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Guide to Campus Living - Moving In/Checking Out


Moving in:

First-Year Students

  • Move-in day (Maine Hello) for all first-year and new students is Friday, August 29, 2014.
  • A mailing will go out to all students in early August with more information, including assigned arrival time slots, maps with specific routes to take for each hall, and more information.
  • Please arrive at your designated time slot and follow campus signage.
  • The student will need to have a valid state ID or MaineCard in order to check in at the hall’s front desk.
  • Volunteers will be available on Maine Hello (between 8:00am and 4:00pm) to assist with unloading your vehicles.
  • Unloaded cars will be asked to immediately move to the appropriate parking lots.
  • Please label your belongings with your name, hall and room number.

Transfer Students

  • New transfer students entering UMaine this fall may choose to move into their fall residence hall assignments either on Maine Hello (Friday, August 29) between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm or with returning students on Monday, September 1 between the hours of 10:00am and 7:00pm.  Please note that move-in assistance is only provided during Maine Hello.

Returning Students

  • Returning students may move into their assigned halls on Monday, September 1 between 10:00am and 7:00pm.

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What to bring for your room:

  • A cart or dolly for move-in day.
  • Bedding (mattress pad, comforter, pillow, sheets, etc) for a “Twin XL” bed, which is 80″ long.
  • Crates or closest organizers.
  • Toiletries.
  • Towels.
  • Shower shoes (flip flops work great!).
  • Shower caddy (to use going to and from the community bathroom with).
  • Laundry hamper.
  • Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cleaning supplies.
  • Power strips that are 15 amp UL approved surge protectors or 3-pronged extension cords.
  • Electronics Permitted: stereo, TV, video game equipment, and computers.
  • One refrigerator or Microfridge unit (see Microfridge Units) per room.
  • Alarm clock.
  • First aid kit for personal use.
  • Small kitchen items (plates, cups, bowls).
  • Decorations (please see our Fire Safety Regulations section).
  • UL certified fans.
  • Up to a 10-gallon fish tank if bringing a fish (this is the only permitted pet).
  • Desk lamp (without a halogen bulb).
  • Prescription medication.
  • Flashlight, with extra batteries.
  • Landline phone (to use as a back up to your cell phone).

What to discuss sharing with your roommate:

  • Carpets.
  • Television and DVD/Blu-ray player.
  • Microfridge unit or small refrigerator (Only one permitted per room, none permitted in DTAV/Patch.  In Colvin suites, each bedroom may have their own microfridge or small refrigerator.).
  • Any additional furnishings (futon, etc).

What we provide:

In a double or single room*, each student will receive:

  • A bed and mattress (mattresses are 80″ long and will need Twin XL bedding, which can be purchased at many stores)
  • A desk and desk chair
  • A bureau/dresser
  • A closet unit, typically with a bar, hooks and upper shelf
  • Bookshelves (usually built-in)
  • Ethernet/internet hook-up (we do not provide cords)

For each room* we provide:

  • A trashcan and recycling bin
  • Blinds for the window
  • Land-line phone hook-up (we do not provide phones or cords)
  • Cable hook-up (we do not provide cable cords)
  • We also have wireless in all residence halls and academic buildings
  • Smoke detectors and sprinkler system

*Students in temporary housing will not necessarily receive all items listed here.  Please contact Housing Services at 207-581-4580 for more information.

Other amenities:

  • All residential rooms have a corresponding mailbox in the main lobby of their building
  • At each front desk students can check out items such as vacuums, brooms, trash bags, board games, snow shovels, etc.
  • Most buildings will also have all of the following: laundry rooms with washers and dryers, study lounges (on most floors), a public TV lounge, gaming items (pool tables, ping pong tables), a recycling room, bike racks (outside) and bike rooms (inside)

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What NOT to bring for your room — Prohibited items:

The items on this list are prohibited in order to maintain the safety and comfort of all persons who are living in our residence halls.

  • Amplifiers, large speakers, subwoofers, or other large sound systems.
  • Halogen lamps and/or octopus lamps.
  • Neon signs.
  • Any appliance with an open flame, coil or hotplate.
  • Cooking appliances other than Microfridge microwaves are not prohibited in the residence halls, except in DTAV/Patch (on-campus apartments). This includes, but is not limited to: toasters, toaster ovens, induction cook stoves (Nu Wave), George Forman grills, electric frying pans, rice steamers, grills, camp cook stoves, crockpots, etc.
  • Candles or incense. (Decorative candles are permitted so long as no evidence of burning exists.  Any burnt wicks, or the actual burning of candles will result in a student conduct referral).
  • Flammable items—charcoal, lighter fluid, gas, fireworks/fire crackers/sparklers.
  • Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, e-cigarettes or anything else that would violate our smoke-free, tobacco-free campus policy.
  • Space heaters and/or air conditioners.
  • Personal lofts, water beds, wall TV mounts, or any furniture or decorative item that requires bolting or nailing into the walls.
  • Firearms, including BB guns, airsoft guns, and martial arts equipment. (These items may be stored at the University of Maine Police Department.)
  • Pets, except fish in a 10-gallon or smaller tank.

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If you decide to leave the university mid-year:

(1)  Notify a residence hall staff member (RA, ACC, CC) that you are checking-out of your room (if you are approved to change rooms, are withdrawing, are being relocated, or are canceling your housing contract).

(2)  Remove all belongings.

(3)  Clean and arrange your side of the room neatly so it is ready for a new occupant.

(4)  Be on time to your check out appointment with an RA or hall staff member.

(5)  Turn in your metal room or mail key if applicable. MaineCard access will be removed after you check out.

(6)  Change your mailing address directly with friends, family and companies.

* Failure to check out correctly may result in fees and/or charges to your student account for: improper check out, key replacement, removal of personal belongings (per hour charge), disposal of property, room cleaning (per hour charge), etc. so please be sure to follow these procedures.

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Check-out procedures at the end of a semester or at the end of the academic year:

>     With the exception of students registered in continuous housing, all students are expected to leave the residence halls within 24 hours of their last exam or 5:00 p.m. on the last day of December exams, whichever comes first.  At the end of the academics year, any student not approved to stay late must be checked out of the residence halls by 5:00pm on on the last day (Friday) of exams.

>     In December, students in continuous living halls who are not returning for the spring semester must also move out 24 hours after the last exam or by 5:00 p.m. on the last day (Friday) of exams- whichever comes first.

>     At the end of the spring semester, students may register and be approved to remain for graduation if they are graduating or have a part in the graduation ceremony such as an usher or band member.  Please contact Housing Services for more information.

>     See Summer Housing options for spring to summer term information

(1) Make a check out appointment with a residence hall staff member, or sign up in advance for Express Check Out (May closing only).

(2) Remove all belongings from your room.

(3) Clean and arrange your side of the room neatly so it is ready for a new occupant.

(4) Be on time for your check out appointment with an RA or hall staff, or sign your Express Check Out card/envelope and place it securely in your mailbox with your metal room key if applicable (DTAV and Patch Hall residents should deposit their Express Check Out envelopes in the labeled outgoing mail slot). MaineCard access will be removed after you leave.

(5) Change your mailing address on MaineStreet if appropriate, and directly with friends, family and companies.

* Failure to check out correctly may result in fees and/or charges to your student account for: improper check out, key replacement, removal of personal belongings (per hour charge), disposal of property, room cleaning (per hour charge), and more, so please be sure to follow these procedures.

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Updated 7/16/2014

 


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