Residential Life and Housing

Opening and Closing of Residence Halls/Houses

For the 2014-2015 academic year, Residence Halls will:

  • Open for incoming First Year students at 9:00AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014*.
  • Open for incoming Transfer students at 9:00AM on Thursday, August 21, 2014*.
  • Open for returning students at 9:00AM on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
  • Remain open for Fall and Thanksgiving Breaks
  • Close for Winter Break at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • Open for the Spring Semester at 9:00AM on Sunday, January 11, 2015
  • Remain open for Spring Break
  • Close for undergraduate students at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • Close for graduating seniors and graduate students at 12:00 Noon on Monday, May 18, 2015

Extended Stay

Students seeking extended stay can remain up to 72 hours after their anticipated check out date. Students not graduating must check out no later than Saturday, May 9, 2015 at noon. Students graduating must check out by noon on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

The application for extended stay can be found by clicking here

Fees and schedules for extended stay are as follows:

  • $25 a day for students not graduating who apply by May 4, 2015.
  • $25 a day for students graduating who apply by May 15, 2015.
  • $75 a day for students not graduating who apply after May 4, 2015.
  • $75 a day for students graduating who apply after May 15, 2015.
  • $150 a day for students found remaining in residence with no approval.

Students who need to arrive before these openings or after these closings may request to extend their housing contract up to 72 hours early/late.  The fees to do so are outlined in the Housing Contract and below:

The following are a few hotels in the Worcester area that you may wish to contact if you need to return early or stay late, but are not interested in extending your contract or need to extend beyond 72 hours:

  • Regency Suites (508) 753-3512
  • Holiday Inn (508) 852-4000
  • Baymont Suites (508) 832-7000
  • Worcester Inn (508) 852-2800