The Catholic University of America

Fall Closing 2017

If you have questions regarding closing please contact Housing Services or your Residence Hall Office (RHO).


Important Dates

November 15                     Cancellation Requests for students graduating and participating in Study Abroad due to Housing Services.

December 12

Quiet Hours begin at 12:00 a.m. in residence halls.

December 12- 16 Final exam period.
December 17 Residence halls close at noon for all residents.
January 7 Halls open at noon. Check-in for new residents will take place in the Residence Hall Offices.
January 12 Deadline to change or cancel Dining Plans. Change or add a spring dining plan online in Cardinal Students.
May 6 Residence Halls Close at Noon for Non-graduating Residents.
May 13 Residence Halls Close at Noon for all Remaining Residents.
May 13 Summer Housing begins.


Check-Out Instructions

If you are a resident returning to housing in the spring semester, you should complete the Resident Checkout Sheet attached to your door. RAs will be placing the Resident Checkout Sheet on your door in early December. Please remember to take any items you may need (i.e. medications, passport, etc) with you as you will not have access to your room or building over the Christmas Break. Please do the following to close your room for the break:

  • Unplug all personal appliances.
  • Defrost, empty, and unplug personal refrigerators.
  • Clean your room.
  • Empty the trash.
  • Turn off faucets.
  • Close and lock all doors and windows.
  • Turn off lights.
  • Turn down the heat to 55 degrees or a low setting (where applicable).
  • Claim any personal items left in the laundry room and common refrigerators.
  • Report all maintenance, pest, and kitchen appliance requests to FMO at
  • Report all ethernet and cable requests to ResNet at
  • Report all furniture requests to Housing Services.
  • If there is a vacancy in your room or apartment, please make sure the space is ready for a new resident to move in. There should be an empty bed, dresser, desk, desk chair and closet or wardrobe available for that person. Housing Services will be making assignments over the Christmas Break and will consider all vacancies.
Snow on Campus

If you are checking out of housing, you will need to meet with your Resident Assistant (RA) to complete your Room Condition Report (RCR) and turn in your keys. Please remember that your check-out is not complete until you return your keys to your RHO. Students not returning to housing for the Spring semester should also contact their academic dean and the Office of the Dean of Students.


Residence Hall Office Hours

Office hours during exam week will be from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. from Tuesday, December 13th until Satuday, December 17th. The RHOs will also be open on Sunday, December 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Power Outages During the Break

Annually, during the break period while the residence halls are closed, Pepco does electrical voltage testing. During the test, residential buildings can experience power outages in accordance with Pepco's annual high voltage testing and maintenance procedures. All outages are momentary and generally take place on scheduled dates and times. If your residence hall will experience a scheduled outage, you will be notified via email if you have an approved late stay or early arrival during that time.