The housing contract permits occupancy of college housing two days in advance of the first day of classes in the fall and spring semesters.  Exceptions are granted for students who are members of an approved early arrival group/sports team and individual students with extenuating travel issues.

Individual students (not part of an early arrival group/team) who have extenuating travel issues may request permission to move in one day early (the Friday before classes begin) for no additional fee.  Requests earlier than this date will be subject to additional housing fees and cannot be guaranteed.  A nightly fee will not be charged to students who request early arrival as an accommodation for a medical condition.  Regardless of circumstance, students who return to campus prior to the official opening of housing (Saturday/Sunday before classes begin) must have advance permission from the Office of Residence Life.

Members of an early arrival group/team are expected to schedule their return to campus for the day/time designated by the coach/group adviser.  Members of early arrival groups do not need to submit an individual request unless needing to arrive prior to the designated return date for their group.  Individual requests will be reviewed and may require additional supporting materials. There is a nightly fee for returning before the designated group return date.

The housing opening dates are published well in advance to enable students and families to plan their travel accordingly.  It is assumed that a request to arrive prior to the established opening date is made due to unavoidable circumstances.  For that reason, you may be required to provide substantial supporting documentation (i.e., copies of parent’s boarding passes if they are unavailable during the scheduled move-in time due to travel, copies of wedding announcements if attending the wedding of an immediate family member).

Ultimately, we want every student to move into a residence that has been fully prepared for his/her arrival. Adhering to the scheduled arrival dates/times helps to make that possible.

Early Arrival for Fall 2019

Submit early arrival request through MyHousing by Wednesday, August 14th.

Nightly fee for early arrival prior to Friday, August 23rd.

If you are not part of an early arrival group/team but have extenuating travel issues, you may request individual permission to return to campus on Friday, Aug. 23, between 12pm–5:00pm only.  Due to the need to focus on first-year move in that morning, Residence Life staff will not be available to issue keys for any upper-level student prior to noon.

Fees will be placed on student accounts.

We cannot process requests over the phone.

Cancellations or changes to a previously approved early arrival time must be made in writing to the Office of Residence Life before you return to campus, otherwise early arrival fees stand.

It is logistically challenging to prepare the residences for fall occupancy as there are many conference groups and individual students who live on campus during the summer.  Often the available time for room prep is very short (sometimes less than one day).  Facilities Operations plans their summer work and cleaning schedule based on the early arrival dates for each team/group.