Move Out - Fall 2023

students moving out at the university at buffalo.

If you have been released from your Spring 2024 housing agreement, you must complete the Express Check Out process before leaving.

On this page:

Checklist for Move Out

  • All Campus Living furniture is back in the room and properly placed.
  • All windows cleaned and screens are installed (not in need of repair).          
  • Venetian blinds are cleaned, installed, and in good working order.           
  • Posters are removed from walls and doors, including any nails, tape, tacks, etc.    
  • Walls and doors are free of soil and writing.                    
  • Closets are emptied and clean.
  • Wipe down all surfaces (mirrors, countertops)
  • Sweep and clean floors, including baseboards)
  • Vacuum all carpets.         
  • Clean the oven/stove, microwave, refrigerator, and the dishwasher thoroughly.
  • Clean surfaces and empty all cabinets (kitchen and bath), dressers, pedestals, and nightstand drawers.
  • The smoke detector is in working order.
  • The telephone and TV cable wall receptacles are correctly installed and working.
  • All litter has been placed in trashcans.
  • All personal belongings have been removed from your room/apartment (personal refrigerators, furniture, carpets, etc.).
  • Turn off lights and air conditioning (if applicable) before you leave. Close and lock all windows.
  • Keep heat programmed between 68-72 degrees (if applicable)
  • Lock your bedroom door and front door to the apartment (if applicable)
  • Room/Apartment and Mailbox key – make sure you hand it in when checking out (Hall/Area or Village Office, respectively).

Checking Out of Your Room/Apartment

  1. Remove or dispose of all personal belongings, furniture, carpeting, and refrigerators.
  2. Dispose of furniture, refrigerators, and large pieces of carpeting by moving them to the loading docks/dumpster for pick up. Please dispose of these large belongings to avoid an unmanageable load of trash.
  3. Clean and sweep your room.
  4. Complete the check out paperwork.
  5. Lock your door (bedroom/apartment) when you check-out.
  6. Return your room/apartment and mailbox key (if applicable) along with your completed paperwork at your Express Check-Out Station. 
  7. Update your mailing address in the HUB Student Center (via MyUB). Rules and regulations about package forwarding are made by the individual vendor. For information on package forwarding after move out, please contact the agent that delivered your package.
  • No key receipt will be issued when you check out. 
  • DO NOT give your key(s) to your roommate or another student.
  • Students who have lost their key(s) must still check-out at an Express Check Out Station. 

Check Out Locations

Express Check-Out Stations will be available in the following locations. Please be sure to follow the instructions posted:


Ellicott Area Office, 123 Richmond Quad, the entrance at building 2


Governors Area Office, 108 Lehman Hall


Greiner Hall Office on the door facing Au Bon Pain

South Campus

Main Street Area Office, 119 Goodyear Hall

Apartments - Business Hours

Each Village Area Office will process check outs during regular business hours.

Apartments - After Hours

All apartment residents checking out after hours must go to the Hadley Village Office.

Moving Cart Locations

Carts to assist you with moving out your items with be available in each residential area. You will not be required to sign-out the cart; however, you will be expected to return the cart.


Outside of Hall Office- bldg. 4 2nd floor of each quad


Staging Area (first floor near the UB Bull leading into B wing)

South Campus

Mainstreet Area Office, 119 Goodyear Hall 


Outside the Governors Area Office, 108 Lehman Hall

All Apartments

Entrance to each Village Community Building in the vestibule