Move-out Guide

Cancellations and Move-out

Farewell Seawolves! Whether you've lived with us for a few months or a few years, you'll be moving out of student housing at some point. Please see the information below to make your move-out as seamless as possible. 

Mid-Semester Cancellation

If you are cancelling your agreement mid-semester, you'll need to complete an online Cancellation Form found on your Housing Self-Service Page on UAOnline. On this form you'll indicate your check-out date. Cancellation fees and deposit forfeiture may apply. 

Review the Agreement Cancellation & Release Schedule

Winter Move-out

The Academic Year Housing Agreement is an academic year-long contract covering both the fall and spring semester. If you are staying for the fall semester only and moving out for the spring semester, you'll need to complete an online Cancellation Form found on your Housing Self-Service Page on UAOnline. Be sure to review the Important Dates webpage for information on the winter check-out date. 

Review information about cancellations

Spring Move-out

If you are not staying for the summer, you'll need to move out by the spring check-out deadline. In April you'll have the opportunity to complete an online Intentions Application or Cancellation form, letting us know if you plan to return next fall or not. You'll let us know your spring check-out date on your Intentions Form. 

Interested in staying for the summer?  Visit the Summer Housing webpage


Move-out Checklist

  • Remove all personal belongings - including any furniture or appliances (microwave, mini-fridge) you may have brought in. Removal charges will apply for anything left in the suite/apartment that wasn't there at move-in.
  • If you used Command Strips to hang things, DO NOT remove them! Our maintenance staff are experts at removing those without damaging the wall and are happy to do it for you. You will not be charged for any Command Strips left on the walls, but you will be charged for drywall damage from Command Strips that have been removed. 
  • During spring move-out in May, you can leave any items in good condition that you no longer want in the designated "Trash to Treasure" area in your hall. Students are welcome to take things from this area and anything left over after move-out will be donated. 
  • Return furniture to the same layout it was in when you moved in.
  • Remove all trash.
  • Clean your bedroom and suite/apartment - vacuum, sweep floors, wipe down surfaces of furniture, shelves, inside drawers and window sills, clean bathrooms and kitchens if applicable. Coordinate with your suitemates to determine who will clean what and who will remove things left in kitchens or common areas. Don't leave everything for the last person out!

  • When you're ready to leave, turn off the lights and be sure your bedroom door is closed and latched (so no one can cause damage in your room after you leave). You do not need to formally check out - Residence Life staff will check your room for any damages or items left after you leave.