Express Check-out Process

This page provides students the necessary information needed in order to move-out and check-out of their rooms.

Prior to Check Out

  1. Remove all personal belongings from the room.
  2. Return the beds to “Freshmen Formation.” (refer to diagrams posted by CAs for an example)
  3. Make sure all University issued furnishings are in room.
  4. Thoroughly clean the room.
    • Wash out garbage can and recycling bin.
    • Brooms, vacuums, and mops are available to all students at the front desk (with a LuteCard or Driver’s License).
    • Wipe down all surfaces.

After you are ready to leave your room

  1. Lock the room door.
  2. Check their mailbox one last time for mail.
  3. Get an “Express Check-Out Envelope” from the main lobby.
  4. Follow the instructions on the envelope.
  5. Put all Residence Hall keys (room and mail) in the envelope.
  6. Sign and date the envelope.
  7. Seal the envelope and slide it under the door in the following location:
    • Staff Office (locations vary by Hall)

After students leave the hall, staff will go into the room and assess it for cleanliness, for damages to the room and furniture, to make sure all personal items have been removed, and that all issued University furnishings are in the room.

In-Person Check-out Process

  1. Students need to sign up for a check-out appointment with an RA at least 24 hours prior to check-out.
  2. Check-out appointments typically last a half hour.
  3. When both roommates are checking-out of a room they are strongly encouraged to check-out at the same time.

Prior to Checkout:

  1. Remove all personal belongings from the room.
  2. Return the beds to “Freshmen Formation.” (refer to diagrams posted by RAs for an example)
  3. Make sure all University issued furnishings are in room.
  4. Thoroughly clean the room.
    • Wash out garbage can and recycling bin.
    • Brooms, vacuums, and mops are available to all students at the front desk (with a LuteCard or Driver’s License).
    • Wipe down all surfaces.
  5. The RA will check the room for damages, missing items, cleanliness, and items left in the room, comparing it to the room inspection when the student moved into the room.
  6. Once the RA has checked the room, the student will return their room key and mail key (when applicable).
  7. Students who don’t check-out with an RA, miss his/her check-out appointment, don’t check-out by the deadline, leave personal items in the room, have damages to the room, or are missing PLU property (including keys) will be subject to penalty fines. Fines and charges will be billed to the student’s account.