Spring Semester Residential Move-Out

Student Living (SL) and Housing, Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services (Housing) thank you for staying with us during the 2021 – 2022 academic year and wish you a safe and happy summer break! All residential students are expected to depart campus within 24 hours after their last final. As finals end on May 12, 2022, all residential students should vacate their on-campus residence by May 13, 2022.

Students who have a legitimate reason to be on-campus longer than 24 hours after their last final may submit a Stay Late Request. Submission of a Stay Late Request does not guarantee approval. All requests will be reviewed and students will be notified via their SYR.EDU email of the decision. Please note that graduating seniors must also submit this request if they intend to remain to participation in graduation and commencement ceremonies. All campus residences close at 6 p.m., May 15, 2022.

Departure Steps

Before departing, there are a few steps you need to take in order to have a smooth checkout process. Please be sure to follow the Stay Safe Pledge throughout your move-out process. Once you have been checked out your housing assignment, you will be removed from the COVID-19 testing compliance requirement.

Step 1: If you have not done so already, contact your instructors to learn your finals schedule.

Step 2: Select an anticipated checkout time on the MySlice Housing Portal. The portal will be live in mid- to late- April after housing room selection as been completed.

Step 3: If you have a legitimate reason to stay later than 24 hours after your last final, you may make a Stay Late Request online. Requests will be reviewed and students will be notified of the decision via email. Reasons for such requests may include being a graduating senior, needing to work an on-campus job, completing a credited internship, etc.

Step 4: If you will store your items for the summer or plan on shipping your belongings, you are encouraged to register with Lazybones. Pricing for summer storage can be found on Lazybones.com. Lazybones is the only authorized vendor who can pick up your belongings at your residence hall room or apartment. If you choose to use a different vendor, you are responsible for bringing your belongings to the vendor outside the building.

Step 5: At this time, we anticipate permitting family and/or guests into your building/apartment to assist with check-out. All family/guests will need to show photo identification and sign-in with the Residential Community Services Officer (RSCO) upon entry.

Step 6: On the day of your departure, you are to ensure the following steps have been completed:

  • Residence hall students should unplug, defrost, empty, and clean any University-provided microfridge. South Campus apartment students should empty and clean the University-provided full-size refrigerator and leave it plugged in.
  • Deposit all trash and perishables in the proper receptacles in the trash and recycling rooms/dumpsters.
  • Remove ALL personal belongings. Double-check all drawers, closets, and under furniture to ensure all personal items have been removed. Per the Terms and Conditions of Undergraduate Housing (part 15) and the Terms and Conditions of Graduate Housing (part 14) , students are responsible for removing all personal property prior to vacating the housing unit. “If the student fails to do so, the University shall have the right to immediately re-enter the housing unit and remove all personal belongings therein, without liability for trespass and without liability for any loss or damage caused by re-entry and/or removal.” Any items left in your room/apartment after you depart will be considered abandoned. 
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Open curtains for all floors, except the lowest floor.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Lock your door.
  • Check for any remaining mail and packages.
  • Change your address with USPS and any frequently used vendors.
  • Turn in your key(s) in utilizing the contactless checkout process:
    • Residence hall students: Express Checkout Envelopes are available at your main desk. You are to turn your key in using the envelope at the designated area at your main desk. Failure to return your key will result in a lock core change and a $50 fee. Keys may not be mailed back to the University to avoid this fee.
    • South Campus apartment students: Express Checkout Envelopes are available in the Housing Office at the Goldstein Student Center and located in the external dropbox. Turn your key into the Goldstein Student Center or external drop box using the Contactless Checkout Envelope. Failure to return your key will result in a lock core change and fees of $50 for the front door key, $10 for the bedroom key, and $5 for the mailbox key. Keys may not be mailed back to the University to avoid these fees.

Residence Hall Students

If you have additional questions, please review the Spring Move-out FAQ section below and/or contact your Residence Director.

South Campus Apartment Students

If you have additional questions, please review the Spring Move-out FAQ section below and/or contact: Student Living, located in the Goldstein Student Center, Suite 206, at oslsouth@syr.edu or  315.443.3893; or, Housing Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services, located in the Goldstein Student Center, Suite 210, at housing@syr.edu or 315.443.2721.

Spring Move-out FAQ

You may leave for summer as soon as your academic requirements are complete. If you depart when your coursework includes in-person classes or in-person finals, your academic progress may be impacted. Please consult your instructors for information regarding any intended absence from in-person instruction and/or examination(s). When yo do depart campus, please ensure that you follow the instructions outlined above.

Syracuse University’s residential facilities remain open through the end of spring semester. Departing early is a personal choice. You are responsible for all housing-related charges through the end spring semester.

Additional checkout envelopes are available at your residence hall main desk. On South Campus, additional envelopes are available at the South Campus Housing Office, Goldstein Student Center, Room 210.

Summer housing is different than academic year housing. It is likely that you will need to vacate your spring assignment and move to a different room/residence hall. Housing for summer is not automatic and you must apply for summer housing. Once you have applied, the Housing Office will provide you with your summer room assignment.

There is no University-provided moving assistance. You will need to seek external transportation for your belongings.

Summer Session I begins on May 23, 2022. If you have applied for and received on-campus housing for the session, you can move over to the summer hall on May 15, 2022. Please contact Housing at housing@syr.edu or 315.443.2721if you have any questions on your application status or for approval to move to the summer hall.

If you prefer to store your belongings, you are encouraged to explore short-term storage options with Lazybones. Pricing for summer storage can be found here.

Absolutely! We would be happy to answer your questions.

Residence Hall Students

If you have additional questions, please your Residence Director.

South Campus Apartment Students

Please contact the Office of Student Living, located in the Goldstein Student Center, Suite 206, at oslsouth@syr.edu or  315.443.3893; or, Housing Meal Plan, and I.D. Card Services, located in the Goldstein Student Center, Suite 210, at housing@syr.edu or 315.443.2721.