End of Semester Closing

All residents are expected to vacate their rooms 24 hours after their last exam. Based on the final exam schedule this means most students will need to vacate their rooms by Friday, May 10, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Students with Thursday night exams still need to be out by 10 a.m. Friday.

As students are moving out, parents and families are welcome to enter the residence halls to assist them in packing and departure. 

Commencement housing and late stay registration

Students not already approved for a late stay must make plans to leave by 10am, Friday, May 10. 

  • The check-out deadline for graduates and others with permission to stay during the weekend is 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024.
  • Please reach out to your area office if you have any questions. 

24-hour quiet hours

Will be in effect from 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 2 through exam week. Please be considerate of your neighbors!


  1. Remove all belongings
  2. Take everything off the walls
  3. Clean your room and take all trash to dumpster
  4. Move all furniture 1 foot away from the walls

End of year schedule

  • Thursday, May 2: Last day of classes
  • Friday, May 3: Final examinations begin
  • Friday, May 10: Residence halls close for non-seniors at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, May 13: Residence halls close for seniors at 10 a.m.

Check-out options:

Once you have removed all your belongings from your room, you can do an Express Check-out on your own or sign up in advance to Check-out with a Residential Life student staff member.

Option 1: Express Check-out

Pick up an Express Check-out envelope from your RA office, fill out the front, if you have keys, put them in the envelope and SEAL it. Tear off the YELLOW copy to keep and drop the envelope at the Key Drop Box near your building's RA Office. 

Option 2: Guided Check-out with a Residential Life student staff member

While express check-out is recommended, students who want to check-out with a Residential Life student staff member must sign-up for an appointment here

When you check out with a staff member, you will be provided with a Room Checkout Receipt that will include any estimated damage billing charges. Keep this for your records. You will also have an opportunity to complete an Additional Information Assessment Form. This form is designed to give you the opportunity to provide information to identify damage in your room that you are responsible for.

Damage billing

Be aware that the student staff members are assessing damage in student rooms. The cost associated with the assessed damage has been predetermined in consultation with the Binghamton University Department of Facilities Management. Charges for excessive cleaning, removal of personal property, and loss or damage caused by residents are billed directly to the resident responsible. In the event that two or more residents occupy the same room, suite, flat, apartment, or shared bathroom and it cannot be determined who is responsible for the damage the assessment will be to bill equally.

Check your account at my.binghamton.edu regularly throughout the summer (even if you are not returning to Binghamton) as damage assessment and other charges may be billed to your account.


You will be billed immediately if you leave without turning in your key(s).

Do not hand in your ID card. Make sure to keep your copy of the Room Checkout Receipt.


Be especially alert during this time since the rate of thefts tends to increase at the end of the semester when people are leaving the campus and community. Keep your doors locked and items secured.


  • A forwarding address card can be completed at the campus Post Office.
  • Deposit all dishes and silverware belonging to the Dining Hall in the appropriate bin.
  • Return all library books.
  • Close and lock your windows, lower your blinds, and lock your door when leaving.

For students who observe the Sabbath: Students with early exams should be able to take their exam and get home by sundown if they plan ahead (i.e. take everything except for the bare essentials home before finals, so they can be ready to jump in the car as soon as their exam is over). For students with later exams and/or who have a significant distance to travel exceptions will be made on a limited basis. Complete the form in the housing portal to submit a late stay request.

Binghamton Move-out Project

Res Life is collaborating with the Sierra Club Susquehanna Group for residents to donate unused items. Help us keep our planet healthy and give back to the local community during spring move-out. See dates/times/locations and acceptable/unacceptable items:

Drop off at a bin: From May 6–14 there will be bins located at the following locations:

  • C4 Multipurpose Room
  • CIW Iroquois Commons
  • Appalachian Dining Hall
  • Hinman Dining Hall
  • Hillside Commons
  • Susquehanna Coffee House (Brandywine)

Drop off at a tent: On May 8 and 9 there will be 5 tents on campus from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students can bring their items to one of these tents to donate! There will be a tent at the following locations:

  • Outside of CIW dining hall
  • Outside of Hinman dining hall
  • Underneath Appalachian dining hall, in the amphitheater
  • Dickinson quad
  • Newing College between Delaware and Endicott Halls

Donation Bags: Donation bags for students to use for small item donations (unopened and unexpired hygiene products, unused school supplies, books, non-perishable UNOPENED food items will be delivered by RL Student Staff. Students will be encouraged to take these bags to the donation bins/tents once they are full. 

Acceptable items

Kitchenware (silverware, cooking utensils, pots and pans, glass storage containers, etc.), miscellaneous items (decorations, mirrors, space heaters, fans, board games, etc.), small appliances (microwaves, coffee pots, mini fridges, etc.), unopened and unexpired hygiene products, Clothing, shoes, unused school supplies, books/textbooks, furniture, electronics, non-perishable food items (UNOPENED)

Unacceptable items

Plastic tupperware, underwear/socks, upholstered items (ex. couch), broken items (except for electronics, but must label that it is broken), mattresses, comforters/pillows, dirty items (please clean before donating), bathmats, towels, opened or perishable food items

Questions about the move out project? Email binghamtonmoveout@gmail.com

Questions about general move out? Email reslife@binghamton.edu