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We are glad you chose to live on campus at South! Be sure to follow the steps below to properly complete the check-out process each time you vacate a room (mid-semester room changes and/or end of contract term) to avoid additional charges.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CANCELLATION: If you are considering cancelling your housing contract, please be sure to review the information on our Cancellation & Withdrawal information BEFORE MOVING OUT. 
SPRING 2017 CLOSING  
The residence halls close for spring semester beginning Friday, May 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM (noon) and remain closed until they re-open for summer semester move-in on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM. ALL residents who are not approved for Late Stay or Break Housing should check out of their housing assignment within the 12-hours following their last exam.
▼   Late Stay Requests / Break Housing Registration

LATE STAY REQUESTS / BREAK HOUSING REGISTRATION: USA Housing recognizes that some students may need to move out later than the scheduled closing of residence halls in order to meet academic or department requirements. Requests to stay late submitted between April 3 - 17, 2017 may be granted for students who have an active housing assignment and a documented, University-related need to move out of their spring housing assignment after residence hall closing (see dates/deadlines above). Approval of Late Stay requests and eligibility for Break Housing registration will be determined by USA Housing following the guidelines listed on our 'Late Stay / Break Housing' page.

CLICK HERE to visit the 'Late Stay / Break Housing' page, review the guidelines, and learn how to submit your request or registration.

CHECK-OUT PROCESS  
There are two (2) options to move out of your room each semester: Traditional Check-Out OR Express Check-Out (both outlined below). Please consult the University’s Academic Calendar for residence hall closing dates when making your plans for move-out. Contact your Resident Assistant (RA) or your Community Desk/Office for more details. 
▼   Traditional Check-Out

STEP 1: Contact your Community Office to schedule a check-out appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA).

  • Appointment must be scheduled 24 hours in advance (minimum) of your preferred time to check-out. Appointments scheduled less than 24 hours prior to the student's preferred check-out time will be subject to a $75 Improper Check-Out fee.

STEP 2: BEFORE your check-out appointment be sure to complete the following items. If these items have not been completed prior to scheduled appointment, the student will be subject to a $75 Improper Check-Out fee.

  • Remove all personal belongings and trash from your room
  • Clean your room/apartment/suite (including bathroom, floors, drawers, closets, fridge/appliances, and kitchen - if applicable)
  • Be prepared to return your room key to the RA at time of your appointment and otherwise ready to vacate room

STEP 3: Be in room at the scheduled time of your check-out appointment.

  • The RA should arrive to your room at the time of your appointment and will complete a Room Inspection (you should receive copy).
  • Return your room key to your RA
  • When you and your RA leave your room at the completion of check-out, blinds should be closed, lights should be off, and window(s)/door(s) closed and locked. 

NOTE: Rooms with belonging or trash left at the time of appointment (that do not belong to remaining resident(s) if applicable) will not be cleared for check-out and student will be required to reschedule for a later time after these items have been addressed. Be sure to take your bike (if applicable) as it may be tagged for removal.

▼   Express Check-Out

You may choose to skip scheduling a check-out appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA) by signing up for an Express Check-Out. To utilize this option, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Sign up for an Express Check Out by contacting your Community Office. This informs housing staff that you will not need to schedule an appointment with them.
  2. Remove all personal belongings and trash from your room
  3. Clean your room/apartment/suite (including bathroom, floors, drawers, closets, fridge/appliances, and kitchen - if applicable)
  4. When leaving the room the final time, be sure your blinds are closed, lights are off, and window(s)/door(s) are closed and locked.
  5. Complete the Express Check-Out form (click here to get the form) and turn in your completed form AND room key to your Community Office. You may choose to get a printed form from your Community Office to complete before turning in your key.

NOTE: Student belongings left in a room at the time of check-out may be considered abandoned and discarded within 24-hours of staff becoming aware the student has vacated the unit. Be sure to take your bike (if applicable) as it may be tagged for removal.


FEES ASSOCIATED WITH CHECK-OUT

A $50.00 lock change charge may be assessed if the room key is not returned at check-out. Failure to follow the check-out procedures may result in a $75.00 assessment fee for improper check-out. Moreover, the resident may be assessed fees for room damages.