Residence halls officially open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Please Note: our office collaborates with many other parts of the university to set the schedule of events for our Fall Opening.  In order to be sure that all dates of events serve the needs of all our partners, the Office of Residential Life waits until the end of the month of June to update this page with the  upcoming academic year's Opening schedule.

Residence halls officially open at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020. No check-in is necessary for returning students, and resident card access will be enabled as of this time.


Students will not be permitted to enter their residence hall room for any reason over the winter break. Please remember to bring the following items home with you:

  • Clothing (winter or summer)
  • Airline tickets
  • Passport
  • Medication

It is imperative that you are fully prepared prior to departing for the holidays.

*Please note that Boston College, including the Office of Residential Life, will be closed from December 21, 2019, to December 29, 2019, and will re-open on December 30, 2019 at 9:00 A.M..  While Boston College is closed, we will be unavailable to respond to calls or emails.

January Orientation Check-In

Students who will be taking part in the January Orientation Session may check in at the Office of Residential Life Central Office, located in Maloney Hall, Suite 413:

  • Wednesday, January 8 - 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

New Arrivals

Students who will be new to campus for the Spring semester may check in at the Residential Life Central Office, located in Maloney Hall, Suite 413:

  • Saturday, January 11 - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, January 12 - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Beginning Monday, January 13, 2020, students may check-in during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. If students are arriving before January 11, please come to Maloney during our normal business hours.

Early Arrival — General Information

Students may apply to move in early for a limited number of reasons. To learn more, click here. Any questions regarding early arrivals may be directed to You may also call 617-552-3060.