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Fall Check-out Frequently Asked Questions - University Residences

Fall Checkout FAQs for Students Living in University Residences

 

When do I need to move out of my University Residences housing?

Nearly all face-to-face instruction ends November 24, 2020, after which the remainder of the semester will be conducted remotely, including finals. While we know many of you will not return after Thanksgiving break, your housing contract extends through December 20, 2020. All students should plan to vacate the halls by December 20, 2020 at 12 p.m. unless they have a Winter Break Housing contractPlease make sure to follow all check-out procedures prior to departure.

What is the process for picking up my COVID-19 Test Kit prior to my departure?

A package containing your at-home Vault Health test kit is available for pickup on or before the day you depart for winter break. Please bring your PUID card with you to pick up your test kit from your assigned hall mailroom: 

If you live in: Cary, Hilltop, Owen, Tarkington and Wiley - pick up at Cary Quad

If you live in: Hawkins, Purdue Village and URBA locations - pick up at Hawkins

If you live in: Earhart, First Street, Harrison, Hillenbrand, McCutcheon & Shreve - pick up at Hillenbrand 

If you live in: Griffin Halls, Honors, Meredith, Meredith South and Windsor Halls - pick up at Honors

The mailrooms are closed Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26), so please plan accordingly.

Do NOT open or use this test at this time. Please keep it safe and leave it sealed until you prepare to return to campus in January. The kit includes instructions on how to complete the on-demand supervised test with a Vault Health practitioner within 14 days before your scheduled arrival on campus for the spring semester. 

To help ensure the safety of all residents, picking up your return-to-campus COVID-19 test kit will be one of your residence hall move-out steps for the fall semester. After you depart, your door swipe access will be deactivated until you return for the spring semester. If you need to return to your room for any reason during semester break, please go to the front office to gain access.  

Additional information about return-to-campus testing is available online. Please note: If you are staying in University Residences over Winter Break, you should NOT pick up a COVID-19 test kit; instructions will be shared in the coming weeks. Please be sure to monitor the Protect Purdue website and your Purdue email for instructions. 

What is the process for leaving campus for the fall semester if I live in a traditional residence hall?

Students should check out before leaving campus at the main office of your assigned residence hall. After checkout, your door swipe access will be deactivated until you return after break. Any student spaces that are not registered with residents staying over winter break will be checked once vacated to ensure the following checklist has been completed:  

  • Empty all trash and recyclable items from your room.
  • Unplug all items in room.
  • Clean and defrost refrigerator and leave door open. Make sure there is no standing water after defrosting and place a towel to catch any drips in case of scheduled or unforeseen power outages.
  • Close and lock windows.
  • Remove hallway decorations. 
  • Leave curtains open (except in ground-level rooms).
  • Take valuables, plants and fish home.
  • Place room temperature on lowest setting.
  • Take key with you as well as passport, PUID and any other items you will need over break. 
  • Check mailbox and pick up any packages. 
    • If you are returning for spring semester, be sure to pick up your Return to Campus COVID-19 Test Kit.
    • The test kit pick-up locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. 
  • Close and lock door.
I live in a traditional (non-APARTMENT) residence hall. May I stay on campus over break (December 21, 2020 – January 11, 2021)?

If you are planning on staying in your room over Winter Break, you’ll need to register in the housing portal and acknowledge the additional housing charge of $500 for the period of Monday, December 21, 2020 – Monday, January 11, 2021 at 8 a.m.  An optional meal plan can also be purchased for $450. The portal can be found at https://housing.purdue.edu/portal. No refunds will be offered after November 24, 2020.

What is the process for leaving campus for the fall semester if I live in an apartment?

We ask that you take the following steps before departing for semester break:

  • Empty all trash and recyclable items from your apartment.
  • Unplug all items.
  • Clean refrigerator.
  • Be aware that during prolonged vacations there may be unforeseen power outages that may impact appliances left plugged in.
  • Close and lock windows. Leave curtains open (except in ground-level rooms).
  • Take valuables, plants and fish home.
  • Take key with you as well as passport, PUID and any other items you will need over break. 
  • Check your mailboxes.
  • Close and lock door.
  • If you are returning for spring semester, be sure to pick up your Return to Campus COVID-19 Test Kit.
  • The test kit pick-up locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. 
I live in an apartment in University Residences. May I stay on campus over break (December 21, 2020 – January 11, 2021)

If you are planning to stay in your apartment over Winter Break, we ask that you register in the housing portal to do so. This allows us to know who is present during break in the case of an emergency. No charge will be assessed for staying, as this is part of your apartment contracted rate. However, if you opt to sign up for a meal plan during Winter Break, there will be a $450 charge. The portal can be found at  https://housing.purdue.edu/portal.

May I have guests assist me with move-out?

Please remember that off-campus guests are not allowed on resident floors or in residential apartments as you leave for Winter Break. This is for the health and safety of all students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For those staying over winter break, additional information on the 2020-2021 University Residence Guest Policy is posted here.