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.

2018-2019 Academic Year

UNDERGRADUATE WINTER AND SPRING TERMS 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019
University Housing re-opens to women participating in formal sorority recruitment, RA/CA staff and Peer Counselors. No other residents will be permitted to move-in before Saturday, January 5, 2019. 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 3, 2019
Students returning from Fall Study Abroad may move into campus housing

Saturday, January 5, 2019
RESIDENCE HALLS RE-OPEN; All residents may return to campus housing

Monday, January 7, 2019
Winter Term Classes Begin

February 18-22, 2019
Washington Break; students are not required to leave campus. Residence Halls remain OPEN

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Students studying abroad for Spring Term 2019 or Spring Optioning must completely move out of University housing by 5:00pm.

April 15-19, 2019
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 13, 2019. 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, April 20, 2019
Students returning to University housing from winter study abroad programs may return to campus. Room keys will be available for pick-up from the Office of Public Safety. 

Saturday, May 18, 2019
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 19, 2019 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 23, 2019
Undergraduate Commencement

Friday, May 24, 2019
All remaining residents are required to leave campus by 5pm

Saturday, May 25, 2019
Residence Halls CLOSED

 

2019-2020 Academic Year

UNDERGRADUATE FALL TERM 2019

August 2019
Various dates, fall sports teams move in.

Sunday, August 25, 2019
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
The Leading Edge participants move in. Room keys will be distributed from a table outside of the residence halls.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
New Student Move-In Day!
Transfer students and the Class of 2023 will move into their residence hall rooms.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
9:00 AM
University housing opens to all returning students. No student will be allowed to move in prior to this date without explicit permission from the Office of Residential Life. Requests for early arrival will be reviewed on a case by case basis (extenuating circumstances only). If approved, there will be a $50.00/day early arrival fee. Students who arrive early without prior approval will also be fined. If you have questions, you may contact housing@wlu.edu.

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Fall Term Classes Begin

October 10-11, 2019
Reading Days; No Classes. University housing remains OPEN.

November 25-29, 2019
Thanksgiving Break; Students are NOT required to leave campus. University housing remains OPEN.

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020
Winter Break; University housing is CLOSED. All students in University housing are required to leave campus within 24 hours of their last fall term exam and no later than 5pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019. (Athletes required to be on campus during a portion of Winter Break may reside in University 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 14, 2019.