All college-owned and operated residence halls and off-campus properties will close on Monday, May 14th to all non-graduating students.

Please plan to vacate your room within 24 hours of your last academic commitment or by Monday, May 14th (whichever is earliest).

Unless approved to stay, first-year students, sophomores, and juniors are expected to move out by May 14th and checkpoints will be deactivated.  Graduating seniors may remain in housing through the morning following Commencement.

Closing and move-out procedures are different depending on your class year and summer plans. Please review the information below and make your departure plans accordingly.

Non-graduating Students

Closing Checklist

In order to facilitate a smooth and proper check-out, please make sure you:

-Close and lock windows.
-Clean & empty refrigerator.  For rental units, disconnect and leave door partially open for ventilation.
-Sweep/vacuum floor.
-Empty trash into hall containers/dumpsters or curbside.
-Dust furniture surfaces.
-Clean kitchen, suite bathroom, & common areas (as applicable).
-Verify that all college furniture is present.
-Remove all personal items from drawers, closets, walls, etc.
-Lock room/exterior  door as you leave.
-Return room key to designated locations (see: “See Room Check Outs”)

Damage Inspections

At the conclusion of the Spring semester, Facilities Operations staff will conduct damage inspections in all residence facilities.

To avoid damage charges, be sure your room is in proper
condition—no damage to walls, furniture present, room clean, free of personal items, etc— prior to your departure.

Brooms, dustpans, vacuums, and trash bags, are available through your RA.

Room Check Outs

If you live in on-campus residence halls or Greek Chapter Houses, once you have vacated items and cleaned your room, you will need to meet with their RA to check-out of your room and return your key.  Please see your RA with more information on how to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make an appointment with your RA to check-out, you may complete an Express Check Out by returning your key to the Office of Residence Life (Farinon 132) or Public Safety (901 Bushkill Dr) if Farinon is closed.

The Residence Life office will have extended hours to assist with Express Check Outs.

Friday, May 11th, 5-7pm
Saturday, May 12th, 10am-4pm
Sunday, May 13th, noon-4pm

A non-refundable $25 fee will be assessed for any key not returned by May 18th. Checkpoints should NOT be returned unless you are graduating, transferring, or otherwise leaving the College permanently.

Extended Stay Requests

Non-seniors may remain in residence beyond the official close of the residence halls on May 14th only under the following circumstances:

1. Registered to move directly into summer housing on Sunday, May 20th.*

2. Member of a College athletic team scheduled to practice/compete beyond May 14th.*

3. Assisting with Commencement-related activities (ex. singing in the College choir, ushering, etc.).*

4. Individually approved by the Office of Residence Life (see below).

If you need to stay beyond May 14th due to personal circumstances, you must complete the Spring Extended Stay Form with those details.

*If you need to remain on campus in order to transition to summer housing, participate in athletics, or assist with Commencement, please fill out the Spring Extended Stay Form accordingly.

Safety and Security

During the move-out period, the possibility of theft increases. To keep your belongings safe, please be sure to lock your room door and vehicle.

For your safety and that of your fellow residents, be mindful of individuals coming in and out of your residence hall. Report all suspicious activity to the Office of Public Safety.

 

Graduating Students

 Congratulations!

Since you are graduating, you are automatically approved to stay in college housing through 12 noon on Sunday, May 20th.

Due to the immediate transition to the Summer Housing term, graduates may not remain in spring housing beyond 12 noon on Sunday, May 20th. Senior checkpoints will be deactivated and exterior locks to college apartments will be changed. Thank you for making your plans accordingly.

Closing Checklists

In order to facilitate a smooth and proper check-out, please make sure you:

-Close and lock windows.
-Clean & empty refrigerator.  For rental units, disconnect and leave door partially open for ventilation.
-Sweep/vacuum floor.
-Empty trash and recyclables to building dumpsters or curbside.
-Dust furniture surfaces.
-Clean kitchen, suite bathroom, & common areas (as applicable).
-Verify that all College-provided furniture is present.
-Remove all personal belongings from drawers, closets, walls, etc.
-Remove non-College furniture.
-Lock room/exterior  door as you leave.
-Return room key & checkpoint to either the Office of Residence Life (132 Farinon Center) or Public Safety (901 Bushkill Drive)

Damage Inspections

At the conclusion of the Spring semester, Facilities Operations staff will conduct damage inspections in all residence facilities.

To avoid damage charges, be sure your room is in proper
condition—no damage to walls, furniture present, room clean, free of personal items, etc— prior to your departure.

Brooms, dustpans, vacuums, and trash bags, are available through your RA.

 Safety and Security

During the move-out period, the possibility of theft increases. To keep your belongings safe, please be sure to lock your room door and vehicle.  Report all suspicious activity to the Office of Public Safety.

Summer Students

Please remember that the priority application deadline is Tuesday, May 1st. Summer housing assignments will be sent to students by email before May 19th.

If you are transitioning direction into Summer Housing on Sunday May 20th you have permission to stay in your spring assignment (or you may leave your items in your spring assignment).

If you are returning to summer housing after May 20th please follow the instructions for Spring Closing Check Outs as described here. You will return your Spring housing assignment key to the Office of Residence Life (Farinon 132) or Public Safety (901 Bushkill Dr).

Information for Storage, including the special Summer storage only for Summer residents, can be found here.

For more information on Summer Housing, including registration, please visit the Summer Housing Information page.

Summer Housing Schedule

Tuesday May 1st– priority deadline for registration

Sunday May 20th– Summer housing opens at 3pm

Monday June 4th– transition to permanent summer housing

Friday August 10th– transition to fall housing assignments

Friday August 10th-summer housing closes

If you need to stay from August 10th to August 24th (when the residence halls open for the fall) extended summer housing information will be posted by late July.  There will be an additional fee associated with staying for this time.

 

 

Summer Storage

Storage

The College storage options for the Summer can be viewed here. If you currently have items stored in College storage, please remove them by Friday, May 4th. Contact a RA to make an appointment for access.

If you will require immediate and/or unlimited access to your belongings when you return to campus or would prefer to convenience of a pick-up/delivery service, please consider using one of the many local storage companies. The following companies have provided our office with contact information. This listing does not constitute endorsement of any particular company.

Pick-up and Delivery

Dorm Room Movers
Full service storage & shipping solutions including pickup & delivery.
Visit dormroommovers.com/LC or call 888.7.MYDORM

 

Self Storage

ABC Self-Storage
[near Metzger Fields]
(610) 515-1210

Several Lehigh Valley locations

(610) 432-1402

Storage Center on Sullivan Trail
1350 Uhler Road, Easton, PA
[just past Metzgar Fields]
(610) 258-6770

Stowaway Self-Storage
[near Wal-Mart on Rte 248]
(610) 250-9044

The Vault of Lehigh Valley
[off Sullivan Trail]

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage
8133 Easton Rd, Ottsville, PA
(610) 847-8167

There are many other storage providers in the Easton area. Students are encouraged to investigate multiple options to determine which company best meets their needs. This link, Self Storage Finders, may be helpful in finding other storage in the area.

Green Move Out

Green Move Out is a campus-wide sustainability and community service effort where students recycle their unused or gently used household items by donating them to local organizations.  For more information about donating or volunteering please look at the Green Move Out website.