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Spring 2018 Residence Life Updates

By Heidi LeCount, Director of Residence Life

Residence Hall Courtyard

Meredith’s Office of Residence Life shares housing sign up information that parents and students need to know to prepare for the 2018-19 academic year, as well as the end of the current Spring 2018 semester.

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

Residency Requirement reminder:  Students in their first and second years at Meredith College are required to live on campus for the 2018-19 academic year regardless of the number of hours completed.   

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 $150.00 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 14    Return sign-up information available online and Housing Intent emailed to students
  • February 23   Housing Intent due to the Office of Residence Life by 12 noon
  • February 23   Documentation for special housing accommodations due to Disability Services by 5 p.m. for any students who is not already certified with Disability Services
  • March 23        Special accommodation housing sign-ups, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in 214 Harris  
  • 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. Residents will be receiving move-out and end of the semester information in early April, but the information below may be of use to parents.

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 clothing that is not needed and winter items is helpful, too.

Move-out schedule

The last scheduled final is on Wednesday, May 9.  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 11 at 2 p.m.
  • Upperclass residents who are not participating in graduation (Chorale, Orchestra, etc.) should be moved out by Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m.
  • Seniors in the residence halls and residents participating in graduation should be moved out by Sunday, May 13 at 12 p.m.  All residence halls close at 12 noon on Sunday, May 13.
  • 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 18.

Oaks Summer Billing Reminder

Residents of the Oaks who are not graduating are responsible for their summer rent because 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 reslife@meredith.edu.  For Oaks questions, contact Rebekah Gardner, Apartment Manager at rsgardner@meredith.edu.


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