The Catholic University of America

Late Stay & Early Arrival Information

Housing Services recognizes students may have extenuating circumstances which require an extended stay at the beginning or end of a semester. While individual requests outside of normal occupancy dates are generally not approved, Housing Services will review each request.

Normal occupancy dates are:

Fall 2017

  • New students arrive on August 24th
  • Continuing students arrive on August 26th and 27th
  • All residents depart by noon on December 17th

Spring 2018

  • All residents may arrive beginning at noon on January 6th
  • All nongraduating students depart by noon on May 6th
  • All graduating students depart by noon on May 13th






Services including, but not limited to, regular custodial services, dining services, residence hall offices, and mail delivery may not be available during periods outside the contract period. Residents who are permitted to use alternate arrival or departure dates should also be aware that work being done in the facilities may create temporary inconveniences. Residents permitted on campus during times outside of the contract period may not allow others who have not been previously authorized, including guests and roommate(s), to occupy residence hall space. Unapproved individuals will be asked to leave the building and may be billed for dates in residence. All policies and procedures are applicable during times outside of the regular contract period.


Students who are approved for individual early arrivals or late stays (i.e. who are not endorsed by a faculty or staff member to participate in an authorized University-function) will be charged for the early or late stay period. Charges are assessed on a per-night basis according to the rates below:


Room Type

Cost Per Night

Caldwell, Flather, Gibbons, Regan, Ryan, Seton



Double as Single


Double w/bath




Triple or Quad w/bath




Single w/bath


Centennial Village

Double w/bath


Double w/bath as Single w/bath


Millennium North & South

 Apartment Double


 Apartment Single


 Suite Single A


 Suite Single B or C



 Suite Double


 Suite Single





Spring 2018 Early Arrival Request Process

The residence halls open for the Spring 2018 semester at noon on Saturday, January 6th

Early Arrival Reasons

For the following reasons, a request from a university staff or faculty member is necessary for Early Arrival consideration. If you are requesting an early arrival for one of these reasons, do not use the form on this page. Instead, please have the appropriate faculty or staff member email the request to 

  • On-Campus Employment - Any on-campus work-related duties that require an arrival prior to the opening of the residence halls.
  • Athletics - Athletics will provide Housing Services with the names of student athletes that require an arrival before the opening of the residence halls. No action is required from you.

For the following reasons, please utilize the form on this page to make an individual request for Early Arrival consideration. Charges are assessed on a per-night basis according to the rates above.

  • Extended Travel - For residents traveling internationally, or long-distance domestically.
  • Other - For reasons other than those listed above, the resident must be able to demonstrate that a significant reason requires an arrival prior to the opening of the residence halls.

Statement of Understanding

  • I am aware that submitting this request does not guarantee that my request will be approved. 
  • I understand that if my request is approved, I may be charged for my extended stay per the nightly rates listed above.
  • I understand that that all University and residence hall policies and procedures are in effect throughout the early arrival period.
  • I understand that I will not be allowed to host guests (including any roommates who have not been granted similar permissions) during the early arrival period.  

If you understand this information and would like to continue with your request, please complete the fields below: 

Click Here to Submit Early Arrival Request