Move Out Information

UAlberta students moving out of residence
UAlberta students moving out of residence
UAlberta students moving out of residence

SELECT THE TAB ABOVE THAT CORRESPONDS TO YOUR CONTRACT TYPE

8 OR 4 MONTH CONTRACT

If you live in:

  • Lister Residence
  • Peter Lougheed Hall
  • International House
  • Résidence Saint-Jean
  • HUB 2-bdrm or 4-bdrm
  • Aspen House or Maple House 2-bdrm or 4-bdrm
  • Pinecrest House or Tamarack House
  • Nîpisîy House
  • Linden House or Alder House 

TERM LEASES

If you live in:

  • Graduate Residence

MONTH TO MONTH

If you live in:

  • HUB Studio or 1-bdrm
  • Aspen House or Maple House 1-bdrm or house

Plan ahead! Make any necessary arrangements to ensure that your unit is cleaned, and that you and all of your belongings are out of the space before noon on your move out day.

CONTRACT END DATE

Your contract expires 24 hours after you have completed your last final exam or 12:00pm (noon) on May 1, whichever comes first.

Exceptionally for this academic year, there will be no extra charge if you move out by Monday, May 3 at noon. In addition, move out any day in April, 2021 and your rent will be prorated to the date you return your keys.

Failure to move out by this time will result in an improper move-out penalty ($85), plus lock change ($125 per lock) and key replacement costs (see fees).

Once your keys are returned to Residence Services upon move out you are not permitted to return to your room/unit.

EXTENSIONS

If you require a nightly extension past May 3, not to exceed May 10, 2021, email housing@ualberta.ca by April 15. All extensions must be approved by Residence Services and will incur a charge of $25/night.

For long term extensions, please review the Spring/Summer student housing information. Residents who have a confirmed space in residence for the spring housing term will be required to transfer to their spring room assignment on April 30, 2021.

SHARED UNITS

You must notify your roommate(s) of your move-out date if you are moving out separately. All occupants should work together to ensure the cleanliness of the common areas for a successful move-out.

CONTRACT END DATE

Your contract expires 24 hours after you have completed your last final exam or 12:00pm (noon) on December 22, 2019, whichever comes first.

Failure to move out by this time will result in an improper move-out penalty ($85), plus lock change ($125 per lock) and key replacement costs (see fees).

Once your keys are returned to Residence Services upon move out you are not permitted to return to your room/unit.

SHARED UNITS

You must notify your roommate(s) of your move-out date if you are moving out separately. All occupants should work together to ensure the cleanliness of the common areas for a successful move-out. 

CONTRACT END DATE

Your contract expires no later than 12:00pm (noon) on July 31.

Failure to move out by this time will result in an improper move-out penalty ($85), plus lock change ($125 per lock) and key replacement costs (see fees).

Once your keys are returned to Residence Services upon move out you are not permitted to return to your room/unit.

SHARED UNITS

You must notify your roommate(s) of your move-out date if you are moving out separately. All occupants should work together to ensure the cleanliness of the common areas for a successful move-out. 

CONTRACT END DATE

Your contract expires no later than 12:00pm (noon) on on the date indicated on your Notice to Vacate form.

You must submit a Notice to Vacate form no later than the first day of the month to be effective the last day of that month. Failure to submit one full calendar month prior to your vacate date will result in an insufficient notice charge of one month's rent. The completed form can be dropped off at any Residence Services Office or emailed to housing@ualberta.ca.

Move out must occur no later than 12:00pm (noon) on your vacate date. Failure to move out by this time will result in an improper move-out penalty ($85), plus lock change ($125 per lock) and key replacement costs (see fees). Once your keys are returned to Residence Services upon move out you are not permitted to return to your room/unit.

SHARED UNITS

You must notify your roommate(s) of your move-out date if you are moving out separately. All occupants should work together to ensure the cleanliness of the common areas for a successful move-out. 

Moving out safely
  • You can bring one person to help you move (your helper cannot stay overnight and you are responsible for ensuring they follow all safety expectations)
  • Only one group can use the elevator at a time

Please continue to follow the Expectations for Residents around social distancing, mask wearing and more.

Eco move out - July 1–31

What you can donate and recycle

Our community partners make sure anything you drop off is properly recycled or given a new life as a donation.

  • Non-perishable food
    Unopened & non-expired: canned foods, pasta, peanut butter, etc.
    Donate to Campus Food Bank
     
  • Toiletries
    Unused shampoo and conditioner, soaps, moisturizers and lotions, etc.
    Donate to Campus Food Bank
     
  • Electronics waste
    Broken and unusable: computers, laptops, televisions, keyboards, printers, mobile phones, batteries, etc.
    Donate to Shanked Computer Recycling
     
  • Clothing, furniture & household items (no glass)
    Clean & functional: kitchenware, small appliances and electronics, clothing, shoes, games, home decorations, furniture, etc.
    Donate to Goodwill Industries of Alberta and Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

Bin locations

Bring your items to the bins located around your residence building.

Recipients

  • Campus Food Bank
    SUB 1-81, 8900 114 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2J7
    780-492-8677
  • Evergreen Recycling – Redemptive Developments
    12916 170 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5V 0B4
    780-761-9636
  • Goodwill – Edmonton Whyte Avenue Goodwill Thrift Store & Donation Centre
    10110 82 Avenue Northwest, Unit 205, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z4
    780-437-7156
  • Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore - Edmonton East ReStore
    6909 76 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 0A9
    780-462-4909
  • Shanked Computer Recycling Inc.
    11602 257 Street, Acheson, Alberta T7X 6C3
Key return

Key Return/Move-Out Envelopes can be picked up at any Residence Services Office or the Student & Guest Services Desk in Lister Centre. Before you return your keys, make sure you clean your unit according to the cleaning guide for your unit type, remove all your belongings from the unit, close the windows, turn off the lights, and lock your door(s). Once your keys are returned, you will not be able to access your unit again.

When ready, deposit the following into your Move-Out Envelope:

  • Keys: entrance (if applicable), unit, bedroom, mailbox, and kitchen (for International House).
    **Remove all keys from key chains or lanyards before returning keys**
  • Temporary proximity card (if applicable)
    **Please tape or seal the envelope. Do NOT use staples**
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DO NOT deposit your ONEcard in your Move-Out Envelope! You must keep your ONEcard - it is your official UAlberta identification.

Return your Move-Out Envelope to your Residence Services Office. After-hours move-out envelopes may be deposited in the drop box outside your Residence Services office or handed in at Student & Guest Services at Lister Centre.

Cleaning

Be sure to remove all of your possessions from your unit, including the storage and common areas. Residence Services does not offer a lost and found service. We will dispose of any items left behind in rooms or common/shared spaces. If you are leaving any furniture behind in a unit with roommates, your roommates must accept responsibility for these items in writing to the East Campus Residence Services Office or you will be responsible for the cost of their removal.

In addition to cleaning your room, you must contribute to cleaning common areas. Talk to your RA, roommates and floormates about how you will each contribute to cleaning the common areas.

If you require cleaning assistance, there are many third party cleaning businesses in Edmonton. If you choose to hire a third party, the cleaning standards outlined by Residence Services must be met.

Follow the appropriate cleaning guide for your residence:

Before you complete your move-out, be sure to remove all garbage from your room and unit shared space and place it in the containers in the designated disposal area to avoid any unnecessary charges.

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Meal plan (Lister Hall & Peter Lougheed Hall residents only)

Access to the Lister Dining Hall and Peter Lougheed Hall meal plan and dining locations will terminate at the end of your residence contract. There are no refunds for the meal plan. Any leftover meal plan flex funds from the academic year will be deposited into your ONEcard cash account May 1. You can view this balance on your ONEcard account.

 
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Parking
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Parking regulations must be followed while moving out. Do not park on the grass or in other NO PARKING areas.

If you park your vehicle in a designated parking space, you must purchase a permit from the dispensers.

If you stop your vehicle in an emergency access lane, the driver must remain in the vehicle, in the event that emergency response professionals require access, or you risk being ticketed and/or towed.

Please be courteous and move your vehicle as soon as it is loaded to allow others to load their vehicles.

For more information about parking, contact Parking Services at www.parking.ualberta.ca.

Mail and monthly services

Residence Services is unable to forward mail that arrives after move out. All mail that arrives after you move out will be returned to the sender.

You must contact your bank, phone company, etc. to change your address before move-out.

You may visit Canada Post for information about redirecting mail, but please note that Canada Post will not forward or redirect mail from a dormitory or shared delivery address (Lister Residence).

You must personally notify any outside internet, cable or telephone providers of service cancellation, and return any equipment provided to you by Shaw or Telus. Leaving equipment in your unit will result in charges.

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Tenant references

If you are planning to move off campus, your prospective landlord may ask permission to do a tenant reference check before offering you accommodation, which includes account and behavioural information.

Due to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Residence Services cannot release any information about any of our residents, past or present, without written permission from the resident.

To release your information, we require completion of the Residence Services Tenant Reference form, available online at bit.ly/ResAccount.

Please note, once a resident has given us permission to release their information, Residence Services will only release information over the phone to your prospective landlord as the volume of these requests does not allow time for us to complete questionnaires.

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