Residence Hall Dates

Important Dates for Students Living in Campus Housing

The term "Residence Halls" refers to all campus housing facilities:  Gaines, Graham-Lees, Woods Creek Apartments, the Village, theme and Greek houses. Email housing@wlu.edu with any questions or concerns.

2017-2018 Academic Year

UNDERGRADUATE FALL TERM 2017

August 2017
Various dates, fall sports teams move in. Coaches will issue room keys.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
New Student Move-In Day!
The Leading Edge participants move in. Room keys will be distributed from a table outside of the residence halls.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
New Student Move-In AND Check-In Day - mandatory for ALL New Students!
Transfer students and the remaining members of the Class of 2021 that did not participate in The Leading Edge will move into their residence hall rooms. Room keys will be distributed from a table outside of the residence halls.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Residence Halls open to all returning students. Upper Division students may NOT move-into campus housing prior to this date with the exception of fall athletes, residential life staff, FYOC and select other groups with approval from the Office of Residential Life.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Fall Term Classes Begin

October 12-13, 2017
Reading Days; No Classes. Residence Halls remain OPEN

November 20-24, 2017
Thanksgiving Break; Students are NOT required to leave campus. Residence Halls remain OPEN

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - Friday, January 5, 2018
Winter Break; Residence Halls are CLOSED. All students in campus housing are required to leave campus within 24 hours of their last fall term exam and no later than 5pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017. (Athletes required to be on campus during a portion of Winter Break may reside in campus housing during approved dates only. Check with your coach if you are unsure of approved dates for your sport.)
*Students on Study Abroad winter term must completely move out of campus housing 24 hours after their last fall term exam and no later than 5pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

UNDERGRADUATE WINTER AND SPRING TERMS 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
University Housing re-opens to women participating in formal sorority recruitment and RA/CA staff. No other residents will be permitted to move-in before Saturday, January 6, 2018. Note: RAs/CAs and Public Safety will be closely monitoring campus housing. Any student in campus housing without approval will be reported to The Office of Residential Life.

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Students returning from Fall Study Abroad may move into campus housing

Saturday, January 6, 2018
RESIDENCE HALLS RE-OPEN; All residents may return to campus housing

Monday, January 8, 2018
Winter Term Classes Begin

February 19-23, 2018
Washington Break; students are not required to leave campus. Residence Halls remain OPEN

April 16-20, 2018
Spring Break; students are not required to leave campus. Residence Halls remain OPEN.
*Students on Study Abroad spring term are required to completely move-out of campus housing 24 hours after their last Winter term exam and no later than 5pm Saturday, April 14, 2018. Students may not store belongings in campus housing while on Study Abroad and students will not be permitted to return to campus housing at the conclusion of their Study Abroad program.

Saturday, May 19, 2018
End of the academic year; Students are required to vacate campus housing within 24 hours of their last exam and no later than 5pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018 unless they are a graduating senior, RA/CA, or participating in graduation week events in which late stay approval must be requested in writing and approved by the Office of Residential Life.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Undergraduate Commencement

Friday, May 25, 2018
All remaining residents are required to leave campus by 5pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Residence Halls CLOSED