Spring 2021 Residence Hall Move-Out Process

All residence halls, including the Garden Apartments, close on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3:00PM for all students, who are not graduating seniors*.  The Circle Apartments close on June 30th at 5:00PM. Residents required to live on-campus after Saturday, May 15th must receive late departure approval from the Office of Residential Life to remain on-campus.  The late departure form will open on Monday, April 26th. 

*On-campus graduating seniors do not need to submit a late departure request; they will be approved to stay until 12:00PM (noon), Monday, May 24, 2021.

Move out checklist:

  • Clean and vacuum room/apartment. If you are not able to vacuum your space, we will accept broom-cleaned conditions.
  • Dispose of any trash and/or recycling at the designated area outside of the building.
  • Rented microfridges should be emptied of all food, cleaned, and left plugged in.  The company will pick up the units from the rooms/ apartments after May move out.
  • College-owned apartment refrigerators should be emptied, cleaned, and remain plugged in with the door closed.
  • Return and reassemble all furniture to its proper locations. 
  • Remove all personal belongings. No summer storage is provided for students. Any and all abandoned property left behind will be discarded immediately after checkout, and students are responsible for the cost of removal. 

  • Close and lock the windows, and patio/balcony door.
  • Once all items are completely moved out, lock the door, place your key(s) in the envelope provided, and place the envelope in one of the designated key drop boxes.
  • Return the key(s) to a designated Key Drop location:
    • Circles residents: Circles Mail room
    • Gardens residents: Garden Mail room (across from the laundry room)
    • East & West Tower residents: Residential Life office located on the first floor of the East Tower
    • Quad residents: Bogart Mail room
    • Terrace residents: Terrace 7 vestibule (side closest to Terrace 6)
    • All residents: Campus Center yellow bin near the info desk

General Guidelines

  • No guests or helpers are allowed in the building. Guests should remain outside and may help load the vehicle.

  • Remember to maintain physical distancing in the elevators (no more than 2 people in the elevator at one time). 

  • Always wear a face covering.

Forgot to turn in your key?

If you get home and realize that you forgot to turn in your room/apartment key, mail it back to us.  Padded envelopes are recommended. Keys packaged in a plain envelope are often missing upon arrival because the postal machine tears through the envelope.   Please send the keys to:  
Joelle Albertsman 
Ithaca College  
Office of Residential Life  
953 Danby Rd  
Ithaca, NY 14850  

We must receive the keys by Wednesday, May 26, 2021, otherwise a lock change will be ordered for the room and the charge will be applied to your student account.  

Staff are available in the Office of Residential Life to answer your questions or assist you if something should come up.  

2001 East Tower (first floor, concourse level)

Phone: (607)274-3141

Office Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (from 5-9pm office open for lock outs for students)