Move Out

Students need to be moved out of their room 24 hours after their last final exam or by Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., whichever comes first.

Helpful Tips for Move Out

  • Pack your belongings early. If you can, start taking your possessions home during weekends.
  • Clean your room thoroughly to avoid being charged for cleaning. Make your room look like it is "Move In" ready.
  • Leave all furniture and items that belong to Texas Tech University in the room.
  • For all movable furniture rooms, place bed height in the 6th position.
  • Attend your floor/courtyard closing meeting to make sure you are aware of checkout procedures.
  • Set up a checkout time with your Community Advisor (CA).
  • Fill out the Update Your Mailing Address form.
  • Check your mailbox for mail and packages before you leave.
  • Meet with your CA to go through your room and recheck your closet and all drawers for anything left behind.
  • Leave your key with your CA, sign your inventory and take the back copy of the inventory form with you.
  • Check your Raiderlink account three or four weeks after move out for any charges you may have incurred and pay for any items you know you are responsible for to avoid having a hold placed on your account. If you would like to appeal or learn more about a charge on your account, fill out the Appeal a Move Out Charge form.
  • Please place all unwanted items, including bicycles, in the appropriate Give and Go bin.
  • For questions about leftover dining dollars, visit Hospitality Services website.

Reminders for Parents

  • Student's about what damages they know have occured in the room to avoid surprises.
  • Rooms must be clean at time of checkout. Free cleaning buckets and supplies are available at the front desk of each hall.
  • Charges from move out will be posted within two weeks after move out to the student's Raiderlink account. Student will not receive notification if billed. It is their responsibility to check their account even after leaving TTU. Charges from move out will be noted as "Lock change/damage charges" on their account.
  • If your student feels a charge is not appropriate, they must appeal a damage charge within 30 days of it being posted on their account. All appeals must be submitted using the online form within 30 days from the billing date.
Common Move Out Charges
Reason for Charge Amount
Lost/Not Returned Key $50 per door
Holes in Wall $5 per hole
Paint $45 - $700
Dirty Room $75
Broken Light Fixture/Lens $40 - $80
Not Checking Out with CA $50
Abandoned Property $50

Common Move Out Charges

Reason for Charge
Lost/Not Returned Key
$50 per door
Reason for Charge
Holes in Wall
$5 per hole
Reason for Charge
$45 - $700
Reason for Charge
Dirty Room
Reason for Charge
Broken Light Fixture/Lens
$40 - $80
Reason for Charge
Not Checking Out with CA
Reason for Charge
Abandoned Property

See a detailed list of Hall and Room Charges

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't want to take everything home with me?

Donate clean items that are in good condition to Give and Go. All items donated through this program are given to Goodwill. You will find donation boxes in your hall's common areas.

Storage for personal items is not available for students in the residence halls. Many local storage units are available at reasonable rates.

Where can we retrieve items if we have accidentally left them behind?

Abandoned items are kept for 30 days after students have moved out. University Student Housing (USH) Staff will call and also send a letter to notify you to collect these items. Once you have been contacted, you can make an appointment to retrieve your belongings Monday - Friday between 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please be aware there is $50 abandoned property fee for leaving belongings in the room.

What if I'm moving into a different space/hall after the semester is over?

If you are living on campus for the summer and currently live in Murray, Carpenter/Wells, or West Village, you may contact the Senior Business Assistants to find out when you will be able to move. If you are living on campus for the summer and currently do not live in Murray, Carpenter/Wells, or West Village you will be notified by USH staff regarding the dates you can move. For both of these circumstances, please note the date(s) will depend on when the student who is in your future space moves out. This could be after the semester graduation date.