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Move-out

Information for Spring 2021

Another semester is wrapping up! We know you’re planning your next steps and that moving out of campus housing is just one of them. Below you'll find important information from Campus Housing and Residence Life on the steps you’ll need to move out properly. Please check your CofC email for this information and then follow-up communications as we get closer to the end of the semester. If you have any questions, email housing@cofc.edu.

All students will need to schedule a move-out appointment via the MyHousing/Dining portal.

Summary of move-out steps:

  1. Schedule your move-out appointment
  2. Make a plan with your roommate / suitemates about who is responsible for what
  3. Pack and prepare your room / suite
  4. Move out and return your key
  5. Check out using mobile checkout

1. Schedule move-out appointment

All students need to schedule a move-out appointment. Checkout appointments are available April 19 – May 1. (All halls and houses close May 1 at noon. Read below if you are a graduating senior.) Please schedule your appointment as soon as possible or at least five days before your planned move-out date. If you plan to move out before April 19, email Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu with your requested date. Students are required to move out 24 hours after their last final or by May 1 at noon, whichever comes sooner.  

To schedule your appointment:

  • Log into MyCharleston and click on the MyHousing/Dining portal. In the portal, click on the Requests tab in the blue banner and select Appointments.
  • Select the date you plan to move out.
  • Move-out appointments will be good for the entire day (7 a.m. to 11 p.m.); you will not need to select a specific time.

If you are a graduating senior and would like to remain on campus until May 9, 2021, please fill out the graduation extension request form in the MyHousing/Dining Portal. In the portal, click on the Requests tab in the blue banner and select Graduation Extension. (Only students who have applied to graduate will be able to see this form.) Campus Housing will verify that you are eligible to graduate and then send you a confirmation. Depending on where you currently live, we may have to relocate you to a new room on May 1. Graduating seniors who plan to move out by May 1 at noon should follow the directions above to make a move-out appointment.

2. Make a plan

You are responsible for the condition of your bedroom as well as any shared spaces (bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, etc.) upon moving out, regardless of whether you used the space. Residence Life staff members will tape the Damage and Cleaning Responsibility form to your suite door by April 5, 2021. We encourage you to talk to your roommate / suitemates about who is responsible for cleaning and preparing the room / suite, considering when each person is leaving, and assigning tasks accordingly. For example, if you are the first person to leave, you shouldn’t sign up to clean the bathroom since it will still be in use after you leave. You will need to drop off the completed form at your front desk 24 hours before your move-out date. Failure to complete and return this form will result in charges being applied to all residents in the suite/apartment.

3. Pack and prepare your room / suite

As you pack, don’t forget shared items used by your roommate / suitemates. Take a minute to decide who is going to take these items home or consider donating unwanted items.

  • Residence Life, Campus Housing and the Office of Sustainability partner each year to collect unwanted items and divert them from the landfill. Mindful Move Out 2021 will begin Monday, April 19, in all residence halls across campus. As you begin packing up to move out, think about what items you can donate instead of throwing away. Large blue bins will be placed in each hall for donatable materials, including housewares, clothing and non-perishable food items. Please review the Mindful Move Out website for additional details.
  • Residents should leave their rooms / suites clean and free of trash. Floors should be swept or vacuumed, and all surfaces wiped down. All posters, flags, stickers or other decorative items should be removed from walls.
  • All personal items must be removed. Anything left will be considered abandoned and will be discarded, and residents will be fined.
  • Trash should be removed from the room / suite and placed in designated trash collection areas or dumpsters.

4. Move out and return key

  • Unlike move-in, the College does not close streets; you and anyone helping you move out needs to use designated parking spaces or lots. Please review parking information below.
  • You may have up to two people help you move out, if needed, and they must follow all of the College’s health and safety protocols, including wearing a face covering.
  • Move-out helpers must check in at the desk and receive a pass. Passes will only be granted for the date of your move-out appointment.
  • Once you have removed all items and trash from your room / suite you will need to return your key to the grey metal key return box in the lobby of your building (or adjacent building). If you have lost your key, please order a new one as soon as possible through the MyHousing/Dining portal.
  • Failure to return your key upon move-out will result in a $100 charge applied to your eBill.

5. Check out

Once you have removed all items and returned your key to the designated location, you will need to log into MyCharleston and click on the MyHousing/Dining portal. In the portal, click on the Requests tab in the blue banner and select Mobile Check Out, then follow the directions to check out for the semester. You are not considered checked out until you take this final step.

If you have any questions after reviewing this information, please email Campus Housing at housing@cofc.edu or call us at 843.953.5523. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Parking for Spring 2021 Move-Out

Campus Housing, as part of Campus Services, has partnered with New Student Programs, Public Safety and Residence Life to provide convenient parking for students moving out of residence halls and houses.

Unlike move-in, the College does not close streets; you and anyone helping you move out needs to use designated parking spaces or lots. A limited number of surface lots, during limited dates and times, as well as two-hour garage parking vouchers will be available. Please (along with anyone helping you move out) carefully review detailed parking-accommodation information for spring 2021 move-out on the parking website