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. 

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FAQs - Spring 2020

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.

Residence Halls and Apartments (those residents with Academic year agreements). Close 5:00 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020. You must vacate your room by this time. There is no option to stay past this date.

Important Move-Out Information

To ensure a safe move-out process, residents must strictly adhere to the instructions outlined below:

  • Residents will not be permitted to bring anyone into the residence hall or apartment building to assist them in moving out. Other individuals should remain outside of all buildings and only assist in loading vehicles.
  • Elevator use with others should be limited, and should not be shared where possible.
  • Social distancing is critical, and per NYS guidelines, you are expected to cover your face with a mask, scarf or other material.
  • Please prepare your own materials to pack your belongings.

If a resident answers yes to any of the following, they should not be moving out, until they have completed a 14-day quarantine. Students who are not feeling well are encouraged to consult with their family physician or UB Student Health Services:

  1. Has flu-like symptoms; including fever, cough, tiredness or difficulty breathing; or
  2. Has been in any of the following countries within the last 14 days: China, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Iran and any other country reported by the Centers for Disease Control has having “widespread sustained” (with or without restrictions on entry to the U.S.) or “sustained community” spread of the coronavirus.
  3. Resides or has had close contact with anyone who has been in one of the countries listed above within the last 14 days; or
  4. Has been directed to self-quarantine, isolate or self-monitor for the coronavirus by any doctor, hospital or health agency; or
  5. Has been diagnosed with, or has had close contact with anyone diagnosed with, COVID-19.

It is not our intention to be unwelcoming during the check-out process, however, due to limited personnel and social distancing protocols, there will be no campus personnel to assist with move out.

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 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 packageAs 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.

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.

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

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


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.

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).


Don’t throw it out! UBReUSE will accept a limited number of non-food items at Richmond Quad, Building 3 (Ellicott Complex). A limited number of food items will be collected on behalf of Blue Table at the same location.

Mailing Keys

Residents should ONLY mail their keys to the following address if you have removed all of your belongings from your room/apartment and are otherwise unable to check-out at the designated Express Check-Out location (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

Summer School Housing

Details about summer housing are available on our Summer Student Website. You should only apply if you meet eligibility requirements. Applications received after May 1st may not be approved. Applicants wishing to move directly to summer housing from spring housing will be notified of move-out dates and check-in details.


Contact the Area Office (listed below). Students can also visit the Campus Living website for assistance.

North Campus Residents:
Ellicott Area Office                

South Campus/Main Street Residents:
Main Street Area Office

Packing, Storage and Shipping

Campus Living has partnered with a local moving company to provide packing, storage and shipping options for students unable to return to the university to collect thier belongings.

This service is not being offered by the University at Buffalo or Campus Living, we are only facilitating the process, therefor all arrangements will be made directly with the vendor, including individual requests, questions and billing arrangements/payments.  University at Buffalo student accounts cannot bill students for this service.

Since this service is being provided by a third-party vendor, students are strongly encouraged to purchase the full-coverage protection available from the vendor when payment is made. All students who utilize Corrigan Moving Systems will submit a release and consent form, releasing the University from liability related to this service.