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Living on Campus

First and second year students are required to live in university housing. Living on campus provides a built-in social network for students and eases the transition from living at home to being on their own. Resicdence halls are not closed over the Thanksgiving break or Spring break (usually in March) and students may remain on campus if they choose. Below you will find helpful information about moving in, moving out, and everything in between.

Living with a Roommate

Shared living space experience fosters a multicultural community which provides for social interaction and encourages a climate of mutual respect.  Communication between roommates is key in working out the living arrangements and settling differences. Students sign a Living Agreement which states that a student is expected to respect the rights of others in relation to their own needs and take responsibility for their own actions.  If a student is experiencing a roommate conflict, he or she should contact the professional staff members in the hall who will attempt to mediate the situation. Room changes are not always possible and are made on a space available basis.   The full policy for residence hall students Residential Policies

Housing Room Selection Process and Living Off Campus

The goal of the Room Selection Process is to distribute rooms fairly, attempting to give each student their preferred residence hall within the limits of available resources. Room Selection allows students to select a room for the coming academic year and takes place each spring.  Students will be guided through the multi-step process via emails from the Housing, Meal Plan and ID Services Office.   Each step must be completed properly and within a specific window of time, so encourage your student to watch for Housing Lottery emails starting in February.

Prior to participating in the lottery, students must make an advance housing payment and agree to the Terms & Conditions of Student Housing.  To see residence hall facilities, room dimensions, bed sizes, and standard furnishings: Residential Facilities

Once a student opts to live off-campus, after fulfilling the required two years in residence halls, they may not return to univeristy housing.

The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services will provide support, information, and resource referrals for off-campus housed students.

Moving Out

Semester Break: December-January

All students must leave campus no later than noon on the Saturday, immediately following final exams.
Residents living in the residence halls should plan to leave campus within 24 hours after their last fall semester, final exam; personal belongings do not need to be removedApproval from residence hall staff must be granted in order for a student to remain in the residence hall beyond the 24 hours after final exams. Your student can find final exam information and schedules on their MySlice account .

Moving Out

End of Academic Year: May

At the end of the spring semester, in May, once students have completed their final exams they are required to move out of the residence halls within 24 hours.  This is to maintain a quiet, academic environment for those students who have not yet completed their exams. Non-graduating students may not stay beyond 24 hours of their last exam without prior approval from their residence director or assistant residence director. Once extended stay is approved, any students remaining must move out before the final closing of the residence halls.


There is no storage in the residence halls or South Campus apartments for the summer or during study abroad semesters. If your student plans to store belongings locally here are two options.
  • Rent space in a local storage facility - you rent a unit and move items to/from campus 
  • Use LazyBones - this company provides storage and is the only company permitted inside the residence halls to pickup/drop-off belongings.

Note: Outside moving and storage companies may not enter any university-owned residence hall or apartment.