line of cars at move-out

Move Out Information

AS THE ACADEMIC YEAR is coming to a close, we would like to provide you with information about the closing of the residence halls and apartments so that you will know what to expect as you prepare for check out. We highly recommend that you check your Finals Schedule and arrange to move out as soon as you are done with your last final. We have heard from residents and their families that students who move-out shortly after their last final are less stressed. Checking out earlier in the week also helps you avoid weekend traffic and parking congestion from Commencement Services, waiting on staff to complete the room inspection, and other miscellaneous delays. Seniors in the residence halls that are graduating will need to make arrangements with their Resident Director for extended move-out.

Move-out Tips

  • Start packing as soon as possible
  • Order packing boxes & supplies now
  • If you are going home at any time before the end of the school year (Memorial Day Weekend, etc.) start taking items with you
  • If family members come visit you, send things home early with them
  • See below for more tips to achieving a zero waste move out 

Move-out Guides

Important Details

  • ALL Residence Halls (including front desks) close Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00am.
  • The last meal scheduled at the dining commons is dinner on Friday, June 15.
  • You will need to sign up for a check out time at your Front Desk starting May 26. Please be aware that the morning of Saturday, June 16 check out times are predominately reserved for residents with verifiable final exams on Friday, June 15.
    • Late checkouts cannot be accommodated. Upon approval from Resident Director, graduating students can stay until Sunday, June 17.

Furniture Arrangement & De-lofting Guidelines


  • You are required to have a valid parking permit during move-out or you run the risk of getting a citation. Transportation & Parking Services has created a special Move-out Parking Permit for the residence halls on East Campus. Move-out permits are available for purchase from the parking machines in lot 4, 5, 6 and 9. Traditionally, Channel Islands Road is rerouted to one-way traffic 8am-5:30pm between Lots 5 and 8 the Thursday and Friday of move out week.
  • Manzanita & San Rafael Residents: Please refer to the email that was sent out regarding move-out or your Front Desk for more information.
  • Complimentary parking is in effect on Commencement Weekend. Lot 23 will be closed starting Friday at 7pm for commencement, please park in Lot 22, 27 or 30 at that time. For parking lot maps and more information, contact Transportation & Parking Services.

Mid-Year Move-outs – Apartments

  • Be sure to work with our Assignment Services office to properly cancel your contract.
  • Visit the complex office to pick up your move-out envelope.
  • To avoid move-out charges, thoroughly read the move-out instructions:

We Support Waste Reduction, Reuse & Recycling  

Zero Waste Tips for an Easy Move Out 
  • Get organized! Start early and think about what items you will need for the end of the year and what items you can bring home early, swap with a friend, recycle, or donate.
  • Remove recyclables early. Recycle bins tend to fill up at the end of the quarter as everyone prepares to move out. Clear out old notebooks, extra papers, and accumulated bottles and cans early to prevent the overflow. This also helps to reduce clutter.
  • Swap items with friends. Check in with your friends and neighbors to see if anyone has interest in that old sweater that you only wore once this winter, textbooks for next year’s classes, or even one of your spare water bottles. Exchange clothing, furniture, and books on Facebook as well.
  • Packing and moving early: Start packing coats, shoes, or items that you don’t use often and take them home early, if possible. This will make it much less stressful to pack up your car in June. Towards the end of the year, begin packing extra sets of plates and other unessential household items. 
  • Pack with reusable or recyclable materials. Use reusable bins and bags, such as laundry baskets, to pack your belongings. Avoid using plastic trash bags. Use recycled boxes if needed ─ check a local grocery store, liquor store, or your workplace. Avoid using tape. Fold the flaps of your cardboard boxes so they will not require tape. Instead of bubble wrap, try household towels or newspaper for fragile items. Make sure to reuse or recycle all of your packaging later. 
  • Donate what you can. IV GIVE collects unwanted items from UCSB/IV residents, including clothing, furniture, electronics, household items, toiletries, books, and nonperishable foods. Drop-off containers are located at the UCSB Residence Halls, UCSB Apartments, and Embarcadero Hall in early June. The GIVE Sale in 2018 is on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th from 8am-5pm at Embarcadero Hall. Proceeds benefit IV non-profits & projects.
  • Properly dispose of your items. Large furniture items should not be discarded on the sidewalks. Marborg conducts large-item pickups in Isla Vista during the last two weeks of June.
  • E-waste can be dropped off at the residence halls, the library, and more.
  • Compost any food waste that you clean out of the fridge.  
  • Clean what you can. Make sure all of the furniture that is left behind is emptied out, and unplug everything you can before leaving. 

​Follow the above tips and together we can make a difference in supporting UCSB on its way to becoming a sustainable community!