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Breaks & Early/Late Stays

Breaks & Early/Late Stay Periods: Winter Session | Early Arrival Spring

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.

Residence halls (except Christiana Towers) close for three breaks during the school year:

  • Thanksgiving Break,
  • December Break
  • and Spring Break.

There is a fee to remain in traditional (non-apartments) residence halls during breaks. Staff is not available to manage or monitor partial stays, so they are not permitted.

  • Late Stay: There is no charge for the first night of each break period, but you do need to complete a break housing application. This is considered a "late stay" and you need to check out and leave the hall by 10 a.m. the morning after the halls close, or you will be charged an improper checkout fee.
  • Early Arrival Fall/Spring: Students can move in to the residence halls early for Fall & Spring semesters at the rate of $50 per night.

Winter Session 2018

Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 5-week classes is on January 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. or for Winter Session 5-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on January 3, 2018.

Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 4-week classes is on January 7, 2018 from noon - 7 p.m. or for Winter Session 4-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on January 8, 2018.

Students leaving after Winter Session must check-out of the residence halls by 6 p.m. on February 3, 2018.

If you plan to live on campus for Winter Session, you need to have a University-related reason for staying on campus and may need to complete the Winter Session housing application found on the My Housing portal, available now.

If you sign up for a Winter Session class or live in a campus apartment, you do not need to complete the application.

For more detailed information about Winter Session, including information on dining plans, visit the Winter Session page.

Early Arrival Spring 2018

Apply for Early Arrival Spring 2018 and register for Spring into Success beginning January 8, 2018.

You can move in to the residence halls early for Spring semester on Saturday, February 3, 7 - 9 p.m. The fee for early check-in is $50 per night*, which will be charge to your student financial account by late February.

Additional move-in times are available for new international students attending International Student Orientation (ISO) and first-year and transfer students attending New Student Orientation (NSO) and the Spring into Success conference as listed in the chart below.

*Students attending ISO and/or NSO will be charged a reduced fee of $25 per night. Early check-in fees will be waived for students attending Spring into Success who attend all required sessions.

Group

Fee

Check-in Date

Check-In Time

International students participating in ISO

$25/night
Total: $100

Wednesday, January 31

7:30–9 p.m. or by appointment

International students participating in ISO AND Spring into Success conference

Free

New first-year or transfer students participating in NSO

$25/night
Total: $75 for Thursday check-in;
$50 for Friday check-in

Thursday, February 1
or
Friday, February 2

Thursday:
6–9 p.m.

Friday:
8–9 a.m.

New first-year or transfer students participating in NSO AND Spring into Success conference

Free

Returning first-year or transfer student participating in Spring into Success conference

Free

Thursday, February 1

6–9 p.m.

Friday, February 2

8–9 a.m.

Any student check in early only

$50/night
Total: $50 for Saturday check-in

Saturday, February 3

7–9 p.m.

 

Log in to My Housing and select the Interim Housing option to complete the Early Arrival Spring 2017 application, beginning January 8.

Prepare for Spring move-in with our Spring Move-In Guide.

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