Important Dates for Living on Campus

Breaks are an important part of the academic year. For the 2023-2024 academic year, important housing-specific dates for breaks and the associated processes are provided below

Important Dates: 2023-2024 Academic Year

Fall Move-In

Visit Fall 2023 Move-In for move-in dates by class year

Wednesday, August 16 - Wednesday, August 23
Fall Break (residence halls remain open) Thursday, October 12 - Friday, October 13
Thanksgiving Break (residence halls remain open) Monday, November 20 - Saturday, November 25
Fall Move-Out Deadline: graduates and non-Spring residents Tuesday, December 19 (5pm EST)
Winter Break (residence halls closed*) Tuesday, December 19 (5pm EST) - Saturday, January 13 (9am EST)
Spring Break (residence halls remain open) Monday, March 11 - Saturday, March 16
Spring Move-Out Deadline: non-graduates (residence halls closed*) Sunday, May 12 (5pm EDT)
Spring Move-Out Deadline: graduates (residence halls closed*) Monday, May 20 (12pm EDT)


*During Winter Break and at the end of the spring semester, GW residence halls close, and GWorld access is turned off.  CLRE allows for case-by-case consideration of late departures.  The request process dates are outlined below.  Requests made outside of the designated request timeframes may not be considered.

Important Deadlines and Reminders

CLRE runs several processes around residence hall late stays at closures, signing up for housing, swapping rooms, and more. The important dates to know for each of these processes are outlined below:


Summer Room Swap Closed July 18
Fall Room Swap Tuesday, September 12 - Thursday, October 5
Winter Break Extended Stay Requests Open Opening in November
Winter Break Extended Stay Requests Close Closing in early December
End-of-year Extended Stay Requests Open Opening in late April
End-of-year Extended Stay Requests Close Closing in the first week of May

Leaving Campus During Breaks

Building Closures

Residence halls close only during Winter Break and after Spring Commencement. Residential students are welcome to stay in their assigned space on campus during Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Spring Break. No action is required to access rooms during these break periods. During Winter Break and after Spring Commencement, residence halls close and CLRE will consider late departures/early arrivals on a case-by-case basis. GWorld access will be turned off while residence halls are closed unless late departure/early arrival is approved through CLRE. Winter Break Housing requests open in November, and End-of-year Extended Stay requests open in late April. Questions about break housing can be sent to [email protected].

Preparing your Room for an Extended Leave

When preparing to leave for a break period, CLRE recommends several steps to ensure your room stays in the best condition:

  • Dispose of trash and remove all perishable foods.
  • Close and lock windows. Close your blinds if you live on the ground floor; otherwise, leave your blinds open.
  • Set your thermostat to 72 degrees.
  • Unplug electrical appliances except for aquariums and refrigerators.
  • Water plants and feed your fish.
  • Turn off the lights.
  • Take all necessary personal items you may need over the break – medication, passport, GWorld card, etc.