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This is information on the upcoming Room Selection Process for the Spring 2022 semester. Information on the next Spring Only semester is typically posted in the October prior to the semester.

If you are currently residing in HLS Housing for the Fall semester, your Residence License Agreement is for the entire academic year and your housing assignment will automatically roll over for the spring semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Office.

Information for JD,LLM, and SJD Students

Information for Spring Exchange Students 

General Questions About Spring Room Selection

 

JD, LLM, and SJD Students

  1. Submit a Spring Only housing application at the Student Life Portal by Tuesday, November 16th at 5:00pm. The Spring 2022 application will be made available starting on October 20th.
  2. You will receive your official room selection e-mail from Housing@law.harvard.edu (make sure your e-mail filter does not block this address!) on November 17th.
  3. Participate in Room Selection (please see below for dates)
  4. The Cancellation Policy applies once the Residence License Agreement (or Apartment Lease, if applicable) is signed.
    • Please note that any student who wishes to cancel their contract during the academic year (any time between August and May) is responsible for a $1000 cancellation fee and the rent for the space until it is selected by another non-contracted student (which is never guaranteed).
  5. Room Assignments are finalized on December 14th as of 1:00pm ET.
  6. Spring Move-In Information and Instructions will be e-mailed out in early December. Spring Only move-in dates can be found on the Residence Calendar. Please refer to your move-in date prior to making travel arrangements as these dates are COMPLETELY FIRM.

 

Spring 2022 Semester Room Selection Dates (JD, LLM, SJD)

Room Selection begins for all New JD, LLM, and SJD applicants:   1:00pm ET on Thursday, November 18th

The Room Swap Tool also opens at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, November 18th. This tool is used for participants to change their dorm room only (apartment residents cannot change their assignment once they sign their lease).

Room Selection ends for all New JD, LLM, and SJD applicants:   1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 14th.

The Room Swap Tool also closes at 1:00pm ET on December 14th.

Room Assignments are Final for all JD, LLM, and SJD students as of 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 14th. 

Spring 2022 Exchange Students

  1. Submit a Spring Only 2022 housing application on the Student Life Portal by December 6th at 1:00pm ET. The Spring 2022 application will be made available starting on October 20th.
  2. You will receive your official room selection e-mail from Housing@law.harvard.edu (make sure your e-mail filter does not block this address!) on the afternoon of December 7th.
  3. Participate in Room Selection (please see below for dates)
  4. The Cancellation Policy applies once the Residence License Agreement (or Apartment Lease, if applicable) is signed.
    • Please note that any student who wishes to cancel their contract during the academic year (any time between August and May) is responsible for a $1000 cancellation fee and the rent for the space until it is selected by another non-contracted student (which is never guaranteed).
  5. Room Assignments are finalized on December 14th as of 1:00pm ET.
  6. Spring Move-In Information and Instructions will be e-mailed out in early January. Spring Only move-in dates can be found on the Residence Calendar. Please refer to your move-in date prior to making travel arrangements. These dates are firm and we cannot accommodate early arrivals.

 Please note that we are unable to guarantee that space will be available, nor can we guarantee a specific residence will have vacancies. 

 

Spring 2022 Semester Room Selection Dates (Spring 2022 Exchange Students)

Room Selection begins for all Exchange student applicants:   1:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 8th

The Room Swap Tool also opens at 1:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 8th. This tool is used for participants to change their dorm room only (apartment residents cannot change their assignment once they sign their lease).

Room Selection ends for all Exchange student applicants:  1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 14th.

The Room Swap Tool also closes at 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 14th.

Room Assignments are Final for all Exchange students as of 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 14th.

What is the Room Swap Tool?
Are the room inventories different in the Room Selection Wizard and the Direct Swap Tool?
If I am unhappy with my room reservation, can I change my room before signing my Residence License Agreement?
Why doesn't the application ask me for my housing placement preferences?
What if I need certain housing accommodations?
"What are my chances of getting my preferred room type/building?"
When can I move into my Spring Only reservation?