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Residence Life and Housing

Move-Out Guide

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Hamilton Hall

Check-Out Procedures

  • Residents who are not signed up for summer campus housing must check-out by the end of finals week.  Any resident who has not completed the following check-out procedure by the deadline may be billed a $150 per day fee for late check‑outs. Residents who need to check out late will need to receive advanced approval from the community director prior to finals week. International residents with late flights out of the country should contact the community director to receive special check out instructions.
  • Please take the time to clean. If the room is left dirty, the cleaning will be billed back at $40.00 per hour.
  • Contact your resident assistant to schedule a check-out time at least 48 hours before your departure. Failure to set up a check-out time 48 hours in advance will result in a $25 improper check-out fee.
  • At check-out, all residents must turn in the checkout damage/repair form. Please identify to your resident assistant any damages or repairs needed in your room and record them on your checkout form. Damages not claimed will be evenly divided and billed between the current residents of the room. Please settle any discrepancies before your roommates' check out.
  • You will have to fill out the online form at the United States Postal Services to ensure your mail is forwarded to your new address.

Cleaning

  • Clean the doors of your room. Leave the door without marks, and clean carefully near the handles, edges, and along the bottom. Window and household cleaners work well for removing most marks. Remove all tape and tape marks from the door.
  • The hallway must be clear and trash-free. the area outside of the door must be clean.
  • Clean the windows and sill so they are free of dust. Wash the inside of the window.
  • All unauthorized paint, stickers, glow in the dark stars, picture hangers, decals, etc., must be removed from the walls, ceilings, windows, mirrors, furniture, and doors.
  • Sweep and mop the entire room. Clean under and around all furniture.  Black marks and carpet tape must be removed.
  • Wardrobe tops should be dusted off and cleaned.
  • Wall lights should be dusted off and cleaned.
  • Remove all personal belongings from the building.mNo storage space will be available in the building over the summer.
  • Remove any bikes from the outside bike racks and take them home.  Bikes left in the racks for the summer will be removed and disposed of.  
  • Remove all food items from the refrigerator, defrost, and clean the interior. Clean up the water as the ice melts. Use a household cleaner or mild soap and water.  Let the ice melt on its own; (this may take several hours, please plan accordingly); do not use a sharp object to remove the ice. Sharp objects can damage the refrigerator and result in expensive replacement costs. After defrosting re-clean the fridge/freezer, turn it off and leave the door ajar to prevent odor/mildew accumulation.
  • Clean inside and outside of the microwave. Use a mild soap and water. Don’t forget to clean the inside ceiling of the microwave. Please do NOT use a scratchpad or abrasive powder on the plastic front of the microwave.
  • Each room must contain the original furniture back in the proper configuration. All furniture that is not part of the university furnishings must be removed from the building.
  • The window curtain should be properly hooked to the curtain rod.
  • Bag up your unwanted clothing and unopened nonperishable food and drop it off at the food and clothing drive barrels in the Hamilton Hall lobby. We are collecting unwanted items for the needy.
  • Garbage bags will be available outside the Hamilton Hall Office. Trash or abandoned items left in the building will be identified back to a room and that room will be billed at least $25. 
  • Desk, dresser drawers, and wardrobe must be emptied of belongings and wiped out.
  • Discard all bags of trash in the trash rooms.  Unwanted furniture, carpet rolls, and large items must be placed in the dumpster in front of Hamilton.  Do not place trash in the hallways, lounges, or stairwells. Improper disposal of trash will result in an improper check-out fee. Free trash bags are available at the office in the lobby.

Recommended Cleaning Products:

  • Fantastic: general cleaning (countertops, etc.).          
  • Windex: windows, mirrors, microwave, and general-purpose use.
  • Mr. Clean: floors and general cleaning.                       
  • Goo-Gone: removes double-sided tape.        

At Check-Out

  • Meet with your R.A. at your room during your scheduled appointment time to check the room and turn in keys (mail, door, hallway). Residents must remove all personal belongings from the room before the check-out appointment with the R.A.
  • The R.A. will record on the room inventory damages and areas not cleaned. All damages or repairs need to be pointed out to the R.A. at this time and the completed form should be given to the R.A. 
  • The R.A. will lock the room door at the end of the check-out. Make sure all belongings are out of the room when the check out is complete.
  • After the check out the maintenance team will review the rooms condition and inventory forms. They may adjust any maintenance request as needed.
  • You will have to fill out the online form at the United States Postal Services to ensure your mail is forwarded to your new address.

Forest Lane Apartments

Check-Out Procedures

  • Residents who are not remaining on campus for summer classes must check-out by the designated time. Any resident who has not completed the check-out procedure by the deadline may be billed a $150 fee for an improper check‑out.
  • Please contact your resident assistant to schedule a check-out time at least 48 hours before the desired check-out day.
  • Residents who need to check out late will need to receive advance approval from the community director.  International residents with flights out of the country should contact the community director to receive special instructions.
  • Please take the time to clean. If the apartment is left dirty, the cleaning will be billed back at $40 per hour. 
  • All residents will need to schedule a checkout appointment with their resident assistant at least 48 hours before the desired checkout date. Failure to set up an appointment 48 hours in advance could result in a $25 improper check-out fine. 
  • Residents who have signed up to stay for the summer are not allowed to hold or store other resident’s belongings in the summer apartment. Returning residents for Fall Semester without a summer housing contract must completely move-out of the apartment for the summer. Summer storage of personal items in the apartment is not allowed.  
  • Mail forwarding: In Wings Express update your Wright State mailing and primary addresses.
  • At check-out, all residents must turn in the checkout damage/repair form. Please identify to your resident assistant any damages or repairs needed in your room and record them on your checkout form. Damages not claimed will be evenly divided and billed between the current residents of the room. Please settle any discrepancies before your roommates' check out.
  • Place unwanted usable items and unwanted canned food in the Forest Lane Community Center and we will transport them to Goodwill and the Raider Food Pantry.
  • All trash bags should be disposed of in the trash dumpsters. If the dumpster is full, please go to another dumpster, and please do not leave the bag on the ground.  
  • You will have to fill out the online form at the United States Postal Services to ensure your mail is forwarded to your new address.

Before Check-Out

    Cleaning To-Do List

    • Clean the doors in your apartment. Clean and remove any marks, being especially careful near the handles, edges, and along the bottom. Window and household cleaners work well for removing most marks.
    • Clean the windows and sills so they are free of dust and dirt. Wash the inside of the windows only.
    • All unauthorized paint, stickers, picture hangers, decals, etc., must be removed from the walls, windows, mirrors, furniture, and doors. Do not try to fill or patch nail or fist holes in the drywall.
    • Vacuum, sweep, and mop the entire apartment. Vacuum under the furniture cushions.  All carpet stains and high traffic areas should be cleaned. 
    • Remove all personal belongings from the building.
    • Remove your bike from the bike rack. Bikes left for the summer might be removed and disposed of.
    • Dust off all closet shelves.
    • Empty out and dust out all drawers.
    • Return all university furniture to its proper location.
    • Takedown and clean out all the dust and dead bugs that are in the light globes. Turn the light off and let the glass globe cool down before you handle it.
    • Clean bathroom fixtures including the sink, toilet, bathtub, shower stall, etc.  Clean off all soap scum buildup from the shower walls. Use mildew/mold remover. Clean all the dirt and soap scum off the sink and bathtub. Clean the entire toilet, not just the seat and the bowl.
    • Clean mold off shower curtain. Sweep and mop the bathroom floor.
    • Clean the sink, counter, and area under the sink. Clean the mirror. Dust off the light globe.
    • Remove all food items from the refrigerator and clean all the shelves and trays. Take the crisper drawers out and clean under them. Check the butter door. Use a household cleaner or mild soap and water.
    • Please leave the refrigerator on and set on the setting of 3.
    • Clean the oven and stove. Make sure you clean the drip pans and under the burners; use oven cleaner and SOS steel wool pads. Clean exhaust fan screen above stove; use hot soapy water.  All baked-on food should be removed from the oven, drip pans, racks, and elements.
    • Clean exteriors of all appliances and kitchen sink using a household cleaner or mild soap and water. 
    • Double-check all items have been removed from the dishwasher, cabinets, and on top of the cabinets. 
    • All trash bags should be disposed of in the dumpsters. Trash or abandoned items left in the building will be identified back to an apartment and that apartment will be billed at least $25. 

    Recommended Cleaning Products:

    • Lime Away—Shower, faucets, and toilets-removes mold, water deposits, and soap scum.              
    • Soft Scrub—fiberglass showers and sinks.
    • Fantastic—general cleaning (countertops, etc.).       
    • Windex—windows, mirrors, microwave, and general-purpose use.
    • Mr. Clean—kitchen bathroom floors, and general cleaning
    • Simple Green—good all-purpose cleaner (does not contain bleach). 

    CAUTION: Never use bleach products around upholstery, mattresses, or carpeted areas.           

    Check-Out

    • Meet with your R.A. at your room during your scheduled appointment time to check the room and turn in keys (mail, door, hallway). Residents must remove all personal belongings from the room before the check-out appointment with the R.A.
    • The R.A. will record on the room inventory damages and areas not cleaned. All damages or repairs need to be pointed out to the R.A. at this time and the completed form should be given to the R.A. 
    • The R.A. will lock the room door at the end of the check-out. Make sure all belongings are out of the room when the check out is complete.
    • After the check out the maintenance team will review the rooms condition and inventory forms. They may adjust any maintenance request as needed.