Moving Out of the Residential Community

Residents must vacate 24 hours after their last final or no later than 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. There are no exceptions and failure to comply with this deadline may jeopardize your ability to return for future years. Please make sure you make your travel plans accordingly. Below is information about moving out of the residential community and what needs to happen prior to moving.

All You Need To Know About Move Out

Move Out Guidelines
Move Out Checklist
Goodwill Donation Locations

Move Out Information

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Before leaving, check for mail or packages at the service desk. It is your responsibility to change your mailing address, and phone number by May 12. We will use the mailing address listed on your MySSU account to forward your mail. Your home address is your permanent home and your mailing address is for payroll related documents, financial aid checks, and where you want your mail forwarded. If you don’t have a mailing address, we will use your home address. REACH will deactivate your
campus address on May 17.

Only graduates or individuals working commencement may extend their stay until 9 a.m. the following day. REACH will be verifying graduation date and work assignment. Only REACH staff can approve your extension which MUST be done online through ResidentWeb. Individuals approved to stay past Saturday, May 18 will need to get their Seawolf ID card re-encoded
with the new checkout date in order to have access to their room after the Saturday checkout time. Residents who have contracted for summer housing will stay in their room until Summer Housing notifies them of when to move. Assignments will be emailed shortly and will include instructions about moving.


There are no extensions or other options for staying past the scheduled move out time. Potential conduct action and monetary penalties will be applied if students do not follow this process.

Start cleaning and organizing your stuff now! You are expected to restore your residence to a condition similar to the way it was when you moved in. Use the cleaning checklist above to determine what areas you should focus on. Failing to clean will result in cleaning charges. Start packing, decluttering and recycling items now so you will have less to do during finals week. Some of the most common end of year charges are related to students leaving trash and other unwanted belongings. Save yourself money and make sure all your stuff including trash, recycling, and donations are removed from your unit.

University staff will start inspecting residences on Saturday, May 18. Staff will be inspecting all areas and especially paying attention to major damages like holes in walls, broken doors, bent screens, or cleaning problems like filthy bathrooms, kitchens, and carpet stains. While normal wear and tear is expected, a trashed and filthy home is not acceptable.

When you moved in or switched rooms you were provided a link to complete the online Room Condition form. We compare these forms against our room inspections to determine what was pre-existing. If you didn’t fill out the Room Condition form and something is discovered as needing cleaned or repair, you (and/or housemates) will be charged. All occupants are charged equally for damage or cleaning of the bedroom and/or residence, unless someone takes responsibility for it. Individuals claiming responsibility will need to complete a Damage Responsibility form by May 17. Write out in detail who is claiming responsibility for what item. All responsible parties need to sign the form in order for th eform to be valid. Charging all licensees equally is a normal rental practice. The way to avoid being charged for something you didn’t do is by getting the other individual to accept responsibility

Once all the charges are calculated and finalized, we will mail you an itemized invoice which will be due in thirty days. Security deposits were not collected from the residents, which means all damages and excessive cleaning charges will be an additional out of pocket expense. Please make sure you have contaced all the appropriate offices and have completed everything that was needed.