Talk with your roommate (or suitemates) 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-Friday between 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Moving carts will be available, but in high demand. Consider bringing a hand cart or dolly, if possible.
Move out of your room and end of year inspection
Students must move out of their residence hall by 12 p.m. on May 13, 2023. 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.
You are responsible for the general condition of your assigned room, as well as the area outside your room. You are expected to leave your room in a manner similar to the condition at the beginning of your contract period.
All rooms will be thoroughly inspected for damage. All residents of your room will be billed equally for any damage and/or missing residence hall property, unless one roommate claims responsibility.
You will also be checked on the following below:
- Floors swept/carpet vacuumed.
- Door (Decorative paint, tape and writing removed).
- Desks, bookshelves, cabinet and vanities cleaned out.
- Personal bathrooms/kitchens cleaned.
- 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).
Returning your MicroFridge
If you rented a microwave/fridge combo from My MicroFridge, formerly known as Campus Fridges, Etc., follow these instructions:
- Unplug and defrost the fridge.
- Take out all food and drinks.
- Remove all stickers and magnets.
- Ensure all parts are there
- Completely clean inside and outside of unit
- Leave unit in your room, unplugged, with microwave and refrigerator doors propped open.
Make sure the unit is clean, dry, and free of any stickers to avoid a $30 cleaning charge.
Sign up opens to let us know when you will move out
April 30 - May 7
Extended quiet hours from 7 p.m. - 10 a.m.
May 1 - 8
Storage Squad materials available for pick up at Catlett, Burge, Hillcrest, and Mayflower
May 5 - 6
UI REACH move out dates
May 7 - 13
24-hour quiet hours begin at 7 p.m. on May 7 and last through 8 a.m. May 13.
May 8 - 12
Final exam week.
Market places close at 2 p.m.
Residence halls close at 12 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 p.m. (noon) on May 14.
Let us know when you are leaving the UI campus. Click on "Spring 2023 move out plans" in the top menu once you've logged into the housing portal.
The following are various ways to check out of your residence hall room.
Parking and transportation
Parking near the halls will be limited and for a limited time for active loading only. Please do not bring a car to the areas around the residence halls until you are ready to begin actively loading your vehicle.
If you are moving out on the east side of campus, we ask that you park in the North Campus parking ramp, instead of on the street.
Burge, Currier, Stanley, and Daum Halls
The “U” around the halls will be open for you to park a car to actively load starting on Wednesday, May 10, and will be available throughout the rest of the week. You will receive a dashboard slip when you arrive at the parking area (entrance is between Burge and Currier Halls), we ask that you move your car after 30-45 minutes so that we can have room for the next Hawkeye to move out of their residence hall. On Saturday, May 13, we will also have parking available in the lot next to Currier Hall and the lot next to Daum Hall available for active loading only.
- For those moving out Monday, May 8 or Tuesday, May 9: you should plan to park in the North Campus Ramp, which is behind Catlett Hall. Make sure to take a ticket as you enter and you can park at any spot in the ramp. When you check out of Catlett Hall and return your key to the front desk, you will be able to get a parking pass to use when exiting the parking ramp. These passes will cover the cost of up to one hour of parking. Residents that have a car parked in the lot longer than one hour will be expected to pay the difference in parking fees.
- If you will move out Wednesday, May 10 – Saturday, May 13, parking will be available on Madison St. Please stop to talk with staff as you arrive closer to Catlett to get a Parking pass. You will be limited to park for one hour.
The gates to the parking lot behind Mayflower will be up starting on Wednesday, May 10. This parking lot will be available for you to use to move your belongings out of Mayflower Hall. If you are bringing a car to the Mayflower lot that you do not have a Mayflower parking pass for, please try to keep your car there for less than one hour to allow other students space to move out. The small parking lot next to Mayflower is also available for you to use to move out. Do not park in front of the building on Dubuque Street.
The lot behind Parklawn Hall is available to move out for students that are actively unloading. If you need to keep a car near Parklawn longer, please move it to the Hancher Lot, which is open to the public after 4:30pm Monday – Thursday and all day Friday and Saturday.
If you are moving out on the west side of campus, you are instructed to park at the metered spots surrounding your residence hall.
For Slater Hall residents, you should plan to park in Lot 14, which is behind Slater Hall, or the nearby Field House parking ramp. When you check out of Slater Hall and return your key to the front desk, you will be able to get a parking pass to use when exiting the parking lot. These passes will cover the cost of up to one hour of parking. Residents that have a car parked in the lot longer than one hour will be expected to pay the difference in parking fees.
Hillcrest, Petersen, Rienow Hall
For Hillcrest, Petersen, and Rienow residents, the parking zones around the residence halls will not accept payment on the passport app as parking will be for active loading during residence hall move out only. If you need to park more long term, please bring your car to a nearby ramp and then move your car closer when you are ready to load your car. You will receive a dashboard slip when you arrive at the parking area (between Rienow Hall and the pharmacy building), we ask that you move your car after 30-45 minutes so that we can have room for the next Hawkeye to move out of their residence hall. On Saturday, May 13, Lot 13 near Hillcrest Hall will also be available for those to use to actively move out.
Store your items
You can pack up your items and Storage Squad will store them over the summer.
Cleaning, damage and improper checkout fees
This fee will be assessed for the following reasons:
- Not being checked out by 12 p.m. on May 13.
- Failing to check out with the front desk and completing all necessary paperwork.
One hour minimum charge
$25 an hour and per person
Excessive cleaning needed
$25 an hour and per person
$25 per item minimum charge
$35 an hour
Holes in wall
$180 starting rate
Room key is not turned in
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 you (the student).
- The appeal request should state your name, ID, residence hall and room number.
- The appeal request must state the specific charge(s) being appealed and grounds on which you are appealing.
- The appeal request must be received within 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 email@example.com.