Permission To Stay Late

Permission to Stay Late Request Form

Residence Halls will close for Spring 2023 on Thursday, May 25 at 8:00pm.  In situations where students have a specific reason, they can request Permission to Stay through May 28 at 10:00am.  Graduating Seniors and Commencement Volunteers are automatically approved for permission to stay late and will receive an email by the morning of April 24 confirming their status. 

All other students can submit a Permission To Stay Request, which will become available on this website on April 24 and will be reviewed on an individual basis.  Please note that our office is only able to approve permission to stay requests in specific situations.  A list of commonly approved reasons and the materials required is listed below.  A list of reasons that will not be approved is also listed below.  Please make arrangements for bus tickets and rides in order to vacate by May 25 at 8:00pm unless you are approved for Permission to stay.  Students who submit a permission to stay request will receive a response within 2 business days.

This information is being made available now to give students significant time to plan for their departure.  Flights that were scheduled prior to this information became available will be taken into consideration when reviewing Permission to Stay requests.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this year both Undergraduate and Graduate commencements will be held at McGuirk Stadium at 9am.  If your travel plans include inbound travel to your residence hall any time between 7am-11am that morning, you may want to reconsider your plans.  Very HIGH incoming traffic to attend the ceremony will interrupt normal travel routes and timing getting to your residence hall.  Additionally, access to local Uber, Lyft or other ride share services may be limited and/or unavailable that morning.

Automatically Approved
Students projected to graduate for Spring 2023, Summer 2023 or Fall 2023
Students approved by a college or department as a Commencement Volunteer

Commonly Approved Reasons
Sibling Graduating
In the text box, please include the name and student ID of your sibling

International Flight Issues
In the text box, please include the airline and flight number with scheduled departure time. Also, students will be required to attach a .pdf or .jpeg of their flight itinerary to the Permission to Stay application.  

Participating in a Five-College Course that ends after May 25
In the text box, please include the campus and class information.  Also, students will be required to attach a .pdf or .jpeg of their class or finals schedule to the Permission to Stay application.

Commonly Declined Reasons
Finals Scheduled for May 25
Friend/Relative that is not a sibling who is graduating
Ride/Bus Issues not involving a flight