Auburn Housing: COVID-19

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we temporarily put our move-out plan on hold. We know these are extraordinary times for you and your family. We have worked to make your move-out as convenient as possible in light of the circumstances with the pandemic.

We are excited to tell you that as a result of the governor’s announcement on April 28, we will resume our weekend move-outs. Beginning May 1, residents may come to campus to move out of their hall any Friday, Saturday or Sunday through June 28. The residence halls will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. each day. We are working with our Property Management staff to clean the residence halls between weekends, so please know that we are not able to accommodate requests outside of these dates.

What to Bring

Residence halls will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., so you will not need your Tiger Card to access the hall. However, you will need your key to access your room. If you have lost your key, please email us at no later than the Wednesday before you plan to come to campus. We will need to know your name, room number/letter and the date you are arriving to campus. Your room will be unlocked when you arrive. We will provide a limited amount of gloves at the front desk, and there is also hand sanitizer in each residence hall. We ask that you bring and wear your own mask while moving throughout the common areas of the hall. You may bring any packing supplies you will need, such as boxes/dollies, as we are unable to provide move-out supplies or assistance.


When you come to campus, we ask that you:

  • Coordinate with your roommate/suitemate on timing that supports social distancing and all other CDC guidelines.
  • Bring no more than two people. Please follow CDC guidelines and do not ask those with compromised immune systems or those with symptoms of COVID-19 to assist you.
  • Go to the main entrance of your building upon arrival to pick up an express checkout envelope.
  • Limit your time in the residence hall to two hours.
  • Take all personal items you want from the room. In addition, remove all perishable items.
  • Leave items you no longer want. Staff will dispose of or donate these items at a later date. Once your move-out date has passed, you will not be able to retrieve any items left behind.
  • Place your key in the Express Check-Out envelope and place it in the drop box at the front desk. After this step, you will no longer have access to the room.

Parking regulations during move-out allow students to park in lots other than ones for which they are permitted, and cars that do not have an AU permit will also be able to park in an AU lot without receiving a ticket.

Campus Security will be on site monitoring traffic flow.


You will be able to access your area mail center during the move-out weekends. Check your mail while you are on-campus, and if you have not already done so, complete your mail forwarding information as soon as possible:

  • Log in to AU Access.
  • Click on My Academics.
  • Click on the Personal Info Tab.
  • Click on the “On campus mail forwarding address form.”
  • Fill out form and submit.


Our own Hotel at Auburn University is offering a bed-and-breakfast rate for $99. It includes an overnight stay and a grab-and-go continental breakfast the next morning that you can enjoy in your room or on the road. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, email, call us at 334-821-8200 or use the link below to book directly:


The Auburn Chamber of Commerce restaurant members are eager to serve the Auburn Family. Your continuous support of our local businesses is greatly appreciated. Please visit the link below for a list of your favorite Auburn restaurants.

We recognize the frustration and inconvenience the current situation may cause, and we appreciate your patience as we work through this unprecedented event. Auburn University has no higher priority than the health and well-being of members of our community. We are working closely with campus partners and the CDC to stay abreast of this evolving public health issue.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Last Updated: April 28, 2020