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Opening & Closing Dates

Fall 2021 through Spring 2022
Saturday, Sept. 4 Halls open at 8:30 a.m. only for those students who are new to Whitworth.

Check-in times are as follows:
- Even number rooms: 8:30-11 a.m.
- Odd number rooms: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

(The dining hall will open at breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 4)
Monday, Sept. 6 Returning students may check into their residence halls. Check-in times will be assigned.
Saturday, Dec. 18 Christmas Break begins: Halls close at noon (The dining hall will close after breakfast.)

Students are required to check out within 24 hours of their last final or by the closing date listed. If this presents a problem, the student must speak with his/her area coordinator as soon as possible, however, an exception may not be granted.
Sunday, Jan. 2  Christmas Break ends: (The dining hall will open at lunch.)
  • Halls open at 8 a.m. for students returning to campus housing.
  • Halls open at 10 a.m. for students entering campus housing for Jan Term. Students who were not in campus housing for fall semester should report to the Hixson Union Building (HUB) between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up their room keys. If you are unable to check in at this time, please contact the housing office at 509.777.3250 or housing@whitworth.edu
Tuesday, Jan. 25 Students not living on campus for spring-semester classes must check out by 10 a.m. Students who have taken a Jan Term class and will continue to live on campus for a spring-semester class do not need to check out and may live on campus through Jan Term Break.
Monday, Jan. 31 Students starting at Whitworth for spring semester, those who did not take a Jan Term class, or those who took either Fall or Jan Term remotely may check in. Report to the Hixson Union Building (HUB) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for room key, housing contract, etc. If you are unable to check in at this time, please contact the Whitworth Housing Office at 509.777.3250 or housing@whitworth.edu. Alternate arrangements may be made but must be planned well in advance.
Saturday, March 26 The residence halls close at noon for Spring Break. Students are not allowed to be in the residence halls without prior permission from the housing office. Violation of this will result in at least a $100 charge plus a $75 per night.
Sunday, April 3 The residence halls reopen at 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 21 Halls close at noon for all non-graduating students. Each student must be checked out of his/her residence hall within 24 hours of his/her last final exam. Failure to follow this policy will result in a charge of $10 for every 15 minutes a student stays late. If this time frame presents a difficulty, the student must speak with his/her area coordinator as soon as possible, however, an exception may not be granted.
Monday, May 23 Halls close at 10 a.m. for graduating students. Failure to follow this policy will result in a charge of $10 for every 15 minutes a student stays late. (The dining hall will close after breakfast.)

Students are not allowed to move in to residence halls early without permission from the Whitworth Housing Office. Unauthorized early move-in will result in at least a $100 charge plus a $75-per-night charge and immediate removal from the residence hall and possible additional sanctions. If you need to move belongings into the residence halls before the designated check-in time, contact the housing office. Moving belongings into the residence halls before check-in without permission from the housing office will also result in a $100 charge. With permission from the housing office, a student may move in his/her belongings early, but some charges may apply. Please contact the housing office for more information at 509.777.3250 or housing@whitworth.edu.