You can avoid damage charges by taking the time to ensure that your Room Condition Report (RCR) is properly filled out:
- When you receive your RCR, take time to review it carefully. Note any paint chips, nail holes, missing or damaged furniture, etc.
- If you change rooms, make sure the RCR is completed for both current AND new assignments.
- Failure to properly fill out and submit an RCR for your room could result in an improper checkout charge.
Other tips to avoid potential charges:
- Before you move out, clean your room in order to avoid the excessive cleaning charge ($30 minimum).
- Do not remove furniture from your room or from building common areas. Removal of University-owned furniture may result in expensive individual or common area billings and/or disciplinary action.
- Do not take University-owned furniture outdoors. If furniture is left outside in the weather, the furniture will be replaced and students will be billed.
- To hang posters, decorations, and other items on walls, use painter's tape or thumb tacks. The use of adhesive or fasteners that alter the existing integrity of the surfaces to which they are applied will result in charges for room repair and painting. Command strips, foam tape, and similar adhesive are very diffeicult to remove without damaging the surface. No items should be hung from the ceiling.
- Remember that you are responsible for the exterior and interior appearance of your door(s). DO not write on, paint, or otherwise deface the surfaces of your door(s).
- Do not tamper with fire equipment. The misuse of this equipment (fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, pull stations, etc.) will result in a minumum $200 fee and disciplinary action.
- If you know who is responsible for causing damage to either University property or personal property, report it to a Residence Life staff member.
- When you see damage occurring, take steps to prevent it from going any further.