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 21, 2018, whichever comes first.
  • There is no option to extend housing beyond December 21 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 21, 2018 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 Monday, January 7, 2019
  • 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 GW housing 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 22 through January 5, 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 16, 2018 via GW Housing e-Services.

Winter Break Housing Option

  • Winter Break Housing allows students continuous access to their residence hall between December 21, 2018-January 12, 2019
  • 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 GW Housing e-Services from Wednesday, October 16 at 10am - Monday, November 26 at 5pm.

Spring Early Arrival Option

  • Spring Early Arrival allows for approved students to move-in between January 7-11, 2019
  • The Early Arrival request form will be available via GW Housing e-Services from Wednesday, October 16 at 10am - Monday, December 17 at 5pm.
  • CSE Resident Assistants and House Managers as well as new students participating in Colonial Inauguration 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 2017 Fall Semester, and not returning for the 2018 Spring Semester, must submit the housing cancellation request form via GW Housing e-Services and vacate their assignment by 12pm on December 21, 2018.

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 1, 2018 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.