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Housing & Dining Programs april 2014 2014 Important Dates Monday, April 21 Late Departure Requests Due at 5pm Sunday, April 27 Mandatory Closing Floor Meetings24 Hour Quiet Hours Begin Monday, April 28 Spring Classes End Tuesday, April 29 Spring Study Day, No Classes Wednesday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 6 Spring Final Examinations Saturday, May 3 Project Move Out from 9am-2pm in the Tavern Tuesday, May 6 Last Day Packages are Accepted at Residence Halls Wednesday, May 7 Residence Halls close at Noon for Undergraduate Students Saturday, May 10 – Sunday, May 11 Commencement Weekend Sunday, May 11 Summer Housing Opens Monday, May 12 Residence Halls close at Noon for Graduating Seniors

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Dear Campus Residents, Can you believe the end of the 2013-2014 academic year is almost here? I’m sure all of you are excited to finish the spring semester and begin your summer plans, but there are several important things to remember to conclude the semester successfully. The most helpful thing you can do during this hectic part of the year is to make note of important deadlines. Refer to the “Important Dates” column to the left and mark these down in your calendar to stay on top of your schedule. If you have any questions about what is written in this message, please contact your RA, your RD or the Main Office staff at 202-885-3370 or housing@american.edu. Sincerely, Chris Moody Assistant Vice President Housing & Dining Programs

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Mark your calendars! Each week in April, a different EagleBucks merchant will be offering a special when you use EagleBucks at their location! Make sure to follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for the specials. April 14-20: Robek’s- 20% off purchase of regular/large smoothie or fresh juice April 21-27: Wingo’s- 20% off order if you use EagleBucks (must mention promotion) April 28-May 4: Cava Grille- Free housemade seasonal juice

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Housing & Dining Programs End of Semester Move-Out Information While it is hard to imagine packing up your belongings to prepare for move out, a little planning can go a long way. Keep the following things in mind as the end of the semester approaches.

Plan Your Move-Out Arrangements: The

residence halls will close at 12pm on Wednesday, May 7 for undergraduate students (or 24 hours after your last exam, whichever occurs first). Make sure to notify your RA of your departure date as soon as you know.

Mandatory Closing Floor Meetings: Your RA

will be hosting a very important mandatory meeting with your floor on Sunday, April 27 that will cover a number of move-out requirements. Your RA will review all of the important information on how to check-out of the residence hall and avoid damage/improper check-out costs.

Packages: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 will be the last day that mail and packages are accepted for Spring 2014 resident students. Any packages not picked up from the residence hall front desks by Wednesday, May 7 at 12pm will be returned to the package sender. Be on the look-out for information from Mail Services in the coming days about forwarding your US Postal Service mail. Requests for Late Departure: If your situation requires you to stay in the residence halls for any time after 12pm on Wednesday, May 7, you must complete a “Request for Late Departure Form� online at our website for consideration. All requests must be submitted prior to 5pm on Monday, April 21.

Project Move-Out: As you start planning your

move out of your residence hall room, team up with Housing & Dining Programs, Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability for our 4th Annual Project Move-Out! Students are welcomed to donate unopened food, toiletries, clothing, electronics, office supplies, small furniture items and small kitchen appliances. All items benefit local DC charities. Collection units will be placed on each floor of the residence halls starting May 2 through May 7; Cassell and Nebraska halls collection units will be out from May 2 through May 12.

Respect the Quiet Hours: 24-Hour Quiet Hours will begin on Sunday, April 27, so please remember to respect your community members when they are studying hard for finals.

MicroFridge Rentals: You will receive an email from the vendor on how to defrost and clean your MicroFridge before it is picked up. MicroFridge pick-ups will occur between May 7-May 9. Lockbox Rentals: If you have rented a lockbox for the 2013-2014 academic year, please make sure your unit is cleared of all personal belongings prior to pick-up. The vendor will be collecting all rented units between May 7- May 9. Want More Information?: The official resource for May 2014 Closing and Move-Out information will be sent to you via email and will be located on flyers posted in the residence halls beginning the second week of April. If you have questions after reading the information, please talk with your RA to make sure that you follow the proper steps for moving out of the residence halls.

Update: Residence Hall Association

RHA is getting ready to end the semester with a big finish! Join us for RHA's Annual Hall Wars Competition. The hall with the most participation at our events will receive a prize for their entire residence hall! Look out for us on the following days: April 13: RHA Day of Service April 19: Hall Wars Finale When: 12 pm- 2 pm When: 12 pm- 3 pm Where: The RHA Office (Across Where: The Quad Housing and Dining Offices in Join RHA on the Quad for some Anderson Hall) bouncy castle fun, carnival Join RHA to write letters to soldiers. Letters can also be snacks, games, music and more! dropped off to the office! For any questions/concerns/comments contact: rajita@aurha.org

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Housing & Dining Programs April2014 Live on Campus this Summer! If you’re thinking about taking summer courses, interning downtown or you simply just want to be in DC this summer, let us help you by making your summer housing arrangements! When you have decided that you definitely want campus housing, visit the summer housing website for more details on how to apply: american.edu/ocl/housing/summerstu denthousing.cfm. This year, summer housing for AU students is available from May 12 –August 10. If you have questions after visiting our website, please email the Summer Housing Staff at summerhousing@american.edu. Students staying in summer housing will need to be checked out of their rooms by 12:00pm on Sunday, May 11. If you have registered for summer student housing, you may pick up your room keys beginning at 3:00pm on Sunday, May 11, 2014.

Summer Storage for AU Students Summer storage is a popular option for students looking for a way to store their belongings for the summer months. Housing and Dining Programs is pleased to partner with The UPS Store to provide safe and convenient storage for all AU students. The service is called AU Storage. The UPS Store has been on campus since 1987. They provide in-room delivery when students return in August. Stored student items are placed in a student's assigned room before they return to school. Their belongings will be the first thing they see when they open their dorm room door next semester! For more information about summer storage, please visit the AU Storage website.

Considering Moving Off-Campus? Each year, some students venture out into the city for off-campus housing which can be an intimidating and uneasy process for many. We have developed multiple web based off-campus housing resources, which include the Off-Campus Housing Guide and the Moving and Living Off-Campus Webinars to accommodate those with busy schedules. All of these resources can be found at american.edu/offcampushousing. If you would like to set up an appointment for an individual consultation please email the Off-Campus & Guest Housing Coordinator at offcampushousing@american.edu.

4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Anderson Hall Washington, DC 20016 (202) 885-3370 www.american.edu/housing housing@american.edu

Upcoming Off-Campus Workshops: April 15 3-4:30pm: Training with a representative from the Office of the Tenant Advocate on your rights as a tenant, what to look for when signing a lease. Letts Formal Lounge. April 16 1:30-3pm: Personal Safety Training Session with a representative from the Department of Public Safety. Letts Formal Lounge. April 17 4-6pm: Come meet with properties and apartment communities and find a great place to live at the Off-Campus Housing Fair! The Tavern.

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April 2014 Newsletter