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 the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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

2020/21 Dates

December 2, 2020 – Applications for new Residence Fellows opens.

December 9, 2020 – 7:00 pm ET* – Residence Fellow Information Session.  For more information, please click here.

December 12 – 23, 2020 – Fall term examination period.

December 11, 2020 – 4:30 pm ET* – Deadline to cancel winter room offer and receive a partial refund of deposit for all students who received an offer for winter term residence.

December 11, 2020 – 4:30 pm ET* – Deadline to complete the December Closure Request Form.

December 18, 2020 – 4:30 pm ET* – Winter term residence application will temporarily close until January 6th.

December 24, 2020 – 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, 2021.

December 25, 2020 – January 6, 2021 – University is closed. No services are available during this time.

January 6, 2021 – 8:30 am ET* – University opens.  Winter term residence application re-opens.

January 5, 202112:00 pm noon ET* – Winter term residence move-ins will commence.  

January 11, 2021 – Winter term classes begin.

January 18, 2021 – Last day to decrease your meal plan for the winter term.  Complete a Meal Plan change form here.

January 20, 2021Residence Fellow Information Session.  For more information, please click here.

January TBD, 2021- 6:00 pm ET* – Off-Campus seminar located in 124 Leeds House.

February 1, 2021 – Housing Applications available on Carleton Central for 2020/2021 Residence after 10:00 am ET*.  Click here for more information.

February 3, 2021 – 12:00 pm noon ET* – Applications close for the Residence Fellow position.

February 12, 2021 – 4:30 pm ET* – Deadline for Returning Residence applications.

February 12, 2021– April examination schedule available online.

February 16 – 19, 2021 – Winter reading week. Residence and the caf remain open.

February 16, 2021 – After 9:00 am ET* – Summer Residence application opens. Click here for more information.

February TBD, 2021 – 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.

March 1, 2021 – No refund of residence fees will be given to students leaving residence after this date.

March TBD 2021 – Residence maintenance room inspections.

March 15 – 30, 2021 – Returning students will receive notification of the residence room lottery results for the 2020/2021 academic year.

March TBD, 2021 – 12:00 pm noon ET* – Raven’s Roost job applications close.

April 11, 2021 – All students who have no take homes/exams are required to vacate their residence rooms by 12:00 am midnight ET*.  Also the deadline to submit a Residence Extension form found by clicking here.

April 11 – 23, 2021 – Spring term examination period.

April 12 – 23, 2021 – 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, 2021 – 12:00 pm noon ET* – All students must check out of residence – no extensions are permitted beyond this date.

May 14, 2021 – Last day for first year students to receive an offer of admission that includes guaranteed residence.

June 8, 2021 – 4:30 pm ET* – Offers for 1st year guaranteed students close (click here for more information about the 1st year guarantee acceptance process). It is also the deadline for new applicants (click here for information about the application process for new students) to submit application for the room lottery.

June 11, 2021 – Room lottery for all new students without a guaranteed offer.

June TBD, 2021 – 4:30 pm ET* – Special Needs Residence for all new students – medical documentation and personal requests must be received in the Department of Housing and Residence Life Services.

June 22, 2021 – 4:30 pm ET* – deadline for Exchange student applications to be included in Room Lottery.  Click here for more information.

June 25, 2021 – Room lottery for Exchange students.

July 15, 2021 – 4:30 pm ET* – Deadline to cancel and receive a full refund of the  $700 deposit for incoming fall term for all students.

End of July, 2020 – Residence information packages will be emailed to students to their Carleton email account. This will include information on room type, scheduled move in date etc.

August TBD, 2021 – Building and accessing roommate information will be emailed to students Carleton email accounts.

August 25, 2021 – Deadline for fall term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).

September 4 – 5 , 2021 – Residence Move in – students will be provided with 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 5, 2021 – Residence meal plan commences at lunch (11:00 am ET*).

September 3, 2021 – Deadline to submit a Residence Late Arrival Form to hold room past 12:00 am midnight ET*, September 6.  Complete a Residence Late Arrival Form by clicking here.

September 7, 2021 – Unclaimed rooms will be offered out in waitlist number priority.

September TBD, 2021 – Fall term begins. Fall and fall/winter classes begin.

September 20, 2021 – Last day to decrease your meal plan for the fall term.  Complete a Meal Plan change form by clicking here.

September 30, 2021 – After 9:30 am ET* – Requests for Room Changes open.  Click here for more information.

October TBD, 2021 – Fall reading week. Residence and the caf remain open.

October TBD, 2021 – Applications for the December Closure open.  For more information and/or to apply to stay over the December break, please click here.

October 31, 2021 – 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, 2021 – Residence maintenance room inspections.

November 25, 2021 – Deadline for winter term fees (all fees including tuition and residence).

*ET – Eastern Standard Time