Students who will not continue to live on campus during the 2023 spring semester must check out of their rooms by Dec. 17, 2022, at noon (non-graduating students) or 7 p.m. (graduating students).

Failure to follow the instructions indicated below will result in continued accrual of room and board and improper check-out charges. For additional cancellation details, please review our cancellation information before you cancel your contract.

If you need to request a late checkout for fall semester (at a rate of $25/day), you can now use the late stay application form found in the Housing Portal. Late checkouts are granted at the discretion of the Department of Residence. The last day to submit a late stay request for the Fall semester is Dec. 16 at noon.

Students who will continue to live on campus during the spring semester do not need to fill out this form, as all residence halls and apartments will remain open throughout winter break.

Information for 2022 Winter Break can be found here.

IF YOU ARE GRADUATING

  • Cancel your contract
  • Complete a proper check out before 7 p.m. on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • You will not be charged cancellation penalties. (Note: if you don’t graduate, you need to return to campus housing or you will pay cancellation penalties.)

IF YOU’RE LEAVING IOWA STATE

  • Cancel your contract
  • Complete a proper check-out on or before noon on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • You won’t be charged cancellation penalties. (Note: if you enroll at ISU for spring 2023, you need to return to campus housing or you will pay cancellation penalties.)
  • Academic dismissal: If you might be academically dismissed at the end of fall, consider checking out on Dec. 17. Otherwise, you will be charged for spring housing and dining through the day you check out.

IF YOU’RE MOVING TO GREEK HOUSING OR MOVING OFF CAMPUS

  • The contract you signed is for the full academic year, both fall 2022 AND spring 2023
  • Cancel your contract
  • Complete a proper check out on or before noon on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • You WILL be charged the 50% housing penalty, 80% dining penalty and your $125 prepayment (if paid) will be forfeited.

IF YOU’RE GOING ON WAIVER

Examples of waiver include student teaching, internships, study abroad and co-op programs.

  • Cancel your contract
  • Submit a waiver form to 2419 Friley Hall
  • Complete a proper check-out by or before noon on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • You won’t be charged cancellation penalties (Note: if you enroll at ISU for spring 2022, you need to return to campus housing or you will pay cancellation penalties.)

HOW TO CANCEL THE SPRING PORTION OF YOUR 2022-23 CONTRACT 

If you will not live on-campus for the spring 2023 semester, you must: 

  • Cancel your contract by reviewing our cancellation information and submitting this Cancellation Form at least 48 hours before you checkout so we know you are leaving. Remember, if you remain enrolled in ISU classes in the spring, you will be charged the cancellation penalty.
  • Contact us at housing@iastate.edu or at 515-294-2900 if you have questions.

Move Out Steps

  1. Schedule a checkout time with your RA as soon as possible! If you can’t schedule with your RA, you can get an Express Checkout packet from your hall desk or community center (apartments). You waive your right to appeal room charges if you opt for express check out.
  2. Remove everything from your room/apartment
  3. Clean your room/apartment by following the list with your check-out packet and read the cleaning tips below.
  4. Take out all trash.
  5. All furniture that came with your room/apartment should be put back in place and assembled (you will be charged for missing furniture)
  6. Inspect your room by filling out the form included with your check-out packet.
  7. When you’re done, close and lock your door.
  8. Make sure all check-out forms are filled out completely.
  9. Put your keys in the packet and seal it.
  10. Return the packet to your hall desk (halls) or community center (apartments).

It’s really important to clean thoroughly and follow all check-out steps. Staff will inspect your room/apartment shortly after you leave. If you are assessed charges, they will be billed directly to your Ubill. Billing could take up to 60 days and it’s your responsibility to review your Ubill.