Opening DayHousing Services recognizes students may have extenuating circumstances in which a request to remain or return to on-campus housing outside of the occupancy dates could be needed.  While individual requests outside of normal occupancy dates are not always approved, Housing Services will review each request submitted by the established deadlines. 

The Residence Halls will close on Wednesday, November 25th at 12:00 p.m.  All residential students need to make the appropriate travel arrangements. Should a late stay request be unavoidable due to extenuating circumstances, please email  Such requests must be received by Friday, November 6th for consideration. 


Services including, but not limited to, regular custodial services, dining services, residence hall offices, and mail delivery may not be available during periods outside the contract period. Students who are permitted to use alternate arrival or departure dates should also be aware that work being done in the facilities may create temporary inconveniences. Students permitted on-campus during times outside of the contract period may not allow others who have not been previously authorized, including guests and roommate(s), to occupy residence hall space. Unapproved individuals will be asked to leave the building and may be billed for dates in residence. All policies and procedures are applicable during times outside of the regular contract period.


Students who receive early arrival and/or late stay approval (i.e. who are not endorsed by a faculty or staff member to participate in an authorized University-function) will be charged for the additional nights on campus.  The charge will be added to their studnet account for the cooresponding semester after the late stay/early arrival period has ended. 

Early Arrival & Late Stay Request Process

If a student is participating in a University approved function, a request from a University staff or faculty member is required for Early Arrival and/or Late Stay consideration. Please have the appropriate faculty or staff member email the request to  Students do not need to submit individual requests if their reason for late stay/early arrival approval is being submitted by a faculty or staff member.  Housing Services will notify the student if a request has been submitted on their behalf by a University faculty or staff member.     

For the following reasons, please submit an individual request for Early Arrival/Late Stay consideration. Students who submit an individual request are subject to the nightly room rate.  Submitting a request does not guarantee approval. 

  • Travel Conflicts - For students traveling internationally, or long-distance domestically. Charges are assessed on a per-night basis accordingly.
  • Sibling of a New Catholic University Student (Fall Semester Only - Early Arrival) - For returning students with a sibling who is participating in New Student Orientation at Catholic University.
  • ROTC/NROTC - For students in Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Please note that confirmation from a supervisor will be required. 
  • Other - For reasons other than those listed above, the student must be able to demonstrate that a significant reason requires an alternative arrival or departure date. Charges are assessed on a per-night basis.