Moving Out of Residence Halls
End of Fall 2015
While residence halls will close for winter break at 10am CST on Saturday, December 12, 2015, students do not need to remove all of their belongings if they will be returning to UA for spring semester.
End of Spring 2016
All residence halls close at 10am CST on Saturday, May 7, 2016, for undergraduates and at 6pm on Saturday, May 7 for graduating seniors.
You must check out within 24 hours of your last exam. Graduating seniors and members of approved groups may stay beyond 24 hours after their last exam, but must still be checked out in time for the closing of residence halls on Saturday, May 7. If you need a personal extension, submit your request in writing to your Community Director prior to noon on Friday, April 29.
You must check out with an RA! Both you and your RA will go through your completely empty room, noting any problems and discrepancies between the opening condition of your room and the check-out condition. You will both sign the Room Condition Report and you will give your keys directly to the RA.
NOTE: If you do not check out properly with your RA you may be charged fees that could have been avoided. Your RA does not assess damage charges, so you will be contacted after you leave, if necessary.
Your RA will post available times for check out appointments. Please sign up for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance of your projected departure. If you can't check out during any of these times, please check with other staff in the building or your community's front desk.
To avoid charges you must:
- Take all of your belongings.
- All drawers and closets should be completely empty.
- The floor must be cleaned and vacuumed/swept/mopped. Wipe down the bathrooms and kitchen in any suite-style rooms.
- All trash must be taken out.
- Microfridge/refrigerator must be emptied, cleaned and dry. Microfridges should also be defrosted.
- The beds must be unbunked (if applicable).
- Remove everything from the floors, walls, ceiling, etc.
- Unplug all electrical appliances, turn the lights off, lock the windows and shut the blinds.
- Leave Heat/AC unit turned on low.
- Check out with your RA once your belongings have been removed (be sure to lock your door and turn in your keys).
Things to Remember:
- Don't forget your bike. Unclaimed bikes are collected and sold at auction.
- Considering donating gently used items to charity.
- Please use the area near the dumpsters to discard large furniture and other items.
- Keep your eyes open for postings of further check out information.
- Contact your RA or Community Director if you have any questions.
- You will not have access to your room after you turn in your keys.
Please review the list of damage charges (PDF) that may be applied to your student account if your room has been damaged or furniture is damaged or missing.
If you are flying home in May and need to store your belongings in Tuscaloosa for the summer, Collegiate Bed Loft Company offers a summer storage service for UA students.