Vacating Your Apartment
As you begin the move-out process, it's important that you work cooperatively with your Community Adviser to make sure you avoid unnecessary charges or delays. The first step you need to follow is to make an appointment with your CA for an exit orientation. During this meeting, your CA will provide you with helpful hints and suggestions concerning the condition of your apartment. Aside from normal wear and tear, your apartment should meet the conditions outlined below.
The most important thing to remember is to prepare your apartment as best you can and to work cooperatively with your Community Adviser when checking out. As always, contact Housing and Residence Life at 906-227-2620 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
To prepare your apartment prior to vacating, please pay attention to the following areas:
Be sure the unit is turned off and is cool before removing the elements. Remove the elements by tilting up and pulling out of their receptacles. Wipe elements with a damp cloth; do not immerse elements in water. Remove drip pans and rings and wash in hot soapy water. Wash the stove top and the area below the burners by lifting (gently) the stove top.
Defrost! Turn the freezer and refrigerator controls to off and leave the doors open. To help speed the defrosting, put a large pan of hot water in the freezer and place a second pan or towels under the freezer section to catch dripping water. Never use sharp objects to defrost the freezer. Use of such items may puncture the evaporator lines in which case you would be charged to replace (not repair) the refrigerator. Clean all racks, shelves and bins with warm soapy water. Be sure to remove any marks, stickers, or tape residue from the outer surface. Dry both the inside and outside of the unit. Leave the refrigerator plugged in, turn the freezer and the refrigerator controls to their lowest settings. Do not leave the refrigerator turned off with the doors closed.
Walls and Doors
Returning Your Keys
You must return your keys once you've moved out of your apartment. If you move out between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, return your keys to the Housing and Residence Life Office in 3502 C.B. Hedgcock.
If you move out after 5:00 p.m. or on the weekend, you may turn your key(s) in to Public Safety and Police Services. Please put them in an envelope with your name, apartment address, and the date clearly indicated on the front of the envelope.
For single student apartment tenants, you must sign a Contract Termination Form when you return your keys to the Housing and Residence Life Office during regular business hours.
Change of Address
Please remember to change your address with or notify the following organizations or offices that you have moved:
|U.S. Post Office||Children's school(s)|
|Creditors and subscriptions||Secretary of State's Office|
|Insurance companies||Medical, Dental and legal offices|
|Banks||NMU Records Office|
Please also remember to cancel any local club memberships, return any library books you may have borrowed, and to cancel any newspaper deliveries.
Please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 906-227-2620 or email@example.com if you have any questions.