/ Residential Life and Housing

Move-In & Move Out

Move In

2024 Fall Semester New Student Move-In

We are excited to welcome you to campus on Thursday, August 22, 2024!

Information about how and when to sign up for a move-in time slots will be sent via email to new students on August 1.

2024 Fall Semester Returning Student Move-In

We are excited to welcome you back to campus on Saturday, August 24!

Information about how and when to sign up for a move-in time slot will be sent via email to returning students on or about August 1.

2025 Spring Semester Move-In

New students may begin to move into their housing on Friday, January 3, 2025, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please come to the Student Development Office (DeWitt Center, 141 E. 12th St., Holland) to check in and pick up your room key/code. More information will be provided to you via email in December regarding your housing, move-in and new student orientation.

Returning students may begin to move into their housing on Saturday, January 4, 2025, at 12 p.m. More information will be provided to you via email in December.

Move Out

2024 Spring Semester Move Out

College housing officially closes at the end of the spring semester for summer break at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Students are required to leave their campus housing within 24 hours of their last final exam or by 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024.

Instructions for move-out will be provided by the Residential Life staff during the required closing meetings.

Students who live on campus and who need to stay on campus later than 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3, must fill out the remain late request form. Remain late requests are designed for students who need to remain on campus due to on-campus academic commitments, on-campus employment, coach-supported athletic events or delayed travel arrangements.

Remain late requests for personal reasons are reviewed but likely not granted.

Arrive Early or Remain Late

Early Arrival or Remain Late Permission

Early arrival or remain late permission is limited to students who need to be on campus prior to the beginning of the semester or after the end of the semester because of an on-campus job/research, athletics, student leaders or pre-orientation/academic program and those who are unable to travel home for break, and who have approval from their supervisor, coach or faculty/staff program leader.

If you fall into one of these categories, you will need to receive approval from the Housing Office. To request a late stay or early arrival, fill out the late stay/early arrival form which can be found in your Hope Housing Portal under Apps & Forms. More complete directions are outlined below.

Note: For students who are unable to travel home and will be with us for all of semester break, please complete a Remain Late stay request for December 13 through December 31, 2024, and an Early Arrival Request starting January 1 through January 5, 2025.

Students requesting early arrival or remain late stay permission for personal reasons will have their application reviewed but likely not granted. Should the request be approved, the student will be billed accordingly. Charges are as follows:

  • Early arrival/Remain late for personal reasons: $75 per day for each day prior to or after the scheduled move-in/move-out day.
  • Remain Late Stay at the end of the spring semester: Students who stay beyond the end of the spring semester for personal reasons will be billed the Summer Housing rate as posted on the Cost of Attendance website.

Fall Semester Early Arrival
The Early Arrival Request Form will be available in the students Hope Housing Portal on August 1, 2024. Please watch for an email from Residential Life and Housing with details for move-in weekend and how to request early arrival permission. All requests must be submitted by Sunday, August 18, 2024. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Fall Semester Remain Late
The Remain Late Request form will be available in the students Hope Housing Portal under Apps & Forms starting November 20, 2024. All requests must be submitted by Sunday, December 8, 2024. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Spring Semester Early Arrival
The Early Arrival Request From will be available in the students Hope Housing Portal under Apps & Forms starting November 20, 2024. All requests must be submitted by Wednesday, January 1, 2025. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Spring Semester Remain Late
The Remain Late Request form will be available on April 8, 2024. Please watch for an email from Residential Life and Housing with information about semester closing and the remain late process. All requests must be submitted by Sunday, April 28, 2024. Requests received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

Instructions on How to Complete a Remain Late or Early Arrival Request
  • Access the late stay/early arrival form
  • Sign in with your 1Hope username and password
  • Click on “Apps and Forms” on the left of the screen
  • Select “Late Stay Request” or “Early Arrival Request”
  • Fill out the form indicating the days that you will be staying on campus and submit
  • You will receive an email indicating that your request has been submitted
  • Your request will be reviewed by the Housing Office, and you will get an email indicating whether your request has been approved or denied