Preparing for your departure

Use the following tips and timelines to organize your plans prior to graduation and departure from Boston University.

Other personal matters to consider

Use the following checklist to organize your personal matters prior to leaving BU:

  • Notify your landlord or housing office that you will be vacating your apartment. Most leases require 30 days’ written notice. Check your lease for details.
  • Make sure your roommates are aware of your plans.
  • Call all of your utility accounts and newspaper/magazine subscriptions.
  • Make arrangements with your bank to close your account(s).
  • Consider what to do with your vehicle, if you have one.
  • Contact health insurance, car insurance, and life insurance companies to discuss coverage options and whether to close the account(s).
  • Leave a forwarding address at your local post office so they can send your mail to your new address.
  • Pay any fines you may have (library, parking, etc.).
  • Contact shipping or storage companies for best rates to ship/store your personal items.
  • Sell miscellaneous furniture, appliances, computers, automobiles, bikes, etc., by holding a garage sale or placing the items on a website such as Craigslist or eBay. You can also donate to a local thrift shop, such as the Salvation Army or Goodwill.
  • Unsubscribe from email lists you no longer need.