University Apartments Move-Out

Red box line iconMove-out season has begun! We know there are many things to do when moving out! Below are a few reminders to help check-off your list and make sure you have a pleasant experience bidding farewell to the UA Community.

  • If you will be vacating your apartment then a lease termination would need to be submitted in your My UW Housing portal by selecting “Request a Lease Termination” under the leasing termination heading on the main page.
  • If you are remaining in the United States, be sure to visit the USPS website to change your address
  • In addition, change delivery address information on personal accounts (ex: Amazon, cell phone bill, financial institutions, credit cards, delivery services, etc.)
  • Be sure to cancel your MG&E customer service account.
  • Remove all personal belongings from the apartment and storage unit (see additional note below)!
  • When you are ready to return your keys, be sure to:
    • Seal your keys inside the “Yellow Express Check-out Envelope”. Envelopes are on the left upon entering the first set of doors of the Community, next to the drop box.
    • Leave your name, apt. number and forward mailing information, where indicated, on the envelope
    • Place the envelope in the drop box on the left wall (next to the ATM).

The first set of doors are open 24 hours of the day, therefore you may return the keys anytime you are ready, no later than 8:00 a.m., the day after your lease end date.

Note: University Apartments does not have an outlet to sell or keep unwanted furniture, clothing or electronic items. You may not leave your items behind to donate. Any items left behind may result in property removal charges. If there are items you do not wish to take you may try donating them.


The most common donation places in Madison are Goodwill and St. Vincent’s de Paul.

With prior notification, these agencies will make arrangements to collect the items from your home.

Goodwill Home Pickup
St. Vincent de Paul Home Pickup

View a complete list of Madison Donation Centers

For a complete instructions and guidelines to moving out of your home, please use the University Apartments Move-Out Guide.

Thank-you for being a part of our community. We enjoyed your time with us and wish you well in your next home!