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This is information on the upcoming Room Selection Process for the Spring 2020 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 HAHLS by Tuesday, November 19th at 5:00pm.
  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 20th.
  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 13th 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 2020 Semester Room Selection Dates (JD, LLM, SJD)

Room Selection begins for all JD, LLM, and SJD applicants:   1:00pm ET on Thursday, November 21st

The Room Swap Tool also opens at 1:00pm ET on Thursday, November 21st. 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 JD, LLM, and SJD applicants:   1:00pm ET on Thursday, December 13th.

The Room Swap Tool also closes at 1:00pm ET on December 13th.

Room Assignments are Final for all JD, LLM, and SJD students as of 1:00pm ET on Thursday, December 13th. 

Spring 2020 Exchange Students

  1. Submit a Spring Only 2020 housing application at HAHLS by December 9th at 1:00pm ET.
  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 9th.
  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 13th 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 2020 Semester Room Selection Dates (Spring 2020 Exchange Students)

Room Selection begins for all Exchange student applicants:   1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 10th

The Room Swap Tool also opens at 1:00pm ET on Tuesday, December 10th. 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 Friday, December 13th.

The Room Swap Tool also closes at 1:00pm ET on Friday, December 13th.

Room Assignments are Final for all Exchange students as of 1:00pm ET on Friday, December 13th.

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?