Spring Closing 2022

Residence halls close for non-graduating students at Noon EST on Saturday, May 28.

Non-Graduating Students
Residence halls close at Noon EST on Saturday, May 28.

Graduating Seniors
Residence halls close at Noon EST on Sunday, June 5. All students must vacate their residence halls at this time.

Summer Residents
Students who applied for summer housing will stay in their Spring rooms until they move into their Summer rooms mid June.

Need to stay late?

Non-graduating students may request to stay up through June 5 for $35/day. To register, please sign in to the Student Life Portal and complete the Late Stay Request under Housing Forms > Select Term (‘Academic Year 2021-2022’ if you’ve lived on campus all year; ‘Spring 2022’ if you only lived on campus for Spring > Late Stay Form.

Requests made after May 20 will receive a one-time $100 late fee + the daily rate. No refund will be issued for students who cancel their request after May 22 at Noon EST.

Students found in their room past Noon on May 28th without permission will receive a one-time $150 late fee + the daily rate.

Students needing to stay past June 5 will need to register for Summer Housing.

Closing Process + FOrms
>>Closing Form

The Check Out can be located and completed on the Student Life Portal.

Check Out Form
Opens May 20
All students in housing are asked to complete this form at the time of their departure from campus. *Summer residents do not need to complete this form.*

>>Closing Process

Leave your room as you found it.
When you leave, all furniture that came in your room should still be there and be assembled. There will be a charge to re-assemble any furniture you took apart.

Remove all belongings, perishable items, trash, and recycling.
Be respectful of our facilities team. Please remove all personal belongings, perishable items, trash, and recycling when you leave. Trash and recycling should be placed in the recycling/trash bins inside or outside of your residence hall. Belongings, trash, and recycling should NOT be placed in the hallway or common spaces. Any trash or items left behind in your room will result in a charge. Any trash or items left behind in common spaces will result in charges for the entire community.

Clean your fridges/microfridges, but do NOT unplug them.
Please remove all items from your fridges, clean the inside of your fridge, and do NOT unplug it.

Return your metal key (if applicable).
Colonial and Dwight residents with metal keys should return them to Residence Life or Public Safety at 30 Waterman Street.

15 West residents with metal keys should return them to Public Safety in 15 West.

Missing keys will result in a charge.

Clean your room.
Each room will receive a general cleaning this summer. Anything that cannot be removed/cleaned by vacuuming or a gentle wiping down of surfaces will result in a charge. Please be respectful of our cleaning team and clean up any large messes.

Remove everything from doors and walls.
Remove message boards, tape, and posters from your doors and walls. If items or residue remain a cleaning charge will apply.

Submit work orders now!
Lightbulb not working, cabinet door fell off, fridge broken? Submit a work order now to have it fixed to avoid being charged for damage.

Close and lock your windows and doors.

Keep your ID on you!
Your ID is for your entire time here at RISD. As such, keep it with you and safe during the summer months. You will need it to access your residence hall and academic buildings in the fall.


Jones Moving and Storage
(401) 421-0081

Jones Moving and Storage is our officially recognized storage company. Any student wishing to utilize Jones must call them to arrange for storage. Pre-paid contracts will guarantee on campus, in room, delivery in September.

Important Storage Notes:

  • No storage or moving company may enter the residence halls during move out except Jones Moving and Storage.
  • Students choosing curbside pick up for Jones, or are using a different storage company, must move their belongings outside of the residence hall and physically be there for the company to pick them up.
  • Residence Life will not allow other storage companies into the residence halls to pick up any other storage items.
Boxes and shipping

UPS will be on campus May 25-28 in the Upper Quad and 15 West selling boxes.

UPS will also ship your packages for you. Please check the UPS website for more information on rates.


Contact your Community Coordinator if you have any questions about moving out.

15 West, Colonial, Dwight and Hill Houses
Becky Cole, rcole@risd.edu

East, Homer and South Halls
Bri Demorcy, bdemorcy@risd.edu

Nickerson and North Halls
Angel Madrigal, amadriga@risd.edu