Spring Term Check-Out

  1. Select a Move-Out Appointment in the Housing Portal. Although not required, making a move-out appointment will help manage resources and elevator traffic. 
  2. Complete online maintenance requests to resolve issues in your room.
  3. Pack and remove all personal belongings from your room, kitchen, and common areas: double-check drawers, closets, and corners carefully. Items left behind in the room will be discarded.
    • Do not use trash bags. Facilities may mistake your belongings for trash or recycling.
    • Do not leave personal belongings in the suite or corridor-style building hallways unattended.
    • Remove all trash to designated locations (locations to be provided below.) Trash bags are available from your RA if you need them. Trash chutes closed on April 29.
    • Clean and sweep/vacuum your room, suite, kitchens, and common areas, where applicable.
    • Remove message boards, door tags, posters, and tape from your door(s) and walls.
  4. Close and lock your door and windows.
  5. Use Web Check-Out in the Housing Portal. You may complete Web Check-Out at any point before the Check-Out deadline. If you have issues accessing the Portal around the deadline, please refresh your browser and try again before contacting Columbia Housing.
  6. Notify your RA that you have checked out.

If you have any questions, consult the Check-Out procedures outlined in the Guide to Living or contact the Hospitality Desk by email at [email protected] or phone at 212-854-2779

  • Belongings left behind in common and shared areas between non-senior Check-Out and senior Check-Out are at risk of being discarded. 
  • Graduating seniors, please note and be extra diligent: all your belongings need to remain in your assigned space. 
  • Facilities is tasked with cleaning all common areas and unoccupied rooms in a very abbreviated time frame in preparation for summer housing.

Students are allowed two individuals to help them move out. 

In light of current campus access restrictions, residents of John Jay, Wallach, Hartley, Carman, Furnald, Wien and East Campus must request access for non-affiliates (i.e., parents and family) to assist with move-out.

If you need help packing, and/or need to have your belongings stored for the summer months or shipped to you, please refer to the storage page in the Guide to Living.

In light of current campus access restrictions, residents of John Jay, Wallach, Hartley, Carman, Furnald, Wien and East Campus will be required to meet their vendor at a campus gate. Vendors may be denied access without a student escort

Special access points will be accessible to residents during select times to facilitate Check-Out, including the Hartley-Wallach Gate to Amsterdam Avenue, the Broadway Street Level exit, and the East Campus B3 exit. 

Special access points will only be open during these times.

Hartley/Wallach: Gate to Amsterdam Ave

*On these dates, the gate is egress only. You will not be able to enter campus through this gate.

Broadway Street Level

East Campus: B3 Level

Hogan: Basement Door

Wien Courtyard Gate to W. 116 St.

*Access will be limited to students with moving bins only. 

Bins are available from the Hartley Hospitality Desk 24/7. 

Bin Policy

  • Bin rentals are for 2 hours at a time and should be returned to the location from which they were rented.
  • Please consult the Guide to Living for complete policy information concerning moving bins.


Carlton Arms

East Campus

Schapiro Lounge

Wien Lounge

Residents are financially responsible for any damages, missing items, or unsatisfactory conditions in their room. Review the Damage/Vandalism section of the Guide to Living for additional information and a listing of all damage charges. Damage charges are assessed based on inspections carried out by Resident Advisers and an evaluation of the state of the room or suite relative to the Room Condition Report (RCR) completed by student(s) at the beginning of the residency period.

Please bring your trash to the floor lounge or basement compactor room for collection. Residents of EC townhouses should bring their trash to the EC courtyard.

Trash chutes closed April 29.

To facilitate Check-Out, the following streets will be closed to street parking.

On May 11

On May 12

On May 16