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.  Arrivals prior to Friday will be subject to additional housing fees and cannot be guaranteed.  A nightly fee will not be charged to students who request early arrival through Accessibility Services 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 2022

Submit early arrival request through MyHousing by Friday, August 12th.  We cannot process requests over the phone or through email.

For individual early arrivals prior to Friday, August 26, students will be assessed a nightly fee on their student accounts.

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.

Early Arrival for Spring 2023

Submit early arrival request through MyHousing by Tuesday, January 17th.  We cannot process requests over the phone or through email.

For individual early arrivals on Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th, students will be assessed a nightly fee on their student accounts.

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.