Breaks And Move Out

Spring 2021 move out

Residence halls close May 12 at noon. 

All residents not participating in commencement must check out by May 12 at noon (or 24 hours after your last final, whichever is earlier). Exceptions include residents with summer contracts in Oglethorpe House, Busbee, McWhorter, Vandiver and University Village).  

Similar to fall move in, to limit the number of people passing through halls, elevators and lobbies, residents moving out between April 28 and May 13 must schedule a checkout time and be allowed to have two guests assist them during their scheduled check out time (1 hour).  

All checkouts will be conducted as express check outs and students who wish to have their two guests assist them should schedule a check out appointment through The Dawg House. Residents should be prepared to meet their guests in the lobby of their residence hall at the start of their check out appointment time. Guests will be checked in and freshly disinfected carts will be provided to residents based on availability.  

Once your personal items are removed from your space and trash is taken out, fill out the express check out form and turn in your keys to the front desk. Damages to resident spaces will be assessed when student rooms are completely vacated.  

During the move-out process, we understand that there may be compelling circumstances that arise which require a contract extension. Extension requests should be sent via email to the residence hall director of your respective community. In the email, please detail your compelling circumstances and how long of an extension you are seeking. Extension requests are not guaranteed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please send all extension requests by April 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. 


  • Schedule a checkout time in The Dawg House 
  • Attend a community meeting 
  • Close and lock all windows 
  • Close and lock all doors 
  • Close window blinds 
  • Remove all trash and recycling from your room 
  • Turn off all lights 
  • Make sure all your perishable food is taken with you or disposed of in the exterior trash 
  • Clean your room to discourage pests (pick up items, wipe surfaces down, sweep/vacuum, dust, clean kitchen, bathroom (where applicable) 
  • Set your thermostat to the lowest setting (68-72 degrees, where applicable)  
  • Check your mailbox and change your address in The Dawg House 
  • Fill out and turn in an express checkout form 


May 1: Deadline to cancel the summer portion of the contract in Busbee, McWhorter or Vandiver (fee may apply, check your residence hall contract in The Dawg House
May 12 at noon: Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for winter break/end of fall semester unless residents are participating in commencement 
May 15: Current residents transition to summer spaces in Oglethorpe House (if enrolled in May session or extended session only)