Move Out

Spring 2024 Move-Out Information 

Your housing agreement is for the full academic year, ending May 2023. First-year students, sophomores, and juniors must depart by 12:00 PM on Thursday, May 16th, 2024. You may choose to leave earlier than this if your course schedule and course requirements permit. 

Graduating seniors must move out by 12:00 PM on Monday, May 20th, 2024.

Preparing for a successful move-out in May requires planning and having the right information. To reduce the stress at the end of the Spring semester, be sure to connect with your RAs/RLCs prior to closing. 

Please plan accordingly when making travel arrangements.  

Students who do not complete the check-out process and vacate by the deadlines noted above will be charged a $150 improper check out fee and an additional daily rate per day for each additional day they are on campus.  The residence halls and apartments are used throughout the summer, so our facilities, custodial, and operations teams all rely on you to check out on time to do their work.

Spring Move Out 2024 - Departure Process

Check-Out with RA

This is the preferred method, however, if there are no RAs available or it is outside of the staffed time frames, express check out can be completed.

  • Schedule a check-out time with an RA via the housing portal
    • RAs will be available to conduct check-outs on: 
      • Wednesday, May 15th from noon - 8:00 PM
      • Thursday, May 16th from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Noon)
  • Meet the RA at your front desk at your selected appointment time
  • An RA will accompany you to your reserved space to complete the room inventory form, verify that all belongings have been removed and do a visual check with the resident present. 
    • The RA will open all drawers, closets and safes with the resident present.
  • If there are any damages found during inspections, this will be communicated via email at a later time. 
  • After the room check has been completed, the RA and resident will return to the front desk to turn in the key. 

Express Check-Out

This is the back-up option for residents who cannot leave during the allotted time or wish to forgo the initial RA room inspection.

If a resident choose this option, you opt out of an appeal on charges. 

  • Residents will complete an Express Check-Out Intent Form. 
  • Residents will request an Express Check-Out envelope from either their RLC or Front Desk in advance of closing.
    • There will be envelopes available throughout the closing period.
  • Residents will empty all belongings from their room and place key(s) in the express check-out envelope. 
    • Residents must fill out all applicable items on the express check-out envelope
  • Once completed, residents will place envelope with key(s) in the express check-out box located at the front desk.

Closing Checklist 

Complete the following tasks as you are moving out. This list will be given to residents in Block 8. 

  • Attend a closing meeting for your area by May 5th and/or communicate with your RA about closing expectations
  • Schedule a time to check out with your RA and/or grab an Express Check-Out envelope. 
  • Vacuum and sweep the floors
  • Submit work orders for any maintenance needs
  • Take out the trash
  • Wipe down surfaces
  • Check all drawers, safes, etc. 
  • Clean out refrigerator and microwave (also check community refrigerator)
  • wipe out and unplug your microfridge 
  • Leave you safe open
  • Return room to original configuration
  • Check mail
  • Gathering any belongings outside of your room (i.e. bike)
  • Do not leave anything in communal space 
  • Drop off donations to "Ditch the Dumpster" 
  • Remove ALL belongings from your room before you check out

Once this has been completed, you are all set to check out! 

Extended Stay

What is Extended Stay?

Extended stay is the period between the residential spaces closing and graduation, and/or summer move out. Students who are living on campus for Summer 2024 must complete an extended stay request if they will be remaining on campus during these dates.

Extended Stay Rate 

$40/day for a double or triple room; $45/day for a single room for students who are not graduating/not staying on campus for Block A


Ditch the Dumpster

Ditch the Dumpster @ Move Out and Donate Instead!

We are partnered with the Office of Sustainability for Ditch the Dumpster @ Move Out and Donate Instead! (formerly known as Give Leave) 

The objective of this program is to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and support local communities through our donations. Each year as CC students move off campus, they realize they have accumulated more 'stuff' than they need or can transport back with them. Many of these items end up in landfill when they could have been recycled, composted, or donated!

For questions about Ditch the Dumpster, please email

Storage & Shipping


Colorado College does not have storage for residents on campus. 

Are you looking for storage over the summer? Do you need someone else to do the moving for you? We are excited to announce our new partnership with Campus Storage! They will be picking up on May 14 & 15, 2024! Please make your reservation as soon as possible if you are planning to store your belongings over summer break. All Colorado College students are again eligible to access the Stree-Free Summer Moving & Storage Program. 

Make your reservation today!

How it works

Step 1: Select a date for in-room pick up of your belongings at no cost.

Step 2: Campus Storage will provide and ship all packing materials ordered. (ex. boxes, tape, bubble wrap)

Step 3: You study hard for finals, so relax while our professional movers do the heavy lifting at no cost.  

Step 4: Don't worry about hurting your back... our professional movers will carry your belongings up & down stairs for no extra cost. 

Step 5: We store your belongings in our climate-controlled storage facilities. 

Step 6: In-room delivery to your new residence included at no cost. 

Any companies used

If residents chose to go through a moving company, they will be required to be present and accompany the company at all times during their move-out process. At no time will Colorado College permit entry into a space without the resident of reserved room present. 

Summer Housing

If you have contracted for the summer housing program, you will stay in your current space until we have  Mathias ready for you! You will be notified when your space is ready for you and you will be required to complete your move within 48 hours after you are notified. Once you are registered for Summer Housing, we will send periodic updates.  Students can plan on moving over to Mathias by May 22, 2024.  

For more information, please visit Summer Housing

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