University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Termination Checklist

  • Review Contract Guidebook for termination policies (pg. 10).
  • Submit Contract Termination Form and supporting documentation to University Housing, Sandburg C100.Contract Termination Forms can be found at these links: Residence Hall Termination Form and Kenilworth Square Apartments Termination Form.
  • Schedule in-person exit interview and attend appointment.
    • During this 15 minute exit interview University Housing Staff will verify if your reason for termination is approved or not and determine your termination fees.
  • Schedule a check-out day/time with your R(H)A to inspect your room. 
  • Submit any work orders for outstanding repairs. www.fixit.uwm.edu
  • Start to pack.
  • Clean your room
    • return room to original condition.       
    • Vacuum/Mop.
    • Remove all items from door/wall.
    • Put bed in original placement.
    • Rental lofts should taken down and placed under bed.    
    • Remove all personal belongings from common areas.
    • Minimal cleaning supplies are available for check-out through the Service Desk.
  • Return any rental items to the appropriate campus office. 
    • University Housing Parking Permits must be removed from the car window and returned with the Cancellation Form to the Service Desk of your assigned building. 
  • Clean out your mailbox.
    • Update your address on your MyHousing account so we know where to forward your mail.
  • Move all personal belongings out of room and ensure it is clean prior to checking-out with your R(H)A.
  • Check-out with your R(H)A.
    • Sign the check-out section of Room Condition Report.   
    • Return room key/fob to your R(H)A. 
    • Failure to clean your space, return your key/fob or check-out with staff could result in improper check-out fees.
    • Lock change fees for non-returned keys is $50.  
    • Improper check-out fee is $75. 
  • Gold Account money can be refunded by contacting the Panther Card office at (414) 229-2231.


Financial Appeals: If you believe that your termination fees were assessed inappropriately or disagree with the termination fees you have the right to appeal.  Financial Appeal forms are available in the University Housing Office.  Appeals and supporting documentation must be submitted within 14 calendar days of when your completed your Contract Termination Exit Interview.If you fail to schedule an exit interview or miss your initial appointment your appeal must be submitted within 14 days of when your Contract Termination Form was submitted to University Housing.  Financial Appeals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.