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. 

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, including the Check-Out Guide

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