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Housing Administration and Residential Education


Important Move-out Information 2016

Finals begin on Thursday, May 5th and end on Thursday, May 12th. All halls close for the academic year on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:00 am. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements. 

Be sure to attend your move-out floor meeting as scheduled by your Residential Education staff. We recommend that all students attend for information on check out.

How to Check Out of Your Room/Suite/Apartment

Click on your hall below (starting in April 2016) for specific procedures on how to check out of and properly clean your room, rearrange your furniture and more. Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view, download Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

  • Chapultepec
  • Cuicacalli (Tacuba & Tepeyac)
  • Granada
  • Maya & Olmeca
  • Piedra del Sol
  • Tarastec
  • Tenochca
  • University Towers
  • Villa Alvarado
  • Zapotec
  • Zura

Parking Information

Please remember that all parking regulations remain in effect during closing and move-out periods. This includes restrictions for fire lanes, 15 minute loading zones and handicapped spaces. Anyone using these areas as loading zones will be ticketed. Regulations apply to all vehicles, including faculty, staff, paraprofessional staff members, desk staff, residents, students, families and others.

Preparing for Move-out

At the end of the academic year residents have the option of completing a Standard Check-out, as described below, or an Express Check-out.  Either can be a simple process, if you plan ahead. Review the information about the Standard and Express Check-outs and decide which option is best for you.

Standard Check-out

If you fail to make an appointment, you will have last priority to check out.  If you do not check out, you will be charged an improper check-out fee plus any charges for cleaning or damages.  Your License Agreement states that you are to move out by 8:00 p.m. on the day of your LAST final, or 8:00 p.m. on May 15, 2014, whichever comes first.  The only exception is for graduating seniors.  Graduating seniors must contact the Office of Housing Administration to arrange their check out date.

How to make it a simple process:

Before your check-out appointment, you will need to have the following completed--
1. Pack up all of your belongings and have them out of the room.
2. Clean the room (some cleaning supplies are available at your hall front desk), including the windows, window sills, floor, drawers, shelves, closet, under the beds, furniture tops, microfridge/refrigerator. Debunk the beds (if you had them bunked after you arrived) and empty the trash.
3. Remove all stickers from furniture, walls, doors, and windows.
4. Make sure all furniture is in the room and properly arranged/assembled, and that the pillow, bed pad, and blanket are present.

What not to do:
You will not be checked out and will have to make another appointment (at your RA’s/CA's convenience) if: your belongings are not out of the room, you have not completed cleaning the room, and if the furniture is not in its proper place.

How to know when you are done:

After your room has been checked, you must give your RA/CA the exact keys that were issued to you and swipe card (where applicable). You will then sign an Intent to Vacate form, which will indicate your damage/missing item charges. Damage charges, if any, will be billed to your University student account and you will be notified through the e-Bill process. View the move-out charges webpage.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: All first-class mail will be forwarded to the mailing address listed in your SDSU WebPortal (all other mail will not be forwarded). As part of your move-out process, please be sure your WebPortal is updated with your summer address. Don’t forget to cancel newspaper/magazine subscriptions and update your address with any other mail you may receive at your residence hall address.