- Staying in Your Apartment/Suite/Room for Break?
- Leaving for Break?
- Preparing Your Apartment/Suite/Room for a Roommate
- Failing to Prepare Your Apartment/Suite/Room for a Roommate
- Not Returning for Winter Term?
- Apartment/Suite/Room Check-Out
- Reminder of Termination Policy
- Safety Guidelines for Holiday Decorating in Your Apartment/Suite/Room
- Housing Selection 2013
- Summer Housing
If your roommate(s) moved out, you must prepare your apartment/suite/room for your new roommate(s) by November 18. Click for a list of your cleaning responsibilities.
- Prepare the apartment/suite/room for a new roommate(s) if your roommate(s) is moving out or already moved out by November 18.
- Empty trash cans.
- Close and lock windows.
- Clean out refrigerator.
- Close shades (students living on the first floor only).
- Lock your apartment/suite/room door.
- Move all electronic equipment off the floor and unplug it.
- Set your heater to automatic and set room temperature to at least 65 degrees. Do not remove HVAC covers or turn off the valves to the HVAC unit.
- Click for a full list of your cleaning responsibilities.
If your roommate(s) is moving out or already moved out, you will be assigned a new roommate(s) for winter term. You are responsible for preparing the apartment/suite/room to accommodate your new roommate(s) and creating a welcoming environment. Click for a full list of your cleaning responsibilities.
Remove all of your items from the vacated area of the apartment/suite/room by Sunday, November 18, even if you are remaining in the apartment/suite/room during the break. Even if you and your roommate(s) for fall agreed that some of your things could be in his/her area, you need to move them to your area of the apartment/suite/room and re-negotiate that with your new roommate(s). The vacated area of the room should look like it did when you moved in at the beginning of fall term.
NOTHING should be in the vacated area of the apartment/suite/room.
RIT Housing Operations will enter the apartment/suite/room to inspect for damages, assess your preparation for a new roommate(s), and to possibly perform maintenance. If you fail to prepare your apartment/suite/room for a new roommate(s):
- Your student account will be charged the cost of an outside cleaning company.
- Your privilege to participate in the Housing Selection Renewal Process may be revoked.
Students not returning for winter term must return their apartment/suite/room keys to RIT Housing Operations and have all their belongings removed by Sunday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. Refer to the Apartment/Suite/Room Check-Out section for instructions on how to properly check-out of your apartment/suite/room.
Students needing a later check-out time or date must contact Joanne Lindsey, RIT Housing Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 9. Students who remain in the apartment/suite/room beyond Sunday, November 18 without permission from Joanne Lindsey will be charged $100 per day every day beyond November 18, 2012.
- Resolve who is responsible for damage in the apartment/suite/room prior to leaving and send an e-mail to Susan Lowe, RIT Housing Operations, at email@example.com stating what all roommates have agreed to. Don’t forget to include your roommate(s) on the e-mail. If you don’t settle the matter before you go, the damage will be split equally between you and your roommate(s).
- Remove all of your items from your apartment/suite/room and make the space ready for a new resident(s). Click for a list of your cleaning responsibilities.
- Return your mail key. Students living in Colony Manor, Perkins Green, and Racquet Club must return their mailbox keys along with their housing keys to RIT Housing Operations (see last bullet). Students living in University Commons and Riverknoll must return their mailbox keys to the post office in Global Village.
- Fill out and submit an online forwarding address form. Be sure to use your middle name or initial on your forwarding address form.
- Complete a key return envelope available at RIT Housing Operations located in Grace Watson Hall (GWH). Place your apartment/suite/room and mailbox keys, if applicable, in the envelope and fill out the form on the front. Submit the envelope to the RIT Housing Operations office. Key can be returned 24/7 using the drop box next to the main office door.
If you remain a registered student and move to non-RIT housing (this includes your parent/guardian’s home), you will be charged a termination fee for breaking your 2012–2013 academic year housing contract. The termination fee is one half of your quarterly rent.
- No candles (open flame) or incense permitted.
- Decorations must be made of fire-resistant or non-combustible materials.
- All rope lighting and traditional holiday lighting is prohibited. LED twinkle lights are permitted.
- Use power strips instead of extension cords and make sure they are positioned so they do not cause a safety hazard. Never place them under a rug or throw mat.
- Decorations shall not be placed on or around any fire detection device (heat sensor, smoke detectors, sprinklers) or on the fire extinguisher cabinets or fire alarm pull boxes.
- Real trees are only permitted in your apartment/suite/room with approval. Approval to purchase a tree can be given by Kurt Ingerick, Director of Facilities, Sustainability & Conservation. Please contact Kurt prior to the purchase of a tree at (585) 475-4640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Once a tree has been approved, the following safety guidelines must be met.
1) Tree must not be over 6 feet tall and should be fresh, watered frequently, and kept away from heat.
2) Trees must be taken to the Apartment Housing Facilities office (Bldg. 88) to be sprayed with a fire-retardant material. Sprayed trees will have a colored ring placed around the base of the trunk identifying proper preparation.
3) All trees and holiday decorations must be removed prior to the apartment/suite/room being vacated for the holiday break. For apartments/suites/rooms that will be occupied over the holiday break, trees may remain up until January 2, 2013.
Housing Selection 2013 is the process in which you will participate to obtain housing for the 2013–2014 academic year. Housing Selection information will be sent to you in November and is available online.
Storage is not permitted in any RIT housing area. You are responsible for removing all of your items from RIT housing when you check-out and vacate the space. You may not leave any of items behind for current or new roommate(s) to use or watch over.
Start making plans for summer storage now. There are several storage companies in the area that work with RIT students. For more information, please contact RIT Housing Operations at (585) 475-2572 or email@example.com.
Remember that your current housing contract ends May 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in RIT summer housing, you will need to apply for it early spring term. Summer housing information will be availablein March. Summer housing is available in the residence halls and some RIT apartments, Global Village, and UC suites. Summer housing is not available at the RIT Inn.