We hope you had a great year and wish you all the best! Below is a list to help make your move out easy and stress free. Give yourself enough time so that you aren't rushing.
MOVE OUT QUICK GUIDE
Give your new mailing address to family, SFU, & creditors. buy mail forwarding from the post office in the Shell House basement
Make your travel and storage arrangements accordingly
Make Sure You...
- Clean your room & make sure it’s damage-free
- Lock your room door(s) and window(s)
- Hand in your keys & make sure to get yourself a key receipt (or drop keys in the after-hours key drop box at the office)
- *If you are remaining in the same room for the next term, you should NOT return your keys
- Click Here to Find out more information on other things to know
Garbage and Recycling. Avoid the Charges
- ALL perishable foods MUST be taken with you or thrown out. ALL non-perishable foods must be taken with you or given to friends/foodbank - DO NOT leave these items in common areas. Here's some links to help:
- Ensure your room and shared space (if living in Townhouses) is free and clear of garbage. Anything left behind could result in a charge to you.
- Map of garbage, recycling & donation bins
- Zero-Waste Information & Instructions
Return Your Keys. Avoid the lock change charge of $155.00!
If you are moving out of residence or if you are moving to a different room in residence:
Once you’re satisfied that you’ve removed all your belongings, cleaned your room/apartment/suite, cleaned your fridge and locked your door, you need to drop your keys off with one of the front desk staff in the Residence Office.
RETURNING YOUR KEYS
- Please place your keys in an envelope with your name, building/room number, and your student I.D. (key envelopes are avaialble at the front desk)
- You can either personally hand your keys to a staff member in the Residence and Housing Office and ask for a receipt, OR, drop your keys in the after hours drop box (no receipt), located beside the office entry.
- Keep the receipt as proof of return. If you are charged for non-return of keys, and cannot produce a receipt verifying return, you will be responsible for paying the $155.00 lock change fee
DOING A ROOM SWITCH?
- Keys are due by 5:00pm on the day that you switch rooms.
DO NOT RETURN YOUR KEYS IF....
- You are remaining in the SAME room for the next term.
Moving out of Townhouses?
Check out this great '5 Step' video created by a few of your Townhouse CAs, which should help make your move-out go smoothly!
Please note that absolutely no storage of other students' belongings (students not assigned to your Townhouse) is allowed in the Townhouses during the Summer Term. If a townhouse unit is found in violation of this policy, all residents who are 'in-room' during the Summer Term will be charged the appropriate storage and/or cleaning fees.
- Please leave all Shaw equipment in your room when you leave. This includes the modem, remote control, and all cords.
- Please note that the replacement charge for these missing items is up to $300
- Update your correspondents with your new mailing address
- Complete the "Mail Forwarding" Form here and take your completed form, along with enough stamps to have your mail forwarded once a week for four weeks, to the Residence Mail room, located in Shell House by August 4.
- Please note that mail will not be held for pick up. At the end of the four weeks, any mail we receive for you will be returned to sender. Any leftover stamps will be returned to you.
- Please make sure that any maintenence issues with your unit/room are reported to our Residence Facilities team (via a maintenence request through the Housing Portal) BEFORE you move out.
- This will help ensure that you do not get falsely charged for any room damage after we conduct a room inspection.
Got extra items you want to donate?
Developmental Disabilities Association will have extra trucks to pick up items in the Townhouse area (by the recycling area near Kitimat House) if you want to donate during.
You can donate clothing items and non-breakable housewares such as sporting gear and electronics. For a complete list of items that you can donate, please see their website at: http://www.develop.bc.ca/