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December 10, 2009
By Rebecca Howard
As final projects are turned in, finals are completed and the semester comes to a close, most students have celebration and relaxation on their minds. However, before you leave for home, there are a few things you should consider. By following these tips, you can insure that you will have a safe trip home, and that your belongings will be safe when you return in January.
Students living on campus are required to leave the residence halls no later than Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. The last meal at the dining halls will be served at 2 p.m. that Friday. The residence halls will reopen for spring semester on Jan. 14 at 8 a.m.
Because the residence halls will be closed for the duration of winter break, students must make sure to do these tasks before leaving:
If you plan to leave for break, you should take some precautions to make sure your residence will be safe while you are away. It is recommended that you give the impression you have not left.
Students living in homes, either rented or owned, should remember to have their sidewalks adjacent to their property shoveled and cleared within 24 hours of a snow fall.
Students who plan to leave during break should make an arrangement with a neighbor, friend or a snow removal service. More information regarding the city ordinance can be found on the Off-Campus Life website.
Students traveling home for break should keep winter safety in mind. Students should let their family know their travel itinerary and planned routes of travel in case of emergency. According to Weather.com, those who are driving long distances should keep a winter safety kit in their car that includes: