Move-Out Frequently Asked Questions

When do I have to move out by?

All undergraduate residence halls close on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 12pm EST. All students 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?

Please review the extended stay housing policy to see if you would be eligible for extended stay housing. Requests must be submitted by April 30, 2018 at 5pm.

Can I check out a blue cart?

Yes! Blue carts will be available at the GW Housing office in Amsterdam Hall during regular business hours. A limited number of carts will also be available at the Mount Vernon Key Depot (9am-9pm). You will need to provide an ID other than your GWorld cart which will be held until you return the cart. Due to the high demand for carts during move-out, only one cart can be checked out by each student or family.

What should I do with my keys?

Return your keys to either the Foggy Bottom or Mount Vernon 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 May 1, 2018 and 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.