Fall Move-Out

We are committed to making move-out a safe and smooth process this fall.

As a reminder, residence halls close at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Please complete a Late Stay Request form if you are unable to leave campus by this day and time due to a late class or travel issues.

Key Points:

  • Guests are not allowed inside the residence halls.
  • If you do have someone coming to campus to help you move out, they must stay outside at all times.
  • Anyone coming to campus to move-out must fill out the LiveSafe Health Screening before arriving.

Preparing to Leave Campus

Take the following items home with you:

  • Everything of value (sentimental, money, expensive items, etc.)
  • Pet fish and plants
  • Candles and incense (previously lit or unlit), extension cords, multi-plug adaptors, and appliances. These items are not permitted.
  • Garbage bags, boxes, and labels can be picked up from the Office of Residential Life or your RA.
  • Thoroughly clean your housing unit (mop, sweep, vacuum, put items away).
  • Remove and dispose of all perishable items (milk, vegetables/fruit, meat, etc.) from all refrigerators.
  • Dispose of all opened food not stored in a container.
  • Take all recycling and trash to a recycling receptacle or dumpster. (There is a $25/bag fee for trash that has not been removed from you housing unit). 
  • Ensure any unassigned bed spaces are free of belongings and available for a new student to move-in before the first day of classes.
  • Unplug all items in room/suite/apartment – except refrigerators. All refrigerators should remain plugged in.
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Put shades halfway down on floors 2-5 and all the way down on first floors.
  • Adjust your heat as specified below: 
    • Park River/Regents Park/Village – set thermostats to 65 degrees
    • Neighborhoods A-F – turn off heating units
    • Hawk Hall – residents do not need to do anything
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Lock room/suite/apartment door(s) and take keys and ID home with you. 
  • Clearly delineate which items belong to each roommate (place belongings onto/next to each student’s bed). 
  • Move all items from common areas (bathrooms and living areas) to your personal living space and/or clearly mark, with a label, who owns each item.
  • Remove all items from bathroom towel bars, sinks and counters so that Facilities can fully clean every bathroom.  
  • Wash dishes or be billed $50 to clean any unwashed dishes.        
  • Move all items from common areas (bathrooms, kitchens, and living areas) to their personal living space and/or clearly mark, with a label, who owns each item.
  • Remove all items from bathroom/kitchen towel bars, sinks and counters so that Facilities can fully clean every kitchen and bathroom.  
  • Wash dishes or be billed $50 to clean any unwashed dishes.    

Cars on Campus

If you plan to leave your vehicle on campus during the Thanksgiving and winter break, it is important that you park in E Lot for security and snow removal purposes. Parking Lot E is located adjacent to the Public Safety Office. The vehicle must have a current parking permit. If you are unable to find a parking space in E Lot, please contact Public Safety at 860.768.7985. The dispatcher will direct you to an alternate parking lot.

Withdrawing from Housing

Please note that all first and second year students are required to live on campus unless they have received an exception from the Office of Residential Life*

If you are graduating, transferring, or are unsure whether you will be returning to campus housing, please follow the steps below. You can submit a request to withdraw from housing by emailing us at

  • Take ALL personal items, furniture, property out of your room/suite/apartment
  • Remove all trash from your room/suite/apartment
  • Clean your room (mop/sweep/vacuum the floor; wipe down any University furniture; and make sure all personal items have been removed)

Complete the checkout process by turning in your room/suite/apartment key(s) to the Office of Residential Life. Our hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1–8 p.m.

If you are unable to checkout during any of the hours available, you need to make arrangements ahead of time with either your RA or Resident Director (RD) to ensure you properly checkout of housing. 

You should plan to give at least 24 hours advance notice if checking out during unscheduled hours. 

If you are not returning to campus housing for the Spring 2021 semester and do not return your keys by Friday December 18th at PM, you will be charged for a lock change: $120.00 for A - F complexes; $150.00 for Regents Park, Park River, and the Village. 

In order to avoid a lock change charge, be sure to properly checkout with a member of Residential Life.