FAQs about Move-Out

FAQs about Move-Out

Late Departure

Promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, unless you have been approved for a Late Stay at which time your access will remain on until your approved move-out date/time.

Residents who may have a final on Wednesday evening may log into their Housing Portal and apply for a Late Stay.

Graduating seniors, international students, and those transitioning into summer on-campus housing can submit a Late Stay request. Other residents requesting a Late Stay will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Late Stay requests for Allegany, Denton, Leonardtown, Oakland, and Prince Frederick are limited due to the need to clean and prepare spaces for summer guests.

Late Stay requests are approved on an as needed basis based on individual circumstances of the resident. Late Stay Options are as follows:

  1. 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19 (automatically approved upon submission of request)
  2. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19 (requires approval based on circumstance, location and availability)
  3. 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 20 (requires approval based on circumstance, location and availability)
  4. 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 20 (requires approval based on circumstance, location and availability)
  5. 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21 (only available for Graduating Seniors)

Late Stay requests are approved on an as needed basis based on individual circumstances of the resident. Late Stay access is given to graduating seniors, international students, or students transitioning to summer on-campus housing. Other residents requesting a Late Stay will be considered and approved on a case-by-case basis.


  • Purchase cleaning supplies, moving boxes, packing totes, trash bags, etc.
  • Start taking personal items you no longer need home now.
  • Know your exam schedule so you can plan to clean and pack ahead of time.
  • Determine who will be responsible for cleaning shared or common spaces in your suite/apartment. Some RAs will ask you to fill out a Closing Checklist & Agreement in advance of finals.
  • Clean in advance of your departure date.
  • Bring your hand-truck or dolly from home (yellow carts will be limited during move out).
  • Contact storage facilities early to arrange for storage of your belongings over the summer if you are unable to take them with you.
  • Forward your mail by going to a local USPS location and completing a Change of Address form. You cannot use the USPS website to forward your mail.
  • Print out the Move-Out Unloading/Loading Permit (PDF).

The UPS Store at the Stamp offers summer storage options. Please visit the UPS Store Student Union website for more information.


  • Clean your room/suite/apartment. (Including your kitchen and bathroom where applicable.)
  • Return your room/suite/apartment to original check-in condition.
  • Remove all trash and debris to exterior dumpsters.
  • Remove all of your belongings from your room/suite/apartment. Don’t forget your bike!
  • Ensure you have not left any personal belongings behind.
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Close and lock your door(s).
  • Return your residence hall key(s) to your Service Desk. Late/mailed keys will NOT be accepted.

While not comprehensive, the following list (PDF) will offer some guidance with regard to charges.

If your roommate(s) caused any damage to your room/suite/apartment, talk with your roommate and have your roommate accept responsibility for the damage by documenting it in writing through an email to drl-adops@umd.edu.

If you have questions, contact your Resident Director.

Students will typically receive an email from the Department of Resident Life by early July instructing them to view their Room Condition Report in MyDRL which will detail their charges. The charges will also be posted to your student account in early July or August.

When reviewing your student account you may see the following descriptions:

Cleaning/Damages (3200)
Residents who leave excessive trash, dirt, or carpets in their space requiring extensive cleaning or removal by Facilities staff should expect to receive a cleaning charge on their student account.

Residents who break, remove, or vandalize their room and/or furnishings can expect to receive a damage charge on their student account. See the Room Condition Report section for more information.

Key Replacement (3206 or 3208)
Residents who fail to return key(s) on or before Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m. will require Residential Facilities to change the locking mechanism and create new key(s) for the space in preparation for summer occupants. Expenses for these services will be charged to the student account.


It is your responsibility to ensure you clean your room/suite/apartment.

Your RA will review the Closing Checklist & Agreement with you and your roommate(s) to discuss responsibility for cleaning the different common areas in your unit. It will be used to determine responsibility for damage and cleaning billing. You may request a copy of this document from your Resident Director.

If the form is not completed, each person in the unit will be held equally responsible for cleaning. Charges for lack of cleaning or damages will be evenly split between all residents.

Limited cleaning resources (broom, dust pan, trash bags) will be available at your service desk. Please consider bringing your own.

Inspections will occur after residents have completely vacated their room/suite/apartment. Residents are not present for the inspection, therefore it is imperative that the Closing Checklist and Agreement be thoroughly completed with the Resident Assistant.



A representative from Collegiate Marketing will pick up your product after the residence halls close.

Refrigerators rented from My Fridge Rental need to be defrosted and cleaned. A representative will pick up your product after the residence halls close.

Use the following instructions on cleaning and preparing your rented fridge (PDF).

Students who actually use tools to disassemble their beds and turn them upside down to make their bed taller, MUST put the beds back in the original arrangement.

View the following picture to leave your rented bed loft in the following condition (PDF).

All personal items must be removed at time of departure. Unwanted carpets, electronics and/or refrigerators must be taken to designated pallet areas located outside the residence halls near the dumpsters. Failure to remove all belongings will result in charges billed to your student account.


You will be billed for a Lock Core Change in the amount of $65.75 which will be posted to your student account. (Suites/Apartments: you may also be charged $5 for a bedroom recut.)

Note: Residents who do not return Sabbath key will be billed $120 for the building re-core.

No. All keys must be returned by the resident before they depart campus for the semester and no later than May 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Keys will NOT be accepted by mail and must be returned in person to your Community Service Desk.

Mail & Packages

Your mail or packages will be returned to sender. In advance, you should fill out a hard copy Change of Address form at a USPS location.

Remember to change your online subscription addresses (i.e. medication, magazines, food, IPSY, Amazon, etc.)


A select number of spaces will be identified by yellow move-out loading zone signs and will be available beginning Wednesday May 11 - Sunday May 22, 2022.

Parking Information
Please follow all Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) parking guidelines. For more information regarding parking, please visit the DOTS website. You must be actively packing your vehicle to use a designated loading zone.

Regular parking restrictions apply outside of loading/unloading zones. If you have a current DOTS permit, park in your designated parking spot.

  • Never park in, obstruct, or leave vehicles unattended in fire lanes. Vehicles parked in fire lanes are subject to being ticketed and/or towed.
  • Sidewalks are NOT roadways. Please do not enter any gated areas (even if gates are open) and do not drive, park, or load on any sidewalks.

Designated loading and unloading zone areas which will be marked and identified by yellow zone signs and any metered location payment will be required.

View the Department of Transportation Services website for more information.

No gates will be open for move out as that happens over a much longer period than our traditional move in time frame so it is not necessary.