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 2018

  • New students arrive on August 26rd
  • Continuing students arrive on August 25th and 26th
  • All residents depart by noon on December 16th 

Spring 2019

  • All residents may arrive beginning at noon on January 12th 
  • All nongraduating students depart by noon on May12th 






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 2019 Late Stay Request Process

The residence halls close for the Spring 2019 semester at noon on Sunday, May 12th for non-graduating residents and at noon on Sunday, May 19th for graduating residents.

Note: Students that are spring residents until May 12th that also have confirmed summer assignments beginning on May 19th are permitted to request continuous stay until the halls open for the summer. Please do not use the form on this page. Instead, please visit the Spring to Summer 2019 Transition Housing page.

Late Stay Reasons

For the following reasons, a request from a University staff or faculty member is necessary for Late Stay consideration. If you are requesting a Late Stay 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 
  • Academic Obligations 
  • Commencement Volunteers & Choir
  • Graduating Students 

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

  • Extended Travel - For residents traveling internationally or long-distance domestically.
  • Sibling of Catholic University Graduating Student - For residents who have a sibling participating in Catholic University commencement as a graduating student.
  • Other - For reasons other than those listed above, the student must be able to demonstrate that a significant reason requires an extended stay past the closing of the residence halls.

Please note that requests to stay late in order to watch a friend graduate are generally not approved.


Statement of Understanding

  • I am aware that submitting this request does not guarantee that my request will be approved. 
  • I understand that my late stay options may be limited due to space needs for summer operations.
  • 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 Late Stay period.
  • I understand that I will not be allowed to host guests (including any roommates who have not been granted similar permissions) during the Late Stay period.  

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



** Priority Deadline to submit Late Stay requests is May 1st**