Winter Break & Spring Early Arrival Housing

  • All undergraduate students must vacate their housing assignments 24-hours after their last final exam or by 12pm (noon) on December 20, 2019, whichever comes first.
  • There is no option to extend housing beyond December 20 unless you are staying on campus for the entire winter break period.
  • Students who do not have a spring semester housing assignment are not eligible for Winter Break Housing.
  • Students who do not vacate their residence hall by 5pm on December 20, 2019 and are not approved for Winter Break Housing will be charged a $150 fee for an improper checkout.
  • Residents with a Spring Only assignment, who wish to return to campus before January 12 must request Early Arrival housing and cannot arrive any earlier than Sunday, January 6, 2020.
  • All non-resident access to Greek properties will be turned off during the break period.

Failure to plan accordingly for published winter break periods, including but not limited to flight plans or weather conditions, does not constitute sufficient grounds for Winter Break or Spring Early Arrival housing.

The Winter Break Housing Policy allows students to remain in Campus Living during the winter break period or students to return early for the spring semester. Only students who have requested and been approved for Winter Break or Spring Early Arrival housing will have GWorld access to their residence hall and/or room during this time. All students, regardless of the reason they are requesting housing, must complete the online request form. This includes, students working for a GW department, participating in university-sponsored events or activities, individual requests, and international students.

Please note that from December 20 through January 10, students approved for Winter Break Housing may be relocated to a different residence hall or off-campus housing option. Determination of relocation will be made based on the number of students staying in each building and will ensure resident safety during a period when residence hall occupancy is typically low.

Students will be able to request Winter Break and Spring Early Arrival housing via an online form beginning on October 17, 2019 via Campus Living e-Services.

Winter Break Housing Option

  • Winter Break Housing allows students continuous access to their residence hall between December 20, 2019 - January 10, 2020
  • Only students who have a fall and spring housing assignment may request Winter Break Housing
  • Students are not permitted to have overnight guests during the Winter Break period.
  • There is no additional housing charge for students to stay on campus during winter break.
  • The Winter Break Housing request form will be available via Campus Living e-Services from Thursday, October 17 at 10am - Monday, December 2 at 5pm.

Spring Early Arrival Option

  • Spring Early Arrival allows for approved students to move-in between January 6-10, 2020
  • The Early Arrival request form will be available via Campus Living e-Services from Thursday, October 17 at 10am - Monday, December 2 at 5pm.
  • CLRE Resident Assistants and House Managers as well as new students participating in New Student Orientation do not need to complete the request form.

Graduate Student Winter Break Housing

Graduate students, per the terms of the Graduate Housing License Agreement, are not required to vacate their assignment during the break period and do not need to request winter break housing. Any graduate student moving out of GW Housing at the end of the 2019 Fall Semester, and not returning for the 2020 Spring Semester, must submit the housing cancellation request form via GW Housing e-Services and vacate their assignment by 12pm on December 20, 2019.

Students with Fall Only Housing or No Spring Housing Assignment

Students who currently have Fall Only License Agreements who elect to reside on campus for the Spring semester must apply online for Spring housing by December 2, 2019 to ensure they receive a housing assignment prior to winter break. 

Students who do not have a Spring housing assignment are not eligible for winter break housing.