Review your Room Inventory Form (called “RIF” for short) to ensure that the description
of the condition of your room/suite/apartment is accurate. You have 72 hours from
the time you check in to advise your Resident Assistant (RA) of any changes that need
to be made to the report. After that time, you will be financially responsible for
any damages or insufficient cleaning noted at the time of your check-out.
Hook up your TV to the cable outlet. Basic cable service is provided at no additional
cost to you. While the TV is on, tune in to Channel 20, ResView, for information on
upcoming events and free recent release movies!
Prepare for the arrival of your roommate(s) by ensuring that one side of your shared
bedroom is completely clear and ready for him or her to move in. Ensure that shared
spaces such as refrigerators, cabinets, and bathrooms have sufficient space for your
roommate(s). Make a round of your floor and introduce yourself to other residents.
Decorate and make yourself at home. Discuss decorating and furniture organization
plans with your roommate(s) and be sure you follow the room decorating guidelines.
Walk and explore your hall. Look for your RA’s room, laundry rooms, vending areas,
lounges, and game rooms. Take a walk outside and find the trash dumpster, outdoor
lounge spaces, and bus stops.
Carefully review the emergency evacuation procedures and fire safety information posted
on the back of your room door. Identify the building exit door closest to your room.
Get to know your residence hall staff. You can find the name of your hall professional
staff member, called a Resident Director (RD) or Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)
and his or her supervisor, called an Area Coordinator (AC) here.