Main Campus Move-Out FAQs

What are the move-out dates?

Move-out is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2020 through Friday, April 17, 2020. We are asking all students to select a move-out time by 5 pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

What is express checkout?

Express checkout is a standard checkout option that is routinely offered, along with individual checkouts. Express checkouts offer more flexibility, utilize less staff and allow the practice of social distancing. You will receive an Express Checkout envelope at your residence hall resident director (RD) office or the University-operated apartment office on Calhoun Street. Complete ALL information and checkout steps on the express checkout envelope. Put your room key inside the envelope and seal the envelope with water rather than licking the envelope. Place the completed express checkout envelope under the RD office door in your respective residence hall or in the University-operated apartment office drop slot on the side door.

What do I need to bring to move-out?

Please bring your ONE Card and room key. You will need both of these items to enter your residence hall and room. Please come prepared with any appropriate move-out equipment that you anticipate needing, such as bins, tubs, boxes, bags, tape, scissors, bubble wrap, blankets, hand trucks, and/or dollies. The loading carts and dollies used during move-in will not be available, because we would not be able to properly sanitize them between each use.

What do I do if I have a MicroFridge?

If you have a MicroFridge, please unplug, cleanout/defrost, wipe it out and leave it in your shower with the doors open, so that it can dry properly. The Melvin Corporation will remove those after move-out.

What do I need to do about my mail?

All students with a current University Post Office Box will have their mail automatically forwarded to their permanent address. As such, please verify your permanent address is correct in the RU portal.

This process began Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and will remain in place until Friday, May 8, 2020, representing the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

What if I had a package sent to me using a University mailing address?

Effective Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the University Post Office will forward all United States Postal Service packages to the student’s permanent address. As such, please verify your permanent address is correct in the RU portal.

Unfortunately, UPS, FedEx and DHL packages cannot be forwarded per regulations from the respective carriers and must be picked up by the student. Packages may be picked up from the University Post Office, located on the lower level of Dalton Hall.

It will be staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. However, the service windows will only be open for transactions from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Any packages not picked up by 4:30 pm on Friday, April 17, 2020 will be returned to the sender per regulations from UPS, FedEx and DHL.

Am I able to donate items I no longer want or need?

If you have unwanted items that you wish to donate, we will have locations for you to do so in each residence hall. Acceptable items to donate include: nonperishable food items, clean clothing, school supplies, unopened personal hygiene products, functional appliances, functional electronic equipment, books (no textbooks) and games. If you are donating a bike, remove it from the bike rack and leave it in the lobby.

Will parking regulations be enforced during move-out?

Parking Lots DD, F, JJ, and M are reserved for students moving out of dorms from 8 am until 8 pm on Monday through Friday, beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020 and ending Friday, April 17, 2020. Parking Services will place barricades near the entrances of these lots with signage to indicate the lots are reserved during this time.

Parking enforcement will still apply to handicapped parking spaces and reserved parking spaces, as well as curbs and grounds. Citations will be issued as appropriate.

Due to COVID-19 the directions for moving out look very different than they were for move-in.

We are providing these additional guidelines as you return to Radford University to retrieve your belongings from your residence hall or University-operated apartment:

  • Students or family members do not return to campus for your belongings if you meet any of the CDC guidance for exposure to the coronavirus; rather please contact us to make alternate arrangements.
  • Practice good hygiene and respiratory etiquette; maintain social distancing. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.
  • Reach out to your roommates, suitemates and hallmates via phone, text or email to avoid arriving and moving out at the same time.
  • If you have shared items in the suite/room/apartment, decide ahead of time who will take care of each item.
  • Please make your move-out as brief as possible. This is not the time to look for friends or visit.
  • We encourage departing residents to make plans to leave their housing as soon they can, given the rapidly changing environment and the possibility of additional travel restrictions.