May Move-Out 2023

All residential housing closes Saturday, May 6 at noon.  Graduating Seniors living in campus housing have an automatic extension through Sunday, May 8, 5pm to accommodate commencement activities. Residents must vacate housing 24-hours after their last final or by Saturday May 7th at noon, whichever occurs first. Students who are interested in staying late must complete the online Late Stay Application [under revision] by April 21, 8am 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 available until May 9, 2023 only.   

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 24. 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 9 any bikes not in compliance will be removed by Public Safety.

    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 - return to bunked position (double rooms), not lofted - one bed rail bottom hook at 8 rungs from the bottom, other bed top hook at 4 rungs from the top
      • Placer - standard height, not bunked/lofted - Metal rungs toward the floor, rail hooks on 6th hole from bottom
      • Rocker II - standard height - 5 empty slots above the bedrails
      • Peterson Quads - return all beds to bunked sets (2), not lofted - one bed rail bottom hook at 8 rungs from the bottom, other bed top hook at 4 rungs from the top
      • Peterson Double, Triple, Study Quads - standard height - bottom rail hook on 8th rung from the bottom
      • Palmerton Double - standard height - bottom rail hook on 8th rung from the bottom


      2022-2023 IMPORTANT DATES

      Move-In Weekend 
      New Students - August 18 (8am-4pm) 
      Returning Students - August 19-21 (8am-4pm) 
      Details available here

      First Day of Classes - August 22

      Thanksgiving Break
      Residence halls do not close

      Winter Break - Halls Close
      December 15 - January 7
      Details available here

      Spring Break - Halls Close
      March 11 - March 19
      Details available here

      May Closing
      Halls close at noon on May 6
      5pm on May 7th for graduating students