Hate to see you go: Move-Out 2019

A by-the-numbers guide to facts and services for the end-of-semester exodus.

Move-out 2019 will take place between May 11 and May 21. With 5,500 undergraduates living in College Houses across campus, there will be a lot of activity. Here are some tips to make the move smooth.

PennMOVES, an operation within Business Services, will collect household items used to furnish dorm rooms (micro fridges, lamps, bed risers, trash cans, etc.) and donate them to Penn VIPS—Volunteers in Public Service. Each year, Penn VIPS selects several high school students to receive a variety of donated materials which they can use to furnish their dorm rooms, in addition to a $1200 non-academic scholarship. Penn VIPS coordinates with the PennMOVES team to set aside these items for incoming students to pick up at their convenience.

Students outside pushing moving carts and holding boxes during Move-Out day.
Move-Out 2019 begins on May 11 and runs through May 21, with May 15 historically being the busiest day.


    • 4,350

      Number of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors expected to move out from College Houses by May 15.

    • 1,150

      Number of students remaining on campus, which includes graduating seniors and sponsored students.

    • May 15

      Historically the busiest Move-Out day.

    • 2

      Non-campus partners participating in Move-Out: Philabundance and Goodwill.

    • 52,000

      Average weight, in pounds, of items collected for donation to Goodwill.

    • 6

      Number of collection locations around campus for donating items: Hamilton Village, Sansom Place, New College House, The Quadrange, Kings Court/English House, and Gregory Hill.


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