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Moving & Breaks

Fall Move-In

Housing and Residential Life creates a staggered move-in schedule each year to ensure students can move in and get settled before the start of class. Move-in dates depend on whether you are assigned an apartment or residence hall. Residence hall opening dates are determined each year by the scheduling of Welcome Week and the first day of school.

Find specific dates and more information in our Move-In Guide, along with key instructions and helpful tips for what to bring (and what not to bring), bed configuration, tech setup, and more.

Move-in Guide

Fall Break

Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24, 2023

All residence halls and apartments remain open during the November Break – there is no extra charge.

Please note

  • Dining halls and other M Food Co. retail locations will be closed. View dining hours on the M Food Co. website.
  • Some grocery stores and restaurants are open for limited hours from Thursday, November 23 to Friday, November 24, 2023; please plan accordingly.

Winter Break


Most residence halls are closed for winter break. Winter break housing is available for a fee, but residents may need to temporarily relocate to another building/space. 

The apartments remain open over winter break, so residents may stay over break at no extra charge. 

View our Winter Break Guide for specific information regarding which halls will remain open, exact closing and reopening dates, how to request break housing, dining availability, and tips for those planning to leave campus.

Winter Break Guide

Spring Break

MONDAY, MARCH 4 - Friday, MARCH 8, 2024

All residence halls and apartments remain open during spring break – there is no extra charge.

Dining halls and other M Food Co. retail locations will be closed. View dining hours on the M Food Co. website.

Spring Move-Out

We want to help you plan ahead for the end of the semester and the end of your housing contract. Check out our Move Out Guide for detailed instructions, checklists, tips for donating unwanted items, and more information to make your move out process as smooth as possible.

Housing contract end dates vary by building. Refer to the Move Out Guide or your housing contract for details.

Move Out Guide

Summer Break

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.  

Summer Housing 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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