Staff Editorial: End-of-semester preparations

Can you believe that the fall semester is almost over? The Poly’s staff wishes everyone the best of luck with all final exams, projects, and assignments, and we hope you have an enjoyable Winter Break! If you are struggling with exam preparation, please don’t hesitate to take advantage of the Advising & Learning Assistance Center and the Student Health Center’s Counseling Services. These services are available to ensure every student can perform as well as possible, and we think they are a great resource for all students.

In your residences, please make sure to leave the heaters on in your rooms to prevent the pipes from freezing and bursting, make sure all windows and doors are locked, close all blinds, clean all refrigerators and remove all perishable foods, and make sure all valuables are out of sight from doors and windows. Historically, the Rensselaer Apartment Housing Projects have seen several burglaries by non-students when doors are left unlocked over Winter Break. So, to prevent this from happening over this break, we strongly recommend that RAHPs residents, along with the rest of the Rensselaer community, lock all doors and windows of their apartments and rooms.

To all those graduating, congratulations! We will miss seeing you around campus. To everyone coming back next semester, enjoy your time off and we look forward to seeing you in the spring!