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Circles Check-in and Check-out

Checking In

Fall residents (including Spring residents of the Circles who are moving to a different Circle Apartment for the Fall semester) may not check-in prior to the published check-in date for the Fall semester (see Important Dates). New Spring residents (including students returning to campus from Study Abroad, LA, London, and NYC programs) may not check-in prior to the January Move Around Day (see Important Dates).

Checking Out

Fall semester residents who will not be living on campus during the Spring semester (e.g., December graduates, Study Abroad, LA, London, and NYC Programs), must check-out by the Residence Hall closing date for Winter break (see Important Dates). Retainers (squatters) are not required to check-out during the Summer recess. All other Spring semester residents must check-out by 5:00 p.m. on June 30 (this includes residents who are moving from their Spring semester apartment to a different apartment for the Fall semester).

The days between June 30 and the published Fall check-in date are needed to conduct damage assessments, make necessary repairs, and prepare apartments for new residents. You may check-in or check-out of your Circle Apartment at the Circles Community Building during business hours.

Between Apartments

If you are required to check-out, you are responsible for what to do with your belongings between the date you check-out and the date that Circle Apartments are available for check-in. The college does not have storage space for students’ personal items and will not permit you to simply leave these in a Circle Apartment with another student.

Some students return home for the days between the required check-out date and check-in date while others sublet off-campus. Students who are attending Summer Sessions or working on the Ithaca College campus can arrange for Summer Housing through the Conference and Event Services Office.