Check Out & Closing Information

View the Move-in Day page for full details of the fall move in process and timeline.

Residence Halls

Residence halls close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. See section below for spring check in information.


You are expected to vacate your room within 24 hours of your last exam, or by 8 p.m. on December 9, whichever comes first.

  • If you have a late final exam or extenuating travel arrangements, you may request an extension to remain in your room until 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 10, 2017. E-mail your community’s Residence Life Coordinator to request an extension by noon on Friday, December 1, 2017.
  • Graduating seniors living in ECA and WCA can request to stay through Friday, December 15, 2017. Graduating seniors living in the residence halls can also request housing through graduation day, but will be required to relocate to a designated building. Any graduating senior wanting to request break housing should email reslife@lsu.edu by December 4, 2017 at noon.

Your fall room assignment automatically rolls over for spring 2018. See the “Room Changes” tab if you want to move rooms.


If you are returning to on-campus housing for the spring 2018 semester, you may leave belongings in your room over the winter break, but be sure to take everything you could need over the break. You will not have access to the building until the halls reopen in January. Your RA will give you specific instructions on how to prep your room for winter break (thaw out refrigerator, set temperature, etc.).

  • Note that rooms are not cleaned by our staff over the break. Staff only enters the room to conduct bi-annual pest control or to complete maintenance work.

Your room assignment will be held until 11:59 p.m. on January 10, 2018. Notify the Department of Residential Life if you need to arrive later than January 10, otherwise your room assignment will be canceled and you will automatically be charged a spring semester rent penalty in accordance with the housing Academic Year Contract.

East Campus & West Campus Apartments

The apartments remain open during the winter break. You may continue to stay in your apartment during the winter break if you are returning for the spring 2018 semester.

If you are not returning to campus housing for the spring semester, you must follow the instructions below to cancel your housing contract by December 1 and must remove all belongings by December 9.


Your fall apartment assignment automatically rolls over for spring 2018. See the “Room Changes” tab if you want to move rooms or apartments.

Not Returning to On-Campus Housing

If you are not returning to on-campus housing for the spring semester, you must officially cancel your room assignment with the Department of Residential Life located in Grace King Hall by December 1.


If you cancel your housing contract for the spring semester, you will automatically be charged a spring semester rent penalty in the amount of $1,800 (75% of the lowest-priced room offered) in accordance with the Academic Year Contract. The rent penalty will be included on your spring 2018 fee bill and must be paid before your transcripts will be released.


The rent penalty can be reversed at the time of cancellation if you are (1) transferring to another university, (2) graduating, or (3) participating in a COOP or exchange program for spring. Proper documentation must be furnished to staff in Grace King Hall at the time you cancel your spring reservation to have the rent penalty reversed at that time.


If you cancel your spring housing are not enrolled at LSU for the spring semester, the rent penalty will be removed from your account after the spring semester’s 14th day of class.


To check out, first cancel your contract by December 1 in Grace King Hall, and then schedule an appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA), remove your belongings, and turn in your keys by Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Failure to schedule a check-out appointment with your RA and/or be present for your check-out may result in additional charges posted to your account.


If you cancel your contract after December 9, 2017, you must contact the Department of Residential Life and remove your belongings from your room during a set date/time to avoid penalties.


Graduating seniors living in ECA and WCA can request to stay through Friday, December 15, 2017. Graduating seniors living in the residence halls can also request housing through graduation day, but will be required to relocate to a designated building. Any graduating senior wanting to request break housing should email reslife@lsu.edu by December 4, 2017 at noon.

Residence halls reopen to all returning students on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 10 a.m.

  • Staff is available to check in you between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. January 7-10, 2018.
  • Checking in outside of these days and times is allowed, however there will be a wait time.


Apartments remain open over the break for students returning for the spring 2018 semester.

  • All apartment residents must re-check in at your community’s front desk to avoid a lapse in key access to your apartment. Simply go to your front desk to have your key programmed between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. January 7-10, 2018.


Your fall room/apartment assignment automatically rolls over for spring 2018. See the “Room Changes” tab if you want to move rooms or apartments.


Your room assignment will be held until 11:59 p.m. on January 16, 2018. Notify the Department of Residential Life if you need to arrive later than January 16, otherwise your room assignment will be canceled and you will automatically be charged a spring semester rent penalty in accordance with the housing Academic Year Contract.

Residence halls and apartments close for the year on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.

All residents: You must check out within 24 hours of your last final, or by 8 p.m. on May 5, whichever comes first.


Make sure you complete the check out process with your RA to avoid charges. Follow instructions given by your in-hall staff. Failure to complete the check out process will result in charges.


If you have a late final exam or extenuating circumstances and need an extension to stay until Sunday at 9 a.m., you must email your community’s Residence Life Coordinator for approval. All requests must be received by Friday, May 4, 2018 at noon.

  • As a courtesy, graduating seniors who need an extension are able to stay on-campus through commencement, but must be pre-approved to do so, and may have to move to an interim space on campus.

Students needing spring-to-summer options should come to Grace King Hall to discuss interim housing accommodations.