Wayne State College

Housing Rules and Regulations

Check-Out Procedures

Students are required to follow proper check-out procedures when moving out of a residence hall. When the following procedures are not followed, students may be subject to a 10% cancellation penalty of housing charges. Any check-out procedure issued by the Office of Residence Life at the end of a semester must also be followed.

  • To prepare for checking out of your room, the portion of the room for which you are responsible must be cleared and clean.
  • A staff member will compare the condition of the room with a Room Condition Report that was completed when you moved into the room.
  • Floors are to be swept. Lavatory areas, medicine cabinets, and closets are to be cleared of personal possessions and cleaned.
  • Charges will be applied to the account if college staff are required to replace a bed - or other furniture - that was moved out by the student.
  • All college-issued keys must be returned to hall staff at the time of checkout or there will be a charge for changing locks and issuing new keys.
  • Staff will check all rooms for repair-replacement charges.
  • Over long breaks, students are requested to close windows, turn out lights, unplug all electrical items and leave the door closed and locked.

Abandoned property and improper check-out: Any student property that is left behind beyond the residency contract dates is subject to being considered abandoned by the student. In cases where students abandon property at the end of the semester (excluding the transition period between Fall to Spring term), the College may, at its discretion dispose of the property pursuant to the Disposition of Personal Property Landlord and Tenant Act as outlined in Nebraska State Statute 69-2301 - 69-2314.

The college will make a reasonable good faith effort to reach out to the student, should property (excluding trash) be left behind beyond the student's residency to make arrangements for the student to secure any property left behind. The college cannot, under any circumstances provide storage space or assurance of protection for the property. Should a student abandon property in the residence halls, a notice will be sent to the student and the student will be responsible for any care or removal costs of their property. If a student fails to respond to a notice about abandoned property, the college reserves the right to dispose of personal property and may charge the student for any costs associated with abandoned property disposal.