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Spring Move-Out

Updated: 3/30/2022

Important Dates

April 1: End of Semester Plans form is available.

May 1: Deadline to complete the End of Semester Plans form in the Housing Portal / deadline to request an extended stay.

May 13 at noon: Residence halls close for the spring semester.

May 22 at noon: Residence halls close for students participating in Commencement.

May 4 - May 13: 24 hour quiet hours are in effect.

May 28 at noon: Residence halls close for students approved to stay on campus for Maymester.

Maymester Students

Students staying until May 28 at noon for Maymester should submit the Extended Stay Request Form, indicate that they are registered for a Maymester course, and apply for summer housing by submitting a summer housing application in the Housing Portal.

Check Out Expectations

All residents must complete the appropriate check-out process before leaving campus:

Students who live in Aron, Butler, Décou-Labat, Greenbaum, Irby, Josephine Louise, Mayer, Phelps, Sharp and Warren must pick up an Express Checkout envelope from their area front desk or the Housing & Residence Life office.

  • As you're preparing to leave, make sure to fully complete the Move Out Checklist below.
  • When you're leaving your room for good, place your room key inside your completed envelope and seal it shut.
  • Turn in your sealed, completed envelope at the Housing & Residence Life office in Irby Hall. There is a drop slot in the window near the front desk for turning in an envelope when the office is closed.

Students who live in Décou-Labat Townhomes, Monroe, Paterson, Wall and Weatherhead must complete the Self Checkout process in the Housing Portal right before they leave campus.

  • As you're preparing to leave, make sure to fully complete the Move Out Checklist below.
  • When you're leaving your room for good, login to the Housing Portal, select the Self Checkout option, and complete the Self Checkout form.

Please use the guide below to make sure your room is ready to go before you leave. Failure to complete the appropriate checkout process will result in an improper check out fee of $100 in addition to any damage, trash removal, key or keycard replacement costs.

Move Out Checklist (to complete before you leave campus)

  • Submit a maintenance request for any maintenance issues in your room / suite / apartment that have not already been reported via the Servicewave website.
  • Leave any Command adhesive strips on your wall. Maintenance staff will remove them to prevent tearing the paint on your wall.
  • Make arrangements to remove all personal belongings from your room / suite / apartment. You will be charged if any personal belongings need to be removed after you leave. The University provides options to store your items for the summer or ship your items home.
  • Students who use the USS water service should leave their water cooler and any unused water inside their room door when they check out. It will be picked up by USS after the residence halls close.
  • Confirm your departure date and time by completing the End of Semester Plans form in the Housing Portal. This form will be available between April 1 and May 1.
  • Remove all trash from your room, bathroom, hallway, common room, etc.
  • Remove all items from common areas such as laundry rooms and kitchens.
  • Turn off all lights.
  • Close and lock all windows.
  • Pull your blinds up all the way.
  • Make sure all faucets and showers are in the off position.
  • Leave your air conditioning on (not Auto) and set to 72°.
  • Close and lock your room door.

Abandoned Property

Any personal property of a Resident not claimed within ten (10) days of check out shall be deemed abandoned by Resident, and the University may dispose of such property without liability to Resident. Students who leave any personal property in their rooms at checkout will be charged a minimum of $150 to remove the property. This is in addition to the $100 improper checkout fee.

Summer Storage

Tulane University's recommended summer storage partner is University & Student Services. Residents who use USS to store their belongings over the summer must leave their packaged and labeled belongings in their room when they check out. After the residence halls close, Housing & Residence Life staff will work with USS to pick up student belongings for storage.

Students using USS for storage should plan to store their belongings for the entirety of the summer. Students who need short-term storage should pursue an alternative option.

USS will be on campus for box kit pickup between April 25 - May 13.

Boxes and other items to be stored for the summer will be picked up from student rooms after the residence halls close.

For more information, please visit the University & Student Services website.


Tulane University's preferred shipping vendor is FedEx, located in the Lavin-Bernick Center for Student Life.

Guests During Move-Out

The current guest and visitor policy will remain in effect throughout move-out however, students are permitted to have visitors assist them in the residence halls while they are actively moving out.

Trash & Recycling

Residents may use trash rooms only for items that fit in trash containers. Large items such as furniture, carpeting, large boxes, etc. should be taken to the dumpster/recycle areas:

Aron: On Ben Weiner Drive Paterson: In Paterson parking lot
Butler: Next to Butler on Willow Phelps: On Willow St.
Greenbaum: On Zimple St. Sharp: Behind Sharp
Irby Hall: Off of Drill Rd. Warren: In front of Warren
JL: Next to JL on Audubon St. Wall: in Paterson parking lot
Mayer: Behind Mayer Décou-Labat: Behind PJs / Willow A
Monroe: In Monroe compactor Weatherhead: Next to Butler on Willow

The paper and plastic recycling stations are in the same location they have been in all year. Please start recycling these items now to reduce buildup during move out.


With the exception of Mardi Gras beads, donated personal items cannot be left in building lobbies and must be brought to a donation area closest to your residence hall.

Trash to Treasure will be accepting donations between May 5 - 12, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. More information about Trash to Treasure locations will be updated soon.

Move Out Parking

Students may park and load vehicles in any marked Tulane parking spot for up to 30 minutes during residence hall move-out. Select spots on McAlister Drive, Janet Yulman Way and Newcomb Place will be blocked off to serve as loading spots for students.  Fire lanes and areas next to buildings will be monitored closely. If a student is parked in a fire lane or other illegal area next to the buildings that inhibits emergency traffic flow, their vehicle will be ticketed and / or towed.

Travel Discounts

Tulane has preferred relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted pricing during commencement. For additional information please visit https://campusservices.tulane.edu/what-we-do/hotel-program.

Tulane is offering flight discounts during move out and commencement weekend through Southwest and Delta. For more information on Southwest discounts please view this flyer. More information on Delta discounts if forthcoming. 

Car Rental
Tulane has a preferred rental car relationship with Enterprise Rent-A-Car which offers discounts to the Tulane community. Please reference the code 14N0742 and pin TUL when reserving your vehicle at http://www.enterprise.com. For more information on Tulane car rental discounts please visit https://shuttles.tulane.edu/content/car-rentals