End of Year - Check-out Info

2024 Check-Out Information!


  • When you check-out, your room or apartment should be clean and empty.  No items should be in the hallway.  See your check-out doortag for specific instructions of what to do to prepare for check-out.
  • Unless you are a graduating senior, you are expected to move out 24 hours after your last final or by 5pm on Thursday (if you have a Thursday evening in-person final, request Extended Stay). All campus residences close at 5pm Thursday for anyone not graduating or pre-approved for Extended Stay.  If there is a legitimate reason you need to stay beyond 5pm Thursday, please fill out an Extended Stay Form.
  • Guests - Students may have non-campus guests help them move off of campus. These guests may enter the residential space, but should minimize their time in the campus residence as much as possible.
  • CHECK-OUT SCHEDULE – Schedule a check-out time with Residence Life staff by noon on Thursday, May 2nd! You should plan to check out during your one hour time slot. Failure to sign up for a check-out time will result in a $10/day fine. If you need to check out on Saturday or Sunday before finals week contact your RA and your RD. Available times to sign up are every 45 minutes on the hour as follows:
    • Monday, May 6: 3 pm - 4:45 pm
    • Tuesday, May 7: 3 pm  - 4:45 pm
    • Wednesday, May 8: 10am-11:45am, 1 pm - 4:45 pm, and 6 pm -7:45 pm
    • Thursday, May 9: 10am - 11:45 pm and 1 pm - 4:45 pm
    • *Residence Halls close at 5pm on Thursday (10am on Sunday for graduated seniors & approved extended stay)*
    • Information for checkouts on graduation weekend.
  • Using the link
    • Sign up for an appointment by May 2nd. We need to know move out schedules to properly staff the timeslots. Late signups will be charged a $10 fine per day.
    • If you are signing up at the same time as your roommate for regular time check out, you may sign up together. If you are approved for extended stay, you can only sign up yourself.
    • After signing up you will receive a confirmation email. To change your appointment you'll need to cancel and then re-sign up.
    • You can make a change to your check-out time until May 8th. Please give 24 hours for this change so we can accomodate any staffing needs.
    • THREE Steps for Check-Out –
      1. Sign-up for a check-out time by 12 pm noon on Thursday, May 2nd.
      2. Complete all tasks on the check-out checklist posted on your door.
      3. Complete your check-out with Residence Life staff. Turn in any work study keys to key mailboxes.
    • Central check out and work study key box locations will be in the following locations:
      1. Fishbowl:  Hess, Grantham, Miller, Smith, Fry
      2. Naugle: Naugle, Kelly
      3. Mountain View Bridge Lounge (by windows):  Bittner, Mt. View, Sollenberger
      4. Witmer: Witmer, Mellinger
      5. Special Interest Houses: Call the SIH RA on clock number 717-796-4172 (give 15 minutes to arrive); return key to the Residence Life Office 166 in Eisenhower.


  • A member of Residence Life staff will go over your RCI/ACI/HCI at the time of your check-out.
  • Any damages not previously listed on the RCI/ACI/HCI will be subject to fines.
  • After all occupants have moved out, the RD will do a final inspection.  If the room/apartment does not pass final inspection and/or the resident(s) has (have) not completely followed the check-out procedures, the RD will assess any charges.  All billing notifications will be sent to your Messiah email account from the Office of Residence Life and charges will appear on your billing statement from the Business Office.