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Move-In and Move-Out Dates

Below is the residence calendar for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year.

All dates are firm. Plan your campus arrival and departure accordingly as exceptions cannot be made. Students cannot move in earlier than the dates below; 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 consult:

Fall Move-in Schedule

Year/ProgramMove-In Date
Incoming J.D.Aug. 23 or 24, 2022
Incoming LL.M.Aug. 15 or 16, 2022
Incoming S.J.D.Aug. 15 or 16, 2022
ILS ExchangeAug. 15 or 16, 2022
Returning and TransfersAug. 25 or 27, 2022
Berkley-Harvard J.D. ExchangeAug. 23 or 24, 2022
Returning 2Ls and 3LsAug. 23. or 23, 2022
*Fall only and spring only dates are for students studying and living on-campus for one semester, including exchange students.

Full Academic Year

Students who enter into their housing agreement/lease in the fall and anticipate staying through the entire academic year, can stay in their room uninterrupted until their move-out deadline. Resident halls and apartments do not close for breaks during the academic year.

Other Move-In and Move-Out Dates

Fall Semester Move Out – Students moving out upon completion of fall semester will need to vacate their HLS residence by 5pm, Monday December 19th

J-Term Move In – Students moving in for J-Term may move in starting Wednesday, December 28th by appointment only.

J-Term Move Out – Students moving out upon completion of J-Term will need to vacate their HLS residence by 5pm, Monday, January 23rd.

Spring Semester Move In – Students moving in for spring semester may move in starting Wednesday, January 18th by appointment only.

Spring Semester Move Out – Students moving out for spring semester will need to vacate by noon, Monday, May 15th.

ALL GRADUATING STUDENTS – Students receiving degrees in the 2023 commencement event have a move out deadline of 5pm, Friday, May 26th.