Dates and deadlines

Dates that are important if you're booking 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 9 June 2024

 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 2023/24 vacation bookings deadline for current students

Summer Vacation bookings for summer 2024 are open. Summer accommodation is available for the fixed period Saturday 15 June 2024 to Saturday 31 August 2024. All summer vacation bookings are made subject to availability.

More information about summer accommodation is 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 2023/24

Winter break
Departure date: Saturday 9 December 2023 
Return date: Sunday 7 January 2024

Spring break
Departure Date: Friday 29 March 2023
Return Date: Sunday 28 April 2024

Vacation dates (31-week halls) for the academic year 2024/25

Winter break
Departure date: Saturday 14 December 2024 
Return date: Sunday 12 January 2025

Spring break
Departure Date: Saturday 5 April 2025
Return Date: Sunday 4 May 2025

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Final moving out dates from halls

2023/24 moving out dates

15 June 2024 - departure day for LSE and University of London halls with 31-, 39- and 40-week contracts 
31 August 2024 - departure day for 50-week contracts 

2024/25 moving out dates

21 June 2025 - departure day for LSE and University of London halls with 31-, 39- and 40-week contracts 
6 September 2025 - departure day for 50-week contracts

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 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 2023/24 

  • Easter closure: Friday 29 March - Friday 5 April 2024
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 6 May 2024
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 27 May 2024
  • Summer Bank Holiday: Monday 26 August 2024