Early Arrival Housing - Fall

All dates and processes below are from Fall 2023. Dates and forms for Fall 2024 will be posted at the end of the Spring 2024 seemster.

What is “early arrival housing”?

Early arrival housing is for any student who are required to be on campus before these official opening days:

  • New student Orientation will be Friday, September 1, 2023 through Monday, September 4, 2023. Fore more information about Orientaiton, check here
    • Move in for first-year students will be Friday, September 1 as part of the First-Year Orientation Schedule.
    • Move in for transfer students is Sunday, September 3 as part of the Transfer Orientation Schedule.
  • Move in for returning students is Sunday, September 3 or Monday, September 4. 
  • Fall 2023 classes begin Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

All information here is subject to change if any dates and/or campus processes are changed by the COVID leadership team.

What is the approval process?

All those requesting to move in to their residential housing before the official campus move-in dates must submit an online application form and be approved. The application will request information about your reason for early return, including sponsoring department information. If listing a department to charge for early arrival we will verify the date requirements and payment approval with that department. Personal requests for early arrival are subject to approval and will have a $75/night charge to their student account sent in September. There is a 1-day early arrival grace period for travel distances of over 350 miles (form submission and approval still required).

Applications will be reviewed and those approved will receive a confirmation email with detailed check-in information will prior to their requested return date.

The following are generally NOT approved reasons for early return - please adjust your plans accordingly or look into local Saint Peter hotel accommodations:

  • You want more time to unpack and set up your on-campus living space.
  • Your roommate is here and you want to be here, too.
  • Your parents are going on vacation and they need to drop you off.
  • Your summer lease is expiring before the halls open and you need a place to stay.
  • You start work at an off-campus job and it would be easier to be back early.
  • It’s just more convenient for you to arrive earlier.

How much will it cost?

Early arrival housing charges for students who are part of requests made by coaches/supervisors/directors are charged to the sponsoring department (i.e. back as part of a request for an athletic team, to work for a department, etc). If you arrive prior to the date required by the department, you will be subject to the $75/night student account charge.

If you are NOT part of a college-sponsored and approved list, you will be charged $75.00 per night and must submit a request and be approved to arrive early. There is a 1-day grace period with no charge for those with a travel distance of more than 350 miles, but an early arrival housing form must still be submitted for approval.

Those who violate the early return approval process (arriving earlier than approved, not receiving approval for early return, allowing roommates to move-in without approval, etc) are subject to a $150/night charge to their student account for all parties involved.