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Moving In & Moving Out

Moving In

WE ARE getting ready for Arrival, are you?

Visit our Arrival website to learn more about the Arrival process, including the check-in schedule, check-in locations, and checklists.

Moving Out

It's exciting to plan your move back home! To expedite moving out, it is recommended that students start packing their personal items BEFORE their planned departure (especially if someone is picking them up, to reduce time cars are parked on campus).

Each student living in University Housing is responsible for the condition of that room at the time of check-out. Roommates need to develop a plan together for cleaning and returning the room, suite, or apartment to its original, move-in state. Cleaning supplies and vacuum cleaners are available at each Commons Desk. All students must check out (by returning the room key to the Commons Desk) and leave University Housing by the day after their last final examination.

  • Fall semester: University housing closes at 4:00 p.m. on the day following the last scheduled examination for official University courses, as announced by the University Registrar.
  • Spring semester: University housing closes at 4:00 p.m. either one (1) or two (2) days following the last schedule examination for official University courses, as announced by the University Registrar.
  • Summer Session: University housing closes at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, the day following the last scheduled examination for official University courses, as announced by the University Registrar.
  • Early Building Closures: Due to summer housing needs and construction projects, several residence halls will close a day earlier than the rest of campus. Students assigned to those buildings will be notified in advance. These buildings are used for Maymester housing, which begins on Sunday, the same day as spring closedown. Time is required to clean the building for use.
  • Withdrawals: If a student withdraws from the University, the student must officially check-out within 24 hours.


Move-Out Instructions

Spring Semester 2023: Students may move out on a date/time that is convenient for them; first year students who are residents of  East Halls (Brumbaugh, Earle, Geary, Hastings, Martin, McKean, Pennypacker, Pinchot, Snyder, Sproul, Stone, Stuart, Tener), North Halls (Robinson), Pollock Halls (Hartranft, Mifflin, Porter, Shulze, Shunk), and South Halls (Chace). must vacate prior to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, while students in all other areas must vacate by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

At the end of the last semester that a student will live in the room, Housing Operations will provide each room a Move-Out Instructions Checklist (see below for PDF file or pick up a copy at the Housing Operations office). Students should follow these instructions, complete the checklist, and have room inspected to officially move out of University Housing.  Students are responsible for the condition of their assigned space. Roommates need to develop a plan for cleaning and returning room, suite, or apartment to its original, move-in state. Adhering to these instructions will help avoid damage and cleaning charges being applied to the student's LionPATH account - charges may be assessed by Housing during a final inspection AFTER move-out; no charges accessed during move-out inspection.  Regardless of the first or last resident to move-out, students are responsible for any charges incurred from damages or cleaning (charges split amongst roommates unless responsibility is claimed).  Inspections required for the last roommate to depart by contacting your Housing Area or Resident Assistant (RA) during these times (plan accordingly):

  • April 29 & April 30: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Housing)

  • May 1 - May 7: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Housing), 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (RA)

Departing earlier or later? We can inspect even if room is not empty.

Move-Out Instuction Checklists (PDF):

Goodwill Donations

Goodwill Donations

From Saturday, April 22, to Sunday, May 7, collection bins will be available in the lobbies of all residence halls. Students are encouraged to drop off gently used and unwanted clothing, small household, and decorative items. Large furniture items will not be accepted. Unexpired food items may also be dropped off and will be distributed to local food pantries. 

Goodwill will collect and transport donations to its main sorting site after students move out, and then items will be distributed to Goodwill locations across a 15-county region to be sold.

Donations are a sustainable way for students to help protect the environment by keeping items out of landfills.