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Closing Information

We hope everyone has had a fun and productive semester. Please read the information below about winter and spring closing which will help you have a smooth move-out and avoid any unexpected charges. Good luck on your finals. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at residencelife@mica.edu or (410) 225-2398.

Winter Closing Information

Please review the information below and contact the Office of Residence Life if you have any questions, residencelife@mica.edu or (410) 225-2398.

Good luck on your finals and have a wonderful winter break!

24 hour Quiet Hours will start on Friday, December 11th at 11:00pm. Please be courteous during finals. Be respectful of your neighbors and roommates who are taking exams and finishing projects by keeping noise levels to a minimum. This policy will be strictly enforced. If you are unable to abide by this policy, disciplinary action may result.

Winter Break Closing - General Info:

All MICA Housing will close Saturday, December 19th at 12:00 noon.

  • All undergraduate residents (Founder's Green, Meyerhoff, Gateway, and Mt Royal) must vacate during Winter Break, from December 19, 2015 until Saturday, January 16, 2016.
  • Graduate students are permitted to stay and will get more information about expectations during the break.
  • Students must leave housing 24 hours after the last day of their exams or by noon on Saturday, December 19th, whatever comes first. 
  • A $100 late checkout fee will be assessed to individuals who move out after the designated vacate time of 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 19th. Each additional hour will result in an additional $50 late fee.
  • You may leave belongings in your apartment over break. However, you are encouraged to take your valuable items home. We recommend that students carry renter's insurance to cover the possible event of unexpected damage to items in their apartments. The College is not responsible for any loss or damage to items in your apartment.
  • Re-admittance into the residential facilities will not be allowed. Please take all critical items home with you including prescription medications, keys, driver's license, passport, pet fish, cell phones/chargers, etc.
  • The Office of Residence Life does not offer winter storage. If you are seeking storage over break, we suggest searching local storage facilities and see which company is offering the best deal. Storage companies often offer coupons and deals throughout the year.
  • Students with valid parking permits will be permitted to leave vehicles in the Founder's Green parking lot during Winter break. If you have any questions regarding Winter Break parking please contact Campus Safety Administrative Assistant, Pamela Massey at (410) 225-2355.
  • MICA Housing will reopen Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:00am for all returning students. You may move back into the residence halls anytime after 9 am on Saturday January 16, 2016.

Checking Out Of Housing:
If you are planning on leaving your current assignment permanently - you must contact the Office of Residence Life immediately to arrange approval and schedule a formal check-out. This includes moving to another space on campus, returning home for the next semester, transferring schools, etc. Failure to properly check out could result in a fine of up to $150.00. Requests to move to a different space on campus must be pre-approved by the Office of Residence Life. Moving without permission may result in disciplinary action, monetary fines, and relocation to your original assignment. We are willing to work with you to help you find a different space on campus. The earlier you contact us the more likely we can honor your request. Requests late in the semester are difficult to fulfill. Each community will host a closing meeting where all the necessary information will be available. If you have any initial questions or concerns please check with your RA or feel free to contact your Residential Coordinator (see list below) or contact the Office of Residence Life, at residencelife@mica.edu or (410) 225-2398 if you have questions.

Residential Coordinators:
Brielle Daraja - Carter Hall and Spear Hall - bdaraja@mica.edu or (410) 462-7599

Gregory Brightbill - Glace Hall, Leake Hall & 1534 W. Mount Royal Ave, gbrightbill@mica.edu or (410) 462-7598

Jessica Antonen - The Gateway, Mount Royal and MICA Place, jantonen@mica.edu or (410) 225-5278

Nicole Clemson - Meyerhoff House, nclemson@mica.edu or (410) 225-5277


Shuttle Services
A shuttle will be available to take MICA students to BWI airport. The shuttle is free of charge, and is available on a first come, first serve basis. The shuttle will leave from Founders Green at the below listed dates and times. Please note the shuttles will depart from Founders Green once full.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm

Thursday, December 17, 2015
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm

Friday, December 18, 2015
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm

Saturday, December 19, 2015
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon (final shuttle departure)

If the times and dates listed cannot accommodate your departure schedule you may contact:

  • Baltimore Airport Shuttle - (410) 821-5387
  • BWI Airport Information - (410) 859-7100
  • Yellow Cab Company - (410) 685-1212
  • Arrow Cab Company - (443) 575-4109

You can also research times for the following:

  • Light Rail from University of Baltimore/Mount Royal to BWI and MARC Train clicking here
  • Bolt Bus by clicking here
  • Greyhound by clicking here

Thank you for your cooperation and hope you all have enjoyed your semester with us.
Safe travels and Happy Holidays!

Spring Closing Information

It's hard to believe summer is right around the corner. We are almost there! We hope everyone has had a fun and productive semester. As students begin to prepare for finals, 24 hour quiet hours will begin Friday, April 29, 2016 at 11 pm and continue until commencement ceremonies are completed. Please be courteous during finals. Be respectful of your neighbors and roommates who are taking exams and finishing projects by keeping noise levels to a minimum. This policy will be strictly enforced. If you are unable to abide by this policy, disciplinary action may result.

Please read the information below as it will help you to have a smooth move-out and avoid unnecessary charges.

Housing officially closes on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at noon.

  • The only exceptions for our move out time are those students who are participating in commencement or are assigned on campus housing for the summer.
  • We ask that all students plan to move out 24 hours after their last assignment or by 12pm, noon on May 8th, whatever comes first. This helps with the flow of students moving out of the residential buildings and helps to manage noise levels as students finish up and are ready to let off some steam.
  • Any student who has not been previously approved that is still here after our posted closing time (May 8th, at 12pm, noon) will be charged a late fee of $100.00 for the first hour and $50.00 each additional hour. Please plan ahead. It may take you longer to pack than you expect.
  • Your RA will be arranging a closing meeting to take place in your community. They will provide you with all the necessary information to ensure a smooth check out.
  • Complete the damage declaration sheet with your roommates (explained in detail during the closing meeting).
  • Complete the change of address form, available online at www.usps.com. All mail will be returned to sender after you move out unless you complete the form to have mail redirected to your summer address.
  • Clean your apartment completely (a check list will be provided during the closing meeting).
  • Each person must check out (either express or regular check out). Check out times available at the front desk.
  • Return your keys. Each student must return an apartment key, mail key, and/or studio key (if this has not already been collected). Please keep your ID card and exchange it when you return for the fall semester for an updated version of your MICA ID card.

Checking Out of Housing
There are two options for checking out of your room, express check out or regular check out. Regular check out is encouraged and recommended for first year students.

  • Express Checkout - The express checkout option is quick and simple, available at anytime. When you are ready to check out, all of your belongings are packed up and your room is empty, stop by the front desk and ask for an express check out envelope. Fill out the information, place your room and mail keys inside, sign and seal the envelope. Residence Life staff will check your room for damages in your absence. Choosing the express checkout option waives your right to appeal any damages assessed during your room inspection.
  • Regular Checkout - Residential Advisors will be available during various times throughout the week for regular check out. Hours for regular checkout will be posted in your community. Please schedule your appointment in advance of when you expect to be ready to check out. After you have packed up all of your belongings and your room is empty, it is ready to be checked. Please plan ahead. The regular checkout option will only be available during the hours that are posted, and it is a first come first served process. We recommend the regular checkout option for first year students. Please contact your RA if you have questions.

RAs do not assess damages! A professional staff member will give your room a final inspection once all students have moved out. If you are found responsible for damages, you will be notified in June.

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Seniors and those participating in commencement will need to check out by Tuesday, May 17th before 6pm at the Meyerhoff or Gateway front desks. Mount Royal residents should check out at the Gateway front desk. Please leave your keys in an express check out envelope (provided at the desk) and we will check your room later that day.

BWI Airport Shuttles
A shuttle will be available to take MICA students to BWI airport. The shuttle is free to students and is available on a first come, first served basis. The shuttle will leave from Founders Green at the listed dates and times.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8am 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm

Friday, May 6, 2016
8am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm

Sunday, May 8, 2016
10 am, 12 noon

If the times and dates listed cannot accommodate your departure schedule you may contact:

  • Baltimore Airport Shuttle - (410) 821-5387
  • BWI Airport Information - (410) 859-7100
  • Yellow Cab - (410) 685-1212
  • Arrow Cab Company - (443) 575-4109

You can also research times for the following:

  • Light Rail from University of Baltimore/Mount Royal to BWI and MARC Train clicking here
  • Bolt Bus by clicking here
  • Greyhound by clicking here

Thank you and have a great summer.