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Residence Life and Housing

Move-Out Guide

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Spring 2021 Check-out Procedures

Residents who are not signed up for summer housing must check out by 8 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 (excluding Village residents). Any resident who has not completed the check-out procedure by the deadline may be billed a $150 per day fee for late check‑outs.

Residents who need to request a late check out must submit the Late Checkout Request Form by Friday, April 16, 2021. This form is for anyone requesting a late checkout, for any reason (including international students and graduating students).
 

Steps for Proper Checkout

  1. Receive the checkout form from your resident assistant.
     
  2. Move all belongings out of the unit and clean thoroughly; including drawers, cupboards, refrigerator, cabinets, wardrobe under the bed, etc.  Please see detailed cleaning lists for each community below, and follow guidelines. 
     
  3. Mail forwarding: In WINGS Express update your Wright State mailing override and primary addresses. Also, complete a US Postal Service mail forwarding form online at USPS.com. If you do not complete this form online, you will not be able to receive any USPS mail after your departure.  Another tip: Please delete your old campus address off of your Amazon and other accounts so you do not accidentally send a package to your former address.
     
  4. Once all of your belongings are removed, and the unit is thoroughly cleaned, proceed to the Forest Lane Community Center (the building at the base of the Wright State water tower, in Parking Lot #4). Use the entrance at the end of the building directly next to the tower.
     
    1. Checkouts will take place Monday, April 26 to Friday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. You must come to the Forest Lane Community Center (FLCC) during these hours, on any day. Residents are expected to be moved out within 24 hours of their last final. You do not need to schedule an appointment. Please follow guidelines by wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance.
    2. When you arrive at the FLCC, please have this paper and your keys ready to turn in to the RAs.
    3. A Residence Life and Housing staff member will have a few documents to update with information and will send you on your way.
    4. If you have filled out the late checkout form, you will be given alternate instructions for checking out, upon approval of the request.
       
  5. At check-out, all residents must turn in the Checkout Damage/Repair form (Given by RA). Please indicate, in writing, any damages or repairs needed in your room and record them on your checkout form.
    1. After the check out the maintenance team will review the unit condition and this checkout form. They may adjust any maintenance request as needed. Damages not claimed will be evenly divided and billed between current residents of the room. Please settle any discrepancies before your roommates check out.
    2.  Any damage charges assessed will be billed to your student account. Instructions for appealing damage charges will be given with the receipt of the damage charge notification.
       

The Village

Village residents have until May 1, 2021, to retain their unit for Fall 2021.

If you are planning to move out at the end of Spring or over the Summer, please fill out the "Are You Leaving US" Form. Village residents only: must schedule checkout date with the office by calling 937-775-3372, and need to come to the office to pick up check out materials during business hours M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about your lease, and obligations, please contact Mandi Lancaster at mandi.lancaster@wright.edu.
 

Detailed Cleaning Lists

    College and University Parks Apartments

    • 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 the entire apartment. Clean under and around all furniture. Clean under furniture cushions. 
    • Remove all personal belongings from the building.
    • Dust out all closet shelves.
    • Empty closets of belongings, and vacuum out.
    • Sweep out and wipe off all the spilled soap powder in the washer and dryer closet. Clean off the shelves remove all clothing from the washer and dryer. Clean out the lint filter.

    Cleaning your Bedroom

    • Remove all personal items from the room.
    • Clean the closet shelf, window, and window sill.
    • Clean the doors. Remove all tape, staples, push pins, poster tacks from walls.
    • Wipe down all the furniture and wipe out all the drawers.
    • Vacuum the carpet under and around all the furniture.

    Cleaning the Bathroom

    • Clean the bathroom fixtures including the sink, toilet, bathtub, shower stall, etc. Use mildew/mold remover. Clean the dirt and soap scum off the sink and bathtub. Clean the entire toilet not just the seat and the bowl. 
    • Sweep and mop the bathroom floor.
    • Clean the medicine cabinet and under the sink. Wipe down all the shelves. Clean the mirror. Dust off the light globe.
    • Clean the bathroom sink vanity/cabinet. Wipe down the bottom shelf and cabinet doors.

    Cleaning the Kitchen

    • Remove all food items from the refrigerator and clean all the shelves and trays. Take the crisper drawers out and clean under them. Don't forget to check the butter door. Use a household cleaner or mild soap and water.   Leave refrigerators plugged in and on.
    • Clean the oven and stove. Clean exhaust fan screen above stove; use hot soapy water. All baked on food should be removed from the oven and racks.
    • Clean the inside and the outside of the microwave; use hot soapy water. Do not forget to clean the inside ceiling of the microwave. Do not use abrasives on the painted or plastic surfaces.  
    • Clean exteriors/interiors of all appliances and kitchen sink using a household cleaner or mild soap and water.   
    • Check all items have been removed from the dishwasher, cabinets, and on top of the cabinets.  Remove all loose items and debris from the bottom drain pan in the dishwasher.
    • Free garbage bags will be available at the community office.  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.

    Forest Lane Apartments

    • 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 and around all furniture. 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.
    • Take down 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.
       

    Cleaning the bathroom

    • 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 any mold/mildew off the 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.

    Cleaning the Kitchen

    • 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 plugged in and ON, and set on “3” please.
    • 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.

    Hamilton Hall

    • 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/trash-free and the area outside of the door must be clean. All tape marks on and around the door must be cleaned off.
    • Clean the window 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.
    • Dust and clean wardrobe tops and wall lights.
    • Remove all personal belongings from the building. No 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 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. The furniture must be put 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 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 wardrobes 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

    Honors and The Woods

    • Clean the doors of your room carefully near the handles, edges, and bottom. All tape and tape marks need to be removed from the door. Window and household cleaners work well for removing most marks.  Please do not use sharp objects or abrasives to remove tape or adhesive from the door's finish. GooGone works well at removing tape from the doors.
    • The hallway wall outside the room door should be cleaned and all staples removed.
    • Remove all staples, nails, push pins, double-sided tape, and glow-in-the-dark stickers from walls/ceilings.  
    • Clean the window and sill so they are free of dust. Wash inside of the window.
    • Vacuum the entire room. Clean under and around all furniture. Any tape marks on the floor need to be removed.
    • After removing all belongings, please dust out all cabinets, drawers, desks, and bed frames.
    • Clean front of air conditioner removing all dust.
    • Leave all furniture in a usable and safe configuration.
    • Remove bikes from outside bike racks and take them home. Bikes left on racks will be removed and disposed of.
    • Goodwill/St Vincent Donation trucks/trailers will be placed in the Woods and College Park areas to receive donations. Please give your unwanted usable items a second life and donate them to live again.  
    • All trash bags should be disposed of in trash dumpsters. If the dumpster is full, please go to another dumpster. DO NOT leave the bag on the ground. A large, open-top dumpster will be placed at end of Laurel Hall and Honors Hall for unwanted, broken furniture and carpet. 

    Cleaning the Bathroom and Kitchen Areas

    • Clean bathroom/kitchen fixtures including sink, toilet, shower stall, etc. Clean off all soap scum buildup from shower walls, and grout lines. Use mildew/mold and lime remover if necessary. Please use non-abrasive cleaners on fiberglass showers. 
    • Sweep and mop bathroom and kitchen floors.
    • Remove all food items from the refrigerator. Clean interior and exterior. Use a household cleaner or mild soap and water. After cleaning, leave plugged in and turn the thermostat to the #3 setting.
    • Clean inside and outside of the microwave. Use 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.
    • Put the supplied cutting board back on the wall hook.