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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.

Want to be an MDA in 2010-2011?

Do you have Federal Work Study for the next academic year? Are you interested in working a main desk for a summer program?

The time has come to apply to become an MDA in 2010-2011.

A limited number of hard applications will be available at main desks across campus (including Booth and Kimmel) later this week. You may also acquire an application electronically here or by e-mailing

Applications are due by Friday, March 26. Interviews will be scheduled after your application is submitted in accordance with your schedule.

Any questions? E-mail

A big thanks for the BKM Blood Drive!

So, did you hear about the BKM Blood Drive this week? Apparently… everyone did 🙂

Thanks entirely to the efforts of some BKM Hall Council planners, support from the BKM RA staff and (most importantly) the energy and participation of you, the BKM residents theoretically reading this right now…


The American Red Cross came here with a goal of 24 donors and an anticipated maximum donor amount of 40. We surpassed their anticipated maximum and had a few students step up for the double-red cell donation as well.

The event was an unbelievable success and certainly sets up a great relationship between the Red Cross and BKM going forward. It wouldn’t have been possible without all of you coming together to help a great cause here in our community. I can’t express my gratitude enough or really put how proud I am of your efforts into words.

I will say I’m entirely happy with the results though. And, well, I think this is a good reflection of happiness. How else would you want to celebrate a fantastic bit of service and a rare Syracuse University snow day?

Learn about getting involved with Relay for Life in BKM this week!

A Message From Nate: Help the BKM Blood Drive!

Hey everyone,

As you know with the recent tragedies in Haiti, it’s a busy time of year for the American Red Cross.  In the BKM Complex as part of a month-long “Hearts for Haiti” campaign, we were planning a blood drive for early March.  However, the Red Cross then had a site cancel and asked us to step-up.

Now the BKM Blood Drive is happening next Thursday, 2-25-10, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  in the Kimmel Lounge.

There are a number of ways to get involved:


+ You can take the opportunity to donate blood here in Kimmel Hall.  There are 40 individual time slots to sign-up within and walk-ins are welcomed on the day of the event.

To sign up, please head to either the Booth or Kimmel Main Desks. Tell the RA/MDA that you are interested in signing up for next week’s blood drive. They will pull up the schedule and you can then decide what time works best for you. If the times you are hoping to do are booked, please don’t be discouraged. Again, walk-ins are welcomed the day of the event.

If you cannot make it to the Kimmel or Booth desks but do want to sign up to donate, you can contact me at to work something out.  Please indicate “BKM BLOOD DRIVE” in the subject line.

For donor requirements and other information about blood donation, please visit the Red Cross online:


+ If you cannot donate blood but still want to aid the effort, you can volunteer on the day of. Red Cross professionals are on hand to run the event but they need folks at registration tables and for setup/take down.  If you are interested in this role, please e-mail with “BKM BLOOD DRIVE” in the subject line.  Setup begins at 10 a.m., take down is at 6 p.m. and in between volunteers will also be needed.


+ Finally, if you’re completely busy on Thursday but still want to help the blood drive out, SPREAD THE WORD. Utilize Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Feel free to forward this e-mail on to your individual student organization listservs (some of them may even accept blood donations as service hours).  Utilize some of the Red Cross’s online marketing to inspire folks to get involved:

If you have any questions, please let me know. Otherwise I know we’ll put together to help out and make this event a success.

Nate, the BKM ARD

(That’s from a professional staff trip to the SU Commissary last semester. What’s a commissary you ask? Check it out)