Important Dates for Residence Life

2023-2024 Academic Year

August 19 | 8am – 1pm | NDSU Move-In Day

August 19 | 3:30pm | Welcome Week Activities begin

August 21 | 4pm | Classes begin

August 22 | First full day of classes

August 31 | Last day to reduce meal plan from 7-day to 5-day (or cancel for those living in MLLC or Niskanen Hall)

September 4 | Labor Day Holiday – no classes/offices closed

September 6 | Payment due for tuition and room & board

October 2 | Fall 2024 residence hall applications go live for incoming first-year students

November 10 and 11 | Veterans Day Holiday – No classes/offices closed

November 17 | 9pm | Break housing deadline for Thanksgiving break

November 22 | 10am | Residence Halls close

November 22-24 | Thanksgiving Holiday

November 26 | 12pm | Halls reopen; meal plan service resumes with dinner

December 1 | Deadline to cancel spring semester housing without penalty. [Note, cancelations are only allowed for graduation, study abroad, co-op, internship, or discontinued enrollment at NDSU.] Students should request a cancelation form from hall staff and return it to the hall director.   

December 4 | MyCollegeRoomie goes live for Fall 2024 incoming freshmen 

December 4-8 | Dead Week

December 8 | Last day of regular classes

December 8 | 9pm | Break housing deadline for semester break 

December 11-15 | Finals week

December 15 | 6pm | Halls close for semester break; dining centers close after lunch

December 16 - January 7 | Semester break    

December 25 | Christmas Day Observed (offices closed)

January 1 | New Year's Day Observed (offices closed)

January 7 | 12pm | Halls reopen for spring semester; meal plan resumes with dinner

January 8 | 4pm | Classes begin

January 9 | First full day of classes

January 10 - 11 | Residence Hall and Apartment Back2Back Tours

January 15 | MLK Holiday – no classes/offices closed

January 18 | Last day to reduce meal plan from 7-day to 5-day (or cancel for those living in MLLC or Niskanen Hall)

January 22 – 26 | Room sign-up for current residence hall students

January 24 | Payment due for tuition and room & board

February 19 | President’s Day Holiday – No classes/offices closed

February 23 | 9pm | Break housing deadline for spring break

February 26 | Learning Community application deadline

March 1 | 6pm | Halls close for spring break

March 4-8 | Spring Break

March 8 | Deadline to match up with a roommate through MyCollegeRoomie

March 10 | 12pm | Halls reopen after spring break; West Dining Center opens for dinner

March 11-15 | Room selection for incoming freshmen

March 29 - April 1 | Spring Recess (no classes and offices closed Friday, offices open Monday)

April 29 - May 3 | Dead Week

May 3 | Last day of regular classes

May 6-10 | Finals Week

May 10 | 6pm | Halls close for end of Spring Semester; Meal plan service ends with lunch

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