It’s almost time to move out!
Let the summer begin
Thank you for living on campus this spring! We hope you have enjoyed your experience in your residence hall. Please review the following detailed information as you prepare to move out. Take note of the important dates, online checkout process and parking restrictions to ensure a smooth departure.
Preparing to move out Accordion Closed
Follow these steps prior to checking out of the residence hall:
- Bring donation items for local community agencies to the designated collection area near the front desk (collection begins April 22):
- Household goods
- Electronics and small appliances
- Non-perishable food
- School supplies and books
- Cleaning supplies
- Move all of your belongings fully out of your room, living space and hallway area.
- Thoroughly clean your room and shared living spaces:
- Clean your refrigerator.
- Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged, defrosted and dry with door left open. (Raymond & Tinsley: clean out the refrigerator but leave plugged in)
- Remove all decorations and poster putty, tape, strips, etc. from walls and doors.
- Clean out and wipe down all drawers and shelves.
- Dust/clean all surfaces of furniture, sink, mirror, window/sill, heater, closet/wardrobe, etc.
- Vacuum floor. If you use a vacuum from the front desk, you must clean the roller/brush and/or bag before returning it to the front desk.
- Clean the inside and outside of trash and recycling cans in your room.
- If you live in a suite or apartment, clean all shared spaces including sink(s), shower(s), toilet(s), and appliances (oven/stove, washer/dryer, etc.) using the specific directions posted on nearby bulletin boards.
- Bring all personal trash and recycling to the designated dumpsters outside of the building only.
- Return furniture to the standard room layout and re-adjust the bed height to the designated level (refer to nearby bulletin boards for floor plan).
- Lock your window and close your blinds.
- Remember to take your bike if you have one stored or in the bike racks.
Online express checkout Accordion Closed
Once you have completed all of the preparation steps above, follow these steps to officially check out of the residence hall:
- Log into the housing portal and select “Online Checkout” from the Resources and Forms section. Follow the guided questions to complete your online express checkout.
- Lock your door.
- Physically hand your key(s) directly to a staff member within 30 minutes of completing your online checkout:
- When desk is open – hand in key(s) at the front desk
- When desk is closed – hand in key(s) to the RA-on-call (desk hours and on-call phone number posted at each front desk)
Your building card access will end within an hour of your checkout.
Avoid charges Accordion Closed
Complete the checkout process thoroughly and accurately to avoid the following charges:
|Reason for Charge||Amount|
|Improper/Late Checkout Charge: not completing online checkout OR checking out later than 9am on May 10 (or later than a pre-approved extended checkout time)||$50|
|Lost/Non-Returned Key Charge: not turning in a room, apartment or mailbox key directly to a staff member||$50 per key|
|Furniture Reset Charge: not setting your furniture and/or bed height back to the standard layout||$50|
|Cleaning Charge: not fully cleaning your room/living space and/or leaving personal trash/recycling anywhere besides the designated dumpsters outside of the building||$50/hour|
(1 hour minimum)
|Patch/Paint Charge: any significant wall damage including large number and/or size of holes; and/or walls that have to be repainted due to damage||$100/wall|
|Damaged/Missing Item Charge: missing or damaged items, not due to normal wear and tear, charged the cost of replacement/repair including labor||$50 minimum|
Your online express checkout will ask if there are any missing or damaged items in your room/living space, a description of the item(s) and reason. Staff will also complete a walk-through of all rooms to identify missing and damaged items, and will submit charges accordingly. If you have a question about a potential charge, please consult with your RA.
Parking information Accordion Closed
- If you or your family is bringing a car to campus during finals May 6 through May 12 week to help you move, the vehicle may still be parked in resident parking or garages without a permit during the day. Vehicles on campus overnight must have a permit.
- All vehicles at all times must be parked in between designated stall lines (two white lines). The only exception will be on central campus in the designated areas along University Drive and Knoles Drive marked by traffic cones and signs. Parking is not permitted in fire lanes, disabled stalls, service vehicle stalls or in roadways to load your car. This service is provided only during move-in and is properly staffed at that time to ensure safety.
- The San Francisco Parking Garage (#96B) and Knoles Parking Garage (#96A) gates will be raised Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12 at Noon to facilitate move out. Parking on the ramps in the San Francisco garage will be closed beginning Thursday May 9th. The drive aisles on the ramp will be open. Please watch for signs in the area that are affected in the garage.
- No trailers will be permitted to park on campus beginning Friday, May 10 as the parking is needed for Graduation.
- Starting at noon on Thursday, May 9, the parking lot #P31 east of Sechrist Hall will be closed for Graduation. Any vehicle in #P31 after 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 will be relocated at the owner’s expense.
Check out our Move Out Map for an overview of buildings and parking areas.
Donate, Don’t Ditch Accordion Closed
Donate, Don’t Ditch (Leave Green) is a program that helps local charities, food shelters and the environment by diverting perfectly usable goods from the landfill and into the helping hands of charities like Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Sunshine Rescue Mission. The charities accept a variety of items such as clothing, furniture, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and non-perishable foods. Sunshine Rescue Mission works with the Flagstaff Family Food Center and provides them much of the food that is collected. The Flagstaff Family Food Center in turn works with Louie’s Pantry for food needs of NAU students, meaning that some of the food can make a full circle difference!
The Housing and Residence Life team has had a move-out waste reduction program in place since 2006. Since its inception, the program had redirected over 164 tons of perfectly useable items from the landfill in its lifetime. In its first year the program collected around 6000 lbs. of materials that would otherwise have found its self in the landfill and has grown to diverting over 38,000 lbs. annually, during summer move out.