the room for winter break is required to complete and sign the checklist. The completed form must be posted on the main door of the living area. Extra copies of the checklist are available at the service desks or online at Housing</a> & Dining Services.</p>

<p>RESIDENCE HALL INSPECTIONS BEGIN AT 10 A.M., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006.
Resident Assistants will inspect residence halls at 10 a.m. Residents remaining in the residence halls at this time will be reminded that the buildings close at noon. Professional staff members inspect the residence halls starting at noon. Residents who remain in the residence halls after NOON may be fined $25 per hour for every hour they remain in the building after NOON.</p>

<p>DELAYED DEPARTURES ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2006.
Residents who need to remain on campus for a short period of time after noon on Wednesday will be able to place their belongings at the Morewood Gardens Service Desk. Belongings will be checked and monitored only on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 from noon - 7 p.m. Residents departing campus after 7 p.m. must remove their belongings before 7 p.m. Housing and Dining Services does not assume liability for items that are lost, stolen or left behind.</p>

<p>RESIDING IN CAMPUS HOUSING FOR ANY PORTION OF WINTER BREAK.
Residents who are currently assigned to Cathedral Mansions, Fairfax Apartments, Morewood Gardens or Webster Hall may reside in their assignment during winter break but are required to register with Housing and Dining Services online at Housing</a> & Dining Services using the winter break icon. This applies to any portion of winter break including arrival prior to January 12, 2007.</p>

<p>Residents who do not live in open buildings but would like to stay in university housing for any period of winter break, must follow these steps:</p>

<ol>
<li><p>Determine if you have friends or acquaintances that live in the open buildings and ask permission to stay in their room over the break.</p></li>
<li><p>When a suitable arrangement is secured, register online at Housing</a> & Dining Services using the winter break icon. Before your request is approved, all roommates involved are required to confirm their approval of the winter break arrangement. If Housing and Dining Services cannot secure this confirmation, your request will be denied. Upon receiving your approval, you must follow the detailed instructions on how to arrange key access during this time. The process to obtain keys for winter break access will be included in resident approval emails.</p></li>
<li><p>If you do not know any residents living in the open buildings or are unsuccessful in securing a room for the break period, Housing and Dining Services will make available the names of individuals who reside in those buildings in an effort to expand the options of someone seeking a place to reside. However, Housing and Dining Services will not be responsible for securing a space for a resident to reside in campus housing over the winter break.</p></li>
</ol>

<p>DINING LOCATIONS AND HOURS.
Winter Break dining locations and hours are posted online at <a href="http://www.cmu.edu/dining/locations/hours-WinterBreak.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.cmu.edu/dining/locations/hours-WinterBreak.html&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p>

<p>WINTER BREAK PROGRAMMING.
Looking for things to do while you are here in Pittsburgh over the break? The Division of Student Affairs will be hosting a variety of events to get you out into Pittsburgh or to join other students for relaxation and fun
here on campus. Please check Winter</a> Programs beginning December 19 for the complete list of events to be held throughout the break. Contact the Student Development Office at x8-9510 for more information.</p>

<p>WITHDRAWING FROM CAMPUS HOUSING AT THE END OF THE FALL SEMESTER.
Only students who withdraw from the University for the spring semester, are getting married, or are attending a Carnegie Mellon sponsored study abroad or co-op program are eligible for release from their housing license agreements. Any resident planning to cancel their housing license agreement to move into Greek housing should consult their organization’s president for cancellation parameters of the Greek housing lease. All students meeting the necessary requirements for release are required to formally withdraw from campus housing by completing the appropriate paperwork from Housing and Dining Services.</p>

<p>VACANCY EXPECTATIONS.
Residents remaining in rooms with vacancies should expect that a new resident will be assigned over the break and move in on January 12, 2007. As a result, residents should appropriately clean their room and arrange their belongings to make space for the new occupant BEFORE they leave for winter break. The remaining resident(s) should also anticipate an inspection for damages to be completed over the break period.</p>

<p>WINTER BREAK MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTIONS.
Housing and Dining Services will continue to process maintenance requests and complete projects over the winter break. As a result, residents can anticipate that maintenance personnel may enter their room.</p>

<p>Facility coordinators will conduct health and safety inspections of all living spaces beginning Thursday, December 21, 2006 with an expected completion date of Friday, January 12, 2007. Inspections will be performed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and are completed within 15 minutes. If any issues are found, a notice of the inspection will be left in the residence indicating the item(s) to be addressed. If you have any questions, please contact your facility coordinator.</p>

<p>FRATERNITY AND SORORITY RESIDENCY OVER WINTER BREAK.
In accordance with fraternity and sorority housing leases, fraternity chapters can remain open during the winter break. Sororities may remain open, provided they submit to Housing and Dining Services a list of members who will reside in the house through the duration of winter break (the list is due by December 8) and obtain approval from Housing and Dining Services. Residency in the sorority houses over break will be verified via inspections. Each fraternity and sorority chapter is responsible for providing the name of a formal contact person and phone number for the winter break period to Housing and Dining Services.</p>

<p>STORAGE DATES AND TIMES.
Storage areas will be open from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates:</p>

<p>Friday, December 8 Saturday, January 13
Sunday, December 10 Monday, January 15
Tuesday, December 12 Wednesday, January 17
Saturday, December 16 Friday, January 19</p>

<p>Your RA will be able to open the storage areas during these days and times. For more information, please send email to <a href="mailto:storage@andrew.cmu.edu">storage@andrew.cmu.edu</a> or visit the storage webpage at <a href="http://www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/student-life/services.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.studentaffairs.cmu.edu/student-life/services.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>ACCESS TO RESIDENCE OR STORAGE DURING WINTER BREAK.
Access to rooms or student storage over winter break is highly discouraged. With this in mind, we suggest that you plan carefully and take with you all items that you will need over break. Examples include plane/bus tickets, passport, checkbook, medications, address book, holiday/winter clothes, resume materials, fish, plants and bicycles. If possible, you may want to consider taking some of these items with you if you are planning to go home before winter break.</p>

<p>If something is left behind, and you do need to gain access to your room or student storage, please schedule an entrance appointment by contacting staff at the appropriate number listed below for your building. The vast majority of requests will be accommodated at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. during normal business operation. A $50 fee may be assessed for each winter break entrance.</p>

<p>Boss, Donner, Henderson, Margaret Morrison, McGill, Resnik, Roselawn, Scobell, Spirit, Tech, Welch, West Wing, Woodlawn - 412.268.2075
Doherty, PLACE, Sororities - 412.268.2142
Hamerschlag, Morewood Gardens, Morewood E-Tower, Mudge, New House - 412.268.9510
Cathedral Mansions, Fairfax, London, Shady Oak, Shirley, Veronica, Webster - 412.268.8704</p>

<p>SHUTTLE AND ESCORT SERVICE.
December 24 thru December 26: No Oakland or PTC Shuttle, No Escort Service
December 27: Oakland Shuttle Service resumes at 6:45 a.m.; PTC weekday service resumes at 9 a.m.; Escort Service resumes at 6:30 p.m.
December 30 thru January 1: No Oakland or PTC Shuttle, No Escort Service
January 2: Oakland Shuttle Service resumes at 6:45 a.m.; PTC weekday service resumes at 9 a.m.; Escort Service resumes at 6:30 p.m.
January 6: Weekend PTC service resumes</p>

<p>ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY MAIL CENTER DURING WINTER BREAK.
Mail will continue to be delivered to student mailboxes in the University Mail Center. The schedule for the University Center is as follows:</p>

<p>MAIL WINDOW HOURS:
December 22 thru 25: Closed
December 26 thu 28: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 29 thru January 1: Closed</p>

<p>PACKAGE PICK-UP:
December 22 thru 25: Closed
December 26 thru 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 29 thru January 1: Closed
January 6: Closed</p>

<p>RESIDENCE HALLS REOPEN ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007.
The residence halls will reopen at noon on Friday, January 12. Students will not be permitted to enter their rooms prior to this day under any circumstances, primarily due to safety and security concerns. For this reason, the locks on exterior doors will not be changed, nor will card readers be activated, until January 12. Students who must arrive before then must make arrangements prior to leaving for winter break to live in Cathedral Mansions, Fairfax Apartments, Morewood Gardens or Webster Hall using the procedure aforementioned in this publication.</p>

<p>LOOKING AHEAD TO THE SPRING 2007 SEMESTER.
All residents who desire to live in campus housing for the 2007-2008 academic year must participate in the room reservation process, ‘Room Draw’, which begins in February. Details and instructions for this process will be forthcoming in a winter mailing to your home, but more details will be in your SMC during the last week of January 2007.</p>

<p>Residents are reminded to make plans early for spring closing transportation when the residence halls close on Wednesday, May 16 at noon. All extension requests will be denied. Only graduating seniors and those residents with official involvement (working through a university department) in graduation will be permitted to remain in the residence halls until noon on Monday, May 21.</p>

<p>LOOKING AHEAD TO THE START OF THE FALL 2007 SEMESTER.
The residence halls open for returning students on Thursday, August 23 at 9 a.m. Please make transportation and summer housing plans accordingly as there will be no exceptions for early arrival requests.</p>

<p>Returning residents can look forward to Express Check-in again - electronically encode your housing access on your Carnegie Mellon ID card at one of several locations. Available 24 hours a day, no lines!</p>

<p>FINALS HOURS!
The Underground is open 24 hours from December 10 through December 18. Free coffee 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Watch your email for food and coffee specials at other dining facilities.</p>

<p>Best wishes for the remainder of the semester and for the holiday season.
As always, it is a pleasure serving you.</p>

<p>Regards,</p>

<p>Housing and Dining Services
Carnegie Mellon University
1060 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone:
Fax: 412-268-5718
<a href="mailto:plaid@andrew.cmu.edu">plaid@andrew.cmu.edu</a></p>

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<li>For additional information about Housing Services, </li>
<li>please visit: Housing</a> & Dining Services *</li>
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<h2>* please visit: Dining</a> Services - Carnegie Mellon University *</h2>

<p>No, no. OP asked if he had to move out his stuff over break. As in, bedspread, desklight, fan, etc-- I'm assuming?</p>

<p>My bad...sorry.</p>

<p>I don't get the "turn off the fridge" thing...save CMU money? Avoid a fire? Who knows...</p>