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Spring Opening 2018-2019 Opening Information

office of residential life

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 12, 2019. 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 22, 2018, to January 1, 2019, and will re-open on January 2, 2019 at 9:00 A.M..  While Boston College is closed, we will be unavailable to respond to calls or emails.


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 12 - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Sunday, January 13 - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
  • Monday, January 14 - 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Beginning Tuesday, January 15, 2019, students may check-in during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


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.