For those residents who are not planning on returning to University Housing in January. This includes those residents who are graduating, transferring to another institution, or not returning to USC Aiken. Here is the process for moving out of University Housing.
1. Please complete a Contract Release Form online. Please know that you will need to fully explain why you want to break your Housing Contract by attaching a word document to the release form. Additionally, you should be aware that there may be a fee of up to $1,000.00, if the reason for breaking the contract is not one of the approved reasons (approved reasons include the following: Graduation, Transferring to another institution, marriage, and withdrawal from USC Aiken for the spring semester).
2. Move out all of your belongings from your room or apartment; this should be done 24 hours after your last exam, unless you are graduating (Graduates need to be out by 9:00 am on December 16th). Set up a time to check out with your RM and then return your mailbox and apartment keys to the front desk of your community or building. Failure to return your keys may result in a $160.00 fee.
3. An inspection of your room will be completed after your departure and any fees or fines that may have been incurred will be posted to your student accounts.
4. Please speak with your Resident Mentor or your building or community office to set up a time to check out; a staff member with walk you through the process. For the Express Check Out, this may be completed prior to your move out of University Housing. FAQs are posted there as well on how to check out. Failure to follow the Check Out Process will result in a minimum improper check out fee of $50.00. If you check out between the hours of 9:00 pm and 9:00 am, then you will need to complete the Express Check Out Form and place your room and mailbox key in the drop boxes in your area. Please ask your RM or the building or community desk for the location of the drop box.