Early Arrival Request


Fall 2016

Campus housing opens for all continuing students on Sunday, August 21 at 2:00 pm.

Students may also check in between 2-5pm on Monday and Tuesday, August 22-23, in preparation for classes to begin on Wednesday, August 24.

The overwhelming number of requests made in recent years, which do not align with the intentions of early arrival access, necessitates the reminder of guidelines and boundaries of early arrival campus housing. Please carefully review the information below regarding approval to arrive prior to Sunday, August 21.

Sponsored Early Arrival: no cost
Names must be provided by faculty or staff. Please do not submit a request. If you are unsure of arrival details, please contact the department responsible for your early return.

  • Participation in a leadership team
  • Fall athletic team
  • On-campus job
  • Fall semester student teacher
  • Participation in New Student/International Student Orientation

Non-Sponsored Early Arrival: $30 nightly charge, if approved
Request will be processed on a case by case basis

  • For credit internship
  • International travel
  • Sibling of new student or sponsored student leader (charges waived)

Not Approvable:
Will be denied and asked to find off campus housing until Sunday, August 21

  • Transition from off campus summer leases
  • Off campus employment
  • Travel by car within 500 miles away

Approved by Exception: rare and based on individual need with $75/night charge

Students who are on campus without approval: $100/night charge

Requests received after August 14 may be assessed a $20 late fee to process.

Below is the schedule for those approved for Early Arrival Check-in:

  • Sunday, August 14: 2-5pm
  • Monday, August 15: 2-5pm
  • Wednesday, August 17: 2-5pm
  • Thursday, August 18: 2-4pm
  • Friday, August 19: 9am-4pm
  • Saturday, August 20: 3-5pm

Access to storage in the residence halls is limited and will be communicated to you by your sponsor, or for individual requests, by the residence life office.

The regular meal plan begins with breakfast on Monday, August 22.

Please contact the Residence Life Office with any questions at x5427 or reslife@wheaton.edu.

You will receive an email response to your request.

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