Moving Out

Moving Out & Not Returning and/or Leaving for Summer Break

View our residential life calendar to see when your expected move out date may be or view our one minute closing overview.

To check out of your room, you have the ability to choose which option works best for you!

Express Check Out In Person Check Out
  1. Remove all items for your space
  2. Fill out the Express Checkout form 
  3. Place your key in an Express Checkout Envelope. Fill out the form of the envelope legibly with your information and place the envelope in the check out box by the entrance to Alumni Hall. If applicable, Kaufman residents may drop their key card off at Kaufman's key box located by the Public Safety front desk. 
  4. Remember: If you choose to complete an express checkout you will not be eligible to appeal any damage billing you might incur. 
  1. In-person checkouts are with an RA out of either Residential Life Office. Be prepared to wait for an RA to be available if there are others checking out at the same time as you.
  2. RA and resident will go into the resident’s space and the RA will complete a form while reviewing your space.
  3. Residents will return their key to their RA.  
  4. If you do not want to wait, or would like to check out outside of this time frame, proceed with Express Checkout.

Preparing for Move Out

  • Take a moment to plan out who will clean what & when. Residents in apartments are expected to clean their bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens.
  • Start packing in advance, trying to pack in addition to finals can be overwhelming. 
  • Sign up for a check out time with your RA as far in advance as possible

Finding Storage

  • Students returning to campus in the spring may leave their items over winter break
  • During summer there is no storage space available on campus. 

Moving Out

  • Parking: Someone should remain with your car at all times, unattended, double parked cars, or cars blocking access are all subject to ticketing and towing by NYPD.
  • Cleaning: Ensure your room is clean and that you have swept, mopped, and removed all trash / belongings from the space. 

Leaving for Break Periods

The Fashion Institute of Technology closes periodically through the year. For a schedule of different break periods and what residential students are required to do for each visit our break housing page. These dates are subject to change, please refer to your FIT Email for the most up to date information. 

Withdrawing from Housing

If you have chosen to withdraw from housing, you must complete the steps in the above guide. You must also complete the withdrawal form found in Withdrawal Information. Once your withdrawal is submitted you have 48 hours to vacate your room and return your key. 

Considering off campus housing but aren't sure yet? Check out our Off Campus Housing page. 


Contact Us

Office of Residential Life

Alumni Hall First Floor or Kaufman Hall First Floor
(212) 217-3900 for Alumni Hall
(212) 217-3930 for Kaufman Hall