All housing closes Thursday, Dec. 19 at 12noon.  Residents must vacate housing 24-hours after their last final or by this date, whichever occurs first. Campus housing will reopen Saturday, Jan. 11 at 12noon.  Students who need to stay late or arrive early must complete the online Winter Break Housing Application by Dec. 9, 5pm. Please remember housing over break is not guaranteed until Residence Life confirms availability and acceptance of applications.

Winter Break Checklist
A checklist will be placed on all resident doors that outlines specific items that must be done before leaving for Winter Break.  Please refer to this checklist for specific items in your residence hall.  In general, all students must ensure the following is done before leaving for break:

  • Close and lock all windows
  • Close drapes/blinds
  • Set thermostat to 60 degree and "auto"
  • Remove all perishable items
  • Remove all trash and clean room
  • Unplug all electrical appliances, except refrigerators
  • Turn-off all lights
  • Lock doors
  • Return rented books to Rocker Shop

Note: Residence Life and Facilities staff enter all rooms over break to perform preventative maintenance and to ensure all items on the checklist are completed. Fines will be issued for items not completed.

Residents Not Returning for 2nd Semester
Students not returning for 2nd semester must talk to Residence Life by Dec. 9 about the status of their housing contract.  Students who are not returning to housing 2nd semester must vacate housing by 12noon on Dec. 19.  Rooms must be returned to move-in condition:  cleaned, damage-free, and with all University furniture. Mail will automatically be forwarded to the address on file with the University. If another address is desired, complete the  online request here.

  • Rocker Square Residents Not Returning
    • Key Return: Return all keys and cards to Residence Life via the "Express Check-Out" envelope (2 keys, 1 card). Envelopes will be provided to all students who are leaving. Extra envelopes can be found at the Surbeck Front Desk. Failure to return all keys/cards will result in improper check-out and re-keying charges.  Envelopes can be returned to the Residence Life Office or in the Residence Life maildrop when the office is closed.
  • Palmerton, Connolly, Placer, or Peterson Residents Not Returning
    • ID Card Deactivation: All residents must visit the Residence Life Office before Dec. 19 to have their ID Cards updated. Failure to have cards updated by Dec. 19 will result in improper check-out charges.

Residence Hall Check-In & Move-in Dates
(updated 6/16/20)

July 15
Early Arrival forms available
Priority Deadline for Check-Ins and Drop & Go options

July 29 - August 5
Drop & Go scheduled check-ins

August 15 - 17
First year students scheduled check-ins and move-in

August 15 - 18
Returning student scheduled check-ins and move-in

August 18
Rocker Ready orientation activities

August 19
Fall semester classes begin


  • Wed. Jul. 29 - Aug. 5 (8am-4pm)
    Drop & Go Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Sat. Aug. 15 – 18 (8am-4pm)
    Returning Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Sat. Aug. 15 – 17 (8am-4pm)
    New Student Scheduled Check-Ins & Move-In
  • Tues. Aug. 18
    New Student Ready Rocker Orientation Activities
  • Wed. Aug. 19
    Fall Semester Classes Begin
  • Wed. Nov. 25 (5pm)
    Housing Closes for Fall Semester Break
  • Fri. Jan. 8 (12pm)
    Housing Opens for Spring Semester
  • Sat. March 6 (12pm)
    Residence Halls Close for Spring Break
  • Sun. March 14 (8am)
    Residence Halls Open after Spring Break
  • Sat. May 8 (12pm)
    Housing Closes for Year