Move-out Guide

Moving boxes

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.


STEP 1 | Prepare for your departure:

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

STEP 2 | Check-out of your space:

After you have removed all of your belongings from your apartment:

  • CLOSE UP YOUR APARTMENT | Turn off all lights, close all windows and blinds, and leave the thermostat at 65 degrees. Lock all doors behind you as you leave.
  • RETURN YOUR KEYS | Go to the front desk of your building/community and fill out an Express Checkout form and turn in all of your keys (including mailbox keys). **Do Not Return Your Keys By Mail**
  • RETURN YOUR PARKING PASS | Parking passes can be returned to the Student Housing Office at 800 Font Blvd. 

Please Note:

  • 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.
  • 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.

If you do not plan on staying until the end of your License term, you will need to fill out and submit an Intent to Vacate (ITV) form on the housing portal. This form will need to be submitted by the deadline below to avoid additional penalties and fees.

Fall Move-out | December 18, 2021 by 8 PM
ITV Due | November 15, 2021

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.


If you have items to dispose of that will not fit in one of the trash chutes, you can dispose of them in the dumpster located at Cardenas Ave. Due to the pandemic, we are not accepting items for donation.