Move-Out & Move-In Information


Students who are not graduating in May are required to move out 24 hours after their last final exam or by 12PM on Saturday, May 11, whichever comes first.  

Graduating students are required to move out by 12PM on Monday, May 20.  

Please plan accordingly when making travel arrangements.  

Students who do not complete the check-out process and vacate by the deadlines noted above will be charged a $150 improper check-out fee and an additional $50 per day for each additional day they are on campus. The residence halls are used throughout the summer, so our facilities, custodial, and operations teams all rely on you to check out on time to do their work. 

Extended Stay  

Some students have extenuating circumstances that require them to extend their stay on campus past May 11. If you are participating in a Tufts program that requires you to stay on campus after May 11, your program leader will communicate with Residential Life and Learning (RLL) regarding your extended stay. Please do not complete an extended stay request form; please confirm with your program leader that you were included on the list they sent to ORLL.  

Students who are part of the following groups should NOT submit an extended stay request: 

  • Graduating students 
  • Resident Assistants  
  • Student athletes competing in a spring varsity sport  
  • Tufts in Tailliores 
  • Hillel Birthright  
  • Pre-Orientation Coordinators 
  • Dining student staff 
  • Alumni Engagement student staff  
  • Conference & Event Services student staff 
  • Students who are COVID+ isolating in situ 
  • Summer Housing Residents  

If you do not see your Tufts program listed above, please contact your program leader and ask them to contact RLL.  

If you need to request an extended stay but are not participating in a Tufts program, please submit an Extended Stay Request form through your Housing Portal by on Tuesday, April 16. Requests will be reviewed by ORLL staff and approved or denied. Approved requests received after Tuesday, April 16 will incur a $50 late fee.   

The Extended Stay Request form will be available beginning on Friday, March 1.  

Storage & Shipping 

Tufts University is working with Dorm Room Movers to provide storage and shipping options to residential students. Please visit Tufts’ Dorm Room Movers page for more information about packing, pick up, delivery, and cost.  

If you store items with Dorm Room Movers, please consider that Dorm Room Movers might not be able to deliver your items to campus the same day that you move in for fall 2024, especially if you’re approved to arrive early. Please pack accordingly if you will need bedding or other linens immediately upon your arrival in August/September.  


Returning students can move in on Sunday, September 1, 2024 between 9AM and 4PM. More specific details will be available over the summer 

New students participating in pre-orientation can move in between 9AM and 4PM on Friday, August 23, 2024. Pre-orientation participants will be assigned a check-in time between 9AM and 4PM on August 23 after their pre-orientation program assignment is confirmed over the summer.

New students who are not participating in pre-orientation can move in between 9AM and 4PM on Wednesday, August 28, 2024.  

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