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Moving Out

Vacating at the end of the Academic Year

When you are checking out of the residence halls, your room and any shared spaces should be left in the same condition as when you arrived; this includes the furniture arrangement. You will be expected to clean your room and your portion of the shared spaces in your living area. Do not leave trash in the hallways of the building. Our custodial staff will have to clean it up and this could result in fines for every resident in the entire hallway. Please make sure to use the Express Checkout in your myHousing portal to let us know you have moved out. Failure to checkout can result in a $100 fee.

Make sure to change your mailing address through your Student Center account in your myHumboldt portal. If you update your address, we will forward your mail to you for up to one year. If you do not update your address or a year has elapsed, we will return your mail to sender.

Every Wednesday - Saturday of Spring finals week Donation Stations will pop up. Get ready for Donation Dash by setting aside clothes, school supplies, etc... to be donated. There will also be stations to take your non-perishable food, recycling, trash, and compost! Local charities will take your old items so that they can be distributed to the community. Look out for more information about Donation Dash in the weeks before finals.

Once you check out of your room, the premises will be inspected and you will be held financially liable for any damage or loss other than what is determined to be normal wear and tear.

If you wish to contest damage or cleaning charges, you will have 90 days to submit a damage appeal, found under Forms in the myHousing portal. If the damage charges were a result of you not properly documenting pre-existing damages on your room condition and charges are reversed, you may be charged a $25 administrative fee.

Any exception to persons being held financially responsible for damages, be it between roommates or those acknowledged by housing staff, must be documented in writing and on file with the RLC prior to check-out. Verbal acknowledgments by roommates or staff will not be accepted as reason to cancel or redirect damage charges. If you have concerns about being assessed for damages that are the result of actions of known individuals, you are encouraged to speak with your RLC prior to check-out.

The residence halls close for the academic year on the Saturday of Finals Week at 10:00 AM. You must be completely moved out of the residence halls by this time. Please inform your family of this check-out date and time as extensions are only granted for graduating seniors for an additional 24 hours. Beginning at 10:00 AM, residents will be charged $100 per day until they have completely vacated their room and checked out. 

Vacating during the Academic Year

The Housing & Residence Life and Dining License Agreement is binding for the academic year. The fee period starts the day the residence halls open, as cited in Section II-A of the Housing & Residence Life and Dining License Agreement and ends in May, on commencement. All students must submit a Vacate Form when vacating the residence halls at any time during the academic year. After the beginning of the fee period, students that vacate will be charged a $200 cancellation fee, and be charged a 30 day penalty for each day less that the 30 days' notice that is required. See the "License Cancellations/Revocations and Refund Policy" section of the Housing License for further clarification. Thirty days or less prior to the end of the fee period for each semester, accounts will not be adjusted.

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