Move-out Information

As the academic year winds down, students should pay close attention to the details of moving out. RAs will hold corridor meetings to review hall-closing and move-out information. The basic information is listed below:

End of the Semester - May 2017

  • 24 hour Quiet Hours begin at 7 pm on Friday, May 5, 2017.
  • Sign up to let the ORL staff know when you plan to move-out.
  • Do a little spring cleaning before finals so you're not overwhelmed when it's time to move out.

Checking Out of Your Room

  • You must check out of your room with a member of the Residence Life staff (RA or Resident Director). This will help you avoid extra charges on your Bursar Bill.
  • Remove everything from your room, including the drawers and closet.
  • Unplug, empty, defrost and clean your refrigerator. Be sure to also clean the drip trays in the back of your fridge.
  • Take all of your trash and recyclables outside to the dumpster. DO NOT put trash in the hallways or bathroom receptacles.
  • Ensure your bedframe is right-side up. (Avoid the $50 fee for resetting your bed.)
  • Remove everything from the walls, including any tape residue. (Avoid the charges per piece of tape!)
  • Find an RA when you are ready to leave.

Room Inspection

  • An RA or RD will inspect your room with you. They will enter any damages or missing furniture into the online Room Inspection.
  • If damage is not claimed by any individual resident, all occupants of the room will be charged. 
  • ORL staff do not determine the final charges. Housing Managers from the Physical Facilities Department finalize all charges. 
  • Your RA might ask you to do a more thorough job cleaning your room before completing the inspection. 


  • There will be a ShareFest drop-off location in every residential community.
  • Donate all still-usable clothing, school supplies, household items, bedding, cleaning supplies, and unopened food.
  • DO NOT donate foam mattress pads, pillows, underwear, opened food or broken items.
  • Help divert tons of materials from the landfill while helping local social service agencies. 


  • Clear all of the mail out of your mailbox.
  • During the summer, mail and USPS packages will be forwarded to students' permanent addresses in Banner. Packages from carriers who charge a forwarding fee (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) will be refused. If you are not returning to campus you should notify senders, as mail will be returned to sender after August 14, 2017.

Have a great summer!