For those traveling a distance, please feel free to arrive anytime after your scheduled time. Resident Assistants will be available after 5 p.m. in each hall to assist those who can not arrive until the evening.
Additional check-in hours are available on Saturday, August 20 between 9 a.m. and Noon for those who can not travel on Friday.
Residence Life cannot approve early arrival for individuals who have transportation concerns, family or work obligations, vacation plans etc. Please make travel plans accordingly.
In an effort to ensure the safety and security of all community members, the university only permits students who are sponsored by a faculty or staff member for participation in an authorized university activity to reside in the halls prior to scheduled arrival dates. Accordingly, upper-class residents may not arrive before Monday, August 22 unless they are sponsored and participating in an authorized activity.
Preparing the halls for occupancy requires the coordination of the various University departments including Residence Life, Facilities Management, Custodial Services, Conference Services, Public Safety and the Wildcard Office. This preparation often occurs in a limited window of time and rooms are not released for use by the various departments until the published arrival dates. As a result, students will not be permitted to drop off items in their room prior to scheduled arrival dates.
|Friday, August 19
||New Student Move-In|
|Sat. Aug. 20 - Tues. Aug. 23||New Student Orientation|
|Mon. Aug. 22 (10am-6pm); Tues. Aug 23 (10am-3pm)||Upper Class Student Move-In|
|Wednesday, August 24
|Monday, September 5
||Labor Day - No Class|
|Saturday, October 8||Residence Halls Close - 12 Noon/Fall Break
|Sunday, October 16||Residence Halls Re-open - 12 Noon|
|Monday, October 17
|Wednesday, November 23||Residence Halls Close - 12 Noon/Thanksgiving Break
|Sunday, November 27
||Residence Halls Re-open - 12 Noon|
|Monday, November 28
|Tuesday December 13||Reading Day|
|Wed. Dec. 14 - Tues. Dec. 20*||Final Examinations (No exams Sunday, December 18)|
|Wednesday, December 21
||Residence Halls Close for the Semester - 12 Noon|
|* All students are expected to depart from the halls within 24 hours of their last examination.|
|Saturday, January 14||Residence Halls Open at 12 Noon
|Monday, January 16||MLK Holiday - No Classes|
|Tuesday, January 17||Classes Begin|
|Saturday, March 4||Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon/Spring Break|
|Saturday, March 11||Residence Halls Reopen at 12 Noon|
|Monday, March 13||Classes Resume|
|Thursday, April 13
||Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon/Easter Break|
|Monday, April 17||Residence Halls Reopen at 12 Noon|
|Tuesday, April 18
|Friday, May 5
|Sat.May 6 - Fri. May 12*
||Final Examinations (no exams Sunday, May 7)
|Saturday, May 13**
||Residence Halls Close at 12 Noon
|Fri. May 19 - Sat. May 20||Commencement and Baccalaureate
|Sunday, May 21||Residence Halls Close for the Semester - 6 pm|
|* All students are expected to depart from the halls within 24 hours after their last examination.
**All residence halls and apartments close Saturday, May 13 at 12 Noon for students not required to stay on campus for Commencement activities.