What residents need to know about moving out of the residence halls at the end of the academic term or year.

COVID-19 Update

Please be aware that due to changes in processes related to COVID-19 that the information on this page may be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated as they arise.


Check-Out Timeline

  • Check-Out dates are published in the Housing calendar.
  • Extensions are not permitted. Fees are assessed for late Check-Out.

Steps to Check-Out

  1. Complete online maintenance requests to resolve issues in your room.
  2. Pack and remove all personal belongings from your room, kitchen, and common areas: double-check drawers, closets, and corners carefully: double-check drawers, closets, and corners carefully. Items left behind in the room will be discarded.
  3. Do not leave personal belongings in the hallway unattended. If you need to store your belongings for the summer months, refer to the storage page in the Guide to Living for a list of local vendors.
  4. Remove all trash to designated locations (locations provided below.) Trash bags are available from your RA if you need them. Trash chutes are closed during Check-Out so please bring your garbage to the designated areas.
  5. Clean and sweep/vacuum your room, suite, kitchens, and common areas, where applicable.
  6. Remove message boards, door tags, posters, and tape from your door(s) and walls.
  7. Close and lock your door and windows.
  8. Use Web Check-Out in the Housing Portal. If you are planning to check-out early, visit the Hartley Hospitality Desk.

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 Hospitality Desk, by email, or phone at 212-854-2946.

Storage and Shipping

If you need help packing, and/or need to have your belongings stored for the summer months or shipped to you, please refer to the storage page in the Guide to Living. Boxes are available at the Hartley Hospitality Desk. 

Special Access During Check-Out

    To facilitate Check-Out, the Broadway street level doors, the East Campus B3 Level Entrance and Amsterdam Avenue via the Hartley-Wallach Gate will be accessible to residents.  Dates and times that these entrances will be open will be posted here when available.  

    Bin Loans

    Bins for Check-Out will be available from the following locations and can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time. 

    • Wallach Lounge: April 27, 29, 30 & May 1 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
    • East Campus B3: May 1 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

    Bins should be returned to the location from which they were borrowed when you are done. Please consult the Guide to Living for complete policy information concerning moving bins.

    If you need a blue bin before April 27, please visit the Hartley Hospitality Desk

    Room Damages

    Residents are financially responsible for any damages, missing items, or unsatisfactory conditions in their room. Review the Damage/Vandalism section of the Guide to Living for additional information and a listing of all damage charges. Damage charges are assessed based on inspections carried out by Resident Advisers and an evaluation of the state of the room or suite relative to the Room Inventory Report completed by student(s) at the beginning of the residency period.

    Garbage Disposal Areas