Important Dates and Deadlines For Residence

For a complete list of undergraduate academic dates and deadlines please click here.

For important dates and deadlines for Student Summer Residence (May to August), click here.

2024/25 Dates

*ET = Eastern Standard Time

Date Activity
May 15, 2024 NEW cancellation deadline for Upper Year students – Deadline for Upper Year students to cancel and receive a partial refund ($350) of the $700 Residence Advance Payment for incoming fall term for all students. Review the Cancellation Policy here.
May 31, 2024 Last day for first year students to receive an offer of admission that includes guaranteed residence.
June 10, 2024 Deadline to accept a first year guaranteed room offer (click here for more information about the first year guarantee acceptance process). Also the deadline for first year guaranteed to cancel and receive a full refund of the $700 Residence Advance Payment. Review the Cancellation Policy here.
June 10, 2024 Deadline for new applicants to submit application for the room lottery (click here for information about the application process for new students).
June 10, 2024 Deadline for all new students who require Special Accommodation to submit medical documentation and personal requests to the Department of Housing and Residence Life Services
June TBD, 2024 Room lottery for all new students without a guaranteed offer.
June 21, 2024 Deadline for Exchange student applications to be included in Room Lottery. Click here for more information.
June 24, 2024 Room lottery for Exchange students.
July 15, 2024 Deadline to cancel and receive a partial refund ($350) of the $700 Residence Advance Payment for incoming fall term for all students excluding Upper Year students. Review the Cancellation Policy here.
End of July, 2024 Residence information packages will be emailed to students to their Carleton email account. This will include information on room type, link to select preferred check-in date and time, etc.
Mid August, 2024 Building and accessing roommate information will be emailed to students Carleton email accounts. Note that first year students will not receive a room number until check in.
August 25, 2024 Payment deadline for fall term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).
August 23, 2024 Deadline for students coming in the fall term to select their preferred check-in date and time.
August 30 to September 1, 2024 Residence Move in – students will be provided with a link to book a move in date within their information package emailed at the end of July. More information regarding move in can be viewed here.
August 30, 2024 Deadline to submit a Residence Late Arrival Form to hold room past 11:59 pm ET, September 5.
September 1, 2024 Residence meal plan begins at lunch (11:00 am ET).
September 3, 2024 Unclaimed rooms will be offered out in waitlist number priority.
September 4, 2024 Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.
September TBD, 2024 Last day to decrease your meal plan for the fall term. Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.
September 17, 2024 Rooms assigned to students with written late arrival forms will not be held past September 17.
September 30, 2024 After 9:30 am ET – Requests for Room Changes open. Click here for more information.
October 11, 2024 Waitlist for fall term residence will close and be eliminated.  Should you wish to be added to the waitlist for the winter term, the application open date is October 31. For more information, please click here.
October 21-25, 2024 Fall break. Residence and the caf remain open.
October 31, 2024 10:00 am ET – Application opens for winter term residence. Depending on availability, space will be offered on a first come first serve basis. For more information, please click here.
November TBD, 2024 Residence maintenance room inspections.
November TBD, 2024 Applications for new Residence Fellows opens (closes January 9, 2024). Click here for more information.
November 1, 2024 Applications to stay through the Winter Holiday Closure open. For more information and/or to apply to stay over the Winter Holiday closure, please click here.
November 25, 2024 Payment deadline for winter term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).
December 4, 2024 Last day for fall term move in. Students who have accepted a room offer for the fall are not able to check in after December 5.
December TBD, 2024 7:00 pm ET – Residence Fellow Information Session. For more information, please click here.
December 17, 2024 4:30 pm ET – Deadline to complete the Winter Holiday Stayover Request Form.  The form can be found here.
December 9-21, 2024 Fall term examination period.
December 22, 2024 12:00 pm Noon ET – Residence and meal plans will be suspended until residence re-opens at 12:00 pm noon ET on January 5, 2025. Residence meal plan will start at dinner (4:00 pm ET).
December 24, 2024 – January 3, 2025 University is closed. No services are available during this time.
January 3, 2025 8:30 am ET – University opens, but residence remains closedStudents will not have access to their residence rooms until 12:00 pm noon ET on January 5, 2025.
January 5, 2025 12:00 pm noon ET – Current residence students return to their rooms. Winter term residence move-ins will begin.  Residence meal plan will start at dinner (4:00 pm ET).
January 6, 2025 Winter term classes begin.
January TBD, 2025 12:00 pm ET – Deadline for Residence Fellow Applications
January 20, 2025 Last day to decrease your meal plan for the winter term. Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.
February 1, 2025 Housing Applications open after 10:00 am ET for all application types. Click here for more information.
February TBD, 2025 6:00 pm ET – Virtual Off-Campus seminar.
February 14, 2025 11:59 pm ET – Deadline for Upper Year Residence applications.
February 17, 2025 (end of day) Upper Year students will receive notification of the residence room lottery results for the 2025/2026 academic year.
February 14, 2025 April examination schedule available online.
February 18, 2025 After 9:00 am ET – Summer Residence application opens. Click here for more information.
February TBD, 2025 4:30 pm ET – Special Needs Residence for all returning students – medical documentation and personal requests must be received in the Department of Housing and Residence Life Services.
February 17-21, 2025 Winter break. Residence and the caf remain open.
March 1, 2025 If approved for a Residence Withdrawal, no refund of residence fees will be given to students requesting to withdraw from residence after this date.  For the full policy on Withdrawing from Residence please click here.
March TBD, 2025 Residence maintenance room inspections.
March TBD, 2025 12:00 pm noon ET* – Raven’s Roost job application closes
April 11-26, 2025 Winter term examination period.
April 13, 2025 All students who have no take homes/exams are required to vacate their residence rooms by 12:00 am midnight ET.
April 12-25, 2025 All students are required to vacate their residence room 24 hours after their last scheduled exam. Click here for more information about Move-Out.
April 27, 2025 All students must check out of residence by 12:00 pm noon ET – no extensions are permitted beyond this date.