We are sad to see you go, but what a great year it was! Here is a reminder of the things you have to do before you move out at the end of your agreement.

To help organize your time wisely, we have created a checklist to guide you through your move out journey (PDF version) .  

  1. Place all furniture in its original position: Inspect and clean your entire room and unit. Remember to submit any repairs  in ARCHIBUS with your student account.  If you are having issues submitting a request, please contact Reception.
  2. Take down all posters and decorations: Remove all markings and tape.
  3. Clean bed: Do not remove mattress pad or mattress protector.
  4. Clean desk: Remove items & wipe the drawers.
  5. Clean bathroom: If applicable, thoroughly clean your bathroom: sink, shower, toilet, mirror, countertop, and drawers/cabinet. Remove your personal shower curtain and hooks (if applicable).
  6. Clean kitchen or kitchenette: If applicable, pull out the kitchen drawers and remove any items. Clean out the sink, as well as the countertop, shelf, and under the sink. Empty the refrigerator and wash the entire inside and outside of the refrigerator, including the freezer compartments. DO NOT UNPLUG REFRIGERATOR. If applicable, clean the stovetop, oven, and dishwasher. 
  7. Clean microwave: If applicable, pull out the glass plate in the microwave and wash it. Wipe the inside of the microwave (including the door) while the plate is out. Also clean the exterior of the microwave.
  8. Clean unit: Floors should be vacuumed, swept, and mopped.
  9. Remove garbage: All garbage, compost and recycling must be removed from your unit. Please respect the environment, and if applicable, return your compost bin!  Garbage chutes will be closed one week prior to the end of your residence agreement. Please use garbage bins outside your residence where applicable.
  10. Return your rental appliances
  11. Close windows: All windows should be closed and locked securely.
  12. Turn off lights
  13. Lock your bedroom door
  14. Hand in your access card and keys: Drop your physical keys and access card in the designated box of your residence. Clearly identify your key envelope with your full name, residence, and room number. Failure to do this will result in additional charges. This does not apply to students that use their student cards for access. Keep your student card. Housing and Residence Life will deactivate your residence access. 
  15. Empty your mailbox and forward your mail to a new address: Ensure to cancel all your subscriptions.
  16. Payment due: All outstanding payments are due. Consult your student account for any outstanding payments.
  17. Final room inspection: After your departure, the Housing team will complete final room inspections for cleaning and damages. You will be charged for any cleaning and/or damages should your room or unit be considered in an unacceptable condition. The University is not responsible for the items left behind; they will be disposed of and you won't be able to get them back. 
  18. Carts:  We highly recommend you bring your own! A limited number of carts are available to those who have made the request using the Move Out Plan Form and will be available near the reception your residence or the 90U residence. Please drop your cart at the same location you picked it up. An identification card will be required to borrow a cart. Note that boxes are available at the 90U reception for free.
  19. Dump and run: Drop off your donations at the collection bin located under the staircase on the first floor of the Learning Crossroads building (CRX). If you can't make it to the donation bins, boxes will be set up at specific location in each residence to drop off your unwanted items from April 11 to May 1. Be sure to check the list of what is and isn’t accepted before you go! You cannot leave any items behind in your room or unit. Learn more about the Dump and Run program.
  20. Submit the checkout form: Fill out and submit the Residence check out form Form on your way out! Failure to do so will result in a “failure to check out” fee of $100 that will be added to your student account as per the residence agreement.

Please refer to the Residence Important Dates and Deadline page to know when you have to move out of residence.

You must move out by the deadline unless your residence agreement is valid in September. If you move to another room, and need accommodation past the move-out deadline, please email [email protected].

You must move out by the deadline unless your residence agreement is valid in September.

If you move to another room and need accommodation past the move-out deadline, please email [email protected].

  • On weekdays, for a better access to parking, we recommend that you move out at night, after 5:00 p.m.
  • Parking is free for an hour in indicated zones only . Parking fees apply to all other spots. Look for information on local signs.
  • There is a $95 fine for cars parked outside the zones designated for moving.
  • Have a look at the  uOttawa Parking Map for more information.