Move Out

Friday, May 6

  • Spring 2022 classes end
  • Quiet hours begin at 11 p.m. and continue through hall closing (May 14)
  • Current residents with items in storage are asked to remove them no later than Sunday, May 8.

May 9 – May 13 (Finals Week)

  • Plan to move out within 24 hours of your last final and no later than 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14
  • Overnight guests are not permitted
  • During move-out, vehicles without permits may park in loading zones and hall lots for short periods of time to load, but cars must be moved once loading is complete as parking regulations are still enforced. Vehicles parked in bike lanes or overnight without a permit are subject to be ticketed or towed.

Friday, May 13

  • Spring meal plans deactivate at 2 p.m.
  • Braiden, The Foundry, Ram’s Horn, the Marketplace and Cafes, and all Grubhub ordering locations will close at 2 pm. To receive a to-go meal, please request a to-go container from the meal check stations before 2 p.m.
  • Ram’s Horn Dining Center will be open for dinner 5-7 p.m. Meal plans will not be accepted after 2 pm. RamCash and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Saturday, May 14

  • Residence halls close and students must move out no later than 10 a.m.
  • Summer hours of operation start; Summer meal plans activate. RamCash and credit/debit cards are accepted at dining locations.

CSU Marketplace

Got too much stuff you don’t want to take with you when you move out? Post unwanted items in good condition, for free, or for sale, on CSU’s exclusive new Marketplace page!

Read and follow all the information and procedures presented below:

Room Preparation

Pack it.

  • Remove personal property from room, bathrooms, closets, drawers, and vanities
  • Return all University property to its appropriate area – including items borrowed from the front desk and cups, plates and silverware from the dining centers.

Clean your room thoroughly to avoid charges:

  • Remove writing, marks, and residue from walls, ceilings, and doors
  • Clean up bathroom areas in suite halls
  • Vacuum the carpet in and immediately outside your room, including under beds
  • Empty all trash/recycling to the designated dumpsters outside your hall and wash out bins (DO NOT leave it in hallways, restrooms, fire towers, or other common areas)
  • If you have rented a Micro-Fridge, unplug, empty and clean it, then leave it in your room (with fridge door open) when you check out
  • Close and lock windows, and close drapes (ask your RA for more information about securing windows)
  • Turn lights off
  • Close and lock doors

Store it.

  • Remember to start packing before finals and take things home in the weeks leading up to move-out if you can.
  • If you are currently storing anything in your hall’s storage area, contact your RA before finals week to get items out by May 8.

Exodus Moving and Storage:
Pick-up and three months of secure storage for $240. Call (800) 549-1488 and mention the CSU Student Summer Storage Program.

If you’re living in the halls again next fall:
Starting May 9, you can store certain belongings that are properly boxed and tagged in a storage area in the hall you’re planning on moving to next fall. Visit the front desk of your new hall to arrange a time to drop off your items. No furniture (futons, shelving, etc.), appliances (microfridges, microwaves, etc.), electronics, or bicycles/scooters are permitted.

Bike Storage and Shipping

Donate it!

Donation Trailers
If there are items you can’t take home or store, please drop off gently-used items (such as clothing, linens, school/household supplies, bikes, and functioning small appliances) to the Donation Station trucks/trailers outside of the halls. Items collected benefit several local and regional charities.

  • Wednesday, May 11–Friday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Parmelee Hall Donation Station open FRIDAY ONLY

E-waste Recycling Collection
Bring non-working electronics (anything with a plug or battery; no mini-fridges) to one of two collection sites near the residence halls (north side of Durward Hall or east side of Ingersoll Hall).

  • Friday, May 13, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Donation Station Map

Key Pack

Once you have completed the room preparation requirements, there will be a pre-labeled Key Pack posted on your door.  Review the instructions on the packet, place all your room, building, and mail keys in the Key Pack, sign and date the label, and turn it in at the front desk. Your signature and return of the Key Pack is an important indicator that you have followed proper check-out steps and understand charges may apply for improper check-out.

Room Check

  • Students are encouraged to schedule an appoint with an RA to check your room before you depart.
  • RAs may make suggestions regarding the condition of your room, but this review does not constitute an inspection.
  • Your signature on the Key Pack indicates your understanding that Maintenance and Environmental Services personnel will inspect your room after you leave.
  • This is the final inspection. If you wish to be present during the inspection, or if you have any concerns to discuss, schedule an appointment at (970) 491-7171
    • The appointment needs to be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to check-out.
    • Personal belongings must be removed before inspection.
    • If damages or cleaning charges are assessed they will be posted to your student account

Check-Out

  • Complete an address change through your RamWeb account prior to check-out.
  • Bring your portion of the “Gone Card” and your keys to the front desk.

Charges

Charges may be assessed if the above procedures are not followed, and may include:

  • Improper check-out charge: $50
  • Failure to turn in keys: charges vary
  • Room cleaning charge: minimum of $50
  • Damages to room: charges vary

Read and follow all the information and procedures presented below:

The most sustainable and cost-effective thing you can do is bring all personal property you possible can home with you to reuse next year.

  • Remove personal property from room, bathrooms, closets, drawers, and vanities
  • Return all University property to its appropriate area – including items borrowed from the front desk and cups, plates and silverware from the dining centers.
  • Remember to start packing before finals and take things home in the weeks leading up to move-out if you can.

Clean your room thoroughly to avoid charges:

  • Remove writing, marks, and residue from walls, ceilings, and doors
  • Clean up bathroom areas in suite halls
  • Vacuum the carpet in and immediately outside your room, including under beds
  • Empty all trash/recycling to the designated dumpsters outside your hall and wash out bins (DO NOT leave it in hallways, restrooms, fire towers, or other common areas)
  • If you have rented a Micro-Fridge, empty and clean it, then leave it in your room (with fridge door open) when you check out
  • Close and lock windows, and close drapes (ask your RA for more information about securing windows)
  • Turn lights off
  • Close and lock doors

 

 

 

Pack it.

  • Remove personal property from room, bathrooms, closets, drawers, and vanities
  • Return all University property to its appropriate area – including items borrowed from the front desk and cups, plates and silverware from the dining centers.

Clean your room thoroughly to avoid charges:

  • Remove writing, marks, and residue from walls, ceilings, and doors
  • Clean up bathroom areas in suite halls
  • Vacuum the carpet in and immediately outside your room, including under beds
  • Empty all trash/recycling to the designated dumpsters outside your hall and wash out bins (DO NOT leave it in hallways, restrooms, fire towers, or other common areas)
  • If you have rented a Micro-Fridge, unplug, empty and clean it, then leave it in your room (with fridge door open) when you check out
  • Close and lock windows, and close drapes (ask your RA for more information about securing windows)
  • Turn lights off
  • Close and lock doors

Store it.

  • Remember to start packing before finals and take things home in the weeks leading up to move-out if you can.
  • If you are currently storing anything in your hall’s storage area, contact your RA before finals week to get items out by May 8.

If you’re living in the halls again next fall

Starting May 9, you can store certain belongings that are properly boxed and tagged in a storage area in the hall you’re planning on moving to next fall. Visit the front desk of your new hall to arrange a time to drop off your items. No furniture (futons, shelving, etc.), appliances (microfridges, microwaves, etc.), electronics, or bicycles/scooters are permitted.

Bike Storage and Shipping

Donate it!

During Move Out 2018, 32,033 pounds of donations were collected, but students threw away 185,520 pounds of trash. If there are items that you can’t take home with you or you wish to donate upon moving out, you can drop off gently-used items to Donation Station trucks/trailers outside each hall.

Donation Station Hours:

May 13-15, 1-5 p.m.
May 16-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Items accepted:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Towels and linens
  • Household and school supplies
  • Non-perishable, unopened foods,
  • Mini-fridges, microwaves, and small appliances,
  • Bikes

Items not accepted:

  • Furniture
  • Broken electronics
  • Medicine (Prescription or non-prescription)
  • Mirrors/glass

All donated items will benefit Homeward Alliance and their local network nonprofit agencies.

Utilize campus resources and in-town storage services over the summer.

Exodus Storage Services

Exodus is offering pick-up and three months of secure storage for $200, and if you’re living in the halls again next year, they’ll deliver it back to you in the fall. If you’re living off campus, just pick up your items from their warehouse (120 NE Frontage Road, Unit D, Fort Collins, CO 80524) when you return for the fall semester.

  • Pick-up will occur outside all halls May 15-17 and a prior reservation is required.
  • All boxes must be labeled with: [full name] and [Fall 2019 Residence Hall Name] or [Picking Up from Warehouse]
  • Call (800) 549-1488 and mention the CSU Student Summer Storage Program to reserve your spot.

On-Campus Storage

If you’re living in the halls again next fall, starting May 13, you can store certain belongings that are properly boxed and tagged in a storage area in the hall you’re planning on moving to next fall. Visit the front desk of your new hall to arrange a time to drop off your items. No furniture (futons, shelving, etc.), appliances (microfridges, microwaves, etc.), electronics, or bicycles/scooters are permitted.

Bike Storage and Shipping

You can also store your bike in CSU’s Central Receiving warehouse, or have it shipped home to you.

During Move Out 2018, 32,033 pounds of donations were collected, but students threw away 185,520 pounds of trash. If there are items that you can’t take home with you or you wish to donate upon moving out, you can drop off gently-used items to Donation Station trucks/trailers outside each hall (see map below).

Donation Station Hours:

May 13-15, 1-5 p.m.
May 16-17, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Items accepted:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Towels and linens
  • Household and school supplies
  • Non-perishable, unopened foods,
  • Mini-fridges, microwaves, and small appliances,
  • Bikes

Items not accepted:

  • Furniture and futons/couches
  • Broken electronics
  • Medicine (Prescription or non-prescription)
  • Mirrors/glass

All donated items will benefit Homeward Alliance and their local network nonprofit agencies.

Gone Card

Once you have completed the room preparation requirements, schedule an appointment (preferably 24-hours in advance) or contact your RA on duty to review your room and to initial and post the “Gone Card” on the exterior side of your door.

Room Inspection

  • RAs may make suggestions regarding the condition of your room, but this review does not constitute an inspection.
  • Your signature on the Room Inventory Form indicates your agreement that Maintenance and Environmental Services personnel will inspect your room after you leave.
  • This is the final inspection. If you wish to be present during the inspection, or if you have any concerns to discuss, schedule an appointment at (970) 491-7171
    • The appointment needs to be scheduled at least 24 hours prior to check-out.
    • Personal belongings must be removed before inspection.
    • If damages or cleaning charges are assessed they will be posted to your student account

Check-Out

  • Complete an address change through your RamWeb account prior to check-out.
  • Bring your signed Key Pack to the front desk.

Charges

Charges may be assessed if the above procedures are not followed, and may include:

  • Improper check-out charge: $50
  • Failure to turn in keys: charges vary
  • Room cleaning charge: minimum of $50
  • Damages to room: charges vary

Leaving University Housing

If you choose to leave university housing, please let us know at myhousing.colostate.edu by March 20

Once you fill out the form to let us know you are moving out, your room and board will be prorated and refunded to the day you fill out the form. Your meal plan will also be deactivated on the date you submit the move out form. Please follow the steps below to check out:

1. Make an appointment to move out

  • To follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for social distancing, you will be asked to select a move-out time slot. Move out appointments start Wednesday, March 18 and will continue through May 16.
  • These move out time slots will be offered for the rest of the semester so there will be plenty of time slots available. There is no need to rush back to campus to collect your belongings. Your belongings and room will be secure.
  • Residents of Corbett and Parmelee – if you are not remaining in university housing this semester, we are asking you to make arrangements to move out by March 27, if possible, to free up space for students who may need housing for the remainder of this semester.
  • To follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, we are limiting each time slot per building to no more than 49 people (including you and one family member or friend to help you move). Each time slot will be four hours.
  • We ask students and their parents and families to be mindful of roommates and neighbors moving out at the same time. Please practice social distancing and limit interaction accordingly.

2. Move Out Process

  • When you arrive on campus, please check in at the front desk to get a temporary key to access the building (for building security, we have turned off regular prox access).
  • When you arrive at your room, you will see an envelope taped to your door that lists your name, CSUID, and assignment info.  Please place your keys in this envelope. Then, return it to the front desk. If staff are unavailable at the desk, please drop the envelope through the mail slot near the mailboxes. If keys are not returned, you will be charged applicable lock change and replacement costs.
  • ALL students who are moving out of the residence halls MUST officially checkout and return prox card and keys to be eligible for housing refunds.
  • Given this unprecedented situation, Housing & Dining will provide carts that will be disinfected between uses, a limited number of boxes, and a limited number of trash bags via the front desk. Please also bring your own boxes, bags and tape, if you have some available, to assist with your move.
  • We cannot provide moving assistance.
  • We will not have our annual donation program we typically operate during move out. We ask students to take ALL of their belongings with them.
  • Should students fail to follow checkout procedures, damage and excessive cleaning fees may apply if there is damage to the room or items left behind that staff have to remove.
  • If you have rented a microfridge, please be sure you clean it out, defrost it, unplug it, and leave it open when you check out of your room. We will coordinate pick-ups in the halls but you need to alert Collegiate Concepts that your rental has ended.

3. Travel Advisories and What To Do if You Cannot Collect Your Belongings by May 16

  • We recognize that domestic and interstate travel may be restricted in the coming days and weeks. We will follow these developments very closely; we appreciate your patience and flexibility as these decisions are out of our control and we will all need to adjust the move out schedule as we go.
  • If you have recently traveled to a level 3 country (currently China, Iran, South Korea, Europe, UK, and Ireland) or Summit, Eagle, Pitkin, and Gunnison counties in Colorado, we ask that you wait until your self-isolation time is over to return to campus to pack your belongings.
  • ALL rooms on campus must be vacated by 10 a.m. on May 16.
  • If you are not able to return to campus to pack your belongings before the semester ends on May 16, please let us know on the form and stay tuned.

Waiving the Cancellation Fee

  • For students who paid a housing deposit at time of application ($350), that deposit will be returned to you.
  • If you received a deposit waiver at time of application, you have no deposit on file to be returned so no further action is necessary.
  • If you have an active housing application for next year, your deposit will roll over to that assignment and there will be no fee for breaking your housing contract and moving out this year.
  • Damage charges and excessive cleaning fees may be charged if your room is damaged or items are left behind that staff have to dispose.

To clarify, this means that no current student in the halls needs to pay any fees to move out of the residence halls.
If you let us know by Friday, March 20, that you plan to move out, you will receive a prorated refund for the remainder of the semester (eight weeks of housing and eight weeks of your meal plan). Unless you registered to stay in the halls for spring break, there is no housing or dining charge for spring break so you are receiving a refund for March 22-May 16.

We anticipate processing all prorated refunds and returning deposits for students who move out by May 16 by the end of May.
If you need to return to the residence halls for all or part of the remaining semester, the information we shared yesterday remains accurate today.

Storage

If you are moving out, please be sure to collect any items you have in hall storage.

  • If you are moving out and cannot take all of your belongings with you due to extenuating circumstances, there will be limited storage available in each building that you can inquire about when you check out of the halls.
  • Don’t forget to take your bikes and longboards home!
  • At this time, we ask that you do not hire outside vendors or third parties to pack and store or ship your belongings. To keep our halls and living spaces secure, we are not able to provide access to third parties.
  • We are actively working to vet third party vendors who may be able to assist with packing your room and either storing your belongings or shipping them to you. We are reviewing vendors for liability insurance and will be in touch as soon as we can with additional information.

Mail and Package Delivery and Address Forwarding

  • Go to RamWeb and update your mailing address for all mail and packages. Per protocol, we will forward first class mail for 30 days. All other items will be returned to sender, when possible.
  • If you are expecting packages, please contact the vendors to reroute your package to your forwarding address.
  • We are not able to facilitate any special pick-ups or package holding at this time.