Move Out

students moving out at the university at buffalo.

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. 

On this page:

Express Check-Out Guidelines

This guide includes instructions to ensure you properly check out of your residence hall or apartment.  Residents will be responsible for all the information contained in this guide.

Checking Out of Your Room/Apartment

Step 1:   Remove or dispose of all personal belongings, furniture, carpeting, and refrigerators.

Step 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.

Step 3:   Clean and sweep your room.

Step 4:   After removing all your belongings from your room/apartment, you must return your room/apartment and mailbox key (if applicable) and complete appropriate paperwork at the following Express Check-Out Stations located in your area office or the Hadley Village community building.  Be sure to lock your door (bedroom/apartment) when you check-out.

Step 5:   As you prepare to move out of your on-campus residence, please make sure to update your mail forwarding address through the Campus Living online housing portal.

  • Once on the website, select the red "Housing Portal" button located in the upper right portion of the screen. You will need your UBIT login and password to access the system. Select "Complete Mail Forwarding Address" from the landing page.
  • Students who do not have a forwarding address on file will have their mail forwarded to their permanent address.

Step 6:   Please note that no key receipt will be issued when you check out.  Students who have lost their key(s) must still check-out at the Area Office or Hadley Village Community Building. Please follow instructions at the express checkout locations.  DO NOT give your key(s) to your roommate or another student.

 

RESIDENCE HALL AND APARTMENTS

Resident Express Check-Out Locations

Express Check-Out Station will be available in the following locations (you will not be required to interact with staff to check-out.  Please be sure to follow the instructions posted:

Greiner Residents:
Greiner Hall Office on the door facing Au Bon Pain

Governors Residents (Clinton, Dewey, Lehman, Roosevelt Halls):
Governors Area Office, 108 Lehman Hall

Main Street Residents (Clement and Goodyear Halls):
Main Street Area Office, 119 Goodyear Hall

All Apartment Residents (Creekside, Flickinger, Flint, Hadley, South Lake):
Entrance to the Hadley Village Community Building in the vestibule

Ellicott Residents (Fargo, Porter, Red Jacket, Richmond, Spaulding, Wilkeson):
Ellicott Area Office, 123 Richmond Quad, the entrance at building 2

Thhis is a "drop box" set up for your convenience.  You will not be issued a key receipt.

Carts

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.

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

Governors Residents (Clinton, Dewey, Lehman, Roosevelt Halls):
Outside the Governors Area Office, 108 Lehman Hall

Main Street Residents (Clement and Goodyear Halls):
Main Street Area Office, 119 Goodyear Hall

All Apartment Residents (Creekside, Flickinger, Flint, Hadley, South Lake):
Entrance to each Village Community Building in the vestibule

Ellicott Residents (Fargo, Porter, Red Jacket, Richmond, Spaulding, Wilkeson):
Outside of Hall Office- bldg. 4 2nd floor of each quad

Work Orders

If something is broken in your room, please submit a Campus Living Work Order to have it repaired. Work orders can be submitted at the link below. Please note that this does not mean that you will not be billed for damages. Campus Living may decide to wait to repair the damage until after check-out.

Campus Living Work Orders: Work orders may be submitted online.

CHECK LIST FOR MOVING OUT

Please complete this list to the best of your ability

  • 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).

 

Storage

Campus Living DOES NOT offer any storage on campus. Students looking to place items in storage must make arrangements with off-campus locations before they leave.

Campus Dining & Shops offers storage on-campus for UB students. Space is limited, and there is a separate fee. The Elli convenience store in the Ellicott Complex, or by calling (716) 645-2497. This program is not affiliated with Campus Living, and all inquiries should be directed to Campus Dining & Shops.  The Elli convenience store in the Ellicott Complex hours of operation are as follows:

The Elli (Ellicott Complex/Greiner) - Wed., March 18 to Sun., March 22: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Mon., March  23 to Fri., March 27 to 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Sat., March 28 and Sun., March 29: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

The Cellar/Teddy’s (Governors Complex) - Wed., March 18 to Fri., March 20: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sun., March 22 to Sun., March 29 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Goodyear/Main. St. Market (Goodyear/Clement) - Wed., March 18 to  Fri., March 20: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sat. March 21 and Sun. March 22: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Students can purchase their storage space online and bring their receipt with them with their item(s) to one of the three locations list above.

Mailing Keys

Residents should mail their keys on or before April 3, 2020 to the following address (it is recommended that you use a padded envelope and track the package):

Campus Living
106 Red Jacket Quadrangle
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14261

Questions
Contact your Area/Village or Hall Office (listed below).  Students can also visit the Campus Living website for assistance.

Greiner Residents:
Greiner Hall Office, 716-645-8900

Governors Residents (Clinton, Dewey, Lehman, Roosevelt Halls):
Governors Area Office, 716-645-2135

Main Street Residents (Clement and Goodyear Halls):
Main Street Area Office, 716-829-3144

Ellicott Residents (Fargo, Porter, Red Jacket, Richmond, Spaulding, Wilkeson):
Ellicott Area Office, 716-645-2011

Creekside Village Residents: Creekside Village Community Building, 716-645-5870

Flickinger Court Residents:                                                                             
Flickinger Court Community Building, 716-645-7906

Flint Village Residents:
Flint Village Community Building, 716-645-5830

Hadley Village Residents:
Hadley Village Community Building, 716-645-7725

South Lake Village Residents:
South Lake Village Community Building, 716-645-5810

Check Out Guidelines

Make Sure You Check Out

Failure to check out of your room correctly may result in financial penalties. Information about closing will be available closer to move out.

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.Step 1: Remove or dispose of all personal belongings, furniture, carpeting, and refrigerators. All items left (large and small) will be disposed of at your expense.

  1. Remove or dispose of all personal belongings, furniture, carpeting, and refrigerators. All items left (large and small) will be disposed of at your expense.
  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 early during finals week, if possible, to avoid an unmanageable load of trash at the end of the week.
  3. Clean and sweep your room. See your RA/CA or Hall/Village Office for extra trash bags.
  4. After removing all your belongings from your room/apartment, you must return your room/apartment and mailbox key (if applicable) and complete appropriate paperwork at the following check-out stations located in your hall or village office. Be sure to lock your door (bedroom/apartment) when you checkout.
  5. As you prepare to move out of your on-campus residence, please make sure to update your summer mail forwarding address through the Campus Living online housing portal. To complete this process, visit our homepage at http://www.buffalo.edu/campusliving.html
  • Once on the homepage, select the red "Housing Portal" button located in the upper right portion of the screen. You will need your UBIT login and password to access the system. Select "Complete Mail Forwarding Address" from the landing page.
  • Students who do not have a summer forwarding address on file will have their mail forwarded to their permanent address.

Your check out will be recorded and you will receive a receipt for your keys. Please note that no key receipt will be issued for express check outs. Students who have lost their key(s) must still check-out at the Hall/Area or Village Office. DO NOT give your key(s) to your roommate, another student or your RA/CA as you will be charged $50.00 for an improper check-out if you do so.

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