Hall closing

CUW student residents, be sure to follow these helpful tips when checking out of the residence hall for the school year. Instructions are below. You can also print out a moving-out checklist.

All residents must check out within 24 hours of their last final exam, or by 5:00 pm on Friday, whichever comes first. Halls close at 5:00 pm on the Friday of exam week.

Continuous quiet hours

To promote an academic-focused environment, continuous quiet hours will be in effect during finals week. Quiet hours are 22 hours per day.

During continuous quiet hours please do not make any excessive noises during moving (i.e., do not vacuum or hammer).  The daily relaxed periods (set by RHA) when the noise level may increase—although courtesy hours still apply—will be 6-8 pm

Preparing your room for checkout

  • Sign up for a checkout time with your RA at least 24 hours in advance
  • Complete all items on the checkout list outside your door
  • Remove all your belongings and clean the room well
  • Un-bunk/Un-loft beds. Return loft pieces to designated spot
  • Turn in room key to RA at time of checkout
  • Reminder: The hallway outside your room must be clear of trash and personal belongings

Abandoned property and confiscated items

Items left after the student leaves the hall are considered abandoned property. Items will be disposed of after five business days if no contact is made or an appointment is missed.  Students who abandon property and cause the University additional labor to deal with the property may incur charges.

Returning lofting pieces

Certain residence halls require the lofting pieces to be returned.

If you live in: Return to:
Coburg CO 017
Regents RE 018
Wartburg WA 024
Katharine CO 017
Augsburg CO 017
Wittenberg WI Storage

*Chemnitz do NOT have to return lofts

Express checkout

If you would like to leave at your leisure, without signing up with your RA, you must:
  1. Remove all personal items from your room/suite
  2. Complete all items on the checkout list outside your door
  3. Go to your designated Express Checkout Station
  4. Fill out a checkout envelope; do NOT leave any fields blank
  5. Place the key inside the envelope. Be sure to seal the envelope
  6. Drop the completed key envelope in the drop box in your hall

Note: Students who opt for Express Checkout forfeit the chance to appeal damage charges.

Express checkout box locations

Augsburg residents: Outside Augsburg 1st Floor Entrance
Katharine residents: Inside Katharine Lounge
Coburg residents: Coburg 1st Floor Main Lobby
Chemnitz residents: 1st Floor Across from Elevators
Regents residents: 1st Floor Lobby near Women’s Hallway
Wartburg residents: Inside 1st Floor Lounge
Heidelberg residents: Inside 1st Floor Lounge
Wittenberg residents: Main Lobby Outside RD Office

Additional room charges

There may be additional $50 charges for the following:
  • If you do not check out properly
  • If you are not ready at your scheduled check-out time
  • If you do not sign up for a time (Does not apply to those who use Express Checkout)
  • Any lost or unreturned key
  • Any sets of lofting equipment not returned properly

Possible room charges

Each room will be inspected by student and professional staff members for damages and cleaning charges. If damages or cleaning issues are found, a fee will be assessed and added to your student account.  All damages will be split equally between roommates and/or suitemates, unless responsibility for the damage is claimed.

Summer storage options

There is NO summer storage provided on campus. You are advised to check with storage rental facilities in the area.