leave for winter break-Housing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Leaving for Winter Break

In general, residence halls close on December 20 at 12 pm and reopen on January 13 at 12 pm.

Residents leaving for Winter Break are asked to do so within 24 hours after their last exam. Residents are not permitted to be in closed residence halls after December 20 at 12 pm.

Residents cannot regain access to their space until January 13 at 12 pm.  If there is an extenuating circumstance requiring you to be on campus prior to January 13 you must contact Housing Services at 412-268-2139 to have your request reviewed.  Students that arrive before January 13 at 12 pm, without Housing approval, will be assessed a fee of $100 USD per night through their student account.


THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT LEAVING FOR WINTER BREAK

  • Housing Services will conduct health and safety inspections for all living spaces, process maintenance requests, and complete projects over the winter break. As a result, residents can anticipate that maintenance personnel may enter their room. If any issues are found during inspections, a notice will be left in the residence indicating the item(s) to be addressed. If you have any questions, please contact your Facility Coordinator.
  • The last person to leave for Winter Break should review the below check-list to prepare your room for Winter Break.
  • When you return for spring 2017 your ID will be pre-programmed to start working at your room door as of 12 p.m. on January 13. 

THINGS TO DO

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Refrigerators should be emptied of all food and remain plugged in

Unplug all other appliances, including alarm clocks

Turn off all computers. If you leave a computer plugged in, use a good surge protector

Clean the room

Dispose of all perishable items

Remove holiday decorations

Empty all trash cans and dispose of recyclable items

Flush the toilet (in rooms with bathrooms).

Tighten faucets to off (in rooms with sinks/showers)

DO NOT TURN OFF HEATERS OR HEAT VALVES

COMPLETELY CLOSE AND LOCK ALL WINDOWS

Close window blinds

Turn off lights

Lock the door — remember your keycard or keys