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Moving & Breaks

Find information to get you prepared for living on campus. 



Find key instructions and helpful tips for move-in including dates, what to bring (and what not to bring), bed configuration, tech setup, and more.

Move-in Guide

November Break

All residence halls and apartments are open November 25-28, and there is no extra charge for residents staying in their space. Note: dining halls are closed after lunch on Wednesday, November 24, and meal service resumes with brunch on November 28.

Winter Break

Apartment buildings remain open during winter break. Most residence halls will be closed until 8 am on January 15 (Centennial and 17th Avenue may remain open). Dining hall meal service ends with lunch on December 22 and resumes with brunch on January 15.

Winter break housing for residence hall students is available for an additional fee of $35 per night and is not guaranteed to be in currently assigned spaces.

As you make plans for the end of your fall semester and winter break, please follow these general tips to ensure a smooth transition for fall closing.

Key Details

  1. Continue to practice preventative measures such as wearing a cloth face covering and practicing good hand hygiene.
  2. Bring your own packing materials – boxes, bins, bags – to transport items you’re bringing home for now (carts will be available).
  3. Keep your U Card with you at all times for building access.
  4. Discard all trash, recyclables, and perishable items.

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All residence hall and apartment buildings will remain open during spring break, but dining halls and other M Food Co. retail locations will be closed. We hope you have a safe and restorative spring break.

Moving out

We want to help you plan ahead for the end of the semester and the end of your housing contract: May 11 for residence halls; May 31 for Radius, Wilkins, and Yudof apartments; and July 31 for Keeler apartments. Find move out instructions, checklists, tips on donating items to the ReUse Center, and more. 

Move OuT Guide


Summer housing options are available for students. You choose the exact dates you stay and pay a nightly rate. Summer assignments are based on room availability and the date applications are received.  Keeler Apartments contracts end on July 31 and residents will need to move out by 8 pm on July 31. Find move out instructions, checklists, tips on donating items to the ReUse Center, and more. 

Summer Options

Temporary housing is available to all newly admitted international students before the start of the fall semester. International Early Arrival Housing requests for domestic students are only approved for extenuating circumstances, and limited space is available.

International Students

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Current Residents
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Change or Cancel
Requests to cancel or change housing assignments must be made in advance.