May Move-Out 2024

All residential housing closes Saturday, May 4 at noon.  Graduating Seniors living in campus housing have an automatic extension through Saturday, May 5 at noon to accommodate commencement activities. Residents must vacate housing 24-hours after their last final or by Saturday May 4th at noon, whichever occurs first. Students walking in graduation are automatically registered to stay late until Sunday May 5th for free. Students who are interested in staying late must complete the online Late Stay Application by April 20 at noon to avoid a late submission fee of $25. Please remember late stay/summer housing is not guaranteed until Residence Life confirms availability and acceptance of applications - late stay housing is only available until May 7, 2024.   

Move-Out Checklist

A checklist will be placed on all resident doors that outlines specific items that must be done before leaving for the year.  Please refer to this checklist for specific items in your residence hall.  In general, all students must return their rooms to move-in condition and ensure the following is done before leaving for break:

  • Beds set to room-type designation (see bottom of page) 
    • In-suite/room bathrooms: clean shower, toilet, sink to move-in condition
    • Ensure all University furniture is in room
    • Remove all personal belongings and personal furniture
    • Set thermostat to 70 degrees and 'auto'
    • Remove all trash and recycling to dumpsters outside building
    • Donate unwanted items (tentative availability)
    • Clean room: dust, sweep, mop, etc. to return room to 'clean' condition
    • Close and lock all windows
    • Close drapes/blinds
    • Turn-off all lights
    • Lock doors
    • Return rented books to Rocker Shop
    • Rocker Square Residents: refer to detailed checklist to ensure all items are cleaned - paying particular attention to oven, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and shower

    Note: Any room damage, not returning your room to move-in condition, or improper check-outs will result in fines.

    Check-Out Options: All students must check-out using one of the below options.

    • Express Check-Out: Connolly, Palmerton, Placer, and Peterson residents will automatically receive "Express Check-Out." Residents must return room to move-in condition and complete the checklist on their door. After they move-out, Residence Life will inspect rooms.  Rocker Square residents must sign the "Express Check-Out" envelope on their door and return all keys and cards to the Residence Life office.  After move-out, Residence Life will inspect rooms.
    • Staff Inspection Check-Out: Residents may request a Check-Out with Residence Life staff by contacting their Assistant Area Coordinator (AAC) by April 22. These check-outs must occur after the resident has removed all items from their room to allow for a complete inspection. During the AAC Check-out, staff and resident will review the RCR and collect all keys/cards.
    Bikes on Campus: All bikes must be removed for the summer. Bikes left on campus will be removed and donated. Students staying on campus for summer school must move bikes to the Rocker Square bike racks and have their bikes registered with a sticker by May 6th. Any bikes not in compliance will be removed on or after May 7th. Contact Public Safety for questions on a removed bike that was not relocated prior to the removal date. 

    Mail Forwarding: Mail will automatically be forwarded to the home address on file. If another address is desired, visit the Mail Forwarding Website

      Summer Housing: More information on summer housing is available by visiting the Summer Housing Website

      Donating Unwanted Items (tentative): Donation bins from Feeding South Dakota, Love Inc., and Salvation Army will be placed in each Residential area. Students are encouraged to donate items in these bins - look for fliers around campus about items accepted.

      Bed Heights

      Connolly Double return to bunked position (double rooms), not lofted
        -  Bottom Bed: bottom hook of the bed rail sits on the 8th slot/rung from the bottom 
        -  Top Bed: top hook of the bed rail sits on the 4th slot/rung from the top

      Connolly Single - standard height - bottom hook of the bed rail sits on the 8th slot/rung from the bottom

      Palmerton Double - standard height - bottom hook of the bed rail sits on the 8th slot/rung from the bottom

      Peterson Double & Study Quads - standard height - bottom hook of the bed rail sits in the 8th slot/rung from the bottom

      Peterson Triples - one bed standard height - (bottom hook of the bed rail sits in the 8th slot/rung from the bottom) & two beds bunked (not lofted)
        -  Bottom Bed: bottom hook of the bed rail sits on the 8th slot/rung from the bottom
        -  Top Bed: top hook of the bed rail sits on the 4th slot/rung from the top

      Peterson Quads - return all beds to bunked sets (2), not lofted
        -  Bottom Bed: bottom hook of the bed rail sits on the 8th slot/rung from the bottom
        -  Top Bed: top hook of the bed rail sits on the 4th slot/rung from the top

      Placer - Medium height  - Bed end metal rungs toward the floor, bed rails as high as possible on those rungs
                    NOTE: furniture should be pushed to the center of each room with desks under beds for Building-wide paint project

      Rocker II - standard height - top hook of the bed rail sits in the 6th slot from the top


      2024 IMPORTANT DATES

      Student Staff Hiring Process
      January 4, 2024 - March 8, 2024
      Timeline for hiring here

      Fall 2024 Housing Selection Dates
      More information available here
      Housing Selection Information Sessions

      February 20 - February 21, 2024 (5:00PM MT)
      Lottery Numbers Emailed
      March 1, 2024
      Lottery Application & Exemption Window
      March 18, 2024 (7:00AM MT) - March 21, 2024
      Lottery Exemptions & Accommodations Due
      March 25, 2024 (11:59PM MT)
      Housing Application Open for All
      March 25, 2024 (7:00AM MT)

      Spring Break 2024
      Residence Halls Close
      Rocker Square Apartments Remain Open

      March 9, 2024 - March 17, 2024
      Details available here

      May Closing 2024
      Residence Halls & Apartments close
      Non-graduating students
      May 4, 2024 at 12:00PM, noon
      Eligible graduating students
      May 5, 2024 at 2:00PM, noon
      Details available here