Spring 2024 Move-Out Information

Spring 2024 Move-Out Information is now available!  A complete overview of the process, including all the information you need to properly move out and check out of your room/suite is available here:

Spring 2024 Move Out Guide

This document gives you specific details on all the information you need to properly check out of your current housing assignment including dates, procedures, and answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Checkout Procedures

Students must check out after removing all personal belongings, and after cleaning the room.  More details about cleaning are offered in Section C.  Failure to check out with your Resident Advisor will result in a $25 fine.  Each individual student is responsible for their own check-out procedures.  Do not assign your responsibilities to a friend, hall staff member, or Housekeeping personnel.  If you don't turn in your key upon checkout, there is a $200 charge for the cost of new keys and the re-coring of the lock on the door.    

Checkout Process

  1. All students are required to checkout with a Residential Life staff member.  We are not using the express checkout process during the end-of-year move out.   

  2. You can check out of your room when all three of these things are complete:
    • All your personal belongings have been removed from your room.
    • All trash has been removed from your room and placed in a dumpster.
    • You have cleaned your room according to Section C  
  3. Checkout dates and hours are as follows:
    • Sunday, May 5 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
    • Monday, May 6 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
    • Tuesday, May 7 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
    • Wednesday, May 8 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
    • Thursday, May 9 - 9:00am - 7:00pm (approved late departures only)
    • Friday, May 10 - 9:00am - 7:00pm  (approved late departures only)
    • Saturday, May 11 - 9:00am - 7:00pm  (approved late departures only)
    • Sunday, May 12 - 9:00am - 2:00pm  (approved late departures only)
  4. When you are ready to check out, please call our checkout team at 740-368-3435 (during the scheduled hours).  If nobody answers when you call, please try again in a few minutes.  A Residential Life team member will come to you to check you out of your room.
  5. A Residential Life team member will visually confirm that personal belongings have been removed from the room, that the room is clean, and that no trash remains in the room.  They will not check you out until these things are done.
  6. The Residential Life team member will collect your key and your signature confirming your checkout.  When all students have moved out of the room/suite/apartment, Residential Life will inspect the condition of the space.

Cleaning Expectations

You can understand the cleaning expectations by reviewing the Spring 2024 Move-Out Guide.


You can review the timeline for Spring 2024 Move-Out by visiting the Residential Life Important Dates site or by reviewing the Spring 2024 Move-Out Guide.

Early Departure

If you are leaving campus before our centralized checkout process begins on Sunday, May 5 at 9am, please connect with your RA or Moderator for assistance.

Late Departure Request

If you have extenuating circumstances that necessitate a request to remain on campus after the facilities close, please email reslife@owu.edu.  Because we are preparing for summer projects, summer housing, alumni weekend, and summer conferences, we will be limited in what we can approve and not.  If you are requesting to stay past Commencement, please note that you will be expected to complete the summer housing application and contract, then move to our summer housing facility. Note that there are associated fees for summer housing.  The deadline for all requests is Friday, April 19.

May Move-out Recycling/Donations

We are pleased to make it easy for students to donate their gently used items or other things that they would rather not take home with them rather than sending them to a landfill.  Students may donate items at the portable storage units that will be located near bulk dumpsters in the residential parking areas.  Items will be donated to the local Goodwill store in Delaware.   As a part of our May Move-Out initiative, students are reminded that anything that they brought into their residence should be taken home, donated at the portable storage units, or disposed of in the dumpsters provided.  The May Move-Out pods will be located near dumpsters on the residential side of campus.

Storage Policy

There is no storage available on campus for student belongings.  There are local storage facilities available for reasonable summer rates.  Public Safety also stores bicycles on campus over the summer.  

View the Residential Storage Policy

Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement

The Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement can be used by roommates to divide up cleaning responsibilities.  All residence hall rooms must be cleaned up before students can check out.

View the Residence Hall Cleaning Agreement

SLU/House Cleaning Agreement

The SLU/House Cleaning Agreement can be used by housemates to divide up cleaning responsibilities.  All SLUs/Houses must be cleaned up before students can check out.

View the SLU/House Cleaning Agreement

Damage Responsibility Form

The can be used by roommates and housemates to  assign damage costs to the responsible resident or residents. Failure to accept or assign responsibility for damage will result in all residents equally splitting the cost of the repairs.

View the Damage Responsibility Form



Residential Life Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 213
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3175
F 740-368-3174
E reslife@owu.edu

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Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015