Housing & Real Estate Services notify undergraduates of the spring move-out process

April 5, 2021

Dear Students,

As we approach the end of the academic year, we want to provide you with information about the move-out period.  This email contains important move-out information so please read carefully.

The Move-Out Sign up website is now live. Consistent with the public health guidance that directed the spring move-in, the University encourages non-seniors to move out as early as they feasibly can in order to facilitate a phased, socially-distant move out. The website indicates move-out dates/times beginning on Wednesday, April 28 through 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 from which students can select. Note that move-out limits per day will be set for the final exam period - May 6 through May 15. 

You must complete your move out no later than 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 unless you are a senior. All students must completely vacate their rooms by the times indicated above as prox cards will be deactivated and access to rooms and buildings will not be permitted after those times. Seniors are approved to remain on campus for the Commencement ceremony. Seniors will be able to sign up for move outs during Sunday, May 16- Wednesday, May 19.

Moving and Storage Options

Four options for student move out are indicated below. The special moving/storage/shipping arrangements are specific to this spring’s move out efforts and may not be continued in the future.

  1. Self-move. Similar to spring 2021 move-in, students are able to move themselves out, or with the help of one assistant. Once the assistant has finished helping with move-out, they will need to leave campus and will not be permitted to attend any on-campus events with the student or to return to campus on another day. A student’s move-out assistant must wear a face covering, in accordance with the University’s Face Coverings Policy.
     
  2. In-room Service. Students may use the sole University-approved external storage vendor, Campus Storage, for their storage and shipping needs. Note that Campus Storage provides packing supplies as part of their moving/storage/shipping services. Students will pack and label their belongings intended for summer storage or shipping, and leave them in their room. After students have left campus for summer recess, Campus Storage will retrieve all student property from the dormitories. Campus Storage will either store each item for the duration of summer or ship, as directed by the student. Campus Storage will then return students’ stored belongings into their fall housing assignment, prior to move-in. With this option, students may choose to apply their moving/storage/shipping fees to their student account.
     
  3. Drop-off Service. Available at a discounted rate, students pack and label their belongings intended for summer storage or shipping, and bring them to Dillon Gym. Items must be dropped off to Court 4 of Dillon Gym using the Tower Door Entrance between April 28 and May 15 (May 17 for seniors). Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 11:00pm. After students have left campus for summer recess, Campus Storage will retrieve these items for storage or shipping, as directed by the student. Note that Campus Storage provides packing supplies as part of their moving/storage/shipping services. Students will then collect their stored belongings from a central on campus distribution site as part of fall 2021 move-in. With this option, students may choose to apply their moving/storage/shipping fees to their student account.
     
  4. Combination. A combination of options 1, 2, and 3. Under Option 4, students have the choice to move some of their belongings, while storing or shipping other items, either in-room or as a drop-off service, with the sole University-approved vendor, Campus Storage.

Note that students may only contract moving/storage services through Campus Storage, which is the exclusive University-approved vendor for 2021. No other service providers will be permitted on campus. This approach eliminates access into the occupied dorms by vendors who have not agreed to the University’s conditions for providing moving/storage services. As such, students may not use an alternative vendor to serve as their move-out assistant.

Sustainability Efforts

As in years past, the Office of Sustainability will coordinate with campus partners and students to collect unwanted, reusable materials during move out.  More information on the accepted donations and the donation sites will be shared in the coming weeks.

We thank you again for your perseverance through the end of the semester.  We hope that the move-out options presented will enable this spring’s move-out to be a safe and healthy one for all.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or email askhousing@princeton.edu.