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Move-In & Move-Out Information

Residence Hall Movie-In and Check-In

First year students will be able to move in to the Residence Halls on August 22, 2019. Returning students will be able to move in to the Residence Halls on August 25, 2019. Students will receive specific information regarding where and when to check in to the Residence Halls.

If a student moves in after the official move in period, the student will need to contact the Area Coordinator of the building during business hours to schedule a time to move in.

 

Residence Hall Check-Out

All residents are expected to vacate the residence halls by 6 p.m. on the last day of their final exams in the spring. This policy does not apply for graduating seniors or those students who have a role in commencement. Residents must sign up for a time to check out with the residence life staff, clean the room, remove tape from the walls, sweep, etc. The staff will go over the room condition report and retrieve the key. Any student who fails to follow the proper check-out procedure may be charged up to $100 for improper check-out. Failure to return a key at check-out will result in a $50 fee for changing the lock and replacing the key.

An individual who ceases to be an enrolled student with the College or falls below 12 credit hours is no longer entitled to housing and needs to make an appointment to check out with Residence Life staff. Such a person will have a maximum of 48 hours from the time withdrawal is finalized to move their belongings out of the residence hall. If this does not occur, the College reserves the right to remove this person’s belongings and a fee may be assessed.

Check-Out Procedures

  • All non-graduating students must move out and check out by 6 p.m. on the day of their last final.  The student is in exams until the final day of the semester, then they will check out by 6 p.m. on that day.
  • All graduating students and students helping at graduation must move out and check out on the day of graduation (May 2, 2020) by  6 p.m.  On the day of commencement, the Residence Life staff will have check out stations on campus.  Students will be told of their check out assignment during their April Community Meeting, led by the RA staff.
  • All students except those permitted to stay until the day of graduation (graduating students and students helping at graduation) must sign up for a time to check out with their RA at least 24 hours before the check-out time.
  • If the student cannot find a time to check out, they should see their Area Coordinator to make alternate arrangements.  They can also sign up on another RA’s schedule in the building, not just the one who oversees their specific area.
  • Prior to the check-out time, all students must move out all personal belongings, throw away all trash in the appropriate place, clean the room/apartment, and return all college furniture to the room.
  • All students should be present at the room at the time of the check-out and turn in their key at that time.
  • Students who do not follow the check-out procedure will receive an improper checkout fee between $50 and $100, depending on the circumstance. Students who do not return their key at the time of check-out will receive a $50 key lock change fee. There will also be charges for excessive cleaning and any damages to the living space.
  • Please note that damage charge(s) (with the exception of improper check-out and missing key charges) will be divided among all residents of the room/suite/apartment/house unless Residence Life staff are able to definitively determine who is responsible or one resident takes responsibility (in writing). Any student wishing to take responsibility for any damages, should email reslife@bridgewater.edu.
  • The Area Coordinator of the building will complete the final inspection of the living space and will make the final determination regarding the damage charges assessed after all students have moved out. During the check-out, the Residence Life staff member is responsible for doing a preliminary check of the room to ensure all belongings have been removed, all furniture is present, there is no obvious damage, and the room key is returned. The Residence Life staff member indicating that everything is fine in the room does not mean that no charges will be assessed and is not grounds for appeal of any damage charges.  Final charges will be emailed to the student during the month of May.  Students will have 30 days from the date of the email to submit their appeal materials (proper forms will be provided in the email, and a simple response to that email will not be considered an appeal).

Please email reslife@bridgewater.edu or contact your Area Coordinator with any questions.

Room Damage Assessments

RESIDENCE HALL DAMAGE CHARGES SHEET (.DOCX)

Upon moving into the residence halls, students are provided with a Room Condition Report (RCR) that describes the current condition of the facilities (walls, floor, ceiling, door, etc.) and College-owned room furnishings. Students are urged to carefully review this report and to ask their Resident Advisor or Area Coordinator to note any additions, noting even the slightest damage. When the student moves from the room, he/she is responsible for scheduling a check-out time with Residence Life staff. Residence Life staff then compares the current condition of the room and furnishings with the condition noted on the room condition report that was completed at the time the student moved into the room. The occupants of the room are responsible for damages (other than normally expected wear) not previously noted. The amount of damage charges is determined after the resident has checked out by the area coordinator of the area.

Damage charge appeals must be sent to residence life in writing within thirty days of billing date.

Each student must maintain a $100 room and key deposit while he or she is a resident. Damage assessments are made against this deposit and must be replaced. The unused balance of this deposit will be refunded upon the student’s graduation or withdrawal from the College.

Questions? Contact us!

Department of Student Life
540-828-5380
reslife@bridgewater.edu