Moving Out

Residence Hall Move Out Instructions

The following information is important for residents preparing to permanently leave WIU at the end of the spring semester. 

All residents halls will close at 7 P.M. on Friday, May 12thAll residents must be vacated by this time. 

If you need to stay past Friday, May 12th at 7 P.M. , you must get permission from the Complex Director by signing up through your STARS account. Seek permission by Friday, May 5th at 5 P.M. 

Attend your End of the Year Floor Meeting
  • Schedule a time to checkout with your RA and discuss any questions you might have regarding closing with your RA (Resident Assistant).
Schedule a time to Check Out with your RA
  • You will need to have your room inspected and turn in your keys to your RA.
  • You must check out no later than 25 hours than after your last final. 
Pack or properly dispose of your belongings
  • Empty drawers, desk, etc.
  • Please place any Sodexo items (plates, cups, salt and pepper, baskets, etc.) in the box on your floor. No questions asked, this is to help keep your future dining costs down.
  • Remove tape and door decorations from your door.
  • Please do not check out if any items are left in your room, except university furniture and the Ethernet cable that came with the room. 
Clean Your Room
  • Empty your room of all trash.
  • Clean all surfaces including counters and floors.
  • Defrost and clean out microfridge.

Vacuums and carts will be available through the front desk.

Vacuums will be available for a limited amount of time. There are a limited amount of vacuums so please be considerate of your hallmates. 

Reset Room Furniture
  • Room furnitire should be reassembled as it was at the start of the year. End of Year room setup pictures can be found in the box below. 
      • Retrieve bed rails from the luggage closet and leave in the room.
      • Return your bed ladder to the front desk if applicable.
      • See your RA if you have any questions on this set-up. Failure to reset your room could result in a fine of up to $100.

Please be sure to follow our guidelines from the floor meeting to avoid charges on your Room Condition Report. 


Other Information You Need To Know :

Food Service:  Friday, May 12, 2023, is normal meal hours. Corbin is the only dining center starting May 6 - May 11. The last meal of the residence hall year will be dinner in Corbin/Olson on Friday, May 12, 2023. 

Mail Service: Mail service ends on Thursday, May 11, 2023. Please make arrangements to have received all of your mail at that time. Remaining mail will be forwarded to the permanent address you have on file at the Registrar office. 

Trash: Please plan accordingly for your trash. There are designated areas for large trash by dumpsters. Please only use the trash chute for its intended purpose. Trash bags are available at the front desk. 

Quiet Hours: Intensive quiet hours begin on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 1am, and will continue through Friday, May 5, 2023, at 7p.m. There will be a courtesy hours from 5 - 7p.m. each night. 

Disciplinary Behavior: Any behavior not supporting the academic environment of finals week could result in a relocation from your current residence hall space or a removal from the residence halls prior to closing. 

Residence Hall Desks: Residence hall desks will close on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 10a.m. 

Welcome Crew: Watch for more information coming soon! Details will be sent to you this summer.