Students should plan on checking out of their rooms within 24 hours following their last exam.Cornell's undergraduate residential buildings close for the fall 2016 semester on Friday, December 16 at 2:00pm. EXCEPTION: Graduating seniors who are participating in the January commencement recognition event may stay in their room/building until 6:00pm on Saturday, December 17.
Please note that students who have not vacated their building by 2:00pm on December 16 will be charged $38.00 per hour for each hour (or fraction thereafter) they remain in their building.
Late departures will only be approved under limited circumstances. Students who are unable to vacate their rooms by 2:00pm on December 16 should submit a late-departure request by email to their Residence Hall Director or House Assistant Dean by Friday, December 9. Please note that requests may be denied.
For specific instructions, please refer to the Winter 2016 Closing Notice.
Graduate & professional students:
> Review 2016 Winter Closing Notice
> Review room inspection & damage charge information
Please plan to check out of your room/apartment by 2:00pm on the final day of your contract period. Contract extensions and early departures must be pre-approved by the Housing & Dining Contracts Office.
In advance of moving out, you should sign up for a Pre-Vacate Appointment with a Graduate Community Advisor (GCA) from your community to review the condition of your residence. While this appointment is not mandatory, if you miss it or do not sign up for one, you will waive your right to appeal any damage or cleaning charges. Please refer to the information you receive from your Graduate Residence Manager about how and when to sign up for an appointment, and what you must do before moving out to avoid charges.