Eastman Campus – Student Living Center Check-Out (May 7 – May 17, 2021)

April 16, 2021

Important Dates:

  • Last day of classes, Friday, May 7th
  • Final exams, Monday, May 10-Saturday, May 15th
  • ESM Student Living Center closes, Monday, May 17th at noon
  • Undergraduate ESM Commencement, May 23rd

According to the Residential Life and Housing Services contract:

You may occupy your assigned room in the residence hall while fall and spring academic terms are in session. (…)  Your right to room occupancy ends 48 hours after your last spring term final examination. Extensions must be approved by your ESM Office for Residential Life*. Graduating seniors may remain until noon Monday, May 24, 2021.

*Students with an active Summer 2021 housing contract may remain in their current room until their summer room is available for occupancy.  You will receive this information from the summer housing program.

*Students working on campus for a University of Rochester department or program (such as Event and Classroom Management, Wilson Commons Student Activities, Athletics, Dining Services or other programs supporting Commencement) may stay through residence hall closing on Monday, May 24, at noon.  Residential Life must receive a roster of these student employees directly from the department or program that employs the students.

How to vacate your residence hall at the end of the term

Read and follow all specific instructions that you receive from your Resident Advisor/Office for Residential Life.

  • Students have 48 hours from the end of their last final exam to vacate their room.  
  • Students who are not graduating and do not have a summer housing assignment must vacate the Student Living Center by noon, Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Students who are graduating may remain until noon, Monday May 24, 2021.
  • Students with an active summer housing contract may remain in their current room until they receive instructions to relocate to the summer room assignment.

When you are ready to leave, please pack all of your belongings, remove all trash and put it into the appropriate trash room or dumpster.  There is no on-campus storage available for student belongings

Do not leave any personal belongings in your room, whether or not you believe some future resident may like to have these.  Anything left behind is considered abandoned property and you will be charged for its removal.

Similar to move-in in August and January, students may have one family member assist them with moving out.  If more than one family member comes to campus, the others must remain outdoors, with the vehicle.

Students and family members are expected to maintain social distancing and wear a mask at all times while on campus. Family members will not be required to show proof of testing or vaccination.

During Commencement weekend, all ceremonies are restricted to graduating seniors and participating staff members only.  Family members may not attend commencement ceremonies. The campus remains closed to visitors.  Family members who are assisting with move-out may only be in the area of the residence hall that the student is moving out of.

Once you have cleared your room of all personal belongings and trash, you must check out by leaving your keys in the appropriate location:

All check-outs are “Express” meaning that you will leave your key(s) in a labeled envelope and deposit the envelope in the location designated by the Office for Residential Life.

  • Student Living Center (Eastman Campus):
    • SLC Front Desk in the Lobby or Office of Student Affairs, Suite 103

If you have any questions about moving out of your room, please contact Office for Residential Life at 585-274-1106.

A note on testing:  The University will not require departing students to have a COVID-19 test.  Any students who are interested in receiving a COVID test prior to their departure should contact University Health Service at 585-275-2662 for information regarding testing appointments and availability.  If you are required to provide a negative test at your next destination, please have specific testing requirement information when you contact UHS so that they know what type of test you will need.

Robert E. Bones, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
University of Rochester – Eastman School of Music
100 Gibbs Street, Rochester, NY 14605
Office: 585.274.1106 I Fax: 585.274.1175