After-Finals Housing

This process is subject to change. We will send out information via email to on-campus students if the end of the semester move-out process changes. 'After-finals housing' application will become available in the Spring semester.

Information below is for students who need to remain in their room after the completion of finals.
Please read information thoroughly. Applications for "after-finals housing" must be submitted via the online form by Monday, May 1, 2021. Any late applications after that date are subject to a $25 processing fee, in addition to any housing charges.
Closing Information - 
  • Each resident is required to depart within 24 hours of the completion of their last final or by 7:00pm Tuesday, May 11, whichever comes first.
  • Residence Halls close to non-seniors on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:00pm.
  • All Residential Halls close for graduating Seniors/Commencement workers at 6pm on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
  • You will receive detailed information via email about checking out of your residence hall room (including instructions about how to sign up for a time), storage options for those who live more than 350 miles from campus, etc.

Students requesting to remain on campus for any period of time between hall closings and Commencement/Summer Housing move-in must apply and receive advance approval.

Students can apply if you meet any of the following criteria:
  • Reside further than 350 miles away and can't travel by the Residence Halls closing.
  • Required to work for a College department/in Commencement (other than graduating Seniors) - you will need to list your supervisor/coach.
  • Reserved Summer Housing and staying in Residence Hall until the Summer Housing move-in date. If you have questions about the summer housing process, please check here

Any additional nights or for not meeting the above criteria is subject to a $75 per night charge. 

Graduating Seniors

If you are a graduating senior who currently resides on campus, we assume you will stay in your Residence Hall space and will not check out until Saturday, May 15. Regardless of your departure date, please return your room key(s) directly to the Residential Life office as confirmation of your move-out. If your travel distance is greater than 350+ miles, you can be approved to coordinate a checkout on Sunday, May 16. You must apply in advance via the after-finals form. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Residential Life Office at, or 507-933-7529. 

(Housing for family members during commencement is not coordinated by Residential Life but is available, please check here and scroll down to 'on-campus housing reservations' - purchase tickets for housing for immediate family of graduating Seniors for $15 per person per night through the Gustavus tickets page: