Check-out Room Cleaning


Room cleaning guidelines are provided to assist residents in preparing their room/living space for check-out.  Failure to complete cleaning responsibilities at check-out can result in cleaning fees being assessed.

Residents should account for cleaning their personal space in their room and coordinating with their roommate(s) for division of cleaning in shared locations (e.g. sinks, bathrooms, floors). 

If roommates do not check out at the same time, it is the responsibility of the person(s) remaining in the room to ensure that any areas addressed by the checked-out roommate(s) remain clean through their own check-out time.


  • Clean all furniture items (bed frames, chairs, desk, dresser) with a damp cloth and all-purpose cleaner, as needed.  Wipe out all drawers and the floor and surfaces of the closet/storage. 
  • Make sure all of the furniture items that should be in your room are present.  Return furniture to its check-in configuration/position in the room - ask an RA for clarification, as needed. 
  • Remove all tape, adhesives, posters, etc. from the walls.  Wipe down all walls with a damp cloth and all-purpose cleaner. 
  • Dust the blinds, window frame and window sill with a damp cloth.  Clean the window glass panes.
  • Clean the interior and exterior of the provided trashcan and recycling bin.
  • Clean the sink, faucet, soap dish, cabinet/drawers and sink mirror/medicine cabinet with all-purpose cleaner. 
  • Remove all tape, adhesives, etc. from the room door. Remove dry erase boards.  Wipe both sides of the door with a damp cloth. 
  • Clean the door vent, door frame, and air vents with a broom.  Wipe the light fixture(s) and light cover(s) with a damp cloth.  Do not dust/clean the smoke detector or fire sprinkler head. 
  • Remove all trash from the room. Note: Trash must be taken to the dumpsters outside of the building.
  • Sweep and mop the floor and clean the baseboards.

The front desk will offer a limited supply of brooms, dust pans, and mops for resident use. 

Cleaning chemicals, sponges, rags, or scrub brushes will not be provided to residents by Housing.  Residents are responsible for providing these items on their own to complete cleaning responsibilities.