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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 vacation 2018/19 application deadline for current students

The deadline for 2018/19 summer vacation applications will be updated soon

TBC - Summer vacation accommodation application deadline.

If you're a current LSE student and don't already live in halls on a contract that covers accommodation the summer vacation, apply by this deadline for a summer vacation room.

For more details, see: 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

Vacation dates (31-week halls) for the academic year 2018/19

Christmas vacation
Departure date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Return date: Sunday, 6 January 2019

Easter vacation
Departure date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Return date: Sunday, 28 April 2019

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Moving in 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

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

Moving out dates for the academic year 2018/19

8 June 2019 - Connaught Hall (UoL) final departure day
15 June 2019 - 31, 38 and 40 week contracts final departure day
22 June 2019 - University of London halls (except Connaught Hall) final departure day
7 September 2019 - 50 week contracts final departure day 

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 reception may have reduced opening hours. Check locally at your reception for details.

RSO closure dates for the academic year 2018/19

  • 18 to 24 April 2019 - Easter break School closure period 
  • 6 May 2019 - May Bank Holiday School closure day 
  • 27 May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday School closure day 
  • 26 August 2019 - Summer Bank Holiday School closure day