Dates and deadlines

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

On this page we've summed up the deadlines for applying for accommodation, moving-in and moving out days, days when the Residential Services Office is closed and more. Check these dates to understand what you have to do and by when.

Application deadlines for 2019/20 accommodation

Deadlines for 2019/20 will be updated soon 

TBC - Application deadline for continuing students and returning residents who were actively involved in their student community (ie hall committee members and Peer Supporters).

TBC - LSE Accommodation Bursary applicants.
New undergraduate students who have applied for a bursary need to complete their accommodation application by this deadline.

TBC - New undergraduate and new General Course Students must apply by this deadline to be guaranteed an offer.

TBC - New Graduate Students accommodation application deadline.

What if I miss a 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 application deadline for current students

Deadlines for 2019/20 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.


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

Academic year 2018/19

Christmas vacation
Departure Date: Saturday, 15 December 2018
Arrival Date: Monday, 6 January 2019

Easter vacation
Departure Date: Saturday, 30 March 2019
Arrival Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019

 For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Moving in dates and times for halls

Academic year 2018/19

9 September 2018 - Sidney Webb House arrival day
16 September 2018
- University of London halls arrival day
23 September 2018
- all other halls arrival day

For moving in dates and times visit: Information for current residents

For moving in and out dates visit: Contract lengths and dates

Final moving out dates from halls

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 the full list of 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.

Academic year 2018/19

  • 21 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 - Christmas break School closure period (RSO closed)
  • 18 to 24 April 2019 - Easter break School closure period (RSO closed)
  • 6 May 2019 - May Bank Holiday School closure day (RSO closed)
  • 27 May 2019 - Spring Bank Holiday School closure day (RSO closed)
  • 26 August 2019 - Summer Bank Holiday School closure day (RSO closed)