Fall 2020: Checking out with COVID

  • Limit the number of people moving out at any given time
    • No more than two Helpers per student will be permitted
    • Helpers will not be permitted to depart the building and return and re-enter
    • Designated Helpers must complete the Designated Helper Registration Form prior to arriving to campus.
    • On the day of arrival, each Designated Helper must complete and submit a paper copy of the PLU Visitor Health Attestation Form. Please print in advance and provide at check-out.
  • Limit the time spent moving out
    • Residents are encouraged to pack as much of their items while remaining in their room prior to loading vehicles to leave
    • The fewer trips made to and from the room/building the better
  • Limit additional points of contact
    • Ability to store items in the halls depends on space available and of each students plans on their return to on-campus housing
    • Access to mail and packages should be made prior to departing campus
  • Observe basic precautions
    • Everyone moving out or helping must wear a face covering, during the entire process, whether inside or outside the building
    • Wipe down any shared surfaces touched before or after the process – use your own disinfecting wipes or those provided

Express Check-out Process

Prior to Check Out

  1. Remove all personal belongings from the room
  2. Return the beds to “Freshmen Formation”
  3. Make sure all University issued furnishings are in room
  4. Thoroughly clean the room
    • Wash out garbage can and recycling bin
    • Brooms, vacuums, and mops are available to all students at the front desk of each hall (must provide a LuteCard or Driver’s License)
    • Wipe down all surfaces

After you are ready to leave your room

  1. Lock the room door
  2. Check mailbox one last time
  3. Get an “Express Check-Out Envelope” from the front desk of your hall
  4. Follow the instructions on the envelope
  5. Put all Residence Hall keys (room and mail) in the envelope
    • Please do not put your LuteCard into the envelope
  6. Sign and date the envelope, include your name and PLU ID number
  7. Seal the envelope and slide it under the door in the following location:
    • Staff Office (locations vary by Hall)

After students leave the hall, staff will go into the room and assess it for cleanliness, for damages to the room and furniture, to make sure all personal items have been removed, and that all issued University furnishings are in the room.

In-Person Check-out Process

  1. Students need to sign up for a check-out appointment with an RA at least 24 hours prior to check-out
  2. Check-out appointments typically last a half hour
  3. When both roommates are checking-out of a room they are strongly encouraged to check-out at the same time

Prior to Checkout:

  1. Remove all personal belongings from the room.
  2. Return the beds to “Freshmen Formation.” (refer to diagrams posted by RAs for an example)
  3. Make sure all University issued furnishings are in room
  4. Thoroughly clean the room
    • Wash out garbage can and recycling bin
    • Brooms, vacuums, and mops are available to all students at the front desk (with a LuteCard or Driver’s License)
    • Wipe down all surfaces
  5. Staff will check the room for damages, missing items, cleanliness, and items left in the room, comparing it to the room inspection when the student moved into the room
  6. Once staff has checked the room, the student will return their room key and mail key (when applicable)
  7. Students who don’t check-out with an RA, miss his/her check-out appointment, don’t check-out by the deadline, leave personal items in the room, have damages to the room, or are missing PLU property (including keys) will be subject to penalty fines. Fines and charges will be billed to the student’s account