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Move-Out Options

All students will complete the Move Out Registration Form on Engage to inform our office who is coming to pack your belongings. This form will go live Friday, May 22, 2020.  After a submission is received, Residential Life will review your form, and our staff will either approve the request allowing a student to sign up for a move out time slot based on phases through the Housing Portal, or will contact you for more information about your request.   

Option A: You, a friend, or family member are coming to pack your belongings 

Students will  sign up for a move out time slot/appointment via the Housing Portal via HomerConnect for themselves or their designee.  Multiple time slots will be available in each building every day, seven days a week. To maintain social distancing, only five students per building may sign up for a particular time slot. Each student may have one person assist them. 

  • Students/designees will have a set amount of time to pack and move out of their space.  
    • Emerson, Quads, Terraces and Towers students will have a three-hour time slot: 8am-11am, 11:15am-2:15pm, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 5:45pm-8:45pm
    • Circle and Garden Apartment students will have a five-hour time slot: 8:30am-1:30pm, 2:00pm-7:00pm. 
  • Students can change the time they selected if their original time no longer works for them or their designee. 
  • Students' ID cards will be activated for their building according to the time slot selected. If sending a designee, Residential Life staff will coordinate with the student and their designee to provide access to the student's room/apartment.  The student’s designee will need to show a valid state ID when they arrive on-campus before room access will be provided. 
  • If students or their designee are unable to bring their packed items home with them and unable to store them in Ithaca, they can arrange with Res Life staff to have the packed boxes be shipped home. 
  • An envelope will be taped to the student's door and will instruct students/designees where to leave their keys when they have finished moving items out of the room/apartment. If student’s need to mail their keys back they should do so following the directions below.  

 Option B: A company or Ithaca College will be packing your belongings

Students can hire a company that will come to campus in their place to pack their room/apartment and either ship or store the items locally.  

  • Students will notify Residential Life that they are using this option through the Move Out Registration form on Engage.  
  • Residential Life staff will coordinate with the students and the companies to provide access to the student's room/apartment.  
  • Students will need to mail their keys back following the directions below. 

Students can also request that Ithaca College staff pack and store and ship their items.

  • Students will notify Residential Life that they are using this option through the Move Out Registration form on Engage.  
  • Residential Life staff will coordinate with the student to set up a video call to identify their belongings in their room/apartment, before packing.
  • Students will request to ship or return to retrieve their items at a given future date.
  • Students will need to mail their keys back following the directions below. 

Please see Shipping and Storage for additional information.

Need to mail your keys

  • Please be sure to use a padded envelope, as regular envelopes often tear open during mail processing, causing keys to be lost in transit.  
  • Include a note with your Name, Student ID Number, and Spring 2020 building and room number 
  • Address envelope to: 
                  Office of Residential Life 
                  953 Danby Road 
                  Ithaca, NY 14850