Move Out

Important Fall 2020 Move Out Information

Lara Dada and her family walking past Mass Hall in August 2020


Students approved for fall extension will remain in their current room until Sunday, December 20 at noon when they will be required to move to their winter housing assignment location.  The winter housing assignment location will be sent to students by email before the move out date.

Storage and Shipping Information

Take all of your belongings with you. Storage is not available on campus. If you choose, you can make storage/shipping arrangements with outside vendors. Harvard does not promote specific companies, but we have listed a few companies below which you can use independently:

Move Out Checklist

Mail forwarding

  • Before leaving campus, set up mail forwarding and clear out your current mailbox
  • Pick up all packages
  • Update your "ship to address" when purchasing future items to avoid using your current College address

Pack before move out day

  • One helper may assist you / carry items out of the building, but they may not help you pack
  • Your helper must wear a mask, and is limited to 15 minutes inside the building

Prepare your room

  • Remove all trash from your room and leave your room in broom-swept or vacuumed condition
  • Ensure your en-suite or hallway bathroom is cleaned
  • Empty and clean your MicroFridge, but leave it plugged in
  • Unplug your HEPA filter
  • Close and lock your windows
  • Turn down your heat/thermostat

Return your room key

  • Check your mailbox on Wednesday, 11/18, for a key return envelope
  • A fee of $50 will be charged if you do not return your key
  • Students living in the Houses should return their key to their House Building Manager's office, except for students living in Leverett House who should return their key to their mailbox
  • Students living in the Yard:
    • If you are leaving prior to Saturday, 11/21, or outside the hours of 9am-5pm, drop off your key at YardOps in the Weld Hall basement
    • If you are leaving on Saturday, 11/21, or Sunday, 11/22, 9am-5pm, return your key to the dropbox in the Weld Hall lobby

Check out online 

  • Visit the residential portal, select the Fall 2020 move-out form under "housing forms", and click apply/continue to let us know that you have moved out
  • If you have already left campus, submit the form as soon as possible

Guests on campus

  • All campus visitors must wear masks
  • One helper may assist you move items out of your building, but they may not help you pack, and are limited to 15 minutes inside the building
  • Other guests on campus must remain in their vehicle or outdoors, so please plan accordingly

Yard access

  • Refer to the Yard gate schedule for times when the Johnston and Widener gates will be open for vehicles to drive into the Yard

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