Breaks And Move Out


The following residence halls close for winter break. If you reside in these communities, you must exit the building by noon on Dec. 18, 2021 and may not return until the halls reopen at 2 p.m. Jan. 5, 2022.  

  • Boggs Hall 
  • Brumby Hall 
  • Building 1516
  • Church Hall 
  • Creswell Hall 
  • Hill Hall 
  • Lipscomb Hall 
  • Mary Lyndon Hall  
  • Mell Hall 
  • Morris Hall 
  • Myers Hall 
  • Oglethorpe House 
  • Russell Hall 
  • Rutherford all 
  • Soule Hall 

Busbee, McWhorter, Payne, Reed, Rooker and Vandiver halls, as well as University Village and the Health Sciences Campus remain open for winter break. Residents in these communities may remain if they choose to do so; however—if you leave for the break—you should follow the instructions below. 

If you leave, complete the following tasks: 

  • Pack all essential items (medication, passport, fish, needed electronics, chargers, etc.) 
  • Take your UGACard (you will need this when you return)  
  • Clean room/apartment as best as possible  
  • Take all trash to the dumpster  
  • Close and lock all windows and lower the blinds 
  • Remove all perishables from the refrigerator and the room  
  • Unplug everything except for your refrigerator  
  • Put the thermostat on heat at 68 degrees or lowest setting 
  • Turn off all lights  
  • Lock your door(s)  
  • If the space is not fully occupied, prepare extra sets of furniture (bed, dresser, desk, etc.) for a new roommate to arrive in January 

Please note that University Housing staff will enter every room to conduct a quarterly health and safety inspection and to ensure you have followed the steps listed above. Failure to complete items on the checklist may result in a fee charged to your student account. 


The deadline to cancel a spring 2022 contract is Nov. 20, 2021. If you do not intend to live on campus for spring 2021, please log into The Dawg House by November 20 and choose the “Cancel my Contract” option. Refer to your 2021-2022 housing contract for specifics, as contract cancellation may incur a fee. 

If you are moving out, please schedule a checkout appointment in The Dawg House to take place no more than 24 hours after your last final exam (unless you are participating in commencement). Checkout appointments are available through Dec. 7 at noon, after which time you must reach out to your community office to sign up for a checkout appointment. 

 Please review the two checkout options below and determine which option is best for you:  

  • In-person checkout: Complete the list below and meet with a staff member during your checkout appointment. The staff member will inspect your space for damages in your presence. Afterwards, the staff member and you will go to the community desk to complete the checkout process  
  • Express checkout: Complete the list below and return your keys to the community desk at your convenience. With this option, you will not meet with a staff member before your departure. A staff member will inspect the room for damages at a later time  

Please follow these instructions as you prepare to moveout:  

  • Pack all of your belongings and remove them prior to your checkout appointment   
  • Clean your space 
  • Take all trash to the dumpster