2017 Spring Move-Out

Please review all information posted in order to successfully move out of your room:

Move-Out Dates
How To Checkout
Storage Options
Alumni Weekend
Summer Housing
Summer Sublets
Returning College Property
Room Cleaning Instructions
Fall Move-In

Move-Out Dates

Seniors (Class of 2017): Your move out is Monday, May 22 @ 9am. Most seniors will move out on Sunday, May 21 after commencement.


What do you need to do in order to officially "move-out"? You need to:

  1. COMPLETELY clean out your room (this does not mean putting things you do not want into your hallway to be abandoned--this will result in a fine)
  2. All furniture that belongs in the room needs to be in the room
  3. Remove any trash and place in the appropriate location (do NOT leave trash in your room, take to the appropriate common trash receptacles in your building--this will result in a fine)
  4. Take all Worthmore donations to the appropriate location (do not leave it in your room or in the hallway--this will result in a fine)
  5. Sweep out or vacuum your floor
  6. Double-check your closet to make sure nothing is forgotten (it happens!)
  7. DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN YOUR ROOM!  This will result in a fine.
  8. Move out of your room and bring your Dorm Key to the Dorm Checkout Station in your community 

Your room should be returned to a clean condition. This means that all original furniture should be in the room and accounted for. Remove all trash and trash-bags before you leave. LOCK YOUR DOOR...do not leave your room unlocked when you leave.

BOOKCASES: If you moved your bookcase (the regular bookcase and not the desk hutches) please place these items back on the floor. EVS staff should not be expected to move furniture after move-out, so please help us with this small item.***


This year's checkout process is NEW, and should be more convenient for students.  Do not return your key to Key Central!  All students will need to plan to checkout in-person at a designated DORM CHECKOUT STATION.  You can go to the DORM CHECKOUT STATION closest to you, or any other station that is most convenient to you.  At the DORM CHECKOUT STATION, bring your room key (not mailbox key) to checkout at the following locations:

Alice Paul, David Kemp, Worth, Lodges, Mertz, and Willets:
Dorm Checkout Station is in Willets 016 (lower level) at RCC Shamin Mason's Office
RCC Contact Information: Shamin "Mason" Mason

Mary Lyons, Palmer, Pittenger, Roberts, Strath Haven, Parrish, Woolman, Kyle
Dorm Checkout Station is in Office of Student Engagement, Parrish LL76
RCC Contact Information: Asraa Jaber

Dana, Hallowell, Danawell, Wharton
Dorm Checkout Station is in Danawell 120 at RCC Sarah Foster's Office
RCC Contact Information: Sarah Foster

Checkout Instructions:

You MUST go to a designated Dorm Checkout Station to fill out a check out form, place your room key in an envelope, staple your key envelope to your checkout form, and slide it underneath the RCC office door OR Office of Student Engagement.  Additionally, you will need to email your RCC stating that you've checked out.  our email to the RCC serves as a receipt that you dropped off your key and properly checked out.  Failure to follow these steps will result in an improper checkout fine.  

Print the Room Checkout Form

For your convenience, the Room Checkout Form is available here for you to print.  Additionally, these forms are available at each of the Room Checkout Stations when you check out.

 Storage Options (more detailed information located on Storage Page)


Consider taking all of your stuff home. It is wise to take as many things home that you do not need at College.

Option 2: Donate to Worthmore (formerly Trash2Treasures):

Most residence halls will have lounges designated to collect items that students do not want to keep or store over the Summer.  More information on Worthmore can be located here.

Option 3: Ultimate College Storage:

Swarthmore College works closely with Ultimate College Storage, a premier student storage option through the UPS Store, to assist students with all of their storage needs.  You coordinate a time in which they will pickup and store your items, and when you return in the Fall (or Spring if you plan to study abroad), they will drop off your items to your dorm doorstep!  They can also store items over Fall semester for students studying abroad.  Ultimate College Storage also assists with shipping and holding items.  Please visit the Ultimate College Storage Website to register, or call (484) 222-6102 for more information.  Once registered, you can come to the Office of Student Engagement during college business hours to receive your free boxes and tape.

20% Early Bird Rate ends on May 1.  After May 1, all Swarthmore students will receive a 10% discount off storage services.


Secure Storage is EXTREMELY LIMITED and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Students who have priority for Secure Storage fall into the following categories: 1st Priority: International Students, 2nd Priority: Students who self-identify as "low-income".  Students who do not fall into these categories should plan an alternative storage solution such as Ultimate College Storage, in order to allow international and self-identified "low-income" students to utilize this space.  

Students must pre-register their request for storage. Students who are approved may store up to three boxes in Old Tarble Secure Storage during the summer terms. Secure Storage is only open during limited days/times in both the Spring and Fall Semesters. Please do not store anything valuable (you should take any item with significant value home with you). Please do not store anything that you will absolutely need your first week in the Fall (such as bedding or pillows) as Secure Storage will only be open on a limited basis in the Fall (and may not be open the day or first few days you return). If you are an early return, please plan wisely. Students may store up to 3 regular size boxes, but may not store: furniture, musical instruments, area rugs, bicycles, fridges, or assembled floor lamps. Each box must be secured and labeled with your name and class year. Secure Storage is available as long as the storage rooms have remaining space. Students should store their items as early as possible, and not wait until the last minute.

Please note that while SECURE STORAGE is currently located in Old Tarble, the College may decide to move this space in the future, and items stored in Old Tarble may be relocated to another on-campus location.  

If you qualify and are interested in Secure Storage, please visit the STORAGE WEBSITE where you will find the reservation request form, as well as see the dates and times it is available.


If you have been hired to work for Alumni Weekend, please note that housing will be arranged through that office. 


As a reminder, no seniors are eligible for Summer Housing.


Please remember that if you are subletting an apartment in Swarthmore Borough, we are not able to provide interim housing. 


If you have anything in your possession that belongs to the College, please take a moment to return to the appropriate College office. All keys MUST be returned to Key Central to avoid being charged. If you have anything from Sharples in your room (plates, cups, cutlery) please return to Sharples before you leave. DO NOT place items in your dorm kitchen and do not place in the Worthmore donation bins...to help keep costs down these need to be returned directly to Sharples before you leave. If you have borrowed anything that belongs to the Office of Student Engagement (board games, art supplies, recreational equipment), please return to the OSE (Parrish LL76 or outside of the office if closed). If you notice anything in your dorm lounge that looks like it belongs to the college, please return it on behalf of your floor. Library books and equipment belonging to the Media Center or your academic department also needs to be returned.


Please contact your RCC with any questions related to move out:

Willets, Mertz, Parrish, Woolman, Kyle: Shamin "Mason" Mason

Alice Paul, David Kemp, Worth, Palmer, Pittenger, Roberts, Mary Lyons: Asraa Jaber

Dana, Hallowell, Danawell, Strath Haven: Sarah Foster