Important Dates

Calendar of Important Residential Life Dates

Fall 2020 Semester

Opening Week

New International Student Move-in, TBD
New Student August 27 - Students will be assigned a move-in time.
New Transfer Student August 27 - Students will be assigned a move-in time.
Returning Student Returning students will be assigned a date and time for move-in.

Applications to enter the Residency Requirement Exemption Process are available September 15 on the Housing Portal.

Labor Day: September 7 – CLASSES WILL BE HELD

October 15: Applications for the Residency Requirement Exemption Process are due by October 15. Applications are on the Housing Portal.

Thanksgiving Recess: Tuesday, November 25 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, November 29 at 9 a.m. – Break Stay Request Forms are Required for this Period to reside on-campus.

December 12: Signed Exemption Acceptance Forms are due Sunday, December 13 2021 via the Housing Portal.

Winter Break: Residence Hall and On-Campus Apartments close on Friday, December 18 at 8 p.m. and re-open on Sunday, January 24 at 9 a.m. – Break Stay Request Forms are Required for this Period to reside on-campus.

Spring 2021 Semester

Sunday January 24: Residence Halls open at 9 a.m.

Easter Break: The Residence Halls and Apartments will close on Thursday, April 1 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, April 4 at 9 a.m. Classes resume on Monday, April 5. (residence halls and on-campus apartments are open and student card access is limited to their building only)

End of Year Closing: All Residence Halls and On Campus Apartments will close at 8 p.m. on Friday May 14.

End of Year Closing Move-Out Expectations

  • All Students: Friday, May 14th by 8 p.m. (All non-graduating seniors must depart within 24 hours of their last final or prior to Friday May 11 at 8 p.m., whichever comes first)
  • Commencement: Sunday May 16 at 2 p. m. in the Abbey Church
  • Graduating SJU Seniors: Monday, May 17th by Noon. Graduating seniors are required to depart prior to Monday May 17 at Noon.

Fall 2021 Semester

Opening Week

New International Student Monday, August 23
New Student August 26 between 8 am and 1 pm.
New Transfer Student August 26 between 8 am and 1 pm.
Returning Student Returning students are welcome to move back onto campus on either August 28 and August 29 between 8am and 5pm.

Applications to enter the Residency Requirement Exemption Process are available September 15 on the Housing Portal.

Labor Day: September 6 – CLASSES WILL BE HELD

October 15: Applications for the Residency Requirement Exemption Process are due by October 15. Applications are on the Housing Portal.

Thanksgiving Recess: Tuesday, November 23 at 8 p.m. to Sunday, November 28 at 9 a.m. – Break Stay Request Forms are Required for this Period to reside on-campus.

December 12: Signed Exemption Acceptance Forms are due Sunday, December 12, 2022 via the Housing Portal.

Winter Break: Residence Hall and On-Campus Apartments close on Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m. and re-open on Sunday, January 24 at 9 a.m. – Break Stay Request Forms are Required for this Period to reside on-campus.

Spring 2022 Semester

Sunday January 9: Residence Halls open at 9 a.m.

Easter Break: The Residence Halls and Apartments will close on Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. to Monday, April 18 at 9 a.m. Classes resume on Tuesday, April 19. (residence halls and on-campus apartments are open and student card access is limited to their building only)

End of Year Closing: All Residence Halls and On Campus Apartments will close at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5.

End of Year Closing Move-Out Expectations

  • All Students: Thursday, May 5 by 8 p.m. (All non-graduating seniors must depart within 24 hours of their last final or prior to Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m., whichever comes first)
  • Commencement: Sunday May 16 at 2 p. m. in the Abbey Church
  • Graduating SJU Seniors: Monday, May 9th by Noon. Graduating seniors are required to depart prior to Monday May 9 at Noon.