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How to check out of your hall for the summer

All residence halls will close on Friday, May 3, 2024 at 6 PM.

Students living on campus during the summer will move from their current assignment to the summer hall.

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Step 1: Before Finals Week

Before finals week, begin planning your move-out. If you travel home at any time, you may want to begin taking some of your personal belongings with you. Review the steps below and discuss with your roommate, if applicable, to decide what each of you will do to prepare the room for move-out.  

Please note: Move-out supplies (dollies, carts, etc.) are not provided. Please plan to provide your own move-out supplies.


 Step 2: Prepare Your Room

  1.  Unplug and defrost your fridge.
    Make sure you have plenty of time to do so, and use a towel to collect any excess water that drains.

  2. Remove all trash from your room.
    Take large items to designated the designated dumpster near your hall. Do not leave trash in the building. Clean out the trash can.

  3. Remove ALL personal belongings from your room.

  4. Return the furniture to the original arrangement of left and right sides. 

  5.  Sweep the room. Mop the floor, if necessary.
    Brooms and mops are available for checkout at the front desk.  An excessively dirty room may result in a cleaning charge. For hotel and suite-style halls, bathrooms must also be cleaned.

  6.  Close and lock windows.

  7.  Depending on what thermostat is in your room, set the thermostat to 70 degrees and the fan to auto - or - halfway in the blue section, fan on medium.

  8. Turn off the lights.

  9.  Lock your door.

Return the Furniture to the Original Arrangement:

Room with furniture arranged in two equal sets on the left and ride side of the room



Step 3: Complete an Express Checkout at your front desk

  • Officially check out by completing an express checkout envelope with your full name, WKU ID# and side of the room/room#.

  • Read the entire envelope and sign the envelope.

  • Seal your room key inside the envelope.  You must turn in your key at the time of check out to avoid an additional charge.

  • Give the envelope to the front desk worker.

Failing to complete these steps is considered an unofficial checkout, which will result in an unofficial checkout charge of $150.


  • Heavy traffic is expected on campus May 2-3 for commencement activities. Please take this into consideration when planning your move out.  
  • Have everything in your room packed prior to parking your vehicle for loading.
  • Please relocate your vehicle from the loading zone quickly to allow others to load. 


Advanced registration is required for residents who will be moving directly into summer school housing from their Spring assignment before the halls close from the spring semester.

Advanced registration will begin on April 1, 2024 online in the Housing Portal. Those registering early will receive their room assignment at check-in.

Students who are moving in anytime between May 3-August 9 should register at least 1 business day in advance through the Housing Portal. 

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 Last Modified 5/8/23