Moving Out

The Summer 2017 License Agreement expires on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. Please read through the closing procedures below to ensure a smooth process at the end of summer session in an effort to avoid receiving extra charges.

Please be aware that if you don't clean your apartment or have unaddressed repairs, you may be charged. Here are the costs that may be applied to your account upon checkout:

Important Checkout Reminders for Everyone

  • Pack your belongings prior to your intended checkout date and begin to take non-essential items home. 

  • Clean your bedroom and shared spaces within the apartment. We encourage you to schedule a day with your roommates to clean the common areas.

  • Remove all items from cabinets, drawers, closets, storage room, dishwasher and refrigerator.

    • Students will be charged if any items or trash are left in the apartment. Do not assume your housemates will want your unwanted items or that they will throw out trash left behind. Housing and Residence Life will not be able to determine whose trash or belongings are left in the apartment and all residents may be charged.

  • Change Your Address with Housing and Residence Life and on GET.

    • DO NOT submit a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service. (The post office considers 5300 Paseo Rancho Castilla a business address, not an individual or residential address.)

    • Check your mailbox one last time before turning in your keys.

    • Complete the online Mail Forwarding Request Form. First-class mail will be forwarded for four weeks only. Packages cannot be forwarded; they will be returned to sender.

    • Please make sure you have changed your address at least four weeks before you check out with your banks, credit cards, cell-phone company, subscriptions, Amazon accounts and employment payroll offices. Magazines and non-first class mail will not be forwarded.

    • Update your mailing address on Golden Eagle Territory (GET). The University uses the address listed on GET for any University mail, including refunds.

Checkout Procedures for Residents Moving Out at the End of Summer Session (No Fall Contract)

If you will not be staying for the 2017-2018 Academic Year, you need to clean your apartment, remove all of your belongings, and return your keys no later than 2 PM on Saturday, August 12. Return your keys in the Key Drop Box in front of the housing office. Or, between 10 AM and 2 PM on Saturday, turn them in to the Mail Room staff.

Checkout and Check-in Procedures for Continuing Fall Residents (Contracted with Cal State LA Fall Housing 2017)

As a current resident contracted for fall, you may stay in your current assignment through 2 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017. You must­ be available to move into your fall apartment between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Summer to fall transition will occur only on this date, therefore you must make the necessary arrangements to be available that day during these times. Failure to complete the transition process by August 14 at 2 p.m. may result in additional fees.

Fall Check-in Procedures:

  • On Monday, August 14, 2017, come to the Community Center (CC) to pick up your keys to your fall assignment. (Office located in Phase I)

  • Complete an Apartment Condition Report (ACR) for your new apartment.

  • Move all of your belongings from your summer assignment to your fall assignment.

  • Clean your former apartment as outlined in the checkout procedures, throw out trash and food in the refrigerator.

  • Verify your apartment is completely empty and lock doors and windows.

  • Return to the housing office to officially check out and return the keys to your summer assignment before 2 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017.