Ready to move out? Here, you’ll find the resources and information you need to plan for your move-out day.
Residents who are not participating in Furman’s commencement ceremony or taking a May Experience class are expected to check out within 24 hours of their last exam. Graduating students will move out the day after Furman’s graduation.
Housing will close on 5 p.m. on May 6 for all non-graduating students. However, graduating students can remain until noon on May 10.
Here is a list of commonly overlooked details that can lead to closing fines:
Improper checkout: $75
Missing room key: $50
Incorrect setup of bedroom furniture: $20
Late checkout: Up to $300
Missing recycling bin: $25
Cleaning of bathroom: $75
Our Mail Services staff can ensure that your packages, magazines and other items are shipped to your home address. Contact Mail Services to forward your mail.
Students may leave their vehicle on campus by parking in an unreserved space behind McAlister Auditorium. Be sure to provide the Furman University Police Department your name and cell phone number along with the make, model, color and license plate number of your vehicle. When you return to campus and remove your car, contact the University Police at 864.294.2111.
The Housing and Residence Life Office is unable to provide storage options because of summer camps and conferences. However, if you’re an international student, the Office of Study Away and International Education provides some options.
Remove all personally owned furnishings and belongings from your room. Our office is not responsible for items left behind. Residents will be charged for the removal of any property.
Remove trash from your room and transport it to the appropriate dumpster. Do not take the recycling bin provided by the university, or you will be assessed for the cost.
Remove adhesive products from any surface within the apartment. Be sure to examine and remove residue from the front door, windows, balcony and patio area.
Clean your room or apartment thoroughly. This includes micro-fridges, suite bathrooms, cabinets, and drawers. The walls, ceiling, trim, mini blinds and furnishings should be free of dust and dirt.
Shower units should be washed and soap scum buildup should be cleaned. We recommend Tilex soap scum remover. Do not use abrasive cleansers on acrylic surfaces.
Temporary fixtures, such as mirrors or shelf lining, should be removed.
Carpeted areas should be vacuumed and stain free, while tile floors should be swept and mopped.
Lock your room, and take your key to the Resident Assistant Office. A resident assistant will accompany you back to your room or apartment and will inspect the room for any damages. Once the review is complete, the resident assistant will ask you to sign and date your Room Condition Report.
If you want to appeal any portion of the fines made at the end of a term, please complete and submit the form before the required deadline.
Fall 2019: February 7, 2020
Spring 2020: June 12, 2020
May Experience 2020: July 17, 2020
Summer 2020: September 11, 2020
Housing and Residence Life Closing Fine Appeal