Tufts Student Life
Spring 2023 closing information
 March 20, 2023
Dear Parents and Families,
To help you and your student plan for the end of the spring semester, I am forwarding the following message that was sent to students last week with information about move out, storage and shipping, summer housing, and more.
If you have questions, please contact studentservices@tufts.edu.
All the best,

Carole McFall
Family Engagement, AS&E


Good afternoon!

We hope that you’re having a good semester and looking forward to time off soon. Please review the important information below and make plans for move out and summer break accordingly.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at studentservices@tufts.edu.

Spring Room Changes
The last day to submit a room change request for the spring 2023 semester is Sunday, April 9. Room change requests submitted after April 9 will not be considered.

24 Hour Quiet Hours
To foster a campus environment conducive to studying and preparing for the final exam period, 24-Hour quiet hours will start in the residence halls at 11 p.m. on Monday, May 1 and continue until the residence halls close at noon on Saturday, May 13.

Move Out 
Students who are not graduating in May are required to move out 24 hours after their last final exam or by noon on Saturday, May 13, whichever comes first. Graduating students are required to move out by noon on Monday, May 22. Please plan accordingly when making travel arrangements.

Students who do not complete the check-out process and vacate by the deadlines noted above will be charged a $150 improper check out fee and an additional $50 per day for each additional day they are on campus. The residence halls are used throughout the summer, so our facilities, custodial, and operations teams all rely on you to check out on time to do their work.

Extended Stay
Some students have extenuating circumstances that require them to extend their stay on campus past May 13. If you are participating in a Tufts program that requires you to stay on campus after May 13, your program leader will communicate with the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) regarding your extended stay. Please do not complete an extended stay request form; please confirm with your program leader that you were included on the list they sent to ORLL.

Students who are part of the following groups should NOT submit an extended stay request:
Graduating students
Resident Assistants
Student athletes competing in a spring varsity sport
Tufts in Tailliores
Hillel Birthright
Pre-Orientation Coordinators
Dining student staff 
Alumni Engagement student staff
Conference & Event Services student staff
Students who are COVID+ isolating in situ
Summer Housing Residents* 

*Summer housing residents will need to submit a housing application through the Housing Portal or Slate. Please continue to check your Tufts email for more detailed information.

If you do not see your Tufts program listed above, please contact your program leader and ask them to contact ORLL.

If you need to request an extended stay but are not participating in a Tufts program, please submit an Extended Stay Request form through your Housing Portal by on Tuesday, April 18. Requests will be reviewed by ORLL staff and approved or denied. Approved requests received after on Tuesday, April 18 will incur a $50 late fee.

Tufts Facilities and Office of Sustainability are here to help make move-out easier and more eco-friendly! They will have stations set up around campus where you can easily recycle waste and donate usable clothing, books, electronics, room décor, and more. Donated items will be given to Tufts students and community members that need them. Details will be added to this move-out waste webpage as move-out approaches. We encourage you to start sorting what you will keep, donate, and recycle early to make moving out easy!

Please look for opportunities to swap clothing and other items in your residence hall between now and move out. Swapping clothing and other items with friends and roommates helps reduce waste during move out! 

Storage & Shipping
Tufts University is working with Dorm Room Movers to provide storage and shipping options to residential students. Please visit Tufts’ Dorm Room Movers page for more information about packing, pick up, delivery, and cost.

Summer Housing

If you are applying for summer housing because you are taking a summer course at Tufts or because you will be employed by Tufts University, please submit a Summer Housing Application through your Housing Portal (via SIS) by Tuesday, April 18.

Students participating in an AS&E summer program other than coursework (e.g., summer scholars, VERSE, or other research programs) will submit a summer housing application through Slate upon email invitation from the coordinator of your summer program. If you’re participating in an AS&E summer special program, please continue to check your Tufts email for more information and specific instructions from your program coordinator or contact us at studentservices@tufts.edu.

If you have an off-campus summer internship and would like to live on campus, please complete an Intern Housing application: Intern Housing at Tufts University by Monday, May 1.

If you’re staying on campus for the summer, please consider that you will have to move from your spring housing assignment to your summer housing assignment on Tuesday, May 23. Please plan travel, work, and other commitments accordingly. ORLL staff, Residential Facilities, and C&W cleaners commit a significant effort to planning and executing the transition from spring to summer housing and need your full cooperation when it is time to move from your spring to summer housing.

If you’re staying on campus for the summer and cannot move from your spring to summer assignment on May 23, please move out completely by noon on May 13.

Employment Opportunities
Residential Life is hiring Operations Assistants for summer 2023! Operations Assistants will be paid an hourly rate, provided housing in Sophia Gordon Hall, and provided lunch during their work shifts. More information is available on the ORLL Student Staff page. Applications are due on Friday, March 31.

Returning in Fall 2023
Continuing students who have a fall housing assignment can move in starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 3. Please check ORLL’s Move In page regularly over the summer and plan your travel accordingly. More information about early arrival options will be available over the summer; please continue to check your Tufts email.

If you have questions about move out or summer housing, please email: studentservices@tufts.edu
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