Timeline and Steps

Check-Out Timeline

  • Non-seniors must check-out of rooms by noon on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 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 23, 2019.
  • Resident Advisers must check out of rooms by noon on Friday, May 24, 2019.
  • 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 May 3, 2019, 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, Hartley, Watt, Ruggles or Woodbridge Hall. Keep your Columbia University ID card. If you are looking to check-out prior to Wednesday, May 3rd, 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 Student Mail Center in Wien 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 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 17, 20199:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 20197:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 20191:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 20197:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  
Broadway/Hogan Street Level Entrance:
Thursday, May 16, 20199:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday, May 17, 20199:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 20197:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 20191:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 20197:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  
Amsterdam Avenue, via the Hartley-Wallach Gate:
Thursday, May 16, 20199:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Friday, May 17, 20199:00 AM to 11:00 PM 
Saturday, May 18, 20197:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 20197:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Monday, May 20, 20198:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 20198:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 201912:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 20197:00 AM to 3:00 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 17, 2019West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019West 113 Street between Amsterdam and Riverside7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019West 114 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019West 115 Street between Broadway and Riverside7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2019Morningside Drive between West 116 Street and West 118 Street7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2019West 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 17, 2019Schapiro Hall8:00 AM9:00 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2019Schapiro Hall7:00 AM12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 22, 2019East Campus (Morningside Dr. Entrance)1:00 PM9:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2019East 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 HallInstallation DateInstallation TimeRemoval DateRemoval Time
McBainWednesday, May 13, 201912:00 PMTuesday, May 28, 20193:00 PM
WattWednesday, May 13, 201912:00 PMTuesday, May 28, 20193:00 PM
RiverWednesday, May 13, 201912:00 PMTuesday, May 28, 20193:00 PM
WoodbridgeWednesday, May 13, 201912:00 PMTuesday, May 28, 20193:00 PM