Dates and deadlines

Dates that are important if you're applying for accommodation at LSE

This page sums up the deadlines for applying for accommodation, moving-in and moving out days, days when the Residential Services Office is closed and more. Check the dates to see what you have to do and by when.

Application deadline for 2019/20 accommodation


The deadline for accommodation applications is: 
Friday 31 May 2019


This deadline applies to all students, including:

  • new undergraduate and new General Course Students, to be guaranteed an offer
  • new undergraduate students who have applied for an LSE Accommodation Bursary
  • new graduate students 
  • continuing students and returning residents who were actively involved in their student community (ie hall committee members and Peer Supporters)

What if I miss the deadline?
After a deadline has passed, you can still apply. We may be able to make you an offer if we still have rooms. If not, then you'll be asked to join the waiting list.

Summer 2019/20 vacation application deadline for current students

Summer 2019/20 vacation applications are not yet open. We will update this information in January 2020. 

More information about summer accommodation will be available at: Summer accommodation

Cancellation deadlines

If you're currently living in LSE halls and would like to move out before the end of your contract, visit: Moving out early

For information on cancelling your application/room before you arrive, visit: Apply - next steps

Vacation dates for 31-week halls

Vacation dates (31-week halls) for the academic year 2019/20

Christmas vacation
Departure date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Return date: Sunday, 12 January 2020

Easter vacation
Departure date: Saturday, 4 April 2020
Return date: Sunday, 3 May 2020

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Moving-in arrival dates for halls

Arrival day for the academic year 2019/20

Sunday 15 September 2019 - arrival day at Sidney Webb House and University of London halls 
Sunday 22 September 2019
 - arrival day at all other halls 

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

London Car Free Day 2019 - travel advice

On Sunday 22 September, London will hold a Car Free Day event. Twenty kilometres of roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London will be closed to car traffic between 10:30 am and 5:30 pm. Your hall is located outside the temporary car-free area, but it is still likely that you will experience some delay to your journey. If you are travelling by car or bus, you may also have to adjust your route. We recommend that you allow plenty of time for your journey on this day. Exact details of the event are still being confirmed, for the most up-to-date information visit: Reimagine. Your city. Car-free.

Alternatively, to avoid the travel disruption, you can book an extra night in your residence (subject to availability), visit: Arriving early at your hall.

Final moving out dates from halls

2019/20 moving out dates for the academic year 2019/20

6 June 2020 - departure day at Nutford House and Connaught Hall (38-week contracts)
20 June 2020 - departure day for halls with 31-, 39- and 40-week contracts 
28 August 2020 - departure day for University of London halls with 50-week contracts
5 September 2020 - departure day for 50-week contracts at urbanest halls, Butler's Wharf Residence and Lilian Knowles House

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Residential Services Office (RSO) closure dates

The Residential Services Office is closed on these dates and won't be available for drop-in visits or contact via email or phone. Halls are open, but receptions may have reduced opening hours. Check locally at your reception for details.

RSO closure dates for the academic year 2019/20

  • Christmas closure: Monday 23 December 2019 - Wednesday 1 January 2020 
  • Easter closure: Thursday 9 April - Wednesday 15 April 2020
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 8 May 2020
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 25 May 2020
  • Summer Bank Holiday: Monday 31 August 2020