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Winter break is coming, and so are room checks

Posted November 8th, 2011 by UHDS News

[Campus Living, Nov. 4, 2011] — All UHDS residence halls and cooperative houses remain open during the Thanksgiving break; however, during winter break and spring break only Bloss, Buxton, Cauthorn, Finley, Halsell, Hawley, International Living-Learning Center, Poling, Sackett, and West will be open.

Residents who are unable to leave campus during break periods are encouraged to live in one of these halls.

Residents assigned to open halls may remain in their rooms during break weeks, but will be assessed at a weekly rate of $124.25. If you are an INTO-OSU student, this charge is already included in your housing rate.

The deadline to sign up for winter break housing is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Residents of all other facilities, and those who do not sign up for break housing, should plan on departing for winter and spring breaks (Dec. 11-Jan 7) and (March 25-31).

The break rates start on the Saturday after classes end at 11:59 p.m. and continue until the Saturday before classes resume at 8 a.m. Students who do not want to pay for break housing must vacate before – and return after –  this time period to avoid fees. Residents that stay past 11:59 p.m. on the Saturday after finals end will be charged for one week of break housing.

Room checks coming soon: In addition, UHDS will be doing health and safety checks of every room at the end of Fall and Winter terms.  If you want to be present schedule some time with their Resident Director or Resident Advisor.

Otherwise, staff will briefly enter your room, over the break to make sure that there aren’t any safety issues – such as waste in the trash, windows left open, or appliances plugged in (curling irons, extension cords, etc).

Brian Stroup and Kathryn Magura, UHDS Operations and Facilities

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2 Responses to “Winter break is coming, and so are room checks”

  1. Rachel Says:

    What happens if we get mail during break? Is there a way to get it forwarded somewhere else so we can retrieve it?

  2. raskausn Says:

    Typically when a resident receives a piece of mail during a break period, the mail is either put into their mailbox (if it is small enough to fit) or if it is something larger i.e. a package from Amazon, we will enter the package into our system which will notify the resident that they have a package waiting for them at their respective Service Center. We will hold onto the packages until the residents are able to return to campus and retrieve them after break is over. If the package is sent through United States Postal Service then the mail can be forwarded onto a different address. If, however, the package is sent through UPS or Fed-Ex, we are not able to forward the package on.

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