Moving Out

It’s hard to believe that the term is coming to an end and exams are only a few weeks away!

In order to maintain a quiet study environment for those completing exams and final projects, all students are required to vacate residence by 3:00 pm on the day following their last exam.  All students will receive an email this week with details regarding their last exam date and other move-out information; please read the email thoroughly. Those who have extenuating circumstances and need an extension can request one by filling out the Extension Request Form in the Residence and Dining Portal

Mindful Move-Out

Your time to move out can sneak up on you! We encourage you to get ahead of it by preparing to move well ahead of time. Avoid stress and start your move-out plan early. Set aside a few hours each week for packing.

Move-Out Checklist

 Here is a handy move-out checklist to help you get and stay organized.

  • Identify and make note of your individual move-out date. Find your exam schedule on SOLUS.
  • Consider which items you’re going to donate, take home, store, or discard
  • Pickup free, reusable boxes from Leonard, Ban Righ, or Jean Royce Dining Halls.
  • Redirect your mail to your new address or change your address directly with credit card companies, or banks. Inform friends and family not to send anything after April 1, as it may not arrive before you leave. Canada Post will not redirect mail for students living in residence. Anything that is received after you leave will be returned to sender.
  • Missing lightbulb? Room issue? Please submit a Maintenance Request Order (MRO) before moving out.
  • Consider donating an unused dining hall meal to a peer in need. Before leaving campus why not Swipe It Forward. Simply let the cashier know at any retail location or dining hall that you would like to donate a meal from your meal plan. Learn more here.
  • Return your Eco Container or Caribiner and receive $5 Flex. Participating locations: The Lazy Scholar, Location 21, Wally’s, Jean Royce Barista, flip!t, Hospitality Services Office.
  • Pack all the items you’re taking home (remember to check under your bed & in drawers)
  • Things in the fridge? Don’t forget to clean it out before you go!
  • Take all garbage & recycling to your building’s garbage & recycling room
  • Remove all posters, tape and décor from walls, windows & ceilings
  • Ensure all furniture is returned to its original place & is in good repair
  • Vacuum carpet and/or sweep floor
  • Close your windows and curtains.
  • Return keys to Victoria Hall Front Desk or Jean Royce Hall Front Desk (open 24hrs)


A sustainable move-out means taking responsibility for donating, trading, recycling, and moving unwanted items. Consider sending home items you no longer regularly need or use to make your April move-out experience smoother.

Don’t want to take everything home with you? Please donate to a bin nearest you! View the list of donation drop-off locations below.

Remember, donations should be items that other people could use. Please don’t donate garbage. Some items do belong in the garbage, like broken, soiled or food items that can’t be recycled or composted.

Learn more about moving out sustainably on the Mindful Move-out webpage.

Donation Drop Off Locations

Have items you don’t want to take home with you? Drop them off at any of the below donation locations.

Please ensure that before dropping off your donations, you take the time to bag them. Bags will be available to use in all lounges.

Adelaide / Ban Righ HallLaundry Room – Basement of Adelaide Room 015
Brant HouseLaundry Room 106
Chown HallRecycling Room G12
Gord/Brock HouseBrock side – Garbage / Recycling Room 118
Grad ResidencePool Table Room 324
Harkness HallGround Floor Foyer
Jean Royce Hall Phase I – Beside Common Room C115
Jean Royce HallPhase II – Garbage / Recycling Room
Leggett HallRecycling Area – Room 1006
Leonard HallRecycling Room 122
McNeill HouseLarge Common Room – Ground Floor Room 14
Morris HallRecycling Area – Room B13
Smith HouseLaundry Room 131
Victoria HallGround Floor Laundry Room B005
Waldron TowerVending Machine Room 1-127
Watts HallFireplace Lounge – Ground Floor

Have questions about the donation process? Call FCC at 613-533-3155

Return to Earn!

Effective immediately, until April 29th, receive $5 Flex for every ECO Container or Carabiner returned to a participating location.
Participating locations: The Lazy Scholar, Location 21, Wally’s, Jean Royce Barista, flip!t, Hospitality Services Office.

Large Items

Make a plan for disposing of large, unwanted items like printers, bookshelves, mini-fridges, sports equipment, mirrors and the like. Donate items in good condition.

Moving Boxes

Free, reusable boxes have been set aside at Leonard, Ban Righ, Jean-Royce Dining Halls and at Lazy Scholar for you to collect to pack up your belongings.


Please keep using the recycling depot in your building until the end of term – any recyclable items or garbage that is left in the hallways of your floor/house will result in clean-up charges. If you have any questions, please call the Facilities Control Centre at 613- 533-3155.

Off-Campus Storage

The following off-campus storage facilities are available in Kingston:

ABC Storage – 1414 Audrey St. (613) 542-1985

Access Storage (CaraCo Storage) – 31 Steve Fonyo Dr. (613) 531-3114 (Climate-controlled)

All About Storage – 1600 Bath Rd. (613) 389-1655 (Climate controlled)

A Move for Less (Franks Worldwide Moving)  60 Rigney Street. (613) 546-1828 (Climate-controlled)

AMJ Campbell 1234 Gardiners Road

Martin’s Storage – 42 Terry Fox Dr. (613) 545-1362

Martin’s Storage – 95 Terry Fox Dr. 613-542-4510 (Climate-controlled)

Spaces Self Storage – P.O. Box 26010 Gardiners Rd., 613-544-7319

Store Your Dorm

U-Lock Storage – 685 Development Dr. (613) 389-8669

Please be advised that you must contact these companies directly to make storage arrangements

Off-Campus Resources

  • Moving off-campus? Visit the web page to learn about property standards, where to dispose of recycling,  unusable items or garbage, and how to open a Utilities Kingston account.