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Welcome to the HLS Housing Calendar

Last updated: 07.01.2024

July 2024*

DATEEVENT
July 12, 2024Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for transfer student room selection.
July 16, 2024Housing portal closes at 9am (EDT) for transfer students.
July 16, 2024Tier II cancellation fees apply on resident hall reservations.

Read cancellation policy for HLS Apartment
*All dates subject to change.

August 2024 ~ July 2025*

DATEEVENT
August 12, 2024MOVE IN FOR:
Incoming LL.M.s
Incoming S.J.D.s
ILS Exchange students
August 21, 2024

MOVE IN FOR:
Incoming J.D.s
J.D. Exchange students
Transfer students
August 28, 2024MOVE IN FOR:
2L and 3L J.D. students
Returning S.J.D.s
September 3, 2024Lockout grace period ends
November 1, 2024Spring Housing application opens for new applicants.
November 6, 2024Spring Housing application closes for new applicants.
November 7, 2024Spring lottery assignment is announced by 5pm.
November 8, 2024Housing portal opens at 9am for spring room selection.
November 30, 2024Last day for new applicants to make a spring room selection. All reservations are final at 11:59pm.
December 20, 2024 before noontime Fall Semester Move Out
This applies to ILS fall only exchange students, off-cycle graduates and students participating in the Semester in Washington Clinic starting in winter semester.
January 3, 2025 by appointment onlyWinter/Spring Semester Move In
January 24, 2025 by appointment only Spring Only Semester Move in
January 27, 2025 before noontimeWinter Semester Move out
April 1, 2025Housing application opens at 9am (EDT) for students currently in HLS Housing who would like to return for the next academic year. AKA in-room returners.
April 7, 2025Housing application closes for in-room returners at 11:59pm (EDT).
April 9, 2025Lottery timeslot assignment is announced for in-room returners by 5pm (EDT).
April 10, 2025Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for in-room returners room selection and room swap.
May 2, 2025Housing application opens at 9am (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students.
May 7, 2025Housing application closes at 11:59pm (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students.
May 9, 2025Lottery assignment timeslot is announced for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students by 5pm (EDT).
May 12, 2025Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students room selection and room swap.
May 19, 2025 before noontimeMOVE OUT FOR ALL 1Ls and 2Ls.
June 1, 2025Housing application and portal opens for all late applicants, recently admitted J.D.s and off-campus returning students at 9am (EDT).
June 2, 2025 before noontimeMOVE OUT FOR ALL GRADUATING & S.J.D. STUDENTS
NO EXCEPTIONS.
June 15, 2025Last day for reservation room swap. All reservations are final at 11:59pm (EDT).

Last day to cancel a reservation without penalty fees.
June 16, 2025 (onward)Room cancellation fees apply on Resident Hall reservations. Read cancellation policy for HLS Apartments.
June (TBD)Housing application opens for Admitted S.J.D.s
July (TBD)Housing application opens for transfer students.
July 16, 2025 (onward)Room cancellation fees apply on Resident Hall reservations. Read cancellation policy for HLS Apartments.
*All dates subject to change.

All Move In/Out Dates are Firm

Please be aware all dates including housing move-in and move-out dates are firm and cannot be changed. These dates are set based on various factors, including orientation, the start of classes, reading/exam periods and commencement.

Plan your campus arrival and departure accordingly. Students cannot move in earlier than the dates provided however, they can move in on a later date. If you must arrive early in Cambridge or need additional time in Cambridge after your move out date, please check the links below.

Move In/Out Information