Move-In Information

Incoming Residents

New resident students who are freshmen and new transfers are permitted to move into the residence halls on Friday, August 23, 2019. Please report to your assigned building.  Check in will follow the following schedule:

  • Mother Joseph 3rd Floor: 9:00am-10:00am
  • Mother Joseph 2nd Floor: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Mother Joseph 1st Floor: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Dominican & Rosary Hall any floor: 11:00am-12:00pm

Each student who has an assignment will receive detailed move in instructions during the first week of August to their Caldwell University email address.


Returning Residents

Returner Students (Sophomores and above) Move in will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 12:00pm-6:00pm. Please note, there will be very limited amount of carts and wait time is lengthy, additionally there is no Move in Crew to assist you moving in.

  • Dominican and Rosary Hall 3rd Floor: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Dominica Hall 2nd floor & Rosary Hall 4th Floor: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Dominican Hall 1st floor and Rosary Service Wing: 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Dominican Hall Lower Level: 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Mother Joseph 3rd floor 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Mother Joseph 2nd floor 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Mother Joseph 1st floor: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Each student who has an assignment will receive detailed move in instructions during the first week of August to their Caldwell University email address. 

International & Out of State Student Resources

In area hotels

Caldwell University and the Office of Residence Life, does not promote or endorse any off campus hotels.  As a resource, some close area hotels are listed below for those traveling to campus for extended stays or looking to acquire a short stay before/after occupancy dates. 

Best Western Plus Fairfield Executive Inn
Address: 216 US-46 #234, Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone: 973-575-7700

Courtyard by Marriott West Orange
Address: 8 Rooney Cir, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-669-4725

Hampton Inn & Suites Fairfield
Address: 118-124 US-46, Fairfield, NJ 07004|
Phone: 973-575-5777

Arrivals & Departures

Important Housing Dates & Information

Check in & Check Out dates: (Please make arrangements accordingly)

First Year & Transfer Check In:
Friday, August 23, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm

Returning Student Check In:
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 12:00pm-6:00pm

International & Domestic Fall Athlete Check In*:
Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:00am-2:00pm (Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball)

New International Student Check In*:
Monday, August 19, 2019, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Out of State Returner Check In*:
Thursday, August 22, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00pm

*Early Arrival Form Required: If you qualify for one of the early check ins, you must fill out the following form and wait for approval. The form is due August 9, 2019 – Early Arrival Form

Fall Check Out: 
24 hours after your last exam or Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:00am, whichever comes first.

Spring Check In (all students):
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00pm- 4:00pm

Spring Check Out:
24 hours after your last exam or Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00am, whichever comes first.

Breaks and Procedures: 

When the University is closed for a break listed below, the residence halls & dining hall are also closed.  Please be prepared to vacate during these times. There will be special arrangements made for international students who cannot find other means.  There will be a form provided to request a special accommodation during these break periods.

  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 27, 2019-Sunday, December 1, 2019
  • Spring Break: Saturday, March 7, 2020-Sunday, March 15, 2020
  • Easter Break: Thursday, April 9, 2020-Sunday, April 12, 2020

The following breaks below operate on a limited meal schedule and are considered a “soft closing.” Students are encouraged to go home during these breaks but may stay:

  • Labor Day Break: Monday, September 2, 2019
  • Columbus Break: Saturday, October 12, 2019-Tuesday, October 14, 2019
  • Presidents Break: Saturday, February 15, 2020-Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Winter Break: 

Winter break is not included in the housing contract and has specific criteria and fees associated with this session. An application for will be available during the academic year. The fee will be charged at $125/week for a 5 week session totaling $625.00.  Students who are international, working on campus only, or taking winter classes are the only students eligible for housing during this break and will be charged accordingly.  Please make arrangements to vacate the halls during this period. There is no meal plan associated with the fee to reside on campus during this time.