Current and Returning Students

Opening and Closure Dates for 2014-15

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Returning students can move into campus housing for Fall Semester 2014 beginning August 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Residence Halls and Suites will be closed for Christmas break (December 13, 2014 at noon through January 11, 2015 at noon) and Spring break (March 21, 2015 at noon through March 29, 2015 at noon).

Campus housing closes for the academic year at noon on May 2, 2015.

Early Arrival

Approval to arrive early (before August 21st for new students or before August 23rd for returning students) is generally tied to employment on-campus, participating in athletics or helping with orientation. Each of these departments will coordinate housing for their respective students by the end of July. If you are connected to one of these areas please check with your supervisor or coach to make sure these details have been communicated to the Housing office.

Student seeking to return early outside of these departments will need to wait until their designated check-in time unless there are extenuating circumstances. In these situations students can send a written appeal to for early arrival consideration.

Student who move into their housing early and are not associated with a specific department may have a $35 per night fee assessed even if they have been approved through the Housing office.  $50 per night will be assessed if a student has not been approved for early arrival. This fee represents the standard per night rate and is necessary to offset administrative and utility costs (power, water, internet, etc).

Housing Selection for 2014-15 Academic Year

Housing Selection occurs annually in March each academic year.

In order to be eligible to go through housing sign ups each student will need to pay a $150 non-refundable housing deposit. (See details below).

For further infromation about the selection process please refer to the Housing Selection page. Additional details regarding housing signups will be posted in The Daily Bruin beginning in early February.

Details about the housing deposit

• You will be able to pay your deposit starting in early-February. It will need to be paid by Thursday, March 20th, 2014 in order to go through housing selection. We’ll let you know when Student Account starts to accept the housing deposit.

• You will need to have a current account (as determined by Student Financial Services) in order to pay your housing deposit.

• The deposit may be refunded if you withdraw it prior to housing selection or do not go through housing selection. If you withdraw your deposit prior to selection, then you will not go through selection.

• Once you have received a housing assignment your deposit will then be applied toward your housing charges.

• The housing deposit will be forfeited if you cancel your housing after receiving an assignment.

• If you have been asked to live with a Resident Assistant (RA) or in a house on-campus you will need to pay a deposit to secure your housing assignment.

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