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Closing Info #4: End of the year events

1. BKM Hall Council’s End of the Year Event

This event will occur from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Among the attractions:

– Inflatible joust

– Live DJs/performers

– Spork sales to benefit “She’s The First

– Henna tattoos, tie-dye shirts

– Ernie Davis dining with some catering

Come support the BKM Hall Council in their last event of the year (and thank them for a year’s worth of great initiatives!)

2. The NewsHouse Tweet & Find Contest

Win prizes for answering SU trivia via Twitter with The Newshouse.

3. Habitat for Humanity’s 5K

4. Music on campus this weekend: Drake, Fabolous, RJD2/Delerium

– Drake at Block Party on Friday night.

– Fabolous at the fashion show in Schine on Saturday night.

– RJD2 and BKM’s own Delerium at the Mayfest afternoon on Friday.


Closing Info #3: How to check out of the residence hall

Starting on Wednesday, May 5, residents will begin finishing their semesters. Within 24-hours of your last final finishing, you are required to leave the residence hall unless permission is requested/granted.

So.. how do you properly check out?

If you’re checking out between 8 a.m. and midnight…

The main desk will be open.  In the following days all residents will receive check-out envelopes in their mailboxes. Approach the desk with this envelope ready to roll.

Place your room key (and mailbox key if in K-M) in the key envelope. Seal it, remove your SUID security sticker and place it on the outside of the envelope, and then sign/date it.  When this is complete, hand the envelope over to the MDA/RA.  The MDA/RA will then take you through a brief checkout process. They will verify that you are returning the correct keys, document the day/time you are checking out, ask you to check your mailbox for the last time/retrieve any packages you have waiting, etc. After these processes and checks are complete, you have properly checked out of the halls.

If you are checking out after midnight or before 8 a.m. …

You will complete your checkout envelope in the same manner outlined above. However, with no MDA/RA available to walk you through the process, you must leave your envelope inside your mailbox for the morning employees to collect and process it.

Other Checking Out Notes…

  • To help with moving your stuff from the halls to your cars/rides/vehicles/etc., you may sign out Grey Bins from the main desk. You must do this only when the desk is open (benefit of checking out during desk hours).  In order to check out a Grey Bin, you must present a driver’s license or legal identification equivalent to sign out a bin (SUIDs are not acceptable for sign outs).  You will only received your ID back after the bin has been returned.
  • If you are the last roommate to leave your specific room, you are obligated to fill out the “Moving Out Checklist.” These are small half-sheets of paper that will be taped to your room doors over the course of the next week. These are reminders to complete certain tasks before leaving your room for the final time (i.e. make sure all furniture is there, remove all of your belongings, lock-up, close windows, turn-off lights, etc.). These forms need to be signed and dated by the last resident to move out of the room.

Closing Info #2: Important Dates

Thur. 4/29 Ten Tons of Love boxes come to the halls (donate the items you are discarding at the end of the year to the less fortunate)

Before Sun. 5/1 Closing Floor Meetings held (see RA for time/details)

Tues. 5/4 Quiet Hours begin

BKM Hall Council Year-End Program (4pm-7pm at Ernie Davis Courtyard)

Wed. 5/5 Request to Stay Late forms will be due

Wed. 5/5, Thur. 5/6, Sun. 5/9, Mon. 5/10, Tues. 5/11 Dining Halls offer Study Snack Breaks from 9:30 p.m. until midnight

Thur. 5/13 Dining Halls close, Schine Dining remains open

Sun. 5/16 Graduat… eeee, too soon to mention that for some? Bottom line, BKM Closes at 6 p.m.

Closing Info # 1: Requests To Stay Late

The Basics..

Residents need to depart from their residence halls within 24 hours of the completion of their last final. In order to stay longer than this, ALL residents must fill out a “Request To Stay Late” form.

How can you get a “Request To Stay Late” form?

One of three ways…

  • E-mail Eric Nestor at with “Stay Late Request” in the subject line to have one automatically sent to you.
  • Visit either the Booth or Kimmel main desk to acquire one of the limited hard copies available.

When are they due?

Requests are due to either the Booth or Kimmel Main Desk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. No requests will be considered after this.  You will be notified of your request results via your mailbox soon after May 5.

Upcoming Campus Events Part II: Another Ernie Davis bus trip, April Mythbusters

Mythbusters – April 2010

This month’s campus wide Mythbusters survey topic: How many SU students do you think receive financial aid?

Ernie Davis NYC Trip

In addition to their upcoming Boston trip…


It’s a trip to New York City that is organized by the Health and Exercise Science Departments Majors’ Club to visit “Bodies: The Exhibition” on Saturday, April 17.

There is a link provided below for those of you that may not be familiar with the exhibit:

Itinerary for trip to New York City:

Date: Saturday April 17, 2010

Cost: $33

Destination: New York City (Bodies: The Exhibition) at 11 Fulton Street NY, NY 10038

Time: Bus departs SU (College Place) at 6:30am / Arrive at Bodies Exhibit at 11:15 for check in

Exhibit  Tour starts at 12pm—lunch to follow

Free time in the city: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Bus departs NYC at 6:30pm to arrive at SU campus between 11-11:30pm.

Please contact Idriss Njike ( or Ashmini Hiralall to sign up if interested.

Upcoming Campus Events This Week: Take Back The Night, BCCE, Boston Trip

Take Back The Night

The centerpiece of an entire week of events geared towards ending violence in our community occurs this Wednesday. The Take Back The Night Rally and March will be held at 7:30 p.m. starting at the Hendricks Chapel steps. All are welcome to participate.

BCCE’s 33rd Annual Year-End Performance

On Saturday, April 24 the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble will perform their annual year-end concert. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

Click on the poster to the left to see a full-size or check out this video with highlights from the 32nd annual performance by BCCE to see what their performances are like.

Ernie Davis Goes To Boston

The Ernie Davis Hall Council has put together a trip to Boston, MA on April 24, 2010 and they’re inviting residents from neighboring buildings to attend. It is a day trip that will be leaving Ernie Davis Hall at 5am on 4/24 and returning around 1am. The cost is $40.00 round trip and includes A Walk Into History Tour, Aquarium/Imax show and dinner at the Hard Rock Café. Students will also have some free time to roam.

Interested students need to contact ARD Ashmini Hiralall at She is requesting that the travel fee is paid by April 15 (students can also inquire about a trip scholarship when they contact Ashmini). Questions can also be directed towards

Want to help with Syracuse Welcome 2010? Join the Goon Squad!

Spring is here so the time has come to start planning Goon Squad for Syracuse Welcome 2010!

In continuation of our Goon Squad tradition, the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs is seeking volunteers to welcome new students and families at residence halls and help with evening events.   Over 3,200 students are expected to arrive in August and your volunteer efforts will ensure they begin their SU experience on the right foot.

If you are interested in volunteering this year, please visit GOON SQUAD 2010 for the on-line volunteer registration form. Volunteers must be registered by JUNE 1.

*Please note:  You will be able to move into your residence hall early.  The date for move-in will be on TUESDAY, AUGUST 24.

If you have questions about the volunteer sign-up process, please contact the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at 315-443-1012 or via email at You can also get more information at