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 20, 2022 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

If you are graduating, working for the University during the commencement weekend, are a sibling of a graduate, or have permission to walk in the ceremonies, you may request to remain in residence after 10 a.m. on Friday, May 20. Contact Residential Life for a late stay registration request. You will be notified if you have permission to remain in residence.

The check-out deadline for graduates and others with permission to stay during the weekend will be 10 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.

24-hour quiet hours

Will be in effect from 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 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

Check-out schedule

  • Thursday, May 12–Thursday, May 19 
    9 a.m.–midnight in RA offices
  • Friday, May 20 
    8 a.m.–10 a.m. 
    Buildings close to non-seniors at 10 a.m. May 20

Check-out options:

Once you have removed all your belongings from your room, you can do an Express Check-out on your own or Check-out with an RA.

Express Check-out

Students checking out May 12–19 during a time when a staff member is unavailable will need to complete an 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. 

Check-out with an RA

Students checking out prior to May 11 should schedule a check-out with their RA. See the hours posted on the RA or building office for times staff will be available to check you out.

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 Physical Facilities. 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, 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. Contact Residential Life for a late stay registration request.

Move-out Project (a.k.a. Ditch the Dumpster)!

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:

Lower campus pickup:

  • Wed., May 18, 2–4 p.m. at the tent outside Hinman Dining Center
  • Wed., May 18, 4–6 p.m. at the tent outside C-4 Dining Hall
  • Thurs., May 19 4–6 p.m. at the tent outside CIW Dining Hall
  • Thurs., May 19 4–6 p.m. at the tent outside Mountainview Appalachian Dining Hall

Apartments pickup:

Hillside and Susquehanna residents can schedule a pickup between May 12 and May 22. You must sign up at least 3 days in advance to ensure a pick-up time. Once you sign up, you will be contacted at least 2 days in advance of your appointment with a confirmation and additional donation instructions. Fill out this form for Apartments pickup

Acceptable items

Kitchenware (silverware, cooking utensils, pots & pans, glass storage containers, etc.), miscellaneous items (decorations, mirrors, space heaters, fans, boardgames, 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? Email binghamtonmoveout@gmail.com

Returning in the fall

The halls will begin to re-open for returning students at noon on Friday, August 19, 2022. All students will be required to sign up for a move-in day/time over the three returning student move-in days: August 19–21. Returners will not be permitted into the hall prior to that day unless they are approved by Residential Life to return early and they will be expected to arrive on their designated move-in day and time.