Office ofAlumni and Constituent Relations

Residential Life Housing Dates & Reminders

Thanksgiving Recess:

Thanksgiving Recess begins at 1:35 pm on November 23rd.  The residence halls will remain open at no additional cost, but the front desks will close at 5:00 pm on that day and will not re-open until 9:00 am on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!

Winter Break:

The PLU residence halls (except South Hall) will close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16th for the Winter Break holidays. The halls will re-open at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd.  Residents are not allowed in the halls during this time.

Residential Life will have housing options available if your student requires on campus housing during all or part of Winter Break. Students will relocate to the designated Winter Break Hall and will be charged $20.00 per day for these special accommodations. The application and additional information is available on the Residential Life website.

J-Term and Spring Housing Reminders

Canceling Housing

PLU housing assignments are signed for the full academic year. Students not requiring housing for the Spring semester or J-term (see reasons below) must cancel their housing on-line at: Canceling an Application.

  •  Graduating
  •  Studying Away
  •  Not living on campus during J-term
  •  Withdrawing from PLU
  •  Moving off-campus and continuing at PLU (see University's Residency Requirement)

Additional information about canceling an application, including the required move out dates are available online at Canceling an Application. Cancellation applications are due before December 1st. Cancellations received between December 1st and January 1st will receive a $200 Contact Cancellation Penalty. Cancellations received on or after January 1st will receive a $400 penalty.

Apply for On-Campus Housing

If your student does not currently live on campus, we encourage you to explore this option. Living on campus is much more than a roof over your head; it is a lifestyle and an integral part of the university experience. Choosing to live on or off campus is a big decision with a lot of options and facts to take into consideration. As parents, you can really help guide your student through this evaluation process. To help get the conversation started, the Residential Life team has put together a fun fact sheet comparing life on and off campus.

Students can apply for J-term and/or Spring on-campus housing in the Office of Residential Life – University Center 161. For additional housing options please visit the Residential Life website.

Office of Residential Life

University Center 161