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END OF YEAR CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES:

With the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, the residence halls and Valsetz Dining Hall will close at 5 pm on Friday, June 13.

ALL STUDENTS HAVE TWO CHECKOUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO THEM:
STANDARD CHECKOUT AND EXPRESS CHECKOUT

- Details are below.
image of process for 2014 STANDARD End of Year Checkout process image of process for 2014 EXPRESS End of Year Checkout process

PLAN TO CHECK-OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS AFTER YOUR LAST FINAL.

Please donate your unwanted items to the Union Gospel Mission - receptacles are located within the residential complex.
Thank You!

YOU MUST CHOOSE ONE OPTION OR THE OTHER.

Whichever option you choose, with the exception of Arbor Park residents, if you will be graduationg or assisting with commencement or need to stay over until Saturday, for any other reason, START BY CONTACTING UNIVERSITY HOUSING AND FILLING OUT A PETITION.

Check-out for students staying beyond the academic year contract must be completed by 4:30 pm, Saturday, June 14.
ANY REQUESTS TO STAY BEYOND JUNE 14th MUST START WITH A PETITION - CONTACT UNIVERSITY HOUSING.

For detailed information regarding the check-out procedure and year-end closure of the residence halls, including
spending of extra meal dollars and cleaning check lists, please use the link below:

Extra Security Students who wish to have a "lockout" device placed on their door, or have their locks placed in lockout mode (for electronic locks) for extra security must request to do so in writing in the University Housing office before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, November 22nd. All occupants of the room must sign the lockout request sheet if a lockout device is requested.
  • The Residence Halls will re-open at Noon on Sunday November, 25th
  • Thankgiving Break Information distributed to residents
  • Emergency Contact Information during Thanksgiving Break
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    SPRING BREAK 2014

    REMEMBER:
    The Housing Renewal registration process will begin at 10:00 am on April 7, when you get back from Spring Break!
    Log onto the WOU Portal to register to be eligible to select the room / apartmtne and roommate(s) of your choice for the coming academic year.

    DINING INFORMATION

  • Valsetz Dining Hall closes at 5:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Meal Plan changes must be made in writing PRIOR to Noon, March 27, 2014
  • NO Food Service in Valsetz until Noon, Sunday, March 30, 2014. Wolf Express will be open in the Werner University Center 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday during the break.

  • STAYING ON CAMPUS DURING THE BREAK

  • Students may stay in their rooms during Spring Break, but they must sign up (see below) to stay for all or any part of the break, or if you plan to leave late for the break or return early.

    Students wishing to stay during the break must sign up to do so on the wou portal at: http://www.wou.edu/wouportal/ before 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

  • With the exception of Arbor Park residents, there is a charge of $100 to stay for all or any part of the break. No matter where you live, you must sign up on the WOU Portal prior to 4:30 pm on Wednesday, March 19th to stay for any portion of the break.

    Remember to take any items that you might need with you when you leave for the break. Staff is NOT on hand to let you into your room during the break

    Once the halls are closed you will not be able to get into your room without notifying the Housing Office to make arrangements (and pay the $100.00 Break Fee) to access your room until opening day of spring term (Noon, Sunday, March 30th).

  • OFFICE HOURS DURING THE BREAK

  • Office hours during the break are as follows:
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

  • ROOM CHANGES

  • Room Changes MUST be made prior to March 20, 2014. If you are requesting a room change, start with your RA.
  • A Room Change Form must be completed and authorized BEFORE you begin your move.

  • CHECKING OUT OF THE HALLS

  • Students checking out of the Residence Halls:

    If you find during the break that you will not be returning to live on campus, you must check out of your residence hall room properly.

    Start by contacting the University Housing Office.

  • You M-U-S-T complete your move out by 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
  • Please note: the residential student M-U-S-T be present to complete the check out/ move out process.

  • Students moving out ON or AFTER March 30, 2014 will be charged for a minimum of the first 10 days of Spring Term.

  • STUDENTS WITH VACANCIES IN THEIR ROOMS

  • If you have a vacancy in your room and you have not made a request to shut your room down and pay the higher single rate, you should anticipate new roommate(s) for Spring term.
  • To avoid paying the higher rate you M-U-S-T leave your room ready to be occupied by a new WOU student upon their arrival on campus Spring Term.
  • READY means: one bed, one wardrobe, drawers or set of drawers, desk, desk chair, nightstand (if applicable) floor and floorspace are completely free of yours or any other person's belongings. All furnishings should be placed so that they are ready to use (beds/dressers are NOT stacked or combined in any way). Floor space should be clear and clean.
  • Your room will be checked and digital photos taken for documentation during Spring Break for readiness. If it is determined that your room is NOT ready for a new roommate, you WILL be charged the higher rate, and could face disciplinary action.
  • Digital photos will be taken to document the readiness status of these rooms.
  • If you want to request a single or limited occupancy room for spring term, (Single/limited occupancy rooms are available based upon availability and billed at a higher rate.) you must make that request IN WRITING to the Housing Office by 5 pm, Thursday, March 20th.

  • Spring Break Detailed Information in printable pdf format
  • IMPORTANT Spring Break Dates in printable pdf format
  • Emergency Contact Information during Spring Break - Residence Halls
  • Emergency Contact Information during Spring Break - Family Housing
  • Detailed Spring Break Information FOR FAMILY HOUSING
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