The Catholic University of America

Residence Hall Closing Spring 2017

 

The end of the semester is a busy time, however, if you utilize the closing information on the page below and plan carefully, checking out of the residence halls should go smoothly. Please be reminded that all students are required to checkout of the residence halls within 24 hours of his/her last final exam, unless students are graduating, volunteering for commencement related activities, or approved for late stay to support university operations. Please select any of the options below to obtain specific closing related information:

 
Students gathered for graduation.
 

Important Dates 

 

May 2-6
Final exams.
May 6 Dining Plans end with dinner.
May 7
Residence halls close at noon for all non-graduating residents.
May 14
Residence halls close at noon for all graduating residents.
May 14-16
CUA residents transitioning to summer housing move to Opus Hall.
August 24
Residence halls open for New Freshman and Transfer Residents.
August 26-27
Residence halls open for Continuing Students.

RHO Hours

The Residence Hall Offices (RHO) will be open to support the check out process during the following dates and times.
 

Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 6
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Monday, May 9 - Friday, May 12 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 13 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 14 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Checkout Process

Whether one or all residents of a room are checking out, an inspection of the entire room and/or bedrooms (including common spaces) being vacated must be completed. The Residence Hall and Dining Services Agreement outlines that students must return their room in as good condition as it was received - with allowance for reasonable and customary wear and tear.

 

After a resident has moved all personal articles from the room (including any common areas) and cleaned it, an RA or Office Staff Member will perform an inspection with the resident present. If there is any damage or need for extraordinary cleaning the RA or Office Staff Member will try to establish responsibility among the residents of the room at that time. This information will be recorded on the room condition report. Residents are encouraged to determine responsibility for damages and submit it to the Community Director (via CUA email account) prior to the checkout appointment. Determination of a responsible party is important because all residents of a room will be assessed a portion of the cost if the responsible individual is not identified.

 

Check-out appointments are encouraged, but not mandatory. Appointments will take place May 5-7 or May 13-14  depending on your hall population. For Late Stays, checkout appointments will be made as appropriate. Locks will be recored for any keys that are not returned at the time of check-out. Residents will be charged for these recores.

 

 

Damage Billing Information

Damage billing information will be posted to students' My Housing accounts by June 1. Once charges are assigned it generally takes 7-10 days to be posted to individual student accounts. Billing information in MyHousing, accessible through your Cardinal Students account, reflects current charges for all housing related items. Students will receive notification when damages have been posted to student accounts. The deadline for appeals, which must be submitted to the appropriate Community Director, is July 1. More information on Damage Billing is available here.
 
 

Summer Storage and Shipping

Collegeboxes is the authorized storage and shipping company for Catholic University residents. Collegeboxes  provides storage for students over the summer and semesters abroad as well as shipping to CUA for the fall semester through their Ship to School program. The storage program offers discounted packing supplies, free insurance, and free pick-up from a resident’s spring room and delivery directly to their new room when they return in August. Additionally, Collegeboxes provides storage for refrigerators, bicycles, futons, and most student residential items that may be difficult to pack. Collegeboxes has exclusive rights to provide storage and shipping of residential items; other companies will not be authorized to market, solicit, or provide this service on campus. In addition, all storage pods and containers are prohibited on campus. For more information on storage and shipping options please visit Collegeboxes at www.collegeboxes.com or (866) BOX-IT-UP.

 
 

Microwave/Refrigerator Rental Return

Collegiate Concepts will be coordinating the pickup of rental MicroFridge units durintg the week of May 8, 2017. Residents are asked to empty his/her unit, clean and unplug it, and leave it in the room ready for pick-up.
 
 
 

Summer Housing

Summer housing is still available for CUA students. Additional information can be found here. Current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to be eligible for summer housing. For continuous stay from your spring assignment to your summer assignment, please visit our transition page. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the Washington, DC area during the summer months. Information on summer internships is available in the Office of Career Services and on the Career Services website.