Displaced Nevils seniors will get $200 to move out early

Remember Monday’s announcement that seniors living in Nevils Hall will be kicked out of their apartments during Senior Week? And how people complained about it?

Well, those seniors are getting some cash for the trouble. [Disclosure: I’m a senior who lives in Nevils. So, I’m getting paaa-aaaid.]

In an email sent yesterday evening, Vice President of University Facilities and Student Housing Karen Frank announced that each senior will be given $200.

“We have listened to your concerns, acknowledge the inconvenience and disruption, and understand that you may incur some unanticipated expenses as a result of this temporary relocation,” Frank wrote. “For these reasons, we will provide $200 to each graduating senior scheduled for relocation from Nevils in preparation for the renovation.”

The early move-out date, which is scheduled for May 16, is due to major renovations planned to begin during Senior Week. During the summer, the apartments will be outfitted with new lights, windows, heating and cooling systems, fire alarms, and remodeled kitchens and bathrooms. (If you’re living in Nevils next year, you’ll appreciate that last one more than you’ll ever know. Trust me.)

Frank added that the University will provide “moving assistance” for the displaced students, which includes “packing materials as well as personnel and trucks to move belongings from one location to another.”

“Please know that we worked closely with our contractors to delay closure as long as possible,” she wrote. “The work is so extensive that we must begin the work as scheduled.”

After the jump, we’ve republished Frank’s entire letter.

Dear Nevils Graduating Senior,

As you learned earlier this week, we will begin a renovation of Nevils in May.  In order for the renovation to be completed in time for full occupancy at the start of the new semester, it must be vacated by May 16.  We sincerely regret the inconvenience to you, particularly as you prepare for senior week and commencement.  We also appreciate that your inconvenience is for the benefit of future occupants and not yourselves.

We have listened to your concerns, acknowledge the inconvenience and disruption, and understand that you may incur some unanticipated expenses as a result of this temporary relocation.  For these reasons, we will provide $200 to each graduating senior scheduled for relocation from Nevils in preparation for the renovation.  We will notify you early next week about how and when you can expect this payment.  In addition, and to clarify the original message, you will be provided with moving assistance from Nevils to your alternate location.  This will include packing materials as well as personnel and trucks to move belongings from one location to another.  Details regarding moving logistics will be sent separately.

Please know that we worked closely with our contractors to delay closure as long as possible.  However, the work is so extensive that we must begin the work as scheduled.  The work will be accomplished using multiple shifts every day.  The nature of the work that will begin on May 17 precludes us from allowing safe occupancy in any apartment from that day forward.

Thank you all very much for your understanding and cooperation on this project.  I wish you all the very best as you complete your undergraduate studies and hope you have a great commencement week, despite this unexpected disruption.

Sincerely,
Karen Frank
Vice President, University Facilities & Student Housing

 

4 Comments on “Displaced Nevils seniors will get $200 to move out early

  1. Is anyone else concerned that seniors are being bribed?

  2. Nevils seniors getting $200 each? The Tombs will be pleased.

  3. @M,
    It’s not a bribe if they were forcing seniors to move out anyway. This is just compensation for their trouble. Why would it be concerning?

  4. Can I apply for temporary housing in Nevils right around May 16? I could really use $200 in my pocket…

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