Move Out Checklist

√ MOVE-OUT Checklist

Application to Terminate
Tenant Info Release Form


If you are on a Faculty housing agreement (and have fulfilled your 6-month obligation), you must submit a written 30-day notice of intent to vacate at least 30 days prior to your chosen date of move-out. If you are unsure of what type of Housing Agreement you have, please contact the Housing Services office.

Keys are due back to Housing Services by 11:00 AM on the termination date. If keys are returned late, you will be charged the pro-rated daily rent and any holdover fess that may apply (this may include, but is not limited to: cost of any legal and court fees; rescheduling service contractors; temporary shelter for any incoming tenant who sustains damages for delayed move-in; and excessive labor hours performed by UCSF Housing Staff). These fees commence at 11:01 AM on your move-out date.

At least two weeks before your move-out date, call (415) 514-4550 to schedule a preliminary move-out inspection with the front desk. Housing Services has limited appointment slots per day, so schedule your appointment as early as possible.

Please note that this inspection is your right under California law. If you choose to not have a move-out inspection, you waive your rights to dispute any charges for damages or cleaning. By having a preliminary move-out inspection prior to departure, you allow yourself time to remedy any problems for which you may be charged. Preliminary move-out inspections will only be conducted on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Moving Trucks and Containers
In general, large moving containers create a problem at move in and out. They do not fit into our parking space and require more space than we have available.


If you are moving on July 1, you should know that this will be a busy day, with many people moving out at the same time. Although Housing and Parking Services are working closely to ease traffic problems, we anticipate congestion in the following campus areas:
• at Aldea San Miguel on Behr / Johnstone / Adolph Sutro Court
• on 3rd and 5th Avenues at the Parnassus campus,
• on Irving Street between 2nd and 4th Avenues (DO NOT block MUNI trains)
• and at the Mission Bay Campus on 4th Street and on Nelson Rising Lane

Avenue House Tenants

Avenue Housing and 145 Irving Street are subject to City Parking Regulations.At the Avenues and Mission Bay, city streets cannot accommodate shipping containers.  At the Avenues Houses, moving trucks require a permit from the City of San Francisco. 

Aldea San Miguel Tenants

If you’re using a large moving truck or container, contact Housing Services at least one week in advance to arrange permissions for large-vehicle parking. You may use a one smaller container up to 257 cubic feet, and you may park it in your assigned parking space.

Mission Bay Tenants

Mission Bay tenants who are moving out may obtain special 2-hour Parking Passes for temporary street parking for moving vehicles. Obtain one of these passes at the MB Housing office. The Mission Bay neighborhood is unable to accommodate moving pods or other large shipping containers.

Mission Bay Tenants may borrow blue moving carts or vacuums from the Housing Services office anytime during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. To borrow a cart or vacuum, tenants must leave a driver’s license or passport with the Housing office as collateral.

From June 26 through July 1, you can anticipate a “rush” (a wait for elevators, a shortage of “blue carts” and vacuums, traffic congestion, and lines at the Housing Office).  At Mission Bay, a limit of 3 hours will apply to blue cart and vacuum use. A valid Driver’s License or Passport will be necessary to check out blue carts and vacuums.

Please note that Giants’ Baseball home games can have significant impact on Mission Bay traffic and move-out activities. Please consult the Giants’ Baseball schedule to ensure minimal conflict for your move: http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com

Address change notifications:
•  U.S. Post Office Change of Address: https://moversguide.usps.com
•  Notify banks, insurance companies, magazines, alumni associations, etc.
•  Update your address with your usual On Line Retailers (like Amazon, Zappos, Sephora, J.Crew, etc.)
•  Remove Name Label (if any) from your mailbox
•  Notify Housing Services of your Forwarding Address at check-out

Notify Utilities Providers of Service Termination.
Please do not tell PG&E to “turn off” power at your apartment. Instead, tell them to “take the billing out of your name.” PG&E will not bill you for services used after the date you are released from your Housing Agreement.

Tenants in 4-Bedroom apartments at Mission Bay and Avenues Housing (except Irving and faculty housing) do not need to call to stop PG&E Services, as these accounts are already under the University’s name.
•  PG&E           (800) 743-5000

Clean your apartment.
Note that you will be charged for the removal of any personal items left behind in the room, even if you consider it a “gift” to custodial staff or incoming tenants.
•  Wipe countertops, cupboards
•  Wash interior windows
•  Mop Floors, Vacuum Carpets - you may borrow a vacuum from the Mission Bay Housing Services office
•  Scrub toilets, sinks, bathtub
•  Dust window sills, door frames
•  Remove nails, tape & marks from walls
•  Clean Fridge, Freezer, Oven & Range
•  Clear out closets and bathroom cabinet
•  Take out garbage & recycling
•  Leave fridge ON to prevent mold

You may wish to consider hiring a cleaning service. We encourage you to research any cleaning company, and get recommendations. Housing Services does not endorse any particular service.

Pay any outstanding balances on your account.
Post-departure property damage and cleaning charges will be billed to your account and are due within 90 days of move-out. We will notify you by U.S. mail (not email) if you have any outstanding charges or credits. Remember to give us your forwarding address upon move-out. After 90 days, all outstanding accounts are turned over to a credit collections agency.

❏ Your Laundry Card may have some credit remaining on it. Here are some options:
•  Sell or give the card to another tenant
•  If the balance is $8.00 or over, you may mail the card back to WASH for a refund. Please provide the card, your name, phone number, former UC Housing address and new return address to:

WASH Laundry
18410 South Broadwick
Rancho Dominguez CA 90220


Donate clothes and furniture to charity. Don’t leave personal items as a “gift” to staff or other tenants, as you will be charged for their proper removal. Instead, give to one of the following charities:
•Goodwill has two locations to accept your charitable donations.  At Parnassus/Aldea San Miguel, there is a collection bin located at the end of Adolph Sutro Court.  At Mission Bay, the nearest Goodwill donation center is located at 1580 Mission Street (at the corner of S. Van Ness).
•Out of the Closet (HIV/AIDS programs and services) will pick up a minimum of two large furniture items, TVs, or other large valuables. Call (877) 274-2548 to schedule a pick-up. Items may not be left at Housing Services or in public areas for pick-up.

Sell your stuff. You may also post items for sale on the Mission Bay Tenant mailing list. This mailing list is for residents to buy, sell or give away things. To subscribe to the mbh-market mailing list, send this one line message to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address):
subscribe mbh-market first_name last_name
This mailing list is maintained by Mission Bay tenants. Housing Services does not administer this list or its activities.

Bulky Item Disposal at Mission Bay
Mission Bay tenants can have things like old furniture, electronics, appliances, bundled or boxed clothes, and mattresses picked up through Recology’s Bulky Item Recycling Program. View a list of accepted items at http://recyclemyjunk.com/collectionItemList.htm  Schedule a Bulky Item Recycling pickup at least two week in advance by calling Recology at (415) 330-1300.  Use account number 515027818. After making arrangements with Recology, drop off the bulky items on Nelson Rising Lane at the corner of 3rd Street.  Please label all disposed items with a large piece of paper that says, “RMJ”. This service is not available to Parnassus campus tenants.

Need a Reference for your Off-Campus Landlord?
If you have been a tenant in UCSF Housing, we can provide your prospective landlord with a reference. Many tenants find this useful, as future landlords will want this to support your application. As part of a U.S. educational institution, UCSF Housing Services is bound by some federal privacy laws (FERPA). This law requires that you give permission before we can release information about you.
Please turn in this Tenant Release Form if you would like us to speak with anyone about your UCSF tenancy.


Thank you for choosing UCSF Housing Services! We hope you enjoyed your time here, and we wish you luck in your future pursuits. Have a safe and healthy journey!