Move-out Guide

We're Sad to See You Go!

We’ve enjoyed having you in on-campus housing and are sad to see our time come to an end. We hope your move-out goes smoothly and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Students moving out

Move-out Dates/Times

MPH, MWH, TCS, TJS, UPN, UPS, VCS
Fall Semester Only | December 15, 2023
Spring Semester & Academic Year | May 25, 2024 by noon

MSQ | July 31, 2024 by noon

Spring residents who are continuing in housing for the next academic year will be sent instructions on how to transition to their new space.

Move-out Process

moving boxes and broom

STEP ① | PREPARE FOR YOUR DEPARTURE

Pack your belongings and clean your room/apartment according to the move-out responsibilities listed below.

To avoid additional fees, all areas of your unit should be cleaned/damage free and no personal belongings should be left behind. 

Please Note: University Housing is not responsible for any items found in your unit after you leave and will not ship/store any personal belongings.

Student loading car at move-out

STEP ② | LOAD YOUR BELONGINGS

To make your move easier, we recommend that you bring a dolly or a hand truck to move your belongings to your vehicle.

Please Note: Personal vehicles must remain in designated campus public parking areas or on public streets during move-out. Any vehicle found on campus walking paths or within the housing community will be ticketed. 

Student handing in keys

STEP ③ | CHECK OUT OF YOUR UNIT

After you remove all of your belongings from your apartment, visit your community desk to complete one of the following checkout methods.

WHEN YOU LEAVE | Remember to turn off all faucets, appliances, heater, and lights and close all windows, and lock the door. 

Move-out Responsibilities

REMINDER | Charges may be assessed based on type and extent of damage or improper cleaning found in your unit after move-out. View the Community Living Standards Guide and your License Agreement for more information.

Yellow Frame

REMOVE posters, wall hangings, decals, etc. as well as any hanging material (3M Command hooks, tape, etc.).

Yellow Couch

MOVE all furniture is back to the original configuration and ensure it is in working order.

Mop and bucket

CLEAN all areas of your room/apartment thoroughly. Be sure to wipe down surfaces, vacuum, mop, and take out the trash.

Trash icon

DISPOSE of all trash, recycling, and compost to designated areas.

Failure to properly check out may result in a $50 improper checkout fee. Work with your room/apartment-mate(s) to ensure that your unit meets satisfactory standards so you do not incur any charges due to missing furniture, damage, or improper-cleaning.

Things to Know

Keys with house keychain

KEY RETURN

Do NOT return any of your keys by mail or leave them in your unit.

Keys not returned at checkout will result in the following fees:

  • Keys returned < 30-days after checkout: a key replacement fee + pro-rated room charges from the date of checkout until the date the keys are returned. 

  • Keys returned > 30 days after checkout: A key replacement fee + a 30-day pro-rated room charge.  

By mail

MAIL & PACKAGE DELIVERY & PICK-UP

Be sure to check for any mail or packages before you leave to ensure that you do not leave anything behind.

Please Note: The Student Housing Office is unable to forward any mail or packages that arrive after your departure. We recommend that you submit a 'Change of Address' form with the Post Office and to notify businesses of your new address in advance so that no mail or package are delivered to SF State after you leave. 

 

Be a Green Gator & Move Out Sustainably!

Goodwill

DONATE

Donate unwanted items to the Goodwill or any other organization that accepts used items. 

Recycle

RECYCLE

Sort out any items that can be recycled and place them in the recycling bins in the trash rooms in your building.

Trash can

DISPOSE

Dispose of small items in the trash rooms in your building. A debris bin will be available for large items.

SF State Gator statue

When & Where to Dispose of Your Items