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Early Arrival and Late Leave

Apply Now ButtonHousing and Residential Life does try to accommodate requests for students wishing to move in early or needing to depart after the official closing of the residence halls. Requests are handled on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on the summer conference schedule as well as custodial and maintenance work. 



An early arrival is any student who is requesting to move in to their permanent room assignment prior to the beginning of the fall or spring semester. Students who request to move in early will be charged a per day rate based on their permanent assignment.

Anyone who would like to move in early should complete the online request form. The fee schedule is listed below. All requests will receive an email confirmation if your request has been approved. HRL must verify your space will be ready by the date you request. Due to needs related to summer housing and summer conferences, your assigned room for fall may not be available at the date you would like to move in.

Nightly Rates:

  • Single Room: $25.49
  • Double Room: $21.24
  • Single Room: $27.39
  • Double Room: $18.87

Students required to be on campus prior to the beginning of the semester because of their involvement in school sanctioned activities (approved pre-season athletic practice, on campus employment, student organization retreats), must have the sponsor of the activity make a request for the group by contacting the HRL office via email: hrl@uscupstate.edu. Once approved, these students will be allowed to move in one business day prior to the beginning of their required school sanctioned activity. 


Early arrivals and late leavers will be held to all housing policies.  However, during the period of time before or after a semester ends, students will not be permitted to host guests. Students who violate housing policies during this time will be asked to leave immediately. No fee refund will be made. Please note, campus food service operations are limited during these times. Fees associated with early arrival or late departure will be billed to the student or sponsoring department’s (if applicable) account at the beginning of the period.