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Breaks, Early Arrivals & Extended Stays

Break, Early Arrival & Extended Stay Housing

St. John's University's Department of Residential Life and Housing recognizes that over Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break students may need to stay on campus. If a student does not submit a request, the Department of Residential Life and Housing expects that student to go home or else where over the break period. There are circumstance that require a student to arrive prior to the academic year and temporarily stay on-campus after the residence halls close. With this in mind requests are only considered for International/Out of State Students, On-Campus Student Employment, Student Athletes, & Students will Academic Related Reasons. Staffing is limited over the break periods and only students who need (aforementioned reasons) to be on-campus are allowed to be present. 

In all cases, students are expected to plan accordingly with respect to the information below and make their requests in advance. Students who submit requests after the deadline are charged a $25 administrative fee to accommodate the request on short notice. Arriving early, staying over break and staying after classes have ended is a privilege. Students are required to follow all University, Residential Life & Housing, and J-Book policies during their time on-campus. During these times, the guest policy is amended to be as follow:

  • All CSB/SJU students who are guests are allowed to visit from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily during all break periods. All non-CSB/SJU guests are not permitted during all break periods.

Students who request access to the residence halls without permission will have a $25 key-in fee assessed to their student account. Unapproved students will also be charged $25 per day up to $100 per week if they stay within the residence halls without approval.

Early Arrival Requests

Students may request to arrive early based on the criteria above. Students should plan to arrive no earlier than the Wednesday prior to the first day of classes in the academic year. Student athletes who are arriving early to participate athletics should not to expect to arrive any earlier than the date provided by the coach and requests of this nature are likely to be denied or perceived as a request of convenience as student athletes are already arriving significantly earlier than most other students. Early arrival requests that are made solely for the convenience of the student and are not related to needs of the university are typically denied. In the event that requests of convenience are approved, students should expect to pay $25/day and up to a $100/week. Requesting to move-in early because one's summer lease in St. Joseph ends prior to the start of the academic year is a request of convenience and students should expect to pay the aforementioned daily rate. The deadline to submit an early arrival request is August 17.

Extended Stay Requests

Students may request to stay on-campus after the Residence Halls close at the end of the academic year. Students requests can go not later than the Wednesday after the residence halls close for the academic year. Students who need to stay beyond the Wednesday after the residence halls close need to complete a summer housing application and should expect to pay a daily rate. Extended stay requests are only considered for the following reasons: International/Out of State Student, On-Campus Student Employment, Student Athletes, and other Academic Related reasons.

Student athletes whose seasons extend well beyond the end of the academic year will not need to apply for summer housing. Nor will these students be charged. Student athletes who need to stay beyond the close of the academic year may need to change residence halls to accommodate summer business operations and the student athlete should plan accordingly. Student athletes are expected to vacate campus within 24 hours of their last competition.

The Deadline for submitting an Extended Stay Request is May 1.

Break Stay Requests

Over Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks students can request to stay over the break period. Specifically during Winter Break, Life Safety performs routine safety inspections of all the residence hall room and apartments on-campus. Break requests for these times are limited to the following reasons: International/Out of State Students, On-Campus Student Employment, Student Athletes, and other Academic Related reasons. Key card access is turned off during these break periods and students should not expect to gain access to the residence halls unless previously approved via the submission of a break request.The deadlines for submitting a Break Stay Request are as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Break - November 15
  • Winter Break - December 8
  • Spring Break - February 23

Break Request Link

SJU Extended Stay, Break Request, Early Return Request Form