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Breaks & Early/Late Stays

Residence Life & Housing (RLH) staff members participate in extensive staff training prior to fall opening and we encourage our residence hall staff to take time away and go home to their families to recharge during University breaks and between semesters. So, when the University isn't in session, staffing in the residence halls is limited.

Early Arrival Fall 2019

Early Check-In Dates & Times
Group Date Time
First-Year, Transfer and international Students
Thursday, August 22 5 – 9 p.m.
Returning Students Thursday, August 22 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 8 a.m – 2 p.m.

All students who want to move into their residence hall before their standard move-in date must complete an Early Arrival Fall 2019 application via the My Housing Portal. The application will be open from mid-July through August 19.

The fee for early check-in is $50 per night. Students registered with certain university-sponsored groups will pay a discounted rate. There is no early check-in on Friday, August 23. New student meal plans do not become effective until August 224, and returning student meal plans on August 25.

International Students: Looking to Arrive Before August 21?

International students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year can request temporary on-campus housing between August 12 and 21 from Conference Services.

Students will be housed in Laird Campus residence halls at a rate of $50 per night.

An optional linen package that includes a pillow, blanket, bed linens and towels can be rented from the Christiana Commons front desk for an additional $30.

Interested students should contact Cathy Matthews in Conference Services or call the Christiana Commons front desk at 302-831-1245.

Are you Attending International Student Orientation (ISO)?
Then, you're eligible to move directly into your fall housing assignment in the residence halls on Wednesday, August 21, 5 – 9 p.m. Be sure to complete the early arrival application!

Students attending ISO will be charged a discounted fee of $25 per night for early check-in, and this list of students will be verified with the NSO office.

Checking Out of Temporary Housing

All students living in temporary on-campus housing and those staying for activities (marching band, etc.) must check out no later than 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21 and may check in to your fall assignment between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. that evening.

Students are responsible for securing their belongings during the time between check-out and check-in. Early check-in fees apply.

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