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Seasonal Break Housing

Spring Semester Closing

Spring Semester Closing

General Information:

  • You are required to leave the residence hall no later than 24 hours after your last final or by Friday, May 11 at 7pm- whichever comes first. If you need to stay more than 24 hours past your last final, contact your Residence Hall Director by Friday, May 4.
  • All students must check out of their residence hall room with a staff member. For more information on your hall’s checkout, please refer to posted signs and e-mails from your Resident Assistant or Residence Hall Director.
  • Our halls officially close Friday, May 11 at 7pm. Hall staff will check all rooms and clear the building at 7pm.

What to Do When You’re Ready to Leave:

  • Remove all belongings from your room. Please donate any unwanted, non-perishable items to Throw N Go.
  • Clean everything. Leave closet, dresser and desk drawers open.
  • Clean, defrost, and unplug your microfridge. Leave the microwave door open.
  • Remove any stars/tape from the ceiling and walls and any tape/paint from windows. Remove wall hangings.
  • Clean off the white board in the hallway by your door.
  • Close and lock your windows, and close your drapes/blinds.
  • Return all university property to its original location.
  • Return your beds to the configuration noted in e-mails from your Resident Assistant or RHD.
  • Sweep the floor (not into the hallway) and place debris in the trash. Take the trash to the trash room- do not leave it in the hallway.
  • Turn off your air conditioning/heating system and all lights.
  • Do not just leave. An RA must assist you with checkout for you to avoid fines. An RA will not do your checkout until you have completed the above tasks.

After You Leave:

  • After you leave, the RHD and ARHD will inspect your room. Any damage will be charged to ALL occupants.
  • The RHD and ARHD will have the final say in all billing.
  • If you signed a 2018-2019 Residence Hall Contract and have since decided not to return to the residence halls, or if you find you are eligible to live off campus, you must cancel your contract with Residence Services.

Other Information:

  • 24-hour quiet hours go into effect at 8pm on Friday, May 4 and will continue until everyone leaves.
  • Garbage bags are available at the Area Desks and trash rooms to assist with removal of trash. Outside of each hall, dumpsters are used for general mixed recycling only. The large green dumpsters are for cardboard only.
  • Place any large items and other items you do not want in the Throw and Go bins on the first floor. These items can include non-perishable food, clothes, rugs, furniture and other usable items.
  • The desk will close at Midnight on Friday, May 11. First-class mail and packages will be forwarded over summer.
  • Take your bicycles home when you leave at the end of the semester!
  • Do not drive or park on the lawn or sidewalks. Please park in appropriate parking lots.
  • Please do not leave furniture, carpet, lofts, or trash in the hallway.
  • Summer Housing applications are available at Residence Services in Korb Hall, if you need to stay over the summer.
Spring Break Housing

More information about housing for Spring Break 2019 will be available in February 2019.

Summer Housing 2018

Summer housing is available to all Kent State students who will be taking summer classes and/or who are enrolled for fall classes. Summer housing for 2018 will be located in Prentice Hall.

Rates include:

  • Double room: $193 per week
  • Single room: $219 per week (limited availability)
  • Double room with private bath: $216 per week (limited availability)
  • Buyout/deluxe single (double-as-single): $258 per week

Beginning April 2, 2018, to apply for summer housing, please visit Residence Services’ central office in Korb Hall, Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm, to complete the application in our office. Summer housing is contracted on a weekly basis starting Sunday and ending on Saturday. You may add or remove weeks from your summer housing application at any point by completing a Change of Contract Form at the Residence Services office in Korb Hall.

Students who reside on campus during the spring semester will be able to move directly into their summer housing assignment if they are contracted for the first week of the intersession term. All residence hall policies will remain in effect throughout the summer.

If you would like to print your own copy to bring to our main office in Residence Services, you can find the application here.

Winter Break Housing

More information about winter break housing will be available in October 2018.

Winter Break Check Out

Not returning for the Spring semester, preparing for check-out or preparing for a room change?

The following procedures will help guide you through the process and ensure your student account is accurate:

Room Check-Out

Schedule Appointment

You must officially checkout of your room. To do so you will need to schedule an appointment with an RA. If your RA is not available, please contact your Residence Hall Director or Area Desk for information on how to contact an RA who can assist you.   

Avoid Extra Charges

We want to complete the Room Condition Report (RCR) in your presence to avoid any misunderstanding about damages and charges and to have you sign/date the RCR. Failure to sign/date the RCR with a Residence Services staff member will result in an improper check-out charge of $25.00 being assessed to your Bursar account. Following the closing of the halls, an Official Damage Inspection of all rooms will be assessed by the Residence Hall Director. Any damage previously undetected by the RA, found during the Official Damage Inspection, will be charged to ALL room occupants residing in the room at the time of closing.

Room Cleaning

Before you contact your RA to check-out, please remove all personal items and clean your room. This includes:

  • Removal of any “Stars/tape”, etc. from ceiling, windows, and walls to avoid charges.
  • Empty closets and drawers. Check upper sections of the closet and behind bottom drawers of dresser for items.
  • Remove wall hangings.
  • Room automation items (window sensor, power strip, and others) should be left in the room.
  • Remove any carpet & carpet tape you may have brought in carefully to avoid damage to floor tile.
  • Sweep the floor (not into the hallway) and place debris in the trash.
  • Clean, defrost, and unplug your micro-fridge (unless you have a roommate who is staying). Check for ice trays and micro-fridge turntable. Leave appliance doors OPEN.
  • Close and lock windows and close draperies/blinds/shades.
  • Empty trash cans/recycle bins and dispose of all trash in appropriate containers (recycle).

Bed Lofts

If you are not returning for the Spring Semester, all personally built lofts must be disassembled by 8:00 PM, Friday, December 11th, so as not to cause a disruption during 24 hour quiet hours of finals week. If you have a rental loft from, these units will be picked up the week of December 21st.

Rental Micro-Fridges

Residents of Leebrick who are not returning for the Spring Semester: The Bedloft micro-fridge rental vendor will pick-up your rented micro-fridge the week of December 21st. Please empty, clean, defrost, and unplug your micro-fridge before the last resident leaves your room. Leave micro-fridge door open.

Personal Items

Failure to remove all personal furniture (chairs, couches, desk, bricks, lumber, carpet, unwanted personal items) can result in a $50.00 minimum fine per item left in and around the residence halls. Discarded personal furniture must be placed beside the open top dumpster outside of your building to avoid being billed.

University Property

All university property other than the equipment and furniture assigned to each room is to be returned to its original location. In addition, all furniture assigned to each room must be accounted for in that room.

  • All beds that have been disassembled must be properly reassembled before you leave to avoid being charged. All bunked beds must use 4 bed pins. Remaining pins are to be placed in the top desk drawer for next year.
  • Window screens must be in place.
  • Keys must be returned to the Area Desk when you officially check-out of your room. The cost of key-card replacement is $25.00 per key-card.

Disposal of Trash and Unwanted Belongings

Please properly dispose of all items you do not wish to pack and take home.

  • Garbage bags are available at the Area Desks to assist with removal of trash. 
  • Outside of each hall white dumpsters are used for general mixed recycling only.
  • The large green dumpsters are for cardboard only.
Winter Break Room Changes

More information about winter break room changes will be available in November 2018.