Important Dates

Sunday, May 2–Sunday, May 9
Extended quiet hours from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 a.m.

Friday, May 7
Microchill Return from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for East Side Halls

Saturday, May 8
Microchill return from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for West Side Halls

Sunday, May 9-Friday, May 14
24 hour quiet hours begin at 7:00 p.m. on May 9 and last through Friday, May 14

Monday, May 10-Friday, May 14
Final Exam Week

Friday, May 14
Market Places close at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 15
Residence Halls close at 12:00 p.m. (noon). All students must be checked out by this time.

*We ask that all students move out of the halls within 24 hours after their last final
*Graduating seniors may request to stay until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, May 16

Moving out of your residence hall

Students must move out of their residence hall by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021. We ask that students move out of the residence halls within 24-hours after their last final and recommend that you move out earlier in the week if possible to help with the number of people in the building. 

Students are limited to two (2) people to help them move out and all guests coming to help move out must be COVID-19 symptom free. Additionally, guests will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Let Us Know Your Move-Out Date

Move Out Tips

Below are some tips as you work to move out of your residence hall room.

Plan Ahead

Talk with your roommate, or suitemate, about any room damages that have occurred before you check out of the residence hall. To claim responsibility for damages, or for missing items, go to the front desk Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Moving carts will be available, but in high demand. Consider bringing a hand cart or dolly, if possible.

Utilize Free Boxes

Don’t go out and purchase packing boxes. Help us recycle and pick up boxes at Burge, Catlett, Hillcrest, and Mayflower.

Avoid The Busy Hours

Friday and Saturday are typically the busiest move out times. Please be patient with our staff as we check residents out as efficiently possible. If you can, consider moving out prior to the start of finals week. You can check out at any time, even if the desk isn’t open. Please note, that we ask that students move out of the residence halls within 24 hours after their last final.

Don’t Forget Your Bike

If you have a bike stored in the bike racks around the residence halls, don’t forget to take it with you! Any bikes that are left in the bike racks on university property will be removed and disposed of.

Room Check Out Options and Processes

When students arrive for their assigned move out slot, they will complete an express checkout process as described below:

  1. Remove all belongings from your room, clean your room, and take all remaining trash outside.
  2. Lock your door.
  3. Check your mailbox one last time.
  4. Return carts.
  5. Got to the front desk, bring your room key and student ID, and ask to check out.
  6. Turn in all keys and checked out items.
  7. An RA will check your room for damages at a later date, if there are damages, you will receive that information by email.

 

If the desk is closed, please complete the express check out card found at the front desk, place your key in an envelope and label clearly, and return to the correct location.

Please note the following:

  • You must go to the desk to check out or complete the after hours check out process, if you do not, you will receive a $50.00 check out fee.
  • If you do not return your room key, you will receive a $125.00 lock change fee.

A student with an unexpected circumstance that prevents them from checking out by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, May 15, may request a late stay from their hall coordinator. If the hall coordinator approves the request, a $50.00 charge will be billed to the student’s university account. Students granted a one night checkout extension must move their belongings from the residence hall, complete all checkout processes, and return their keys by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Sunday, May 16. Failure to do so will result in additional charges for improper checkout and lock changes.

Students who currently live in the residence halls and are registered to live with University Housing and Dining for Summer 2021 may request to stay in their Spring 2021 room from Saturday, May 15 until Tuesday, May 18 for a fee of $35.00/day. No meal service is provided. Students can sign up for interim housing online with their Summer 2021 housing application. Students will be emailed when their summer room is ready in Petersen Hall, and must be completely moved out of their Spring 2021 room by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19. Students are responsible for transporting their belongings to Petersen Hall and properly checking out of their Spring 2021 room.

As a reminder all bikes, mopeds, and vehicles must be taken home with you when you move-out of the residence halls.

Moving carts are being sanitized prior to and after use. In addition, residence hall elevators can only hold one or two carts comfortably, which naturally reinforces social distancing.

Spaces such as restrooms are being cleaned and disinfected per the university’s standard protocol, with more attention being paid to commonly used touchpoints like elevators and door handles.

An express checkout process was developed so students don’t have to interact with anyone at the desk unless they choose to. Keys are also being placed in an envelope and turned into a designated mail slot.

Additionally, volunteers will not be present during move-out. University Housing and Dining staff are also following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, which include washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing; and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

 

Students moving out on the east side of campus are instructed to park in the North Campus parking ramp, instead of on the street. Students moving out on the west side of campus are instructed to park at the metered spots surrounding your residence hall. Mayflower residents are instructed to park in the north metered lot or in the back parking lot behind the hall.

Parking near the halls will be limited and for a limited time for active loading only. Please have all items packed and ready to go prior to moving a car close to the residence halls. Please follow the posted signage and regulations.

RA Inspection and Room Condition Checklist

Each resident is responsible for the general condition of their assigned room, as well as the area outside their room. All residents are expected to leave their room in a manner similar to the condition at the beginning of the contract period.

During checkout, all student rooms will be thoroughly inspected for damage. The residents of the room will be billed equally for any damage and/or missing residence hall property, unless one roommate claims responsibility. If a room requires additional cleaning, all residents will be assessed. You will be checked on the following below.

  • Floors swept/carpet vacuumed (where applicable)
  • Doors—decorative paint and writing removed (inside and outside) …Doors/walls cleaned/tape removed
  • Desks, bookshelves, cabinet, and vanities cleaned out
  • Personal bathrooms/kitchens cleaned (where applicable)
  • Draperies and screens on windows
  • Trash and recycling bins present in the room
  • Sinks cleaned
  • Closets cleaned
  • Windows closed and locked
  • Room furnishings (all present and in good condition)

Cleaning, Damage, and Improper Check out Fees

Improper Check Out: $50.00

This fee will be assessed for the following reasons:

  • Not being checked out by 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15.
  • Scheduling an after hours check out with an RA and failing to be on time for your checkout time.
  • Failing to check out with the front desk and completing all necessary paperwork.

Excessive cleaning needed: $25/hour, per person

Furniture Removal: $25 per hour minimum charge

Chair Replacement: $109

Mirror Replacement: $45 - $90

Smoke Detector: $40 per hour (reconnect)

Smoke Detector: $126 (replace)

Painting: $35/hour

Holes in Wall: $180 starting rate

Screens: $25 - $346

Room key is not turned in: $125

Garbage Can/Recycling Bin: $10

Failure to Return Compost Bin: $10

If you receive damage charges, you will receive an email with your final charges. Assessed damages will normally appear on your June university bill. To appeal the charges, you may do so in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Appeals will only be accepted from the student.
  • The appeal request should state the student’s name, ID, residence hall, and room number.
  • The appeal request must state the specific charge(s) being appealed and grounds on which they are appealing.
  • The appeal request must be received within thirty (30) days of the date on the receipt of the damage email.
  • Appeals must be submitted in writing; we will not accept phone calls to appeal.
  • Appeal requests should be addressed to the assistant director of Residence Education and emailed to: res-education@uiowa.edu

Storage Options, MicroChills, and Change of Address

University Housing and Dining has partnered with Storage Squad to pick up, store, and return your belongings next fall.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Signup online at the following link, storagesquad.com/iowa-student-storage
  2. You pick up boxes and packing tape from one of four convenient locations on campus
  3. You pack your belongings 
  4. Leave the belongings to be stored in your room when you leave (but ensure the room is  otherwise empty and cleaned)
  5. Storage Squad picks up your belongings and stores everything in their secure storage facility 
  6. Storage Squad delivers before you return to campus next fall

You will receive information to return your MicroChill prior to finals week. It is expected that your MicroChill is defrosted and cleaned prior to returning.

How to Clean Your MicroChill Unit

  1. Clean inside of microwave.  If your microwave is dirty, you can put a cup of water inside for 1 minute to loosen stuck-on food.
  2. Unplug refrigerator from wall.
  3. Remove all food items.
  4. Leave refrigerator and freezer doors open and allow inside of refrigerator and freezer to defrost.
  5. Once the inside of the refrigerator and freezer is at room temperature, clean the inside and outside with mild soap and water.
  6. Clean the outside of your unit.
  7. Remove the drip tray at the back of the unit, make sure to lift up and pull out, clean and dry drip tray before placing inside microwave.
  8. Thoroughly dry inside and outside of unit with clean towel.

You can view a short instructional video here.

How to Return Your MicroChill Unit

Please follow the instructions above and return your MicroChill to the following locations:

  • East side residents: Return between Burge and Currier Residence Halls on May 7 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • West side residents: Return by loading dock in Petersen Residence Hall on May 8 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Please note: Units not returned during collection times above will be charged an improper checkout fee of $50.00.

You will receive an email informing you how to change your address for the summer. The default is your permanent address. Also remember to change your university address on MyUI. To access MyUI visit uiowa.edu.

  1. Go to the university web page
  2. At the bottom of the page, select “My UI”
  3. Log in with your HawkID and password
  4. Select “Student Records”
  5. Select “Change of Address”
  6. Enter the effective date and then select “Change Address”

At this point, you have effectively changed your address with the University of Iowa. Changing your address with the university will ensure that items that normally are sent via campus mail will have your correct summer address.

In addition to updating your address in My UI, you must set up a forwarding address with the United State Postal Service. You can do it online at moversguide.usps.com or in person by stopping at the post office.