On and Off-Campus Housing: December Events and Deadlines

The conclusion of another semester means you and your student are likely thinking about winter break move-out, off-campus housing options, and beginning to plan for future semesters of housing. We want to provide you and your student with some helpful information about both on and off-campus housing items to be thinking about during the month of December.

On-Campus Residence Hall Closings
All campus residences will close at 6 p.m. on December 19 with the exception of:

Eastern Shore
Hampton Roads
Liberty Square
Mason Global Center
Northern Neck
Potomac Heights
Student Apartments

If your student is planning to say in one of the open buildings, he or she needs to sign into his or her eLiving account to complete the winter break housing form. Your student should plan to leave campus 24 hours after the last final or by 6 p.m. on December 19, whichever comes first.

All campus residences will reopen at 10 a.m. on January 15. Please plan encourage your student to plan his or her travel accordingly since he or she will not be able to enter the residence hall prior to 10 a.m. on January 15. There is not early arrival available for the spring semester.

For more information on winter break housing, please visit

Off-Campus Housing Options
If your student is living off campus, or planning to live off campus during the next academic year, encourage him or her to stop by the Off-Campus Housing Fair on Tuesday, December 15 from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

During the Off-Campus Housing Fair representatives from roughly 20 local apartment communities will be present with property information and to answer any questions your student may have. There will also be representatives from Off-Campus Student Programs and Services to address concerns about budgeting, leases, and transitioning to off-campus housing.

For more information on the Off-Campus Housing Fair or Off-Campus Student Programs and Services, visit

Joey Allen
Communication and Events Manager
Housing and Residence Life 

Tara Higgings
Graduate Assistant
Off-Campus Student Programs and Services