Checking In & Checking Out

Residence Halls

Residence halls remain open during Thanksgiving break, close after fall semester finals, and reopen in January. 

AUGUST MOVE-IN

WINTER BREAK

January CHECK IN

MAY CHECK OUT

Apartments

Apartments remain open during Thanksgiving and winter break.

AUGUST MOVE-IN

Winter Break

May Check Out

Canceling Contract

Housing contracts are for an academic -year. Canceling your contract early can have penalties.

NOT RETURNING FOR SPRING

CANCELLATION PENALTIES

CANCEL HOUSING CONTRACT

Residence Halls

Winter Break - Residence Halls

Residence halls close over winter break. You are expected to vacate your room within 24-hours of your last exam, or by 8 p.m. on December 11, 2021, whichever comes first. You do not need to completely move out of your room when you check out, but should bring what you’ll need with you as you won’t have access to your space until January 2022.  

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 12. E-mail your community’s Residence Coordinator to request an extension by noon on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Winter break preparation checklists will be placed on your room door and on community bulletin boards with specific instructions on how to prep your room and properly check out for winter break (turn in key, thaw out refrigerator, set temperature, remove bedding/mattress toppers, etc.). 

If you have an extenuating circumstance you may request winter break housing on campus. To do so, email housing@lsu.edu by December 3.

January Check-In for Spring Semester - Residence Halls 

Residence halls reopen to all returning students on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10 a.m. Report to your community’s front desk to check in and regain access to your building. 

Staff is available to check you in between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. January 15-17, 2022. Checking in outside of these days and times is allowed, however there may be a wait time while the on-call staff addresses community needs and checking in other residents. 

Your same room assignment is rolled over from the fall semester and is held until 11:59 p.m. on the first day of spring classes. Notify us if you need to arrive later that the first day of classes, 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.

May Check-Out for Spring Semester - Residence Halls

You are expected to vacate your room within 24-hours of your last exam, or by 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 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, May 15. E-mail your community’s Residence Coordinator to request an extension by noon on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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 or email us to discuss interim housing accommodations.


Apartments

Winter Break

East Campus Apartments, West Campus Apartments, Edward Gay Apartments, and Nicholson Gateway 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 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.

Students Graduating in December

Graduating students living in ECA and WCA must check out and remove all belongings by Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 8 p.m.

Graduating students living in Nicholson Gateway Apartments must check out and remove all belongings by Saturday, December 31, 2021, 8 p.m.

Spring Semester Check-Out in May - Apartments 

You are expected to vacate your room within 24-hours of your last exam, or by 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 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, May 15. E-mail your community’s Residence Coordinator to request an extension by noon on Friday, May 13, 2022.

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 academic-year leases check out by  8 p.m. on May 31, 2022.


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, 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 or at lsu.edu/cancelhousing, then schedule an appointment with your Resident Assistant (RA), remove your belongings, and turn in your keys by Saturday, December 11, 2021, 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 11, 2021, you must contact us and arrange a 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.
  • Canceling your housing contract for the spring semester due to coursework being online will incur the stated penalties.