The residence halls will close on Sunday, May 5 2024, at 12:00 P.M. EST.  

Check-Out Instructions

Closing instructions will be provided to students in more detail from their Resident Assistant. Each student will be required to confirm check-out of their room with Residence Life Staff. This can be done in one of two ways: In-Person Check-Out or Express Check-Out.

In Person Check-Out: Students can contact Residence Life Staff immediately prior to departing campus. Staff members will conduct a visual inspection of the room, note any damages, and receive keys.

Express Check-Out: After all items have been removed from their space, students should lock their room and place keys in an Express Check-Out Key Return Envelope. Students can pick up Express Check-Out envelopes in their building's lobby. Student should fill out the front of the envelope, place keys inside, seal the envelope, and deposit it into the building drop box in their building's lobby.

Failure to properly return the room key will result in additional charges . 

To properly check-out of students must:

  • Remove all personal belongings.  Any personal items left behind will be considered abandoned property and discarded.  The University assumes no liability for items left behind. Please see the Abandoned Property policy for move information.
  • All University furniture must be present, fully assembled, and in good condition. 
  • Remove all photos/decorations from the walls and doors. 
  • Do not leave any belongings in the hallways, lobbies, common area, etc. 
  • Turn off all lights, faucets, and kitchen appliances (if applicable). 
  • Clean the room of any trash and dispose of appropriately in the trash rooms. 
  • Close and lock all doors and windows. 
  • Report any maintenance issues to Facilities. 
  • Report all ethernet and cable issues to Resnet. 
  • Report all furniture requests to Housing Services
  • Properly return room key(s) to a Residence Life staff member through an In Person Check-Out or an Express Check-Out

Below is an overview of the Residence Hall Office hours for closing.  It is possible that the office could be closed temporarily when available staff are assisting students checking out of their rooms.  If this is the case, a number will be posted on the door to reach the on-call staff member. 

Monday, April 29 - Sunday, May 5 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 12 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Damage Billing Information

Students will receive notification when damages have been posted to student accounts, if applicable. Once charges are assigned it generally takes 7-10 days to be posted to individual student accounts. Billing information in MyHousing, accessible through Cardinal Students, reflects current charges for all housing related items.  More information on Damage Billing is available here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there storage options if I can't take something with me?

The University recommends working with CollegeBoxes for students who are interested in shipping and storage options for their belongings. Students should reach out to the company directly to explore shipping and storage availability.  There is also a CubeSmart storage facility located close to campus.  The University does not offer on-campus storage options. 

How do I return my room key if I already packed up & left campus?

Please contact your Community Director and ask if Residence Life can accept a late returned key.  It is possible that a Facilities Request to recore the door for a "lost key" has already been processed.  If so, it may be too late to return the key in-person or via mail and lost key charges may be added to your student account. 

Will moving carts be available?

Yes, moving carts are typically available from the Residence Hall Office on a first-come, first-served basis.

Will University staff be available to help me pack my belongings?

No, Housing Services and Residence Life staff will not be available to assist with packing belongings and/or removing belongings from the residence halls. Having outside helpers (i.e. family, friends, etc).  will be dependent on current visitation regulations within the halls.  More information will be shared by the Resident Assistant during Closing Floor Meetings.