Move Out 2018

Residence Education and Housing Services extends best wishes to you as you prepare for your finals!

Below you will find important spring closing information and all you need to know about residence hall move-out. If you have any questions, please visit your hall’s Service Center.

Halls will be closed and locked Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. Owen Hall Law students may stay until May 12, and summer session one residents may stay until their move date. Plan to leave the hall within 24 hours of your last final unless you have been granted a Late Stay. To apply for Late Stay, visit

Please be aware all on-campus residents must complete the pre-checkout process and provide a mail forwarding address to receive mail this summer. Visit, log in and click “Begin the Checkout Process” to complete pre-checkout.

You are expected to leave your room in move-in condition, meaning it should be as clean as when you moved in. This includes:

  • Walls, floors, closet
  • Fixtures, doors, windows, furniture
  • Bathrooms (if applicable)

Beds must be reassembled and in the room. You do not need to reloft your beds, but all bed parts must be within your room to avoid charges. Current single rooms should have one set of furniture, and current double rooms should have two sets of furniture.

The most common charges are due to failure to clean and reset your room, dirty bathrooms, and wall paint and other damages. Your student account will be charged for cleaning and damages. Do not forget to:

  • Check to be sure you have all your personal items.
  • Close your window, lower the blinds, turn off the lights and lock your door.
  • Check out at designated location.
  • Remove all trash to the appropriate area.

Everyone is required to check out in person. Failure to check out properly may result in charges for lock changes and mail not being forwarded. Please present your:

  • MSU ID
  • Room key and/or loaner key (if applicable)
  • Bike room key, bathroom key (if applicable)
  • MSU issued linen (if applicable)
  • MSU issued mattress pad (if applicable)
  • Loaner access cards in your possession

Completing the pre-departure form through your iLiveOn account will expedite the process.

Please visit for meal times and locations during Finals Week. All dining halls will be closed at 2 p.m., Friday, May 4 (with the exception of Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall, which will close at 7 p.m.). Brody Square will reopen at 5 p.m. and be cash only. If you have any dishware, glasses, silverware etc., from the dining halls, please return them as soon as possible. No questions asked!

Parents and families are invited to dine in the residence halls (with the exception of Riverwalk Market at Owen Hall) free of charge from Wednesday, May 2 through Friday, May 4 until 2 p.m.

24-hour quiet hours will be in effect from 8 p.m., Friday, April 27 through 8 p.m., Friday, May 4.

At move out each year, we help students donate unwanted items back into the local community. Items such as nonperishable foods, shoes, clothing, shoes, household items, electronics, and furniture find a second life. Look for drop-off locations in your hall lobby. Learn more about Pack Up. Pitch In. Help Out.

MSU has partnered with Two Men and A Truck to offer moving and storage services to students during summer break. A discounted rate is available May 1 – Sept. 30, 2018. Services include scheduled pick-up and drop-off times at residence halls, free delivery of box kits prior to the move date, and safe, secure, climate-controlled storage.

Starting Monday, April 30, 20-minute parking is available in the parking loops for residents who are in the process of moving (a parking attendant will be working during busy move-out times). Vehicles parked longer than 20 minutes not actively engaged in loading may be ticketed. Beginning Saturday, April 28, lots 91, 89, 83 and 15 are complimentary (won’t require a permit). These lots will continue to be complimentary throughout the summer 2018 semester. Permits will be required starting at 7 a.m. on the first day of fall 2018 classes.

Bikes must be removed from bike rooms prior to checkout and from outdoor bike racks by Sunday, May 6. Bikes that are not removed will be impounded by the MSU Police.

Update your address with all the companies you conduct business with. Only first-class mail will be forwarded. Complete the mail forwarding form included in closing packet. We are unable to ship to international addresses.

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall!