Closing Information


Unless you are a graduating senior, or a registered participant in Commencement activities, an RLA/RLM assisting with check-out, a reunion worker or a summer resident, you must vacate your room and leave the campus within 24 hours of your last final examination.  We suggest you begin packing now to ease the pressure of packing during finals.  Please sign up for a specific check-out time in advance with your residence hall staff, or consider the EXPRESS CHECK OUT process (see posters for details).  Students who have finals on Wednesday, June 6 must be out of their buildings no later than noon on Thursday, June 7.   Students who have been granted permission to stay late (a request form on Voyager) must be out of their buildings before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.  Summer residents are required to move into their summer housing assignment on the date assigned by Campus Life.


Andrew Commons will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at regular hours through Wednesday, June 6 (please check signage for special hours of operation during finals).  Kaplan’s will close at 8pm on Wednesday, June 6.  Kate’s Corner Store will close on Wednesday, June 6, or earlier if stock has been depleted.  Culinary Cash ends at 8pm on Wednesday, June 6.  There will be no swipes or culinary cash after 8pm on June 6 when your meal plan ends. 

Graduating seniors will have meals available for Brunch and Dinner on Thursday, June 7th and Brunch on Friday, June 8th in Andrew Commons.  These meals are also open to undergrads, faculty, staff and guests; payment will be taken at the door.

Because of the limited number of individuals using the University food service on Commencement weekend, the locations for service and meal hours have been changed.

Date Hours Location Notes
Thursday, June 7 8am-1pm Kaplan's Grill



Thursday, June 7 11am - 12:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Andrew Commons

Part of Senior meal plan
All others welcome to pay at door

Friday, June 8 8am-5pm Kaplan's Grill



Friday, June 8 11am-12:30pm Andrew Commons

Part of Senior meal plan
All others welcome to pay at door

Saturday, June 9 8am-5pm Kaplan's Grill



Sunday, June 10 8am-2pm Kaplan's Grill



All personal property currently in residence hall storage must be removed by 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23 to allow for storage area cleaning.  Storage rooms will be cleaned on Thursday and Friday, May 24 and 25.  They will be re-opened for storage at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27.  Please see storage posters for dates and times regarding summer storage.

Storage space is very limited and we strongly recommend that you take most of your possessions home.  Please be sure to take the items you need with you.  Articles will not be shipped to you, and buildings will not be open for your personal access over the summer.  All boxes stored must be less than 27 cubic feet in size.  The maximum number of boxes to be stored is six.  Due to space restrictions and fire regulations, we cannot store empty boxes, bricks, lumber, carpet or furniture.  Bikes without motors can be stored in all halls.  Bikes or boxes left outside of designated storage areas will be considered abandoned property and will be discarded.  Storage cards (which are needed for each box) are available at hall desks.  All personal property is stored at your own risk.  Lawrence is not responsible for loss or damage of any kind.


Express check out allows you to check out without a staff member present when you leave.  You simply turn in an Express Check Out envelope (available from your RLM) with your keys under your RLM’s door.  By doing so you waive your right to contest any damages charges, but for those of you who have left your room clean and in the same order as check in you can select this option.  Please understand that you do not have to use this option and you can still check out with a RLM if you choose.

Pre-Check Out Procedures (May 21 – June 1)

  • We strongly encourage you to dismantle (if you have your furniture stacked, lofted or bunked) and/or re-assemble any furniture before Friday, June 1. There will be a charge if this is not completed by check out.


Storage is located in major residence halls (see posters for details) and the executive house storage rooms.  Storage is not allowed in basements or general areas of small houses.  As in the past, the residence halls do not allow the storage of lofts, furniture, carpeting, bricks, empty boxes, or lumber.

Check Out Procedures (June 4 – 7)

In order to have a successful and smooth check out process, please make sure to use the following guidelines.  Failure to check out properly will result in an improper check out fee and/or key re-core charges.  In addition, please make sure your room is clean and all room furniture is in order to avoid additional charges.

  • If you are not using Express Check Out, sign up for a check out time with your RLM.
  • Wipe off all surfaces (desks, dressers, book shelves, sinks, closet shelves, mirrors, windows, etc...).
  • Take out all trash and recyclables.  Please note that there will be donation collection happening in the main residence halls.  See posters for details.
  • Remove all personal belongings including carpet and personal furniture.
  • Be sure all assigned university furniture is assembled and in room.  Be sure to move furniture into its original locations (lounge furniture should be in common space, correct number of beds in each room, etc…) Be sure all assigned university furniture is assembled and in room.
  • Remove all tacks, nails, ticky tack, tape or posters from walls and ceiling.
  • Remove any pictures/signs/dry erase boards from outside of door.
  • Make sure screens and windows are in good condition and in place.
  • Empty and clean out wastebaskets.
  • Sweep/vacuum floor (please do not sweep litter into the hallway).
  • If you are NOT doing EXPRESS CHECK OUT- Turn in completed room inventory form, room key, front door key, and bed pegs to your RLM. 
  • If you have received keys for access to a house or chapter room space from Campus Life, make sure they are returned to the Campus Life Office (4th floor Warch Campus Center) during regular office hours or placed in an envelope and slid through the mail slot to the left of the office door.
  • Keys to academic buildings should be returned to the Financial Services Office (Cashier Window) during regular office hours (10am-2pm, Mon-Thur; 10am-noon on Fri).  Please note that the Cashier is closed weekends, so graduating seniors must return academic building keys no later than noon on Friday, June 8.

All residence halls and group housing spaces will close for the summer at 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 10.  All students (except summer residents and reunion helpers) are expected to leave campus.

All check out procedures complete?  Have a Wonderful Summer!

Making Plans for Next Fall

Mark your calendars!  Check-in for returning students begins at 9am on Saturday, September 8 and continues through Sunday, September 9.  Please make travel plans accordingly.

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