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Whether you are leaving for the semester or moving on to your next adventure, we here in Housing are sorry to see you go! Please check out the sections below for helpful information to make your transition as smooth as possible.

Fall move-out dates:

  • Friday, December 16, 2022, by noon: All non-graduating residents without spring housing contracts.
  • Sunday, December 18, 2022, by noon: Graduating residents without spring housing contracts.

Spring move-out dates: 

  • Friday, May 5, 2023, by noon: All non-graduating residents.
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023, by noon: Graduating residents.
  • Summer Transition: Look for an email in April about your transition date.

Your Hall Director will reach out with instructions for check-out and other details. 

Transitioning to Spring Housing

All students transitioning to a new room for spring are required to move out Friday, December 16 by noon, and check in to their new assignment during spring move-in, beginning January 6, 2023. Some residents will be allowed to transition to their spring assignment on December 20. Please check your email for details regarding your specific instructions.

If you prefer, you can contact a storage provider (listed at the bottom of this page) who can transition your belongings during the break. You will pack your belongings in boxes and they will work with us to move your items to your new room. 

December 20 Transition Process:

  • You have the option to do one trip or multiple trips.
  • Check in to your new assignment by visiting the Area Office for your spring room to pick up your new keys. (Be sure to bring your BuzzCard or valid photo ID.)  
  • Check out of your current assignment by returning your fall assignment keys to your fall Area Office.  
  • We will have bins to assist on this day.
  • If you cannot move on December 20, you have the option to move out in December and back in during January move-in (details listed above).

    Checkout Inspections

    Common Areas

    Common areas in the apartments will be inspected and damages assessed after resident departure. If you have questions or concerns about the condition of common areas, please address these with the staff member who conducts the inspection.

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    Checkout Process

    All check-outs from fall housing will occur via Express Checkout. All residents should complete Express Check-Out by the deadline indicated above.

    What is an Express Check-out?

    Express Checkout is an expedited process that allows residents to deposit their room key(s) to a secured location during business hours, overnight, and weekends through Closing.

    Signing up for an Express Check-out Day and Time

    While all residents will be completing an Express Check-out, Housing is asking all residents to sign-up and indicate the intended day and time they will be moving out of their housing assignment.

    Residents must sign up for a move-out appointment at least 24-hours in advance of their planned departure. They can sign up for their preferred time on the home page of the My Housing portal.

    • This check-out appointment is not an inspection appointment, but instead a means of tracking who remains in the building throughout closing.
    • Location information for Express Checkout envelopes will be available with your move-out appointment instructions in the My Housing portal. 
    Checking Out Early

    Residents can return their keys to Housing Area Offices during their business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 


    If a resident is in need of a check-out extension, they should submit a request through the extension form that is found on My Housing in the move-out appointment module. 

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    Inspection Process

    Prepare your room for the checkout inspection using the checklists below.

    At the time of your scheduled inspection all of your personal belongings must be removed from your room, all trash removed, everything off the walls, etc. Charges will be assessed based on the condition of the room at the time of the inspection.

    Failure to meet the scheduled checkout time or appointment will result in a $100.00 minimum late checkout fee with an additional $50.00 per hour not to exceed $250.00. If you fail to check out officially according to these checkout documents, an improper checkout charge will be assessed to your student account. This will be in addition to any damage charges for which you may be responsible.


    Residents are responsible for the condition of their room/shared spaces and items. Residents are culpable for the associated costs to repair or replace them.

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    View Damage Fees


    All trash and unwanted personal items must be removed from the building. To maintain the appearance of the residence halls, do not leave trash in stairwells, outside courtyards or in the smaller trash receptacles near the entry doors.

    Leaving trash in or around the buildings will result in monetary fines. Dumpsters are made available all over campus. Please check with your student staff member for exact locations.


    • Clean windows and mirrors using a glass cleaner 
    • Wipe down all surfaces - all-purpose cleaners are recommended for window ledges, laminated furniture and desktops, cabinets, etc. For wood furniture Pledge or Endust are recommended
    • Sweep and clean floors with a damp mop - all-purpose cleaners may be helpful for spills, food stains, adhesives, etc.
    • A vacuum can be checked out through your student staff member.
    • Be sure drawers and closets are empty and all contact paper and shelf liners are removed - wipe down the interior of drawers and closets
    • Clean walls (especially tape marks and areas by light switches and door knobs)
    • Wipe dust from mini blinds and be sure that mini blinds are hung properly
    • Wipe down the surface of the air conditioning unit
    • Check to see that screens are securely in place
    • Be sure all furniture is assembled and properly arranged in the room. All furniture must be returned to the same configuration it was in when you initially moved into your room.
    • Remove all personal items, personal furniture, rugs, hangers, etc.
    • Bag all trash and take it to the nearest dumpster outside the building
    • Close and lock windows and all doors
    • Watch out for “common area” theft and report it to your community advisor.
    • Remove all personal belongings from cabinets, drawers, etc.
    • Wipe down counters, cabinets and drawers with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Clean mirrors with a glass cleaner
    • Clean sink & faucets with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Clean the interior of the toilet with a toilet cleaner
    • Wipe down the toilet seat, lid and bowl exterior with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Sweep the floor and clean it with an all-purpose cleaner



    • Remove all items from cabinets, refrigerator and freezer
    • Clean all cabinets (interior and exterior) with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Clean the microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher
    • (interiors and exteriors) with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Thoroughly clean oven/stove:
      • remove the stove burners and drip pans
      • lift the stove top and clean underneath with an all-purpose cleaner
      • wipe down the stove surface and oven exterior with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Mop the tile floor with a floor cleaner
    • Wipe down walls, use all-purpose cleaner if needed
    • Vacuum all carpeted areas
    • For heavily soiled carpets use a commercial service to clean
    Upholstered Furniture
    • Remove any debris from areas between/under cushions
    • If the upholstery is heavily soiled or stained use a commercial furniture cleaning service
    Bedroom & Living Room
    • Remove all personal belongings from furniture
    • Clean table tops, desk tops, desk/dresser drawers with all-purpose cleaner
    • Wipe down exterior of wood furniture with Pledge or Endust
    • Clean windows & mirrors with a glass cleaner
    • Wipe down walls to remove any smudges, marks, etc.
    • Wipe down window ledges with all-purpose cleaner
    • Wipe dust from mini blinds and be sure mini blinds are hung properly
    • Make sure all furniture is present, assembled and properly arranged.
    • Remove all personal belongings from cabinets, drawers, etc.
    • Wipe down counters, cabinets and drawers with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Clean mirrors with a glass cleaner
    • Clean sink & faucets with an all-purpose cleaner
    • Clean the interior of the toilet with a toilet cleaner
    • Clean toilet seat, lid and bowl exterior with an all-purpose cleaner


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    The following storage facility is provided as a courtesy to Georgia Tech students’ since GT Housing does not offer any storage. Georgia Tech is not a party to any storage facility agreements and is not a partner, agent, employee, independent contractor, or subcontractor for any company or leaser providing storage.

    Mobile Storage Depot

    Dorm Room Movers

    Storage Squad

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    Looking to put your reusable items to good use instead of the dumpster before moving out? In addition to your local non-profits, there are several places on campus that can accept your donations.

    Bicycle Removal

    All students in GT Housing will need to secure bikes during any break period. 

    All bikes will be removed and disposed of from all storage rooms and racks at the end of each semester. Students who are leaving Georgia Tech housing for next semester, do not forget to take your bike with you. If you remain on campus during the break, store your bike in your room just to be safe and avoid the possibility of theft.

    Official Check Out According to Your Contract

    Excerpt IX, B. OFFICIAL CHECK OUT - A Student is not officially checked out of the residence hall/apartment until all of the following occur:

    (1) The Student has removed all personal property from the premises (property deemed abandoned in the sole discretion of Georgia Institute of Technology Housing will be discarded at the expense of the Student);

    (2) the room/apartment has been cleaned by the Student; and

    (3) the proper check out records and keys have been returned to Georgia Institute of Technology’s Housing Staff.

    Failure to meet the above will result in extra charges and a “Hold” placed on the students account and will remain in force until all terms and conditions of this Contract are met.