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2020 Move-Out Information

Dear Current Residents,

It’s almost time to start packing again as the school year comes to an end, your lease expires May 15, 2020. It has been a pleasure serving you this year and we look forward to making your move-out as smooth as possible! We will start conducting move-out inspections beginning May 11, 2020. However, you are welcome to schedule a time for May 15, 2020 (last day of your lease). To better serve our residents, we can even extend the move-out inspection day through May 16, 2020. Remember, personalized move-out appointments are scheduled on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please schedule your inspection soon.      

The move-out inspection will be done when the last person moves out and the unit is empty between 5/11 – 5/16. Aparments with International students will have their move-out inspection on 5/18. 

Steps to take…

  1. Communicate with roommates and decide who will be last to move-out.
  2. Select a day/time that works best for everyone.
  3. Choose one roommate to call the Woods leasing office, on the days noted below, to schedule a Move-Out Inspection time for our staff to visit your apartment. At this time keys are collected and you are presented with inspection results.
  4. If you have already returned keys and do not wish to return to your apartment for inspection, it is not required that you are present. However, you still must communicate with your roommates and schedule a move-out inspection for the apartment.
  5. *IMPORTANT* Apartments with International students: Inspections for those apartments will be on 5/18.  It is still required that you contact the Woods to schedule a move-out inspection time for that day.

Monday April 20th & Tuesday April 21st: Please call the Woods leasing office at (217) 464-8635 between 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM to schedule your Move-Out Inspection.  Remember, only one inspection will be scheduled per apartment. Please designate one roommate to schedule the appointment time.

Move-Out Appointments


First Appointment

Last Appointment


5/11/20 – 5/16/20

8:00 AM

6:00 PM

Only 1 appointment per apartment.

(Keys will be collected and placed in envelope provided by us.)

Monday 5/18/20 International Student Apts

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

If you and/or you roommate(s) are in the International Program, we have designated this day to conduct the apartment’s move-out inspection.

* Your lease ends Friday, May 15th

**Move-out inspections take 30 minutes and all personal belongings must be out during this appointment time unless roommates re-signed.

April 22, 2020: The Woods will assign a time for any apartments which did not schedule a move-out inspection.

How do I prepare my apartment for inspection? Below you will find a move-out preparation checklist with instructions, what our inspectors will look for,  costs for damages, cleaning etc.  

Did you sign a Summer lease to stay in the same apartment?  Unless ALL current occupants are staying in the same apartment, we still need to perform a move-out inspection with the roommates who are moving out. The last roommate to move out should call to schedule an appointment on April 20th or April 21st to set-up a move-out inspection.

Are you a current Woods resident and moving to another Woods Apartment with a Summer lease? You will stay in your current apartment until your new apartment is ready for you. The Woods will contact you when your apartment is ready, and you will have 24 hours to transfer all of your personal items to the new apartment. This will be between May 15th – May 29th. A move-out inspection of your current apartment will be scheduled 24 hours after you collect keys for your new apartment. Please have everything packed/organized to make your move as easy as possible.

***VERY IMPORTANT: View the Move-Out Preparation Checklist HERE!

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