Move-In, Move-Out & Breaks

Students may move-in beginning January 13th, 2019 at 8:00am for the Easter 2019 semester.

 

Breaks

Residence halls remain open for students during Fall, Thanksgiving, and Spring Break. Residents must register to stay during these breaks. Students may not stay in residence halls during the winter, spring, and summer vacation periods unless express, written permission is given by the Office of Residential Life. Students do not have access to the halls or their rooms during these periods.

 

Residence Hall Closing Dates 2018-2019

Thanksgiving Break: November 21-26, 2018

Winter Break: Residence Halls close at noon on December 20th, 2018.

 
Residence Halls open on January 13th, 2019 at 8am
 
Spring Break: March 14-24, 2019.
 
All freshmen and sophomores are required to check out by noon on Thursday, May 9th, 2019
  • This includes students in theme and Greek housing. 
All juniors and seniors are required to check out by noon on Monday, May 13th, 2019
  • This includes students in theme and Greek housing.

Checkouts  

To Check-Out, residents should schedule an appointment with their Proctor to review their room for damages together before departing; once this step is completed, residents should come to the Residential Life Office in the BC to return their key or indicate that they lost their key ($50 lost key charge).  
 
Any new damages or other violations found upon review of a room will result in associated fines being applied to the resident's student account.  One of the most common fines is Failure to Check-Out ($50); this can be avoided by stopping by the Office of Residential Life to return a key or report a lost key on your way out of Sewanee.
 
The Residential Life Office is staffed from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday for checkouts.  A lock-box will be available to students from 4:30pm - 8am / 7 days a week to return keys when the office is not staffed.
 

Freshmen & Sophomores Only - Approval to Stay on Campus During Grad Week

Unless you have been granted permission from the Director of Residential Life (Kate Reed) to stay, you must move out by noon on Thursday, May 9th.  Members of the freshmen & sophomore classes may appeal to stay beyond Thursday, May 9th if they are the family member of a graduate or working graduation.  No students (even those with approved appeals) may stay beyond noon on Monday, May 13th.
 
Storage & Bicycles
The Office of Residential Life does not store student belongings. Contact information for local storage facilities is posted in each residence hall early in the Easter semester.
 
The University does not store bicycles during the summer.  Per the University Handbook, page 384: "Bicycles left on campus after Commencement in May are considered abandoned property and subject to sale or disposal at the University's discretion." Every year, students are surprised when their bikes are not awaiting their return in the fall - we implore you to plan to store and secure your bike elsewhere.
 

Returning in August

Returning students may move-in on Monday, August 26th for the Advent 2019 semester. Please plan accordingly.  We are communicating this date early as we do not anticipate approving any early arrivals outside of University sanctioned programs (Fall sports, PRE, and Residential Life Staff).