UMass Amherst Move Out

UMass Move OutResidence Halls close Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 8:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Over 11,000 residents have their last final on Wednesday or Thursday. If possible, move out prior to Wednesday, May 24 to avoid significant traffic and wait times.

Traffic Patterns

Traffic patterns including one-way designations for streets, concourse travel and loading zones will change on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25 for Southwest and CHCRC.

*Please note vehicle height restrictions for Southwest and CHCRC one-way routes.


Parking near the residence halls is not permitted during Move-Out. Vehicles being actively loaded with students’ belongings are allotted 20 minutes near the halls before they must be moved. If a ride arrives before the student is ready they must park in the following lots until the student is ready to load the vehicle:

Southwest: Lots 33 and 22
Orchard Hill and Central: Lot 49s
Sylvan and North: Lot 44s
CHCRC: Lots 25 and 12

All vehicles planning to park on campus must purchase a valid parking permit or pay to use a parking facility (garage or meters). Permits may be purchased in advance or same day from either Parking Services location. For more information and a parking map please visit the Parking Services website,

Access to Move-Out Bins

Move-Out bins will be available for use in buildings with elevators. Staff will set up centralized locations in these areas to sign out bins throughout closing week. Click here for information about using bins.

Donate Used Items to New2U

UMass provides sustainable options for Move-Out through the New2U Move-Out Collection. Donation tents will be available between Monday, May 22 and Sunday, May 28 in every residential area. Students can drop off items they no longer need such as furniture, clothing, lamps, and electronics. Students interested in volunteering for New2U can do so in their online signup

Residential Service Desk Hours

Thursday, May 18           9:00am – 11:00pm (Reading Day)
Friday, May 19                9:00am - 11:00pm  (Final Exams begin)
Saturday, May 20           12:00pm – 11:00pm
Sunday, May 21             12:00pm – 11:00pm
Monday, May 22             9:00am – 11:00pm
Tuesday, May 23          9:00am – 11:00pm
Wednesday, May 24     9:00am – 11:00pm
Thursday, May 25        9:00am – 11:00pm (Final Exams End, Halls Close 8:00pm)
Friday, May 26             9:00am – 11:00pm (Commencement)
Saturday, May 27        12:00pm – 11:00pm (Commencement)
Sunday, May 28          8:00am – 10:00am

Additional Reminders:

Do you need Permission To Stay Late? Students with a legitimate need can submit a request to stay after halls close on May 25 at 8:00pm.  You can find more information on the Permission to Stay Late page.

Mail Delivery ends on May 22.  In order to receive mail or packages from domestic senders before May 22, we recommend they be sent no later than Monday, May 15. Please remember to update your mailing address under My Personal Information > Addresses in SPIRE  and with any online stores prior to leaving for the semester. Forgot to pick up or reroute your mail? View the Mail After Move-Out page

Complete a Proper Check Out! If you fail to broom clean your room, return your key to your RSD and complete a proper checkout you will be charged additional fees. If you have any questions about Check Out, visit our Check In Check Out page or ask your Residential Service Desk for information. 

If you have already left campus and did not return your key, view instructions for mailing back your key. All keys returned by mail will be assessed a $100 mailed key fee. Failure to return your key to your RSD at checkout will result in a $250 recore fee.

Need a Storage Unit? UMass has partnered with Dorm Room Movers to offer students a convenient summer storage option with the added benefit of having your belongings delivered during Move-In.
Please note: no other vendor will be allowed on campus during Move-In.