End of Year Closing 2019

Thank you for making Rutgers Residence Life your home on the banks this academic year. We hope that you found your stay with us was memorable, fun, and supportive.

Students staying in 9-month residence halls and apartments should be prepared to depart from their space on Thursday, May 16 at 10 a.m.  Card ID access will be de-activated at this time.

Rutgers University Residence Life requires that students vacate their space within 24 hours of their last final exam. If students complete their finals prior to May 16, we expect that students will make arrangements to move out according to their exam schedule.

While housing closes for most residential students, any out of state, international graduating senior, or any graduating senior with a hardship that prevents them from going home and then returning for graduation ceremonies may move to pre-summer or senior days housing for this purpose.

Senior Days Housing

Graduating seniors who plan on staying in on-campus housing during Senior Days will be permitted to stay in their current residence for the duration of the exam period. During this time, seniors are expected to continue to adhere to residence hall policies and not serve as a distraction for other students preparing for final exams. Learn more information about eligibility and how to apply for Senior Days Housing.

Pre-Summer and Summer Session Housing

Graduating seniors and summer residents who plan on staying in on-campus housing after closing must apply. Learn more about dates, rates, and locations of Summer Session Housing.

General Closing Procedures

(Micro) Fridge/Kitchen
Please unplug, defrost, and clean your (micro)fridge. In apartments, please wipe down and empty all appliances, drawers, and cabinets.

Walls, Windows, and Doors
Remove personal items from these areas. Please use caution when removing adhesives from walls to avoid damage to paint and other surfaces. Remember to close windows, open blinds, and lock your doors before departure.

Furniture
All university issued furniture should be accounted for prior to your departure. Please return furniture to its original location. Remove or properly dispose of personal furniture items, (rugs, futons, chairs, etc.). Residence Life cannot store belongings during the summer months.

Cleaning
Remove all personal items from your room. Floors and furniture surfaces should be cleaned.

Billing and Fees
Institutional Planning and Operations may assess a cleaning fee for those rooms left in bad condition, have sustained damage, or have missing furniture or appliances. To avoid fees, we advise that you leave your space in its move-in condition.

Report Facilities Concerns
Report maintenance issues prior to moving out.

Quiet Hours
24-hour Quiet Hours are in effect during reading days and exam periods. During this time, all residents are expected to continue to adhere to residence hall policies and not serve as a distraction for other students preparing for final exams.

Campus Key Return Information

  • Complete the form on the provided key return envelope in its entirety.
  • Place your key(s) inside the envelope and securely seal the envelope.
  • After a key is returned, keys are process via our online checkout system. You will receive an email notification confirming that you have been officially checked out. Keep this receipt for your records.
  • Residents will be assessed a $70 term bill fee per key for any keys that are not returned by Thursday, May 16.

Prior to the specific dates below, residents can return room key(s) to the Residence Life Office from Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Monday – Friday
    • 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Return key(s) directly to the Lynton South Tower residence life office
    • 5 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Return key(s) to the residence life office key drop box located in the vestibule area of the residence life office located directly between the outer and inner entrances of the office.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    • Return key(s) to the residence life office key drop box located in the vestibule area of the residence life office located directly between the outer and inner entrances of the office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Livingston Residence Life Office at (848) 445-4086 located at 70 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, in the Lynton Towers, South building.

Prior to the specific dates below, residents can return room key(s) to the Residence Life Office from Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12:
    • 8 p.m. – 12 midnight: Return key(s) to the RA/AA on duty
    • 12 midnight – 8:30 a.m.: Return key(s) to the PAL Building residence life office key drop box
  • Monday, May 13– Wednesday, May 15
    • 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Return key(s) to the PAL Building Residence Life Office
    • 8 p.m. – 12 midnight: Return key(s) to the RA/AA on duty
    • 12 midnight – 8:30 a.m.: Return key(s) to the PAL residence life office key drop box
  • Thursday, May 16:  Return key(s) directly to the PAL Building residence life office

If you have any questions, please contact the Cook/Douglass Residence Life Office at (848) 932-9363 located at the 45 Biel Road West, New Brunswick NJ, 08901 at the PAL Building.

Prior to the specific dates below, residents can return room key(s) to the Residence Life Office from Monday – Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12:
    • 8:30 a.m. – 12 midnight: Return key(s) to RA/AA on duty
    • 12 midnight – 8:30 a.m.: Return key(s) to the Clothier Hall residence life office key drop box
  • Monday, May 13– Wednesday, May 15
    • 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Return key(s) to the Clothier Hall residence life office
    • 8 p.m. – 12 midnight: Return key(s) to the RA/AA on duty
    • 12 midnight – 8:30am: Return key(s) to the Clothier Hall residence life office key drop box
  • Thursday, May 16:  Return key(s) directly to the Clothier Hall residence life office

If you have any questions, please contact the College Avenue Residence Life Office at (848) 932-7209 located at 590 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, at Clothier Hall.

Prior to the specific dates below, residents can return room key(s) to the Residence Life Office from Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Friday, May 10 – Thursday, May 16, please complete a key(s) return envelope, place your key(s) in the envelope, seal the envelope and drop your key(s) off at the following key drop locations:

 

If you are checking out of: Your key drop location is: 
B.E.S.T., Silvers Apartments, Barr, Allen, Mattia, & Metzger Busch Residence Life Office (55 Bevier Road)
Crosby, Thomas, Judson, Morrow, McCormick, & Winkler Suites McCormick Hall Main Entrance Area
Nichols & Richardson Apartments Richardson Laundry Building Entrance Area (across from the Richardson community center).

If you have any questions, please contact the Busch Residence Life Office at (848) 445-2561. The Busch Residence Life Office is located at 55 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 at Buell Apartments.