Dates and Deadlines

Important Dates

Dates are Subject to Change.

Last Day to Give Required 30 Days Notice to Vacate the Residence Halls at the End of the Fall Semester When Leaving HSU

November 21, 2019

Please complete a Request to Vacate Form if you are leaving HSU at the end of the fall semester. You are required to give 30 days notice to avoid penalties, and November 21 is 30 days before the end of the fall semester.

Fall Break

November 25, 2019

Fall Break is November 25 - November 29. The halls are open, however, the J will be closed and on-campus dining options are limited.

Check-Out for Students Leaving HSU and the Residence Halls at End of Fall Semester

December 21, 2019

Students leaving HSU and the residence halls after the fall semester must be checked out of the residence halls by 10am.

Winter Break

December 21, 2019

Winter Break is December 21, 2019 - January 20, 2020. The halls are open, however, the J will be closed and on-campus dining options are limited.

Last day for New Spring Residents to Cancel Application Without Prorated Penalties

January 2, 2020

All cancellations will forfeit the $200 nonrefundable application fee. Please note that the Housing Office must receive such requests in writing or by email to by January 2, 2020. Cancellations to any other university office does not satisfy the requirement to notify the Housing Office directly.

Last Day for New Spring Residents to Cancel Application and forfeit their $200 nonrefundable application fee and pay prorated penalties

January 12, 2020

After this date, students are responsible for the spring term room and meal plan fees. See the Housing License Agreement for more detail.

Residence Halls Open for New Spring 2020 Residents

January 13, 2020

Check-in begins at 9am. The J Dining Commons reopens for the Spring Semester.

Payment Due for Semester and Installment Payment Plans

January 15, 2020

Amounts will vary according to room assignment and meal plan selected. Refer to your Student Center account for your specific payment amounts and payment due dates.

Last Day to Reduce Meal Plan for the Spring Semester

January 31, 2020

Please stop by the Housing Cashier window or send an email to to reduce your meal plan by this date 

2020-2021 Housing Application Opens to Explore for New Students!

February 10, 2020

Beginning February 10 at 11 am, new freshmen and transfer students can log into to select their preferred living areas, meal plan, payment plan selection and read the documents and fill out any preliminary information.  The application officially opens on February 25 for New Freshmen and 9am on February 26 for New Transfers and Continuing students, all that will be left to do is the pay the $200 nonrefundable application fee, sign the license agreement and complete the application.   Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis for new residents determined by the day you complete the application process.