Move-Out 2020

Move-Out 2020 will be conducted over a series of weeks starting Monday, May 18th. Students will need to sign up for an appointment to return to campus and move out of their room or apartment. Students will be responsible for packing their belongings, removing all trash from the room/suite, and return their keys when done. Students will not need to clean their room/apartment; custodial staff will clean all spaces once move out is complete. Any items left in rooms after a student has vacated, will be considered abandoned. Students have 30 days from the date they vacated to reach out to Housing to claim any forgotten items. Unclaimed items after 30 days will be donated.

Important detailed information is below for students moving out of the residence halls and apartments. Students should contact the Housing Office at 410-516-7960 or housing@jhu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Appointments

In order to abide by social distancing guidelines, students will need to schedule an appointment to return to campus to move-out of their room or apartment. Each appointment block is 2-hours between 9AM – 5PM, Monday – Friday. No weekend appointments will be available.

Students must sign up for an appointment at least 24 hours in advance to ensure building access. Students will only have access to their building during their scheduled appointment time.

Students will not be allowed to sign up at the same time as their roommates or suitemates due to social distancing guidelines. Housing will contact students who have signed up at the same time as their roommates/suitemates to reschedule.

Changes to an appointment can be made online through the housing portal, up to 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Last minute changes must be called into the Housing Office at 410-516-7960. Please be mindful that last minute changes may not be able to be granted.

To sign up for an appointment, please log in to the student housing portal.

Social Distancing and Safety

We remain committed to a healthy and safe process that adheres to public health guidance for social distancing and cleaning protocols. The following measures will be in place throughout the move-out process:

  • Everyone must maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others in the community and wear a mask. Masks will not be available on-site so students and families should be prepared to have their own.
  • Each student is allowed ONE (1) guest to accompany them into the building to assist with moving out.
  • Only one (1) family per elevator at a time. Students using the stairwells should adhere to the 6 feet of physical distance from others as best as possible.
  • Custodial staff will be available throughout the process to wipe common area spaces and elevators. This may cause some delays.
  • Signs will be placed on the floors to show families and students how far they can be from one another, including the security stations.

Arriving to Campus

When students arrive on campus, they must stop by the security desk of their residence hall or apartment to check-in. Please pick up a return key envelope and instructions near the security stations.

Building access will be turned on via the student’s J-Card at the designated appointment time. Guest or family member planning to enter the building to assist the student will need to check in with the security officer and receive a move-out sticker.

Staff members will be available to answer questions from 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday at 410-516-7960 or housing@jhu.edu. For safety reasons, please only call or email the Housing Office while on campus.

Moving Bins/Supplies

A limited number of bins will be available in the Blue jay Lounge and the Wolman MPR. Only one (1) bin will be allowed per family. Students must to return bins when their move out is complete. Custodial staff will continuously wipe down the bins.

Boxes and tape will be available for students in outside the AMR II and Wolman mailrooms and the Charles Commons MPR while supplies last.

Returning Keys

Students must fully and legibly complete the information on the return key envelope located near each security station. Once their belongings are moved out and the space is empty, students should lock the door and place their key in the completed return key envelope and SEAL. Students should drop their return-key envelope in the key drop-off box closest to their building. Key drop boxes are located in AMR II outside the mailroom, the lobby of Wolman and behind the security desk in Charles Commons.

If keys are not returned, the student will be charged a lock change fee of $125 for room keys and $15 for mailbox keys.

Before departing campus, please complete this form to let us know you have vacated your space. Signs will also be posted with a QR code for this form.

Bradford and Homewood Residents

At this time, Bradford and Homewood apartment buildings are still closed. However, students interested in moving out are able to do so by scheduling an appointment through the student housing portal. For information regarding a housing credit, students should contact the Housing Office at housing@jhu.edu.

Students not able to return to campus

For students unable to return to campus to move-out, we will hire professional movers to pack their belongings and store them until they are able to return to retrieve them.

Students not able to return must contact the Housing Office no later than Monday, June 1st to confirm their plans.

Students will be required to mail their keys to the Housing Office (certified/receipt mail is recommended) postmarked no later than Monday, June 1st. If keys are not returned, the student will be charged a lock change fee of $125 for the room key and $15 for the mailbox key.

Parking

Limited street parking will be available near all residence halls and apartments. Campus garages and visitor parking will be open and available at a cost. Please pay close attention to ALL street and campus parking signage.

Large moving trucks such as U-Hauls will not be permitted on campus.

Please move vehicles quickly after move out.