Moving In and Break Closures

Where do I go on check-in day?

  • On check-in day you will go to your assigned Residence Hall to check-in unless otherwise notified. There you will be given your key and your Room Condition Report (RCR). This form is important because it is where the condition of your room is recorded and it is used at the end of the year to bill for any damages, should they occur.

Can I move in earlier than the advertised check in date?

  • No. We cannot allow students to move in before the official opening because our staff is in training up until the time the dorms open. We work to notify students of the time and date months in advance so that everyone can plan accordingly. Certain students (varsity athletes, choir members, residence life staff, etc.) who are required to return to campus early may contact their faculty/staff sponsor for details on special housing arrangements.

When are the halls open and closed?

  • Residence Hall closings and openings for the 2012-2013 academic year:
    • New students to Centenary check-in: 4-6pm on Thursday, August 16
    • Returning students check-in: 12-5pm on Saturday & Sunday, August 18 & 19
    • close for Thanksgiving Break: 9:00am on Saturday, November 17
    • open after Thanksgiving Break: 11:00am on Sunday, November 25
    • close for Christmas/Winter Break: 9:00am on Saturday, December 15
    • open for Spring Semster: 11:00am on Sunday January 6
    • close for Easter/Spring Break: 9:00am on Saturday, March 23
    • open after Easter/Spring Break: 11:00am on Sunday, March 31
    • close for the school year: 5:00pm on Saturday, May 4

Can I stay in my room over the breaks?

  • For breaks of less than a week (Fall Break and Mardi Gras Break), the dorms remain open, though many other campus services (including dining services) are closed, while other campus services operate under reduced hours. For breaks of one week or longer (Thanksgivng Break, Christmas/Winter Break, and Easter/Spring Break), the dorms close, but you may stay for a fee (which helps offset the cost of keeping the dorms open and staffed).
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