Move Out Tips and Deadlines

This time of year can be extremely hectic as students cram for exams and arrange plans to leave campus for the summer.  To help you and your student navigate this busy time, we have compiled information to help you and your student living on-campus plan for summer break.  For additional information, please visit

All students must move out of their on-campus housing assignment within 24 hours of their last final or by May 12 at noon, whichever comes first. Students seeking an exception (including those staying for the reasons listed below) must apply for an extended stay.  The extended stay application is available on the eLiving website.

Exceptions are:
-Graduating seniors
-Students officially participating in Commencement (band members, volunteers, etc.)
-Students living in summer housing for summer school or internships
-Essential campus employees, Patriot Leaders and conference staff

Students have two options for check-out; standard check-out and after hours express check-out.  With both options, Housing and Residence Life staff will evaluate the condition of the room/unit and charges will be assessed to residents for damages or cleanliness issues.

Standard Check-Out:
Standard check-outs occur from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.  All students will complete a standard check-out with a Resident Advisor, unless their check-out time needs to occur after hours.  During the standard check-out students will be present with the Resident Advisor during the room inspection to assess damage and cleanliness.  Students should attend their floor meetings to discuss specific check-out procedures for their neighborhood.

After Hours Check-Out:
After hours check-outs are only available from 10 p.m. – 9 a.m.  If a student needs to complete their check-out process after hours they must go to their neighborhood desk.  Students completing an after hours checkout waive their right to appeal any damage charges assessed in their space.

Parking and Loading Vehicles
Parking and loading vehicles can also be a bit hectic during move-out.  Once a student is ready to load his or her vehicle, he or she can go to the specified neighborhood location to get a loading pass.  These one-hour loading passes will allow students and families to park in designated areas for ease of move-out.  Please note that Parking and Transportation will continue to ticket vehicles that are left beyond the one-hour limit or are in a space that is not designated for move-out.

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Kristen Wright
Graduate Assistant
Family Programs and Services