Spring 2022 Move-Out Process

Please review the information in full below to ensure a smooth closing and move out experience for you.


All residents must register to check out! Deadline to register is Friday, April 29th. Students who do not register to check out will be charged $100 for an improper checkout.

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When do I need to leave my room?

  • Students are required to check out within 24 hours after their last final examination or by 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7th.  The residence halls will close Saturday, May 7th, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. for all residents, except graduating seniors. There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Graduating Seniors must move out on Monday, May 16th, 2022 at 10:00am. There are no exceptions to this policy.

When do quiet hours start?

Quiet Hours start on Friday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. and go until closing on Saturday, May 7th

What if I’m not out of my room by the deadline?

Students who have not completely moved out their rooms by the deadline will be assigned a $100 Improper Checkout fine plus $25 for each additional hour beyond 10:00 a.m.

Can I stay past the deadline?

We do NOT accept requests for extensions. Only those students requested to stay on campus by a department and approved by REHS will be allowed to stay past the checkout date.

Is there a place I can wait for my ride if they are arriving after the deadline?

You are permitted to wait for your ride in your floor lounge, or outdoors. You are NOT permitted to be in your room. Please note that ID access will turn off at the deadline.

Where can I put my trash?

There will be dumpsters outside of every residence hall, please take all your trash to these dumpsters, DO NOT use the trash chutes or trashcans in the halls. Please be respectful of the facilities staff and remove your trash!

What if I have usable items, clothing or blankets to give away?

Sustainable ReCycle will be set up in every residence hall common room to drop off clean and intact items (e.g. books, binders, fans, hangers or pens) as well as clothing and linens. They will NOT collect mattress pads. You can also leave electronic waste there. 

I have some eco-clamshells and Marketplace tableware that I don’t want.

Please return them to the Marketplace prior to checkout!

What do I need to do to not get charged when I’m ready to leave my room?

BEFORE you checkout you MUST complete the following:

  • Register to checkout
  •  Clean fridge & defrost 24 hours before checking out
  • The room and hallway around your room must be cleaned including the floor, closets, drawers, and furniture surfaces
  • Sweep, vacuum, and dust. (We do not provide vacuums).
  • The walls, doors, and ceiling must be clean of all tape, marks, hooks, adhesive, and tacks
  • Remove all personal belongings
  • All original furniture should be in the room and moved one foot away from the wall
  • Close and lock all windows and close blinds
  • Bunk beds and/or lofts that are not college-issued must be dismantled and removed by the student. Unauthorized lofted beds must be returned to their original state
  •  Leave your room at the time you registered for
  • Close & lock room door
  • Keep your ID Card (which serves as your key to your room) for next semester

What if there is damage in my room that I am responsible for and I don’t want my roommate to be charged?

If there is a damage and you would like to claim responsibility, please make a note of that when you register to checkout; otherwise the residents of the room will be equally charged

What if there is damage in my common room or building lounge?

  • Damages of furnishings and equipment in a hall or house will be charged to those found responsible.  If the identity of the person(s) at fault cannot be determined, the cost of repairing the unclaimed damage will be divided among all residents living in the space.  This per capita share of all hall damages will be billed to your student account at the end of the semester.  Community damages can be eliminated if residents can identify the person(s) responsible for the damage. If you know the parties responsible for damage within your hall, email resed@oxy.edu as soon as possible.  
  • E. Norris Residents: Norris quads are considered common area living spaces and damage to these spaces will be split among all residents in the quad. If trash is left in the common areas, the building will be charged for their removal.

Does Oxy offer Summer Storage?

The college does not provide any summer storage, however, the Summer Storage Website provides a list of external student storage companies that you may consider. Any items left in rooms after move out are considered abandoned and will be disposed of, along with improper fees assessed to residents.

Can I park my car here over the summer?

To store your vehicle over the summer, please review this form from Campus Safety.