Moving Out

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What type of move-out do you need to complete?

Not staying for Summer?

For residents not continuing to live in Court 17 for the Summer, move-out must be completed by Noon (12:00pm) on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.   Be sure to complete the move-out checklist and communicate with your roommate(s) to avoid cleaning and damage fees.

Continuing for Summer?

If you have completed your Summer Housing Application and accepted your Summer Housing Offer, you will continue living in Court 17 until the start of the Summer Quarter on Sunday, June 23rd.

While our goal is to minimize the number of moves a summer resident will make, most residents will be asked to move at least once.  Information about Summer assignments will be emailed no later than May 10th and will provide additional information about moves.  Summer moves will occur between Wednesday, June 19th and Monday, July 1st depending on the availability of the spaces.


Congratulations!  Students participating in Commencement occurring on Monday June 17th, 2019 can request an extension of their housing agreement through 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 19th by completing this form no later than Sunday, May 19th.

Be sure to complete the move-out checklist and communicate with your roommate(s) to avoid cleaning and damage fees.


How to move-out (and avoid fees)

While moving out can be stressful, it doesn't have to be.  By planning ahead and communicating with your roommate(s), you can successfully move out of Court 17 and avoid improper move-out and cleaning fees.

First: Attend Floor Meeting

Your RA will be hosting an end of year floor meeting that provides full details about closing procedures (check with your RA for location, date, and time)

Second: Forward Your Mail

After move-out, Housing staff are not able to access individual mailboxes and will not accept packages for former residents.  As you prepare to depart from Court 17 for the Summer, please be sure to update your address:

  1. Update your address using MyUW.
  2. Complete a USPS Change of Address, choosing an individual move.

Updating your address in MyUW will not automatically forward your mail.  You must complete both steps.

Third: Complete Move-Out Checklist

It is important that roommates communicate about they each will ensure that this checklist is completed.  Any damage or improper move-out charges will be split between all residents. 

  • Remove all non-University property from the room, bathrooms, closets, vanities, drawers and cabinets.

  • Move ALL furniture back to its original position; specifically the bed needs to be returned to its original location and height (if applicable)

  • Return the internet router and cable box to their original locations.

  • Remove everything off the interior walls, windows, ceilings, floors and doors (no sticky residue, tape, etc.)

  • Empty, dust, and wipe down drawers and closets.

  • Dispose of all trash & recycling in the designated areas in the trash rooms (DO NOT leave in hallways, bathrooms, or other common areas.)

  • Thoroughly clean the bathroom shower, toilet, sink and floor

  • Thoroughly clean the kitchen, including appliances, sink and floor

  • Close the blinds and turn off all lights.

Fourth: Attend Scheduled Move-Out Appointment

During your appointment, an RA will ensure that you have completed the Move-out Checklist and assess your apartment for any damage and/or cleaning charges.   Once completed, you will turn in your keys and access card and complete your Apartment Condition Report (ACR) and can then depart for the Summer!

Important Dates

By 12:00pm Saturday, June 15th, 2019

For all students, unless previously approved in writing by Housing & Residence Life.

Don't get fined

When you move out, here are some charges to avoid:

$   25.00

Improper Check Out

Did not complete proper process, failed to schedule, miss appointment

$   50.00

Late Check Out

Checked out after designated time

$ 105.00

Furniture Reset

Including returning beds to original position

$   50.00

Additional cleaning fee

Per person, per affected area 

$   10.00

Unreturned access card or desk drawer key*

*2nd & 5th floor residents only

$   15.00 Unreturned mail key
$ 100.00 Unreturned apartment key