Residence Hall Opening and Closing Schedule

 

Residence Hall Opening and Closing Schedule

It is important for all students living in on-campus housing to follow the dates and procedures for residence hall openings and closings throughout the academic year. Students and their families should plan their arrivals and departures accordingly. Requests to check out after official closings must be approved by the student’s Residence Hall Director.

2018 – 2019 Academic Year

The residence halls close for the following breaks during the academic year: Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring break.  During this time, students must leave the halls prior to the closing times. Only students who receive prior permission from Student & Residence Life are permitted to be in the residence hall.  Failure to leave on time and/or staying without permission may result student conduct and/or residence facility violations. Mail delivery and meal services are not available during breaks. After the halls close, no student may re-enter until the designated reopening day and time.

Fall Semester Opening – New Students

New students moving into a residence hall will be assigned a specific move-in day and time (Wednesday, August 22, or Thursday, August 23, 2018) based on their residence hall and floor.

An email will be sent to new students’ LHU email address in early August with their assigned move-in day and time. Please consult the Moving In page for details.

2018 Fall Semester Opening – Returning Students

Returning students will move in on August 24, August 25, or August 26, 2018. Each student will be assigned a specific move-in day and time to ensure students do not have long to wait during check-in and to limit traffic congestion. It is very important for all students to plan their arrivals accordingly.

An email will be sent to returning students’ LHU email address in early August with their assigned move-in day and time. To request a different day/time, please contact the Residence Hall Director listed in the move-in email.

Fall Holiday

Scheduled for Monday, October 8, 2018, all residence halls remain open during the Fall Holiday.

Thanksgiving Break

Residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Residence halls reopen at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

Additional details regarding Thanksgiving Break closing and reopening will be posted closer to the start of the break. Students will also receive an email at their LHU email address with the necessary information.

Winter Break

Residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2018.

Students who complete their finals before Friday, December 14th, must vacate the residence halls within 24-hours of their last exam.

Additional details regarding Winter Break closing and reopening will be posted closer to the start of the break. Students will also receive an email at their LHU email address with the necessary information.

2019 Spring Semester (Projected Dates)

Spring Semester Opening

New students will move in to their residence hall on Sunday, January 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All other students may return to their residence hall on Sunday, January 20, 2019, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Additional details will be posted closer to the start of the break and emailed at their LHU email address with the necessary information.

Spring Break

Residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Residence halls reopen at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Additional details regarding Spring Break closing and reopening will be posted closer to the start of the break. Students will also receive an email at their LHU email address with the necessary information.

End-of-Year Closing

The residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019.

All students are expected to vacate their room for the year and check out within 24 hours after their last final exam by completing either an Express Checkout or Appointment Checkout. Failure to do so may result in an improper checkout fee.

Additional details will be posted closer to the actual date. Students will also receive an email at their LHU email address with the necessary information.

 Contact Us

Contact Student & Residence Life

 
219 Ulmer Hall
(570) 484-2317

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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