University Housing Dates

Important Dates for Residential Students

2021-2022 Academic Year

The term "University Housing" refers to ALL University-owned housing facilities including Gaines, Graham-Lees, Woods Creek Apartments, the Village, theme and fraternity/sorority houses.

To view the 2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Calendar click here.

 

Housing Dates for Fall Term 2021

All dates and times are final unless otherwise communicated. It is important that students plan accordingly based on the information that follows! Any changes will be communicated to students and updated on our website. Fall athletes, certain leadership positions, and students with extenuating circumstances may request early arrival. Please check with your coach and/or organizational advisors. All other early arrival requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances only. If you would like to request early arrival based on extenuating circumstance, please complete the “Early Arrival Request” via go.wlu.edu/erezlife no later than August 6, 2021.


Sunday, August 29, 2021

Pre-orientation move-in for first-years only:

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Appalachian Adventure participants only.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM: All other pre-orientation programs.

All pre-orientation students must sign up for a COVID testing slot during their designated time frame in order to participate in pre-orientation.


Saturday, September 4, 2021

Remaining first-year and transfer students only:

Arrive between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

All remaining first-year and transfer students must sign up for a COVID testing slot on this date.

Note: All first-year and transfer students will receive separate emails with specific check-in instructions AND arrival testing at a later date. Please continue to check your WLU email for important updates. Testing will be at Evans Hall between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on 8/29 & 9/4; staff will be on site to help guide you.


Sunday, September 5, 2021

Rising juniors (class of ’23) and on-campus seniors (class of ’22) only:

Arrive between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

COVID arrival testing is 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Evans Hall.

Room keys available at Public Safety; students must pick up their room key.


Monday, September 6, 2021

Rising sophomores (class of ‘24) only:

Arrive between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

COVID arrival testing is 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Evans Hall.

Room keys available at Public Safety; students must pick up their room key.

Note: All upper-division students will receive a separate email with instructions for signing up for arrival testing. Please continue to check your WLU email regularly for updates.


November 22 – 26, 2021

Thanksgiving break. No classes, University housing remains open.

Students leaving for break are asked to unplug appliances (except fridges), turn off lights, take out trash, and secure residence (windows/doors).


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Winter break; University housing closes at 5:00 PM

Students may request an extended stay for extenuating circumstances only by filling out the “Extended Stay Request” via go.wlu.edu/erezlife. The deadline for extended stay requests is Monday, December 13, 2021.

Students returning winter term: Students who are returning to campus winter term may leave items in room over winter break (take essentials home). Please carefully follow winter break closing instructions.

Students not returning (leave, abroad, etc.): Students who are not returning to campus during winter term (regardless of spring term plans) must completely vacate housing, clean, remove all items, and return key to Public Safety by 5:00 p.m. on 12/19 to avoid fees. Items left behind will be considered abandoned property and are subject to donation or disposal.


Check back later for winter/spring term housing dates!

Please email Hannah Phillips, Assistant Director of Residence Life, if you have questions regarding University housing dates or early arrival/extended stay requests.

Updated: July 14, 2021