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Check-out Expectations

All students, including Graduating Seniors, must completely empty their rooms of their personal belongings before checking out with the Residence Life Staff. See Check-out Options page for proper check-out procedures. Any items left will be discarded, and residents may be charged (View FAQs for more details). Dumpsters will be placed in the vicinity of the residence halls for easy trash disposal. All students should throw away the trash in the dumpsters provided before checking out of their room/suite/apartment. Please also consider donating any items in good quality to RATS (Recycle All That Stuff) through the Office of Social Justice.

Preparation of your Room/Suite/Apartment
All rooms must be cleaned, swept, wiped down and mopped before leaving campus. This includes floors, desks, dressers, closets, cabinets, microfridges, common areas, bathrooms, kitchens, walls, ceilings, etc.  Residence Life Staff will have limited cleaning supplies for students to use in the residence halls. The furniture in all rooms must be reassembled, if necessary, and rearranged back to the original layout from August move-in.

Do you want to make sure you don't miss anything when preparing your room for closing? 
Download a Closing Checklist! (.pdf)

Check-out Options

► See check-out options

Express Check-out (Envelope shown below) - Receive from RA or Residence Life Office.
 If you do not sign up with an RA for RA Regular Checkout by May 7, 2013, you will need to utilize the Express Checkout Option.

Regular RA Check-out (Envelope/Form shown below)- Receive from RA or Residence Life Office.
Must sign up by May 7, 2013 to utilize this checkout option


Damage Responsibility Form
You may download the Damage Responsibility Form (.pdf) or get a printed copy from your RA. The purpose of this form is to take responsibility for any damage in the room to avoid everyone being charged for damages.

Any damages not listed on the Damage Responsibility Form that are found during check out will be divided up among the residents of the room/suite/apartment. The cost associated with repairing the damage(s) will be divided up and charged to each resident.

Damage Charges

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