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Spring Opening 2016-2017 Early Arrivals

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Please Note: The Early Arrival Application will become available in mid-November.

General Information

Students may apply for early arrival for one of the following reasons:

  • Involvement in student teaching
  • Involvement in University athletic events
  • Involvement in University-sponsored service trips or campus group
  • Attendance at New Student Orientation on Thursday, January 12, 2017

All applications must be approved by Residential Life staff.

  • January 3, 2017: Earliest arrival date for on-campus residents who are part of an approved early arrival group

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Please note that the Office of Residential Life will be closed from December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017, and no one will be available to respond to your calls or emails until January 3, 2017 at 9 AM.

Early Arrival Information

  • Undergraduates living on-campus with an approved early arrival may stay in their assigned rooms unless otherwise noted by Residential Life staff. Any undergraduates living on campus will not be allowed an Early Arrival or access to their hall before January 3, 2017.


All early-arrival requests must be submitted online via the Agora Portal. Follow the step-by-step instructions. The early arrival form will be available via the Agora Portal in early November.

  • If you are applying as an individual, select "Individual" under "Spring Early Arrivals" and complete the subsequent form.
  • If you are applying as part of a group, select your group's name under "Spring Early Arrivals." Your group's date of arrival will be populated for you. If you do not see your group listed, please contact your group administrator.

Please allow at least 5 business days for all processing.

If you are approved for an early arrival:

  • You will receive an email confirmation.
  • Students approved for an early arrival who are involved in ANY conduct violation during their stay will be removed from housing immediately and face University disciplinary action, regardless of the reason for the early arrival.

Applicants who are not approved will be notified by email and may return to the residence hall no earlier than Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Student Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2017
*Please note the application will not be available on "My Reslife" after this date.

Group Administrators

For group instructions click here.

Group Creation Deadline: December 5, 2016