General Information

What is Extended Stay (EX) or Early Arrival (EA)?

University residences are open to students during the dates specified as part of your housing contract. The standard dates correspond to the regular academic year/semester and meet the needs of the vast majority of campus residents. It is for those exceptions that we have the extended stay and early arrival request process. In some instances, students may have need to arrive early or stay late for University purposes or similar. While requesting an early arrival or extended stay is not a guarantee that approval will be granted, in the majority of cases, we are able to assist students with their need. Please bear in mind, extended stay and early arrival requests are exceptions and students are required to submit requests via application ahead of established dates. Due to facility needs and other construction work, not all facilities are available for early arrival/extended stay at any given time. Students are not approved for Extended Stay or Early Arrival until they receive notice from the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

Criteria for Extended Stay and Early Arrival

Extended Stay and/or Early Arrival housing is available for students that have a qualified need to be present outside of standard housing periods. Students submitting requests merely for convenience or preference will be denied, individuals that misrepresent need/reason for request may face additional sanctions and lose the eligibility for Extended Stay/Early Arrival housing.

Students are typically eligible to request Extended Stay and/or Early Arrival housing if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participant in recognized University sponsored orientation program (New Student and/or International Student Orientation as examples)

  • Participant in a recognized University sponsored training program (student employment training, in-season student athletes returning for recognized pre-season practice, University Marching Band members returning for pre-season practice/try-outs, or similar. Students or groups with questions about eligibility should contact the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

  • Students engaged in a qualified "work" activity. Qualified "work" activities include: student employees working on behalf of University departments in essential functions, students participating in recognized Cooperative Education (Co-op) assignments, and students participating in recognized internships.

  • Academic Reasons

  • Graduation

  • Summer housing residents

  • Other reasons advertised or indicated by the Department of Housing and Residence Life.

NOTE: Departments sponsoring these activities must validate extended stay or early arrival requests for students participating in these activities.

Work

Approved work includes, but is not limited to, work in a University of Dayton department, Cooperative Education Assignments, and Internships connected to the University. “Work” for the purposes of extended stay/early arrival does not include work in the Dayton community that is unaffiliated with the University of Dayton.

Academics

Students taking classes, doing research, or otherwise working with a professor.

Graduation

Siblings of graduating students are eligible to extend their stay to see their sibling graduate.

Behavior and Conduct During EX/EA Periods

Early Arrival and Extended Stay period housing is a privilege that is afforded to our residents. Because these are break periods and typical staffing and support is not available, residents are expected to act responsibly. Residents who violate the University of Dayton Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct while in university housing during early arrival and extended stay periods may be asked to vacate university housing until the regular housing contract start date and face additional sanctions from Community Standards. Additionally, the group and/or sponsoring department may be denied the privilege of early arrival and extended stay in the future.

Behavior during EX/EA periods

Behavior during Early Arrival/Extended Stay Periods: Students who violate the University of Dayton Student Standards of Behavior and Code of Conduct while in university housing during early arrival and extended stay periods may be asked to vacate university housing until the regular housing contract start date. Additionally, the group and/or department for which the offending student is a member may be denied the privilege of early arrival and extended stay in the future.

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Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3317 

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