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Experience Life on Campus!

Almost half of Ellsworth’s nearly 1,000 students choose to live on campus, and for good reason! Walking to class is quick and easy, and there's no shortage of fun social and recreational activities throughout the year. Best of all, our residence halls are where lifelong friendships begin.

We think the residence hall experience is such an integral part of our students’ education that all of our full-time, first-year students who are under age 21 and not heads of households, or not living with their parents or guardians, are required to live on campus.

There are two residence halls and two apartment-style buildings on campus. Here's the breakdown:

Check out Lloyd Hall!



Fall 2022 Semester

Aug. 26           New students check in 1 PM – 4 PM (DHFAC)8:00 pm residence hall meeting (Kruse Main auditorium)

Aug. 29           Fall Term classes begin

Sept. 5             Labor Day; College closed

Sept. 23           Last day to drop First Half-Term classes

Oct. 21            Last day of First Half-Term classes

Oct. 21            Staff Workshop Day; no classes

Oct. 24            Second Half-Term classes begin

Nov. 18           Last day to drop Second Half-Term and Full Term classes

Nov. 22           Residence Halls close at 4 pm for Thanksgiving Break 

Nov. 23-25      Thanksgiving Break; no classes

Nov. 27           Residence Halls re-open at noon 

Dec. 12-16      Final Exams

Dec. 16            Residence Halls close at 4 pm; residents must check out within 24 hours of last final 

Winter Interim Semester

Dec. 19       Winter Interim classes begin

Jan. 10        Last day of Winter Interim


Spring 2023 Semester

Jan. 16             Residence Halls re-open at Noon (Dinner will be served)

Jan. 16             Staff Workshop; no classes

Jan. 16             ECC Student Service Project Day

Jan. 17             Spring Term classes begin

Feb. 10            Last day to drop First Hall-Term classes

Mar. 9             Residence Halls close at 4 pm for Spring Break (Last meal served is Lunch) 

Mar. 10           Last day of First Half-Term classes

Mar. 10           Staff Workshop Day; no classes

Mar. 13-17      Spring Break; office closed/no classes

Mar. 19           Residence Halls re-open at noon 

Mar. 20           Second Half-Term classes begin

Apr. 14            Last day to drop Second Half-Term and Full Term classes

May 8-12        Final Exams

May 12            Residence Halls close at 4 pm for residents not graduating (Last meal served is brunch) 

May 12            ECC Graduation at 2 pm

May 13            Residence Halls close at 6 pm for graduating residents; a fee of $25 will be assessed for every day a student stays after check-out time. 


May 22 – July 28        Summer Term


Residents are encouraged to plan ahead for periods when Residence Halls will be closed.

Contact Bryan Bender to inquire about being a Resident Assistant (RA).