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Undergraduate Move-In And Move-Out


Michigan Housing staff thank you for living with us this year. 

Undergraduate residence halls close on Friday, May 3rd, 2024 at 11am. 

Read below for details to plan your smooth move-out process from your residence hall.


Request to stay past the closing date

Students may request to extend their stay for a few days beyond the contract end date at no cost.  Details to come by mid-March, 2024.

Packing and Shipping

If you would like to hire a service to help you with packing and shipping or storing your belongings, John’s Pack n Ship can help. All personal belongings need to be removed by May 3rd at 11am.

Microwave and refrigerator rentals

If you have rented an appliance for your room, contact College Products to make arrangements for the pick up of the appliance.

Update your mailing address

Update your address on file with Michigan Housing and any subscription services and vendors you regularly conduct business with. 

  1. Update your address in Wolverine Access through the “Student Business” portal.  
  2. Contact any subscription services and provide them with your new address. 
  3. Provide notice to the United States Postal Service at 
  4. Update accounts that enable delivery-services with your new address.
  5. Magazines, Newspapers, Catalogs, and other Publications: These cannot be forwarded to your new address. Inform these subscriptions of your new address.

Michigan Dining

The last meal served by Michigan Dining will be breakfast on Friday, May 3rd, 2024.

More details can be found on the MDining website.


Don’t let your good items go to waste! U-M’s Student Move-Out Donation Program encourages students living in the residence halls to donate lightly used items instead of sending them to the landfill. Look for the yellow collection boxes in your residence hall. Please separate donations according to type (food, clothing, shoes, bedding, household items) in the designated boxes. Materials are picked up by U-M Waste Management Services, sorted, and donated to local non-profit organizations. Again this year, we are partnering with Student Life to collect donations for Maize and Blue Cupboard. You can place donations of canned and dry goods, cookware, and personal care items in the designated yellow collection box.


Some parking meters will be bagged for your move-out parking convenience.  Parking is free at those meters. If you park at an unbagged meter, you are responsible for paying the applicable fees. Note that meters are free on Sunday. 


Move-out helpers

You may want help on move-out day to get your belongings from your room. Helpers are welcome.

Final room preparations:

  • Set your thermostat to the auto-setting
  • Unplug window Air Conditioning units
  • Un-loft your bed,  if you are able
  • Be sure to check all room drawers/shelves for items
  • Clean and unplug refrigerators
  • The room should be visually clear of all trash and personal items 
  • Secure and close windows and the room door

Moving bins will be available for your use at the community center

Collect items that are in other areas of your building:

  • Items in your mailbox
  • Packages that have arrived for you
  • A bicycle if you have brought one to campus

Return your room key to your community center.
Keep your M-Card – you will need it again.