Nittany Lion moving into residence halls

Moving In & Moving Out

Moving In


Visit our Arrival website to learn more about moving into your room, including the check-in schedule, check-in locations, and helpful checklists.

All students should complete the eLiving room inspection form when they move into a room, either at the beginning of the semester or due to room changes mid-semester. Completing this form will identify any issues that existed in the room prior to your arrival so that you aren't charged for damage or missing items.


Moving Out


Everyone living in a residence hall room is responsible for the condition of that room at the time of check-out. Roommates need to develop a plan together for cleaning and getting the room back to its original move-in state. All students must check out and leave the residence halls by the day after their last final examination.

To avoid charges for damages and additional clean-up, please follow these move-out instructions:

  • Remove all personal belongings from your room.
  • Remove all decorations, stickers, and tape/putty from surfaces.
  • Clean the furniture, including the interiors of drawers, shelves, etc.
  • Clean any common areas in your room – bathrooms, hallways, study areas, etc.
  • Sweep/vacuum the floor.
Refrigerator/microwave unit
  • Clean the entire unit inside and out.
  • Defrost the refrigerator, but keep the unit plugged in and turned on.
  • Return furniture to its original location.
When you are ready to leave
  • Take all trash to the dumpster
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Lock and secure your door.
  • Return key to HFS Office or designated Key Drop

Please check with Housing and Food Services or your RA if you have any questions about checkout. Any charges incurred from damages or for additional cleaning will be assessed by Housing and Food Services after checkout.