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: 
Thursday 10 June 2021

 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 2020/21 vacation application deadline for current students

Summer 2020/21 vacation applications are not yet open. We will update this information in spring 2021. 

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 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

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Moving-in arrival dates for halls

Arrival period for the academic year 2020/21

You can arrive at your hall from 1 September 2020 until your contract start date of 20 September (13 September at Sidney Webb House).

This helps to make sure check-in doesn’t get too busy. It also gives you time to self-isolate (quarantine) if you need to do this. 

To arrive early, you'll need to make a booking (charged at the student rate). For information on how to book, visit Arriving early at your hall.

For more contract dates, see: Contract lengths and dates

Final moving out dates from halls

2020/21 moving out dates

6 June 2021 - departure day at Nutford House and Connaught Hall (38-week contracts)
19 June 2021 - departure day for halls with 31-, 39- and 40-week contracts 
4 September 2021 - 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 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 2020/21

  • Christmas closure: Monday 21 December 2020 - Friday 1 January 2021 
  • Easter closure: Friday 2 April - Thursday 8 April 2021
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 3 May 2021
  • Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 30 May 2021
  • Summer Bank Holiday: Monday 30 August 2021