Move-out Details

Fall Move-out

**Please note that while most academic courses will be remote learning instruction after the Thanksgiving weekend, residents do NOT need to complete their move out prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. Students are able to return to their campus housing assignment after Thanksgiving if they plan to leave campus for the holiday weekend. Thank you.**

Important Dates:

Last day of final exams: Thursday, December 17th.
Deadline to move off-campus if not noted as a Winter Resident: Friday, December 18th at noon.
Deadline to identify as a Winter Resident: Friday, December 11th.

Follow these links to a quick reference Move-Out Checklist for specific buildings:

Holly Pointe Commons Chestnut Hall, Evergreen Hall, Mimosa Hall, Magnolia Hall
Nexus Buildings Edgewood Park Apts, Int'l House, Townhouses, and Whitney Center Rowan Blvd Apts

 **If you / your student is planning on returning for the spring term there is NO NEED TO REMOVE ALL YOUR BELONGINGS prior to going home for Winter Break.** 

Please follow the below guidelines:

  • Empty your refrigerator of all perishable items- Leave it plugged in. 
  • Empty all trashcans / waste bins into common trash collection area.
  • Close all windows, turn off lights, and lock all doors.
  • Take all valuables, as well as any items you will need for an extended period at home.
  • Leave the heat ON! If you have a thermostat that can be controlled, set it no lower than 65 degrees. This is to prevent any frozen pipes in January.
  • You will NOT return your room key if you are returning to the same space in the Spring term. Be careful to keep track of your room key over the break. Lost keys will require a lock change at the expense of the student.

Building walk-throughs and entry into student rooms/apartments:
For the purpose of building safety and security, authorized staff from RLUH will complete walk-throughs of every room and apartment on campus as part of routine fall closing and spring opening procedures. The intent of these walk-throughs is to verify things such as closed and locked windows and doors, thermostat heat settings, and vacant spaces are ready to receive a new resident. Most of these walk-throughs will take place between Friday, December 18th and Sunday, December 20th. However, to prepare for the start of the spring term, RLUH staff will also conduct walk-throughs of rooms and apartments in January, prior to move-in week. In addition, Facilities maintenance personnel and/or contractors may need to access rooms and apartments over the break to address maintenance or repair initiatives. Housekeeping staff will also be entering partially occupied rooms to clean and prepare the vacant areas of a room/apt for a new spring resident. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause residents during this time.

Not Returning For Spring Term?

If you / your student is NOT planning on returning for the spring term, please remove ALL items from the space. IN ADDITION to completing a housing cancellation request, you will also need to complete the following instructions as they pertain to you.

If you live in a building that uses keys and will NOT return for the Spring:

  1. Remove all belongings and trash from your room
  2. Visit your building or complex’s key drop box location:

    3. Fill out the blank fields on the pre-labeled envelope and seal your key inside.
    4. Place your filled key envelope in the drop box.

If if your key is not returned, YOU WILL BE CHARGED the appropriate lock change fee.

  If you live in a building WITHOUT KEYS (Holly Pointe Commons and Rowan Blvd Apartments) and will NOT return for the Spring:

  • Remove all belongings and trash from your room or apartment.
  • Log into your MyHousing account by going to
  • ​​Click on Personal Information>>My Info>>Select Fall 2020 for the term
  • ​Answer the following question "Current Fall 2020 Residents Only: I have moved out of my fall 2020 housing assignment." as "Yes" and click "save"

If you are a resident of Nexus Properties, YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN your key fob to their office. Failure to do so will result in a replacement charge being assessed to your student account. 

More information regarding Nexus can be found here: Nexus Properties