Move-Out Frequently Asked Questions

When do I have to move out by?

All undergraduate residence halls close on Wednesday, May 12th at 12pm (noon) EST. All students without an extended stay are expected to move out 24 hours after their last exam or the day that the residence halls close, whichever comes first.

What if I want to stay a few extra days after the residence halls close?

There is no option for spring 2021 residents to remain in the halls beyond May 12, 2021 without approved extended stay. 

Can I check out a blue cart?

If you need a blue cart to assist with your move out from campus, please see a building staff team member between Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm. Should you have additional questions or concerns, please reach out to your main CLRE Staff Contact, or reach out to the team at [email protected] or by calling 202-994-2552 between Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

What should I do with my keys (South Hall Only)?

Return your keys to the Foggy Bottom Key Depot

Keys cannot be returned via mail - make sure to return all room and mailbox keys prior to leaving campus!!

What if I am moving out, but one or more of my roommates are still here; do I have to clean the whole room/apartment?

Your individual space needs to be clean and all personal items must be removed before you depart (i.e., desk, dresser, closet, bed, trash removed).  Additionally, equitable space in all common areas should be cleaned as well (kitchen, bathroom, hallways).

How do I get my mail and packages once I have moved-out?

If you anticipate continuing to receive mail at GW, please ensure that you have updated your forwarding address in Banweb by April 15th. Also change your address for any banking, credit card, or subscriptions you receive. Mail forwarding adds additional time to the amount of time it will take for you to get your mail.