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Spring Early Arrivals

office of residential life

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
  • Attendance at New Student Orientation on Thursday, January 8, 2015

All applications must be approved by Residential Life staff.

  • January 2, 2015: Earliest arrival date for on-campus residents

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Please note that the Office of Residential Life will be closed from December 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, and no one will be available to respond to your calls or emails.

Types of Early Arrivals

  • In-Room: Undergraduates living on-campus with an approved early arrival may stay in their assigned rooms. Any undergraduates living on Lower Campus, Upper Campus, Newton Campus, or College Road will not be allowed In-Room Early Arrivals before January 2, 2015.


All early-arrival requests must be submitted online via the Agora Portal. Follow the step-by-step instructions.

  • 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.
  • If you live on Upper Campus, Newton Campus, or College Road, and you are applying to stay before January 5, 2015 as part of a group, you will be prompted to select "Guest Housing," then to provide your host's information.

Please allow up to 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 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Student Deadline: Friday, December 12, 2014
*Please note the application will not be available on "My Reslife" after this date.

Group Administrators

For group instructions click here.

Group Creation Deadline: November 26, 2014