Housing Between Semesters

Students who do not have alternative housing options between academic terms can apply for housing extensions or placements during short and long-term breaks.

PLU offers housing for enrolled students for both summer and winter break. These are charged at a daily rate and students may choose to stay on campus for the entirety or only a portion of these breaks. Students must apply for all break housing options via the corresponding applications for the appropriate break housing they are seeking.All break housing is granted on an approval basis and will be determined through the application process.

PLU offers the following break housing options:

  • Extended Stay is an opportunity for students to request a one day extension after either the Fall or Spring semesters’ initial closing.  Extended Stay and Winter Break Housing is an opportunity for students to request an extension after either the Fall or Spring semesters’ initial closing.
  • Summer Housing between June and early August. Summer housing is overseen by Hospitality Services.
  • Early Arrival Housing occurs between mid-August through the day before Fall Opening
  • Winter Break Housing occurs between the end Fall semester through the day before J-term Opening.

Current Break Housing Options

Extended Stay - Spring 2024

All residential halls (including South Hall) will close on Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 6:00PM; please note that this is a change for South Hall residents from previous years. Campus Life will be upholding Friday, May 24th, 2024 at 6:00PM as our formal closing for the 2023-2024 academic year. Campus Life expects that students are fully moved out of their residence hall and have properly checked out by this deadline.

Students who would like a housing extension will be able to apply for Extended Stay through this application. This will extend the student’s move out date until Saturday, May 25th at 6:00PM.

Campus Life will be automatically granting students the Extended Stay deadline of Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 6:00PM to any/all students affiliated with the following groups:

  • Students who have applied for a Spring or Summer 2024 graduation and are walking at any of the 4 commencement ceremonies
  • Students employed with the following departments (Campus Life will be reaching out to all departments for student employee rosters):
    • Campus Restaurants (the Commons, OMM, Lute Cafe, Kelley Cafe)
    • Stage Services
    • Hospitality Services/Conferences and Events
    • Campus Safety

If you are apart of ANY of the above groups, you do not need to submit an Extended Stay Application.

Summer Housing

Students who need an extension beyond May 25th at 6:00PM must apply for Summer Housing through the Hospitality Services website, even if they are not moving to a formal summer housing assignment. Students moving to a summer housing assignment in either Ordal or South Hall will be able to stay in their Spring Housing assignment until their summer housing check-in date.

Students who are approved for an extended stay beyond May 25th but concluding before May 28th will be able to remain in their Spring housing assignment during their approved Summer Housing dates.

Early Arrival - Fall 2024

Early Arrival Housing begins on August 15th and is offered until when the halls open for Fall 2024 on August 30, 2024. Students wishing to arrive before August 15th must request housing with Summer Housing through Hospitality Services, as our office will not approve any requests prior to August 15th.

The Early Arrival period is an extremely busy time for our office. Early Arrival requests take approximately 72  business hours to coordinate. Students who submit early arrival requests for next day arrival may be required to find alternative housing options if our staff is unable to process your request the day of your submission. You must have an Early Arrival Approved email from our office in order to move onto campus as a part of early arrival.

Students who have PLU commitments that require them to be on-campus will not be charged for the duration of their stay but the request needs to be made by their supervisor; if you are requesting a date earlier than your supervisor/coaches requested date, you will be charged from the date of your arrival until your groups arrival date.  Students who need housing during this time and are not collaborating with PLU will be charged a daily rate corresponding to Summer Housing Rates.

If you are requesting early arrival as an independent request (not affiliated with a group), your request will need to be specific and falling within need based circumstances, as PLU does not allow for early arrival of students without a critical need.

Students requesting for Early Arrival housing must have a Fall Term housing assignment.

All Summer Housing requests need to be made with Hospitality Services: Summer Housing webpage.