Important Dates & Deadlines
Updated: July 30, 2020
We are committed to fostering safe, diverse, and inclusive housing for all residents. Things will look different this year. We’ll share in the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, from staying home if we don’t feel well to limiting large gatherings, respecting physical distancing guidelines, and wearing face coverings. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more.
Please check back for details on residence hall open (move-in) and close (winter break), fall dining reminders, and other key academic calendar dates.
After receiving their housing assignment, students will be required to schedule a 45-minute move-in appointment. Look for an email to your UMN account with login instructions on August 4. You may reschedule or cancel appointments any time before September 1.
Students assigned to residence halls will be able to sign up for one of the two move-in options below, including a new drop off option which may be most helpful for students who live closer to campus. Students with apartment contracts may move in starting August 15.
Drop & Go: August 30–September 1
This early option offers appointments to leave belongings in your residence hall room and return home. The building will be less congested and rooms will be securely locked while you are away. Drop & Go students will be able to arrive and occupy their rooms after September 2. Note: This arrival is not an additional opportunity to move belongings. Do not bring helpers or more than hand-carry items to respect those signed up for Move & Stay.
Move & Stay: September 2–7
This standard move-in period offers appointments to bring in belongings and occupy your residence hall room.
There are two contract periods available for students assigned to residence halls this fall. Residence hall residents may choose one of two periods of occupancy or cancel their contract by August 14.
- Shortened Semester term: September 5 – November 25
- Full Semester term: September 5 – December 23
Note: Unless you indicate otherwise, Housing & Residential Life will assign the Full Semester term contract period and the associated rate. Residence hall residents have the option to change their contract period anytime through November 1.
The fall 2020 semester meal plan contract is September 5 – November 25.
Residents with the Full Semester contract period will have the option of having a meal plan from November 29 – December 23, though it is not required during this period.
Orientation Weeks of Welcome will take place August 10 – September 7 (fall classes start on Tuesday, September 8). Each week will focus on themed, virtual content to help get you prepared to be a Gopher:
- August 10-14: Wellness & Finances
- August 17-21: Sustainability & Involvement
- August 24-28: Campus Resources & Academics