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Steps for Moving Out Mid-Quarter

How to check out if you will be moving out of your room mid-quarter

  • Plan on when you will be checking out of your room. 
  • Email housing@du.edu to notify them of your check out and reason.
  • Pack all of your belongings and remove them from your room or apartment.
  • Clean the room/apartment and common spaces of your suite. This includes:
  • Choose your check out method (explained below). Please read this section carefully as you will be charged for each day until the Housing office receives your keys.
  • It will be processed within 3 business days and your account will be updated at that point. If you are not approved to move out, you will be notified by email about the status of your move-out.

Check Out methods

Check out with a Housing and Residential Education Staff Member:

  1. There will be an HRE staff member available at the front desk of the building between the hours of 5pm - 7pm for Residence Halls and by appointment for the on-campus Apartments (email du.apartments.desk@gmail.com to schedule an appointment), 7 days a week. Once all your belongings are moved out of your room and your space has been cleaned, please go to your Residence Hall Front Desk to meet with the HRE staff member to walk through your room.
  2. During this time, the staff member will assess any damages to your room/suite and collect your keys.

Please note that any damage that has been incurred while you have been living there will be charged to your account, so please make sure to note any damages on your Room Inventory Form once you move in.

Express Check Out (This is the quicker process of the two options):

Students may choose this option if they feel their room is in "good condition" or if they wish to leave at any point outside of 5 pm - 7 pm and do not want to complete a check out with an HRE staff member.

  • You must pack up and remove all your belongings from your room.
  • You are responsible for cleaning the space and removing your belongings and trash.
  • Report any damages that have occurred while living in the room/apartment. Your room/apartment will be inspected after you move out, and you will be charged for any damages, missing items, and/or cleaning charges. Damages, missing items, and/or cleaning that no one claims responsibility for will be divided equally among those living in your room/apartment. 
  1. Go to your Residence Hall Front Desk for an envelope.
  2. Put your keys in the envelope and seal it.
  3. Fill out your name, ID number, room number and time of check out.
  4. Sign the envelope and return it to the Front Desk Assistant or Drop Box.
  5. Charges for any additional individual room/suite/apartment damages that are found after check out will be charged to the student's account.

Please note that residents using the express checkout option waive their right to appeal any individual room/suite/apartment damage charges. With either checkout option, residents are not able to appeal any common (floor)/building damages.