Timeline and Steps

Check-Out Timeline

  • Non-seniors must check-out of rooms by noon on Saturday, May 13, 2017, or within 24 hours of their last exam, whichever comes first.
  • Seniors must check-out of rooms by noon on the day following Commencement: Thursday, May 18, 2017.
  • Resident Advisers must check out of rooms by noon on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
  • No extensions are granted. Fees are assessed for late Check-Out.

Steps & Web Check-Out

  1. Complete online maintenance requests to resolve issues in your room.
     
  2. Inform your Resident Adviser of your confirmed departure date/time.
     
  3. Pack and remove all personal belongings from your room, kitchen, and common areas: double-check drawers, closets, and corners carefully. Items left behind in the room will be discarded. Do not leave personal belongings in the hallway unattended.
     
  4. Take any food, laundry detergent, dish soap, clothes, books, TVs, and computers that you wish to recycle to Give + Go Green stations. Before recycling or donating computers, permanently wipe your old hard drives using DBAN, a free file deletion program offered by CUIT.
     
  5. Remove all trash to designated locations. Trash bags will be made available. Trash chutes are closed during Check-Out. Additional information will be provided via email closer to check-out.
     
  6. Clean and sweep/vacuum your room, suite, kitchens, and common areas, where applicable.
     
  7. Remove message boards, door tags, posters, and tape from your door(s) and walls.
     
  8. Close and lock your door and windows.
     
  9. Starting Thursday, May 4, 2017, Check-out using Web Check-Out in the Housing Portal. If you have a hard key, drop it in a check-out box located in the lobbies of Broadway, Harltey, Watt, or Woodbridge Hall. Keep your Columbia University ID card. If you are looking to check-out prior to Wednesday, May 10th, please visit the Hartley Hospitality Desk. Web Check-out will become unavailable 48 hours after the Commencement ceremony.
     
  10. If you are not returning in the fall, return your mailbox key to the Mail window on the 4th floor of Lerner Hall.

If you have any questions, be sure to consult the Check-Out procedures outlined in the Guide to Living or contact Housing in person at the Hartley Hospitality Desk, by email, or phone at 212-854-2779.

To facilitate Check-Out, the following building entrances will be accessible to residents on the dates and times below:

East Campus B3 Level Entrance (on Morningside Drive):
Friday, May 12, 20179:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 20177:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 20171:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 20177:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  
Broadway/Hogan Street Level Entrance:
Thursday, May 11, 20179:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 20179:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 20177:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 20171:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 20177:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  
Amsterdam Avenue, via the Hartley-Wallach Gate:
Thursday, May 11, 20179:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 20179:00 AM to 11:00 PM 
Saturday, May 13, 20177:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 

Street Closures

In order to keep the Check-Out process flowing smoothly, we have closed the following streets during the times listed below:

DateStreet ClosuresTime Closed
Friday, May 12, 2017West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017West 113 Street between Amsterdam and Riverside7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017West 115 Street between Broadway and Riverside7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam7:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 

Please consult the Guide to Living for complete policy information concerning moving bins.
 
Bin loans are available via the Hartley Hospitality Desk 24/7. During peak check-out times, alternate bin loan locations are made available.
 
DateResidence HallStart TimeEnd Time
All DaysHarley Hospitality Desk24/7
Friday, May 12, 2017Schapiro Hall8:00 AM11:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017Schapiro Hall7:00 AM12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2017East Campus (Morningside Dr. Entrance)1:00 PM11:00 PM
Thursday, May 18, 2017East Campus (Morningside Dr. Entrance)7:00 AM12:00 PM
 
Bins should be returned to the loan location. Bin loans are 2 hours.
 
During Commencement ceremonies, bins are not permitted on College Walk or the walkways around the South Lawns. See map for suggested routes.

Ramps, for bin access, will be provided at buildings that have steps at the entrance. Buildings, dates, and times are listed below:

Residence HallInstallationRemoval
McBain5/10/17 by 12 PM5/23/17 by 3 PM
Watt5/10/17 by 12 PM5/23/17 by 3 PM
River5/10/17 by 12 PM5/23/17 by 3 PM
Ruggles5/10/17 by 12 PM5/23/17 by 3 PM
Woodbridge5/10/17 by 12 PM5/23/17 by 3 PM