Preparing Your Student for Moving-out Off-campus

Moving Out of Off-Campus Rentals

Now is a great time to remind your student to ensure they are providing proper notice to their landlord in order to terminate their lease agreement. It’s also important to be mindful of Automatic Renewal Clauses and other lease terms ahead of move-out. The University Legal Clinic is a great (free) resource for your student to get advice and better understand their lease terms.

Encourage your student to update their address

Students living both on- and off-campus should update their mailing address with the U.S. Post Office ($1) and in their PAWS account (no cost).

Security Deposits

Your student should request a final walk-through of their rental unit prior to handing over the keys to review any damages beyond normal wear and tear. Ask the landlord when you can expect to receive the deposit back, and provide the landlord a forwarding address to receive your security deposit along with the list of itemized deductions from the security deposit. Landlords are required to return this minus any deductions within 21 days of move out.

Project Clean and Green

The annual program that provides free bulky item collection for residents begins May 17 and runs through May 21, 2021 in the UWM area. Tenants who improperly dispose of trash or large furniture items on the curb outside of this program can be fined up to $5,000.

Dumpster Day | May 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dumpster Day is hosted by the UWM Neighborhood Housing Office in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability in the Sciences parking lot at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. on Saturday, May 22 from 9am-4pm. Students must show a student ID and can only dispose of 1 mattress per ID. This is a great option for students who missed their items being picked up on the curb through the clean and green program.