Before you go: A Winter Break Checklist

Another semester has come and gone. Before you leave campus for winter break, make sure you take the time to properly secure your residence and belongings.

We’ve created a checklist to help you prepare before you leave:

Secure your residence

  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Close curtains and blinds
  • Keep valuables out of sight
  • Unplug electronics

Avoid parking your car on the street

  • If Ann Arbor declares a snow emergency while you’re away, your vehicle may be ticketed or towed
  • Remember to lock your car doors
  • Store your bike in a secure interior location or take it home

Do not turn off your heat

  • Keep your heat set to 52 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Low temperatures can result in frozen pipes

Take out the trash

  • Be sure all garbage is gathered and removed from your residence before leaving
  • Check the expiration dates on food and dispose of items that will expire over break

Reminder: Residence halls will close at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 20 and will reopen at 10:00 am on Monday, Jan. 7.

Traveling to the airport? Check out Central Student Government’s airBus shuttle which offers transportation to Metro Airport Dec. 17-20 and back to Ann Arbor on Jan. 8. TheRide also offers public transit to and from Metro Airport.

We hope each and every one of our Wolverines has a wonderful, safe break. Enjoy your time off and see you next year!