Important Dates for Residence Life


The move-in information below is listed by semester, by day of the week, by time, and by the move-in event and or group occurring at that time. 



Mandatory 24/7 Quiet Hours

Beginning Thursday, December 4th at Noon, there will be 24/7 Quiet Hours in All Residence Halls. All noise should be kept to a minimum and conversations confined to closed rooms. Music and alarm clocks should be at low noise levels. Anyone in violation of this quiet period will be documented and subject to disciplinary sanctions.

Residence Halls Closing

All Cumberland University Residence Halls will close at 9 pm on Thursday, December 11. Any student, including graduate students, who need to stay on campus for any duration during the break, must complete a Break Agreement with the Director of Residence Life by 5 pm on Wednesday, December 10, in order to stay and/or return early. NO EXCEPTIONS. NO EXCUSES. If you think you might have an issue including a lab exam on Friday, December 12, complete the form early, otherwise you will be asked to leave or be escorted off campus.  All residents not staying on campus during the break period will be required to turn in all of their residence hall keys. Failure to do so will result in a fine. An envelope will be provided to you just prior to the start of finals.

Before you leave, you must:

1. Notify your RA of the date and time you will be leaving campus.

2. Email any work orders you have for your room

3. Remove all trash from the room.

4. Close and lock windows.

5. Raise blinds (except for rooms on the 1st floor).

6. Unplug everything! You should begin defrosting your refrigerator at least 48 hours prior to your departure.

7. Set Thermostat to 70˚ Heater; fan to Auto.

8. Turn off all lights.

9. Lock & Deadbolt your door.

10. Place residence hall key(s) in the envelope provided by Residence Life and turn in envelope to RA, RLC, Mailbox at Commons Village I, or in the Residence Life Office at 131 Labry Hall.

Be sure to take any personal items with you that you will need over the break period. You may not enter the Halls for any reason after you have checked out. Residence Life Staff will perform Health & Safety Inspections over the break, beginning Thursday evening, December 12 @ 9 pm, or once everyone has vacated their room or suite.



New students & students returning  to the Residence Halls for the Spring 2015 semester may pick up their key on Sunday, January 11, 2015, between 1-4pm in 131 Labry Hall, provided they are “confirmed”. If “unconfirmed”, students will not receive a key and will have to wait until offices re-open Monday, January 12 to get “confirmed” and move in.



All check-ins will occur in Labry Hall. A student will receive an e-mail notification 7-10 business days before his/her move-in date with information and/or forms s/he does not have completed that will need to be completed prior to picking up keys and/or student identification card. All check-ins will occur between 9am-12pm. A student must have a schedule and be confirmed with the Business Office before one receives a key.


Monday, August 3


Resident Assistants

Peer Mentors

Tuesday, August 11


Athletic Training Students*

*Must Be Approved By Athletic Training Staff In Advance

Wednesday, August 12


Cheerleading - Cross Country - Football

Marching Band – Soccer - Volleyball

Monday, August 24


All Students

There is no check-in on the weekends for Fall 2015. Please plan your schedules accordingly.

You may only check-in during the time allotted for your group – please do not show up earlier than the date and/or time listed.