Residence Life News Spring 2017

Meredith Residence Life shares important reminders for students and families about signing up for housing for the fall, and move out instructions for this semester.

Information for the Class of 2020:  Sophomores (second year on campus) are required to live on campus or commute from the home of their parents per the Meredith College residency requirement regardless of how many hours they have completed.

Complete housing sign-up information is online. Residents are encouraged to read through the information carefully to understand the process and deadlines.

To sign up for a space on campus in an apartment or residence hall, each student signing up MUST have either her $200 security deposit for the Oaks or $150 advance room fee for the residence halls. The security deposit and advance room fee are non-returnable and non-refundable. Preferred method of payment is by check (cannot be a starter check). *The $150 advance room fee will be waived for students who have need-based financial assistance. Residents who do not need to bring the advance room fee will be notified by email prior to Spring Break. The apartment security deposit cannot be waived.

Housing Sign-up Timeline

February 15   Return sign-up information available online and Housing Intent emailed to students

February 24   Housing Intent due to the Office of Residence Life by noon

February 28   Documentation for special housing accommodations due to the Counseling Center by 5 p.m.

March 24      Special accommodation housing sign-ups from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Office of Residence Life

March 27      Housing sign-up, Kresge Auditorium 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rising seniors and rising juniors (see lottery list for times)

March 29      Housing sign-up, Kresge Auditorium 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rising sophomores (see lottery list for times)

April 7          Requests to move off campus due to the Office of Residence Life by 5 p.m. to avoid the $500 contract break fee

End of the Semester Closing
It may seem like the semester just started but it’s never too early to think about the end of the semester!  It is important that all residents make their move out plans before the last minute. Below is some helpful information for parents to know. Residents will be receiving move-out and end of the semester information in early April.

For residents in Vann, Stringfield, Faircloth and Brewer, if they have lofted, bunked or otherwise repositioned their bedsprings on the end and foot boards, they need to re-set their beds to the sixth rung from the bottom. This is required to be done by Reading Day so that when the resident is ready to check out after finals, she does not have to worry about re-setting her bed to the proper height. Each resident who has lofted her bed is responsible for taking it down and putting the loft pieces in the storage closet.

Other tips for move out include beginning to recycle items such as old notebooks and sorting items that can be donated. Taking home in advance clothing that is not needed and winter items is helpful, too.

Move-out schedule
The last scheduled final is on Thursday, May 11. All residents are encouraged to move-out of their residence hall room within 24-hours of their last exam. This allows residents who have finals later in the week to study and not be distracted by residents who are finished with finals.

Freshman deadline for moving out is Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m.

Upperclass residents who are not participating in graduation (Chorale, Orchestra, etc.) should be moved out by Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m.

Seniors in the residence halls and residents participating in graduation should be moved out by Sunday, May 14 at 12 p.m. All residence halls close at 12 noon on Sunday, May 14.

Seniors in the Oaks will have specific move-out information provided in the next few weeks. The last day to move out of the Oaks as a graduating senior is May 19.

Oaks Summer Billing Reminder
Residents of the Oaks who are not graduating are responsible for their summer rent as the Rental Agreement is for 12 months. There are three billing cycles for the Oaks:  Fall, Spring, and Summer. The summer rent bills will be sent to residents in April and the full summer rent amount is due by June 1.

Questions?  Residents can talk to their Resident Assistant or Residence Director. Residence Life can be contacted via email For Oaks questions, contact Rebekah Gardner, Apartment Manager, at

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330