Move Out Information

Vacating Your Room or Apartment

After you move out, Student Housing staff will make a final inspection of the space.

You will be charged for costs associated with additional cleaning, rearranging furniture, de-lofting beds, replacing missing keys or furniture, removing abandoned belongings, and repairing damaged property you didn’t list on your Room Condition Form when you moved in.

If Student Housing custodians need to clean and repair property in common areas, you and your roommate/s will share the costs equally if we can’t identify the responsible party.

Move-Out Deadlines

Stanford houses students, conference attendees, and other visitors throughout the year. It is essential that you vacate your room or apartment by your move-out deadline so Student Housing staff has time to prepare it for new residents or visitors. Check the graduate or undergraduate calendar for posted move-out dates; your Housing Front Desk Supervisor also will have them.

Storage Services

If you need to store some of your belongings, a variety of Storage Services are available. Be sure to make arrangements in advance.

Preliminary Inspections

You or your Housing Building Manager may arrange to have your room or apartment pre-inspected.  Contact the Housing Front Desk if you want to request an inspection to address concerns before you move.
Because of the sheer number of inspections Housing conducts, staff cannot schedule individual inspection appointments. However, if you are unavailable for your preliminary inspection, the staff will leave a notice for you.

Moving To A New Residence, Room, Or Apartment

If you will be moving to a new residence or a different room or apartment within your same residence, pick up the keys at the Housing Front Desk for your new residence and return your old keys to the Front Desk for your old residence.

Because undergraduate residences close for Winter Break, there are special storage procedures for undergraduates who are changing residences between Autumn and Winter Quarters. Contact your Front Desk for additional information.

When You Can Move To Your New Residence

Academic Term

Undergraduate/Graduate Housing

During autumn, winter, or spring terms

Contact your Housing Front Desk

Between spring and summer terms

See “Housing for academic breaks & summer”

Between summer and autumn terms

See “Housing for academic breaks & summer”

Moving Out Safely

Move-out periods provide plenty of opportunities for thieves. When you are packing, storing, and loading your belongings:

  • Keep your room/apartment doors locked.
  • Do not prop open the doors to your building.
  • Keep an eye on your possessions.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car overnight.