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Move Out Drive
May 9 - June 5
May’s festivities are upon us and with that launches Georgetown University’s annual Move Out Drive! The Move Out Drive is Georgetown’s end-of-the-school-year contribution to our community and the environment, inviting you to "re-purpose your packing" by donating gently used household items to local charities. The Office of Neighborhood Life, the Office of Sustainability, GU Planning and Facilities Management, and local charity Keys for the Homeless will work to collect your donations and give them to those living in poverty in the DC region.

For more information and to register for the Move Out Drive, click here.
Move Out Checklist
This information can also be found on our website.
  • Sign up to participate in the Move Out Drive to get rid of bulk trash and donate items such as food, small appliances, clothes and books!
  • Know when your lease ends and/or the date you must renew it
    • Typically, most leases require you to give notice to your landlord before you move out and it's often tied to when your rent is due.  Check your lease for this information. (eg: June 1st vs June 15th)
    • Put your Move Out notice in writing. Make sure it includes the following:
      • Current Date
      • Your Name
      • Your Current Address
      • Your Current Phone Number
      • Date You Intend to Move Out
      • Date You Will Return Keys
      • Your Future Phone Number
      • Your Future Address
  • Request a walk-through with your landlord to see what needs to be fixed/cleaned
    • If your landlord is unable to do a walkthrough, request in writing a list of what is required of you before you move out
    • Complete another walk-through form
      • Take pictures along with the walk through form to show the condition of the unit. Timestamp pictures whenever possible
  • Return your keys in person (from a safe distance)!
    • Ask the landlord to sign a statement, acknowledging the return of your keys.
    • If you are unable to return keys in person, send them certified mail, return receipt requested and insure it. A landlord can continue to charge you until your keys are returned and can charge you for a lock change.
  • Ask your landlord for a specific date for when you can expect your security deposit. You should have determined any stipulations regarding the security deposit when you signed the lease, so check your lease for details.
    • Make sure you know how the deposit will be returned. Clarify if one roommate will get the security deposit or if it will be divided amongst all tenants.
    • Your landlord must return your security deposit less any deductions for damage in a reasonable amount of time. Make sure to discuss this amount of time with landlord and get it in writing.
    • Send any requests, problems, or follow ups to phone conversations/in person conversations in writing to your landlord by certified mail with return receipt requested.
  • Check that your mail is being forwarded to your new address (

We look forward to returning in the Fall with more small business spotlights and more offers just for students. 

We'll see you next year! Until then, good luck with finals. Make sure to stay up to date with GMS on IG!
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