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Preparing for move-out

With final exams underway, the next item on many student to-do lists is cleaning, packing and preparing to move. 

Moving is a big task and good planning is important. Students should remember to contact family and friends well in advance of move-out day and start preparations early, including collecting used boxes or buying new ones (available on campus).

Early booking is also important for students requiring a moving vehicle due to increased demand throughout April.

There are number of ways students can dispose of unwanted items:

The City of Kingston also offers Giveaway Day on Saturday, April 21. People can label items “free” and put them out in front of their home. At the end of the day, uncollected items must be brought back inside and disposed of through other means. The city will NOT collect unwanted items left at the curb.

The annual Queen’s Drop and Shop is being held April 27-May 1 at MacGillivray Brown Hall, 212 Barrie St., 8 am-7 pm (noon on May 1), where students can bring unwanted items, and also purchase things they need.

More helpful information for moving out is available on the Student Community Relations and City of Kingston websites.

To maintain a quiet study environment, students living in residence are required to vacate residences within 24 hours after completing their last exam. Students in residence should be sure to check out the information on the Queen’s University Residences webpage.