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Moving Out of Residence: The Struggle is Real


The end of the school year is approaching fast. Below are some details you'll need to know about moving out to ensure you're prepared for the big day. Best of luck during exams, and we hope you had a great year in residence!

  1. Find Out Your Move-Out Date
    You are required to move out within 24 hours after your final exam, test or class, or by noon on May 1 (whichever is earlier). Unless you've received approval for an extended stay, you will be charged $100/day for staying after your designated move-out date. Make your extended stay request via the myHousing portal. The deadline for applying for an extended stay is April 1, 2019.
  2. Plan Your Travel Arrangements
    Now that you know when you're moving, it's time to plan how! If you have someone picking you up, remind them that unattended vehicles in parking circles (fire routes) will be ticketed. Long-term parking lot information can be found here. If you're booking flights or other travel arrangements, be sure to purchase your ticket for your move-out date. Extended stays may not be approved to stay more than 24 hours after your last exam if you've purchased your ticket after knowing your move-out date.
  3. Book Your Accommodations
    Looking to stay in London for the summer or taking a course? Western Summer Accommodations offers affordable short- and long-term stays in Ontario and London Hall. Email to arrange a stay that works with your move-out date. If you have family or friends visiting over the summer, accommodations are open to the public from May 9 to August 18.
  4. Cancel Cable and Set Up Mail Forwarding
    Now is a good time to call ahead to cancel any services you have set up such as cable, and redirect mail to a summer address. Residences officially close at noon on May 1. Any mail that arrives for you after this date will not be held for you and it will be returned to the sender.
  5. Clean Up and Pay Your Community Damages
    Ensure your room/suite is clean, all garbage has been removed and furniture has been returned to its original location. All community floor damages are payable either during the exam period, or at the time of check-out at the front desk by debit or credit. All occupants in a double room or suite will be equally responsible for the clean-up and furniture relocation costs. Room damages will be assessed after you move out, and will be reflected on your account which you can access via the myHousing portal.
  6. Pack Up Your Room
    While many Sophs were available to assist with move-in, they are also students writing exams and are unable to assist with the move-out process. You will need to move your own belongings, and a limited number of shopping carts will be available at your front desk to help with your move. If you have non-perishable food or clothing/decor items in good condition (with the exception of mattress toppers), they can be donated to the Food Bank boxes and Goodwill bins in the lobby. You will not be able to store items in residence after your check-out date, so please ensure your room/suite is left in the condition it was when you moved in.
  7. Check Out at the Front Desk
    Once you are ready to check out, ensure your room and suite doors are locked and visit the front desk. We will collect your mailbox and room keys, as well as your laundry card should you choose to not use it next year. You will also be able to pay your community damages if you have not yet done so.
  8. Stay in Touch
    What a year it has been, and we hope it has been a memorable one for you. Stay in touch with us by following us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and tag us in your favourite residence moments as well as your summer adventures for a chance to be featured on our pages! We'll miss you.
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