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Move-Out Guide

Details subject to change. Updated May 2024.

Thank you for choosing to live on campus this year.

We want to help you feel prepared for the end of the semester and the end of your housing contract (Wednesday, May 8, 2024 for residence halls; Friday, May 31, 2024 for Radius, Wilkins, and Yudof; and Wednesday, July 31, 2024 for Keeler). Residents must be moved out by 8 p.m. on the last day of their housing contract.

Work ahead as much as you can by sorting, cleaning, recycling, and packing in advance. Coordinate plans with your roommate(s) to clean your shared spaces. Please submit Fix It requests now if you have maintenance or repair needs. Note: if there is room damage beyond normal wear-and-tear, you will be responsible for the repair cost. Your building team will fix any immediate concerns now, and they will prepare to make other repairs after you move out.

Moving Instructions

Key Details

  1. Bring your own packing materials—boxes, bins, bags. Carts will be available during move-out, and they must be returned to your building’s Information Desk.
  2. Keep your U Card with you at all times for building access, and escort your helper(s) at all times.
  3. Parking is not free during move-out at the campus ramps, campus meters, or street meters. You or your helper(s) will need to plan to pay for parking when you are not actively loading the vehicle. For more information, review the parking information listed below for your building. Do not park in restricted areas (e.g., tow away zones). 
  4. You MUST return your keys/fobs to the Information Desk to complete your check out. You must be moved out by 8 p.m. on the last day of your housing contract.

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Important Reminders

With so many people going in and out of the buildings, it is essential that you help us maintain a safe and secure building during move-out.


Key Details

  • Parking near our halls and apartments is very limited. Please move your vehicle as quickly as possible after you have finished loading it.
  • Be prepared to pay for parking. Parking in campus ramps, campus meters, or city meters is not free during move-out.
  • DO NOT bring trailers or oversized vehicles to campus. They will not fit in the parking ramps, and there is insufficient space to accommodate them outside buildings.
  • Do not leave vehicles unattended in loading docks or fire lanes. Unattended vehicles in these areas will be tagged and towed.
  • You must return any carts (if used) and keys you use to the Information Desk in your building before leaving campus to complete checkout.

Find information below about where you or your helper(s) can or can't park near your building during move-out.


Housing & Residential Life has arranged for discounted weekday rates in University parking ramps.

During the week of Monday, April 22, 2024, residents will receive an email with a QR code to access a voucher that can be used to pay the after hours/weekend rate rather than the peak rate ($1 per hour instead of $3). This QR code will also be available at the Information Desks for the buildings and can be used by any families needing to park in a University ramp during peak hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) between May 1 and May 31, 2024.

Staying Healthy

Review the Safe Campus website shortly before move-out for the latest University information.

We encourage you to practice COVID-19 prevention strategies while moving out, and please do not have people help you with moving if they are experiencing symptoms or have concerns regarding exposure to COVID-19.

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