Moving In Early

Students who wish to move in to the residence halls, houses, or on-campus apartments early must submit their request in writing to the Office of Residential Services. The request must list the reason for requesting the early arrival, the date of arrival desired, and an address where to send the confirmation if early arrival is granted. Be prepared that your request for arriving early may not be granted.

Early arrival processes are publicized prior to the beginning of the year and the beginning of C-Term.

To apply for an early arrival, please complete a Student Housing Application. This form is only open prior to the August and January move in.

Students who are granted permission to return early will pay a fee of $35 per day. Payment is expected upon arrival.

Keys for early arrivals will be available in the Office of Residential Services between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., and at Campus Police at all other times. Students who are returning early to campus due to a college request (i.e. athletic practice, orientation leader activities, etc.) do not need to contact Residential Services as their coach or advisor will make the necessary arrangements.

Please contact the Office of Residential Services at 1-508- 831-5645 if you have any questions.

First-year student? Learn more about New Student Move-In Day.

Closing Procedures and Check Out

When should you leave?

Within 24 hours of your last final.

What if I can’t get a ride or I have extenuating circumstances?

You can fill out a late stay request form (coming soon) and you will notified quickly whether have permission to stay. Be prepared that you may be told you cannot stay and should make other arrangements. Cost to stay late is $35.00 a day. If you live in certain areas of campus you may be asked to relocated so that we may prepare for various summer programs.

What if I am graduating, working graduation or have another reason I need to stay?

Fill out the late stay request form no later than the designated due date.

How Do I Check Out?

Prior to the Designated Check Out Day

Contact your RA no less than 24 hours in advance to make a check out appointment. They will check your room, your key needs to be turned into the express check out box across from Campus Police in Founders Hall.

Check Out Day

Times will be announced. At that time, students should call 508-831- 5645 or fill out our request form (coming soon) when you are ready to check out. “Ready to checkout” means that your belongings are out of your space and the space is cleaned. When the RA comes to your room they will inspect it and collect your key. They will lock your room door when finished. If you are not ready when an RA arrives you will have to reschedule... make sure to plan ahead. Average wait is approximately 15 minutes.

If you do not check out during normal check out times, the EXPRESS CHECK OUT option is always available. Envelopes are available at our Express Check Out box across from Campus Police in Founders Hall.

Damage Billing Facts

  • Be sure to familiarize yourself with our Room Condition process.
  • If you have any damage in your room, suite, apartment, or floor, you may be charged. Damage is considered anything, beyond normal wear and tear, that is different in your room than was noted on your original room condition sheet.
  • If you have information on any damages that have occurred in common areas of your building, please contact Res Services ASAP. When we are unable to discern the individual who caused this common area damage, charges are split by the floor/building.
  • Please be aware you will see these charges on your bill.
  • If you do an express check out, you do NOT have the option of appealing your damage charges.
  • Each room will be inspected by Residential Services staff after the buildings are vacant. If any additional damages are found during this inspection, they will be added to your RCS.

How much are damages going to cost me?

Here are a few examples of common damage costs (costs may be raised, actual costs are verified with Facilities and Residential Services staff):

  • Lost Keys: Room Door, $75; Room Door, (apts/suites) $300

**If your key is not turned in at time of check-out, the door will need to be re-cored and the above charge will apply**

  • Writing on your door: $10
  • Tear or stains on your carpet: $20
  • Holes in your wall: as much as $25
  • Missing Peephole: $33
  • Damage to bed mattress: as much as $90
  • Lounge furniture damage: as much as $850
  • Bathroom damage: as much as $200
  • Exit sign damage: $75
  • Fire/Smoke/Heat detector: $92
  • Tape on Walls: $20