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Specific Graduation Day Info


Schedule Your Check-out on Housebook – On Saturday, May 12, check-outs will be done between 1:30 – 8:00 pm.  On Sunday, May 13 check-outs will be done from 9:00 – 11:00 am.  Check-outs on Sunday are by exception only.


You MUST sign up for a check-out appointment by May 2

Housebook by clicking on ‘Check-out Sign-up’ in the left margine.


Cleaning Expectation – You and your roommates should divide the cleaning responsibilities so that the last person to leave is not left with all the cleaning responsibilities. A cleaning checklist can be found on your floor/seciton bulletin board and on the door tag you will receive from your RA.


Traffic – On graduation day, you should anticipate long traffic lines and parking will be limited.  We strongly encourage seniors to pack their vehicles prior to commencement to expedite the moving process. 



Important Dates

April 24 & 25  - Current storage items must be removed, 7-9 pm

May 4 – 8 – Items may be placed in summer storage, 7-9 pm

May 2 - Last day of classes

May 3 - Reading Day

          Extended Stay Forms Due

 24 hour quiet hours begin, 8:00 pm

 Last day to sign-up for a check-out appointment

May 4 – 9 – Final Exams

May 10– Residence Halls & Apartments close at Noon for non-grads

May 12 – Commencement;  Check-out from 1:30 - 8:00 pm

May 13 – Halls & Apts. close for Academic Year, 11 am


August 23– New and transfer students arrive

August 26 – 28 – Upper-class students can move in

August 28 – Classes Begin, 8 am



Potential Consequences

These are the things we’d rather not implement, but the reality is Messiah College is a good-sized school and we don’t have time to clean up after 2,000+ students.   Our expectations are outlined in this booklet and if you fail to do what is expected, these are the consequences you may face:


Leaving items in storage after April 30 – Items will be donated to Goodwill. (You may take items out of storage Tuesday, April 24th and Wednesday, April 25th from 7-9pm  by contacting the RA on duty.)


Being late for your check-out appointment – you will need to sign up for the next available check-out slot.   The second time you’ll be charged $25


Failure to check-out - $50


Common Area Damages – charges are divided among all residents of floor or section unless one or more people take responsibility for the damage.


Damage to room or furniture – determined by RDs and Facility Services.  A list of furniture and repair costs is available in the Office of Residence Life. 


Leaving a dirty room or apartment - $10 - $160 to cover the cost of extra cleaning done by the Campus Events staff.


Lost Key - $60


Staying (non-graduates) more than 24 hours after your last final without approval OR (graduates) not being out of your room or apartment by 11 am on Sunday, May 13 – $75 for staying past the deadline plus $25 for every hour after that.



Visitation Hour


Same as normal.

Summer visitation hours (12 p.m. – 12 a.m.) begin Sunday, May 13



Your Last Meal is


Non-graduating students – Dinner on Tuesday, May 8

Extended Stay students – You or your sponsor will need to

            pay for your meals

Summer Workers – Summer meal plans begin May 9

Graduating Seniors – Continental Breakfast, Saturday, May 12 (for graduating seniors who have a spring semester meal plan may continue to use any remaining meals, Flex or Falcon Dollars between May 9 and 11.)


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