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Document Number: RESLIFE--108 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/09/2011

General Description

Check-out policy for residence halls


Delineation of policy



Responsibility: Executive VP
Residence Life
Executive Director of Facilities and Safety

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

Loss of privilege, student

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Policy Provisions


Students moving out of a residence hall must officially check-out. All students will do an express check-out from the residence halls. All personal possessions must be removed from the room before you check-out. Improper check-out will result in a $25 fine.


Things to check when moving out:

· Remove tape, nails, etc., from walls, doors, ceilings, windows, desks, shelves, dressers, etc.

· Empty and clean closets, cabinet and drawers.

· Empty trash cans. Large items must be taken by residents to an off-campus site for disposal.

· Clean your floor.

· Debunk/unloft beds

· Personal property left in the room or residence hall after the closing of school in the spring or following withdrawal or graduation becomes property of Cumberland University and will be disposed of at the discretion of the University.


Fines will be assessed for any item/room left in an unacceptable state according to the Director of Residence Life. For a copy of the fine schedule, please contact the Director of Residence Life.


Residence halls close at 5pm on the last day of finals. Exceptions to this policy will be made on an individual basis by the Office of Residence Life and will be subject to a $25 guest fee per night. All requests for exceptions must be made by 5pm, seven days prior to the last day of finals. Students who are violating College or residence hall policies once their academic requirements are complete will be asked to leave the halls immediately. This policy includes graduating seniors and students approved to stay late.


Graduating seniors are allowed to stay in the residence halls until 10 am on the Sunday following graduation. Seniors who are still here after 10 am will be charged an automatic $25 improper check-out fee. For every half hour after 10 am that students have not checked-out there will be an additional $25 charged for guest fees. All campus policies are still in effect throughout the weekend. Anyone deemed to be causing a problem will be asked to leave immediately.


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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs

Executive VP

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