Important Dates and Deadlines For Residence

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

The dates below are for a typical academic year and may not be accurate.

Please click here for any changes to dates and deadlines in respect to COVID-19.

For important dates and deadlines for Summer Residence, click here.

2022/23 Dates

*ET = Eastern Standard Time

Date Activity
January 4, 2023 8:30 am ET – University opens.  Students will not have access to their residence rooms until 12:00 pm noon ET on January 8, 2023.
January 8, 2023 12:00 pm noon ET – Current residence students return to their rooms. Winter term residence move-ins will begin.
January 9, 2023 Winter term classes begin.
January TBD, 2023 12:00 pm ET – Deadline for Residence Fellow Applications
January 16, 2023 Last day to decrease your meal plan for the winter term. Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.
February 1, 2023 Housing Applications available on Carleton Central for 2022/2023 Residence after 10:00 am ET. Click here for more information.
February 7, 2023 6:00 pm ET – Virtual Off-Campus seminar.
February 15, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline for Returning Residence applications.
February 21, 2023 After 9:00 am ET – Summer Residence application opens. Click here for more information.
February 17, 2023 April examination schedule available online.
February 22, 2023 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 20-24, 2023 Winter break. Residence and the caf remain open.
March 1, 2023 No refund of residence fees will be given to students leaving residence after this date.
March TBD, 2023 Residence maintenance room inspections.
March 15-30, 2023 Returning students will receive notification of the residence room lottery results for the 2023/2024 academic year. Returning student applications re-open in Carleton Central in order to apply to be added to the waitlist.
March TBD, 2023 12:00 pm noon ET* – Raven’s Roost job application closes
April 15-26, 2023 Winter term examination period.
April 14, 2023 All students who have no take homes/exams are required to vacate their residence rooms by 12:00 am midnight ET. Find the deadline to submit a Residence Extension form by clicking here.
April 14-27, 2023 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 28, 2023 All students must check out of residence by 12:00 pm noon ET – no extensions are permitted beyond this date.
May 12, 2023 Last day for first year students to receive an offer of admission that includes guaranteed residence.
June 8, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline to accept a first year guaranteed room offer (click here for more information about the first year guarantee acceptance process).
June 8, 2023 Deadline for new applicants to submit application for the room lottery (click here for information about the application process for new students).
June 14, 2023 Room lottery for all new students without a guaranteed offer.
June 19, 2023 4:30 pm ET – 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 21, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline for Exchange student applications to be included in Room Lottery. Click here for more information.
June 24, 2023 Room lottery for Exchange students.
July 15, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline to cancel and receive a partial refund ($350) of the $700 deposit for incoming fall term for all students.
End of July, 2023 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, 2023 Building and accessing roommate information will be emailed to students Carleton email accounts.
August 25, 2023 Deadline for fall term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).
August 25, 2023 Deadline for students coming in the fall term to select their preferred check-in date and time.
September TBD, 2023 Residence Move in – students will be provided with a designated move in date in their information package emailed at the end of July. More information regarding move in can be found by clicking here.
September 1, 2023 Deadline to submit a Residence Late Arrival Form to hold room past 11:59 pm ET, September 5.
September 3, 2023 Residence meal plan begins at lunch (11:00 am ET).
September 5, 2023 Unclaimed rooms will be offered out in waitlist number priority.
September 6, 2023 Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.
September 18, 2023 Last day to decrease your meal plan for the fall term. Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.
October 2, 2023 After 9:30 am ET – Requests for Room Changes open. Click here for more information.
October 23-27, 2023 Fall break. Residence and the caf remain open.
October 25, 2023 Applications to stay through the Holiday Winter Closure open. For more information and/or to apply to stay over the Holiday Winter closure, please click here.
October 31, 2023 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, 2023 Residence maintenance room inspections.
November 25, 2023 Deadline for winter term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).
December TBD, 2023 Applications for new Residence Fellows opens.
December TBD, 2023 7:00 pm ET – Residence Fellow Information Session. For more information, please click here.
December 4, 2023 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 8, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline to cancel a new winter room offer for new students moving into residence for the winter term only (who are not currently living in residence), and receive a partial refund of deposit for all students who received an offer for winter term residence.
December 8, 2023 4:30 pm ET – Deadline to complete the Holiday Winter Stayover Request Form.  The form can be found here.
December 10-22, 2023 Fall term examination period.
December 23, 2023 12:00 pm Noon ET – Residence and meal plans will be suspended until residence re-opens at 12:00 pm noon ET on January 7, 2023.
December 24, 2023 – January 3, 2024 University is closed. No services are available during this time.
January 4, 2024 8:30 am ET – University opens, but residence remains closed.  Students will not have access to their residence rooms until 12:00 pm noon ET on January 7, 2024.
January 7, 2024 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 8, 2024 Winter term classes begin.
January TBD, 2024 12:00 pm ET – Deadline for Residence Fellow Applications
January 16, 2024 Last day to decrease your meal plan for the winter term. Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.
February 1, 2024 Housing Applications open after 10:00 am ET for all application types. Click here for more information.
February TBD, 2024 6:00 pm ET – Virtual Off-Campus seminar.
February 15, 2024 4:30 pm ET – Deadline for Returning Residence applications.
February 20, 2024 After 9:00 am ET – Summer Residence application opens. Click here for more information.
February 16, 2024 April examination schedule available online.
February 22, 2024 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 19-23, 2024 Winter break. Residence and the caf remain open.
March 1, 2024 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, 2024 Residence maintenance room inspections.
March 15-30, 2024 Returning students will receive notification of the residence room lottery results for the 2023/2024 academic year. Returning student applications re-open in Carleton Central in order to apply to be added to the waitlist.
March TBD, 2024 12:00 pm noon ET* – Raven’s Roost job application closes
April 13-25, 2024 Winter term examination period.
April 14, 2024 All students who have no take homes/exams are required to vacate their residence rooms by 12:00 am midnight ET. Find the deadline to submit a Residence Extension form by clicking here.
April 14-25, 2024 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 26, 2024 All students must check out of residence by 12:00 pm noon ET – no extensions are permitted beyond this date.