Timeline and Steps

Check-Out Timeline

  • Non-seniors must check-out of rooms by noon on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 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 19, 2016.
  • Resident Advisers must check out of rooms by noon on Friday, May 20, 2016.
  • No extensions are granted. Fees are assessed for late Check-Out.

Steps

  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. All residents are responsible for cleaning their private areas.
     
  7. Remove message boards, door tags, posters, and tape from your door(s) and walls.
     
  8. Close and lock your door and windows.
     
  9. Check-out using Web Check-Out in the Housing Portal. If you have a hard key, drop it in the box in your lobby upon your departure. Keep your Columbia University ID card.
     
  10. If you are not returning in the fall, return your mailbox key to the Student Package Center in 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 13              Noon to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14          7:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday, May 18      1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19         7:00 a.m. to Noon
Broadway/Hogan Street Level Entrance:
  • Thursday, May 12          Noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13               Noon to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 14           7:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday, May 18       1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 19          7:00 a.m. to Noon
Amsterdam Avenue, via the Hartley-Wallach Gate:
  • Thursday, May 12           Noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 13                Noon to 11:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, May 14            7:00 a.m. to Noon

 

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 13, 2016West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016West 113 Street between Amsterdam and Riverside7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016West 115 Street between Broadway and Riverside7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 2016Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Please consult the Guide to Living for complete policy information concerning moving bins.
 
Bin loans will be unavailable at the Hartley Hospitality Desk on the following dates and times due to Class Days and Commencement ceremonies taking place on South Lawn:
 
  • Sunday, May 15               9:45 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 16              7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 17              8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 18         6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, May 19            9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bin loans will be available for students to borrow at the following locations at the times listed below:

Date:Location:Start Time:End Time:
Friday, May 13, 2016Carman Hall8:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 2016Schapiro Hall8:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 2016Broadway Hall8:00 a.m.11:00 p.m.
    
Saturday, May 14, 2016Carman Hall7:00 a.m.Noon
Saturday, May 14, 2016Schapiro Hall7:00 a.m.Noon
Saturday, May 14, 2016Broadway Hall7:00 a.m.Noon
Saturday, May 14, 2016East Campus (Morningside Entrance)7:00 a.m.Noon
    
Wednesday, May 18, 2016Broadway Hall1:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016East Campus (Morningside Entrance)1:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
    
Thursday, May 19, 2016Broadway Hall7:00 a.m.Noon
Thursday, May 19, 2016

East Campus (Morningside Entrance)

7:00 a.m.Noon

 

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

BuildingInstallRemoveRe-InstallRemove (Final)
McBain5/12 by 12 p.m.5/24 by 3 p.m.---------------------
Watt5/12 by 12 p.m.5/24 by 3 p.m.---------------------
River5/12 by 12 p.m.5/24 by 3 p.m.---------------------
Ruggles5/12 by 12 p.m.5/16 by 3 p.m.5/18 after Commencement5/20 by 3 p.m.
Woodbridge5/12 by 12 p.m.5/24 by 3 p.m.---------------------