University Housing: Move-Out Week, Summer Storage
To help make the experience of move-out week (May 13–19) as pleasant as possible and to avoid delays, encourage your student to begin planning and packing early. Your student can send items not needed during finals week — such as futons, TVs, chairs, shelves, winter coats, bikes, or mopeds — home a few weeks early, saving on trips and making loads lighter for his or her official move-out day.
If your student will be returning to the residence halls in the fall, two easy options are available for summer storage:
Your student can contact his or her building supervisor to make arrangements for storage through University Housing. Keep in mind that space is limited.
Lazybones, Inc. specializes in summer storage, moving, and shipping. Students who are returning to University Housing in the fall can have Lazybones store their possessions during the summer and deliver them to their new rooms in the fall. Students who are not returning to University Housing can have Lazybones pick up their boxes, store them for the summer, and deliver them to their addresses next year or ship them to a specific destination. To use the Lazybones service, sign up online at www.mylazybones.com; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 877-215-2105.
Remember that students must vacate their rooms within 24 hours of their last final, and may not stay later than noon on Sunday, May 20.
Housing encourages residents to recycle or donate items during move-out week. Recycling and donation centers will be set up in or near all the residence halls. Last year’s move-out recycling program resulted in a 32 percent reduction of trash-hauling costs from the previous year.
Because of the number of construction projects under way, more information will be sent to parents prior to move-out week. The University Housing website will also have updates about the impact of construction projects as those details become available. Students should check for specific information (such as instructions for parking) that will be posted in the halls close to move-out week. For more about University Housing move-out, visit the University Housing website.