COVID-19 — Moving Off Campus

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Early Moveout

What is the Express Checkout Form?

This form is how you can inform University Housing that you’re moving out of your room for the remainder of the semester, making you eligible for the prorated refund. If you need another copy of the form, visit the front desk of your hall or complex. If you’ve already left campus and do not plan to return, please email Residence Life at reslife@unl.edu. Per contract policy, no adjustments to housing accounts are made during the last two weeks of the semester.

Do I need to move out entirely?

Yes. If you choose to leave, you must remove all belongings from your room/unit and thoroughly clean all areas prior to completing checkout. This includes cleaning surfaces and removing trash. If there are any damages, beyond normal wear and tear, there could be additional charges. If you have questions about whether a particular damage will be charged, please contact your Residence Director.

I’m in one of the residence halls that will be closing after Spring Break, but I won’t be able to return to move out my belongings by then. What should I do?

If you cannot make it back to move out or to move to your reassigned room by Sunday, March 29, please contact the Residence Life office at 402-472-3885 or reslife@unl.edu for more information.

I moved out and never “Checked Out” – what do I do?

Please email Residence Life at reslife@unl.edu.

Can a parent clean out the student's room for them?

If the student is unavailable, a family member may contact the Residence Director (RD) of the building their student lives in. The RD will help develop a plan for them to access their student’s room. Staff contact info can be found here: https://housing.unl.edu/halls/staff

Refunds

In response to the threat of COVID-19, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is offering a spring semester room and board refund to students who, by March 24, opt for an early checkout from campus residence halls.

How much should I expect my refund to be?

The amount varies depending on your contract and when you choose to move out. If you move out by March 24, you’ll be eligible to receive 60% of the prorated refund effective March 15, 2020. If you choose to move out after March 24, you’ll be eligible to receive 60% of the prorated refund for the period from completing checkout through the end of the semester. Per contract policy, no adjustments to housing accounts are made during the last two weeks of the semester. Please note that all refunds take a month to process.
Example: If a student’s remaining contract for room and board would cost $2,750 between March 15 and May 9, the refund portion would be $1,650.

Who will be eligible for the refund?

All residents who choose to move out and complete check out paperwork with University Housing prior to the end of the semester will be eligible. To receive the maximum refund (effective date of March 15, 2020), students must move out and submit the checkout form by March 24, 2020. Per contract policy, no adjustments to housing accounts are made during the last two weeks of the semester.

How will my refund be processed?

Your refund will post to your Student Account within a month. If your account has other charges, it may offset this amount. If there are no further charges, you should receive a refund either by direct deposit or a mailed check. If you had scholarships that covered your housing costs, the funds will return to the payee. For account questions, please contact Husker Hub at 402-472-2030 or huskerhub@unl.edu.

Change Your Address

  • With University Housing in MyRed (this will only change your address with Housing)
    • Log in, Click on ACCESS THE HOUSING PORTAL > MAIL FORWARDING > Enter your forwarding address > Click SAVE AND CONTINUE.
  • With the University in MyRed (if necessary). This is a separate process.
    • Log in, Click on PROFILE > EDIT ADDRESSES > Enter/update your address as needed. Click SAVE.

Per protocol, we will forward first class mail for 30 days. All other items will be returned to sender, when possible

  • If you are expecting packages, please contact the vendors to reroute your package to your forwarding address.
  • We are not able to facilitate any special pick-ups or package holding at this time.