Permission To Stay Late

Automatically Approved | Commonly Approved Reasons | Commonly Declined Reasons

Permission to Stay Late Request Form

Residence Halls will close for Spring 2024 on Friday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. In situations where students have a specific reason, they can request Permission to Stay through May 20 at 10:00 a.m. Graduating Seniors and Commencement Volunteers are automatically approved for permission to stay late and will receive an email in April confirming their status. 

Plan Move-Out Travels

All other students can submit a Permission To Stay Request, which will become available on this website on April 19, 2024 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 17 at 6:00 p.m. unless you are approved for permission to stay. Students who submit a permission to stay request will receive a response within 2 business days. The Individual Permission to Stay Late request form will close at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16.

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.

Commencement Day Traffic

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that this year both Undergraduate and Graduate commencements will be held at McGuirk Stadium at 10:00 a.m. If your travel plans include inbound travel to your residence hall any time between 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. 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

  • Graduating Seniors – Students projected to graduate for Spring 2024, Summer 2024, or Fall 2024.
  • Commencement Volunteers – 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 .JPG of their flight itinerary to the Permission to Stay application.
  • Participating in a Five-College Course that ends after May 17
    In the text box, please include the campus and class information. Also, students will be required to attach a .PDF or .JPG of their class or finals schedule to the Permission to Stay application.

Commonly Declined Reasons

  • Scheduled Final – Finals scheduled for May 17.
  • Graduating Friend/Relative – Friend/relative that is not a sibling who is graduating.
  • Ride/Bus Issues – Ride/bus issues not involving a flight.

 Question? Contact us.