Housing & Residence Life

UNCW Move-Out Information

Closing Check-out Information

As we approach the end of the academic year, we applaud each resident for showing extraordinary determination and perseverance in the face of the challenge and difficulty we experienced this year. Here you will find information that will help you have a successful check-out and departure from UNCW. If you have specific questions, please outreach to your Residence Coordinator (RC).

Check-Out Timeline and Process

Residents should move out of their room/suite/apartment no later than 24 hours after your last final. Residents will receive detailed information from their RC via email regarding specifics as to how successfully sign up for a check out time with your Resident Assistant or complete an Express Checkout.

General Timeline

May 2: Last Day of Class

May 3: Reading Day

May 4: First Day of Finals  

May 6 at 12pm Noon: Deadline for residents to request Late Stay or Transition Housing

“Late Stay” requests are for any student needing to remain in the residence hall between May 13 – 15th for extenuating circumstances such as Graduation and other university-sponsored activities, on-campus employment, and travel.  Please note all students approved for a Late Stay must check out by 10AM on Sunday, May 15th.  Please see instructions below.   

“Transition Housing” requests are for any student who will be living on-campus during summer term I.  These students may request temporary housing to bridge their spring and summer I housing agreement. 

May 10: Last Day of Finals

May 13 at 3pm: All On-campus Housing Closes for the summer

May 13 & 14: Commencement

May 15 at 10am: All Late Stay residents much check out of the residence halls.

General Tips

  • Students must check out and leave their room/suite/apartment in the condition it presented upon Move In.
  • All personal items must be removed from the student's space in order to check out.
  • All furniture should be returned to its original place. 
  • Students who have rented a MicroFridge should contact Standard for Living This can be done on their website or by calling 1-800-525-7307.
  • Any spaces containing damages, missing items, personal belongings, trash or that requires excessive cleaning may result in charges to the student's account
  • Keys need to be returned to the front desk to avoid any additional charges or fees


Late Stay Requests

If you have an extenuating need for housing past the check-out deadline, please complete the Late Stay Request Form.  The RC will review requests within 2-3 business days and communicate an approval or denial.  Residents graduating or assisting with graduation will be automatically approved but still need to make a formal request.  

Summer/Intern Housing 

If you plan to take courses this summer, know that we can accommodate you in Seahawk Crossing with Summer/Intern Housing. Note: There is a gap between spring and summer housing, but we can provide transition housing. Simply request it using the Spring to Summer Transition Request Form. You can access this form via your RC.

If you have another reason for staying on campus you may be eligible through Summer Intern Housing. Summer Intern Housing is available through Conferences, Events, & Reservations.  To qualify for summer intern housing, students must either hold an internship opportunity, on/off campus employment, student involvement experience or educational opportunity within the Wilmington area.   For more information and to apply for summer intern housing, please click here.  For questions in regards to summer intern housing, please contact Conferences, Events & Reservations directly at clconferences@uncw.edu or 910.962.4150.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I have help moving out? During the move-out process you can have up to two non-resident guests assisting you with moving out.
  • Will moving bins be available? Each area will have moving bins available at their Area’s Front desk. If one is not available, consider waiting for one to be returned. If you are using one, move your items and return the bin quickly so others can use it.
  • What do I do with my staff I do not want/need? All personal belongings must be out of your space when you depart. Recycling and trash should be taken out to their respective locations. Please do not drop items around/outside the dumpster or leave them in the hallway/building. If a dumpster is full, find the next closest one and let us know. If you have gently used clothing or non-perishable food items, consider donating it through the Closet Clean-Out program.