What You Should Know about Residence Life for Spring

Meredith’s Office of Residence Life shares housing sign up information that parents and students need to know to prepare for the 2020-21 academic year, as well as the end of the current Spring 2020 semester.

Housing Sign-up Information
Complete housing sign-up information is online on the Residence Life MyMeredith page. Residents are encouraged to read through the information carefully to understand the process and deadlines. Residency Requirement reminder:  Students in their first and second years at Meredith College are required to live on campus for the 2020-21 academic year regardless of the number of hours completed. For more on the importance of living on campus, read this post by President Jo Allen from our Admissions Blog.

Rising juniors and seniors who will be signing up to live in the Oaks Apartments for the first time will pay their $200 security deposit before they can sign up for an apartment.  Final details of how students will pay the security deposit are being made and will be communicated several times once the plan is in place.

Housing Sign-up Timeline

February 12   Return sign-up information available online and Housing Intent emailed to students

February 21   Housing Intent due to the Office of Residence Life by noon

February 21   Documentation for special housing accommodations due to Disability Services by 5 p.m. for any students who is not already certified with Disability Services

March 27        Special accommodation housing sign-ups, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in 214 Harris

March 30        Housing sign-up, 2nd Cate, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rising seniors and rising juniors (see lottery list for times)

April 1            Housing sign-up, 2nd Cate 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rising sophomores (see lottery list for times)

April 15          Requests to move off campus due to the Office of Residence Life by 5 p.m. to avoid the $500 contract break fee

End of the Semester Closing
It may seem like the semester just started but it is never too early to think about the end of the semester! It is important that all residents make their move out plans before the last minute. Below is some helpful information for parents to know. Residents will be receiving move-out and end of the semester information in early April.

For residents in Vann, Stringfield, Faircloth, and Brewer, if they have lofted, bunked or otherwise repositioned their bedsprings on the end and footboards, they need to re-set their beds to the sixth rung from the bottom. This is required to be done by Reading Day so that when the resident is ready to check out after finals, she does not have to worry about re-setting her bed to the proper height. Each resident who has lofted her bed is responsible for taking it down and putting the loft pieces in the storage closet.

Other tips for move out include beginning to recycle items such as old notebooks and sorting items that can be donated. Taking home clothing that is not needed and winter items is helpful, too.

Move-out schedule
The last scheduled final is on Thursday, May 7. All residents are encouraged to move-out of their residence hall room within 24-hours of their last exam. This allows residents who have finals later in the week to study and not be distracted by residents who are finished with finals.

  • Freshman deadline for moving out is Wednesday, May 8 at noon.
  • Upperclass residents who are not participating in graduation (Chorale, Orchestra, etc.) should be moved out by Saturday, May 9 at noon.
  • Seniors in the residence halls and residents participating in graduation should be moved out by Sunday, May 12 at 12 p.m.
  • All residence halls close at noon on Sunday, May 12.
  • Seniors in the Oaks will have specific move-out information provided in the next few weeks. The last day to move out of the Oaks as a graduating senior is May 15.

Oaks Summer Billing Reminder
Residents of the Oaks who are not graduating are responsible for their summer rent because the Rental Agreement is for 12 months. There are three billing cycles for the Oaks:  Fall, Spring, and Summer. The summer rent bills will be sent to residents in April and the full summer rent amount is due by June 1.

Questions?  Residents can talk to their Resident Assistant or Residence Director. Residence Life can be contacted via email For Oaks questions, contact Caitlyn Riner, Apartment Manager, at

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330