Move Out

When it’s time to pack up and leave your room or apartment, we’re here to help make the move-out process go as smoothly as possible. 

Make Sure You Check Out

Failure to check out of your room correctly may result in financial penalties. Please follow these steps, as well as any further instructions provided by Campus Living staff. 

Move Out Guidelines—Residence Halls

These guidelines only apply if you are moving out of your room permanently, moving out for the summer, or moving out for an extended period of time. You do not have to follow these guidelines if you are simply checking out for fall break, winter break or spring break and you plan on returning to UB after the break.

  1. Contact your resident advisor (RA) to have your room pre-inspected before you leave. Remember, the hall director makes the final decision regarding any charges for damages.
  2. Remove all of your personal belongings from the room.
  3. Clean your room. At a minimum, you should sweep and mop the floor, clean your desk drawers and closet, and close and lock the windows.
  4. Place all garbage in hall trash cans. Place recyclable materials in the recycling bins. Do not sweep the dirt from your room into the hallway—use a dust pan and put it in the trash.
  5. Go to your hall office to complete the check-out procedure. At the office, you will return your keys and fill out a forwarding address card.

Read All Closing Notices

Please refer to your Closing Notice for additional details. Your Closing Notice will be provided by your resident advisor (RA). 

Don’t throw it out! If you have household items, decorations or other materials that are still useful, UB ReUSE can help find a new owner for your old stuff (and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills).

Learn more about UB ReUSE

Move-Out Guidelines - Apartments

These guidelines only apply if you are moving out of your apartment permanently, moving out for the summer, or moving out for an extended period of time. You do not have to follow these guidelines if you are simply leaving for fall break, winter break or spring break and you plan on returning to UB after the break.

  1. Contact your complex director to have your apartment pre-inspected before you leave. Remember, the complex director makes the final decision regarding any charges for damages.
  2. Remove all of your personal belongings from the apartment.
  3. Clean your apartment. At a minimum, you should sweep and mop the floor, clean your desk drawers and closet, and close and lock the windows.
  4. Place all garbage in the dumpsters, and recyclable materials in the recycling bins.
  5. Go to your complex office to complete the move-out procedure. At the office, you will return your keys and fill out a forwarding address card. (Flickinger Court residents should fill out an address change form with the US Post Office.) 

Mid-Semester Moves

Need to move out mid-semester, or before your housing agreement ends?

> Learn how to cancel your housing agreement

Don’t throw it out! If you have household items, decorations or other materials that are still useful, UB ReUSE can help find a new owner for your old stuff (and reduce the amount of waste going to landfills).

> Learn more about UB ReUSE