2019-2020 Residential Calendar

FallWinter breakSpringSummer break

Fall semester opening

  • New students arrive Aug. 22, 2019.  Keys are available at each house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  
  • Returning students arrive Aug. 23-26, 2019. Keys are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Information Desk in Crozier-Williams. 
  • Following move-in days, keys will be available in the Camel Card Office in Crozier-Williams during their business hours.
  • Note that the houses do NOT close for Thanksgiving break; however, students are asked to notify the REAL office when they will be on campus during this week. Applications are available in MyHousing throughout November.  
  • Houses close December 16, 2019; all students are expected to move out from Dec. 17, 2019, through Jan. 19, 2020. Please see the information in the Winter tab above for information about winter break housing.  

Fall semester

Residence houses open in late August/early September for the fall semester and remain open through fall break and Thanksgiving break. Houses close at the conclusion of fall semester final exams for the winter break. Students who will be returning in the spring may leave their belongings in their rooms. Students who are not returning should remove all of their belongings the day they leave so the rooms may be prepared for new students.

Houses remain open for Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break.

Winter break housing

All residence houses are closed during the winter break with the exception of Academic Year-Round Housing. Students may apply for winter break housing if they have a College-affiliated reason to remain on campus for the break. Approved students will be housed in the Plex and Academic Year-Round Housing beginning the first week of January. Applications for winter break housing are emailed to all residential students during the first week of December.  

  • Houses close for Winter Break for all students at 5 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2019.
  • Winter break housing is available upon application and approval to students supported by a Connecticut College Faculty or Staff member and to international students beginning Jan. 2, 2020.
  • Please see the Break Housing Agreement and Application for details online in November: Winter & Spring Break-Housing-Agreement (pdf).
  • Students participating in Winter Break Housing transition back to their Academic Year assignments between Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 and Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

Spring semester opening

  • New students arrive Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  Keys are available in the College Center at Crozier-Williams.  
  • Returning students arrive Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Keys are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the REAL office for students returning from abroad or leave. 

Spring semester

Houses reopen in January just prior to the first day of classes. During the spring semester, houses close for the two-week spring break. Similar to the winter recess, only Academic Year-Round Housing remains open and there is a limited amount of housing available for approved students in the Plex and Academic Year-Round Housing. Applications are available by email two weeks prior to the break and there is an additional charge for housing and meals during that time.

Break Housing Agreement 2018-2019 (pdf)

Spring break housing

  • Houses close for Spring Break for all students at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020, and reopen at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 23, 2020.
  • Spring break housing is available upon application and approval to students supported by a Connecticut College faculty or staff member and international students beginning March 9, 2020.
  • Please complete the Break Housing Application in MyHousing beginning in February.  Applications are due March 1, 2020.  
  • Students participating in Spring Break Housing transition back to their Academic Year assignments March 24, 2020.

Summer closing dates

  • Houses close for non-graduating students at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
  • Houses close for graduating students at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2020.

Summer break housing

The residence houses are used for conferences during the summer. Two houses are used to house summer residents. Summer residents are students who are working on campus, taking summer courses, completing internships or working with faculty members on research. Summer residents who stay for the entire summer move into transitional housing for approximately two weeks to allow Facilities Management the opportunity to prepare the houses. Summer residents are charged for room and meals.

Applications are available in May. Students graduating in May are not eligible for summer housing, however, they can contact the events office to determine if they are eligible for housing through conferences.  

Summer Housing Agreement