End of Year

Hendrix College residence facilities, houses, and apartments will be closing on Wednesday, May 14, at 5:00 p.m.  Please take the time to read the information in this memo as it is our hope to end the term on a positive note.  If, after reading this memo, you have questions about what you need to do before the end of the term, please contact your Resident Assistant or the Residence Life Office at 450-1416.

CHECK-OUT DATES and TIMES MEAL PLANS EXPIRE 
CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES QUIET HOURS
DONATIONS SUMMER WORKERS
FALL EARLY RETURNTRASH REMOVAL and CLEANING 
LATE STAY REQUESTS   TIMELINE  
MAYMESTER STUDENTS
  • Students participating in the commencement exercises (non-seniors) must be checked out of their rooms by Saturday, May 17 at 5:00 p.m. Students participating in the commencement exercises do NOT need to apply for an extension to stay late as we will receive their names from College officials. If a participating student needs to stay past 5:00 on Saturday May 17, see the section titled LATE STAY REQUESTS below.
  • Graduating seniors must be checked out of their rooms by Saturday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. Graduating seniors do NOT need to apply for an extension to stay late as we will receive their names from College officials. If a graduate needs to stay past 7:00 on Saturday, May 17, see the section titled LATE STAY REQUESTS below.
  • ALL OTHER RESIDENTS are asked to check out within 24 hours after their last final, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, or they will be fined for non-compliance. If a student needs to stay past 5:00 on Wednesday, May 14, see the section titled LATE STAY REQUESTS below.

Again, the official closing time for all the residence facilities, houses and apartments is Wednesday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m., except for graduating seniors, students participating in the commencement exercises, Maymester students and summer workers. An RA will make a cursory inspection and take your key. Later your Area Coordinator and Facilities Management will conduct a detailed inspection for damages. Damage charges will be emailed to you by mid-June via your Hendrix email account. All damage appeals must be submitted as outlined in your damage email and received by the deadline announced therein.

LATE STAY REQUESTS

If you have an extenuating circumstance that prevents you from meeting the check-out timelines, you must email a request to your Area Coordinator with a detailed explanation regarding your request for an extension, along with your building and room number, no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 2.  

Holly Nelson is the Area Coordinator for The Houses, Eco House, Language House, and Galloway, Raney, and Veasey Halls. You may email her at Nelson@hendrix.edu

Daniel Mark is the Area Coordinator for Couch, Hardin, and Martin Halls. You may email him at Mark@hendrix.edu.

Dominique Kelleybrew is the Area Coordinator for the apartments (Clifton St., Front St., Hendrix Corner, Huntington, and the Villages C and D. You may email him at Kelleybrew@hendrix.edu

All Residence Life policies will remain in effect through commencement. Graduating seniors and students participating in the commencement exercises do NOT need to apply for an extension to stay late as we will receive their names from College officials.

Door signs, which will be delivered/posted by your RA, are to be posted on your door facing the hallway EXCEPT for those in Clifton St., Front St., Hendrix Corner, and Huntington complexes. For safety reasons, those door signs should be posted INSIDE your apartment just above or below your light switch near the front door.

Anyone submitting such a request after the deadline of 4:00 pm Friday, May 2, will be assessed a late request fee of $75.00 if their request is approved.  Students found in the residence facilities after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, without prior approval and an appropriately displayed door sign will be assessed a $75.00 late fee. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to this timeline.

MEAL PLANS EXPIRE

Except for graduating seniors and students assisting with commencement, Meal Plans end at lunch on Wednesday, May 14.  There will be limited dining hours (posted at the cafeteria) from dinner on May 14 through breakfast on May 17.  Any student staying late but not involved in commencement may eat in the cafeteria after May 14 but will have to pay cash as the meal plans expire with lunch on May 14.

MAYMESTER STUDENTS

Maymester students who will live on campus during Maymester, will remain in their spring assignment until they move to Galloway Hall on Sunday, May 18, at 10:00 am.  If they are currently in an apartment, they may remain there throughout Maymester. All Maymester students must vacate on the last day of Maymester, June 6. Maymester students who will live off campus during Maymester, must vacate their space on May 18.

QUIET HOURS

23 1/2 Quiet Hours will begin on Monday, May 5 at 11:59 p.m. and run through commencement.  A break will be observed from 10:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. each night.  Quiet Hours will be strictly enforced.  Please remember that although you may have finished your exams, others will be studying right up to the last minute.  Be courteous of your fellow residents.  Any problems with noise issues may result in your being asked to leave immediately.

SUMMER WORKERS

Summer workers will stay in their current rooms until Friday, May 30, while Facilities cleans and makes any minor repairs to the summer residence apartments. Summer housing assignments will be announced after graduation. On Friday, May 30, summer workers will transition to their summer apartments.  Board contracts for summer workers expire after lunch on Wednesday, May 14.  You will not be able to eat in the cafeteria after lunch on May 14 unless you pay cash. The cafeteria closes at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast on Saturday, May 17.

TRASH REMOVAL AND CLEANING

Extra trash bags may be found by the trash bins in the hallways.  It is important that you help in keeping your hall/house/complex environments a clean and pleasant one as we close out the year.  Trash should be placed in the designated dumpsters in your area of campus. If trash is left anywhere else, fines will be assessed to the community.  Please use the bags provided to make it easier on the cleaning staff to do their jobs.  There will be dumpsters on campus for you to dispose of your trash bags and larger items.  Any furniture, carpets, or wood will need to be taken to one of these dumpsters and placed INSIDE. 

Each Floor or complex will be held responsible for excessive trash or discarded room furnishings that are left in the common areas if the responsible individual(s) cannot be identified. The cost of removal/cleaning will be shared by all residents of that floor/community.

To prevent damage to floors, do NOT push or drag anything.  Please lift with your knees and carry all items.

Your room must be CLEAN at the time of check-out!  If you leave dirt, trash, furniture, etc. in your room or leave adhesive substances or markings on the walls, windows, ceilings, floors, doors or furniture you will be assessed a cleaning and/or removal fee.  The fee will start at $75.00.

Students may not store their belongings on campus over the summer. Please check with off-campus friends or the phonebook for local storage facilities.  Any belongings left behind will be discarded at your expense. The College does not assume responsibility for personal belongings left in rooms, suites or apartments.

DONATIONS

This year the Residence Life Office would like to help out the Conway community – and we need your help to do this.  While you’re packing up your belongings and getting ready to leave, don’t throw away that old sweater! Don’t toss that blanket that won’t fit on your next bed!  Don’t discard that partially used bottle of shampoo!  Donate them instead!

Boxes will be placed in the lobby of each residence hall and house to collect donations for various charitable organizations in Conway. Boxes will also be placed in the laundry rooms at Hendrix Corner and the Village complexes. (Clifton St., Front St. and Huntington residents may take their items to a donation box in any residence hall. Please place gently used items in the boxes. Larger items may be placed beside the boxes with a sign on them that simply reads “Donation.”  Some common items to donate:

  • Clean clothing
  • Shoes
  • Non-perishable food
  • Laundry supplies – even partially used containers
  • Personal hygiene items and toiletries
  • Electronics
  • Clean Bedding
  • Appliances including refrigerators and microwaves

Please only donate things in good or working condition. Please do not use the boxes as trash receptacles.  Thank you, in advance, for your donations. We appreciate your efforts to assist our community.

CHECK-OUT

Check-out schedules will be posted in the residence facilities.  All residents are responsible for arranging a specific check-out time at least 24 hours prior to the actual check-out (example: If you desire to checkout at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, you will need to sign up no later than 4:00 pm on Monday).  It is your responsibility to properly check-out of your room.  Failure to check-out properly will result in a minimum $75.00 fine. 

Check-outs will be conducted only after you have removed all of your belongings from your room, cleaned your room, and are actually ready to depart.  At your pre-appointed time, contact the Resident Assistant that you signed up with and let them know you are ready for your room inspection.  If the Resident Assistant is not in their room at this time, they may simply be conducting someone else’s check-out and will be right back -- PLEASE WAIT.

The Resident Assistant will bring your Room Condition Report (RCR) that you filled out when you moved in, make a cursory inspection and take your key. Later your Area Coordinator and Facilities Management will conduct a detailed inspection for damages. Damage charges will be emailed to you by mid-June via your Hendrix email account. All damage appeals must be submitted as outlined in your damage email and received by the deadline announced therein.

Please understand that the Resident Assistant is simply noting differences in the condition of the room.  He or she is not making decisions on what charges (if any) will be posted or how much these charges will be.  Billing decisions will be made by the full-time members of the Residence Life and Facilities Management staff. 

CHECK-OUT PROCEDURES

  • Remove all objects from walls, ceilings, windows, closets, desks, drawers, etc.
  • Place screens back in window if they have been removed.
  • Place doors back on their hinges/tracks, if they have been removed.
  • If you or your roommate/suite mates would like to claim individual responsibility for damages that occurred in your room/suite/apartment during occupancy, please let your RA know or all occupants will be charged. 
  • Remove all personal belongings from room and common areas. We are unable to provide storage.
  • Remove any personal items from the kitchen refrigerator and make sure it is clean.
  • Clean your room/suite and all shared areas (sweep and mop if necessary). The facility should be clean upon departure. No trash or belongings should be left in the room/suite, hallway or common areas upon check out.
  • Deposit all trash INTO the dumpster provided for your area.
  • Check out with building staff member and turn in your key before departure.
  • Return all furniture to original positions and placements.

FALL EARLY RETURN

Residence facilities at Hendrix will open for returning students on Sunday, August 24.  You may check in between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. If you arrive after 4:00 p.m., there will be a phone number to call posted in each hall lobby.

If you are on involved in any of the following you will NOT need to request permission to arrive early as your supervisor will send your name and arrival schedule to us. If you have doubts about being on their list, please check with your SUPERVISOR or COACH that they have made a request on your behalf.

Admissions employees
Bookstore employees
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Hall Council (only two per hall)
KHDX
MDC
Media Center employees
Men’s Soccer
Orientation Leaders
Orientation Peer Leader
Profile Photographer
Resident Assistants
SBC
Student Teachers
Women’s Soccer

Any other official Hendrix-related activity or work: please specify.

If you are not connected to any of the groups on the list, but have an extenuating circumstance that requires you to arrive early, you must email a request to your fall area coordinator along with your:

  • Student id number
  • Assigned residence building and room number
  • When you need to arrive
  • Detailed reason
  • Phone number where we can reach you for questions

We must have this information no later than Friday, August 8. Not all requests will be granted.  Anyone submitting such a request after the deadline will be assessed a late request fee of $75.00 if their request is approved.

TIMELINE

Friday, May 2, 4:00 p.m.     Deadline for late stay requests  
Monday, May 5, 11:59 p.m. 23 ½ Quiet Hours begin
Wednesday, May 14, 5:00 p.m.     Residence facilities close
Lunch is last meal on Meal Plan
Saturday, May 17, 5:00 p.m. Those involved in commencement vacate
Saturday, May 17, 7:00 p.m.     Graduates vacate
Sunday, May 18 Maymester students move into Galloway Hall (unless they are currently living in an apartment)
Friday, May 30 Summer workers move to summer assignments 
Friday, June 6 Maymester students move out 
Friday, August 8Deadline to request fall early arrival
Summer Workers move into fall housing assignments
Sunday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Facilities open for returning students