End-of-the-Year Reminders


As the end of the school year approaches, here are some important reminders students should keep in mind.

Health Insurance for Graduating Students
Graduating students are encouraged to check their health insurance status to assure continuing coverage and access to health care following graduation. Students enrolled in the University-sponsored Aetna Student Health insurance plan are covered through July 31, 2013. For students needing more time to secure alternate coverage, a single-term three-month continuation plan is available for students currently enrolled in the plan. Write to the University Health Service Insurance Advisor, insurance@uhs.rochester.edu, for additional information. Students must enroll in the continuation plan within 30 days of loss of coverage or by Aug. 30, 2013. If your student is on your insurance plan, UHS recommends checking with your insurance company to determine if they can continue on your plan. Many young adults can remain on their parent’s health insurance plan until their 26th birthday if the policy covers dependent children.

Textbook Reminders
Did your son or daughter rent any textbooks from the bookstore this semester? He or she should bring them back to the textbook information desk in the bookstore by May 14 to avoid being charged replacement fees. The bookstore also reminds you that now is the best time to sell back your unwanted textbooks. Bring them to the buyback counter in the bookstore with your student ID to see how much cash you can get. If students don’t have time to drop them off to us before leaving campus they can print out a free UPS shipping label here.

End-of-the-Year Cleanouts
There are two opportunities for students to get rid of unwanted items for donation and reuse. The Move-out Cleanout runs from April 20 until May 21. Large yellow Planet Aid boxes for unwanted clothing and shoes will be placed outside of each residential area on the River Campus. A collection barrel for nonperishable food will be placed in the main entrance of each residence. Students can label any personal electronic items “recycle” and place them in either the Sage Art Center loading dock (Jackson Court) or the Gale loading dock (Hill Court). Anyone with cinder block to raise their bed can bring those to Sage lading dock for reuse.

Grassroots’ annual Dump and Run, which collects items for reuse next year, is planned for May 12 (for Sue B., Southside, Jackson Court, and Residential Quad residence halls) and May 18 (Hill Court and Riverview residence halls). Rugs; chairs; shelves; baskets; working electronics such as TVs, lamps, microwaves, power strips; and any other school or room supplies will be accepted.

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