Residential communities close. All students without permission to stay beyond this date must check out.
Sat., May 11 at 10 a.m.
Residential communities close for all students. Summer session students move to summer assignments by noon.
Late Stay Requests
Students may request to stay past Sun., May 5, but no late stays are permitted past Sat., May 11 at 10 a.m. Students may submit Late Stay Requests April 1–26, 2019.
Preparing for Check-Out
Residential Living staff will share information with you about the proper way to sign up for a check-out appointment in your community. Attend your community closing meeting for more information!
Decide what you are planning to take home, store, donate, recycle, or throw away.
Lighten Your Load (Sat., April 13 – Mon., May 14)
This very popular donation program allows you to give away unwanted items to local charities as you “Lighten Your Load” at the end of the spring semester.
Blue donation bins will be located near each community desk to deposit non-perishable food items; please ensure that all donated items are within date (not expired). Bins will also be available to collect study or office supplies.
Please deposit clean, gently used clothes and household items in designated areas near your community. Pod containers will be located at Manning Hall, the Greek Quad, Lightsey Bridge, Calhoun Courts, Shoeboxes and Douthit East & West for donation of larger items such as sofas, recliners, etc. that are in good condition.
University Housing is unable to provide storage for residents’ personal belongings over the summer.
Trash & Recycling
Trash & recycling should be taken out of your space before checking out. All items should be placed inside (not next to) recycling bins or trash dumpsters. Thank you for cleaning out the recycling bins provided to you by University Housing and returning them to your space.
E-waste containers will be located in each community to collect old cell phones, batteries, and computers/computer parts.
Check Out Procedures
Follow these steps to complete your check-out. For more information, please follow instructions indicated in the Moving Out Guide.
Prepare your space for check-out.
Remove all personal belongings.
Clean your space thoroughly.
Disassemble bunked/lofted beds and return furniture to its original position.
Trash & recycling should be removed before checking out. Clean out recycle bins provided to you by University Housing.
Open all blinds.
Go with an RA, GA or House Manager to assess the condition of your space.
Check out at the desk for your community and return your key. Community desks will be open during regular hours during the week of final exams but will have extended hours throughout the weekend according to the following schedule:
Sat., May 4: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sun., May 5: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Condition of Your Space
Remember you can submit maintenance requests by filling out the online form at any time or by calling 864-656-5450 between 7:30 a.m. and midnight.
A normal amount of wear and tear to furniture, walls, carpets, etc. is expected after living in a particular space during the academic year. Residents will not be responsible for wear and tear that has occurred through normal everyday use of their space.
We encourage all residents to take care of their space. Residents who are found to have intentionally damaged or removed something from their space may be charged and/or referred to the Office of Community and Ethical Standards for damage to property. Please contact a Residential Living staff member to complete the Responsibility for Damage form; residents who take responsibility for damages to their space will have the cost of repair charged to their Student Account.
Additional Closing Information
Bed & Micro-Fridge Instructions
All spaces should be left with properly-assembled University Housing beds before departure.
University Housing Beds
All beds should be left assembled at their original height before checking out. Modular beds should be left with approximately 36” clearance under the mattress. If you live in Holmes, McCabe, or Stadium Suites, take all bolts to the Community Desk. All other areas should leave small parts like pins, dowels, bolts, and nuts in the top dresser drawer. Bed rails provided by University Housing may be left attached to the bed.
Collegiate Concepts will pick up your MicroFridge. They should be unplugged, clean, and dry; the fridge and freezer doors should be left open.
Take your bicycle home! Abandoned bikes will be impounded and recycled 2 weeks from the date they are deemed abandoned. To reclaim a bicycle, call Parking & Transportation Services at 864-722-3625.
Due date for rented textbooks is Fri., May 3.
Store hours during buyback week, Mon., April 29 – Fri., May 3, are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dining Information & Wellness Tips for Finals Week
Incorporate brain foods in your diet everyday but especially during exam week. Choose whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats.
Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. Staying hydrated is important for maintaining concentration and efficiency.
24-Hour Quiet Hours begin on Fri., April 26 at 7 p.m. and are in effect until Sat., May 4 at 10 a.m. while students are studying for and taking final exams. Be considerate of your neighbors during this time.
Be especially mindful of noise created by disassembling bunked/lofted beds, as well as packing and moving belongings. If you have a problem with noisy neighbors, do not hesitate to contact a Residential Living staff member for assistance.