Moving Out

Vacating during the Academic Year

A Request to Vacate must be submitted by any resident who wishes to move out of the residence halls.

As stated in the amendment to the Housing & Residence Life and Dining License Agreement, “In the event that Licensee is unable to occupy a space within the housing facility as a Licensee due to circumstances related to COVID-19, the University will provide Licensee with prorated refunds for any license fee representing the time period during which Licensee was unable to occupy a space within the housing facility as a Licensee due to circumstances related to COVID-19."

Should a resident need to move out due to circumstances related to COVID-19, their account will be prorated based on the dates they've occupied the space. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, if a resident decides to move out during the fall semester, but plans to return for spring, they will need to pack up their belongings and take them in case their plans change and they don't return, they can ensure they have their belongings. Residents must return their keyset and express check-out on the 3rd floor of the JGC when they are completely out of their room.  Once they have submitted the Request to Vacate Form and checked-out of Housing, the charges on their account will be adjusted. This process can take up to 4-6 weeks to finish processing.

Vacating at the end of the Academic Year

When you are checking out of the residence halls, your room and any shared spaces should be left in the same condition as when you arrived; this includes the furniture arrangement. You will be expected to clean your room and your portion of the shared spaces in your living area. Do not leave trash in the hallways of the building. Our custodial staff will have to clean it up and this could result in fines for every resident in the entire hallway. Please change your mailing address through your Student Center account in your myHumboldt portal. If you update your address, we will forward your mail to you for up to one year. If you do not update your address or a year has elapsed, we will return your mail to sender.

Failure to adhere to any check-out instructions provided by Housing & Residence Life staff can result in an improper check-out fine of $35. Once you check out of your room, the premises will be inspected and you will be held financially liable for any damage or loss other than what is determined to be normal wear and tear.

If you wish to contest damage or cleaning charges, you will have 90 days to submit a written appeal to the Housing Office. If the damage charges were a result of you not properly documenting pre-existing damages on your room condition  and charges are reversed, you may be charged a $25 administrative fee.

Any exception to persons being held financially responsible for damages, be it between roommates or those acknowledged by housing staff, must be documented in writing and on file with the RLC prior to check-out. Verbal acknowledgments by roommates or staff will not be accepted as reason to cancel or redirect damage charges. If you have concerns about being assessed for damages that are the result of actions of known individuals, you are encouraged to speak with your RLC prior to check-out.

The residence halls close for the academic year on SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM. You must be completely moved out of the residence halls by this time. Please inform your family of this check-out date and time as extensions are only granted for graduating seniors for an additional 24 hours. Beginning at 10:00 AM, residents will be charged $35 per hour until they have completely vacated their room and checked out.