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Moving Out

May 2022

Undergraduate students 

Undergraduate residence halls close for the spring semester at 2pm on Sunday, May 22, 2022, except for students who are graduating or otherwise participating in Commencement. If you have not yet responded to notify us of your plans for departure or move-out for spring semester, please Log in to the Portal to complete the form.

Arrange pickup for departure

  • Make plans to meet family, guardians, and friends outside of the building. If your family, guardians or friends are planning to come into the building, please advise them to park in A Lot (for North Campus) or University Avenue Lot (for West Campus) until you are ready to leave campus.
  • All students/guests must be wearing face coverings and abiding by social distancing policies.
  • Students are responsible for bringing personal belongings from their room to the vehicle picking them up. 
  • Avoid parking tickets by ensuring drivers are following all signage and not blocking fire lanes or ADA parking spaces, or parking on designated walkways. 

Bins and flat carts will be available in residence halls to assist with your move if necessary.

Check-out/Key Return

Key return envelopes are available in the following locations:

  • North Campus Service Center in RPCC
  • Hans Bethe House Office
  • Cascadilla Service Center

Please place keys into the envelopes and return them to your Service Center, House Office, or metal key boxes found in your residence halls upon your move-out by 2pm on May 22. Please note that if your assigned keys are not returned, you will be charged the following fees:

  • Room key - $104
  • Exterior door key - $104
  • Mailbox key - $50

Room Checklist (to complete before you leave campus!)

  • Pack ALL belongings/items
    • Reminder: Access to your residence hall room will not be permitted after your arranged departure timeslot.
  • Dispose of ALL food items in your mini-fridge or your community refrigerator.
    • If you rented a refrigerator or MicroFridge from CSI, leave the appliance in your room to be picked up after closing. All rental appliances must be thoroughly cleaned, and should be defrosted two days before your departure, with the door to the refrigerator and freezer left open. You will be charged if rental equipment is not left in its original condition. If you have changed rooms since the fall, or have any questions, call CSI at 1-800-525-7307.
  • Close and lock all windows/close blinds.
  • Set heat on the minimum heat setting.
  • Remove all trash from the room.
  • Return all silverware, cups,  to any dining room. Do not throw them away!
  • Return your reusable container to any dining room. Pick up a sanitized container at the beginning of the next academic year!
  • Turn off lights.
  • Lock your door.
  • Key Return – Students are responsible for returning their keys to the Service Center where they get their mail, their House Office, or in a designated after hours drop box.

Shipping & Storage

Vendor information for you to contract on your own is available on the housing website.

Dump & Run

Please look for donation/drop sites within the residence halls and RPCC and other circulation areas to donate items you do not wish to take with you.

Loading/access areas

It is important that you adhere to these loading locations, and do not drive on any pedestrian walkways. Please do not park in loading areas.

North Campus:

  • Mews Hall loading dock
  • Helen Newman parking lot
  • Dickson Hall loading dock
  • Donlon Hall loading dock
  • Robert Purcell Community Center parking lot off of Jessup Road: specific parking spaces designated as loading zones OR Parkmobile
  • Program House Drive: specific parking spaces designated as loading zones
  • North side of Jessup Road loading spaces
  • Risley Parking Lot loading spaces
  • Latino Living Center parking lot loading spaces
  • Ecology House parking lot loading spaces
  • Akwe:kon parking lot loading spaces (accessible from new driveway off of Triphammer Road)

Residents of Edgemoor

Please park and load in designated parking spaces only.

Residents of EEC

Please park and load in designated parking spaces only on West Ave and Mary Ann Woods Drive.

Residents of 109/118 McGraw

Please park and load in designated parking spaces only.

Residents of Veteran House

Please park and load in designated parking spaces only.

Residents of Cascadilla Hall

Please note that there is no parking between the Gorge and Cascadilla Hall. You must not park in fire lanes. The best locations for you to park and load are the City of Ithaca Garage just to the south of Cascadilla Hall and the Williams Street Parking Lot at the corner of Williams Street and Stewart Avenue.

Residents of Sheldon Court

Limited parking spots are available in the Sheldon Court loading dock. The best locations for you to park and load are the City of Ithaca Garage just to the south of Cascadilla Hall and the Williams Street Parking Lot at the corner of Williams Street and Stewart Avenue.

Residents of Schuyler House

Please park and load in designated parking spaces only.

Gothics Way and Becker Drive above the loading dock will be closed.Along West Avenue:

·     Across from Baker Tower: parking spaces designated as loading zones

·     Across from Founders & Lyon: the pull-off loading zone on the Slope side

Along Stewart Avenue: 

·    The parking spaces along Stewart Avenue (ParkMobile)

Near Bethe & Keeton:

·     Mary Ann Wood Drive (just behind William Keeton House): parking spaces             designated as loading zones

·     West Ave: parking spaces designated as loading zones

Near Cook House

·      The loading spaces along McGraw Place

Personal Security and Theft

The need for residential security increases when there are fewer residents present (from now through closing). Protect yourself and your personal belongings. Wallets and bags, packages, and electronics are all more vulnerable at this time. Keep your doors locked at all times. As always, do not allow nonresidents access to the building unless a resident accompanies them. Any unusual observations should be reported to Campus Life or Cornell Police at (607) 255-1111. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.