Leaving for holidays

What to do before leaving

Residences will remain open during reading weeks and the Holiday break. However, should you leave for a long period of time, it is important to: 

  • Unplug all electric devices, especially those with heating elements. Back-up your computer's hard drive and unplug your computer.
  • Pull things away from the heaters and leave the thermostats at 15 degrees.
  • Close and lock your window. Close the curtains.
  • Make sure all air vents are free of obstructions.
  • Report any defective tap, drain or toilet.
  • Bring your valuables with you.
  • Empty your mailbox.
  • Do not forget your access card and keys and do not lend them to anyone.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Empty your fridge or make sure there is no perishable food in it.
  • Take out to the bins all garbage, compost and items for recycling. (Composting stops on December 19.)
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