Departures & Move Out

Residents moving out and not planning to return for spring semester, including those graduating, withdrawing, or transferring to another institution, must follow the guidelines below.

  1. Remove all belongings, food and trash, and leave room in good condition.
  2. Schedule a room check with your RA to complete your Room Condition Report (RCR).
  3. Return your keys to the hall's Service Center upon completion of the RCR. You may not return your keys via mail. 

Students who are not returning to university housing for the Spring 2024 semester must complete their move out of their fall housing assignment by December 9 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). 

Safety First

Please follow safety precautions, whether leaving for break or completely moving out of your unit.  Curbside parking is limited to 15 minutes. As with move-in, you are encouraged to use a personal cart to speed up your move.

Contract Buyout

Residents who are not required to live in university housing (upper-classmen and local residents) during the Spring 2024 semester may buy out the remaining portion of their contract. See the "contract buyout" section of the housing  Terms and Conditions for additional details.

Please allow up to 10 business days to process your request. Students planning to not return in the spring semester should complete their request before Dec. 8 to ensure response prior to winter break.

Upon acknowledgement of buyout, follow check-out process above.

Students who are not returning to university housing for the Spring 2024 semester must complete their move out of their fall housing assignment by December 9 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)


The move-in/move-out map shows parking (green structures) in relation to residence communities, as well as unloading areas. More detailed Google maps and coordinates can be found on the Parking website.



Please complete the following departure tasks by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 31, your Sublease end date. We are not able to extend your stay past this time. Check your apartment thoroughly before you leave to make sure you have not left any personal items behind.

Complete the following steps if the apartment will be totally vacated:

  • Clean and wash all cabinets, cupboards, bathroom and closets.  
  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer.  
  • Clean the stove (including the burners) and oven.  
  • Sweep and mop all floors.  
  • Clean balcony/patio, removing belongings and debris.  
  • Remove all personal belongings, including furniture. Bring all trash to the dumpster. 
  • Reset your internet passwords to the original settings
  • Remove your belongings and debris from the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and common areas.
  • Remove name labels from the mailbox. Submit an online Change of Address form to the US Postal Service. Change your delivery addresses for Amazon and other online stores.
  • Return your keys to Uptown Rentals by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 31. We are not able to extend your stay past this time.
  • Complete all cleaning and remove all belongings before you return your keys.
  • All apartment and mailbox keys should be returned to the Uptown Rentals office located at 2718 Vine Street by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 31.

Will any of your roommates be staying in the apartment?

  • The deposit will stay with the apartment until everyone moves. 
  • Tenants departing occupied apartments will not be eligible to receive any portion of the deposit. The statements below do not apply.

Are you moving to another graduate housing apartment?

  • Your deposit will roll over to your new apartment.
  • You will have to pay to bring the deposit back to $500 if there are cleaning, damage or item removal deductions.

Are you leaving graduate housing?

One tenant should complete the security deposit forwarding address survey below, noting the following:

  • The recipient must be on the lease. 
  • Deposits can only be sent to US addresses. 
  • Include the full address, including the apartment number.
  • It typically takes about 30 days for the recipient to receive the deposit check. Please provide an address that will be valid for at least 60 days. It may take longer if the we do not receive a valid address in a timely manner.

Can I stay longer than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 31?
We are not able to honor requests to stay past this time and date due to the tight cleaning and turnaround time to prepare for new tenants.

Am I able to leave furniture or other items behind so my friend can pick them up?
We are not able to keep items in rooms after the lease expires. Please arrange for your friend to pick up the items before you leave. 

Where do I turn in my keys if I am leaving at a time outside of business hours?
There is a secured box outside of the Uptown Rentals office where keys can be returned at any time.

What is the deadline for relocating into my new apartment if I am moving to a different apartment in University Housing?
Please complete your move by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 31.

Complete Forwarding Address Form