Avoiding Charges during checkout

Clean Your Room

You should leave your room in the condition it was when you arrived! The three (3) most common
charges are: adhesive removal, excessive carpet cleaning, and furniture-related (broken furniture, missing
furniture, abandoned property removal). All three of these charges can be easily avoided by a thorough
cleaning of your room. A thorough cleaning includes all of the following:

  • vacuum all carpets
  • wipe down furniture, including the inside of all drawers
  • clean out closets
  • clean your sink! (no signs of dirt, toothpaste, stains)
  • remove all sticky-tac and all other non-approved hanging materials & residues
  • take out all trash & personal belongings
  • clean off windows & sills
  • all bathroom & kitchen areas (if applicable) should be cleaned & scrubbed down

Clean Your Bathroom/Sink Room (Townhouse, Campus Houses, Gillette and Lambein)

In addition to cleaning your bedroom, you can avoid excessive cleaning charges by doing a good job
cleaning your bathroom. This includes scrubbing down all fixtures (sinks, toilets, bathtubs/showers),
polishing metal surfaces, wiping down your vanity (including the inside of cabinets & drawers), cleaning
your mirror, and mopping the bathroom floor. Please do not throw away your university-issued shower
curtain or rings. Please try to clean your shower curtain to the best of your ability.

Turn in your keys!

If you do not turn in your keys when you vacate, you will be charged for the lock change to your room.
Keys cannot be mailed back to our office after you move out.

Sign all paperwork

It is important for you to read over all of the checkout paperwork and be sure to SIGN and DATE in the
necessary places on your Checkout Materials. This will help ensure that you are not charged for improper

Be aware of your check out date and time

Pay attention to when you have to be completely moved out of your room, with keys and paperwork
turned in! You will be charged a minimum of $25 if you are not present at your appointment. After you
move out, there is a quick turnover to Mayterm, Commencement housing and summer conference
housing; custodial and maintenance staff need as much time as we can give them to get the buildings
ready again.