• For students with a 9-month license agreement, housing facilities close at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024.
  • For students with a 11.5-month license agreement, housing facilities close at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Please remember that regardless of the date you check out, you will be billed in full for the remainder of your license agreement.

procedures iconCheck-Out Procedures

Regular Check-out

  • Contact your RA/CA to schedule an early check-out inspection at least 48 hours prior to your move-out date.
  • Remove all of your belongings and clean your space prior to the inspection.

During your check-out appointment, your RA/CA will inspect your space, collect your keys and check you out of your assigned space. This appointment is important because it can potentially save you from getting billed for an improper check out. A secondary inspection will be completed by your Residence Hall Coordinatorto assess any fees for trash, cleaning and damages. 

Express Check-Out

Express check-out is for students who do not complete a check-out inspection with their RA/CA. By completing an express check-out, students waive their right to contest any damage charges. 

  • Once you have removed all of your belongings and cleaned your space, report to your community front desk to check out. 
  • Deposit your keys inside the check-out envelope then seal and sign it.
  • Leave the envelope in the designated box at the front desk. 
  • Fees for cleaning and/or damage charges will be processed by your Residence Hall Coordinator after move out.

guests iconGuests

Any guests entering a residential community must be checked in at your community front desk, where they will receive a sticker to enter the building during the move-out period.

cleaning iconCleaning

Please clean your entire space, including your bedroom, bathroom(s), kitchen and living area, if applicable, prior to your check-out appointment. This includes:

  • Remove all personal belongings. Double-check that your drawers and closet are empty.
  • Restore your room to its initial condition at check in, including furniture set-up.
  • Take all trash and recycling to the dumpsters. Please put trash inside the dumpsters and do not leave any trash near or around the dumpsters.
  • Wipe down all surfaces, including furniture and walls.
  • Vacuum and sweep the floor, including under the bed.
  • Leave your drawers and closet doors open in preparation for your RA/CA inspection.
  • Enter a service request on the Housing Portal for any outstanding maintenance or repair needs in your unit before your check-out appointment. Please note that service requests cannot be submitted to clean your unit.


  • Do not remove nails, screws, or command strips from walls. These will be professionally removed to prevent further damage.  
  • Do not unplug the unit mini-fridge.
  • Do not put large items down the trash chutes. Please put trash inside the dumpsters. 

Vacuums are available for check-out at your community front desk. Abandoned items are subject to abandonment fees of $100 or more.

moving iconMoving Shipping & Storage

A limited number of moving bins will be available for checkout at your community front desk. If you need to ship or store your personal belongings, please make arrangements with our campus partner collegeboxes.com. Create an account and enter promo code SDSU2024 for 10% savings. 

Cardboard boxes, tape, and other packing supplies can be purchased from The UPS Stores on campus.

Portable storage containers (PODS, U-Box, etc.) are not allowed and may be towed if placed on university property.

parking iconParking

All parking regulations are strictly enforced. Do not park in any fire lanes during move-out or at any time. If you received a garage remote for parking, please return it to your front desk or give it to your CA at checkout. Students who do not return their garage remotes will be charged a replacement fee.

bike surf iconBikes & Surfboards

Don’t forget your bike or surfboard! If applicable, return your bike storage key to the Housing Office between noon to 4 p.m. during weekdays and remove surfboard storage locks. Abandoned property will be removed and discarded.

mail iconMail

Update your mailing address in my.SDSU to your permanent address. Any mail or packages delivered to The UPS Store after checkout will be returned to the sender. If you are expecting a package, please contact the sender to update your permanent address.