Residence Life & Housing 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. Therefore, when the University is not in session, staffing in the residence halls is limited.
Residence halls (except Christiana Towers) close for three breaks throughout the school year:
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.
Specific information for each period follows.
Apply for Early Arrival Fall 2017 July 10 - August 21, 2017
Temporary/Conference Housing: International students admitted for the 2017-2018 academic year can request temporary on-campus housing between August 12 and August 23 from Conference Services.
Transition Housing: Students staying in temporary on-campus housing and students in temporary/conference housing for activities (marching band, etc.) must check out no later than 11 a.m. on August 23. You may check in to your fall assignment between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.*
International students arriving early to attend International Student Orientation (ISO) are eligible to move directly into their fall housing assignment in the residence halls on Wednesday, August 23, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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.
All students moving in to their residence hall before Saturday, August 26 must complete an Early Arrival Fall 2017 application via the Interim Housing section of the My Housing portal between July 10 and August 21.
The fee for early check-in is $50 per night. There is no check-in on Friday, August 25. Your meal plan will not become effective until August 26.
Early Check-In: Students may move in to the residence halls early for Fall semester.
|First-Year, Transfer and international Students
||Thursday, August 24||5 p.m - 9 p.m.|
|Returning Students||Thursday, August 24||5 p.m - 9 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 26||8 a.m. - 2 p.m.|
Complete the Early Arrival Form
July 10 - August 21
You can request Transition Housing and Early Check-In via My Housing. Select the Interim Housing option and complete the Early Arrival Fall application. The fee for early check-in is $50 per night. There is no check-in on Friday, August 25. Your meal plan will not become effective until August 26.
Apply for Thanksiving Break 2017 in early November (exact dates will be announced)
Thanksgiving break will begin November 17 and residence halls close at 7 p.m.
Residence halls will reopen on November 26 at noon.
To request to stay, please complete the Thanksgiving Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal.
Apply for December Break 2017 beginning in late November (exact dates will be announced)
December Break begins December 16, 2017 and residence halls close at 10 p.m. To request a late stay or a full break stay, please complete the December Break application (Interim Housing) found on the My Housing portal, available beginning November 21, 2017.
If you plan to live on campus for Winter Session, you must have a University-related reason for staying on campus, you may need to complete the Winter Session housing application found on the My Housing portal, available October 30, 2017.
Halls reopen for Spring Semester on February 4, 2018 at noon; residence hall check-in is noon to 7 p.m.
If you participate in Mutual Room Exchange or Find A Vacancy (Mid-Year Room Change), you should review complete information about changing rooms, when you are expected to move out and what to do with your keys.