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Moving In and Out

Moving is exciting — and stressful. Knowing that, Saint Louis University tries to make the process of moving to and from campus as easy as possible.

If you’ll be returning to campus housing next year, you can even arrange to leave your packed items in your room at the end of the semester and find them waiting for you next fall in your new room. 

Learn More About the Move-In Process

Important Housing Dates and Times

Fall 2023-Spring 2024

New Student Move-In

August 17-18, 2023. Please refer to the time blocks on the "Move-in Process" webpage.  International students may have an earlier arrival date for orientation and should consult with International Services or INTO SLU depending on the program. 

Returning Student Move-In

August 20, 2023. Please refer to the time blocks on the "Move-in Process" webpage

Meal plans begin on August 17, 2023
Thanksgiving Break

Buildings not open over the holiday will be closed Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - 8 p.m.- Sunday, November 26, 2023 - 10 a.m.

Students who reside in halls that close over the break period will need to vacate their space no later than Tuesday, November 21 at 8 p.m. Students do not need to move out of their space but we recommend taking home any valuables and items that will be needed over the break period. 

Buildings that are open during the break periods (Winter Break, Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break) include all apartment buildings, Griesedieck Complex, Spring Hall and Marguerite Hall. 

Winter Break

Buildings that are closed will be closed Friday, December 15, 2023 -  8 p.m. -  Friday, January, 12, 2024 - 10 a.m.

Students who reside in halls that close over the break period will need to vacate their space no later than December 15 at 8 p.m. 

Spring Break 

Buildings that are closed will be closed Saturday, March 19, 2024 - 10 a.m. -  Sunday, March 17, 2024 - 10 a.m.

Students who reside in halls that close over the break period will need to vacate their space no later than Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. 

Semester End

Residence halls and apartments close at 8 p.m. on May 14, 2024.

Students who are graduating  will be able to remain on campus until 12 p.m. on May 19. 

Summer residents will transition from their spring assignment after May 21. A specific date will be communicated to all summer residents. 

Meal plans end with dinner on May 16, 2023

Access During Breaks

For the 2023-2024 academic year, please note that Grand Hall, Fusz Hall, Reinert Hall and DeMattias Hall all close for Thanksgiving break, winter break, and spring break. Spring Hall, Marguerite Hall, the Griesedieck Complex (Griesedieck, Walsh and Clemens), and all on-campus apartments will remain open for breaks. 

Students will not be permitted to enter closed buildings during breaks and must make housing arrangements with family or friends during these times. Students will be able to leave their belongings in the room during break periods, but they may not reside in the space.

Moving Out

You are expected to leave your room or apartment in as good or better condition than it was found. Failure to clean your space appropriately will result in charges, as will any damage. All personal effects must be removed, and failure to do so will also result in additional fees. SLU is not responsible for abandoned personal property. 

Checking Out

Meet with your resident adviser before your move, then choose either the regular or express methods of checkout.

Regular checkout: Check out of your room with any resident adviser from your building, using the room or apartment condition inventory form on file.

Express checkout: Place your key in an express checkout envelope and turn it in at your building’s service desk. Your room or apartment condition inventory form will be reviewed after you leave by housing and residence life staff. When using the express checkout option, you implicitly accept that review.


Cleaning the space upon move-out is the responsibility of everyone in the room or suite. To leave your room in the best condition possible, take the following steps:

  • Remove all personal belongings.
  • Vacuum and sweep floors. Dust wall trim and baseboards. Use a wet mop on hard surfaces.
  • Remove scuff marks, spots and spills.
  • Clean any dirt, hair, soap film or stains in the sink.
  • Scrub sink, tub and shower with disinfectant.
  • Scrub toilet inside and out.
  • Clean mirrors with glass cleaner.
  • Remove tape, adhesive, stickers, posters and marks from walls.
  • Wash down walls, light socket covers, A/C units and heater vents.
  • Wipe down all shelves, surfaces and drawers, as well as window sills and blinds.
  • Remove all garbage, and clean trash receptacles.
  • Remove all food from refrigerator. Clean the appliance inside and out.
  • Clean stovetop and sink, inside oven, under and around burners.
  • Clean hood fan and vent filter.
Summer Storage

If you’ll be coming back to housing at SLU next year, Hazzard Moving and Storage can remove boxes from your current space, store them for the summer, then deliver the items to your fall room assignment.