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Guide to Campus Living - Moving In/Checking Out


Moving in:

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

Returning Students

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What to bring for your room:

What to discuss sharing with your roommate:

What we provide:

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

For each room* we provide:

*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:

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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.

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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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Residence Life
311 Memorial Union
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-4801 | Fax: (207) 581-4255E-mail: gwendolyn.reed@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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