Early Arrivals

Students who are planning to return to the residence halls in January will be required to check in with the residence hall staff.

Students who need to arrive before the dates as shown below, must be approved by the Office of Residence Life and Housing in advance by completing the Early Arrival Form online and submitting your payment upfront.

  • Men's Basketball: Sunday, January 1
  • Women's Basketball: Sunday, January 1
  • Men's Swimming: Monday, January 2
  • Women's Swimming: Monday, January 2
  • ESO (ELI): Sunday, January 7
  • New Student Orientation: Wednesday, January 10
  • Returning students: Sunday, January 14

Early Arrivals will result in a $33.00 per night housing charge, paid upfront via cash at Residence Life Office in Ely 132 or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) online via e-mail.

Please be advised that it is your responsibility to clear any outstanding debts with the Student Financial Services and our office prior to your arrival.

CURRENT AND RE-ADMITTED STUDENTS: Students who need to arrive BEFORE Sunday, January 14, 2018, for various reasons, must be approved in advance by the Office of Residence Life and Housing by completing the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submitting your payment upfront. You do not need to come to our office as you can complete the request online.

NEW ELI STUDENTS: You can arrive as early as Sunday, January 7, 2018, at no charge. If you need to arrive before this date, please complete the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submit your payment upfront. 

NEW STUDENTS ATTENDING NSO: You can arrive as early as Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at no charge. If you need to arrive before this date, please complete the Early Arrival Form (available online only) and submit your payment upfront. 

No one will be granted permission to arrive earlier than Sunday, January 14, 2018, without the approval of Office of Residence Life and Housing.

Early arrivals can request to stay on campus starting on January 3, 2018, after NOON.

For the ASL version, please click on the video below.

Questions? Please send an e-mail to residence.life@gallaudet.edu.