Move Out and Closing Information

How to Check Out of Campus Housing

Spring Closing

  • Residential Spaces will close for all graduating students on Sunday May 12th, 2024 at 10:00am.
    • All Seniors must be out on Sunday May 12th at 10:00am.
    • Only exceptions given to seniors for late stay are for those who are approved for post season athletic competitions, approved for summer work (see summer housing), or finalizing summer academic requirements (see summer housing).
    • All other students will be required to depart as moveout has been pushed back for this academic year to accommodate leave from campus.

What to Expect:

  • All students will attend a closing hall meeting in April.
    • Resident Assistants will communicate the date for the floor or building.
  • Schedule a time with your Resident Assistant by May 1st, 2024. Your checkout time should be within 24 hours of your last exam and no later than Wednesday May 8th at 10:00am if your final exams end on Tuesday, May 7th.
    • During the scheduled check out time, you will walk through your room with your RA to document any differences between the state of the room at check in and check out.
    • Failure to check out properly can result in the inability to appeal damage charges after checkout.
    • Return hard keys. If you live in a place that has hard keys please return those to the Residence Life Office (Suite 261 in Lowry). Please remember that the key replacement charge is approximately $150 per key.
    • NOTICE: Students who not do not follow the checkout process or stay past the posted time of move-out may be assessed a $100 late check-out fee.

How do I checkout?

  • Remove all items from the room.
  • Remove all personal belongings from common areas.
  • CLEAN—the room/house must be in the condition it was at moved in. 
    – Wipe off desks, dressers, tables, countertops, and vanities using soap and water or sanitation wipes.
    – Empty and wipe out all drawers.
    – Empty all trash cans and recycling bins.
    – Take all trash and place in the dumpster located closest to your Residence Hall or House. Place all recycling in the appropriate bins.
    – Remove all posters, tape, and decorations, including anything on windows.
  • Un-bunk or un-loft beds and un-stack all furniture.  If you have an adjustable bed, the top hook of the bed frame should be set on the 5th rung from the bottom. Beds that are left un-lofted will be subject to a $25 charge. If you need assistance, contact a Residence Life staff member.
  • DO NOT repair any damages to College property—this must be done by the Service Center staff. You may submit your work request at the TMA Website:
  • Resolve any damage issues between roommates.
    • Individual(s) must accept responsibility during their checkout. If no one is willing to claim responsibility, they may be found responsible via a judicial hearing. All persons in the living environment will be held responsible. Individuals can claim responsibility for damages by emailing Residence Life from their email.
  • Check out – see checkout information below.
  • Turn in your assigned hard key(s) to the Residence Life Staff checking you out. If you forget to return your key, please return to the Residence Life Office, 1189 Beall Ave, Wooster, OH 44691.
    • If a student does not return their key, they will be charged $150 to replace both the key(s) for that lock and the core. 

Quiet Hours

24-hour quiet hours are in effect from Tuesday, April 30th at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. to ensure a quiet study and sleeping environments for all residents. During 24-hour quiet hours, no noise should be heard outside of a resident’s room suite, or apartment. Residents should be considerate of neighbors and keep in mind any noise that may be created by disassembling bunked/lofted beds and packing/moving belongings. These actions are permitted under the provision that they are done quietly and do not cause a disruption to the community.

We ask students to contact any Residence Life staff member for assistance with quiet hours violations, which may be documented through an incident report. Additionally, if the resident violating this process has completed all final exams, they may be asked to leave the community.

Regular quiet hour policies resume on Wed., May 8 at 10 a.m.


This very popular program allows you to donate items to Goodwill at the end of the Spring Semester. Donation bins will be located near each community to deposit gently used clothing, appliances, furniture. The dates for donations will be April 29 – May 8, 2024. Please deposit clean, gently used clothes and household items in designated areas near your community. More information will be communicated via email starting in April.

Trash & Recycling

Trash & recycling should be taken out of your space before checking out. All items should be placed inside (not next to) recycling bins or trash dumpsters. Thank you for cleaning out the recycling bins provided to you by Housing and returning them to your space.


Take your bicycle home! Abandoned bikes will be impounded and recycled 2 weeks from the date they are deemed abandoned.

Parking Information

Campus Safety requires you to have an active pass on your vehicle during the academic year. Please note that you must have your car registered to be on campus over winter break. While parking lots are monitored, the College of Wooster is not liable for damaged items as a result of leaving a vehicle over break. Be sure to lock your vehicle; no valuables should be left inside, visible or hidden.


The College of Wooster Post Office will provide USPS mail forwarding as a courtesy for all first class domestic mail. First class USPS mail, presorted first class mail and periodicals are forward-able. All packages from non-USPS carriers are refused if a student is not on campus. Please email if you would like your mail forwarded. 

Sustainability Tips

  • Consider carpooling to the airport or using other forms of sustainable travel.
  • Do you have items that you no longer need or want, but that are in good condition? Please drop off any donation items at local Goodwill.

Transportation to Airport

Quality Shuttle Services
Phone: 888-477-8254
Call for current rates to: Cleveland and Akron/Canton Airports
All major credit cards accepted

Wooster Hospitality Transit
Phone: 330-601-1616

Wooster Express (local)
Phone: 330-202-9000
Call for current rates; Discount for CoW students

Miller Cab (local)
Phone: 330-262-8294 
Call for current rates to: Cleveland Airport, Akron/Canton Airport

First Class Limos, Inc.
Phone: 1-888-51-LIMOS (54667)
Call for current rates to: Cleveland, Akron, Columbus

Baron’s Bus Lines
Phone: 888-378-3823 or 216-337-7047

Jim Fraley
Phone: 330-466-2810
Call for current rates. CASH ONLY

Fall Semester Closing

More information will be sent via Wooster email

Requirements for Winter Break Closing

  • Remove items from floor(s).
  • Clean and vacuum/sweep their entire room/house/apartment.
  • Clean dishes, etc. (dirty items should not be left in sinks).
  • Remove personal items from common areas and bathrooms. Items left in these spaces may be disposed of over break.
  • Clean out refrigerator/freezer items that could go bad over break.
  • Remove all trash and recycling to designated areas.
  • Unplug all electronic devices (except fridges).
  • Please take home pets, food, chargers, and any important documents needed for travel. 
  • If your thermostat is adjustable, please set to 65° F.
  • Lock windows, close blinds, turn off all lights.
  • Close and lock door on the way out.

Wooster Facilities and Residence Life staff will enter your room/house/apartment over the break period to complete inspections. Inspections are for the purpose of assessing the current condition of the space and/or to ensure that checkout instructions were followed for the break period.


If you have questions about Winter Break closing, please call (330-263-2498) or email the Residence Life Office. Good luck on your final exams!