Moving Out

All residents leaving the residence hall are required to check out of their room with hall staff before leaving campus. Failure to properly check out will result in financial charges to the student's account, which may include an improper checkout fee and room re-key fee.

Residents who have withdrawn from the University have 48 hours to checkout of their residence hall.

Checkout Steps

A Residence Life staff member will check to ensure that the student has cleaned their room and to document any damages. Staff members will not check the room until the student has finished cleaning the room and removed all of their belongings.

The following checklist should be used by students as a guide to follow prior to checking out of their room:

  1. Remove all personal belongings.
  2. Return all University property to its original order and location.
    • Unloft the bed (except in Hathorn Center).  Rubber mallets are available at the front desk to help in this process.
  3. Clean room - this includes the following:
    • Walls/Ceilings/Mirrors: Remove all posters, tape, stickers and adhesives and clean marks and adhesive residue off all surfaces.
    • Floor: Sweep, vacuum and/or mop the floor.  Do not sweep anything into the hallway.
    • Door: Remove all stickers/tape from both sides of door and clean off all writing/marks and adhesive residue.
    • Windows/Screens: Close and lock windows, and remove all tape, stickers, and adhesives.
    • Furniture: Wash all furniture surfaces - chairs, desks, dressers, window sills, etc. There should be no stains, black smudges, tape, or sticky spots left.
    • Micro Fridge/Refrigerator: Remove all food. Defrost the unit, empty water tray. Leave unit plugged in and set to three.
    • Wastebasket/Recycling Bins: Empty and wash.

When a student checks out of their room, the check-in and checkout sections are then compared to help assess damages that may have occurred in the room during the student's occupancy, beyond normal "wear and tear."

Residents who fail to follow the checkout procedures outlined will be charged an
administrative fee of $50 for improperly checking out

Contact Us

Department of Residence Life
Division of Student Affairs
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall