Moving Out

Retrieving Personal Belongings from the Residence Halls

All items must be removed from the 162 North State Street Residences and Jones Hall by June 7, and below you’ll find options to facilitate this process. The health of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) community during this process is our number one priority. The following options offer you the opportunity to retrieve your items while following recommended health guidance, including limiting the amount of people on campus. SAIC coordinated with the Chicago Police Department on plans for moving out of the residence halls, and students who are moving out, even with the State of Illinois’ Stay-at-Home order, will still be able to do so.

1. You may return to campus between May 18–June 7 to pack and move out.

You may sign up to move out between May 18–June 7. During your move out time, you may pack your items and load them out of the building. You may only be in the building during your four-hour window to complete this task, and you are allowed to bring one guest to assist.
During move out, you and your guest must follow national and local health guidelines, including wearing a mask, keeping six feet away from other people, and not sharing elevators with people beyond your guest. Read the community health guidelines for campus visits below.
You and your guest are only allowed in the building during your four-hour move out time; you may not stay overnight in the building or sign up for multiple move-out times. SAIC will provide free packing boxes and tape to help facilitate a smooth move out.
Schedule Your Move
 

2. You may enlist Collegeboxes to pack, store, and/or ship belongings.

If you are unable to return to campus, you may have your items packed, stored, and/or shipped through Collegeboxes. Collegeboxes will charge a flat fee of $295 per student to pack all items in their room. Please visit collegeboxes.com to contract directly with the company and to see rates for shipping and storage, and click here for more information. If you utilize Collegeboxes and also have items in the academic buildings, please complete this form to identify alternate methods for retrieving these items.
If you plan to use Collegeboxes, please let us know here.
 

3. You may return to campus between May 18–June 7 to pack and enlist Collegeboxes to store and/or ship belongings.

You may sign up to move out between May 18–June 7. During your move out time, you may pack your items. You may only be in the building during your four-hour window to complete this task, and you are allowed to bring one guest to assist.
During move out, you and your guest must follow national and local health guidelines, including wearing a mask, keeping six feet away from other people, and not sharing elevators with people beyond your guest. Read the community health guidelines for campus visits below.
You and your guest are only allowed in the building during your four-hour move out time; you may not stay overnight in the building or sign up for multiple move-out times. SAIC will provide free packing boxes and tape to help facilitate a smooth move out. When you complete your scheduling, please indicate that you will use Collegeboxes and be sure to go to collegeboxes.com to contract for services. 
Schedule Your Move

 

For students returning to campus to pack up or pick up items, please review the following bullet points for a successful move out.  

Check-In - When you arrive at your residence hall to move out, you will find a table in the lobby with packets there, labeled with student names. This packet will contain your new key (162 only) parking sticker, visitor badge, and other information for your move out. The locks have been replaced in Jones Hall and students returning to Jones should use their ARTICard to access their room so no additional key will be provided. All students should take the packet with your name on it and review the information included in it. If you are unable to attend your move out and will be sending someone in your place, please email reshalloffices@saic.edu so they can properly update our records.

Parking - Only loading is allowed in the alley next to 162 N. State Street and in the street in front of Jones Hall. Parking in these areas is not allowed and you should use the parking garage at 181 N. Dearborn for any time you will not be actively loading your vehicle. In your packet when you arrive, you will find a sticker for this garage. To use it, you should park your vehicle in the garage and bring the white ticket with you. When you are leaving, you should affix the sticker to the back of your white parking pass and apply the discount code as it instructs. Your rate will drop to the discounted rate at that point and you can pay for parking and depart.

Carts - There will be 2 SAIC carts left outside of your room for your use during the move out process.  When you complete your move, please return your carts to the designated rooms that will be listed in your packet and posted on signs in the building so they may be sanitized before the next student.
Boxes & Tape - Boxes and a roll of packaging tape will be left outside of your room to assist with your packing.  If you do not need the boxes, you may leave them there.  If you need more boxes, please email reshalloffices@saic.edu.  This email will be monitored actively throughout your move out time.

Loading - To create the most space between students and staff, you should exit the building with your items via the back doors.  You should then enter the building via the front door.

Media Equipment, Shop Equipment, Library books - If you have media equipment, shop equipment, or library books that need to be returned, you should also use the form to schedule time to return those items to the appropriate campus building while you are on campus. If you need assistance with this, please email reshalloffices@saic.edu.  

Keys -  When you complete your move, please return all keys via a SAIC check out envelope at the security desk.  The check out envelope will be included in your packet and you should fill out the information on the envelope, and leave the keys inside at the dropbox in the lobby. 

Guidelines and Community Health Promotions for Campus Visits -  Please be aware that SAIC is complying with the Chicago Department of Public Health, state, and national health and social distancing guidelines. It is our responsibility to ensure the safety of the SAIC community by keeping contact to a minimum and reducing the number of people who need to come to campus. Your visit to campus must adhere to the following:

  • Do not come to campus unless you have reserved a time to do so. Please adhere to the designated times for building access per your scheduled appointment time. You will be required to check-in and check-out at each building.
  • Do not come to campus if you are ill (fever, cough, etc.). We need your help to keep everyone healthy.
  • You will be asked to wear a face mask at all times while you are in the building. If you are not able to provide your own mask, we will provide a standard surgical mask for you.
  • You will be asked to follow all social distancing protocols including keeping 6 ft of distance from others
  • You will be allowed to bring only one person to assist your move. This person must also follow all the above community health promotion guidelines.
  • Elevator usage is limited to 2 people at a time

Questions - If you have any questions during your move out time, please email reshalloffices@saic.edu with your name, ID, and phone number.  Someone will reply to your email or call you to answer your question.