Check In & Check Out

We are planning for a safe move-in experience, with assigned times and days to minimize contact with other families and staff.

Move-In is planned for August 15-19, 2020. View the Move-in Day page for full details of the fall move in process and timeline.

Residence Halls 

Residence halls will remain open through the last day of finals, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at. 8 p.m. and close for winter break as usual.

 

When classes move online after the Thanksgiving break, November 25-27, 2020, students living in the residence halls have the following options:

  1. Return home for the Thanksgiving break and remain home until the spring semester. You should prepare your room for winter break closing, turn in your key or sign out at the front desk, and take everything you could need over the winter break. You will not have access to your building until the communities reopen in January. Your RA will give you specific instructions on how to prep your room for winter break (thaw out refrigerator, set temperature, remove bedding/mattress toppers, etc.).

  2. Remain on campus for the Thanksgiving break and through the end of finals. Like the university, we hope to reduce the chances of an outbreak of the virus that could be caused by exposure through travel. At finals, you will prepare your room for winter break closing, turn in your key or sign out at the front desk, and take everything you could need over the winter break by the end of finals week, December 12, 2020. You will not have access to your building until the communities reopen in January. LSU Dining options may be reduced after Thanksgiving.

    • You are expected to vacate your room within 24 hours of your last exam, or by 8 p.m. on December 12, 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 12 p.m. on Sunday, December 13. E-mail your community’s Residence Coordinator to request an extension by noon on Friday, December 11, 2020.

    • Your RA will give you specific instructions on how to prep your room for winter break (thaw out refrigerator, set temperature, remove bedding/mattress toppers, etc.).

 

 

East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments & Nicholson Gateway Apartments

The apartments remain open during the winter break. Like the university, we hope to reduce the chances of an outbreak of the virus that could be caused by exposure through travel.

You may continue to stay in your apartment during the winter break if you are returning for the spring semester. Your fall apartment assignment automatically rolls over for spring.

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

Graduating seniors living in ECA, WCA and NGW can request an extension, but must request break housing by December 2, 2019 at noon.

 

Not Returning to On-Campus Housing

If you are not returning to on-campus housing for the spring semester, you must officially cancel your contract with Residential Life staff in Grace King Hall, preferably by December 1, and complete a check out with your community staff.

  • First cancel your contract with Res Life staff in Grace King Hall, then schedule an appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA), remove your belongings, and turn in your keys by Saturday, December 12, 2020, 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 12, 2020, you must contact us and arrange a set date/time to remove your belongings from your room to avoid penalties.


If you cancel your housing contract for the spring semester, you will automatically be charged a spring semester rent penalty in accordance with the Academic Year Contract. The rent penalty will be included on your spring 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 and 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.

 

Spring 2020 Updates Coming Soon

Residence halls reopen to all returning students on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10 a.m.

  • Staff is available to check you in between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. January 11-14, 2020.
  • 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 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 according to instructions emailed to you. 


Your room assignment is rolled over from the fall and is held until 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2020. Notify the Department of Residential Life if you need to arrive later than January 15, otherwise your room assignment and contract will be canceled and you will automatically be charged a spring semester rent penalty in accordance with the housing Academic Year Contract.

Residence Halls, WCA and ECA

Updated May 4, 2020 - Governor John Bel Edwards extended the statewide stay-at-home order through May 15, 2020. Campus housing will remain open through May 31, 2020, at 5 p.m. to help you comply with this order and plan safe travels home.

 

Follow instructions given by your in-hall staff. Failure to complete the check-out process will result in charges. Note that after you complete the check out walk through with your RA and approve your room's condition report, a professional staff member will also inspect the room to confirm its condition before entering any charges to your account. 

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

Nicholson Gateway Apartments 

Residents with a 12-month lease do not check out in May. Look for instructions on how and when to have your LSU Tiger Card programmed for continued access to your apartment. 

Nicholson Gateway residents with 9.5-month leases check out by May 31, 2020. 

  • Follow instructions given by your in-hall staff. Failure to complete the check out process will result in charges.
    Note that after you complete the check out walk through with your RA and approve your room's condition report, a professional staff member will also inspect the room to confirm its condition before entering any charges to your account.