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Summer to Fall Break Housing

Residents remaining in their summer assignments for Fall Term

Students with vacancies in their room or suite should expect to receive a new roommate or suitemate. Please ensure that your suite and/or bedroom is ready to accept a new roommate by tidying all common spaces, cleaning your bathroom, and removing personal belongings from any unused bedroom furniture. Failure to prepare your space for a new roommate will result in a moving/cleaning fine. Housing and Residence Life is not responsible for any belongings that are lost or stolen should University staff or contracted vendors need to move personal belongings for an incoming student.

Residents moving to a different assignment from Summer To Fall Term

Housing and Residence Life will operate the quarterly Term Switch process for those students who are moving into a Fall assignment. For example: A student living in North Hall this summer who has a Caneris Hall assignment in the fall, will move into their Fall assignment on a predetermined day.

Term Break Housing is available to all students with both a Summer 2021 and a Fall 2021 assignment. There is no fee for Term Break Housing. All students will reside in their Fall 2021 assignment over Term Break.

Timeline of Term Switch:

On Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10 a.m., Drexel University residence halls will close for the Summer to all students WITHOUT a Fall 2021 assignment. Housing and Residence Life will operate the quarterly Term Switch process for those students who are moving into a Fall assignment. Term Switch will start on Thursday, September 2, 2021 and run through Sunday, September 5, 2021. 


Date Action
September 4, 2021 By 10 a.m.: All students who do NOT have a Fall 2021 Housing Assignment must move out.
September 2 - 5, 2021

Term Switch starts at 10 a.m. Consult your Closing Notice, sent to your Drexel email account, for your personalized move-out time and instructions.


The Term Switch Process is designed to close one academic term and open another on the same day. Housing and Residence Life staff will be on-site to manage this process.

Special notes regarding your move: 

  • Housing and Residence Life will have custodial staff go into your new assignment prior to your arrival. This is a light cleaning and designed to provide service in your new bedroom only. Housing and Residence Life encourage all remaining students to thoroughly clean their suites/apartments, including kitchens and bathrooms, prior to your arrival.
  • Custodial staff may come to your suite during the Term Break week to do additional cleaning.
  • Please note that it is very possible that you will be moving into an assignment on Term Switch Day that was vacated earlier that day. For this reason, Housing and Residence Life may need extra time to prepare the space for your arrival.