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Spring Quarter Move-Out

Move In Day

*Spring move-out happens yearly in June. Check back in spring 2018 for new dates and details!*

It will soon be time to think about moving out of campus housing for the academic year! Lincoln Park residents, learn more about your obligations for spring 2017 move-out below and by reading the Move-Out Guide.

Note: University Center residents will receive specific information from the University Center management office in early June.

Information on this page

  • Move-Out Deadlines
  • Designated Key Return / Check-Out Box Stations
  • Preparing Your Room or Apartment for Move-Out
  • Lincoln Park Check-Out Procedures
  • Fridge & Loft Rental Returns from RHC
  • Confiscated Items
  • Freight Elevators / Back Door Access
  • Moving Assistance & Guest Policy Reminder
  • Parking Information
  • Moving Carts
  • Demon SWAP
  • Lincoln Park Meal Plan
  • Common Damages & Cleaning Charges

Move-Out Deadlines

Current residents must check out by noon on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

If you are taking part in graduation ceremonies and need to stay in your room beyond the traditional end date of spring quarter, you must notify the Department of Housing Services of this need at least two weeks prior to graduation to be granted an extension. The move-out parking and cart rental amenities will be made available to graduating seniors.

Residents continuing with summer housing will receive special instructions with their summer assignment letter in early June and must be available June 13 for summer move-in.

It is imperative that move-out deadlines are met due to short turnover periods. Residents who do not move out on time may receive a $150 improper move fee.

Designated Key Return/Check-out Box Stations

See below for Lincoln Park residence hall residents

Residence Hall Station
Belden-Racine, Clifton-Fullerton, Corcoran, McCabe, Munroe, Seton and Unversity Hall Each Hall's Lobby
Centennial Hall and Vincent & Louise House Housing Services Main Office
Sanctuary Hall, Sanctuary Townhomes, and Sheffield Square Sanctuary Hall Lobby

Preparing Your Room or Apartment for Move-Out

Avoid additional fees by doing the following:

  • Wash floors and vacuum carpets in all rooms. Vacuums are available for check-out at front desks two weeks before move-out.
  • Clean kitchen and bathroom sinks, floors, counters and appliances.
  • Remove garbage, papers and personal items from all rooms.
  • Return furniture to its original position. Un-bunk and reassemble beds; place a work order if you have trouble reassembling.
  • Make sure all walls are free of posters, paper, tape, sticky tack, strips, etc. You will be assessed a damage fee for holes found in walls from hanging pictures or decorations.
  • Wipe down all walls and furniture.
  • If you rented them, disassemble lofts, clean/defrost refrigerator and clean microwave units. Leave rental items in your unit.
  • Lock room and bathroom door when exiting unit for the last time. Remember to change mailing address with Campus Connect and inform any senders of the new address.
  • Donate your unwanted, gently used personal items to Demon SWAP.
  • Email housing@depaul.edu  if you are responsible for damages in your room or common area.

Lincoln Park Check-Out Procedures

  • Remove all personal items from room or apartment.
  • Complete all applicable items listed above to prepare the unit for move-out.
  • Return room key to your designated key return / check-out station (listed in the table above) and fill out a check-out key envelope.
  • Place the completed room key envelope in the drop box at your check-out station.
  • Mail keys must be returned to the Student Mail Center located in the Student Center, Suite 317.

Move Out Day

Fridge & Loft Rental Returns from Residence Hall Council (RHC)

Each resident who has rented items from RHC will need to disassemble and clean the items. Lofts must be disassembled, original beds must be reassembled and refrigerator/microwave units must be cleared of personal belongings, defrosted, cleaned and dried, and left in rooms until picked up by staff. If rental items are not disassembled or otherwise ready, residents will be subject to an improper move fee. See the Rental Return Information Sheet   for details or contact RHC with questions here. If Housing Services removed and stored your original bed ends, those pieces will be returned to your room by Friday, June 2.

If you are staying for the summer, your rental contract still ends at the completion of spring quarter, and as a result, all items must be returned. We do not offer an option of loft and fridge rentals for the summer term.

Confiscated Items

Residents may pick up items confiscated during health and safety inspections (Lincoln Park only) from Housing Services' main office, located in Centennial Hall, Suite 301. Bring your confiscation receipt and student ID to Housing Services during the following times only:

June 5, 2017: Noon - 4 p.m.
June 6, 2017: Noon - 4 p.m.
June 7, 2017: Noon - 4 p.m.
June 8 - 9, 2017: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

After 4 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017, items not picked up will be disposed of or donated.

Freight Elevators/Back Door Access

Freight elevators and/or loading dock doors will be available at Seton Hall, University Hall and Sanctuary Hall (access door) during the following hours:

June 3 - 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
June 7 - 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
June 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon

Note: These times are the only periods when the elevators and/or access doors will be available for use. Should you need to use the elevators or access door outside of the times listed, contact your area office.

Moving Assistance & Guest Policy Reminder

Moving assistance is not available when moving out. Please plan your move accordingly and bring up to five helpers. Beginning Friday, June 2, from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., residents will have the option of issuing guest wristbands to up to five guests who are actively involved in their move-out. The wristband will allow guests to come in and out of the front desk area without needing to be signed in and out each time. All guests are required to show a valid state- or government-issued ID and have a resident present before being issued a wristband. This option may only be used once by each resident. Otherwise, the normal guest policy will remain in effect.


Parking Information

Beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, and running through Saturday, June 10, 2017, the issued guest wristbands will also include one day of complimentary parking in the Sheffield Avenue or Clifton Avenue university parking garages. There are certain street locations that also have free parking. Please be mindful of city metering, tow zones, no-parking areas and street signage. There is no parking available for trailers on university property. Housing Services is unable to provide storage during the summer, but several rental facilities are available near campus.

Moving Carts

Residents may borrow moving carts from the Munroe Hall entryway by presenting their DePaul Student ID. Moving carts are only available during the following times:

June 3 - 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
June 7 - 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
June 10, 2017, from 9 a.m. until noon

Note: If a cart is damaged or not returned, the resident will be billed.


Surplus With A Purpose (SWAP) allows residents to donate unwanted items and clothing, which will be resold to raise money for an emergency fund for the DePaul community. Please donate any reusable items at donation locations in your residence hall June 5 – 13, 2017, from noon until 4 p.m., ahead of the event on June 16, 2017. Learn more.

Lincoln Park Meal Plan

After June 9, 2017, any balance remaining on your meal plan will be forfeited and is not refundable. Please visit onlinedining.depaul.edu to explore ways to spend down your current balance.

Common Damages & Cleaning Charges

Each room will be inspected by student and professional staff members for damages and cleaning charges. If damages or cleaning issues are found, a fee will be assessed and an email will be sent to the email address you have listed in Campus Connect by August 1, 2017. To see examples of the most common charges residents receive, please visit our Damage Billing page. Please note that the list contained there is not exhaustive.

Residents are held responsible for any changes in room condition (damages, missing items, etc.) that were not reported or did not exist at the time of move-in. All residents are given an opportunity to report pre-existing conditions in their room via the housing condition report provided to them upon check-in.

All damages will be split equally between roommates (and suitemates for bathroom charges), unless written notification by the responsible party is provided to housing@depaul.edu  from the email address on file with the university by June 10, 2017, at the latest.

More information about damage billing can be found in your Guide to Student Housing, on your housing agreement terms and conditions, and on our damage billing page.