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End of Year Closing Information- 2015

office of residential life

check-out procedures

It is your responsibility to read through the following general closing information and your respective check-out information so that you fully understand the University’s expectations.

Senior Check-out

Underclassmen Check-out

 

END OF THE YEAR FLOOR MEETINGS

This information will be reviewed during an end of the year floor meeting. Please take the opportunity to ask questions. See your Resident Assistant for specific dates and times.  

Quiet hours

Quiet hours for all residence halls begins on Thursday, April 30th, at 10 p.m. and continue through Tuesday, May 12th at 5 p.m. Please respect your fellow residents as they prepare for finals.

Extensions

Students may apply for a temporary housing extension. Submitting an application does not guarantee approval.

Damages & Trash (Closing)

During the months of May and June, all buildings will be inspected by a trained Facilities Inspection team. Any malicious damages or excessive trash in your room/suite will be documented and will result in fines that will be applied to your student account by July 1st. Damages in common areas are divided amongst all residents and a $50.00 administrative fee is added to each individual account.

Any rooms/suites found with any excessive damage or excessive trash will be assessed a $500 per-person fine. Please refer to the Check-Out List for your specific area and for a detailed list of expectations.

If an individual wishes to take responsibility for damages or you find you have been billed in error, please appeal the charges no later than July 31st by using the Agora Portal and going to "My ResLife Bill".

All appeals must be submitted within 30 days of the transaction and all charges are non-disputable and nonrefundable after July 31st.


KEY RETURN INFORMATION

If you were issued a key in the beginning of the year, you are required to return your key to be completely checked out. All keys must be returned to Residential Life at the time of check-out.  During checkout you will be signing a check-out form indicating that you did or did not return your key.

The key you return will be checked to ensure it is the same key you were issued at check-in and all invalid keys will be considered lost. Keys will not be accepted by mail and any key left in a room will be considered lost. Failure to return your key will result in a fine of $20.00 (bedroom doors) or $50.00 (Medeiros, Shaw, Greycliff, Mods).  


SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION

The University shuttle bus will run on a regular schedule during study days and final exams. The regular academic shuttle service will stop at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2013 Route information can be viewed on the Transportation & Parking web site at www.bc.edu/shuttle.

For shuttle hours for May and Summer 2014 click here.


Moving & Storage

Our moving and storage company is now Piece by Piece. They will be selling boxes to pack up your belongings, storage for the summer, assistance in moving your boxes from your room to your car, as well as final cleaning packages for your room if you decide to leave stuff behind and want them to clean it up for you.  Their website with all the pricing information is located here: Piece by Piece.

No personal moving companies, door-to-door, or storage units (AKA PODS) will be allowed onto campus. A limited number of carts are available at some residence halls. It is recommended that you bring your own dolly or cart to facilitate your move.

Your Cleaners, conveniently located in 90 St. Thomas More, offers FREE summer storage with the use of their dry cleaning/laundry service.


PERSONAL BELONGINGS

The University does not assume liability or responsibility for belongings left in your room. Arrangements must be made prior to your departure for removal and storage of all personal belongings. All items left behind will be discarded without compensation to the owner.


MICROFRIDGE RETURNS

If you rented a refrigerator from RackRaiser, the refrigerator must be defrosted, cleaned and dried out. Please leave the unit in your room and the company will pick it up from there. Refrigerators will be picked up from Upper and Newton Campuses on Monday, May 11th, and from Lower Campus on Monday, May 11th, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please completely empty and clean your Microfridge. Your compliance will ensure a continued successful MicroFridge Rental Program. If you have moved your MicroFridge from its original location or have any questions regarding your unit, please call RackRasier customer service at 978-766-9938.