Graduate Housing Move-in Date Options
The general opening days of graduate residences for each quarter are listed on the housing calendar and in the Residence Agreement. There are multiple move-in dates available to single graduate students, couples without children and students with children for the autumn. Depending on your academic program and residence, you can request move-in dates as early as late June or as late as mid-September for autumn quarter. When you submit your housing application you will select an initial move-in date. You will have an opportunity to schedule a specific move-in appointment before arriving on campus. In general, the move-in appointment options you will be offered will be around the date you selected on your initial application. Your Housing Service Center will provide you with details about making a move-in appointment after you have been assigned to a specific apartment, closer to your move-in date. Your housing charges will be adjusted to reflect the move-in appointment date you select after you are assigned.
Move-in dates for winter quarter begin in December or January and for spring quarter in late March. Students assigned to the GSB Residences have a special start date. There are also multiple move-in dates for summer quarter based on participation in specific academic programs.
Your housing charges are prorated to start on your selected move-in appointment, even if you arrive late. All students are charged based on their move-in date even if their academic departments require an early arrival. If you expect to arrive later than your indicated move-in date you must notify your Housing Service Center in writing of your planned date of arrival or your housing assignment will be cancelled and you will be charged a $450 administrative fee.
All rent that starts before the general opening day for each term will show up as a separate line item on your university bill as "Early Arrival". If you would like to change your move-in date after you select your move-in appointment please email to your Housing Service Center at least two weeks before your scheduled move-in date.
If you live in Student Housing during summer quarter and are changing residences for the autumn quarter you will move to your autumn assignment in July or August. You will need to check with your Housing Service Center to confirm your move date. Your summer contract will be extended automatically to meet the start of this autumn assignment even if you are changing residences. Your housing charges will be prorated based on the date you move so you will likely see multiple housing charges on your university bill. If you are not changing residences (or type of apartment) between summer and autumn your front desk will make every effort to keep you in the same room/apartment for both contract periods.
If you are applying for a change in residences winter or spring quarter, you will move over the winter or spring break. Your original assignment may be simultaneously assigned to another student for the start of the quarter so your front desk may not have much flexibility in scheduling your move. If you have academic or travel conflicts, contact your Housing Service Center as soon as you are assigned.