Move-out Guide

IMPORTANT NOTICE | 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. 

COVID-19 Requirements During Move-out

For health and safety purposes, all residents are expected to follow the COVID-19 protocols set in place by University Housing during the move-out process by wearing a face covering at all times and managing your distance when around others.

Spring Move-out | May 20, 2022 by 8 PM*

*This date/time may differ for any resident who is graduating and has been approved for an extension. 

 ATTENTION UNIVERSITY PARK NORTH RESIDENTS | The elevator at 225 Buckingham Way is currently out of service and will not available for move-out. Please use the elevators at 235 Buckingham Way. 

STEP 1 | Prepare for your departure:

Pack your belongings and clean your room/apartment according to the Move-out Responsibilities on the right.

STEP 2 | Check-out of your space:

After you have removed all of your belongings from your apartment, proceed with one of the following checkout options: 

    (Any date/time up to May 20 at 8 PM) | This option is for residents who want to skip the inspection process and simply turn in their keys and leave.  To check out, go to your designated community desk to fill out an Express Checkout form and turn in all of your keys (including mailbox keys). Your room will be inspected after you have moved out.
    (May 13 - 19 | 9 AM - 9 PM or May 20 | 9 AM - 8 PM) | This option is for residents who would like to have their room inspected during the checkout process. To check out, go to your designated community desk during the Inspection Checkout timeframe to have a team member do a walkthrough with you. You will turn in all of your keys upon completion of the inspection.

Please Note:

  • Residents who participate in the Express Checkout process waive their right to appeal any damage or cleaning charges that result from the room inspection conducted by Residential Life/University Housing staff. 
  • The only option available to residents who check out outside of the Inspection Checkout timeframe, will be the Express Checkout option.
  • Graduating seniors who have been approved to check on May 28, 2022 by 8 PM will have both check out options available on that day.


  • Don't forget to turn off all lights, close all windows/blinds, leave the thermostat at 65 degrees, and lock all doors behind you as you leave. 
  • For a smoother move-out process, we recommend that residents bring their own moving carts or dollies.
  • Failure to properly check out and turn in your keys will result in an improper check-out fee and a key replacement fee will be assessed to your account. **Do NOT return any of your keys by mail.**
  • Residents with parking passes should return them to the Student Housing Office drop box located at 800 Font Blvd.  Please Note:
    • The Student Housing Office is the only location that will accept your parking pass. **Do NOT return your parking pass to your community desk.**
    • Failure to return your parking pass will result in $100.00 charge.
    • Parking charges will be pro-rated once the parking permit is received by the Student Housing Office.

Once you’ve moved out of your apartment, be sure to update your address on your profile in SF State Gateway. Resident Services will not forward mail to your new address, so it’s important that you also contact your vendors to change your address and request mail forwarding from the United States Postal Service.

After updating your address on the Gateway, be sure to check your account for any outstanding housing fees. All students will be responsible for any damages or excessive cleaning needed for their room or apartment as well as any damaged or missing furniture, or missing keys.


  • Remove posters, wall hangings, decals, etc. as well as any hanging material (3M Command hooks, tape, hooks, etc. from walls and windows).
  • Move all furniture is back to the original configuration and ensure it is in working order.
  • Clean your room/apartment thoroughly.
  • Clean your refrigerator and dispose of all trash, recycling, and compost to designated areas.

Please Note:

  • University Housing is not responsible for any items left behind and will not ship/store any personal belongings.
  • Charges may be assessed based on type and extent of damage found in your unit.


Any items that will not fit in one of the trash chutes for your building may be disposed of in the designated dumpster for your community. A Goodwill donation bin will also be available in the Central neighborhood for acceptable donation items.

 See map for dumpster and Goodwill bin locations.