Stack of packed boxes

Below you’ll find information around some of the most common questions we see during closing. For more specific information about this year’s closing process, please visit the Move Out page linked below.


  • Timeline
    • Saturday, May 1 – Move-Out Appointments begin
    • Thursday, May 6 – Last day of classes
    • Saturday, May 15 – Final Exams end
    • Sunday, May 16 – Residence Halls close @ 2 p.m. for non-seniors
      • Approved students must transition to Interim Housing by this time.
    • Sunday, May 16 – Commencement
      • Residence Halls close for seniors and those approved for official involvement in Commencement at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 17
  • Interim Housing

    Interim Housing is available for students who meet certain criteria to stay on campus beyond our first closing date of May 16. 

    • Students approved for Interim Housing must transition to Interim Housing by Sunday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
    • There is a charge ($15 per night) for students staying in Interim Housing for purposes other than commencement.
    • You are not guaranteed Interim Housing until your request has been approved.


  • Check-Out Process

    ALL students must sign up for a move-out appointment. To sign-up please follow the instructions you will receive via email.

    Students are expected to check-out within 24 Hours after their last final exam.

    For more information, check our Move Out page.

  • Closing FAQ

    Lost Your Keys?
    If you have lost your key(s) or fail to return your key(s) at check-out, you will be charged for a lock core change and replacement of the key(s). The cost of recoring a lock is a minimum of $75.00.

    Deacs Donate!
    As you are cleaning your residential space, you are encouraged to donate re-usable furniture and clothing by way of Deacs Donate, a non-profit initiative designed to reduce end-of-the year waste and benefit local families. Students wishing to donate clothing should look for marked boxes in the lobby areas of residence halls. Take furniture outside of the residence hall to designated areas.

    In effort to honor the intent of donations, we ask that items not be removed once placed in Deacs Donate collection locations.

    Do you have bulk trash items?
    Large items and bagged trash should be taken to one of the following designated trash pick-up areas. You are responsible for removing, from the building, any items in the room that were not present at check-in. You will not be able to leave the items in the hallways, balconies, courtyards, or common areas. Regardless of which type of check-out you participate in, all bulk trash items (which includes bagged trash) must be removed from your room and surrounding common areas and placed in the appropriate Bulk Trash location or an additional housekeeping fine (minimum of $50.00) will be assessed to each resident.

    Summer Storage?
    Summer storage is NOT available in the residence halls or houses. Review Campus Resources for information about approved storage options or reach out to Storage Scholars.

    All MicroFridge® appliances must be cleaned (inside and out, as well as the removal of any stickers or magnets), defrosted and wiped dry. Please leave the MicroFridge® appliance unplugged and the doors open on both parts of the appliance.

    Receive a Bill For Damage?
    Residence Life and Housing will forward billable damage information to Financial and Accounting Services within 12 working days after commencement. Prompt payment once you receive notification from Financial and Accounting Services is requested to avoid a hold being placed on your record for registration, room check-in for the fall term, Off-Campus Housing approval or transcript release. If you feel that you have been issued a bill incorrectly, and you did not participate in the Express Check-Out process, you may appeal the bill, in writing, within 30 days of receipt of the bill to Residence Life and Housing, Please include your name, room number and building; as well as, your reason for appeal.

    Additional Questions?

    See your hall staff or contact Residence Life and Housing via e-mail at or telephone at 336.758.5185.

  • Summer School 2021

    Students who wish to live on campus for summer school will need to request housing through the Housing Portal.  Rooms are assigned first-come, first-served based on availability.  Preferences are not guaranteed.

    More information can be found on our Summer School page.

    If you have questions regarding Summer School room assignments, contact Kristy Eanes, Assignments Coordinator or call 336.758.5185.