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Spring Move-Out 2017

As the academic year winds down, we hope you all have had a successful year!

Move-Out Highlights:

By May 1, residents are to schedule a date and time to physically check out of their room with their RA. There is also an Express Check-out form that can be completed in case the RA is not available during the time the resident leaving. Please see your RA to obtain an Express Check-out form and further instructions on where to return it.

Buildings Close Wednesday, May 17 at 12 pm (noon)

Residents are expected to vacate their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam (unless staying for a university related reason, such as graduating seniors), and no later than 12 pm on Wednesday, May 17.  Residents staying for a university related reason and granted an extension MUST check out no later than 12 pm on Monday, May 22.

Extension Requests

If there are extenuating circumstances that affect your departure date, you must complete an extension request. All requests will be reviewed and either approved or denied. The extension form will be available on April 15.  Graduating seniors and summer housing residents do not need to apply for an extension.

Students transitioning into their summer housing assignments will stay in their current rooms until notified by Housing Services of when to move to their summer assignment.

Prep your room for Check-Out

Before leaving, all furniture must be arranged in move-in condition and rooms completely clean and free of all personal belongings and trash, without exception. All desk and dresser drawers should be empty and wiped clean with a damp towel. All personally constructed lofts must be taken apart and removed from the residence hall and brought to the nearest dumpsite area if being thrown away. Items left in rooms will be discarded.

Residents of Carnegie Mellon campus housing are responsible for all damages incurred to their room and/or public spaces. This includes damage to furniture in the rooms or public spaces. 

Hard Key Return — Oakland Residents

Oakland residents in Fairfax, Neville, Shady Oak and Webster will need to return their keys in the "Housing Check-Out and Key Return Receipt" envelope provided by their RA to the Residence on Fifth Service Desk (4700 Fifth Avenue) upon departure. Failure to return your keys will result in a charge of $150 for a lock change and key replacement.

Residents must complete the form, which is then sealed and placed in a secured box until retrieved by the Housing Services staff. Receipts are issued immediately by the Desk Attendant staff.

Fairfax and Webster residents - Remember to return your building keys, key fobs, and laundry cards to avoid additional charges.  ($150 for a lock change/fob replacement, and $25 for a lost laundry card.)

Express Check-out forms will not be used for the Oakland community.  If the resident cannot make arrangements to check-out with an RA, they should notify the Desk Attendant upon return of the completed "Housing Check-Out and Key Return" form, and the Desk Attendant will enter their information.

Do not return keys to campus police or Resident Assistants.

Summer Housing

Summer housing is available! Summer housing is for a period equivalent to a summer school session between May 22 and August 12, 2017. Summer housing will be offered in Fairfax Apartments and is available for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can choose to stay for one or both summer school sessions. For dates, rates and other information please visit our Summer Housing Website.

Students who applied for summer housing will automatically get an extension to stay in their Spring room until their summer space is ready. Specific moving instructions (such as dates and key pick-up) will be emailed between May 15 – 26. Students should expect to move from their spring assignment into their summer assignment on Sunday, May 28.

Fall 2017 Move-In

Returning residents are permitted to arrive on campus beginning 12 pm noon, Thursday, August 24, 2017.  Early arrivals will not be approved by Housing Services unless the student is associated with a University office, Student Activities, or orientation (such as Football, AB Tech, Orientation Counselors etc.).  Students without early arrival approval to may be assessed a fee of $100 USD per night through their student accounts.

Please note:  Housing Services will be moving all of its operations to the Residence on Fifth in mid-August 2017, and the Margaret Morrison Housing office will be closed effective Monday, August 21, 2017.  For assistance during Fall move-in, please visit us at our new location in Residence on Fifth, or call or email.

Congratulations on a successful year at Carnegie Mellon University! Please contact us if you have any questions and have a great summer!

  • Confirm a Check-Out date and time with your RA by May 1
  • Clean and remove all of your belongings when you are ready to Check-Out 
  • Return all hard keys to the Residence on Fifth Service Desk

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