Office of Residential Life

Important Dates

Fall 2019 Semester: Residential Life Important Dates

June 1st, 2019 - Last day to cancel Fall housing at no penalty. After June 1st until August 15th, there is a $75 late cancellation fee for enrolled USM students.

August 15th - Last day for enrolled USM students to cancel with $75 late cancellation fee. After August 15th until the end of the fourth week of classes, cancellations will result in refunding half the Fall room cost and a proration of the meal plan as of the date of written notification.

August 27th, 2019 - Last day to request an early arrival for Fall move in 

August 31st, 2019 - First Year Students move-in.
For groups approved to arrive before this date (athletes, RAs, etc.) please speak to the coordinator of your program.

September 1st, 2019 - Returning USM students move in.
For groups approved to arrive before this date (athletes, RAs, etc.) please speak to the coordinator of your program. Want to request to arrive early? Please complete this form: (Insert link).

September 2nd, 2019 - Labor Day - Most USM Offices are closed. There will some staff presence for Orientation and Welcome activities.

September 3rd, 2019 - First day of fall semester.

September 10th, 2019 - Room Change Period begins.

September 29th, 2019 - Last date to cancel housing and receive a refund of half the Fall room cost and a proration of the meal plan as of the date of written notification. After September 30th, the academic year contract is binding. Cancellations will result in a proration of the meal plan, but both Fall and Spring housing will still be charged.

October 14th, 2019 - Fall Break; USM Offices are closed and no classes.

October 15th, 2019 - Fall Break; No classes. USM Offices are open.

November 4th, 2019 - Room Change period ends.

November 11th, 2019 - Veterans’ Day. No classes and USM offices are closed.

November 27th, 2019 - No classes. USM offices are open.

November 28th, 2019 - Happy Thanksgiving! USM offices closed and no classes.

November 29th, 2019 - USM offices closed and no classes.

December 12th, 2019 - 23-hour quiet hours start (courtesy hour from 8pm to 9pm)

December 13th, 2019 - Classes End

December 14th - 20th, 2019 - Final Exams

December 21st - Residence Halls Close at 12pm for break. Students who want to stay over break need to sign up for break housing.

December 24th- Christmas Eve- Residential Life Office Closed

December 25th - Christmas - Residential Life Office Closed

January 1st - Residential Life Office Closed

 

Spring 2020 Semester: Residential Life Important Dates

January 19th, 2020 - Residence Halls open at 9am for new student move-in and returning students.

January 20st, 2020 - Martin Luther King Junior Day. USM offices closed. Staff presence on campus for Orientation and Welcome activities.

January 21st, 2020 - First Day of Classes

January 28th, 2020 - Room Change Period begins, talk to RD for more information.

February 17th, 2020 - Presidents Day - USM Offices closed and no classes.

March 14th, 2020 - Residence Halls Close for Spring Break at Noon. Students who want to stay over break need to look out for information to sign up for break housing.

March 22nd, 2020 - Residence Hall reopen after break

April 20th, 2020 - Room Change Period Ends, ask RD for more information

April 30th, 2020 - 23-hour quiet hours start (courtesy hour from 8pm to 9pm)

May 1st, 2020 - Last day of classes

May 2nd-8th, 2020 - Final Exams.

Students not participating in commencement or living on campus during the summer need to check out of the Residence Halls within 24 hours after their last final, or by 5pm on May 8th.

May 9th, 2020 - Commencement

May 9th, 2020 - Students participating in Commencement need to be checked out of the Residence Halls by 5pm.