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Skidmore College
Residential Life

Move-in, move-out and vacation dates

2018–19 academic year




Fall Semester  
     Pre-Orientation students move in Thursday, August 30, 8:30 a.m.
     New students arrive (transfer and Class of 2022) Sunday, September 2, 8:30 a.m.
     Returning students arrive Monday, September 3, 9 a.m.
     Thanksgiving break; residence halls close Wednesday, November 21, 10 a.m.
     Thanksgiving break; residence halls open Sunday, November 25, 2 p.m.
     Winter break; residence halls close Friday, December 21, 10 a.m.
Spring Semester   
     New and transfer students arrive Friday, January 18, 9 a.m.
     London students arrive Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m.
     Returning students arrive Sunday, January 20, 9 a.m.
     Spring break; residence halls close Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.
     Spring break; residence halls open Sunday, March 17, 2 p.m.
     Spring semester ends (all non-seniors depart) Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
     Seniors Depart (post-Commencement) Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m.

* During finals week, students are expected to leave campus within 24 hours of their last exam.
** Dates and times are subject to change.


Moving-Out Information


  • Non-seniors: Final move-out is 24 hours after the student's last final exam, and no later than 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th

  • Seniors: Final move-out for all graduating seniors is 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 19th

Important information to note

  • Residence hall rooms and apartments need to be left in the same condition as found upon moving in, including original furnishings assigned to the room. Students can refer to their room/apartment inspection form for details of the original condition.

  • Non-senior students who remain on campus after May 11 without prior approval will be assessed a fee of $250 per day.

  • All personal items (bicycles, etc.) in storage closets must be removed before move-out, or they may be disposed of after Commencement.

  • A charge will be assessed for rooms not in original condition, or without original furnishings (excessively dirty, room damage, extra or missing furniture).

  • When packing and cleaning, please consider the Give+Go donation program for unwanted items. Donation boxes, recycling bins and trash dumpsters are available, as well as extra trash bags in kitchen areas.