Move-Out Frequently Asked Questions

When do I have to move out by?

All undergraduate residence halls close on Wednesday, May 15th at 12pm (noon) 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?

Only residents with extended stay housing can remain in the halls after they close. Please go to Spring Extended Stay Housing to find out more information.

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 during regular hours and limited hours at South Hall. You will need to provide an ID other than your GWorld card 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. You may also return your keys to the GW Housing office in Amsterdam Hall during regular business hours.

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, 2019 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.