Important Dates

Below is an approximate timeline for incoming students during their first year. For specific information, see our calendar along with information from admission and orientation.

Note: In addition to these dates, residents can expect a number of mandatory floor meetings about upcoming campus processes run by their floor RA.

Approximate Timeline for Incoming Students


Important admissions information on MyRoc. The housing application/contract becomes available on StarRez (May 15, 2024).


Applications to become an EcoRep are available.

Early June

Housing contract is due for priority consideration. The priority deadline for the 2024-2025 application is June 3, 2024.


Housing assignments, including roommate information, are released to students. First-year students (class of 2028) will receive their housing assignments and move-in information on July 1, 2024

Note: Transfer students who apply for fall-term housing are not likely to hear about housing until after July 15. Some assignments will come later, sometimes close to or after classes begin.

Early August

Detailed move-in information is provided for incoming international, domestic, and transfer students. The date is TBD.

Late August

International students, domestic students, and transfer students' move-in days typically occur around one week before the first day of classes (on different days). See our calendar for the specific dates. 

Late August-Early September

Elections and applications for residential leadership ambassadors are available for interested students.

Early October

University fall break. Students are not required to leave campus housing for this break. See our calendar for specific dates.

End of October-Early November

Applications to be an RA are released for interested students. Check the RA Selection page in October for an updated timeline.

End of November

University Thanksgiving break. Students are not required to leave campus housing for this break. See our calendar for specific dates. Winter Stay registration also becomes available. See our breaks page in November for more information. 

Mid to Late December

Beginning of the University’s winter break. Students are required to leave campus housing within 48 hours of their last final unless they register for break housing (students stay in their fall room assignment). Students can see the dates and times of each semester’s finals on the registrar’s website.


Hall opening for spring semester typically includes a regular opening day and a room change day (all students wanting to change rooms must arrive on this day to do so) approximately three to five days before the first day of classes. See our calendar for specific dates. 

Late January-Early February

Applications for fellows and D’Lions are released for those interested students.

Early to Mid-March

Spring break. Students are not required to leave housing for this break. See our calendar for specific dates.


Information about housing selection for the next academic year becomes available on our lottery page. Check back in March for more information.

Information about summer housing and summer housing contracts are released. Check our summer housing page after Spring Break for more information.


Spring hall closing; all students must vacate the halls 48 hours after their last final or have a completed summer housing contract. Students can see the dates and times of each semester’s finals on the registrar’s website.

Late May

Summer housing students move into their summer housing assignments. Specific dates are available on the summer housing page after spring break.