Students must register their Thanksgiving plans with the unique link sent to their emails by November, 13. For any questions or concerns, please email


Option 1

Leaving Boston College for Thanksgiving break and not returning to campus until the start of the second semester

Students who are not returning to on-campus housing for the Spring semester must schedule an in-person check-out time with their RA or RD at least 72 hours prior to departure.

Students must depart immediately after their last class or in-person academic obligation, and no later than 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 25. (Students who fail to comply will ineligible for the pro-rated room credits and board balances that will be applied to student’s accounts for the spring semester).

Prior to leaving campus, please ensure that the room is prepared to welcome another student (bed is clear, room is neat, etc) should a vacancy be filled in your space.

At the time of departure from the residence halls, students should fill out the Express Checkout Form. Please fill out this form as you are departing (not before, not after).

Students should not return to campus under any circumstances once they have checked out for the semester. Students violating this will be referred through the Student Conduct process and could be removed from on-campus housing or suspended from the University.

Option 2

Remaining at BC or within Massachusetts during the Thanksgiving break and finishing the semester on campus

Students are expected to depart from your residence hall 24 hours after your last final exam, or by 5pm on Monday, December 21, whichever comes first. Students should follow the same check-out instructions as Option 1 which will be emailed out again after the Thanksgiving break.

Students are able to apply for a one-night extension until 11am on Tuesday, December 22 for travel-related reasons. Please apply via the Fall Extension Form and follow the on-screen instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The extension application will close on Friday, December 4.

Students are required to remain on-campus or elsewhere within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the remainder of the Fall semester. You are able to return to campus over the break at your leisure.

Students are reminded to follow the Eagles Care Pledge, to avoid large gatherings, and to maintain proper social distancing during the Thanksgiving holiday for the safety of those in the Boston College community.


Regardless of your checkout date, these item must be completed before your departure.

Remove and dispose of all perishable food items from your refrigerator and cabinets into the trash rooms

Unplug all electronic items EXCEPT REFRIGERATORS

Submit any work orders that you are aware of for your room (Agora Portal → Other Services → Facilities Work Ticket)

Turn heat to 65 degrees or the “low” setting (where applicable), turn off all lights, and close/lock windows

Take all valuables with you, including medication, passports, etc. as you will not be able to retrieve them after you depart

Bring any textbooks or other items you will need for final exams home with you

If you are leaving your car on-campus until the Spring semester and park in an outdoor parking lot, please move your car to any white-lined space in the Commonwealth Avenue Parking Garage.