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Departure Form – Deadline: Friday March 27 @ 5PM

All residence hall students residing in Wadsworth, McNair, Douglass Houghton, Hillside, ICE house, and SDH MUST COMPLETE the Residence Hall Spring 2020 Departure Plan Form by Friday, March 27th at 5pm!

All residence hall students must complete the Departure Plan form (https://forms.gle/cKvjFQCoBJTiCy2f9) as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. You can select any of the departure dates available; however, to be eligible for the $1,100 residence hall credit (https://blogs.mtu.edu/covid-19/2020/03/18/residence-hall-credit/), you must depart on or before April 12, 2020. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact housing@mtu.edu and we can assist you. Students who choose to depart the residence halls should follow these guidelines to checkout properly (https://blogs.mtu.edu/housing/2020/03/20/covid-19-housing-information/).

Residence hall students moving out must adhere to the social distancing guidelines.

The executive order permits individuals to move to another home or place of residence. Residents planning to move off campus must follow these guidelines:
1) Each student cannot be assisted by more than two individuals who are not in the same residential housing facility as the student.
2) The individuals assisting with move-out may not have a temperature of 100.4F or higher, cough, trouble breathing, or otherwise feel ill.
3) The individuals assisting with move-out must adhere to social distancing at all times, except while jointly carrying a heavy object.

Please let us know if you have any questions at housing@mtu.edu .


COVID-19 Housing Update

Dear Michigan Tech Residence Hall students,

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through fast-moving developments with the State’s response to COVID-19. Earlier this morning, Governor Whitmer issued a ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order for the people of Michigan. 
(https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626–,00.html)

The Governor’s order allows students to travel to return to a home or place of residence from outside this state or to return to your home within the state of Michigan. You are strongly encouraged to return to your permanent residence, assuming you are permitted to do so based on your home country’s guidelines, have what you’ll need to continue with classes, and will be safe and healthy there.

Consistent with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, the University will now put in place the following measures to limit the spread of COVID-19:

Residence hall students are permitted to move out of the residence halls to another place of residence.

The executive order permits individuals to move to another home or place of residence. Residents planning to move off campus must follow these guidelines:
**Each student cannot be assisted by more than two individuals who are not in the same residential housing facility as the student.
**The individuals assisting with move-out may not have a temperature of 100.4F or higher, cough, trouble breathing, or otherwise feel ill.
**The individuals assisting with move-out must adhere to social distancing at all times, except while jointly carrying a heavy object.

All residence hall students residing in Wadsworth, McNair, Douglass Houghton, and Hillside MUST COMPLETE the Residence Hall Spring 2020 Departure Plan Form (https://forms.gle/xMt6wQpbsGiviJqo9) that was originally sent to you on Wednesday, March 18.

All residence hall students must complete the Departure Plan form as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST. You can select any of the departure dates available; however, to be eligible for the $1,100 residence hall credit, you must depart on or before April 12, 2020. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact housing@mtu.edu and we can assist you. Students who choose to depart the residence halls should follow these guidelines (https://blogs.mtu.edu/housing/2020/03/20/covid-19-housing-information/) to checkout properly.

Residents are prohibited from visiting other buildings and from having visitors
**Residents who choose to stay on campus are not permitted to visit residence halls other than their own.
**All non-Michigan Tech visitors/guests are prohibited from visiting resident students through the duration of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order (excluding the exception for those helping to move, mentioned above).
**Residents may not have guests that exceed the number of students currently assigned to a room (example: If there are two assigned beds in a room, only two individuals can be in the room at the same time).

Dining restrictions and front desk operations
**The Campus Cafe will be closed until further notice.
**Front desk operations will begin limiting their hours of operation for mail/package pickup.  Hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Front desks will also no longer be checking out equipment, with the exception of vacuums.

Practice social distancing and hygiene techniques

Resident students are required to continue practicing social distancing. Here are some important tips:
**It’s critically important students follow CDC guidelines to maintain proper hygiene (i.e., covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands thoroughly for 20 seconds). Fully detailed guidance can be found here.  (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention.html)
**Avoid congregating in social gatherings of 10 or more and in public venues.
**When socializing, attempt to keep a distance of about six feet from the nearest person.
**Properly dispose of personal trash such as tissues and disposable dining utensils that come into contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth.
**Avoid touching your face, nose, and mouth and rubbing your eyes.
**Refrain from personal contact to help stop the possible transmission of the virus and other illnesses.

Make sure to continuously check Michigan Tech’s COVID-19 website for updates

This continues to be a very fluid situation for the entire world, and you are encouraged to utilize Michigan Tech’s COVID-19 website (mtu.edu/covid-19) for updates and guidance on new developments. 

Regards,

Matthew Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


COVID-19 Housing Information

The email below was sent to all residence hall students on March 18, 2020.  

Dear Resident Student,
Earlier today, you received an email from Dean Gorman announcing Michigan Tech is offering all students living in the residence halls (including the ICE House) the option of receiving a credit of $1,100 if they check out of their room by 5 p.m. on April 12, 2020. 

Regardless of whether you take the credit and leave campus, we would like to know your plans for the remainder of the semester. We are asking ALL residence hall students to complete THIS FORM (https://forms.gle/q1A6nQHKPc2aky2A7) by Friday, March 27, 2020, at 5 p.m.

If you are planning to leave, please follow the steps below.

Departing Students Checkout Procedures

1) Complete the Residence Hall Spring 2020 Departure Plan form online: https://forms.gle/q1A6nQHKPc2aky2A7
2) Contact your RA and let them know you would like to check out. You should receive the Express Checkout form and blue Key Return envelope from your RA, but the Front Desk will also have these available.
3) Arrive on the date/time you selected on your departure plan.
4) Remove all belongings from your room.
5) Clean your room thoroughly and return the furniture to its original configuration.
6) Complete the Express Checkout form and fill out the blue Key Return envelope. Attach the form to the envelope and drop both off at the Front Desk. If the desk is closed, place them in the Misaddressed Mail slot at the desk. (Remember to check your mail before turning in your key!)

If you have extenuating circumstances and need assistance, please contact housing@mtu.edu .

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Matthew Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education


Residence Halls:  How to Return Your Key
Ideally, each resident should check out with their RA before they move out.  However, we know that some residence hall students moved all of their items out but did not check out or return the key.
If you removed all of your personal property from your residence hall room, but you did not check out with an RA, you can still mail your key back to Housing. 
If you will not be returning, please return your key using a stiff cardboard photo mailer envelope (not a padded bubble wrap paper envelope).  You will need to tape the key down inside the cardboard photo mailer, such as attaching it to a piece of a cereal box.  You don’t want the key to slide around inside the envelope.  When keys slide around or if you use a paper envelope and not a cardboard photo mailer, the key will rip out of the envelope on the post office mail sorting machinery.  It will not arrive back to Housing, and you would be charged for the lost key and lock change.  If you return the key using a stiff cardboard photo mailing envelope, this is the very best method.  It is not necessary to use special overnight delivery to return the key.
Residence halls affected include: Wadsworth Hall, McNair Hall, Douglass Houghton Hall, Hillside Place, ICE House, and the Sustainability House.

The address to send the key back to is:
Michigan Tech Housing Services
153 Wadsworth Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Questions?  Please contact Residence Education and Housing Services at 153 Wadsworth Hall, or email housing@mtu.edu, or call 906-487-2682.  We are open for business Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


Daniell Heights waiting list is available now

Are you over the age of 21, a graduate student, married, or have minor dependent children who live with you?  Have you considered living in Daniell Heights?  
The waiting list for Daniell Heights apartments is open now.  Current students are finishing their contract renewal by February 17.  If a student did not renew their apartment, these apartments will be available for students like you who put their names on the waiting list.
There is no fee for you to add your name to the Daniell Heights waiting list.  Offers will be sent to students using your Michigan Tech email address.  Housing plans to start sending offers to students February 21.  Offers will continue until all apartments are filled for the 2020-2021 school year.  New students are able to move in on August 15, 2020 for the start of the new 2020-2021 contract.  New contracts end on June 30, 2021, with an option to renew for an additional year available to students in February of each year.
The Daniell Heights waiting list application for students is available online here:https://www.mtu.edu/housing/options/graduate/daniell-heights/


Residence Hall Deadline

If you are a current student and you want to live in the residence halls for the 2020-2021 school year, the deadline to come to Housing Services (153 Wadsworth Hall) to sign a contract is Friday, February 28, 2020 at 5pm.  
If you will be a new transfer student or graduate level student for the 2020-2021 school year, the deadline to submit a residence hall contract online as part of your MyMichiganTech account on your prospective student tab is March 1, 2020.  Online access will end.  


Any current student, graduate student, or new transfer student who wants to live in the residence halls and who has not already submitted a residence hall contract by March 1, 2020 will be placed on a waiting list.  Priority will be given to traditional new first year students after March 1.
 A residence hall contract is for the full academic year (fall 2020 and spring 2021 combined).


Please consider all of your options carefully before signing any contract for on or off campus housing.  A housing contract cannot be used as a “back up plan” in case you do not find other housing that you prefer at a later date.  If you have questions, please visit with Housing Services staff at 153 Wadsworth Hall, email housing@mtu.edu , or call 906-487-2682. Appointments for your convenience are welcome but are not required for assistance.  Housing Services is generally open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.


Need a Repair?

Drafty window?  Sticky lock?  Drippy faucet?  Burned out light bulb?  If you live on campus and you need a repair, please complete the online “repair request” form.  All requests go to Facilities.  When you complete the online repair request form, you will get updates on the status of your request directly from Facilities.  Normal repairs are completed Monday through Friday during normal business hours. https://www.mtu.edu/housing/applications-policies/forms-requests/

If you have an urgent problem that cannot wait (NO heat, NO electricity, NO water, water that is flowing and will not stop), please call the Facilities Emergency phone number: 906-487-0001.  Requests for emergency assistance that are not emergencies or due to student negligence may be charged $150 convenience fee for after hours non-emergency assistance.


Residence Hall Contract Renewal

Residence Hall contract renewal is available now for current Michigan Tech students.  Convenient online contract renewal is available January 13 through January 23.  To renew a residence hall contract online, log in to your MyMichiganTech account and select your Housing tab.  You can then sign up for contract renewal using the link on the left side of the page. (It is best to use Internet Explorer or FireFox to fill out the application).

If you miss online residence hall contract renewal, you can still come in person to renew a contract at Housing Services up until Friday, February 28 at 5pm.  After that deadline, current students, returning students, transfer students, and graduate students who wish to live in the residence halls will be placed on a waiting list.

More details are online:
https://www.mtu.edu/housing/applications-policies/apply/sign-up/

A contract for housing (on or off campus) is legally binding.  Please consider all of your options before you sign any contract. If you want to discuss your options, please visit us in Housing Services at 153 Wadsworth Hall, call 906-487-2682, or email housing@mtu.edu for assistance.


Daniell Heights Contract Renewal

Current contract holders in Daniell Heights can go online to renew their housing contracts. Contract renewal is on the MyMichiganTech account on the Housing tab. Select Contract Renewal. Online contract renewal is available Feb 3, 2020 at 9am until Feb 10, 2020 11:59pm. 

If you take no action, your current Daniell Heights contract will end on June 30, 2020 at noon. If you renew your contract, your contract will end on June 30, 2021 at noon. 

If you wish to transfer apartments, there is a $300 transfer fee. You should renew your current contract, and then make a follow up appointment in Housing Services to select a new apartment. Appointments can be scheduled online as part of the contract renewal process in your MyMichiganTech account. Available transfer apartments will depend on which contract holders choose to not renew for another year and cannot be determined in advance. Transfers will occur in the month of July.

Questions? Please visit Housing Services, 153 Wadsworth Hall, email housing@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2682.


Need a repair?

Drafty window?  Sticky lock?  Drippy faucet?  Burned out light bulb?  If you live on campus and you need a repair, please complete the online “repair request” form.  All requests go to Facilities.  When you complete the online repair request form, you will get updates on the status of your request directly from Facilities.  Normal repairs are completed Monday through Friday during normal business hours. https://www.mtu.edu/housing/applications-policies/forms-requests/

If you have an urgent problem that cannot wait (NO heat, NO electricity, NO water, water that is flowing and will not stop), please call the Facilities Emergency phone number: 906-487-0001.  Requests for emergency assistance that are not emergencies or due to student negligence may be charged $150 convenience fee for after hours non-emergency assistance.


Daniell Heights Spring Apartments are Available

Convenient on campus housing is available in Daniell Heights starting in the Spring 2020 semester.  Two bedroom apartments are available.  Contracts would start on January 11, 2020 and end on June 30, 2020.  Students would have the option in February 2020 to keep the contract and renew for an additional year so the contract would end June 30, 2021.
If you are a graduate student, married student, have full time custody of minor dependent children, or are over the age of 21, this may be the right choice for you.  You can add your name now to the Daniell Heights waiting list (students) found here:
All Daniell Heights apartments have been renovated within the last four years.  Rent includes: internet access, cable access, electricity, water, sewer, and trash removal.  Students with vehicles are required to purchase a parking permit to park on campus, but convenient parking is available to the student throughout the Daniell Heights complex instead of a remote lot.  For students who do not have a personal vehicle, a Zip car is stationed in the Daniell Heights parking lot.  Transportation Services does provide shuttle drop off and pick up in Daniell Heights as well.
Questions?  Please email housing@mtu.edu for assistance.