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What to Do Before Leaving for Winter Break


The residence halls will close on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10 AM for winter break, with the exception of Hilltopper and Rodes Harlin Halls.

 

All residence halls will reopen on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 8 AM.

 


 

Select the instructions that apply to you:

1. Register for the Spring Semester 

Make sure you have your spring class schedule before you leave for the break. If you need to register, the Academic and Career Development Center has walk-in advisors available to help you.

The Academic and Career Development Center is located in the Downing Student Union in room 2141 and is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

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2. Prepare Your Room for the Break

Please complete the closedown procedures listed below before you leave for the break:

  1. Defrost and unplug refrigerator. Prop door open to prevent mold and mildew build-up. Make sure the refrigerator is clean and dry.

  2. Unplug all electrical equipment including computers, aquariums, stereos, televisions, etc.

  3. Ensure that items are moved away from the heating unit. The filter will be changed.

  4. Wash dishes.

  5. Take all trash to the compactor. Clean out your trash can. 

  6. According to the type of thermostat in your room, set the room temperature to 65 degrees and the fan speed in auto -OR- at halfway between blue and red with the fan speed on low.

  7. Close and lock windows.

  8. Turn off your room lights. 

  9. Lock the door. 

  10. Sign the form on your door and check out at the front desk. Make sure you have all your important items and documents (prescriptions, IDs, etc.

You do NOT need to remove all of your belongings from your room during Winter Break. Only remove all of your belongings if you plan on checking out and are not returning in the Spring Semester. 

If/when you leave for the holidays, please do the following:

  1. Defrost and unplug refrigerator. Prop door open to prevent mold and mildew build-up. Make sure the refrigerator is clean and dry.

  2. Unplug all electrical equipment including computers, aquariums, stereos, televisions, etc.

  3. Ensure that items are moved away from the heating unit. The filter will be changed.

  4. Wash dishes.

  5. Take all trash to the compactor. Clean out your trash can. 

  6. According to the type of thermostat in your room, set the room temperature to 65 degrees and the fan speed in auto -OR- at halfway between blue and red with the fan speed on low.

  7. Close and lock windows.

  8. Turn off your room lights. 

  9. Lock the door. 

  10. Sign the form on your door and check out at the front desk. Make sure you have all your important items and documents (prescriptions, IDs, etc.

If you are leaving WKU Housing permanently at the end of the fall semester, complete the "Intent to Vacate" form in the WKU Housing Portal as soon as possible and HRL staff will contact you with instructions:

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 Last Modified 1/18/22