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Thanksgiving Break Closing Information for Residence Halls

November 23 - 27, 2016

CLOSING

THE RESIDENCE HALLS CLOSE AT 12 NOON ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23.
Additional closing times and important closing instructions are listed below.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • DINING HALLS: Lentz and Trueblood close at 2 p.m.
  • COMPUTER LABS: Grinnell and Lentz Computer Labs close at 5 p.m.
  • MAIL ROOMS: Grinnell, Trueblood, Lentz and University Hall mail rooms close at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 23

  • RESIDENCE HALLS: Residence Halls close at 12 noon

CLOSING CHECKLIST

TAKE EVERYTHING YOU WILL NEED OVER BREAK. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER THE BUILDING FROM 12 noon, NOV. 23 THROUGH 1 p.m., NOV. 27 UNLESS YOU SIGN UP FOR BREAK HOUSING (SEE "BREAK HOUSING" BELOW).

BUILDING STAFF WILL BE ENTERING YOUR ROOM TO VERIFY THE FOLLOWING:

  • All perishable food is stored in appropriate containers and all dishes are clean.
  • All electrical items, except for fish tanks and refrigerators, are unplugged. Refrigerators and fish tanks may be left plugged into a surge protector. (If your fish tank or refrigerator is plugged into a surge protector, it is your responsibility to unplug ALL items not associated with the fish tank.)
  • Convector fan control is set to LOW.
  • All items are moved at least three feet away from the convector and all valuables are off the floor (CDs, DVDs, plants, electronics, etc.). (University Housing assumes NO liability for damages to items resulting from heat, water leaks, or electrical problems. Valuables should be removed from the room.)
  • All water is turned off (including shower) and toilet is flushed, but not running.
  • All trash/waste has been emptied and removed from room.
  • Windows and curtains are closed and lights are off.
  • Room and bathroom doors are locked.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Any visible illegal substances, materials or prohibited items that are a violation of the Resident Handbook will be confiscated. Disciplinary action will also be taken.
  • Maintenance personnel may enter rooms during the break period for scheduled repairs. (Please make sure doorways are not blocked.)
  • If you have newspaper subscriptions and want them held for you over break, you must sign up between 12 noon, Monday, Oct. 31, and 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, at the mail room in your area.
  • All bicycles should be stored in a bike rack outside of the residence halls or within the resident room. Bicycles stored in unapproved locations may be subject to removal by the Department of Public Safety.

BREAK HOUSING

Break housing is provided in Neely Hall. Residents interested in break housing should apply at the Residence Life Office in Trueblood Commons prior to break. Neely Hall residents who apply for break housing may reside in their own room. Residents from other residence halls may be offered break housing in Neely Hall, pending availability of space. If Neely is full, break housing to residents from other buildings will not be available. For guaranteed break housing, students should live in Neely Hall for the academic year. Direct questions to the Residence Life Office at 618/453-3318.

The cost of Break Housing is $27 per night, which is charged to the student's Bursar Account. Break housing is charged for the entire break, there is no discount for early departure or for partial stays.

Residents of Neely Hall who plan to return early from break must sign up prior to break in order to access the building before the break is over. See the Residence Life Office with questions.

In addition to regular policies and procedures that apply during Break Housing, additional guidelines and information are listed below.

  • NO MEALS are served during breaks as the dining halls are not open during breaks.
  • NO NON-RESIDENT GUESTS are allowed during breaks. Students registered for break housing may visit other registered break housing residents.
  • Residents staying during break must carry their student ID, FOB, and key at all times.
  • Residents of Wall & Grand Apartments may stay in their apartments and are not subject to the fee associated with break housing in the residence halls.

OPENING

THE RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN AT 1 p.m. ON SUNDAY, NOV. 27.

Sunday, Nov. 27

  • DINING HALLS: Lentz and Trueblood open at 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 28

  • DINING HALLS: Lentz Hall and Trueblood Hall open at 7 a.m. and resume regular hours
  • COMPUTER LABS: Grinnell and Lentz Computer Labs open at 9 a.m. and resume regular hours
  • MAIL ROOMS: Grinnell, Trueblood, Lentz and University Hall mail rooms open at 12 noon and resume regular hours

AREA OFFICE HOURS

DATE HOURS
Wednesday, Nov. 23 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24 - Friday, Nov. 25 CLOSED
Monday, Nov. 28 (Regular hours resume) 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PHONE NUMBERS

Area Office

  • East Campus (Trueblood Hall): 618/453-3318
  • West Campus (Lentz Hall): 618/453-2471
  • Wall & Grand (Building I): 618/536-2008

24-Hour Desk Operations

  • Neely: 618/536-6488
  • Wall & Grand: 618/536-2014

Have a wonderful break!