Move-in & Closing Dates

Below you'll find information about when you can move into campus housing, when the University will be closed for breaks, and when you must vacate housing at the end of academic semesters.

Please note that you must have permission from Housing Services if you wish to reside in University housing outside of these dates. For more information, please contact:

Housing Services

    Move-in Day

    • First-year students and transfer students: Friday, Aug. 14
    • Sophomores, juniors and seniors: Friday, Aug. 14 (evening only); Saturday, Aug. 15; and Sunday, Aug. 16

    To help everyone maintain as much social distance as possible during move-in, all students must sign up for an assigned two-hour appointment on myHOME. Sign-ups will be available beginning on July 13 and will close on July 31. 

    Your cooperation and patience during move-in is essential. You will not be able to arrive any earlier than the date and time you scheduled. Due to the extensive check-in requirements this fall, we are not able to accommodate arrivals outside of scheduled times. Individuals who arrive outside of their appointment time will not be given access to their room.

    Upon arrival to campus, you will immediately check in at the "Move-In Hub" located in Smith Parking Lot.

    All students and guests must wear a face covering at all times during check-in and move-in.

    Campus map & directions

    Winter Closing

    The residence halls will close on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Only students who have been approved to remain in campus housing during the winter break will be permitted in residence halls. During the break, all campus housing will remain locked. The exterior doors to all Bucknell West Mods will have their locks changed.

    Housing Services


    126 Vedder Hall