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Welcome to the HLS Housing Calendar

All Move In/Out Dates are Firm

DATEEVENT
August 14, 2023MOVE IN FOR:
Incoming LL.M.s
Incoming S.J.D.s
ILS Exchange students
August 17, 2023 & August 21, 2023*

MOVE IN FOR:
Incoming J.D.s
*Students will have the option to move-in on either day.Please review Fall 2023 move-in page for more information.
August 24, 2023MOVE IN FOR:
Transfer students
J.D. Exchange students
August 30, 2023MOVE IN FOR:
2L and 3L J.D. students
Returning S.J.D.s
November 1, 2023Spring Housing application opens for new applicants.
November 9, 2023Spring Housing application closes for new applicants.
November 13, 2023Spring lottery assignment is announced by 12pm (EDT).
November 14, 2023Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for new applicants participating in spring room selection.
November 30, 2023Last day for new applicants to make a spring room selection. All reservations are final at 11:59pm (EDT).
December 17, 2023 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.
December 29, 2023 by appointment onlyWinter/Spring Semester Move In
January 19, 2024 by appointment only Spring Only Semester Move in
January 21, 2024 before noontimeWinter Semester Move out
April 1, 2024Housing 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 9, 2024Housing application closes for in-room returners at 11:59pm (EDT).
April 12, 2024Lottery assignment is announced for in-room returners by 5pm (EDT).
April 16, 2024Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for in-room returners room selection and room swap.
May 2, 2024Housing application opens at 9am (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students.
May 10, 2024Housing application closes at 11:59pm (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students.
May 13, 2024 before noontimeSpring Semester Move Out for 1Ls and 2Ls
May 14, 2024Lottery assignment is announced for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students by 5pm (EDT).
May 16, 2024Housing portal opens at 9am (EDT) for newly admitted J.D.s, LL.M.s and all exchange students room selection and room swap.
May 26, 2024 before noontimeMOVE OUT FOR ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS
NO EXCEPTIONS
June 2024Housing application and portal opens at 9am (EDT) for newly admitted S.J.D.s, off-campus returning students and all late applicants.
June 30, 2024Last day for any student who has a room reservation to room swap. All reservations are final at 11:59pm (EDT).
June 30, 2024Last day to cancel a reservation without penalty.
Housing application and portal opens for transfer students.
July 15, 2024 (prior to)Room cancellation fees apply on Resident Hall reservations. Read cancellation policy for HLS Apartments.
July 16, 2024 (onward)Room cancellation fees apply on Resident Hall reservations. Read cancellation policy for HLS Apartments.

Plan your campus arrival and departure accordingly as exceptions cannot be made. 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 link below.

Move In/Out Information