Fall Term Check-Out

Who is Required to Check-Out?

Students who are not returning for spring semester, including seniors graduating in February, students studying abroad, and students taking leave, must check-out at the end of Fall Term. Those students are not eligible to remain in Columbia Housing over Winter Break. 

If you plan to live in Columbia Housing for the full spring term, you are not required to check out.

Check-Out Timeline

Students who are not returning for spring semester must check out by 24 hours of their last exam or by 12:00 p.m. noon on December 22.

Steps to Check-Out

  1. Complete online maintenance requests to resolve issues in your room.
  2. 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. If you use trash bags to pack your belongings, please label them with your name, UNI, and room number and do not leave them unattended or place them in an area adjacent to trash collection.
    • Do not leave personal belongings in the suite or corridor-style building hallways unattended.
    • Remove all trash to designated locations.
    • 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.
  3. Close and lock your door and windows.
  4. 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.
  5. Notify your RA that you have checked out.Special Access During Check-Out

Bin Loans

Bins are available at the Hartley Hospitality Desk 24/7. For your convenience during Check-Out, we have bin satellite bin rental locations.

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.

Room Damages

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.

Questions & Support

If you have any questions, contact the Hospitality Desk by email at [email protected] or phone at 212-854-2779