Important Dates

Sunday, April 28 – Sunday, May 5
Extended Quiet Hours from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Sunday, May 5 – Saturday, May 11
24 Hour quiet hours begin at 7:00 p.m. on May 5 and last through 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11.

Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10
Final Exam Week

Thursday, May 9
Trucks open for Donate Don’t Dump from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10
Trucks open for Donate Don’t Dump from 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10
Market places close at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Trucks open for Donate Don’t Dump from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11
Residence Halls close at 12:00p.m. All students must be checked out by this time.

*Students must move out of the halls within 24 hours of their last final
*Graduating seniors may request to stay until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 12


Room Check Out Options and Processes

You may complete an express check out at any time. Choosing an express checkout means that your room will be checked at a later date and you will waive your right to appeal any damage charges that may be assessed after the final room inspection is completed.

  • Remove all belongings from your room and clean your room.
  • Lock you room.
  • Check your mailbox one last time.
  • Return carts.
  • Go to the front desk, bring your room key and student ID, and ask to complete an express check out.
  • Turn in all keys and checked out items.
  • Complete the check-out form.
  • An RA will check your room for damages at a later date, if there are damages you will receive that information by email.

An RA will escort you to your room and complete the checkout.

  • Remove all belongings from your room and clean your room.
  • Check your mailbox one last time.
  • Return carts.
  • Go to the front desk, bring your room key and student ID, and ask to complete a traditional checkout.
  • Turn in all keys and checkout items.
  • An RA will escort you to your room.
  • The RA will inspect the condition of your room and ensure all belongings have been removed and complete the check-out form. If there are damages, you will receive an email with your charges and information on the appeal process).
  • The RA will lock the door behind you and you will no longer have access to the room.

If you need to check out overnight between 10 pm - 8 am and would like an RA to come with you to complete the checkout, you must request an alternative check out time in the Hall Coordinator’s office at least 24 hours in advance to be considered for approval. The Hall Coordinator Office is open from 8 am – 4:30 pm.

Store Your Items With Storage Squad

Storage Squad is the official storage and shipping partner of the University of Iowa. Students may store and/or ship their items with Storage Squad over the summer or while studying abroad. Storage Squad accepts reservations online and offers packing supplies (e.g. boxes and tape), pickup, and delivery storage services to on- and off-campus locations, as well as domestic shipping via UPS ground. You can view a short video explaining the service. 

Stored items are priced individually based on size per storage term (e.g. summer, semester, or four month term). Visit to use their price estimating tool.

The contract with Storage Squad includes an early delivery escort service at the start of the fall semester for students living on campus. This is known as a pre-arrival delivery. Campus officials escort Storage Squad crew members into the residence halls to deliver stored items so they are waiting for students when they arrive. Other storage companies are not permitted to deliver items early.

Donate Don't Dump

Keep valuable items out of the landfill. Community donation bins will be available in the residence hall lobbies beginning Friday, May 3 to accept donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, and cleaning products. Household items/clothing donation carts will be available in lobbies beginning Wednesday, May 8 to accept donations of gently used clothing and small household goods. For larger items, a donation truck will be available by Burge, Catlett, Hillcrest, and Mayflower Thursday, May 10 until Saturday, May 11. Please read the posters on the various bins and donate items in good condition. For more information visit For more information visit

View the Move Out Guide