Fall Closing of the Residence Halls

The dates and information below is for Fall 2016.


  • Residence halls close Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12pm (noon.)
  • Residence halls are closed to students over winter break.
  • Please remember to take all important documents  (i.e. Pitzer ID cards, passports, and credits cards) and medications with you before you leave you campus, as there is NO ACCESS to the residence halls during the winter break.
  • If you are in your room on December 17, 2016 past 12pm (noon), a $30 fine will be charged per ½ hour or any fraction of an hour.
  • Any items left in the laundry rooms over break will be collected and donated to various organizations during the break.
  • After the residence halls close, the Residence Life staff will be entering all rooms to check for safety and health hazards.
  • Pitzer Road will be open during finals week and the bollards (the poles that block the road) will be removed for limited hours during the week.  We encourage you to plan accordingly. The schedule is below:
    • Monday, December 12 – Friday, December 16
      • 8:00am – 9:00pm
    • Saturday, December 17
      • 8:00am – 1:00pm


All students are required to attend one closing meeting for the fall. If you are unable to attend the meeting being hosted by your specific RA, please feel free to attend any other session!

Please note that this list will be updated with ALL residence hall closing meeting information by Thursday, December 1.

PAS Closing Meetings
Resident Assistant Date Time Location
Elliot & Hiwet 4-Dec 7PM Atherton 3rd Floor Study Room
KP & Bashel 7-Dec 7PM East Sanborn 3rd Floor Study Room
Olivia & Stella 1-Dec 7PM East Sanborn Living Room
Harrison & Kai 5- Dec 7: 30PM Pitzer Hall Living Room
Diego & Riki 7-Dec 7PM Pitzer Hall Living Room
WE Hall Closing Meetings
Resident Assistant Date Time Location
Michael and Elijah 1-Dec 7:30PM West Hall Living Room
Arman and Ramiro 3-Dec 8PM Demo Kitchen
Mead Closing Meetings
Resident Assistant Date Time Location
Hajar 28-Nov-16 8:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room
Alex 28-Nov-16 8:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room
Amina 28-Nov-16 8:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room
Patrick 4-Dec-16 6:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room
Steph 4-Dec-16 6:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room
Terri 4-Dec-16 6:00pm Mead Hall Rec Room


Only students NOT returning to Pitzer for the spring semester are required to check out of their room.

  • Schedule a checkout appointment on line at least 24 hours in advance. To schedule your appointment, visit https://parking.formstack.com/forms/checkoutfall 
    • Sign-ups start Dec. 1
  • Remove your belongings and clean your room prior to your checkout appointment.
  • Return your room and suite keys to your RA when you checkout (Mead only).
  • Lock your windows and close your blinds.
  • Failure to make or keep your checkout appointment will result in a $50 improper checkout fine.
  • The College is unable to provide storage.  A list of local storage facilities is attached to this email. Hard copies will be available at the service desk of each residence hall.

Application for Leave of Absence or Withdrawal

  • Students not returning to Pitzer should also complete an application for a leave of absence or withdrawal available through the Office of the Registrar or the Office of Student Affairs.


Please follow the guidelines below to avoid incurring any fines:

  • Unplug all electrical appliances such as refrigerators, computers, TVs, stereos and clocks.
  • Clean out, defrost and leave your refrigerator door open.
  • Remove all personal items from your restroom area and place in your room, in bathroom shelves, or under the sink area. The toilet area, sinks, and shower areas should be completely empty.
  • Do a basic cleaning of your room and common spaces.
  • Remove all perishables from your room.  A minimum charge of $10 may be applied to your student account for non-removal of perishable items.
  • Exchange your dirty green to-go container for a clean one in the dining hall to avoid creating a health hazard in your room! Any dirty to-go containers will be removed from your room and you will be charged a $10 removal fee.
  • Trash rooms will be locked on Thursday, December 15th. Dispose of all trash in the dumpsters (available December 15th), which are located on Pitzer Road next to Mead hall, one on the South side of Pitzer Hall, and two located in between North Sanborn and East Hall (next to the amphitheater).  Any trash not disposed of in the dumpsters will result in charges of $15 – $50 depending on the amount of trash left in the room/common room/hallways.
  • Close your blinds, lock all windows and doors.
  • Remove all personal items from common areas/bathrooms and secure them in your room.
  • Bicycles must be removed from bikes racks and placed in your room.
  • Fill out a work order online for any repairs that need to be made over the break period.
  • Do not leave any residence hall approved pets in your room.


If you are leaving your vehicle on campus:

  • If you have not already done so, register your vehicle with Campus Safety.
  • If you plan on leaving your car on campus, it is recommended you leave it in the East Mesa parking lot in a well-lit area.
  • Hide or remove anything valuable and removable electronics.
  • Set the alarm if you have one and/or attach any other security devices.
  • Close all windows and lock your doors.


All bicycles must be stored in residents’ room. If you are leaving your bike on campus, please make sure to remove your bike from the racks and place them in your room. Bikes left on bike racks are done at your own risk. There will be no one on campus to monitor your bike. If you leave your bike on the rack over break, you run the risk of losing tires, seats, handlebars, or your bike may get stolen.


Partial quiet hours will be in effect beginning on Sunday, December 4th at 7:00pm and will continue through Saturday, December 10th at 9:00 am. Partial quiet hours will last daily from 7:00 pm – 9:00 am.


24-hour quiet hours will be in effect beginning on Saturday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m. and will continue through Saturday December 17th at 12:00 pm (noon). All other hours should be viewed as consideration hours, emphasizing mutual respect and courtesy. Please be aware of others’ need to concentrate, sleep and study.


Students have the right to file a written appeal to the Office of Student Affairs. However, students choosing to do a Self-Checkout waive their right to appeal. If you are fined for any residence hall charges, the fee will appear on your January statement. Appeals should be received no later than February 1, 2017 at 5:00pm PST. Please submit your online appeal here: https://parking.formstack.com/forms/housing_charges_appeal

Residence halls will re-open Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Have a fun and safe Winter Break!