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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 booking accommodation, moving-in and moving out days, days when the Residential Services Office is closed and more. 

Accommodation guarantee deadline

 

The deadline for accommodation applications is: 
Sunday 31 May 2020

 This deadline applies to:

  • new undergraduate and new General Course Students, to be guaranteed a space 
  • 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 book, subject to availability.

Summer 2019/20 vacation application deadline for current students

Summer 2019/20 vacation applications are not yet open. We will update this information in spring 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: Book accommodation in halls

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

Vacation dates (31-week halls) for the academic year 2020/21

Christmas vacation
Departure date: Saturday 12 December 2020 
Return date: Sunday 10 January 2021

Easter vacation
Departure Date: Friday 2 April 2021
Return Date: Sunday 2 May 2021

Moving-in arrival dates for halls

Arrival day for the academic year 2020/21

Sunday 13 September 2020 - arrival day at Sidney Webb House and University of London halls 

Sunday 20 September 2020
 - 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

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