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Housing & Dining Programs May 2014 2014 Important Dates Wednesday, April 30 – Tuesday, May 6 Spring Final Examinations 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 at 8:00am* Monday, May 12 Residence Halls close at Noon for Graduating Seniors *Summer students registered to check-in to summer housing on May 11 will have the option to stay in their spring space until that day, when they will be asked to transition to their summer space

Dear Campus Residents, Another academic year comes to a close! While I am sure you are excited to wrap up the spring semester and begin your summer plans, there are several important things to remember in order to finish the semester successfully. I encourage you to donate to Project Move-Out, an excellent event for the AU community to give back to local DC charities. You can find more information on that event within this newsletter. 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 Best wishes for concluding the spring semester! Chris Moody Assistant Vice President Housing & Dining Programs

Flushington Post Reader Survey This semester, the Wellness Center was pilot-testing the Flushington Post. This is your chance to let them know what you think! Do you like it? Do you have ideas for topics or how it can be improved? Did you not see all editions? We want to know! Your feedback is extremely valuable as it will help to improve the program and it will provide the support needed to continue the initiative. Once you complete the five-minute survey, you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon or a $20 AU Bookstore gift card!! The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 2. Complete it today! Click here to take the survey: Confidentiality At the end of the survey, you will be asked to provide your name and email in order to enter you into the raffle. This information will be stored in a separate section of the survey and will NOT be tied to your responses. Thus, the reviewers of the survey will not be able to determine who provided the information.

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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).

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.

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?: 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. You can also check out our move-out infomation website here.

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 If you would like to set up an appointment for an individual consultation please email the Off-Campus & Guest Housing Coordinator at

2014 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.

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.

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May 2014 Newsletter